Come and experience some of the most sensational deep off shore reef and blue water game fishing this state has to offer!

  • access some of South Australia's best deep sea fishing spots
  • deep sea fishing charters, tuna and long range deep sea fishing charters, overnight liveaboard charters
  • established in 1998
  • longest-serving full-time fishing charter operator in the Marion Bay area
  • multi-award winning South Australian fishing charter
  • tourism accredited business since 2016
  • experienced skipper and deckhand onboard
  • great variety of fish to target
  • operates 7 days a week
  • now offering coastal and wildlife experiences with Marion Bay Ocean Safari

Reef Encounters Fishing Charters is a multi-award winning SA fishing charter which 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.

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After working alongside previous owner Mark Wynbergen as deckhand, Ryan Valente took over the fishing charter business in 2021, continuing a legacy of 23 years. Much the same as Mark, Ryan prides himself on a professionally operated experience.

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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 may include Wedge Island, Kangaroo Island, Althorpe Island, Investigator Strait, Neptune Island, Thistle Island and beyond

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

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Charter options include Deep Sea Day Fishing Charters, Deep Sea Southern Bluefin Tuna & Long Range Fishing Charters and Overnight Liveaboard charters.

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Group accommodation is available with each fishing charter, the accommodation is located in Marion Bay with extra nights available to rent.

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

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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.

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Gift Certificates available for purchase

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“Absolutely brilliant charter! Mark went right out of his way to find us the fish! Accommodation was 10/10 very spacious and comfy!.”


“Top notch charter here, the fishing was excellent with a big variety of fish caught. The crew work hard to keep the action constant. Excellent work guys. Can't wait to go again.”


“Four years in a row I have been out with these guys and they have never failed to deliver. Best charter in SA for tuna and mixed bags.”