The 9 Hour Deep Sea Fishing Charter.
Are you an experienced and keen offshore angler? Our 9 hour deep sea fishing charter – aka FULL day – is the one of the best ways to experience TRUE Deep Sea Fishing. These longer charter trips allow us to devote a large portion of the day to really chasing that trophy fish for you!!
Although the most popular deep sea fishing charter duration overall, we really recommend this as the minimum length of trip to those with some degree of experience in Deep Sea Charter Fishing, or those ready to build on their existing experience. The longer duration of the charter not only allows for a lot more time for fishing, it also enables us to increase the distance we are able to travel to the fishing locations. In general we travel up to 15nm-17nm offshore on our 9 hour Deep Sea Fishing charters. This enables us to make great use of the Barwon Banks Reef system on these trips!
But for those completely new to deep sea fishing it can often prove overwhelming and difficult to master on such short notice. This longer charter offering really is the first of the more “Hard-Core” / “Trophy Fish Chasing” charter offerings. Its why, as mentioned, we only really recommend this length of trip to those with at least some experience in Deep Sea Fishing. The deeper waters, stronger currents and 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 more “hardcore” fishing charters skill plays an increasingly greater role in success!
To get such experience, less experienced fishing enthusiasts, and those wanting the Spanner Crabbing experience, should strongly consider shorter duration charters if at all possible. Usually our 5 hour or 7 hour charters are a much 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.
Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself on being extremely dedicated and responsible to our guests. On all cruises, including the wildly popular New Year’s Eve cruises, we 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 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!
- PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC RULES AND REGULATIONS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO SAFELY CONDUCT SPANNER CRABBING ON THIS OR ANY FISHING CHARTER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- Use of fishing equipment and bait is included (you are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer).
9 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 note that 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 “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.
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.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The Coast Guard Pontoon, 50 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia|
|DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES||Sunrise: 5.30AM Departure & 2.30PM Return
Sunset: 11.00AM Departure & 8.00PM Return
Evening: 12.00PM Departure & 9.00PM 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 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.