On arrival we were shown onto the boat and each given a fishing rod. There were benches round the side of the boat so we could sit in the shade next to our rods and seats inside with tables for those that didnt want to be outside. The friendly crew privided travel sickness pills as we set off to travel ten miles out to sea!
Once we were far enough out to sea the captain stopped the boat and the friendly crew handed out buckets of bait. They were on hand to show us how to put the bait on the hooks and to let the lines out properly. They also came running when we cried for help because of stuck lines, lost hooks or to get the wriggly fish off the hooks and identify them as edible for us!
Deep sea fishing with an autistic child?
This would depend on your child.
They would have to be ok with being on a boat for a few hours and in order to get the most out of the experience they would need to be able to follow instructions.
My son enjoyed the trip but got a little upset about the fish having to die and at one point tried to rescue them!
I booked a half day trip with Queen Fleet Deep Sea Fishing at a cost of $49 per person including equipment hire. Queen Fleet Deep Sea Fishing run daily full and half day fishing trips from Clearwater bay and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org