Southern Coast Charters are a family-owned and operated business, which runs the largest and most comfortable fishing charters in the region, based in Port Fairy. Skipper Barry Pender has been fishing for over 50 years, so you can be sure of his skills to put you on the fish!
You’ll fish aboard the Southern Explorer – a 60’ custom-built cruiser boat, powered by twin 650 HP Yanmar engines. The vessel is prepared to take on any rough waters you may encounter. It comes equipped with a Gyro Stabilizer to help anyone who is prone to seasickness. There is plenty of space on board, and the boat can take up to 23 passengers.
It features a flybridge, and comes fitted with a fighting chair, outriggers, downriggers, centrerigger, tuna tubes, live-bait tank, and an ice-box. This vessel is well equipped for any extended overnight trips, with air-conditioning, 9 comfortable bunks, a kitchen with a fridge/freezer, a toilet and a hot shower, and a TV with a DVD player.
The crew caters to all skill levels, and uses high-quality fishing equipment. You’ll be fishing using live bait, and a range of artificial lures. They will be more than happy to clean and fillet your catch if you wish to prepare a delicious meal upon your return.
You’ll be able to try out a range of techniques, targeting Snapper, Shark, Mahi Mahi, Trout, Bass, Giant Trevally, Tuna, and Swordfish. There’s a variety of trips which will take you deep-sea offshore or reef fishing, or out to King Island.
Trips include food, snacks, and drinks, so all you need to bring is some sun protection. Recreational fishing licenses are required for the state of Victoria. The crew offers unique and exhilarating experiences that will appeal to your adventurous spirit.
Southern Coast Charters look forward to taking you out on a thrilling adventure, and putting you on some exciting fish!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Captain
About this listing
Custom Built (Cruiser) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 650HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.