Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is approximately 348,700 square kilometres in area and approximately 2,300 kilometres long, running from just north of Bundaberg to the tip of the Cape York Peninsula and is the only known spawning ground for Black Marlin in the world. The Whitsunday region benefits from being located as one of the closest points off the Queensland coast to the Great Barrier Reef. At Sea Fever, we explore reefs such as Gould, Showers and Knuckle to the north, Black, Ross, Hewitt and Round to the east and everything in between! Our overnight/extended trips (1-5 nights) allow us to explore even further.
Sea Fever Sportfishing Whitsundays operates out of Airlie Beach – the mainland hub of the Whitsunday Islands. Airlie Beach is located midway along Australia’s Queensland coast approx 1120km north of Brisbane, and 630km south of Cairns. The colourful holiday town is an ideal base for a Sea Fever fishing trip, offering an array of accommodation options.
Our mainland charters depart from Port of Airlie – right in the heart of Airlie Beach. Travel time to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach takes approx 2 hrs. With early departures, we steam past the Whitsunday Islands to remote reefs, giving you the best opportunity of catching quality fish and ensuring a full day of fishing.
We can also arrange pick up and return to your moored vessel if you are cruising the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and would like a day’s fishing.
Airlie Beach is serviced by two airports:
1. Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine, approximately 25 minutes by car to Airlie Beach. It offers direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and connecting flights to other areas.
2. Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island offers direct flights from Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney and connecting flights to other areas. A ferry then needs to be arranged to get to Airlie Beach, the day prior to charter.