Longest-serving full-time fishing charter operator in the Marion Bay area

Access to some of South Australia's best deep-sea fishing spots

Experienced skipper, deckhand and great variety of fish to chase nearby


Reef Encounters Fishing Charters has been operating from Marion Bay and Pondalowie Bay on the lower Yorke Peninsula since 1998 and is the longest operating full time fishing charter in Marion Bay. Reef Encounters Fishing Charters is recognised as one of the foremost and leading fishing charter services in South Australia.

Mark Wynbergen started the fishing charter business in 1998 and has owned and operated it since with over 15 years' experience operating a fishing charter off Marion Bay, Mark prides himself on a professionally operated experience.

Reef Encounters operate in some of the best South Australian deep sea fishing hot spots and will take you on a fishing tour with destinations that include Wedge Island, Kangaroo Island, Althorpe Island, Investigator Strait, Neptune Island, Thistle Island and beyond.

The daily catch may consist of Snapper, Nannygai, Bluefin Tuna, King George Whiting, Sharks, Morwong, Groper, Samson, Trevally, Harlequin, Kingfish plus more.

Accommodation is included with each fishing charter, the accommodation is located in Marion Bay with extra nights available to rent subject to availability. Please see the accommodation page for more information.

The "Vixen" is a 45 foot Harriscraft customised long range charter vessel which has a custom fit-out, enclosed toilet, galley and ample shade and seating for all people on board.

Corporate groups are welcome to come and experience an offshore fishing tour as part of a corporate retreat or corporate team building activity with many other land based activities available locally.

Gift Certificates are available for purchase, please email sales@reefencounters.com.au with name, contact details and preferred charter package. Payment details and conditions of use will be advised on application.