DIY Group Booking – Swain Reefs / Shoalwater Bay - 7 Days

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By chartering for your own group, you can create your own itinerary, and let Eastern Voyager guide you on a trip of a lifetime to the Shoalwater Bay or Swain Reefs. Visit the diverse Shoalwater Bay for crabbing and fishing, or venture out to the Swain Reefs for some great offshore fishing – it’s your choice. The Swain Reefs have over 1,000 separate coral reefs within its boundaries for the keen angler to try their skills in both the shallow and deep reefs as well as drift fishing from the big boat. This is some of the best sport fishing you can get off the Queensland coastline. Join us for a self-guided tour, and make this a trip of a life time.

The price shown is a per person price based on a minimum of 14 people and a maximum of 20. Discounts are available to groups that pay for the full trip by the early payment date, as well as the trip organiser booking for their group online. Less than 14 people can travel, provided the daily rate of the vessel is paid based on 14 passengers. The early payment and online booking discount have been included in the online price. To book one of these trips, the Group Organiser simply needs to click on the ‘Book Now’ button for a quantity of 1 group, fill out their details, and we will be in contact to confirm your booking. 2021 PRICES: The cost for 2021 trips may be subject to a small increase if any licences and fees rise in the next 12 months.

If you are not able to charter the Eastern Voyager for your own group alone, please see our Organised Trips page for options where you can join another trip, or contact us about the dates you are interested in.

GROUP BOOKING ONLY: This DIY Group Charter is only available to those wanting to book the vessel for their own group with a minimum payment of 14 people per day for 7 days. Charters are based on groups of 14-20 guests, with a minimum group booking of 14 people.   Groups of less than 14 are able to book based on a minimum payment that is equal to 14 passengers per day that you charter. If you are an individual or small group, please refer to the organised trips to join an existing trip.

Day 1
Day 1

Departures are between 3.30 and 4.40pm from the Gladstone Marina off Bryan Jordan Drive.

Day 2
Days 2 to 6

On arriving at our destination overnight, we start off with a hearty breakfast and get straight into the fishing. Our whole time is spent finding those great catches for you, in between home-cooked meals and chilled beverages.

Day 3
Day 7

After a day of fishing, we return to port between 3am and 5am.

$2,786 pp for 7 nights

  • The cost of $2,786 per person is based on a 7 day trip to the Swain Reefs or Shoalwater Bay, and a daily rate per person for a minimum of 14 passengers. The price will vary depending on number of nights and people, and inclusions required. A group organiser can book for less than 14 people, so long as the minimum daily rate is met for 14 people.
  • 1. A GROUP EARLY PAYMENT discount of 5.0% ($140 per person) is available, reducing the cost to $2,646 per person.
  • 2. ONLINE BOOKING DISCOUNT: A further discount of 1.75% ($46 per person) is available when a Group Organiser makes an ONLINE BOOKING, taking our 7 day trip down to $2,600 per person.
  • ** By booking online and paying early, you can save $196 per person.
  • PAYMENT: Trips can be paid off over time once it has been organised with our administration. Please contact us directly to find out more.
  • SECURING YOUR TRIP: Once you have received a confirmation email from us after booking, please pay your non-refundable deposit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment in the case of more than one group interested in the same dates.
  • A boat licence is required should you wish to operate a tender.

What's not included:

  • 2021 PRICES: The cost for 2021 trips may be subject to a small increase if any licences and fees rise in the next 12 months.
  • Travel Insurance should be considered to reduce financial risk.
  • No fishing gear is provided. (A suggested list of tackle can be found on our Useful Links tab.) Tackle World Gladstone - 07 49723 692 offer (advice and terminal tackle) & Compleat Angler Gladstone (offer advice, terminal tackle to full set up if required) 07 4972 7283
  • BYO Beverages
  • Poly airline boxes are available for your flight home, and charges apply (notification prior or on departure applies).

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DIY Group Booking – Swain Reefs / Shoalwater Bay
Price From AUD $ 2,786/person
Total $ 2,786 AUD

Trip Facts

  • Minimum of 14 passengers, maximum of 20
  • 15 hours weather dependant
  • 'Space Left' of 1 indicates availability for 1 group organiser to book the trip


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