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Reel Time Fishing Charters Portland

Lee Breakwater Road
Portland VI, Australia

Join Reel Time Fishing Charters from May to July on the Portland waters to hunt down the mighty Southern Bluefin Tuna. You will be in great hands with one of Melbourne’s most successful charter operations and one of Victoria’s best saltwater fisherman. Skipper and owner, Matt Cini, has a wealth of local knowledge and has earned the nickname ‘Genie’ due to his sixth sense for constantly tracking down popular species.

Matt’s passion for fishing began as a young boy, spending years exploring the bays and water surrounding Melbourne. He is particularly skilled at targeting Snapper, Gummy Shark and King George Whiting, while more recently, he has mastered Portland’s Southern Ocean during Bluefin Tuna season, having caught many trophy fish over the last few years.

Your trip will be aboard a 2014 30’ Pelagic boat, which comes with twin 400HP Mercury outboard motors to get you to the action fast. It is fitted with Furuno navigational electronics, and a private plumbed toilet for your comfort. When targeting Tuna, this boat is equipped for eight guests and offers a spacious deck with partial cover to protect you from the elements.

Although trips are geared towards targeting Bluefin Tuna, there is the possibility of encountering other pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi or Albacore Tuna. Charters depart daily at 8:00am from the Portland Public Boat Ramp and return at 4:00pm. The crew use the highest quality gear and tackle possible to ensure you get the most out of your day, and will also clean your Bluefin Tuna for you as desired.

Not only will you head out on the water in safe hands, but you will be with a highly respected fisherman that is eager to catch even more fish than you do, and will do all he can to help you catch the fish of a lifetime. Matt and the Reel Time Fishing Charters crew look forward to seeing you in Portland during the May to July Tuna peak season, or for the rest of the year out of Carrum and Martha Cove to fish Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Portland Tuna - Weekend (Private)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 1361
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 226
    each additional person
    This is a private 8-hour trip targeting Southern Bluefin Tuna in Portland. Trips run from May to July and can accommodate up to 8 people. We will supply quality gear, tackle, bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Portland Tuna - Midweek (Private)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 1134
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 226
    each additional person
    We offer a midweek special for our private 8-hour Portland trips. Join us as we target the mighty Southern Bluefin Tuna, and other species in the area. We will supply quality gear, tackle, bait, and catch cleaning and filleting. Trips are suited for up to 8 people and run from May to July.
  • Shared trip
    Portland Tuna (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 226
    per person
    Join us for a shared 8-hour trip targeting Southern Bluefin Tuna in Portland. These trips run from May to July and can accommodate up to 8 people. We provide bait, tackle and quality gear, as well as catch cleaning and filleting. Trips require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Tuna (Albacore)
  Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Pelagic (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 400HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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
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
Visa
Mastercard

About the Captain

Matt Cini
Portland, Victoria, Australia
Member since July 2016
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Matt Cini first started fishing with his uncles at the young age of 8. It quickly became his passion, and so at the age of 24, he decided to start his own fishing charter business. He has been in the industry for many years and has acquired much knowledge and experience along the way. In fact, there is most likely nothing that Matt doesn’t know about fishing in Port Phillip Bay! If you are looking to fish with one of Victoria's best charter operators, then you really need not look any further.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 75%

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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WHAT A FABULOUS DAY WITH A GREAT CREW AND THE 140kg TUNA CERTAINLY COMPLETED THE EXPERIENCE TO PERFECTION.

Fished May 14, 2018
Matt Cini (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 15, 2018

What a day fishing Portland you where a fantastic group thank you.

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