Our services

Fishing Charter

With over 30 years of deep sea fishing off Ballina NSW, we've got plenty of marks, and a wealth of experience to make sure you take home a feed.

6-8 passengers. Mostly bottom fishing and trolling. BYO lunch. All Bait and Tackle Included


$160 per person full day 6-7hrs

$100 per person half day 3-4hrs

Whale Watching

When the whales are putting on a show, Ballina Charters will get you as close to the action as we can, whilst still giving these gentle giants space.

1-15 passengers. Includes tea, coffee and softdrink. BYO lunch and don't forget your cameras!


$100 per adult half day

$80 per child half day

River Cruising

There's just nothing like cruising along the beautiful Richmond River. Chuck in a line, or just take it easy with some tunes, a beer and a feed of prawns. Ahhhh.

1-15 passengers. Includes tea, coffee and softdrink. If you're thinking about more of an event with alcohol and catering. Please contact us for a tailored quote.

What else we provide?

Bait and Tackle

Don't worry, we take care of all of the gear needed for the day out on the ocean.

Light refreshments

Tea and coffee are provided. Unfortunately we are a dry boat while at sea. Once safely back across the bar, you can crack one open.

Safety equipment

This is a fully survey compliant vessel, with a license to carry 12 passengers. All life-jackets and rafts are in great condition and checked regularly.

What our customers say

What a great trip out this was. Dave took my team and I out for the day fishing and we weren't disappointed. We all caught a few decent snappers and some nice pearlies too. Will book again when we're back in town for sure. 

Barry D.

We came whale watching as part of my birthday celebrations. It was a very pleasant day on the water with the Ballina Charters crew. The humpbacks put on a show for us as we watched from a respectable distance. Thank you for a lovely experience.

James Stevens


About us

“If the sea is flat, we’re heading east” is the Ballina Charters mantra. And when the bar behaves itself,  weather permitting, we take the Versatile out across to try our luck on the many marks we’ve acquired over the years of fishing the Ballina, Byron Bay and Lennox Head area.

In addition to the fishing, we often get treated to pods of dolphins riding the bow wave. Or get to experience the majestic humpbacks on the migrations up and down the coast. 

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