Half Day Share or Private Charters: 8.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 5.00pm
3/4 Day Private Charters: 8.00am - 2:00pm
Full Day Private Charters: 8.00am to 4.00pm
"The Pirate" is currently undergoing an extensive refit/maintenance until approximately September
Operates: Daily (subject to availability and weather conditions)
Half Day Share Charters:
Share Charter on “The Pirate”: $285 per person minimum age 6yrs (maximum 8 passengers)
Share Charter on "Moonshine": $285 per person minimum age 6yrs (maximum 10 passengers)
Half Day Private Charters:
Private Charter on “The Pirate”: $2,200 (maximum 8 passengers)
3/4 Day Private Charters:
Private Charter on "Moonshine": $3,200 (maximum 10 passengers)
Full Day Private Charters:
Private Charter on "Moonshine": $3,800 (maximun 10 passengers)
Water bottles, bait & tackle (Shimano rods & reels).
Catering is also included on 3/4 and Full Day Charters.
The crew will prepare your fish to take back to your accommodation, or for a small fee the local restaurants will cook your fish to your liking.
Sights and highlights
Discover the Whitsunday’s tropical Coral Sea fishing and the 74 island wonders in elite style onboard
"The Pirate" (34 Pirate) and "Moonshine" (40 Black Watch). Both game boats are Australian custom build sports fishers specifially designed for game fishing to put you on the frontline of trophy fish. The Whitsundays Islands and The Great Barrier Reef sets the scene for one of the world’s most incredible sports/ reef fishing experiences
On your half day charter you will fish around the scenic Whitsunday Islands and reefs targeting Coral Trout, Nannygai, local Snapper, Sweetlip and Cod.
Travelling to more remote grounds, full day charters fish the outer Whitsunday Islands and inner and outer reefs (weather depending). A larger variety of fish in higher volumes are targeted including Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Red Throat Emperor, Nannygai Cobia, various Trevally species, Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Black Marlin and much more.
Trolling and bottom reef fishing are included with all private charters and if fish closures seasons allow. Pelagic fish targeted when trolling include Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel, Longtail Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin and Sailfish.
Whales are often sited during June to September.
What to bring
Protective clothing Topnotch Game Fishing
Flat-soled shoes or thongs (no high-heels)
Bookings are essential. Please complete online booking request, call the Tour Desk on 07 4946 8305 or visit the Tour Desk located in the Resort Centre.
How to get there
Topnotch Game Fishing are located in the Hamilton Island Marina Village at D Arm, opposite the Marina Tavern.
Terms and Conditions
Bookings are only confirmed with full payment of the charter. All funds must be cleared before the departure date. All charters are subject to the weather on the day, and the captain reserves the right to cancel charters due to unsafe weather or unforeseen breakdowns. In this case, we will offer alternative dates if available to reschedule the booking, or a full refund is made. No refunds are provided in the case of seasickness, and all prices are in AUD. The minimum age is six years old & share charters are subject to a minimum number of tickets to be sold for the boats to operate. “The Pirate” requires a minimum of 6 tickets sold & “Moonshine” requires a minimum of 8 tickets sold. Any fishing rods, reels or equipment lost or damaged due to customer negligence must be paid for before leaving the boat.
For full Terms and Conditions, please visit the Topnotch website.
Cancellations made in advance of 48 hours before the departure time = a full refund.
Cancellations made less than 48 hours before departure = 100% of the charter price forfeited.
The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time.