Q:: Where is Sorrento or Queenscliff and how do I get there?
Sorrento and Queenscliff are famous for fishing and charters. Both quaint fishing villages and now popular destinations for all types of fishing enthusiasts. See here for directions.
Q:: Where do I get a Recreational Fishing Licence from?
Anybody fishing Sorrento or Queenscliff or surrounds will need a fishing licence. Click here for more information.
Q:: Should I bring my own tackle and bait?
No, we supply all fishing equipment, however if you have a lucky rod you would like to use, you are welcome to bring it along. But keep in mind all our gear is serviced after each trip and kept in top condition….we would hate for you to lose the big one because your gear fails!
Q:: Will you clean my fish?
Yep, all fish is cleaned, bagged and ready to pop on the BBQ that afternoon, or into the freezer while you explore all Sorrento or Queenscliff have to offer!
Q:: Do I need to book a group or can I come as a single?
We can take group bookings, or we regularly take single bookings on charters. The choice is yours…
Q:: Sea Sickness: will I get seasick while we’re fishing?
Everybody is different, with every day being different on the water. We suggest prevention is better than the cure. So call into your local chemist before the trip and purchase Avil, Travel Calm or Kwells. Take one the night before and then ensure that you take the tablet at least 1 hour before boarding for your charter. (Of course always follow directions on the pack). Also have a good breaky prior to taking the medication. Taking a table while on the boat won’t help you at all. This may sound a little odd but putting in one ear plug also helps to combat seasickness, it is to do with Inner Ear and Balance, which is the predominate cause of motion/sea sickness. Use the two in conjunction for ultimate protection.
Q:: Food and Drink….what should I bring?
We do not supply any food on board unless by prior arrangement. Both our vessels have BBQ facilities on board however these are only available on private charters, and if you wish to use these, please advise at time of booking. Tea and coffee are available on both boats. We do not have any sort of reheating facilities on board our boats. We also recommend bringing water, as well as soft drink or what ever other drinks you may like. Alcohol is permitted in moderation. Our crew request that you do not bring any Bananas! As they are extremely unlucky!
Q:: How much deposit do we need to pay?
We require a 30% deposit upon booking with the balance owing on the day either with credit card or cash. Bookings are fully transferrable and can be rescheduled with reasonable notice. We require at least 14 days notice for cancellations. Refunds are not available. In the event of cancellation due to weather or minimum numbers not met, your trip will be rescheduled to another date at your convenience. Conditions apply.
Q:: Where do you depart from? Can you pick up from Portsea?
We depart from the end of Beach St Queenscliff or the Sorrento Pier. Please advise us at the time of booking which departure point you prefer.
Q:: Would it be possible to get a private charter and how many people do we need?
Yes, Private Fishing Charters require payment for 13 passengers. Cost will depend upon the length of the charter booked.
Q:: Do you supply a lunch on the 8hr trips?
We dont supply lunch, but we do put on a sausage sizzle as a snack, but you are welcome to BYO any other food you require for the day.
Q:: Can we bring alcohol on the boat?
Yes, but in moderation, a couple of beers per person is acceptable on individual charters! Remember the skipper is responsible for all the people onboard the boat. If he deems you to be too intoxicated to fish, he may ask you to sit down and take a time out, you will be required to follow his requests. You will be asked to cover any damages or loss of equipment due to intoxication.
Q:: What about Weather and our cancellation policy?
In the event of bad weather some trips will need to be cancelled. We will call you the night before after 5.30pm to advise if a morning trip is not going ahead and in the morning after 7.30am in an afternoon trip is not proceeding.