Sandybottom Boat Charters offers a wide variety of fishing charters and boat cruises in the Newcastle region, covering Newcastle Harbour and offshore.

We specialise in individual fishing charters such as reef and game fishing for both offshore and river, as well as survey work and corporate functions.

Bird watching cruises and whale watching are available, as is our more personal “ashes to sea” parting cruise.

Daniel Fitzgerald, the skipper, has over 20+ years experience of fishing and boating and now enjoys sharing his passion with others. The vessel “Sandy” is surveyed for 7 + 1 people with NSW Maritime. Daniel has a remarkable knowledge of fishing grounds off Newcastle ensuring your day on the water is filled with excitement.

First surveyed in 2004, the boat “Sandy” is a Spacecraft 7-metre purpose built vessel built by Belpray at Toronto, Lake Macquarie. The vessel is powered by twin Yamaha 100 horse power 4 stroke motors, has a half cabin, some  undercover area and  room for fishing for up to 7 people.

Sandy Bottom Boat Charter specialises in personal service for small groups from 4 to 7 people. Whether it be a family occasion, small business get-together, friends, colleagues or interest groups we can arrange the trip to suit you.

For an unforgettable day on the water, Sandy Bottom Boat Cruises will ensure just that.


Just a quick note to thank you for your hospitality yesterday. Our clients had a great time.
Cheers Michael
Michael Dries, MAD Media Group
Just a short line to say that my sons and I had a great day on your fishing charter boat last week. At first I was somewhat sceptical about the size of your boat and whether we would catch anything.

Good to see you updated your wesite and included some of the fish that we caught including my Blue Groper catch and Ray’s “catch of the day” Snapper (Well done Ray)

A fantastic day
Can’t wait to do it again

Joe Royston