Reef Encounters Fishing Charters

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Reef Encounters Fishing Charters is a multi-award winning South Australian fishing charter and tourism business offering deep sea fishing charters, Southern Bluefin Tuna long range fishing charters and liveaboard overnight fishing charters operating from the stunning Pondalowie Bay and Marion Bay on the lower Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

Mark Wynbergen started the business in 1998 and Reef Encounters is the longest operating full-time fishing charter in the Marion Bay area. Mark is a highly experienced skipper and a full-time deckhand is always onboard to assist people during each charter.

Reef Encounters Fishing Charters has access to some of South Australia’s best deep-sea fishing hot spots and destinations that include Wedge Island, Althorpe Island, Neptune Islands Investigator Strait and beyond.

The daily catch may consist of Snapper, Nannygai (Bight Redfish), Southern Bluefin Tuna (seasonal), King George Whiting, Gummy Sharks, School Sharks, Blue Morwong/Queen Snapper, Blue Groper, Samsonfish, Trevally, Harlequin, Yellowtail Kingfish, Swallowtail plus much more.

Accommodation is available with each charter booking with Reef Encounters owning and managing two houses in the Marion Bay township, the accommodation is also available to rent for additional nights to extend your stay.

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


Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife Sports Tours





Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Charter Vessel Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Australian Tourism Accreditation

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