Rip Charters - 36’ Rip Runner

Esplanade
Sorrento VI, Australia

Rip Charters are a local 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 12 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Private
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Oct - 31 May
    US$ 1686
    up to 12 persons
    Book the whole boat for you and your group! Our 8-hour trips run from mid-late October until the end of May, and can cater to beginners or experienced anglers. We will fish the reef systems around Port Phillip Heads, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. Targeting Snapper, Whiting, Trevally, Gummy Shark, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Squid and a variety of reef species. When conditions allow, we will also target Kingfish and Shark (Mako, Thresher, 7 Gill, Blue, Gummy).
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Private
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1331
    up to 12 persons
    Book the whole boat for you and your group. Trips depart all year round, and can cater to beginners or experienced anglers. We will fish the reef systems around Port Phillip Heads, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. Targeting Snapper, Whiting, Trevally, Gummy Shark, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Squid and a variety of reef species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Private
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1153
    up to 12 persons
    Book the whole boat for you and your group. Trips depart all year round, and can cater to beginners or experienced anglers. We will fish the reef systems around Port Phillip Heads, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. Targeting Snapper, Whiting, Trevally, Gummy Shark, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Squid and a variety of reef species.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Oct - 31 May
    US$ 140
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    8-hour trips run from mid-late October until the end of May and are suited to both the beginner or experienced angler. We will fish the reef systems around Port Phillip Heads, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, targeting Snapper, Whiting, Trevally, Gummy Shark, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Squid and a variety of reef species. When conditions allow, we will also target Kingfish and Shark (Mako, Thresher, 7 Gill, Blue, Gummy). Please note: a min of 6 people is required for charters to run.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 110
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    Departing all year round, these trips are to both the beginner or experienced angler, fishing the reef systems around Port Phillip Heads, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. We will target Snapper, Whiting, Trevally, Gummy Shark, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Squid and a variety of reef species. Please note: a min of 6 people is required for charters to run.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip - Shared AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 96
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    Departing all year round, these trips are to both the beginner or experienced angler, fishing the reef systems around Port Phillip Heads, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. We will target Snapper, Whiting, Trevally, Gummy Shark, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Squid and a variety of reef species. Please note: a min of 6 people is required for charters to run.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip - Shared PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    US$ 96
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    Departing all year round, these trips are to both the beginner or experienced angler, fishing the reef systems around Port Phillip Heads, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. We will target Snapper, Whiting, Trevally, Gummy Shark, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Squid and a variety of reef species. Please note: a min of 6 people is required for charters to run.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Flathead
  Gurnard
  Salmon (Australian)
  Shark (Gummy)

  Shark (Mako)
  Shark (Thresher)
  Snapper (Pink)
  Snapper (Queen)

  Trevally (Silver)
  Whiting
  Wrasse (Bluethroat)
  Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

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

Length
36 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard

About the Charter Operator

Rip Charters
Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
Member since September 2015
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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%

Sorrento Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Awesome day with a great bunch of people.
Thank you for the experience

Fished February 4, 2018
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Early morning trip just outside the heads. Didn’t live up to previous experience with no trawling or drinks/coffee and 12 people on the boat when we only had eight last year.

Fished January 5, 2018
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Fished December 27, 2017
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