Reef Encounters

Experience some of the most sensational offshore reef and blue water game fishing South Australia has to offer!

WHAT WE OFFER

Established in 1998, Reef Encounters is the longest-serving full-time fishing charter operator in the Marion Bay area. As a multi award winning and tourism accredited business, we pride ourselves on delivering a high quality experience for all.

Operating out of Pondalowie Bay in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, the Southern-most tip of the Yorke Peninsula, we have access to world class locations right on our doorstep.

With multipe tour offerings operating seven days a week, a great variety of fish to target, and an experienced skipper and deckhand on board at all times, Reef Encounters delivers an unmatched charter experience.

On board with us, you'll encounter...

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A HIGH QUALITY EXPERIENCE

At Reef Encounters, we believe in giving you the best possible experience. It's why we've got great gear, a capable vessel, and highly trained crew.

We have an outstanding reputation in the charter boat industry which has been built on our quality of fishing, reliability, client loyalty, customer service and longevity of the business spanning over two decades.

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ACCESS TO REMOTE LOCATIONS

We operate in some of South Australia's best deep sea fishing locations. The area is surrounded by amazing offshore reef systems, spectacular islands, breathtaking scenery and species-rich cobalt blue waters.

Fishing destinations may include Althorpe Island, Wedge Island, Kangaroo Island, Investigator Strait, Neptune Island and beyond.

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A VAST ARRAY OF SPECIES

We aim to catch a variety of deep water table fish rarely encountered in the shallower gulf waters of the state, as well as provide the opportunity to seek iconic trophy species such as Southern bluefin tuna and samsonfish.

The daily catch may consist of snapper, nannygai, Southern bluefin tuna, whiting, blue morwong, sharks, and more.

OUR CHARTERS

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STANDARD FULL DAY

Deep Sea Charter | $280pp | 7:30am - 4pm

Boasting up to 8.5 hours on the water, with access to some of South Australia's best deep sea fishing spots. With an experienced skipper and deckhand onboard, this is our recommended day for those who have never been on a charter before, but is also perfect for the seasoned fisherman.

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EXTENDED FULL DAY

Deep Sea Charter | $380pp | 6:30am - 6pm

Hoping to target a wider variety of species? Keen to be on the water for as long as possible? Then our Extended Full Day charter is for you. With almost 12 hours at sea, the opportunities are endless. An extended day on the water allows us to jig for sports fish, troll for tuna, and still have time to fish the bottom for some prime table species as well.

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OVERNIGHT LIVE-ABOARD

Deep Sea Charter | POA | 2-3 Days

Due to the impacts of Covid-19, our overnight charters have been on a temporary hiatus. Rest assured, with restrictions all but gone, we're working hard to bring this immensely popular tour offering back bigger and better than ever. Join our waitlist to be the first to know once a limited range of dates are released.

Overnight Live Aboard Waitlist

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Accommodation

Reef Encounters manage two charter accommodation houses located in Marion Bay that can be booked as part of your fishing experience. Charter accommodation is commonly booked for two nights, the night before the charter and the night of the charter. One house is allocated per group so no shared accommodation is required.

With prices from just $30 per person, per night, and no obligation to use if your charter is cancelled due to adverse weather, we think it's a no-brainer!

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

"Great value for money experience, big fish, great service and knowledge provided by Captain Ryan."

— TONY

"We had an amazing time and will be reminicing this weekend for a long time to come!"

— DENISE

"Great day on the water. Plenty of fish, Ryan does a great job looking after the crowd."

— BOHDAN