We are a family owned and operated business that runs fishing charters from the wharf in Port Fairy, 40 minutes from Portland and 20 minutes from Warrnambool. Southern Coast Charters offers unique and exhilarating experiences that will appeal to your adventurous spirit.
Fishing Trips - Port Fairy
We provide a range of tours and fishing trips off Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Our charters cater for all skill levels and are fully equipped with high quality fishing gear, bait and tackle. We offer the following trips throughout the year, depending on weather conditions and seasonal changes:
- Tuna and game fishing charters
- Deep Sea Fishing Charters
- Reef fishing charters
- Overnight Fishing Charters
- Extended King Island Fishing Charter
Our deep sea vessel, Southern Explorer, is equipped with ten bunks and can easily cater for those wishing to embark on extended overnight trips.
Our fishing vessel ‘Southern Explorer’ in Port Fairy, Victoria
The Southern Explorer was designed and built by skipper Barry and his son William on their farm in Timboon. She was then transported via trucks along the road to Port Fairy, where she first touched water and building works were completed.
Southern Explorer has undergone rigorous safety testing by Marine Safety Victoria, so she can withstand anything the Southern Ocean has to offer. We are committed to the safety and comfort of our passengers and don’t set off if the sea is not suitable.
Licensed to carry up to 23 passengers, the Southern Explorer is a spacious vessel that can endure rough waters. It is fully equipped with amenities - toilet & shower and a Gyro Stabilizer, to help those susceptible to sea sickness.
Southern Explorer Details
- Length 18m Beam 5.2m
- Twin Yanmar 650HP engines with 38-inch bow thruster
- 10 Comfortable Bunks
- Toilet, Hot Shower
- Gyro Stabilizer
- 2 Tier Decks
- 25 man Life raft
- Fridge, Freezer, Ice Maker
- Kitchen Facilities & Lounge Area
- Dual frequency sounder
- Hot and Cold air/con
- DVD player and screen
- Range:900nm, 1700km