Rip Charters - 42’ Big Blue

(2) In high demand!
Esplanade
Sorrento VI, Australia

Rip Charters are a locally owned and operated company that have been providing quality fishing charters on Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait since 1986. With over 30 years of experience, they are the leaders in charter fishing throughout Victoria. Based in the charming town of Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, Rip Charters offer trips all year round aboard their two boats - the 42’ Big Blue and the 36’ Rip Runner.

The 42’ Big Blue Randall comes powered by a 430HP Volvo engine, which can take it to maximum cruising speeds of 14 knots. It boasts a large deck with ample seating and is able to accommodate groups of up to 16 passengers. This vessel is fitted with quality Raymarine navigational equipment perfect for locating the action down below, as well as a flybridge, full cover to protect you from the elements, toilet, and all necessary fishing and safety gear.

Rip Charters offer shared and private trips ranging from 5 to 8 hours. Depending on the season, you will target species such as the popular Snapper, Kingfish, Flathead, Whiting, Salmon, Squid, and other reef fish. These waters are also home to Mako, Blue Whaler and Thresher Sharks, for those seeking even bigger action. Trips including fishing gear, fish cleaning, and bottled water. Don’t forget to bring drinks and snacks, a cooler for your catch, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, and to organise your fishing license prior to the trip!

Why not let Rip Charters organise your next social event! Fishing charters are a great option for corporate events, bucks or hens parties, birthdays, or just a fun day out with mates. Trips can run from 4 to 10 hours, and catering packages are available for all special social events.

Charters depart from Sorrento Pier, located on The Esplanade, Sorrento, and can include pick-up from the Queenscliff Marina upon prior arrangement. Rip Charters also offer trips that depart from Queenscliff, and also run charters aboard their 36’ boat.


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Randall (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980. Powered by a 430HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
16 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Flathead
 
Gurnard

 
Salmon (Australian)
 
Shark (Blue)

 
Shark (Mako)
 
Shark (Thresher)

 
Snapper (Pink)
 
Snapper (Queen)

 
Trevally (Giant)
 
Whiting

 
Wrasse (Bluethroat)
 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Raymarine
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Raymarine
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Raymarine
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Raymarine
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
tea and coffee
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
 
You Keep Catch
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Charter Operator

Rip Charters
Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
Member since September 2015
Rip Charters are a locally owned company that have been providing fishing charters on Melbourne’s productive waters since 1986. They now operate two boats that are ready and equipped to provide you with a thrilling experience, and offer departures from both Sorrento and Queenscliff. Your knowledgeable and highly experienced skippers, Phil and Dan, look forward to getting you out on the water and reeling in various local species.
Response time: 26 hours
Response rate: 83%

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Had an awesome time! Definitely recommend it. Beginner friendly and the crew were super friendly and helpful. We had so much fun!

Konnie Ear  • Fished March 13, 2017
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Caught fish that we was after just not a lot of or size

Gwmwater Mobile8  • Fished January 12, 2017
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