Charter Information

CHARTER INFORMATION & PRICING (please scroll down for schedule & availability)

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
Adults: $120
Kids (14+ years): $120
Kids (Under 10): UNSUITABLE

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

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

NEW!!!! 8-HOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE FISHING CHARTER (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 to start & healthy snacks
*all legal-sized fish caught by you, cleaned, filleted and bagged (bag limits apply)

Non-alcoholic drinks, (soft drinks and bottled 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 5 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 19/08/2022)

AUGUST 2022
Sat 20th 8am-2pm 6-hr FULLY BOOKED
Sun 21st 8am-12pm regular 1 SPOT LEFT
Sun Aug 28th 8am-12pm regular 2 SPOTS LEFT

SEPTEMBER 2022
Sat 3rd 8am-12pm regular 1 SPOT LEFT
Sun 4th 8-11am FATHER’S DAY family 8 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 4th 12-2pm FATHER’S DAY short FULLY BOOKED
Sat 10th 8am-12pm regular FULLY BOOKED
Sun 11th 12-6pm gummy/snapper FULLY BOOKED
Sat 17th 8-11am family
Sat 17th 12-4pm regular 2 SPOTS LEFT
Sat 24th 8am-12pm regular 8 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 25th 8am-12pm regular
Sun 25th 1-5pm regular
Mon 26th 3-5pm short 8 SPOTS LEFT
Wed 28th 4-7pm FULLY BOOKED
Thur 29th 3-7pm regular 8 SPOTS LEFT
Fri 30th 1-5pm regular 9 SPOTS LEFT

OCTOBER 2022
Sat 1st 6-10am regular 8 SPOTS LEFT
Sat 1st 11am-3pm regular
Sun 2nd 7.30am-3.30pm 8-HR (replacement for winter special)
Sat 8th 10am-4pm gummy/snapper 3 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 9th 10am-2pm regular FULLY BOOKED
Sun 16th 7.30-10.30am snapper 8 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 16th 11.30am-3.30pm regular 8 SPOTS LEFT
Mon 17th 10am-2pm regular
Sat 22nd 2-6pm regular
Sun 23rd 10.30am-2.30pm regular
Sat 29th 4.30-7.30pm snapper
Sun 30th 6.30-9.30am snapper
Sun 30th 10.30am-2.30pm regular 7 SPOTS LEFT

NOVEMBER 2022
Sat 5th 10am-1pm FULLY BOOKED
Sat 5th 2-6pm regular 8 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 6th 8am-12pm regular
Sat 12th 2-8pm gummy/snapper 7 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 13th 12-8pm 8-HR ALL-INCLUSIVE
Sat 19th 2-7pm 5-HR
Sun 20th 10.30am-1.30pm snapper 8 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 20th 2.30-6.30pm regular
Sat 26th 3.30-6.30pm snapper 6 SPOTS LEFT

DECEMBER 2022
Sat 10th 9.30am-1.30pm regular
Sun 11th 11am-7pm 8-HR ALL-INCLUSIVE
Mon 12th 5-8pm snapper
Sat 17th 8-11am family
Tue 20th 9am-1pm regular
Thu 22nd 12-3pm snapper
FRI 23rd – MON 26th CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Wed 28th 9-11am short
Wed 28th 12-4pm regular FULLY BOOKED
Thu 29th 12.30-4.30pm regular
Thu 29th 5.30-8.30pm snapper
Fri 30th 8am-12pm regular
Fri 30th 1-6pm 5-HR
Sat 31st 8am-2pm gummy/snapper

Due to rapidly rising fuel costs, the price of charter tickets for 2023 will increase by $10 per adult and $5 per 10-15yrs. Under 10s will still be free of charge.

JANUARY 2023
Jan 1st CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
Mon 2nd 9am-1pm regular 8 SPOTS LEFT
Mon 2nd 2-4pm short
Tue 3rd 9.30am-1.30pm regular
Tue 3rd 2.30-7.30pm 5-HR
Wed 4th 10am-2pm regular
Wed 4th 3-7pm regular
Thu 5th 7.30-11.30am regular
Thu 5th 12.30-4.30pm regular
Sat 7th 10am-4pm gummy/snapper 8 SPOTS LEFT
Sun 8th 10.30am-2.30pm regular
Sun 8th 3.30-6.30pm snapper
Tue 10th 6-9am snapper
Wed 11th 5-8pm snapper
Thu 12th 7-10am family
Sat 14th 8am-12pm regular
Sat 14th 1-4pm family
Sun 15th 8-11am snapper
Sun 15th 12-4pm regular
Mon 23rd 8-10am short
Wed 25th 6-9am snapper
Thu 26th AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND 11am-3pm regular
Fri 27th AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND 12.30-4.30pm regular
Sat 28th AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND 8am-4pm 8-HR ALL-INCLUSIVE
Sun 29th AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND 8-11am family
Sun 29th AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND 12-2pm short

FEBRUARY 2023
Sun 5th 9am-5pm 8-HR ALL-INCLUSIVE
Sat 11th 1.30-4.30pm snapper
Sun 12th 7.30-11.30am regular
Sun 12th 12.30-4.30pm regular
Sun 19th 10am-3pm 5-HR
Sat 25th 2.30-5.30pm family
Sat 25th 6.30-9.30pm snapper

MARCH 2023
Sun 5th 10.30am-3.30pm 5-HR
Fri 10th LABOUR DAY WEEKEND 5.30-8.30pm snapper
Sat 11th LABOUR DAY WEEKEND 2.30-8.30pm gummy/snapper
Sun 12th LABOUR DAY WEEKEND 6.30-10.30am regular
Sun 12th LABOUR DAY WEEKEND 11.30-3.30pm regular
Mon 13th LABOUR DAY WEEKEND 7-11am regular
Sun 19th 10am-1pm snapper
Sun 19th 2-5pm family

APRIL 2023
Sun 2nd 9.30am-1.30pm regular
Sun 2nd 2.30-6.30pm regular
Sat 8th EASTER SATURDAY 9.30am-1.30pm regular
Sat 8th EASTER SATURDAY 2.30-6.30pm regular
Sun 9th CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY
Mon 10th EASTER MONDAY 9.30am-1.30pm regular
Wed 12th 6-9am snapper
Fri 14th 7-10am snapper
Sat 15th 8-12pm regular
Sat 15th 1-6pm 5-HR
Sun 16th 8am-12pm regular
Sat 22nd ANZAC DAY WEEKEND 3-8pm 5-HR
Sun 23rd ANZAC DAY WEEKEND 10.30am-2.30pm regular
Sun 23rd ANZAC DAY WEEKEND 3.30-7.30pm regular
Mon 24th ANZAC DAY WEEKEND 12-8pm 8-HR ALL-INCLUSIVE
Tue 25th ANZAC DAY 8-10am short
Tue 25th ANZAC DAY 11-2pm family
Sun 30th 8am-2pm gummy/snapper

MAY 2023
Sun 7th 3-7pm regular
Sat 13th 1.30-7.30pm gummy
Sun 14th 1-5pm regular
Sat 20th 2-6pm regular
Sun 21st 9am-1pm regular
Sun 21st 2-6pm regular
Sat 27th 12-4pm regular
Sun 28th 7am-12pm 5-HR

CLOSED JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 2023 FOR WINTER

(September 2023 – May 2024 will be released mid-August 2023).

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, instagram, 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, provided they take place within 72 hours of the booking. Please contact us for the details.

Prices valid 01/08/2022 (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 (2 doses), irrespective of the current mandates in place, if any children aged 5 years or less will be on the same charter
  • 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.