🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia

🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter

Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia

Fishing
5 hours
August - August
Easy
Every day, Equipment, Local Partner

Overview

  • Our 5 hour deep Sea fishing charters – aka 1/2 day charters – are a great way to experience a little Deep Sea Fishing while still having the majority of the day remaining for other activities.
  • With varying departure times this is a fantastic way to get out on the water and have a great time on a lovely, large and safe vessel, being looked after and assisted by super friendly and highly experienced crew.
  • Never been fishing out at sea before? This is probably the ideal charter for you!
  • A fun and enjoyable trip that will show you what you can experience on longer trips, but is far more focused on having a fun time offshore!

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

What's Included?

  • Professional and experienced crew
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Light Refreshments
  • Fishing equipment


Not included:

  • Alcohol
  • Meals included

Photos 🐟

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Content Warning!

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🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676
🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676
🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676

Departure

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

The Coast Guard Pontoon, 50 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia


DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES

  • Sunrise: 5.30AM Departure & 10.30AM Return
  • Mid Morning: 11.00AM Departure & 4.00PM Return
  • Afternoon: 1.00PM Departure & 6.00PM Return
  • Sunset: 3.00PM Departure & 8.00PM Return


DEPARTURE NOTE

Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.

Itinerary

ItineraryFull-day

Departure

Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes PRIOR to your noted departure time. The vessels will depart on time should you be late and we have note heard from you!



  • Ensure you have enough time to find a car park if needed.
  • Please DO NOT bring empty eskies aboard. The crew will bag and ice your fish and your crabs (separately) for you so that you can take them to your can and easily place them in a waiting esky there.
  • Early charters have Morning Coffee and tea provided aboard. (We know how hard it can be to find a coffee at 5AM!)
  • Please do not wait on the pontoon itself as the crew will be mooring the vessel on its arrival and we safety is paramount for all.


Boarding

Once securely and safely moored, the crew will ask you to board the vessel. Make your way up towards the cabin, placing any bags in the locker seat that will be open and waiting.






Registering

We are heading out to sea so each and every person aboard must sign in on the ship register, and marked off by the crew. To this end see the skipper (at the cabin window) and he will indicate the passenger log for you to comnplete. Have a balance to pay for the day? This is where and when you do that part too.






Relax

Once the paperwork has been done for you, make yourself a coffee or tea (all waiting for you on the large table) and have a look about the boat to get comfortable. The Coffee and tea will be put away by the crew as we exit the river so make sure you have yours well before that!


Safety First

As required by maritime legislation, the crew will have to do a safety briefing before we hit the open ocean. Much like on a plane any time you fly, we do need your attention for the couple of minutes it takes. We all hope and expect the information we are providing never to be needed, but its always best to be forewarned and prepared.






Pushing off

One of the few times we need you to be seated, out of the way of lines and other items. Just until the crew have cleared them away and the skipper is heading forward.






Crossing the Bar

Recognised in maritime as one of the potentially more dangerous things that happens aboard a vessel, this is the 2nd time the crew will ask everyone to be seated. Once through (It only takes a minute or 2) the ocean conditions will take effect.






Setting the crab traps

On a 5Hr trip the initial “steam” is normally about 20 to 30 minutes. The vessel will then slow down to a gentle cruise speed (about 8 knots) and the crew will set the crab traps from the rear of the vessel. This will take all of 5 minutes before the skipper is able to speed up again for another 5 or 10 minutes to the first fishing location.






Fishing!

The first of what will normally be 3 or 4 different locations. The crew will provide everyone will a quick demonstration of how to put bait on, how to drop your lines and other relevant areas of using the fishing equipment. Of course if you are still unsure just ask for help! Thats why we have more crew that most other charters aboard!






Return

On a 5 Hr charter you will normally have about 3 1/2 hours of actual fishing time not taking into account the move from location to location. on the return trip an additional 15 to 20 minutes is needed to collect the crab traps we set on the way out. The crew will haul these aboard, and passengers are encouraged to get involved in the collection of the crabs and the sorting of them. No need to be frightened as Spanner Crabs are very docile and really cannot harm you (unlike their mud cousins). Its a fun experience and one you may never have the opportunity to do again. The crabs that pass the sorting process are then cooked aboard by the crew and put on ice. Depending on the number of crabs caught, they will be bagged and shared between interested passengers, or made available for eating on the remainder of the return voyage.







Back home

Of course as we re-enter the bar, and during the mooring of the vessel, the crew will ask all passengers to be seated again for safety. Once moored securely, the crew will retrieve the fish caught and the crabs, and hand them out based on the tagging done at the time of catching them. All your fish and crabs will be in plastic bags (never mix cooked with fresh) with ice to keep them cold. The crew will also demonstrate the quick and easy way you can prepare the crabs for eating (SO much easier than other crabs!) Once you have your seafood bounty you are free to disembark the vessel. 

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About the Tour

  • This short charter offering is by no means a “Hard-Core” / “Trophy Fish Chasing” charter offering. Its why we only recommend this length of trip to those new to Deep Sea Charter Fishing, or those just wanting to get out on the ocean for a few hours and try their hand at a bit of fishing. 
  • Of course if all you have is a few hours to spare then by all means, come join the fun. Just understand that the short duration of the charter does limit the actual amount of time available for fishing as well as the distance we are able to travel to the fishing locations.
  • In general we travel up to 8nm offshore on this charter.
  • More experienced fishing enthusiasts and those seeking a more “True Deep Sea Fishing” focused trip, should strongly consider longer duration charters. Perhaps our 9 hour charters! Or the evening versions of this charter if at all possible which make great use of the sunset fishing period.

What to wear?

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Bring a rain jacket just in case
  • Alcohol is on a BYO basis

Further Information

  • All legal fish are your to keep, return or share.Bag and size limits obviously apply and are strictly adhered to. All kept fish will be “Gutted and gilled” for you by our crew, bagged and put on ice for you to take home at the end of the charter.
  • All legal (size and gender) spanner crabs caught are cooked, iced and shared between passengers interested in trying them!
  • Use of fishing equipment and bait is included (you are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer).

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

What's Included?

  • Professional and experienced crew
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Light Refreshments
  • Fishing equipment


Not included:

  • Alcohol
  • Meals included

Photos 🐟

  • For larger images, click on the photos.


Content Warning!

Please note, that this photo selection might contain disturbing images.

🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676
🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676
🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676
🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676
🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676
🎣 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing & Crabbing Charter Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Australia #30b15e92-a6b0-43ea-9d22-69df4bfd4676

Departure

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

The Coast Guard Pontoon, 50 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia


DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES

  • Sunrise: 5.30AM Departure & 10.30AM Return
  • Mid Morning: 11.00AM Departure & 4.00PM Return
  • Afternoon: 1.00PM Departure & 6.00PM Return
  • Sunset: 3.00PM Departure & 8.00PM Return


DEPARTURE NOTE

Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.

Itinerary

ItineraryFull-day

Departure

Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes PRIOR to your noted departure time. The vessels will depart on time should you be late and we have note heard from you!



  • Ensure you have enough time to find a car park if needed.
  • Please DO NOT bring empty eskies aboard. The crew will bag and ice your fish and your crabs (separately) for you so that you can take them to your can and easily place them in a waiting esky there.
  • Early charters have Morning Coffee and tea provided aboard. (We know how hard it can be to find a coffee at 5AM!)
  • Please do not wait on the pontoon itself as the crew will be mooring the vessel on its arrival and we safety is paramount for all.


Boarding

Once securely and safely moored, the crew will ask you to board the vessel. Make your way up towards the cabin, placing any bags in the locker seat that will be open and waiting.






Registering

We are heading out to sea so each and every person aboard must sign in on the ship register, and marked off by the crew. To this end see the skipper (at the cabin window) and he will indicate the passenger log for you to comnplete. Have a balance to pay for the day? This is where and when you do that part too.






Relax

Once the paperwork has been done for you, make yourself a coffee or tea (all waiting for you on the large table) and have a look about the boat to get comfortable. The Coffee and tea will be put away by the crew as we exit the river so make sure you have yours well before that!


Safety First

As required by maritime legislation, the crew will have to do a safety briefing before we hit the open ocean. Much like on a plane any time you fly, we do need your attention for the couple of minutes it takes. We all hope and expect the information we are providing never to be needed, but its always best to be forewarned and prepared.






Pushing off

One of the few times we need you to be seated, out of the way of lines and other items. Just until the crew have cleared them away and the skipper is heading forward.






Crossing the Bar

Recognised in maritime as one of the potentially more dangerous things that happens aboard a vessel, this is the 2nd time the crew will ask everyone to be seated. Once through (It only takes a minute or 2) the ocean conditions will take effect.






Setting the crab traps

On a 5Hr trip the initial “steam” is normally about 20 to 30 minutes. The vessel will then slow down to a gentle cruise speed (about 8 knots) and the crew will set the crab traps from the rear of the vessel. This will take all of 5 minutes before the skipper is able to speed up again for another 5 or 10 minutes to the first fishing location.






Fishing!

The first of what will normally be 3 or 4 different locations. The crew will provide everyone will a quick demonstration of how to put bait on, how to drop your lines and other relevant areas of using the fishing equipment. Of course if you are still unsure just ask for help! Thats why we have more crew that most other charters aboard!






Return

On a 5 Hr charter you will normally have about 3 1/2 hours of actual fishing time not taking into account the move from location to location. on the return trip an additional 15 to 20 minutes is needed to collect the crab traps we set on the way out. The crew will haul these aboard, and passengers are encouraged to get involved in the collection of the crabs and the sorting of them. No need to be frightened as Spanner Crabs are very docile and really cannot harm you (unlike their mud cousins). Its a fun experience and one you may never have the opportunity to do again. The crabs that pass the sorting process are then cooked aboard by the crew and put on ice. Depending on the number of crabs caught, they will be bagged and shared between interested passengers, or made available for eating on the remainder of the return voyage.







Back home

Of course as we re-enter the bar, and during the mooring of the vessel, the crew will ask all passengers to be seated again for safety. Once moored securely, the crew will retrieve the fish caught and the crabs, and hand them out based on the tagging done at the time of catching them. All your fish and crabs will be in plastic bags (never mix cooked with fresh) with ice to keep them cold. The crew will also demonstrate the quick and easy way you can prepare the crabs for eating (SO much easier than other crabs!) Once you have your seafood bounty you are free to disembark the vessel. 

About the Tour

  • This short charter offering is by no means a “Hard-Core” / “Trophy Fish Chasing” charter offering. Its why we only recommend this length of trip to those new to Deep Sea Charter Fishing, or those just wanting to get out on the ocean for a few hours and try their hand at a bit of fishing. 
  • Of course if all you have is a few hours to spare then by all means, come join the fun. Just understand that the short duration of the charter does limit the actual amount of time available for fishing as well as the distance we are able to travel to the fishing locations.
  • In general we travel up to 8nm offshore on this charter.
  • More experienced fishing enthusiasts and those seeking a more “True Deep Sea Fishing” focused trip, should strongly consider longer duration charters. Perhaps our 9 hour charters! Or the evening versions of this charter if at all possible which make great use of the sunset fishing period.

What to wear?

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Bring a rain jacket just in case
  • Alcohol is on a BYO basis

Further Information

  • All legal fish are your to keep, return or share.Bag and size limits obviously apply and are strictly adhered to. All kept fish will be “Gutted and gilled” for you by our crew, bagged and put on ice for you to take home at the end of the charter.
  • All legal (size and gender) spanner crabs caught are cooked, iced and shared between passengers interested in trying them!
  • Use of fishing equipment and bait is included (you are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer).

All prices are indicative only and subject to availability and changes without obligation.

Time until next start
08
days
22
hours
:
16
min
:
27
sec

Price

€94

Duration

5 hours
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