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“Great hosts and great fishing”

Southern Coast Charters
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great hosts and great fishing”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

To believe that will and Barry built there boats is one thing but their dedication to sharing there knowledge of the southwest fishing scene is another. The boat is large and spacious as well as being well equipped! There extensive knowledge of local fishing spots is sure to put you onto a catch

Visited January 2017
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Barry P, Skipper at Southern Coast Charters, responded to this review, 18 January 2017
Thankyou Chris for your encouraging words.A happy group makes our job very enjoyable.
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English first
Ballarat, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fabulous Australian Fishing Adventure”
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.

Visited December 2016
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Barry P, Skipper at Southern Coast Charters, responded to this review, 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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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“ Tuna Fishing ”
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...

Visited June 2016
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Barry P, Owner at Southern Coast Charters, responded to this review, 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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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Southern Coast Charters, The great fishing charter!”
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.

Visited April 2016
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Barry P, Public Relations Manager at Southern Coast Charters, responded to this review, 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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