Rip Charters - 42’ Big Blue

Beach Street
Queenscliff VI, Australia

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Boat Specs

Randall (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by a 430HP Volvo engine with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

42 ft
13 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Salmon (Australian)
Shark (Gummy)

Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher)

Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Queen)

Trevally (Silver)

Wrasse (Bluethroat)

With over 30 years of experience, Rip Charters offer exciting trips on Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. They are now also based out of the Queenscliff Marina, and offer year-round trips aboard their two boats - the 42’ Big Blue and the 36’ Rip Runner.

Big Blue is a 42’ Randall, which can reach top speeds of 14 knots with its 430HP Volvo engine. To get you out to where the fish are biting, it comes equipped with Raymarine navigational electronics, and also comes fitted with top quality rods & reels, including Penn, Ugly Sticks & Wilson Live Fibre rods, a large deck that is perfect for hosting up to 16 guests, all necessary safety gear, flybridge, full cover to protect you from both the rain and sun, and an on board toilet.

Rip Charters offer shared and private charters ranging from 5 to 8 hours, and target various species depending on season. You may target anything from Kingfish, Snapper, Australian Salmon, Flathead, King George Whiting, Squid, Trevally, Sweep, Barracouta, Calamari and other reef species, as well as Mako and Thresher Sharks, and even sometimes School, 7 Gill, Gummy and Blue Whaler Sharks. All charters include the use of fishing gear and bait, as well as fish cleaning, and bottled water. Don’t forget to organise your fishing license prior to your trip, and on the day bring along drinks and snacks, a cooler for your catch, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing.

Rip Charters endeavour to head out on Bass Strait for all game/sport fishing trips, however this is heavily influenced by weather conditions. They do tend to run charters in wet conditions, however, generally don’t proceed in wind conditions above 25 knots. In these cases, they will fish on Port Phillip Bay if conditions are favourable.

Rip Charters can organise corporate events, hens & bucks parties, birthdays, or a fun day out for you and your friends, and offer catering packages for all private charters.

Charters are also available aboard their 42’ Randall, as well as from Sorrento Pier.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

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, Master Card.

About the Company

Rip Charters
Queenscliff, 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: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%


  • Beach Street, Queenscliff
    VI 3225, Australia