Rip Charters - 36’ Rip Runner

Sorrento VI, Australia

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Boat Specs

Steber (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by a 320HP Caterpillar engine with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

36 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)
Yellowtail Amberjack

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 36’ Steber Rip Runner comes powered by a 320HP Caterpillar 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 13 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 4, 5, 6 and up 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 include all necessary fishing gear and fish are cleaned and bagged for you at the end of the trip. 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, or Harbour St Queenscliff.

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
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Penn, Ugly Sticks & Wilson Live Fibre rods
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Bottled water
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
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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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  • Esplanade, Sorrento
    VI 3943, Australia