Private Fishing Charters

Day and Overnight Private Trips

Whitsunday & Outer Reef Fishing Charters

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Captain Ben Wootton has a wealth of knowledge of fish species, best fishing spots and regulations for fishing within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Fishing charters

Experience world-class fishing in luxury with Texas T Charters. Set in the stunning Whitsunday Islands, our luxury fishing charters offer both seasoned anglers and novices alike a chance to explore some of the most abundant fishing grounds in Australia.

Hook an array of stunning fish for release, or for the dinner table if you prefer.

The Whitsundays are a haven for fishing enthusiasts, offering an incredible diversity of fishing spots to explore. Some of the best locations include the flourishing reef edges and bommies around islands such as Daydream Island, Long Island, Hook Island, Hazelwood Island and Doubles Cones​.


Texas T is a 28m bespoke expedition motor yacht

Departures from Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach

All ocean fishing gear provided.

Dedicated fishing guide available.

Our day trips cater for up to 36 guests

Private longer term charters for up to 8 guests in four luxurious suites, all with ensuites

Release your catch or have our crew clean, prepare and cook it for dinner onboard.

Fishing on the yacht

Day Fishing Charters

Our day fishing charters depart from Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach, setting sail to some of the best fishing locations within the Whitsundays. Discover a diverse array of marine life, including oversized pelagics, exotic reef fish, luscious coral trout, and mighty giant Trevally.

Whether you're after the thrill of a big catch or the relaxation of a day trip spent with a rod and reel, our day fishing charters offer an unforgettable experience amidst the pristine waters and idyllic islands of the Whitsundays.

With capacity for up to 36 guests, our day fishing charters are well suited to groups of friends, families or even couples looking for an unforgettable private experience.

At Texas T Charters, we ensure you have everything you need for a memorable ocean fishing experience. Our large back deck is specially equipped for ocean fishing, providing ample space and comfort. We also provide top-quality rods and other fishing equipment, ensuring you're well-equipped to land your dream catch.

Sleep Aboard Private
Fishing Charters

For those who crave a deeper immersion in the world of ocean fishing, we offer overnight custom fishing charters for up to 8 guests.

Accommodates 8 overnight guests in 4 luxury cabins: Master King stateroom, VIP double, and 2 twin bunk cabins, all with private ensuite facilities.

Excellent onboard spaces, including spacious deck areas and a comfortable lounge.

Equipped with a variety of toys including a tender, jet ski, seabobs, kayaks, mesh pool, snorkelling and fishing gear, paddle boards, inflatables, and sun lounges.

Chef prepared meals tailored to guests' dietary requirements.

Bespoke charters available on the Great Barrier Reef, Arnhem Land and beyond.

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These expeditions range from one night to several weeks and provide the opportunity to venture out to the outer reef and far beyond. The Texas T, a full expedition yacht, is uniquely equipped to reach areas of the ocean many other luxury yachts cannot.

With the help of our experienced crew, you'll visit the best outer barrier reef and deep sea fishing spots for catching popular eating fish such as red emperor, nannygai, Spanish mackerel, and coral trout. We also offer the option of night fishing, opening up a whole new world of fishing experiences under the starlit sky.

As part of your charter experience, our crew will clean, bag, and ice your catch for you, ready to be taken home or perhaps prepared by our on-board chef for a delicious fresh-caught meal. If you simply prefer the thrill of the catch then the fish can be released back into the ocean.


These fishing charters make an experience of a lifetime for groups of friends who share a love of the ocean and fishing. And the charters are not limited to guests who love fishing. Couples, groups of friends and families can also enjoy a wide range of other activities on and off the boat such as visiting nearby islands and beautiful beaches or opening up our toy box which includes a Jetski, Seabobs, Fliteboards and paddle boards.

The Complete Experience

But the adventure doesn't stop at fishing. As a luxury expedition yacht, the Texas T offers an unparalleled level of comfort and luxury. Enjoy chef-prepared meals tailored to your preferences, relax in our comfortable lounge or sun lounges on the deck, or retreat to your private luxury cabin after a day of fishing.

Embark on a fishing adventure like no other with Texas T Charters. Explore the Whitsundays' rich marine life, enjoy the thrill of the catch, and bask in the luxury that our yacht offers. For more information or to make a reservation, please get in touch with us today. We look forward to helping you create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Whitsundays.


Have Questions? We Have Answers.

Do you cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, we want everyone to have an unforgettable experience on Texas T. We prepare meals tailored to guests' dietary requirements. Whether you have food allergies, are vegetarian, vegan, or have specific dietary needs, we ensure to cater to your preferences. Please let us know in advance, and we will take care of the rest.

How do we check availability?

Click the book now button to check our availability calendar. The easiest way to book a day charter is online via the book now buttons where you can get real time availability and instant confirmation. For overnight charters you can book online or contact us online or via phone to plan a bespoke trip.

For events including weddings, engagement parties, special occasions and corporate events, you can book online (just choose the option you want such as a half day charter) and then we can arrange catering and any other requests after this. Or you can also enquire online or call so we can start planning your perfect unforgettable occasion.

What fishing equipment is included?

We provide all the equipment needed including:

  • Fishing rods and reels
  • Fishing line
  • Hooks and lures
  • Fishing bait
  • Sinkers and weights
  • Gaffs and nets - used to haul large fish onto the yacht
  • We also have all the required safety equipment on board for all charters including life jackets, first aid, VHF radio, satellite phone (and global Wi-fi) and flares.
  • Everything needed to clean and prepare your fish - our crew can take care of all of this for you

Where are charters available?

As a true expedition motor yacht, Texas T can travel long distances in comfort, offering an immersive, luxurious experience. Potential locations include the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Far North Queensland, including destinations like Port Douglas and Cape York, and voyages around the Top End to Arnhem Land. These locations provide a stunning backdrop for your unforgettable sea adventure. Departures are normally from Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach but at some times of year for longer charters we can do other starting locations such as Port Douglas.

What else is included?

Day fishing charter inclusions:

  • All fishing equipment
  • Rates are inclusive of GST and includes vessel hire, fuel, professional crew, marine park
    fees, snorkeling and stand up paddle boards, tea/coffee and standard soft drinks and bottled water.

Overnight term fishing charter inclusions:

  • All fishing equipment
  • Rates are inclusive of GST and includes vessel hire, fuel, professional crew, marine park
    fees, fishing equipment, snorkeling and stand up paddle boards, tea/coffee and standard soft drinks and bottled water.

How long are the stay onboard charters?

Subject to availability, these can be anywhere from overnight to a few weeks. We will work with you to create an unforgettable experience tailored to your interests and preferences. Whether you are a keen diver, chasing the thrill of a catch with ocean fishing or simply want to kick back and relax, Texas T and our crew are ready to create amazing memories for you.

Do I need previous ocean fishing experience?

No. We can cater experiences for novices, recreational anglers and right up to the most experienced angler. Captain Ben and the team can help explain fishing techniques for reef fishing.

What do I need to bring?

We provide almost everything you need but some clothing to protect yourself from the sun and sea spray is recommended below.

  • Sun cream - Factor 50+ with water resistance is recommended. Zinc sticks are also ideal for your face.
  • Sunglasses
  • Long sleeve shirt - a long sleeve shirt or fishing top is recommended to protect your skin from the strong tropical sun
  • Sun hat - we recommend a wide brimmed hat
  • Non-slip shoes

Are children allowed onboard Texas T?

Yes, children are extremely welcome onboard Texas T and in the words of a 6 year old on-board, it was the "best day of my life!". However, parents must supervise children at all times, especially around the deck and ladders.

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Whether you're planning a luxurious Whitsundays day charter, a unique wedding celebration, or overnight custom charters designed around your interests, the Texas T and our dedicated crew are ready to deliver an unforgettable experience. Get in touch today.

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