24 hour Wide Reef Experience Trip – Townsville

Departing: Townsville city

Pickup: Mackay city and marina, Townsville city

Overnight Fishing Tour
  • Depart Townsville for the ultimate in overnight reef fishing!

This Townsville based operation ensures their guests are accompanied by the most experienced and professional skippers, crews and deckhand who will offer guidance on fishing and making it a most memorable fishing experience

From the boat marina in Townsville our company operates two private charter fishing boats, “Sir Reel” and “Reelistic” – both suitable for your 12 or  24-hour day and night fishing frenzy on the world famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia! 

We are mad crazy about our fishing and have the best GPS markers of all the fishing fleet in Townsville to ensure all of our private charter boat guests of a mighty fishing trip with us out on the reef.  

Whether it be trolling the outer reef for dogtooth tuna, casting a popper at Giant Trevally, enticing a coral trout with a soft plastic or some old fashioned bottom bashing, our fishing boat crew have the skills to find the fish and offer technical advice and help you reel them in!

Townsville Reef Fishing - 24-hour Wide Reef Experience Trip

After our 4pm departure from Townsville it’s time to begin! You will start fishing at around 40 nautical miles.

This takes about three and a half hours of travel and work your way out wider through the night.

It’s common that your night fishing will be based on Red Emperor and Large Mouth Nannygai.

Of course their is a lot of by catch along with this. Spangled emperor, Cobia, Cod, Green Job Fish, Mangrove Jack and more!

Through the day time the focus is on Coral Trout but it is normal to catch Red Throat and other species with these.

It’s possible to run out some balloons for Mackerel as well!

On the trip out and back to the reef clients are also welcome to put out a selection of high speed lures as quite often these will produce a Mackerel or Wahoo.

This trip is catered for with the highest quality meals – you need to keep those energy reserves satisfied so you can reel in your catch!

All fish are gutted, gilled and bagged up for you upon your return.

See more private charter fishing boats on the Great Barrier Reef.   

Included In Price

  • Airport pick up if required
  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Small group size (up to 12)
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • All terminal tackle supplied for bottom fishing. This includes sinkers, hooks, line, leader and trolling lures.
  • Quality squid and pilchards along with fresh cut baits at sea.
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Townsville city

Departure Time

Between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Departure Instructions

Meet at Rosshaven Marine 30 minutes prior to departure or meet your pre-arranged transfer

Pickup Locations
  • Mackay city and marina
  • Townsville city
  • Pick-up from the airport can be arranged at the time of booking
  • Magnetic Island
  • Townsville city
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Palm Island Group
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Mackay
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Friday - Saturday


24 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Rods and reels are not supplied free of charge. These can be hired if necessary at a rate of $15.00 per day
  • Specialty Lures, jigs, soft plastics and poppers are not supplied. Please ask at time of booking for assistance with any of these items.
Fitness Level Required


  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • BYO Alcohol in cans
  • Hat
  • Spare t-shirt and warm top
  • Camera
  • Polarised sunglasses
  • Soft overnight bag and toiletries
  • Any special needs medicines

Due to the overnight nature of the trip, this tour is not recommended for very young children.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellation received within 48 hours Prior to Travel – 100% Cancellation Fee applies
  • Cancellations received 48 Hours–7 Days prior to departure – 50% Cancellation fee Applies.
  • Cancellation received for groups of 10 or more passengers 7-13 days prior to travel incur a 50% cancellation fee

Townsville Reef Fishing 24 hour Wide Reef Experience

Departing: Townsville city

Pickup: Mackay city and marina, Townsville city

Overnight Fishing Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$288.00
Family: au$1,536.00

Tour Code: 500



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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