Fishing Charters Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba is known as a fishing port: tuna boats, long-liners and prawn boats are all based in the sheltered waters of the harbour. There are excellent facilities for those who wish to bring their own boat as the boat ramp on Parkyn Parade has two large ramps as well as boat and trailer parking. For those who like to go out fishing but don’t have their own boat the next best thing is a fishing charter. We have had fantastic feedback from many guests about Mooloolaba’s Fish’n’Crab Deep Sea Charters. .

Their magnificent vessel, Crusader 1 (a 55′ Westcoaster) has been converted from its heavy duty commercial heritage and is the largest and most comfortable vessel operating from the Sunshine Coast.

Trip options include 1/2 day (5 hour), 3/4 day (7 hours) and full day  (9 hours) and sunrise, middday and sunset options depending on trip duration. They offer group discounts for larger groups.

The crew is well trained, helpful and knowledgable assisting you in targeting the popular Sunshine Coast fish species such as Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Coral Perch, King Fish, Tusk and Parrot Fish and many others with a variety of techniques. They also set multiple rigs trolling for pelargic species such as wahoo, Mackerel and even Marlin. They also drop spanner crab trays. The crabs can be cooked  on board as they sail back to Mooloolaba to ensure the crab meat is enjoyed as fresh as possible. The crew will also arrange for you to have your catch cooked at a local restaurant if you prefer to dine more formally.

All trips are supplied with bait, tackle, a wide range of rods and reels, soft drinks, water and snacks. The 9 and 11 hour trips include lunch. There are on-board toilets – separate ladies and gents. The vessel is equiped with the latest commercial grade electronic equipment – to increase fishing success and safety, and hydraulic pot haulers ensure speedy crab trap retrieval and to maximize fishing time.

Once back in port they bag and ice your catch and your share of the crabs.

They depart from The Wharf which is a few minutes walk from us here in Northwind Apartments, Mooloolaba.

In November 2014 Fish’n’Crab Deep Sea Charters won the Sunshine Coast Business Awards Tourism Experiences Award.