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Deep Sea Fishing During Your Holiday at The Point Coolum Beach

A deep-sea fishing charter can give you the exciting adventure that you're looking for during your holiday.

Along with many leisure activities, Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast offers an array of exhilarating water sports that will leave lasting memories. Deep-sea fishing is a popular holiday activity that is offered by several charter companies near The Point Coolum Beach in Queensland.

Best Seasons to Go Deep-Sea Fishing Near the Sunshine Coast

Unlike traditional surf fishing, deep-sea fishing is appropriate for most months of the year. From mid-spring until early-winter, anglers can enjoy catching some of largest game targets off the Sunshine Coast. Fishing opportunities are adequate throughout the year with most species being plentiful and active. There are however better times of the year for certain fish. 

Popular Game Species

The waters near the Sunshine Coast are home to some of the world's most popular game fish. Some of the more popular targets are:

  • Snapper
  • Cobia
  • Tuna
  • Tusk
  • Parrot fish
  • Mackerel
  • Mahi-mahi

Some fishing charters also give guests the opportunity to catch spanner crabs with pots and nets.

Popular Fishing Charter Companies

There are several well-known fishing charter companies that operate near The Point Coolum. Each company has unique characteristics that may suit your preferences. Here is a list of some of the better known charters. 

Fish'n Crab Deep Sea Charters

Located in Mooloolaba, Fish n Crab Deep Sea Charters offers fishing tours which venture up to 30 nautical miles off the Sunshine Coast. They aim to provide an enjoyable fishing experience to people of all skill levels.The friendly crew is always willing to provide advice about tackle and fishing strategies.


Depending on the trip's duration, they offer several price levels. The standard packages and prices are:

  • 5-hour trip: $140
  • 7-hour trip: $180
  • 9-hour trip: $220
  • 11-hour trip: $250
  • 12-hour trip: $270
  • Overnight 18-hour trip: $540

Offshore Reef & Game Fishing

This charter company is also located in Mooloolaba. Along with professional fishing guides and boat operators,Offshore Reef & Game Fishing provides tea, pastries, pizza and fresh sandwiches. Guests are also allowed to bring their own alcohol. Guests may charter a shared or private boat for their fishing trip.


  • 5-hour trip: $130
  • 7-hour trip: $170
  • 9-hour trip: $200
  • 10-hour trip: $230
  • 12-hour trip: $260

Odyssey Charters

Odyssey Charters is a popular company that has served guests on the Sunshine Coast for over 50 years. The crew members are attentive and helpful and they will provide inexperienced anglers with advice about technique and fishing methods. This company's boat operators also analyze swells and weather conditions to find suitable fishing locations for each trip.


Odyssey Charters' regular trips range from five to nine hours. The company also offers a 12-hour trip, but that option is reserved for fully booked vessels. Here are the standard rates for Odyssey Charters' packages:

  • 5-hour trip: $130
  • 7-hour trip: $180
  • 9-hour trip: $210

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