Off The Hook Fishing Charters

4.08
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews See all 4 reviews
Launching Way
Melbourne VI, Australia

Off The Hook Fishing Charters are based in Melbourne, Australia from October to March. Whether you are looking to fish in Port Phillip Bay for Snapper, in Western Port Bay for Gummy Shark or the delicious table fish King George Whiting, or in Portland for Bluefin Tuna or Mako Shark - Skipper Joe and his friendly crew are here to ensure you have an experience of a lifetime. They will do their best to send you home with a tasty catch, while providing you with some onboard tuition throughout the day.

Off The Hook Fishing Charters offer half-day trips on either Port Phillip Bay or Western Port Bay, departing from Carrum, Sorrento or Hastings. You will head out on their 29ft Hydrofield boat, which can accommodate up to 10 people, and target popular species such as Snapper, King George Whiting, Yellowtail Kingfish, Calamari, Gummy and Mako Sharks. The boat is powered by twin 200HP Yamaha engines, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, as well as an icebox and toilet. Trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as cleaning and bagging of your catch.

From April to July during the annual Tuna season, Off The Hook Fishing Charters are based out of Portland, Victoria. Join one of their half-day Portland Bay trips, or a full-day shared or private offshore charter, for a thrilling adventure targeting Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Shark and more.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 28 Feb
    US$ 1114
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 92
    each additional person
    Target Snapper or King George Whiting. Trip departs from either Carrum (Port Phillip Bay) or Hastings (Western Port Bay).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 28 Feb
    US$ 557
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 92
    each additional person
    Target Snapper or King George Whiting on these half-day trips, which run from October to February. Trip depart at 5:30am or 12:30pm from either Carrum (Port Phillip Bay) or Hastings (Western Port Bay).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 28 Feb
    US$ 557
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 92
    each additional person
    Target Snapper or King George Whiting on these half-day trips, which run from October to February. Trip depart at 5:30am or 12:30pm from either Carrum (Port Phillip Bay) or Hastings (Western Port Bay).
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Shark (Gummy)
Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Pink)
Whiting

Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Hydrofield (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Joe Branca
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Member since April 2016
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At the helm of Off the Hook Fishing Charters is Joe Branca, a lifelong fisherman who has been fishing the waters of Melbourne for over 20 years. He started Off the Hook Fishing Charters in 2012 and works hard to put his customers on the best bite all year round, targeting Bluefin Tuna in Portland from April to July, and Snapper and Whiting in Melbourne (Carrum and Hastings) the rest of the year. For him, getting customers their prized fish never gets old, and he loves seeing the look on peoples faces as they reel in a trophy catch.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 93%

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Customer Reviews

4.08 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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It was drizzling when we went fishing but that didn’t dampened the will of Capt Joe and Rob to create a fantastic fishing experience for our family. We hunted the waters and ended up with 4 Pinky Snappers and a Whiting. A very knowledgeable crew and fun to spent time with. Highly recommended for anglers of all experience level. Joe and Rob, hope to see you guys again in our next trip.

Fished February 15, 2018
Joe Branca (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 16, 2018

It was a pleasure to take you and your family out thank and have a safe trip back home

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Booked charter for birthday present for husband (and took 4 relatives). Their feedback-good trip, enjoyed the experience and managed to catch a few fish. Only disappointment and downside was not having fish scaled and cleaned as it is stated as a part of the service provided on charter.

Fished January 6, 2018
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Fished December 23, 2016
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