Charter Information

CHARTER INFORMATION & PRICING (scroll down for schedule)

4-HOUR REGULAR SCHEDULED CHARTER (max 20)
Adults: $80
Kids (10 -15 years): $40
Kids (Under 10): Free

3-HOUR FAMILY SCHEDULED CHARTER (max 20)
Adults: $70
Kids (10 -15 years): $35
Kids (Under 10): Free

2-HOUR SHORT SCHEDULED CHARTER (max 20) (only during school holidays)
Adults: $50
Kids (10 -15 years): $25
Kids (Under 10): Free

Please note: for safety purposes, the following maximums apply to 2hr, 3hr & 4hr charters:
For every u/10 child there must be an accompanying adult.
For every 2 10-15yrs children there must be an accompanying adult.
A maximum of 1 u/10 child and 1 10-15yrs child can be accompanied by one adult.

6-HOUR GUMMY (& SNAPPER SEPT-MAR) SHARK FISHING CHARTER (max 14)
Adults: $120
Kids (14+ years): $120
Kids (Under 10): UNSUITABLE

5-HOUR FISHING CHARTER (max 14)
Adults: $100
Kids (10-15 years): $50
Kids (Under 10): UNSUITABLE

3-HOUR SNAPPER FISHING CHARTER (max 14) – September-March only
Adults: $80
Kids (14+ years): $80
Kids (Under 10): UNSUITABLE

NEW!!!! 8-HOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE FISHING CHARTER (max 12) September-March only
Adults: $250
Kids (under 14): UNSUITABLE
Kids (Under 10): UNSUITABLE

FISHING CHARTER INFO:
Our regular charters are very family-friendly and include:

*all bait and tackle
*an excellent selection of food (BBQ sausages in bread, salad & fruit snack packs and lamingtons or donuts)
*tea/coffee/hot milo & healthy snacks
*all legal-sized fish caught by you, cleaned, filleted and bagged (bag limits apply)

Drinks (spirit mixes, beer, cider (pending the granting of liquor licence), soft drink, and water), lollies, chocolates, chips and handwarmers are also available for purchase on board. The licensed bar is open between 9am-8pm Sun-Thur and 9am-11pm on Fri & Sat.

Fishing charters depart from and return to wave attenuator “Wangim Walk” adjacent to the end of Yarra Street, Geelong 3220. Sometimes, due to better parking, or better access on to the boat, the charter may leave from St. Helen’s Ramp, end of Swinburne Street, North Geelong 3215.

You are requested to arrive at the departure point at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

Fish you may catch on a charter include: flathead, snapper (pinkie if undersized), Australian Salmon, Rock Cod, garfish, (snotty and silver) Trevally, Tailor, Gurnard, whiting (silver or King George), snook, banjo shark, Port Jackson shark, Gummy shark, 7-gill shark, and School shark.

NEW FISHING CHARTER SCHEDULE (updated 18/05/2022)

MAY 2022
Sat 21st 1-5pm regular FULLY BOOKED
Sun 22nd 6-10am regular FULLY BOOKED
Sat 28th 1-5pm regular FULLY BOOKED
Sun 29th 7-10am family 4 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 29th 11am-3pm regular! FULLY BOOKED

EXTRA CHARTERS FOR QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND (11-13 JUNE):

Sat 11th June 8am-12pm regular
Sat 11th June 1-5pm regular 2 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 12th June 9am-12pm FULLY BOOKED
Sun 12th June 1-5pm regular 8 SPOTS LEFT
Mon 13th June 9am-5pm SPECIAL WINTER 8-hr charter $180pp 6 SPOTS LEFT

CLOSED FOR WINTER – 14th JUNE – 31st JULY, 2022

AUGUST 2022
Sat 6th 1.30pm-5.30pm regular
Sun 7th 7.30am-12.30pm new 5-hr charter!
Sat 13th 9am-1pm regular
Sun 14th 10.30-6.30pm SPECIAL WINTER 8-hr $180pp! 6 SPOTS LEFT Sat 20th 8am-12pm regular
Sun 21st 8am-12pm regular
Sat 27th 8-12pm regular
Sun 28th 8-12pm regular

SEPTEMBER 2022
Sat 3rd 8am-12pm regular
(FATHER’S DAY) Sun 4th 8-11am family
(FATHER’S DAY) Sun 4th 12-2.30pm short
Sat 10th 8am-12pm regular
Sun 11th 12-6pm gummy 2 SPOTS LEFT
Sat 17th 8-11am family
Sat 17th 12-4pm regular
Sat 24th 8am-12pm regular
Sun 25th 2-6pm regular
Mon 26th 3-5.30pm short
Wed 28th 4-7pm snapper FULLY BOOKED
Fri 30th 1-5pm regular

OCTOBER 2022
Sat 1st 6-10am regular
Sat 1st 11am-3pm regular
Sun 2nd 7.30am-3.30pm 8-hr

October 2022 – May 2023 dates will be released 1st August, 2022.
Should your preferred date be fully booked, you may join a waitlist by texting the name, number of people in the booking, and preferred date to 0491 713 236. Any last minute availabilities (due to COVID cancellations) will be posted on our Facebook page if there are no waitlisted bookings for that date.

**Anyone looking to re-book a charter (that has been postponed due to poor weather conditions or Covid restrictions), but cannot find dates suitable above, is welcome to book any time in the future that suits. There is no expiry on dates.

What a great way to spend a day or evening!

Please note: pricing is subject to change, minimum numbers are required for each charter and poor or dangerous weather conditions will result in a charter being postponed or cancelled. No one booking can take up more than 50% of full capacity on scheduled charters according to the restrictions in place at the time. Fishing licences are also required for people aged 18-69, unless exempt. Visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/fishing-licence to purchase prior to participating in a charter.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL and can be made by calling or texting Tracy on 0491 713 236, messaging via FB messenger on the FB page or emailing info@geelongfishingcharter.com.au from Saturday-Thursday. Whilst COVID19 restrictions are in place, pencilled bookings for dates will be accepted with a valid gift voucher number.

PAYMENTS:
Places are only confirmed once payment has been received.

EFTPOS:
Payments can be made over the phone via credit card. Please bring the credit card used for payment with you on the day of the trip to be sighted.

BANK TRANSFER:
Payments can also be made via bank transfer. Please contact us for the details.

Prices valid 01/03/2022 (and subject to change without notice)

COVID-19:
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours’ notice is required in order for a credit to be provided for any booking. Cancellation within this period forfeits the place and any monies paid towards a charter, unless a replacement can be found at short notice. To increase chances of finding a replacement, please message to let us know you are waiting on Covid results and we will try to offer waitlist places in case you cannot go.

* All passengers 12+yrs must be fully vaccinated, irrespective of the current mandates in place.

  • The vessel and the tackle provided is completely disinfected and sanitised between charters
  • Running water & soap is available in the toilet, wet (disinfectant) wipes, and concentrated sanitiser gel is available widely on board
    *Buckets of salt water and fresh towels are provided for each family/household group
  • The maximum number of people allowed on board is determined by the Covid19 restrictions in place at the time, to accommodate social distancing measures required at the time.