Ocean and Bay Fishing Charters, Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait

Whiting fishing, Snapper fishing, Calamari/Squid fishing, Flathead fishing and more.


Joe Farr Fishing Charters is a specialty small group and family orientated fishing charter.


Perfect outing for small groups and individuals


Take the kids out for a fishing experience
Skipper Joe Farr smiles at the camera from his charter boat Seamphony, wearing a Joe Farr Fishing Charters boating shirt with the Joe Farr Fishing Charters logo in orange and blue

Meet your Captain

Born and raised in Gig Harbor, Washington state in the USA,  (near Seattle), my backyard was the Puget Sound which was my equivalent to Port Phillip Bay or Westernport.


I grew up on the water with a fishing rod in my hand and have never looked back. Beach spinning, downrigger trolling  and mooching (drifting live and dead baits) for King and Silver salmon was what I lived for.

Meg-an WindredGoogle Reviews
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Couldn’t recommend Joe’s Charters more!! Went on a sunrise charter with Joe and John, both really lovely guys - really easy going and friendly. My first ever fishing trip and they made it so enjoyable - would be a great charter for beginners to experienced, they cater to your level of experience.
Ben TeeTrip Advisor
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Excellent Fishing Charter for Families. Joe Farr fishing was one of the best fishing charters we have been on. We were two families with children and Joe and his deck hand made sure we were catching fish and squid. He ensured that we all had a great time on the bay. I personally recommend his boat for families with children as he was very accomodating. Cant wait to re book again when I am back in Melbourne.
Gianni Di CampliGoogle Reviews
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Thanks to Joe for a really enjoyable, action packed fishing trip! Heaps of fish, Joe was a confident and experienced guide, was helpful and great with the kids! Highly recommended!
Edward MTrip Advisor
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Much much better than we could’ve hoped for! Joe and John made it such a superb trip. Great fun for young kids. Caught flathead and calamari. Saw dolphins and seals. Lucky with weather but made even better with Joe and John running it. Highly recommend!
Cody WrightGoogle Reviews
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Joe is a great guy. He helps with the fish, fillets them, and evenly splits them among the boat. Very reasonable prices. The charters are a perfect length of time. I would highly recommend, and it is 100% worth the money.
Sophie RichardsonGoogle Reviews
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This was a fantastic and professional experience with Jo. Spotless boat. We went home with 1 huge bag of snapper and squid. Great value, will definitely be going back again. Thanks again Joe.
Bek BishopTrip Advisor
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We had THE most fabulous day. There was just my husband, myself and our 9 year old son on the charter with joe and we had a fabulous time. We caught plenty of fish and really enjoyed ourselves! This is our second charter with joe and we can’t wait for the next one! Joe is not only an excellent and knowledgeable fisherman, he is amazing with kids and is also an incredibly decent human being. Highly recommend!
The ETrip Advisor
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Great experience! Joe and John are the best - really nice people who care about your experience. Wouldn't book with anyone else!
DaveTrip Advisor
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Thanks Joe and your team - had a great day, relaxed but with purpose - to catch fish! Loved the personal touch on a boat with limited numbers. We travelled from Melbourne to Sorrento and would do it again every time.
AngusTrip Advisor
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Best Fishing Trip Ever! My name is Angus and I am 11 years old. We went on family fishing trip with Joe as a Christmas present. It was the best present I got! We started out very early and Joe took us to a spot to catch some Whiting. It was so exciting to finally catch a fish. They helped us cast our rods and put on bait and were extremely helpful. They taught us about the different types of fish. We then went and caught some Snapper and a Mackerel, then we caught some squid and at the end we went and saw a seal colony. We had lots of fish and calamari to take home and everyone was happy.
Paul PTrip Advisor
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Excellent Outing - never stopped trying to get us to hook up variety of fish all morning -which turned out to be quite good overall . Also the banter and camaraderie among fellow 5 fishers, Joe and decky was most enjoyable and really appreciated as it made it 'fun' morning.
Geoff LTrip Advisor
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Whiting and Calamari trip. Joe is one of the most knowledgeable person on fishing both within and outside of Port Phillip bay. Have been out a number of times and always had a great experience