Lakes Entrance Offshore Charters

Lakes Entrance Offshore Charters is based in Metung, on the Gippsland Lakes. This watery paradise is just a short boat ride to the inlet at Lakes Entrance that opens out into the open ocean of Bass Strait. Here you will have the chance to fish some of the best spots in the area as you traverse parts of the 90 mile beach.

Charter trips are held aboard ‘SECA’, a 28 foot custom-modified Power Cat that is licensed to carry up to 10 passengers into Bass Strait through Lakes Entrance Bar. The boat has been refitted with passenger comfort and safety in mind, offering a spacious fishing platform and space to sit down if you want to take a break. Powered by twin 300HP Four-stroke engines, SECA offers a powerful yet smooth ride to the fishing grounds, and the on board navigational electronics will help the experienced skipper put you in the best possible place to find fish.

Lakes Entrance Offshore Charters strive to offer you a personalized service adapted to the exact needs of your group. In general terms you can expect to be fishing for Snapper, Gummy Shark and Flathead among other species, with everything depending on the season and the conditions on the day. Departure times are flexible, as are pick up and drop off points: you can even chose to end your trip right outside a local Metung pub just in time for lunch.

In order to be employed by Lakes Entrance, skippers must be extremely well-qualified and experienced. Sarn Eckhardt, a keen and welcoming skipper himself, leads the operation and will only let the very best and most trustworthy skippers lead his charter trips. The company’s ethos is based around providing an honest, down to earth service that gives visiting anglers the chance to experience a fun and family friendly fishing trip.

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  • Private trip
    Ocean Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 10 persons
    A customised sportfishing trip tailored to the needs of the clients. Fishing often takes place at a productive spot about 8 miles out but we can travel up to 20-30 miles along the famous 90 mile beach depending on your requirements and the conditions. All fishing gear and bait is supplied, BYO food and drink. All people fishing will need to have a valid Victorian fishing license.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Snapper (Pink)

Boat Specs

Power Cat Custom () originally built in 1985, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki 4.2lt V6 engines.

28 ft
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Life Jackets
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Metung to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Sarn Eckhardt
Metung, Victoria, Australia
Member since September 2015
Sarn Eckhardt owns and operates Lakes Entrance Charters. He aims to provide an honest and down to earth service on every one of his charter trips, and only employs the best and most qualified skippers.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 86%

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Alisha W.
Springvale South, Victoria

Half day charter with sarn

VERIFIED   February 17, 2018
Had a great day on the fishing charter, caught plently of fish. Great crew, Captain had great knowledge.
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