Joe Farr Fishing Charters is a specialty small group fishing charter for up to 6 people, departing Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and fishing Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Heads.

We also fish from Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula by appointment.

Joe Farr Fishing Charters' fishing boat, Seamphony, fishing Melbourne Port Phillip Bay

Fishing charter boat Seamphony for Joe Farr Fishing Charters

Joe Farr Fishing Charters targets what’s biting in Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait so that you’re sure to get the most out of your fishing trip! Some regular players are Gummy Shark, Snapper, King George Whiting, Squid, Stripy Tuna, Silver Trevally, Garfish, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Yellowtail Kingfish and Reef Fish.

Our charters are:

- Small group fishing trips of no more than 6 people

- Exclusive corporate fishing charters and scenic tours

- Family fishing trips – teach the kids to fish and show them Port Phillip Bay’s amazing wildlife!

- Fishing trips for yourself and up to five friends – everyone gets to fish!

- Joe has extensive local knowledge and is happy to share – anyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced anglers looking to refine some skills.

- Quality gear (rods, reels), bait and tackle provided

- Toilet on board

- Catch cleaned or filleted for you

- Beginners to experienced fishermen

- A perfect family activity for the school holidays – teach the kids to fish!

- Individuals or small groups up to 6 people

- Great gift idea – gift vouchers available

- 5 hour trips, longer trips available

- Unparalleled corporate rewards experience

- Unique kids birthday party idea

- Personal charters including dignified ashes scatterings, unique weddings, photography sightseeing and Port Phillip Bay wildlife tours

- Can also accommodate large groups – contact us to enquire


Trips are exclusive, with an 8  person maximum in Port Phillip Bay or a 6 person maximum for Bass Strait plus crew. We operate our fishing trips aboard ‘Seamphony’ our Steber professional fishing charter boat. ‘Seamphony’ is also available to be booked outright, with Joe as your exclusive fishing guide and no other clients on board. Your half day fishing trip goes for 5-6 hours. Longer trips can be arranged.

We are arguably one of the best fishing charters in southern Port Phillip Bay for holiday makers and locals alike on the Mornington Peninsula. On our fishing trips with Joe Farr Fishing Charters Joe targets what’s biting best so that you are likely to take home a feed. Our fishing charters are still small enough to take small group fishing charters for regular fishermen who don’t want to battle with bigger groups for fishing space. It’s also perfect for couples fishing trips or small groups of friends who want to either learn to fish or just enjoy their fishing out on the waters of Port Phillip Bay!


We operate our fishing trips from the Sorrento Boat Ramp (St Aubin’s Way, Sorrento) and weather permitting can drop off clients to pre-discussed locations including Sorrento Pier fishing trips boat drop off, Rye Pier fishing trips boat drop off, Queenscliff Harbour fishing trips boat drop off or pick ups, Rosebud Pier fishing trips boat drop offs and Portsea Pier fishing trips boat drop offs (swell permitting! Portsea Pier is now often too dangerous to access by boat for your fishing charter trip unless the weather and swell gods align). See Booking Information for a map of the boat ramp area.


Sure do! We do ocean fishing trips in Bass Strait if the wind conditions in the Bay aren’t going to be comfortable or if we’re wanting to target different kinds of seasonal fish that don’t come into the Bay. People often mistakenly assume that ocean fishing means that we are going to catch more fish than we would in Port Phillip Bay, or bigger fish of the same species found inside the Bay. We prefer a good Bay fishing trip to an ocean fishing trip in this region any day but have the option to fish Bass Strait with up to 6 people if it is going to be more protected from wind than the Bay. ‘Seamphony’ has full 2C survey endorsement to safely take 6 passengers through the Rip out of Port Phillip Heads and into Bass Strait.


Want to know more about booking your fishing boat trip? Booking information is HERE. Contact Joe to make your booking HERE or via phone on 0488229752.

“By far the best charter my partner and I have been on! Joe is very experienced and knows his stuff. It was a fantastic day and would recommend to anyone! Will definitely be back in the future to do more charters! Thanks Joe and John”

(Shared on Facebook at by Sarah Dawson, 11 Jan 2016 at 6.19pm)

Joe Farr skipper at Joe Farr Fishing Charters at the Sorrento Boat Ramp on his fishing charter boat

Joe, your skipper and guide aboard Seamphony


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