How to book
Kingfisher is available for individual bookings, shared bookings and exclusive charters. For pricing, see the schedule below.
For a firm booking, we need your contact name, contact phone number and 50% deposit. Full payment must be made at least 24 hours prior to charter. Please look up the booking calendar to find a suitable day. Special rates apply for weekday charters. Contact us for pricing.
The departure and set down times shown below relate to pick up from the Balmain / Darling Harbour / Lavender Bay area. Please let us know if you would like to arrange different times / places.
Gift vouchers are available on request.
If you think you might get seasick take pills as instructed on packet but take prior to boarding the vessel. Once we are at sea it is too late. Bring plenty fluids, we will be in a salty environment. Have a good night’s sleep the night before your trip.
What to Bring
Warm Clothing, Wind and Waterproof Jacket, Sunscreen and Hat, Sturdy Shoes, Sandwiches or Rolls, Fruit (NO BANANAS!), Esky, Cooler Bag or Plastic Bag (To carry fish home in!)
What You Get
Fishing instruction from professional fishing crew ; A great day out on the water ; The chance to see offshore marine life; Possible whale, dolphin, turtle, seal, albatross and shark sightings; and hopefully some nice fresh fish to take home.
PEAK SEASON PRICE LIST - NOVEMBER to MARCH
MORNING or AFTERNOON FISHING CHARTERS- WEEKENDS
6.00am to 2.00pm - $200 per person
2.00pm to 9.00pm - $200 per person
FULL EXCLUSIVE BOAT HIRE
8 hours charter - $2000
To book, check our CALENDAR for available dates, then send us an EMAIL via our CONTACT PAGE
and include the date of charter, number of passengers and preferred pickup wharf (see below for pickup wharfs & maps). We will get back to you with full booking & confirmation details.
Download Booking Terms and Conditions here
Offshore Reef and Bottom Fishing - Morning trip (8 Hours)
Available 7 days a week, all seasons - this is the most popular trip, suitable for experienced anglers as well as first timers, social and corporate groups, birthdays, etc. People relax, do some fishing and usually catch a feed of fine table fish.
We fish 5 to 10 kM offshore, over a selection of the productive reefs and fish feeding grounds within easy reach of Sydney. Depending on conditions, 12-14 people can fish at the same time. In most social groups this works out well, because several people are happy to relax, socialise, take photos and take turns fishing. - If you are all die-hard fishos, however, we suggest limiting your numbers.
Includes the boat and crew, top quality fishing tackle and bait, instruction and assistance when necessary.
Time: usually 5:45/6:00am to around 1:30 pm. For exclusive charters, pickup times can be negotiated to suit your party.
Offshore Reef and Bottom Fishing - Twilight trip ( 2 PM till Sundown)
Similar to the morning trip listed above but in the evening. Includes the boat and crew, top quality fishing tackle and bait, instruction and assistance when necessary.
Time: 1:45/2:00pm to sunset. For exclusive charters, pickup times can be negotiated to suit your party.
Whale Watching (4 Hours)
Whale watching tours run from May to November each year. Our experienced crew will take you to all the best whale watching sites, to enjoy the majesty of these gentle giants of the sea. Includes the boat and crew.
Harbour Cruises (4 Hours)
A relaxing look at magnificent Sydney Harbour from the water. Subject to vessel availability.
Minimum Price: $1,200 for 4 hours. Maximum 20 people.
Catering is not included in the above prices but we can provide lunch if required. For $25 pp we have morning snacks and a full BBQ with rump steak, sausages, fried onions, bread rolls and soft drinks.
We don't supply alcohol but you may bring your own - no glass bottles please.
Pick up Points
We normally pick up at one location each day. If you are organising a group that has booked the boat you can choose from any of several public wharves in Sydney Harbour. Here is a selection - If we are picking up individuals, pickup times may apply to these wharfs:
Balmain wharf, Mort Bay, Balmain. Pickup 0630AM. A good wharf in a pleasant spot with parking available. Road access is via Mort Street. - This is our preferred departure point.
Casino wharf, opposite Star City Casino, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. Pickup 0630AM. This is an excellent wharf in a central location but has a $30 booking fee. Parking (paid) is available below the casino.
Lavender Bay wharf, in Quiberie Park, in the bight of Lavender Bay. Pickup 0630AM. A small wharf on the north side of the harbour. Access is via Lavender Crescent with parking available on Sundays.
Rose Bay wharf, off New South Head Road, Lyne Park, Rose Bay. Pickup 0700AM. Handy to the eastern suburbs. Pick up and set down times at this wharf may vary from those shown above.
King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour. Pickup 0615AM. Pickup from Wharf 6. - see Googlemaps
Sydney Fish Markets, Blackwattle Bay. Pickup 0545 AM.
For exclusive charters, we are able to pickup at any public wharf on Sydney Harbour.