The “Come to Life” Half Day Deep Sea Fishing Charter.
Come enjoy the ocean with us on one of our 5-hour fishing & crabbing charters and for a limited time get a free fishing cap free with your trip.
Use Promo Code “COME TO LIFE” (just the letters) and receive your free cap!
Just click on the “BOOK NOW” tab or button to place your order.
This length of trip is ideal for anyone new to Deep Sea Charter Fishing, as well as anyone just wanting to get out on the ocean for a few hours for a bit of fishing.
The short duration of the charter does of course limit the distance we are able to travel to the fishing locations. In general we travel up to 8 Nautical Miles off the coast on this charter. Small reefs and crops are fairly abundant in these areas, attracting a wide array of species.
We recommend these 5 hour trips 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. The short duration of the charter does of course 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 seeking that large offshore or career size fish, should strongly consider longer duration charters or evening versions of this charter if at all possible. We need much deeper waters and larger reef structures which are simply a lot further from shore. If this sounds like you please look at our 9, 11, 12 or even our 18 hour overnight charters!
Whilst on board you are welcome to enjoy the use of a wide variety of types of rods, reels and bait. Snacks, soft drinks and water are supplied throughout the trip.
Our 55 ft vessel, Crusader 1 is surveyed for a maximum of 25 persons. On mixed groups we try keep it to around 18 people + crew to give you the maximum amount of room to move around the boat and fish comfortably.
We have 2 electric marine toilets, one kept solely for the ladies, along with the most up to date electronic safety and navigation equipment.
Every effort is made to make sure your day is an enjoyable success. Obviously weather conditions are critical to a successful day on the water.
|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.|
|WHAT TO WEAR & BRING||Comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes, hat and sunglasses. Bring a rain jacket just in case. Alcohol is on a BYO basis.|
For a detailed “itinerary” for this charter please click on the Itinerary tab above.
All legal fish are your to keep, return or share. Kept fish will be “Gutted and gilled” for you by our crew, and put on ice.
All spanner crabs caught are cooked, iced and shared between passengers interested in trying them!
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.
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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.
- 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.