Guided Kayak Fishing tour

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. That’s 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 and not via a 3rd party such as an agent.)

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!

Key Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bridge Seafoods (restaurant), 209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia (This is the service road along Brisbane Road)
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES Morning: 8.30AM Departure & 12.30PM Return

Afternoon: 1.00PM Departure & 5.00PM Return

DEPARTURE NOTE Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING See below for a detailed list
Professional and experienced guide. Drinking Water.
Light Refreshments. All Fishing equipment and keep the new Rod and Reel!
Alcohol   Coffee and Tea
Meals included

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 we provide on the day:

  • All equipment needed (kayak, fishing gear, bait etc). Each Kayak has 2 rods and reel aboard for your use. One of which is brand new and 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 and on longer trips – lunch (more depending on which tour is booked)

Extra information:

  • This is a catch-and-release tour!
  • All lures are supplied during the tour.
  • You get to keep the brand new Rod and reel aboard your kayak!

Please note: A minimum of 4 people per tour are required for the tour to be able to proceed.

If you are on your own, please call and ask when the next arranged tour is so that we can fit you in with another group.

If you do proceed with booking online and the tour does not meet the required number of participants we will contact you prior to the departure to inform you of such and see if another arranged tour is suitable.

Please note that no funds will be deducted until we have been able to also confirm the availability of the requested tour. 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 Tour 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.



 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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.


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 - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Kayak Fishing - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Guided Kayak Fishing tour
Fishing Kayak Setup - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Kayak Storage - Sunshine Coast Afloat

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
October 18, 2016

“Guided kayak fishing fun”
Reviewed on Trip Advisor 3rd October via mobile
Had the great fortune to be guided around the Mooloolah river looking for fish by Brian of Sunshine Coast Afloat. Great kayak setup- stable, comfortable, excellent gear and even a snack pack and cold water thrown in. The fishing was fun- excellent instruction and heaps of tips and tricks to take away with me. I appreciated Brian’s understanding of the local area and his commitment to fishing responsibly. You’re sent home with a rod and all the right tackle to be ready to go. Highly recommend this tour- a morning out I’ll be talking about for a while!

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