7 Hour Deep Sea Fishing result with Sunshine Coast AfloatThe 7 Hour Deep Sea Fishing Charter.


Our 7 hour Deep Sea Fishing charters – aka 3/4 day charters – are a great way to experience Deep Sea Fishing.

7 hour Deep Sea Fishing Charter Key details

And this trip is just a little more challenging  than the short 5 hour / half day deep sea fishing trip, but you will still have most of the day remaining for other activities.

That makes this trip ideal for individuals or groups that already have some exposure to offshore fishing / deep sea fishing, as well as families and other groups.

 

An awesome size Tusk Fish caught on a 7 hour Deep Sea Fishing Charter with Sunshine Coast makes all the effort worthwhile!
The smile says it all! An awesome size Tusk Fish makes all the effort worthwhile!

This shorter deep sea fishing charter is still by no means a “Hard-Core” / “Trophy Fish Chasing” charter offering!  If that is what you are looking for we strongly recommend you consider longer duration deep sea fishing charters such as our 9 hour or longer trips!

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. 

Sunshine Coast Afloat's Tripadvisor Travellers Choice award (white) for their deep sea fishing charters, Short Cruises, Whale Watching tours and other activities.

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself on being extremely dedicated and  responsible to our guests. Not only will we always provide you with an extremely safe, clean and well appointed vessel, we will, on all trips, try to limit vessel capacity to to the best suited numbers to ensure that you have a safe, comfortable and memorable experience. 

No doubt this is why we have, for the last 9 years won the top Tripadvisor awards each year!

 

  • All legal fish are yours 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. (Please leave empty eskys in your car)
  • Use of fishing equipment and bait is included (you are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer).

 

Although less common than our 5 and 9 hour charters, these 7 hour deep sea fishing charters tend to fill very fast once planned. We therefore strongly recommend booking early to avoid missing out!

We really look forward to seeing you aboard soon!

 

COVID Safe Fishing – for detailed information on how we’ve adjusted our tour to be COVID Safe as well as for our fully updated terms click here.

Wondering what the weather might be like? A great place to get an idea up to 7 days out is Seabreeze! or BOM or Willy Weather. Of course please remember that these sites are generalised and focused on the Beach conditions, and as such may not accurately reflect what is happening further out to sea.

Please note that final confirmation is subject to the actual availability of the requested charter. This is because other impacts such as phone and agent bookings, weather and other unforeseen things  could impact on the true availability. You could potentially be requesting the charter online at the same time as an agent or other person is doing by phone or email. 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 “BRIDGE SEAFOOD ” Pontoon (located at the rear of the restaurant),
209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld.

For a GPS use “Bridge Seafoods” or “209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld”.    In iPhone Maps “Bridge Seafoods” is far more accurate.

Please DO NOT park your car here on the service Road, but rather in the FREE public car-park next to the BP service station across the road. 

The location is the corner of Incana Court and Brisbane Road. This parking is free and unlimited in time, and only a 2 minute stroll (100m) from the departure point.

Once parked please wait near the top of the ramp until instructed by the skipper that it is safe to come down the ramp and board the vessel.Carparking for your trip with Sunshine Coast Afloat

FOR BOAT-BOOKINGS ONLY, ON SPECIAL REQUEST, THE FOLLOWING  LOCATION CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED:

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.

Coast guard pontoon location and parking information
Optional Departure location for Sunshine Coast Afloat (when booked and paid for in advance).

Key Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The Pontoon at Bridge Seafoods, 209 Brisbane Road (Service Road), Mooloolaba( Sunshine Coast), Queensland. Australia
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES Sunrise: 5.30AM Departure & 12.30PM Return

Afternoon: 11.00AM Departure & 6.00PM Return

Sunset: 1.00PM Departure & 8.00PM Return

Evening: 3.00PM Departure & 10.00PM Return

DEPARTURE NOTE Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.Please ensure you have checked in via the Covid Safe link sent with your confirmation or with the QR code at the departure location. We cannot depart until EVERYONE has properly checked in.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING Comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes (NO BLACK SOLES & NO STILETTO HEELS PLEASE!), hat and sunglasses. Bring a rain jacket just in case.Alcohol can be purchased aboard. NO BYO! We reserve the right to check bags and other items to ensure alcohol is not brought aboard.

You are welcome to bring your own fishing equipment if you so desire.

We recommend you bring a lunch pack with you on these longer trips as we do not supply food!

Please note that Crusader 1 is  NON-SMOKING vessel.

NO HEELS NO BLACK SOLES NO SMOKING
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR VESSEL PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS ON ALL VOYAGES WITH SUNSHINE COAST AFLOAT.

INCLUDED
Professional and experienced crew. Coffee and Tea on arrival.
Soft drinks and Water

Bar available for purchases.

All Fishing equipment including Frozen Bait and lures.
NOT INCLUDED
FOOD
SPANNER CRABBING

If you are looking for something a little more challenging  than the short 5 hour / half day fishing trips, our 7 hour Deep Sea Fishing Charter – aka 3/4 day – might be the solution! These trips are a great way to experience a lot more in-depth Deep Sea Fishing, all without breaking the bank, and still having a large portion of the day remaining for other activities.

We offer a range of departure times providing a fantastic way to get out on the water and have a great time. All on an immaculately maintained, large and safe vessel. You will be 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!

7hr Deep Sea Fishing Charter - Sunshine Coast Afloat
A school of Trevally found on a 7hr Deep Sea Fishing Charter with Sunshine Coast Afloat

It’s obvious that this short charter offering is by no means a “Hard-Core” / “Trophy Fish Chasing” charter offering.  It’s why we really only recommend this – short – 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 10nm offshore on this charter.)

Sunshine Coast Afloat's Tripadvisor Travellers Choice award (Green) for their deep sea fishing charters, Short Cruises, Whale Watching tours and other activities.

More experienced fishing enthusiasts and those seeking a more “True / Hardcore Deep Sea Fishing” focused trip, should strongly consider longer duration charters. Perhaps our 9 hour , 11 hour, 12 hour or even our 18 hour (overnight) charters are a better fit in such cases!

The evening versions of this charter do make great use of the often more rewarding sunset fishing period.

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself on being extremely dedicated and  responsible to our guests. Not only will we always provide you with an extremely safe, clean and well appointed vessel, we will, on all trips, try to limit vessel capacity to to the best suited numbers to ensure that you have a safe, comfortable and memorable experience. 

No doubt this is why we have, for the last 9 years won the top Tripadvisor awards each year!

And mentioning our vessel, Crusader 1 is a commercial 55 foot Westcoaster Conquest, that has been completely refurbished to provide the most comfortable and safe vessel imaginable for all the activities we offer! Not only does it have 2 toilets on deck, soft padded seating pods (6 of these, each designed to accomodate 4 people. We remove all other seating to make sure nothing gets in the way of the fishing efforts on these trips!) surrounding a large centre table. It is also fully licenced to provide you with more comfort that you ever expected on a fishing charter!

Please understand that these 5 hour deep sea fishing charters, especially on weekends, tend to fill very fast, so we strongly recommend booking early to avoid missing out!

We really look forward to seeing you aboard soon!

COVID Safe Fishing – for detailed information on how we’ve adjusted our tour to be COVID Safe as well as for our fully updated terms click here.

PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT THE FAQ’S PAGE TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT CONDITIONS MAY APPLY TO THIS OR ANY OF OUR TOURS.

Wondering what the weather might be like? A great place to get an idea up to 7 days out is Seabreeze! or BOM or Willy Weather. Of course please remember that these sites are generalised and focused on the Beach conditions, and as such may not accurately reflect what is happening further out to sea.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 8 reviews
October 17, 2016

“Caught my first fish!!”
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 29 April via mobile
I went out with my 19 year old son and had a fantastic day! I don’t know what my expectations were but they were met 100 times over. Although not having a clue what I was doing, I caught my first fish. So exciting!! And the crew were amazing.
After collecting the crab nets they cooked the crab they caught and we ate it on the way back. Best damn crab I’ve had in my life!
I’m going back to visit my son in a couple of months and I plan on going again!
Thank you for an amazing day! A memory with my son I will cherish Forever!

October 17, 2016

“Great Day Out”
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 3 March
We went on the 7hr trip for a Work Social Club. Was a perfect day, blue skies and little wind. Took about an hour to get out to our first spot, fishing was a little slow but that’s fishing. A few spots later we were lucky to start pulling some fish in, some keepers some not.
Boat is big, plenty of room and we were all lucky enough to catch a fish even if we couldn’t keep it ( there was 14 of us).
The Captain and deck hands were great, friendly and helpful. Great sunset on the way in and they even filleted a mackerel for us that was caught, the biggest of the day.
Highly recommended, looking forward to try the night fishing when that starts up.

October 17, 2016

“Best Day Out!”
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 24 April
My husband Steve and I went out today on the 7 hr trip and had a blast! We started off with the yummy bacon and egg burger and things just got even better. I reckon we caught between 50 to 60 fish, of course not all were of legal size however we still came home with a sweetlip, several tusk fish a moses perch and a big mackerel, not to mention the spanner crabs. The crew, skipper, and deckie were excellent, helping out with anything we needed help with. I would thoroughly recommend this charter, well worth the money!!

October 18, 2016

“Fish were biting”
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 5 April
Great trip, great customer service – fantastic skipper who knows his stuff – a bit choppy but fish were biting. Check out Sunshine Coast Afloat’s Fish n Crab Facebook page for pics. We will be back.

October 18, 2016

“Awsome experience!!”
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 6 April via mobile
Fishing can be a tough thing to do at times. Susnhine Coast Afloat’s Fish n Crab Charters team said they would give us a great day, and it was! We didn’t catch a lot (Others aboard didn’t have that same problem mind you!) but even so we could not have asked for a better trip! This was our first time out deep sea fishing but it won’t be our last! Thanks Sunshine Coast Afloat and we will see you again next year!

October 18, 2016

“7hr Fish and Crab”
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 18 September
The staff were awesome guys, all so friendly and helpful. No we didn’t land that really big one but took plenty home. The weather has been pretty unpredictable all year so here is hoping next trip when I hope to do a family one we will land some really bloody awesome fish to brag over. cheers guys

November 20, 2017

7 hours fishing charter
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 15th November
Was a great day with lots of fish! If I had the time and money I would instantly go again, probably for bigger fish on the 9 hours charter :)
Friendly and cool crew, well prepared and not fixed on time so we had the best possible hours on the sea!

August 6, 2018

I had a great afternoon, great conditions, great weather, great company, great boat, great crew, not so great fish but maybe next time!

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