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Reef Encounters Fishing Charters


Reef Encounters Fishing Charters is a multi-award winning fishing charter business offering deep sea fishing charters, 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.

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.


  • Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

  • Activities


  • Membership

    Charter Vessel Association
    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation