Family Fishing Trips

Joe remembers that there was nothing that made him quite as proud as catching a fish with his grandpa as a little fella and being able to share it with his family that night at the dinner table.

Family fishing trips aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters are:

- catered to all ability levels

- child friendly; the kids love Joe’s company and he is happy to teach them all about fishing in Port Phillip Bay

- great fun for the whole family, a boat cruise on the water coupled with regional sightseeing and fishing

- exclusive small group family fishing charters, meaning that your fishing trip will be family friendly (no bucks parties or heavy drinking!)

- tasty! Joe fillets the catch for you so that you can quickly and easily enjoy it fresh for dinner that night!

- an experience the family will share and remember together

- a fantastic school holiday activity

- a great way to experience Port Phillip Bay wildlife

A little fella and his first calamari!

Kids love to catch squid because they SQUIRT!

“Been on many charters and Joe is one of the best I’ve experienced. Knows his stuff and provides an enjoyable experience for everyone. My kids loved every moment. Highly recommend the smaller numbers on the boat… Don’t hesitate to book a charter with Joe. Cheers for a great day.”

(Ben Fahey reviewed Joe Farr Fishing Charters, Sorrento, Melbourne — Facebook, 5 star, 5:17pm 9/1/16)

On our family fishing trips we target fish that will be good for dinner AND fun to catch. Common catch on family fishing trips aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters includes flathead, King George whiting and calamari squid, which the kids just love!


Family fishing trips Sorrento and Queenscliff

We provide all gear and safety equipment. Joe also baits up for you and can also teach the kids a thing or two about fishing along the way. Joe’s background was teaching skateboarding to kids in the U.S.A. and he is fantastic with the kids. They enjoy his company and he makes fishing fun, showing the kids the skills they need to bait up, hook and catch fish in Port Phillip Bay.

Family friendly fishing trips and kids birthday partiesFor families with younger children that have shorter attention spans, Joe targets fish that bite quickly and obviously, which means that the kids stay interested and involved. We also can break up the trip by taking a short boat ride to visit the Australian Fur Seals at Chinaman’s Hat, which is a delight for the whole family and can only be accessed by boat.

Fishing birthday party on Joe Farr fishing Charters

Flathead Fred!

Port Phillip Bay wildlife is diverse and unique and on a family fishing trip we usually encounter many different species of both marine and bird life. In the past we have also encountered dolphins, pelicans and even a Southern Right Whale and her calf. The beauty of Port Phillip Bay is that it always presents you with something new and exciting… you just need to be out there!

Australasian Gannets nesting on structures in Port Phillip Bay

Being a small group charter we can cater our trip specifically to your family’s preferences, meaning that a fishing trip with Joe Farr Fishing Charters is an experience that the whole family will love and will remember together for years to come.

Fishing is also a skill that will enable the kids to catch their own food for the rest of their lives… and it’s fun!

A family fishing trip is also a great idea for a birthday party or get together! Here’s a little something sent through by one of our clients after her sons and husband went out on a fishing trip with a few of his closest friends!


Book a family fishing trip HERE or contact Joe on 0488229752.

“Our seven year old son, Patrick has been desperate to go on a fishing trip-so we did our research and are thrilled we found Joe Farr Fishing Charters. Joe and his deck hand John were incredibly patient and educational for the kids. Patrick soaked it all up and loved every minute of the trip! There was lots of humour and loads of snapper, flathead and squid caught. We had a number of delicious BBQs with the catch. The great views from Joe’s high quality and spacious fishing boat were a bonus! Thanks Joe and John for such a memorable day for Patrick, we look forward to seeing you again!” Visited January 2016 Shared by julsen1 on Trip Advisor, 6th Feb 2016

“I would highly recommend boarding Joe Farr’s charter boat for a great day out fishing the bay. If you are after a fishing charter that is professional, friendly and genuinely interested in taking you fishing, then Joe Farr is for you. We are a family of 5, (3 young kids 8, 6 & 3), and had the boat to ourselves. Joe and his crew catered to our needs, teaching and helping the kids reel them in, so good, that Joe had my 3yr old daughter go from being scared of the fish to telling him, “no Joe, I’ll do it now”! Kids had a flathead or a squid on the hook each time they dropped their line in, keeping them constantly occupied. On top of a great afternoon out, we went home with an esky full of our catch all cleaned and filleted by Joe. We will be back again soon.” Visited October 2015 (Shared on Trip Advisor, 6th October 2015)

Joe Farr Fishing Charters is a small group fishing charter taking fishing trips from Sorrento or Queenscliff into Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, the Rip around Port Phillip Heads & also taking deep sea fishing trips into Bass Strait. Contact us HERE

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