Snapper Fishing

Snapper season starts around mid-October with the entry of many snapper in through Port Phillip Heads for their annual journey up Port Phillip Bay.

Anglers go crazy for snapper because they are such a fun fish to fight, and tasty on the dinner plate! Book in advance for an ever popular snapper fishing trip to ensure you don’t miss out on catching a few of these battling beauties!

Some nice snapper caught in Port Phillip Bay with Joe Farr Fishing ChartersA nice snapper from Port Phillip Bay!

Snapper fishing trips in Port Phillip Bay are $150 – $250 a head for up to 8 people (usually kept at around 6 unless you all know each other!). Trips can be 5-6 hours or longer trips can be arranged. You will be on an exclusive fishing charter boat with an experienced skipper, fresh bait and top quality gear for targeting snapper and whatever else is biting. If you want to guarantee an amazing snapper fishing session with just yourself and your close friends you are able to book the boat out (meaning nobody else is put on your charter). Contact us for a seasonal quote.

Longer fishing trips can be arranged at additional charge depending on availability. During peak season (October through to the end of summer, school holidays, long weekends and public holidays) we usually run two trips a day so longer fishing trips are occasionally not available, but a full day on the water can be booked in advance for double cost per person (which covers our daily income). Please contact Joe for a quote for off-peak extended trips. Short fishing trips can also be arranged and will cost the same as a 5 hour trip. If at any stage you’d like to stop fishing and do some sightseeing to fill in some time (i.e. for families with smaller kids) then we can always play it by ear… that’s the beauty of being on a smaller charter!

Bookings via our online contact form HERE or call Joe on 0488229752 or email Joe at


Huge snapper caught on fishing charter

A nice haul of tasty snapper!

“It’s simple with Joe, you get what you pay for and more! The key is to have a group of happy customers and Joe always does his best to make everyone happy and enjoy their trip. He’s one of the best skippers at chasing quality fish that fight hard and eat well. Can highly recommend him.”
(Shared on by Nick W, March 26th, 2012 at 9.44pm)

Snapper in an esky caught with Joe Farr Fishing Charters

Wouldn’t you love this to be your cooler?

“Awesome fishing trip”

“I booked my husband and his friend on Joe Farr’s Fishing charter, they were so kind to allow us to just have the 2 guys on the trip. Other charters have a minimum of 9 or 10. Joe was a really great guy, he took the guys out and caught 60 King George whiting, which really made their trip worth while. Highly recommend any keen fisherman to book through Joe Farr. Even when I inquired for the trip I had a response straight away via phone and confirmation sent through as soon as we booked, they are very efficient and nice people to deal with. Thanks Emily and Joe.”

Paula G., Visited February 2016, Shared on Trip Advisor 4/3/16, 5 of 5 stars




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