B.A. Boat Hire & Charters

B.A. Boat Hire & Charters is located in North Haven and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. The crew also offer all-inclusive fishing charters! From local inshore trips through to action-packed tuna trips, there’s something for everyone. Join Skipper Ben, an experienced skipper and the company’s owner, and have an enjoyable day on the water.

Skipper Ben will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips in the local metro waters starting out of North Haven Boat Ramp. You’ll be mainly fishing for Squid, Leatherjacket, King George Whiting, Flathead, Flounder, and Salmon, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Our Offshore deep water fishing charters depart Victor Harbor chasing Tuna (Seasonal), Snapper, Sharks, Blue Morwong, Trevally, Nannygai to name a few.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 22’ Amara Centre Cabin that can safely take up to 5 fishos.

Quality Shimano rods, all the tackle, and plenty of bait will be provided for your day.

With over 18 years of experience in the boating industry, B.A. Boat Hire certainly knows how to make your fishing experience a safe and enjoyable one!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $224
    The crew's most popular option, this 4-hour charter is perfect for all the family. The target species include King George Whiting, Squid, Garfish, Blue Swimmer Crab, plus more! Hop aboard and enjoy a perfect trip for the whole family!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $264
    The crew's 6-hour charter heads a little further out, targeting species such as Shark, King George Whiting, Snook, Flathead, Salmon, and more! A great opportunity for the whole family to have a lovely time on the water! The trip will start at 7:30 a.m.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $462
    The ultimate adventure! You'll be chasing Bluefin Tuna(Seasonal), School Shark, Snapper, Gummy Shark, Nannygai, Morwong, as well as reef species. Please note – these offshore charters depart from The Bluff, Victor Harbor boat ramp.
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Queen Snapper (Australian)
    Australian Queen Snapper
    Flathead
    Flathead
    Shark (Gummy)
    Gummy Shark
    Trevally (Silver)
    Silver Trevally
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
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Bill G.
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Wonderful day on the water

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on March 2, 2024
Ben is a very professional guide who uses his extensive fishing and boating knowledge in conjunction with his friendly personality...
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Vlad G.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on April 3, 2023
The experience was so wonderful.The crew was excellent. I am highly recommending this captain and his crew. I will be...
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Shannon S.
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Xmas trip / 6 hour cherter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on December 3, 2022
Got this as a gift for my husband and brother and they had an absolute blast with Ben! Came home with the a great catch and...
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Excellent experience

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on June 12, 2023
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Thao D.
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Fishing with Ben

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on December 17, 2022
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FAQs about B.A. Boat Hire & Charters

B.A. Boat Hire & Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $170 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • AU $200 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • AU $350 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with B.A. Boat Hire & Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Confined space
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with B.A. Boat Hire & Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Variety of fresh bait provided)

B.A. Boat Hire & Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

B.A. Boat Hire & Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with B.A. Boat Hire & Charters include:
  • Flathead
  • Flounder
  • King George Whiting
  • Leatherjacket
  • Salmon (Australian)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Snook
  • Squid
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Captain

Ben Horrocks
North Haven, South Australia, Australia
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since June 2022
Skipper Ben is a seasoned angler that loves taking people out on Australia's rich inshore and offshore grounds. Join him aboard and have a beautiful day on the water catching fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Flathead Flathead
Flounder Flounder
King George Whiting King George Whiting
Leatherjacket Leatherjacket

Boat specs

Amara (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Confined space
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Variety of fresh bait provided

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.