Group Kayak Fishing tour with guide.

Why not try your hand at the rapidly growing sport of kayak fishing, and take home a rod and reel worth more than the cost of your trip!?!


Guided kayak fishing tours are the ideal way to experience the beautiful local estuaries of the Sunshine Coast, all with the added help of an experienced local guide.

Not only will you get to fish these pristine waters in a lightweight and very stable kayak, you will be given expert assistance to learn the finer nuances of the different techniques and methods you are able to make use of fishing this way. Our kayaks use lightweight oars to avoid snagging on shallow areas or underwater obstructions which can often severely damage the “pedal-style” propulsion of high end kayaks. Our goal is to have you to fish areas accessible by kayak. Because those locations have minimal “fishing Pressure” or competition.

There are so many fish species to target in the Sunshine Coast estuary waters. Bream, whiting, flathead, tailor, trevally, jew, mangrove jack and even Barramundi are just some of the species which you might catch on this adventure.

You certainly do not need any experience as or guide is there to assist and help you get the hang of thing quickly and easily. In fact we believe you will enjoy your trip so much you will be wanting to do this again and again. Thats the main reason we GIVE you the BRAND NEW JAPANESE ROD AND REEL ESTUARY COMBO! that you use on your trip (Only if you book direct with us or Sunreef )

Tairo Kayak Rod and Reel
The Free Rod and Reel for every Sunshine Coast Afloat Kayak Fishing Customer

This combo, which you will use as part of your kit for the day, is yours to take with you at the end of the tour! The RRP of this set alone means you actually walk away with gear worth more than the cost of the trip!!!

Yours to use again and again wherever and whenever you want.

Kayak fishing is the real deal. Once you try it you will understand immediately why it is growing so rapidly in popularity! So give us a call (or book online) and see what all the fuss is about!

This special trip includes the use of a Self-drive boat to enable to you get to the departure location and back (about a 15 mins cruise on the river each way!). Simply a fantastic way to begin your trip and amazing added extra value!

Key Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Sunreef Pontoon, The Wharf, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES Our tours are based on the prevailing tides on the day
DEPARTURE NOTE Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING See below for a detailed list
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide. Drinking Water.
Light Refreshments. All Fishing equipment
SPECIAL ADD ONS INCLUDED
Use of a self-drive Boat to the departure location and back.
Brand New Rod and Reel

For a detailed “itinerary” for this tour please click on the Itinerary tab above.

What we recommend you bring with you for the tour:

  • a Hat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Phone or waterproof camera.
  • We recommend a change of clothing as well to be left in your car. Just in case…..
  • A rain jacket in case of light showers which are often forecast of course.

What to wear for the tour:

  • Comfortable clothing. (You will get wet to some degree)
  • Enclosed comfortable Footwear (They WILL get wet!).

What is provided on the day:

  • The use of a Sunreef Hire Self-Drive Boat (outboard powered) to get to the departure point and back. A much more fun way to start your tour!
  • All equipment needed (kayak, fishing gear, bait etc). You are provided with a brand new rod and reel  for your use, and it’s yours to keep!
  • Safety gear such as life jacket and first aid kit (Your guide has a current first aid certificate.).
  • Extensive local knowledge about the area and species of fish we will be targeting.
  • Snacks, water.

Extra information:

  • No Boat license is needed to drive the Self-Drive Boat!
  • This tour is catch and release only.
  • You get to keep the new Rod and reel aboard your kayak!
  • This tour is for groups of 4 to 8 persons only!

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.

1

Departure

 Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes PRIOR to your noted departure time. The Kayak tours 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 kayaks. The guide will bag your fish for you so that you can take them to your car and easily place them in a waiting esky there. (Have some ice in the esky).
  • Your guide will prepare the kayaks for you in advance.
2

Registering

Every person on the tour must sign in on the tour register, and be marked off by the guide. To this end see the guide and he will indicate the tour log for you to complete. Have a balance to pay for the day? This is where and when you do that part too.
3

Relax

Once the paperwork has been done, get yourself acquainted with the kayaks. Maybe even choose one (the guide may appoint one for you in certain situations) and have a look about it to get comfortable for the trip ahead.
4

Safety First

As required by maritime legislation, the guide will have to do a safety briefing before we hit the water. Much like on a plane, any time you fly, we do need your attention for the couple of minutes this takes. This will cover areas such as use of the life jackets, staying in a group and what to do should you fall off your kayak (it does happen). A demonstration of how to push off and control your kayak is also part of this briefing.
5

Pushing off

The guide will assist each person with getting the kayak in the water and getting on to the kayak. From there he will take the lead and head off to the first fishing location.
6

The first fishing spot

The guide will always try to have the first location as close as possible to the departure point. The goal is between 10 and 15 minutes of paddling, but this does of course also depend on the groups paddling abilities. Once arrived at the location the guide will demonstrate how to set up the rods you have aboard for lures and bait, and demonstrate casting. Casting is a skill that is easily learnt with the correct instruction, but takes time and practice to master. Your ability to cast accurately and effectively, directly impacts on your success in catching fish in this environment. Don’t despair as mastering the casting side is all part of the fun!
7

More fishing

On a 4Hr tour the guide will normally select up to 5 locations. Depending on the success and conditions he will regularly move from one location to the next, each time indicating if a lure change and or technique is recommended for the fish targeted there.
8

Last location

The guide will advise the group of the moment the last location has been reached on the tour. He will always try to avoid a lengthy return paddle to the departure point so you should end up with about 3.5hrs of actual fishing time (not taking into account the time spent between locations). With about 15 to 20 minutes to go it will be time to pack up the lines and start the return journey back to the beach departure point.
9

Return

Once back at the beach all we ask is you carefully pull the kayak up onto the sand far enough that it cannot drift off on its own. The guide will do the packing up. Before that he will distribute any fish he has been asked to hold according to the tags on those fish. He will also ensure you take your free Rod and reel and remaining lures with you (the very same brand new rod and reel you have been using on your tour!). All you need to do is put everything in your car and head off . The guide will do everything else!
Kayak Fishing Tour - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Safety Brief Kayak Fishing
Getting the feel of the Kayaks
Heading off on a Kayak Fishing Trip

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