Coffin Bay Fishing Safari

Coffin Bay Fishing Safari

4 Day Coffin Bay Fishing Safari

Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay are home to Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet and that is because it’s a fishing Mecca. The main fishing is for tuna. In addition to the fishing of Southern bluefin tuna, King George Whiting and Snapper, the region also now has a thriving aquaculture industry that farms the following species: tuna, yellowtail kingfish, abalone, mussels, oysters, and experimental farming in seahorses and crayfish.

This 4 day/4 night safari is based in Coffin Bay and enables you to target many of the areas species of Australian Salmon, Kingfish, Southern Bluefin Tuna, Blue Groper, Blue Morwong, Snapper, Shark, Nannagai, Swallow Tail, big Trevally as well as the famous King George Whiting, Flathead, Garfish, Snook, Australian Herring (Tommy Ruff), Trevally and Squid just to name a few!


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

On arrival into Port Lincoln, the seafood capital of Australia, you will be welcomed and greeted by your private guide from Australian Coastal Safaris.
You head straight out to beautiful Coffin Bay, home of arguably the world’s best oysters and your home for the next 4 nights. Coffin Bay is an area of outstanding beauty, and is home to a variety of important species of flora, fauna and of course many varieties of fish. There are no other comparable systems of bays and inlets in such compact form anywhere on the coast, which is why this area is classified as a maritime wilderness area.
After dropping off luggage, your Eyre Peninsula fishing adventure begins as you get to experience some of the best-kept secrets on the Peninsula.
Your first fishing destination will be some surf fishing. To get to your beach fishing destination you take a 40km drive on Flinders Highway, then wind down a dirt road to taking in some stunning views of the Southern Ocean and some of Australia’s very best but unknown beaches. Its 4WD only this private track which takes you some through enormous sand dunes before arriving on your own private beach ready for the hungry and fighting Australian Salmon.
You can literally cast out into these pristine waters from where the car is parked. The beach is littered with gutters close to the shoreline which is the perfect habitat for salmon. This untouched beach provides anglers an excellent opportunity to catch the hard fighting salmon, famous for their long hard runs and acrobatics.
This stunning location boasts kilometers of footprint free beaches and you will fish whilst watching the sun head on down into the west before making your way back to base in Coffin Bay.
Overnight Coffin Bay accommodation

Day 2

Today is an early start but will definitely be worth it. Today we board “Full Rip”, an 8.1m Markham Dominator Shark Cat powered by twin 150 horse powered Honda engines to minimize travelling time and to maximize fishing time. Full Rip is fitted out with the latest navigation and safety equipment as well as an onboard toilet. Using quality rods, reels, lures and fresh baits you are off to fish for Kingfish & Southern Bluefin Tuna for the day hopefully it will be a day of unforgettable fishing action.
We fish at the magnificent Greenly and Rocky Island locations which are rarely frequented by other fishing vessels, offering unexploited fishing potential and being rewarded with some outstanding fishing in some very beautiful, deep blue waters.
Back on shore after clean up, dinner will be prepared for you by your hosts as you freshen up, relax over a refreshing beverage and reminisce over the days thus far.
Overnight Coffin Bay accommodation

Days 3 & 4

Both days will include full day fantastic fishing opportunities by boat, the fishing will produce prized results not only for the dinner table but also quality sports fish and genuine fighters!
You will be reef fishing off shore for bigger species such as Blue Groper, Blue Morwong, Snapper, Shark, Nannagai, Swallow Tail, big Trevally and Salmon as well as spending time closer to land. It is these onshore grounds that are well renown for the famous King George Whiting as well as big Flathead, Garfish, Snook, Australian Herring (Tommy Ruff), Salmon, Trevally and Squid just to name a few!
Both days will depart the Coffin Bay boat ramp from 7.00am to get you fishing on the best tides and the best-suited weather. Your fishing day will finish by 4.00pm in which you will have plenty of opportunity to explore Coffin Bay.
Overnight Coffin Bay accommodation

Day 5

Your guide will take you back to the Port Lincoln Airport for your departure.

Hook up


Accommodation for the tour is in a luxe beach house located on the foreshore of the picturesque fishing village of Coffin Bay. Your hosts will take care of all meals and logistics so all you need to do is fish until your heart’s content.

Getting There

Tour commences from Port Lincoln. You are able to fly direct to Port Lincoln from Adelaide on either Regional Express or QantasLink.

When to Travel

Best time to visit is between late Jan and May when the weather is calmest and the Southern Bluefin Tuna are running, but tours are offered all year round.


4 days / 4 nights – $3450 per person (based on 4 anglers)

Other duration costs on request


Full Package Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Fishing charters
  • All fishing tackle, rods, bait, etc.
  • All meals including continental breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Waters, soft drinks, tea, coffee
  • 4 nights waterfront accommodation at Coffin Bay

What’s not included

  • Alcohol (You are able to order in advance or purchase on arrival)
  • Kayak, paddleboard, bike hire
  • Extra activities in Coffin Bay
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