Escape Day Trips
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FAQs


How many people do you take fishing?


We cater for up to 3 anglers on each charter. We undertake whole boat (private) charters.

How long do we fish for?


  • On our Escape Day Trips we are on the water by 7am and off the water between 3 and 4pm.
  • For our Extended Safaris we are on the water by 6am and off the water at 5pm.

Where do we meet?


For all our trips we pick you up from your accommodation if you are visiting the area, and from you place of residence if you are local. We will even drop you back again at the end of the day.

What time will you pick us up?


  • For Escape Day Trips this will depend on where you are staying and where we will be fishing. Generally pick-ups start around 5am. We aim to have you dropped back at your place between 5-6pm. Exact times will be discussed when you make your booking.
  • On Extended Safaris these logistics will be discussed while we tailor make your dream adventure holiday.

What do I need to bring on the Day?


  • A good hat.
  • Sun sensible clothing.
  • A good pair of sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen should you wish. (We do have it on the boat)
  • A towel.
  • If it’s wet season a raincoat.

Do you supply catering on the day?


Yes, we supply morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Cold water and cold soft drinks are also provided all day; you can bring any alcohol you wish to consume.

Do you supply tackle or do I need to bring my own?


  • We supply all lures, rods and reels. Everything is 1st class quality and in top condition. (supplied on a you break it ; you lose it; you pay for it basis)
  • You are more than welcome to bring your own rods, reels and lures should you wish.

If I was to choose to bring my own tackle, what should I bring?


Below is a general overview of the type of tackle you would require; if you plan on bringing your own gear, we will discuss this in more detail when you make your booking.

  • Rods – For casting heavy tackle we recommend something like a PE-8, 7’11” popping rod. For light tackle casting we recommend something like a PE-4, 7’ rod.
  • Reels – We suggest good quality reels with plenty of drag.
  • Line – Heavy Gear should be no less than PE-8. Light Gear PE-4 will do the trick.
  • Lures – For casting heavy tackle we recommend poppers and stickbaits weighing 120 – 160 grams. For light tackle casting, poppers and stick baits from 30 – 80 grams will suffice.

Can I keep my catch?


We are primarily a catch and release outfit, however we understand people will want to take something home, other than photos. If it’s good table fare and of legal size and within bag limits… Yes.

How do I book?


Send us a message and we will start planning your next sportfishing adventure.

How much does it cost?


Escape Day Trips

  • Whole boat booking $1200 per day

Remote Safaris

  • Whole boat Booking $1800 per day

How do I pay?


We prefer all charter deposits and balances be paid by direct deposit prior to commencement of your charter.

Bank: ANZ

BSB: 014-538

Account #: 398037339

Acount Name: Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris Pty Ltd

Swift Code: ANZBAU3M

Your Reference: [surname; date of charter]

The details of the bank account will also be provided when you make your enquiry.

We have mobile EFTPOS facilities to handle incidentals such as tackle and merchandise on the day of the charter.

Escape Day Trips Terms and Conditions:


A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance remaining is to be paid 1 week prior to charter commencing.

All charters are subject to weather conditions and we reserve the right to cancel any trip due to bad weather. In the event of a cancelation due to weather conditions the client may nominate, a full refund or choose an alternative day for their charter. In the event of such a cancellation CSSS is not liable for any ancillary costs/damages that may be incurred by the client as a result of the cancellation.

If the client decides to cancel the charter the following cancellation policy applies.

>30 Days notice 100% refund.
< 30 Days 0% refund.
All clients will be issued tackle tabs at the commencement of each charter. Lures, fishing rods and reels are supplied on a basis of; if you break it or lose it, you replace it and the cost will be added to your tackle tab. All tackle tab balances must be paid by the completion of charter i.e. at the boat ramp, unless prior arrangements have been made with management.

Alcoholic beverages are allowed on-board the vessel; responsible consumption of alcohol is expected.

The client permits any authorised representative of “CSSS” to administer first aid treatment and/or arrange transfers to a hospital / medical facility if such actions are required as determined by the skipper of the vessel.

“CSSS” is to be released of any liability in relation to any injuries or other incidents that may occur on-board any of our vessels. “CSSS” makes every effort to ensure the safety of all on-board through our safety procedures and trained staff.

Boating and Fishing Regulations- Fishing will be conducted within the Fishing Limits and Boating Regulations determined by the laws of Queensland.

Actual reef destinations are at the Skipper’s discretion.

GST & EMC are included in the charter price.

Extended Safari Terms & Conditions:


A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. Balance of fees is to be paid 2 weeks prior to commencement of charter. Should the client choose to cancel the charter then the following terms apply: If less than 8 weeks’ notice is given, a 100% cancellation fee applies.

All charters are subject to weather conditions and we reserve the right to alter or cancel any part of the trip due to bad weather. In the event of a cancelation due to weather conditions the client may nominate, a full refund of the fishing portion of the trip (accommodation and catering portion is non-refundable); or choose an alternative time slot for their charter. In the event of such a cancellation CSSS is not liable for any ancillary costs/damages that may be incurred by the client as a result of the cancellation.

All clients will be issued tackle tabs at the commencement of each charter. Lures, fishing rods and reels are supplied on a basis of; if you break it or lose it, you replace it and the cost will be added to your tackle tab. All tackle tab balances must be paid by the completion of charter i.e. prior to checking out of the accommodation, unless prior arrangements have been made with management.

The client permits any authorised representative of “CSSS” to administer first aid treatment and/or arrange transfers to a hospital / medical facility if such actions are required as determined by the skipper of the vessel.

“CSSS” is to be released of any liability in relation to any injuries or other incidents that may occur on-board any of our vessels. “CSSS” makes every effort to ensure the safety of all on-board through our safety procedures and trained staff,

Boating and Fishing Regulations- Fishing will be conducted within the Fishing Limits and Boating Regulations determined by the laws of Queensland.

Actual reef destinations are at the Skipper’s discretion.

GST & EMC are included in the charter price.

Travel Insurance


“CSSS” advises that clients take out travel insurance whilst participating on our charters. In rare occasions circumstances may cause events beyond “CSSS” control. “CSSS” cannot be held responsible for lost holiday time, charter costs, lost or damaged luggage, or medical costs. For a minimal cost travel insurance provides peace of mind and covers clients in those rare occasions. Feel free to discuss your travel insurance requirements with “CSSS”.

Gift Certificate Terms & Conditions


  • Certificates are not refundable for cash.
  • Certificates must be presented in person on the day of charter.
  • Certificate is valid for 12 months from date of issue.
  • Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris accepts no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen certificates.

 


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