Our 12-hour charters – aka SUPER-MEGA day – are by far and away the best way to experience TRUE Deep Sea Fishing. These trips enable us to devote the vast majority of the day towards chasing that trophy fish for you!
We only recommend this length of trip to those highly experienced with Deep Sea Fishing. The very long duration of this length of deep sea fishing charter allows for an enormous amount of time for fishing Vs Travelling. It also further increases the distances we are able to travel to the fishing locations. In general we travel up to 25nm offshore on this charter. This allows us to fish in areas usually beyond those where recreational boats feel comfortable or safe! That means less fishing pressure and with some skill applied should translate into more fish!
This lengthy charter offering is without doubt a true “Hard-Core” / “Trophy Fish Chasing” charter offering. It’s why, as mentioned, we only really recommend this length of trip to those with very extensive experience in Deep Sea Fishing. Less experienced fishing enthusiasts should strongly consider shorter duration charters if at all possible. The deeper waters, stronger currents and often much larger fish normally pose a far greater challenge, which can make for a difficult day if you have not had experience with less extreme conditions at sea before. On these “hardcore” fishing charters experience and skill plays a huge role in determining overall success!
To get such experience, less experienced fishing enthusiasts should strongly consider shorter duration charters if at all possible. Perhaps our 5 hour , 7 hour, 9 hour or even our slightly shorter 11 hour charters are a better fit in such cases! Although we will never enforce these guidelines on any of our guests, we believe we should always offer you the charter we believe is most likely best suited to the experience you are looking for! In the end the decision remains yours of course.
Our sunrise charters include a BBQ lunch, and both our sunset and evening charters include a BBQ dinner.
For a detailed “itinerary” for this charter and to see what is and isn’t included please click on the “Itinerary” tab.
- 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).
Please note that no funds will be deducted until we have been able to also confirm the availability of the requested charter. This because other impacts such as phone and agent bookings, weather and other unforeseen things could impact on the availability at the same time as you are requesting the charter online. Our Terms and conditions are available on this webpage ( Click here to view them now ) and will also be emailed to you as part of the booking confirmation.
The “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon (located between the 2 boat ramps),
51 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld.
(Click on the RED
icon on the above map for more information)
We depart from the “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon. (Pontoon is located between the 2 boat ramps).
For a GPS use 51 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld. These are the units across the road from the ramp.
Please DO NOT park your car in the Boat trailer areas here but rather find a park along Parkyn Parade where parking is free and unlimited in time. Cars parked incorrectly in the Boat ramp car park are likely to be towed.
Once parked please wait at the top of the ramp to the pontoon until instructed by the crew that it is safe to come down the ramp and board the vessel.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The Coast Guard Pontoon, 50 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia|
|DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES||Sunrise: 5.30AM Departure & 5.30PM Return|
|DEPARTURE NOTE||Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.|
|WHAT TO WEAR & BRING||Comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes, hat and sunglasses. Bring a rain jacket just in case. Alcohol is on a BYO basis.|
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.