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5 Days & 4 Nights Whitsundays Outer Reef SPEARFISHING and Sailing Liveaboard Trip

Are you a keen spearo?
Us too. That’s why we’re so stoked to launch our new Whitsunday Outer Reef Spearfishing trips.

Departing from Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach, set sail on our largest vessel of the fleet – ex racing maxi sailing yacht Condor – for 5 days of spearfishing at the outer Great Barrier Reef.

With the closest reef being 35 nautical miles off shore, this adrenaline filled immersion trip means no phone signal, a distant view of the Whitsundays on the horizon, and nothing but turquiose water lagoons, 30+ target species, a vast variety of hard and soft corals, a bunch of like-minded legends, and delicious food prepared for you 3 times daily, all crewed by a 5 passionate spearos.

Having 5 days at our disposal means we have ample opportunity to explore life covered reef faces, open blue water and lagoons, carefully chosen from our favourite spots gathered by spearing the area regularly over the last 4 years. Fill your days with as much spearfishing as you like, and then sit back with a cold one (water or beer, no judgement here) as you watch the sun set over the ocean, and our crew prepares some of the days catch for our delicious ocean-to-plate menu.

Have you ever woken up on a yacht with the sunrise, 35nm + from the closest mainland? It’s an experience that everyone should have at least once.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • All meals while on the charter plus tea & coffee, filtered water, morning tea, afternoon snacks and dessert after dinner
  • 5 experienced & fun crew members
  • Comfy bed, pillow & bed linen in shared/dorm style accommodation below deck – we also provide some mats to sleep on deck if you wish
  • Diving weights if you are flying (on request so please let us know if you need these)
  • Spearfishing ribs with boat boys
  • USB charging stations, sun and rain shades, hammocks, hot showers & shower towel
  • All Maine Park fees and fuel levy

 

Adventure Sailing – the outer GBR – the best of Whitsundays Spearfishing… what more could you want?

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Prosail Whitsundays sailing experts

Set sail for the outer Great Barrier Reef for 5 days of epic spearfishing in the Whitsundays

Target species include:

  • Coral Trout;
  • Tusk Fish;
  • A variety of Emperors:
    • Spangled;
    • Red;
    • Grassy;
    • Yellow Lip; and
    • Red Throat.
  • Reef Jack;

 

  • Reef Jack;
  • Purple Spot Cod;
  • Mu Fish;
  • Job Fish;
  • Crayfish;
  • Trevalley; and
  • Spanish mackerel.

WHAT TO BRING:

Divers are to be completely self-sufficient when it comes to gear. This includes spares and repairs. We recommend every diver to bring the following:

  • Float and float line. Depths will range from 10m – 30m+, please bring a float line suitable for your diving ability. Large floats are recommended for visibility. Please note that a float line and float are mandatory
  • 1x all round reef/bluewater gun. This should be equipment you are familiar with and can range in size and style (band or roller gun). 100cm-120cm are great lengths but you can bring whatever you are comfortable using.
  • 1x backup gun
  • Mask, snorkel and fins
  • Weight belt and weights (if you are flying and want to reduce weight, please let us know so we can provide weights)
  • Diving knife and filleting knife
  • 5mm or 3mm wetsuit water temp range is from 21-32 degrees C (Nov-March 28-30 and April-Oct 21-27). For longer dive sessions like this tour, warmer is better, however, wearing a 3mm suit in 30 degree water is not pleasant.
  • Flasher and flasher float if you are more interested in chasing Mackeral and Jobfish
  • Zip lock bags or vac sealer for fish storage. Please bring an appropriate marker for labelling fish. It will be guests responsibility to keep track of catch
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, towels (a shower towel will be provided, however we recommend bringing a post dive/beach towel)
  • Enough clothes for the duration of the charter & comfortable footwear 
  • Wind or waterproof jacket & something warm for the cooler months
  • Go pro or similar to capture your spearfishing experience if you wish
  • BYO alcohol (please try and avoid glass bottles for rubbish storage, cans are ideal)
  • Drink bottle for filtered water refills on-board
  • All meals are provided during the charter, however you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks (crisps, chocolate, muesli bars etc)

Prosail are not responsible for any property you take on board our vessels.

DEPARTURE DATES:

Sound like your kind of trip? We thought so.

Our Whitsundays Spearfishing trips now have available dates of:

  • 2-6 April 2022
  • 2-6 June 2022
  • 28 August-2 September 2022
  • 27-31 October 2022
  • 25-29 November 2022

These trips cost $2,000pp for 5 days & 4 nights.

To confirm your spot, book now (top of page) and pay only a $200 deposit.

If you have a large group (up to 14) and want to travel on another date let us know, we also accommodate private charters completely tailored to your groups needs.

Minimum age on this Prosail tour is 16 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please note that spearfishing trips will be postponed if weather forecasts are not appropriate for offshore passage to the outer reef. All guests will be informed of postponement 5-7 days before departure date.

For more information or questins regarding these spearfishing trips, please email info@prosail.com.au