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Melbourne Snapper Fishing Charters - Port Phillip Bay


Snapper Fishing Charters in Port Phillip Bay


Patterson Lakes - Carrum



How to Book


When booking your Snapper Fishing Charters, simply click the Book Online button on the top right-hand side of the page. Whether you are an individual or want to book the boat for your Snapper Fishing experience, it's this simple.


All the information you need will be emailed to you when you book your Snapper Fishing Charters online! If you have any further questions, feel free to visit our FAQs page.

To book online simply click the link below or call Matt Cini on 0438 302 093

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About Snapper Fishing Charters

Don't make mistakes! With over 30 years of experience in Port Phillip Bay Snapper fishing from Melbourne to Patterson Lakes, Carrum, Mornington Peninsula, and Hastings. Book now to secure your limited seats!

Melbourne's Best Charter Boat Fishing Trips or Tours - for all your Snapper Fishing Charter information, look no further than Reel Time Fishing. We will do our best to ensure you take home your prized catch (Big Red Snapper). Red Hot Action daily, 7 days a week, 18 hours a day! If it's Port Phillip Bay Snapper you want, we back it up year after year!

Meet Matt Cini, affectionately nicknamed 'Genie' because of his sixth sense for finding and catching Victoria's most sought-after species, with Port Phillip Bay Snapper being his favourite!

Snapper Fishing Season

The Snapper season can run from as early as September and continue until May. However, we primarily target Snapper from October to December when they are at their best and most accessible. During this time, Snapper make their way inshore from the cooler waters down South to enjoy the abundance of baitfish that Melbourne has to offer. These fish are one of the most prized catches in our local waters.

How to Book Your Snapper Fishing Charter

Simply book online and a deposit of $200 (Book the Boat) or $50 per person (Individual Snapper Fishing Charter) is required to secure your booking. We accept Visa and MasterCard. In the case of cancellation due to inclement weather, the deposit will be refunded.

Snapper Fishing Charters Departure Times: Daily - 5 AM, 10:30 AM, 3:30 PM from Carrum (Oct-Dec)

Charter Pricing:

    • Midweek: $190 pp

    • Weekend: $220 pp

Please note: Prices are subject to change.

Please note that a minimum of 8 passengers is required to book the boat. All Reel Time vessels can carry a maximum of 10 passengers.

Can't Book the Whole Boat?

We also cater for individuals. For individual dates available, click here.

After Booking Information

After making your booking, you will receive an email confirmation and SMS alert with all the details of your booking. This confirmation will be sent to you 48 hours prior to departure. In the email, you will also receive information on how to pay your balance online.

To book online simply click the link below or call Matt Cini on 0438 302 093

Book Online Today!

Departure Point

Melbourne Snapper Charters Departure Point: We depart from Carrum Boat Ramp, located at Launching Way, Carrum VIC. This is where the exciting Snapper fishing adventures in Port Phillip Bay begin.

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What to Bring

Please ensure to bring the following when Snapper Fishing: wet weather gear, gumboots (preferred), food, and drink for your day of fishing. Don't forget an esky to keep your catch nice and cold in your vehicle.

Melbourne Snapper Fishing Charters - Port Phillip Bay

Experience the thrill of Snapper fishing in Port Phillip Bay. Join our expert guides on fishing charters departing from Carrum boat ramp, Launching Way, Carrum, from October to December. Book online for an unforgettable fishing adventure.

Species Information


Snapper is a prized species known for its delicious taste and thrilling fight. Found in the waters of Port Phillip Bay, snapper fishing offers excitement and satisfaction to anglers of all levels. Our expert crew will guide you in targeting these prized fish and help you reel in the catch of a lifetime.


Stay Glued to Our Fishing Adventures


Want to see what we're catching and stay up-to-date with our latest fishing expeditions? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily information and images of what's happening on the water. Don't miss out on the action!


Gift Vouchers


Looking for the perfect gift? We offer gift vouchers that can be purchased for any amount and used towards any fishing charter. Treat your loved ones to an exciting fishing experience. Purchase a gift voucher now!

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Fishing Licences


Before your fishing trip, make sure you have a valid Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence. You can obtain or renew your licence on the official website.

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Frequently Asked Questions


If you have any questions about our fishing charters, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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Disclaimer and Alcohol Restrictions


Reel Time Fishing Charters does not take any responsibility for any actions or harm caused as a result of not following instructions or guidelines provided during the fishing charter. Participants are expected to comply with safety regulations and instructions given by the crew at all times.


Alcohol consumption is permitted on our fishing charters; however, it is restricted to a responsible and moderate level. We ask all participants to drink responsibly and be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others on board. The consumption of alcohol is subject to a two-can limit per person.

Fishing Results and Expertise


At Reel Time Fishing Charters, while we strive to provide an exceptional fishing experience, we do not guarantee fish catches. Fishing is a dynamic activity influenced by various factors, including weather conditions and fish behaviour. However, rest assured that our skippers, who have been trained by Matt Cini and handpicked, possess the expertise to maximize your chances of success.


When conditions are challenging, our experienced crew may make informed decisions to target alternative species or employ different fishing techniques to ensure our customers achieve the best possible results. We encourage all participants to respect the nature of fishing, as fish do not always bite. Nonetheless, the Reel Time crew has the knowledge and skill to enhance the likelihood of a successful catch. We want you to enjoy your day on the water and look forward to having you on board!


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