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“Fabulous Australian Fishing Adventure”

Southern Coast Charters
Ranked #5 of 5 Tours in Port Fairy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: TUNA FISHING CHARTERS PORT FAIRY Our custom made tuna fishing charter vessel and equipment is fully capable of long duration stays out on the water. The crew aboard the SOUTHERN EXPLORER are true professionals and work their hardest to ensure that each passenger has an enjoyable trip. The crew will assist passengers on proper tackle rigging, bait selection, fishing techniques, netting or gaffing, and, of course, expert fish cleaning. Captain Barry makes sure that all service is provided in an efficient and friendly manner. Our fishing charters in Port Fairy, Warrnambool and Portland Tuna fishing charters are unmatched in comfort and safety. ABOUT SOUTHERN COAST CHARTERS SCC is a family owned and operated Port Fairy Fishing Charter that runs tuna fishing boat charters from the wharf in Port Fairy, 20 mins West of Warrnambool, in Victoria. Southern Coast Charters Fishing, Tuna, Deep Sea and Adventure Seal and Whale Watching Tours offer unique and exhilarating reef fishing and deep sea fishing experiences that will appeal to your adventurous spirit in creating a memorable Victorian fishing holiday. REEF FISHING Southern Coast Charters fishing trips from Port Fairy explore many reefs out as far as King Island from Port Fairy and Whale territory Warrnambool, in which a variety of sporting and game fish dwell. TUNA & GAME FISHING Enjoy an exciting fishing experience of a lifetime as we target Southern Bluefin and Albacore, towards the Continental Shelf aboard Southern Explorer. Ideal for experts and novices alike. DEEP SEA FISHING Southern Coast Deep Sea Fishing Charters targets Blue-Eye Trevella, Hapuka, Tassie Trumpeter and Gem Fish as well as many other species on our deep sea fishing trips off Port Fairy, Victoria. SEAL WATCHING A unique, majestic experience all year. Port Fairy and the surrounding coastline is known for its Seals, Birds and Aquatic Nature including the famous Southern Right Whales. OVERNIGHT TRIPS Southern Coast Charters operate overnight trips for any event.When we do overnight charters to King Island we fish deep sea areas and many unexplored areas along the continental shelf. VIP CHARTERS The Southern Explorer is a purpose built 18m ship with 1300hp Twin Yanmar engines, 9 comfortable bunks, Toilet and hot shower, Seamaster Gyro Stabilizer system and 2-tier fishing deck. Hire Now.
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Just prior to Xmas my wife and I and two American Guests took a half day Charter with Southern Coast charters. None of us were competent or experienced fisherpersons and we were a little apprehensive about travelling several kilometres off Port Fairy.
especially with the prospect of seasickness.
The organisation, customer approach and willingness to help from Barry and his crew were outstanding.

From start to finish we were treated iike one of the family, assisted in every facet of fishing and could not have had a better day.
Our American friends were completely and utterly delighted by the whole experience and time constraints were the only reason they did not go out again in the following days.

The trip was memorable in every facet, everyone pulled in several species of fish which were identified, measured and prepared for us to take home and cook that night.

I give this business 5 stars plus and have recommended their services to all and sundry. We have a property in Port Fairy and we will certainly take future guests and ourselves on many other charters.

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Barry P, Skipper at Southern Coast Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your very kind remarks,Having a delightful group like yours, makes our job so very pleasurable.
Luckily Ian our deckie enjoyed talking with you ,otherwise you would have been left with the "bag of bones".We are all still laughing about that.

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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Group of 9 headed out on a full day tuna trip, Barry and his crew were great, obviously know what they're doing and we were well looked after. Wasn't too long before we hit the yellow-fin and the fun began and lasted for hours.
The boat is really wide and spacious, which was good in the rough sea. The skipper made the boat himself, all 18 metres of it...

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Barry P, Owner at Southern Coast Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Thankyou to the group of Irish and Scottish tuna fishermen for your positive feedback.We thoroughly enjoyed your company on a very fruitful tuna charter.
We definitely would enjoy having you back again some time.

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

my husband recently joined a group for a five hour reef fishing trip with Southern Coast Charters. He arrived at the wharf for a 7am start , we were warmly welcomed by Captain Barry and his crew. After a brief talk on safety procedures we were on our way. We saw a lot of bird and dolphin activity in the water, so then the crew moved fast and we had the game. Rods and lures out in the water, after half an hour without success we then moved onto our reef destination. Then the parachute was deployed and the drift began, almost immediately catching barracouta, flathead, and snapper nannygai and mackerel. we had the use of top gear and bait. Tea and coffee and light snack was available. Barry and his crew looked after all
Our needs in very way,with a good deal of friendly banter thrown in. on arrival back at the wharf 6 hours later, the fish were scaled and filleted for those who wanted it. So overall a great charter, that I recommend to anyone looking for an enjoyable day out on the water.

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Barry P, Public Relations Manager at Southern Coast Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thank you for the kind words and we really enjoyed the opportunity to take you fishing. You are welcome back anytime and we are so glad you had a good time with us. We sure did. Thanks again!

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