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Mothership Charters Hardline Reefari

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MothershippingJoin our 5 day Hardline trips aboard Trigla and Raptor II, for the fishing adventure of a lifetime, proudly brought to you by REEFARI.

Mothership fishing in air conditioned comfort about our 80ft motherboat, and gamefish about our 35ft Flybridge Cougarcat.

Experience the best of both worlds, with our Air-conditioned cabins onboard our Mothership, fully catered and comfortable surrounds, and the speed and maneuverability of our game boat the Raptor II for awesome fishing action. Also with two dories, feel free to explore the reefs, all options are covered.

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The fishing options are endless from Trolling for Marlin, sailfish, and XOS Dogtooth Tuna along Blossom Bank on the edge of the continental shelf, Troll Mothershipping Large Fishreef edges for huge Spanish Mackerel. Reef fishing for all your favourite coral reef fish.

Jigging and casting poppers for Giant Trevally along coral reefs. You name it, you can do it all, fishing virtually untouched remote reefs up to 200 kilometres offshore.

The area surrounding Bugatti Reef and Hydrographers Passage is absolutely huge with phenomenal fishing. Many of these areas are un chartered with very little fishing pressure.

Visit pristine reef lagoons such as Bugatti, Little Bugatti, Whitetip Reefs on the outer Hardline with perfect sheltered anchorages. These offer great access to the hardlines outer reefs, shoals and continental shelf for some Action Packed fishing. Raptor II with fast cruise speeds of 25 knots will have you amongst the action in no time, with maximum fishing time.

Huge potential for Black & Blue Marlin, Dogtooth and Yellow fin tuna exist trolling along Blossom Bank and Marilyn Shoal. Also some of the best deep sea fishing available off the Great Barrier Reef, unreel, it’ll blow you away.

Come Deep Sea Fishing With Us

Your mother shipping adventure begins with Trigla leaving at 4pm from Mackay Marina for an afternoon cruise to the outer Great Barrier Reef, cruising at 10 knots with Raptor II in tow.

We ask Customers to arrive at 3 pm or earlier for a smooth departure time. Cruising late into the night, allowing us to wake up on the Great Barrier Reef with a full day of fishing ahead of us. Working various reef's and fishing methods whilst still traveling to the Hardline outer reef lagoons.

Large sheltered Pristine Reef Lagoons with calm seas will be the anchorages of choice with resident populations of Giant Trevally and Gropers for neighbours.

These lagoons are sheltered from choppy seas and swells offering a great night sleep after a hard day fishing. With these reef's only five to ten nautical miles from the continental shelf and some of the best fishing Queensland can offer, it’s truly fishing nirvana.

With five days fishing on the outer Hardline and continental shelf, a different route home is taken, exploring and fishing these unique waterways, coral cay's and lagoons on the voyage back home.

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Destinations, anchorages are weather dependant and may change due to Skippers Discretion.


Departure Dates on Application.

Duration: 5 to 7 days or custom charters.

Inclusions: Everything included, Bed Linen, towels, food, softdrinks and snacks.  Sunscreen, Rods & reels, handlines, basic tackle.

Exclusions: Please BYO your alcohol in moderation.  Seasick tablets if required. Personal medication.  Travel to Mackay Marina.

Group Numbers: Individuals and small groups are welcome with a maximum of 12 guests per trip.  Shared  cabins. 

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Hat, clothing,light winter clothing.
toiletries, medication, video/camera. Heaps of lures, poppers, jigs if you’re that way inclined, losses could be high. Suitable Lures will be available for sale onboard. 

Catch: Reef fish can be taken home, fillets and bag limits will be taken as per GBRMPA Regulations.  We do promote conservative fishing taking only a reasonable amount, minimizing our effect on the environment and fish stocks. 

Smoking: Is permitted on both vessels.  Raptor II smoking is permitted on the fly bridge, clear of guests and crew.  Smoking is allowed onboard Trigla on open decks, considering other passengers and crew comfort.

Safety: Passenger, Crew and safety of the vessel is paramount, with all steps taken to ensure a safe voyage.  Full crew assistance will be available if required, and special care needed due to remote location of charter.    

Spaces are very limited and all inclusive, including basic beer and wine.  Individuals and groups catered for.  For an awesome mother shipping adventure, book early to guarantee your place. 

If you are interested in finding out more about our boat charters you can contact Greg on Mobile: 0413 821 736

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Payment Details

We will require a 50% deposit to secure your booking and place on the Ultimate Mother shipping Charter. We suggest you pay as soon as possible to guarantee your position with places very limited.

Preference will be given to these people first. Deposits will be refunded provided your position is filled if you wish to cancel, or if possible all attempts will be made to book another suitable date.

Payment in full, is required 4 weeks before departure date. Unfortunately mother shipping charters are subject to weather conditions, and may be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. We recommend travel insurance to cover any cancellations costs with accommodation, airfares etc.

We look forward to looking after you on your fishing adventure, and please don’t hesitate to contact Reefari if we can help further with your bookings!!

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