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Enjoy Fishing in Portland, Victoria with Captain Kavin

Cuddy Cabin
10 Guests

About This Fishing Charter

Enjoy Portland, Victoria by boat!

Go fishing in Portland, Victoria on a "Timaru" Cuddy Cabin for $1,870 AUD per day. Boat comes with fishing gear, tackle and bait.

We will hook you onto some monster Southern Bluefin Tuna, Sharks and bottom fish deep in the Southern Ocean. We are geared up and hoping for a bumper season. We offer a variety of different fishing tours and game fishing charters. Whether you are a novice, or experienced angler, we have the right fishing tour for you!

We are the only charter operator in Portland to offer a family friendly and fun tour of the Portland Harbour as well as giving the kids a chance to learn how to fish!

• Bluefin Tuna, Mako & Thresher Shark Game Fishing Charters:

Game & Deep Sea Fishing:

In the months of March to July, South West Charters offers you the opportunity to fish some of Victoria’s most challenging waters in search of the elusive Southern Blue-fin Tuna.

The continental shelf is approximately 44 kilometres south-west of Portland and offer some of southern Australia’s best fishing. Winter fishing in this deep water reaps Snapper, Queen Snapper, Blue Morwong & Shark, Coral Perch, Couta, Aero Squid, Flathead, Nanagie. It can produce 13-14 varieties of quality fish.

This charter is a full day charter (8 hours) and includes a BBQ Lunch. You will need to provide your own beverages. We have a 4 person minimum.

Prices:

  • Full Boat: $1,870 AUD for whole boat
  • Full Day: $210 AUD/person
  • Half Day: $165 AUD/person 


Deposit:

  • $375 AUD


• Bottom Bouncing:

Maximise your time in the water and head out Bottom Bouncing in Portland Bay. We use Penn 850 Reels and Penn 760 Slammer Reels with 6 ft Penn Rods.

Bottom Bouncing keeps the bait on or near the bottom of the ocean in the “strike zone”. It also keeps your lure or bait out of snags, maximising your time in the water.

The electric reels we use for Bottom Bouncing the continental shelf are Daiwa Tanacom Bull 750 FE with Shimano 24-36 kg rods.

• Night Fishing:

For an experience of a different kind, you can join us in a Night Fishing Tour. Flathead, Snapper, Queen Snapper, Morwong, King George Whiting and many varies of shark including Thresher, Gummy and Makos are caught during the summer months in Portland and this season it seems that the Thresher and Mako Sharks are hot.

• Reef & Bay Fishing Tours:

Head out for a full day or half day fishing tour. This charter caters for both the novice and experienced angler. Our first class equipment will ensure you have every opportunity to catch the big one you’re after!

Flathead, Snapper and King George Whiting frequent the waters of Portland Bay during the summer months, with the awesome Yellowtail Kingfish from November through to February.

• Family Fish the Harbour:

Take the kids fishing! This 1.5 hour sightseeing and fishing tour is great family fun. It involves a 30 minute tour of Portland Harbor and a 1 hour in-harbour fishing experience. We will teach you how to bait your tackle, cast and reel in your fish. Suitable for children of all ages, this is a great chance to learn how to fish in a controlled and safe environment under the supervision of experienced anglers.

Sammy the seal is known to locals and frequents the harbor and nearby jetties. There is a 4 person minimum for this tour. A maximum of 8 passengers may be on board.

Other Tours:

• Leisure & Harbour Tours:

We offer a variety of leisure tours. From Diving the great shipwrecks of the Portland Bay to Whale Watching we have the tour to suit you!

Our Harbour Tours offer a great view of the Portland township and its maritime culture. Enjoy a few drinks while cruising around the harbour soaking in the atmosphere.

If you have a special or corporate event we can cater to request! Bucks days and Wedding Parties are always popular in the warmer months.

• Diving Tours:

One of Portland Bays many secrets is its amazing diving sites! The pristine waters of this area offer colorful sponges, beautiful kelp forests and the artificial reefs of Emily and Saxon shipwrecks. Lawrence Rocks and North Shore Reefs offer an exciting diving experience for both the novice and experienced diver. Wall drops of up to 70 meters also offer great places to explore.

Prices:

  • Certified Divers: $110 AUD/dive
  • Certified Divers: $165 AUD for 2 dives


• Whale Watching Tours:

The Right Whale migrates to this area from June to October to calve. These whales often swim close to shore and this is a great chance to head out with our crew and get up close and personal with these wonderful creatures.

From the months of November through May the waters off Portland sees the migration of the Blue Whale. The Blue Whale feeds on the abundant swarms of krill which are nourished by the Bonney Upwelling. The Bonney Upwelling is a natural phenomenon in which the nutrient rich cold waters is pushed to the surface from deeper in the ocean.

Blue Whales rarely come close to land, however South West Charters can take you to them! Hire our boat and crew for the afternoon and head out in search of these gentle giants. Up close they are amazing and this will be an experience you will never forget!

• Corporate Events:

We will liaise with you in organising your corporate or special event! We can tailor a fishing charter/harbour tour or day of sight seeing to suit your needs.

Previously we have provided services for bucks days, weddings, wakes and corporate parties.

Details

  • Type: Cuddy Cabin
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 7 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

What to Bring:

  • Wet weather clothing
  • Food & Drinks (plenty of fluids for the long day)
  • Sunglasses & Hat
  • Camera
  • Sea sickness tablets


Frequently Asked Questions:

• Where does the boat depart from?

  • The boat will depart from the Portland Boat Ramp in Portland Harbour.


• Can I take alcohol onboard?

  • Yes you may bring alcohol onboard. Please note that responsible drinking is expected.


• How long are your fishing charters?

  • Half Day – 5 Hours.
  • Full Day – 8 Hours.
  • Family ‘Fish The Harbour’ – 2 Hours.


• Is there accomodation close to Portland Boat Ramp?

  • Yes. Please see our accommodation link.


• Do I need to be experienced?

  • Certainly not! We cater for the novice and experienced angler. Please speak to our crew about your fishing experience so that we can assist you learning new skills throughout the day.


• Do I require a recreation fishing licence?

  • Yes. These are available to purchase through Portland Bait & Tackle. Open Early!


• What happens if there is unsafe boating conditions?

  • You will need to contact Kevin between 6-8pm the night before your scheduled charter to ensure conditions are suitable. If your charter is cancelled due to unsafe boating conditions, your deposit will be refunded. However Gift Certificates are non-refundable and may be transferred to another date.


• Do I get to keep my catch?

  • Yes you get to keep your catch. We will gut, gill, clean and bag your fish for you to take home. There are recreational bag limits that apply. We will advise you of these.


• Can I bring my own rod and reel?

  • You are more than welcome to bring your own rod and reel. Nick can rig it up for offshore fishing for you.


• When is it best to go game fishing?

  • There are great fish to be caught all year round. Our game fishing season runs from January – July. Yellow Tail Kingfish November – Feburary. Bluefin Tuna March – July. Mako & Thresha Shark November – July.


• Do you cater for individuals and groups?

  • Yes we do. If you are an individual we can arrange for you to join a group. Our minimum number of persons is 4, however if you would like to charter the vessel and crew for a lesser number and pay the cost we are happy to take you out.


• How far do we go offshore?

  • Half day tour takes approx 30-40 mins to get to fishing grounds. Full day tours may take upto 50-60 mins travel time if heading to the continental shelf.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Fishing gear
  • Fish Finder
  • Bait
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine

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