Rip Charters - 36’ Rip Runner

(3) In demand!
Harbour Street
Queenscliff VI, Australia

Providing memorable fishing experiences since 1986, Rip Charters have over 30 years of experience helping their customers catch their fish of a lifetime in Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Fishing out of both Queenscliff and Sorrento, they run their two boats in the Melbourne area all year round.

“Rip Runner” is a 36’ Steber boat that is powered by a 320 HP Caterpillar engine. The boat’s spacious deck has plenty of room for up to 16 guests, and there is ample seating available for relaxation. With high quality electronics by Raymarine on board, as well as all the necessary fishing and safety gear, the boat is perfectly fitted out for providing great days on the water.

When fishing with Rip Charters, you can choose how long you want to be on the water - they run a variety of trips at different lengths. It all depends on how much time you want to spend on the water and how big a fish you want to catch! Potential target fish include the much sought-after Snapper, as well as huge Kingfish, Sharks, and reef fish such as Flathead, Whiting, Salmon, and Squid. Any legal fish you would like to take home for dinner will be cleaned and bagged for you by the crew.

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. Catering packages are available for all special social events.

Everything you need for a fun fishing experience is on board, including rods and reels, tackle, and bait. Just make sure you are in possession of a valid Victoria fishing license before coming aboard the boat!


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 15 Oct - 15 May
    US$ 1691
    up to 12 persons
    + US$ 140
    each additional person
    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$ 1335
    up to 12 persons
    + US$ 111
    each additional person
    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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1157
    up to 12 persons
    + US$ 96
    each additional person
    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 15 Oct - 15 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).
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 111
    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
      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.
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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
14 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck 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
Queenscliff, 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: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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