Fish N Crab Charters offers unique and memorable fishing and crabbing charters out of Mooloolaba, Queensland, on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Originally established almost 18 years ago, it is the one of the first fishing charter operations in Mooloolaba. Our experienced and professional crew will take you on an adventure as you try your hand at several exciting fishing techniques including trolling, reef and wreck fishing and even setting and hauling crab traps. We target the most popular sport fish species including snapper, coral trout, wahoo, tuna, dolphin fish, mackerel, and even marlin and swordfish.

We offer ½, ¾, full-day and custom fishing charters, party cruises and corporate and group events aboard the Crusader 1, a 55 foot commercial crab and fishing vessel that has been completely refit to provide our passengers the best in comfort and safety. The roomy deck can accommodate up to 22 passengers with plenty of room to move around. And the bench seating, air-conditioned cabin, clean and modern deck and cabin restrooms, custom music system, and hard-cover canopy lets you fish and cruise in style. We truly feel we have the best charter fishing vessel in Mooloolaba, and our experienced, friendly and professional crew is second to none. Our goal is to provide all of our customers with a unique, enjoyable, rewarding, and memorable charter experience.

Our crew consists not only some of the most experienced fishermen in Australia, they are the most enthusiastic (some may say fanatical) fishing charter crews to ever set foot on board a vessel! Add in the fact that their entire focus is on looking after you, the customer, to make sure you have the best possible time out on the water, and you can begin to understand why we have so many people raving about our charters! Have a look on our “Meet the team” page to get up close and personal details on our team!

Our Vessel –Crusader 1 – is a true commercial fishing vessel. 55 foot long, with the largest possible deck-space to cabin ratio possible. It has been completely refit to accommodate up to 22 passengers and 3 crew in comfort, without sacrificing any of the advantages and safety of its commercial heritage. The ultra busy Christmas period aside, we try to keep numbers, unless its a single group, to a max of 18 (we actually try to keep it to 16 when ever possible!) at a time on board. This ensures our customers always enjoy a huge amount of space, and also immensely helps reduce those annoying tangles. This all just ensures an even more enjoyable day out all round.

Never fished before? NO PROBLEM! The crew are there to help you grasp the key elements as quickly as possible, and will happily help you out at any point.

We also believe that there are always new opportunities, techniques and equipment coming along that could just give the fishing enthusiast that extra little edge!

So we test them and if it seems like its both fun and useful we will make it available to our customers. For instance we actually supply plastics, as well as multiple types of other bait, for any customers that want to have a go!

Like the idea of such a large vessel but not that keen on the fishing aspect? We run Cruises, whale watching trips (in season of course), and together with Sunreef are even able to offer swimming with the whale trip as well as snorkelling and dive trips!