Autumn / Winter 2017

Available daily

Details may be revised at any time. Charters are weather dependant. Bookings are available for individuals or groups. If at any time you are unsure, please discuss with us what would best suit your needs. Scroll down the page for further information and pricing relating to Casual Charters (joining in with others) or Private Charters (boat for just your group).

Currently targetting Snapper, Pinkies, Flathead, Jack Mackerel, Trevally, Leatherjackets and Yellow Tail Scad.



Casual Charters

Joining in with others!! Every person (man, woman & child) will receive a Repeat Offenders Card on their first trip which will entitle them to future discounts. Boarding time about half an hour prior to the leaving the pier, that is 9.30 am. Available seven days per week (weather permitting and minimum numbers reached).

Daily - Weekends & Weekdays:

Trip time 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (5 hours)

Adult $85
Senior/Student $80
Child $75 (14 years & under)

Please note that there may be the occasional Casual Charter starting at a different time.

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Family rates available — ask us!

Fishing licences are required by adults over 18 years of age (selected concession cards holders are exempt). To purchase these please click the following link: Victorian State Governments recreational fishing licence site. We suggest you wait until the night before your trip to ensure that the weather is okay as the licences are non refundable.

Any Questions?? Please ask but there is also further information available as you scroll down this page.


Private Charters

Great for groups that want the boat to themselves, whether it be a large family, friends or work colleagues who wish to spend quality time fishing on Port Phillip Bay. Minimum 4 hours for fishing charters.

Private Charters are available morning, afternoon or middle of the day. (Great for groups wishing to spend the day as a celebration, team building or bonding, but no longer available for Bucks parties).

Booking times are flexible for private charters. Let us know what suits you and we will do our best to accommodate.

4 hour trip

$1200 (up to 15 people)

then $50 extra person (up to 20)

16 - $1250 / 17 - $1300 / 18 - $1350 / 19 - $1400 / 20 - $1450

21- 25 people, then add $75 per person

5 hour trip

$1400 (up to 15 people)

then $60 extra per person (up to 20)

16 - $1460 / 17 - $1520 / 18 - $1580 / 19 - $1640 / 20 - $1700

21-25 people, then add a further $85 per person

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NB. The Repeat Offender Card (discount cards) cannot be used on Private Charters

Fishing licences are required by adults over 18 years of age (selected concession cards holders are exempt). To purchase these please click the following link: Victorian State Governments recreational fishing licence site. We suggest you wait until the night before your trip to ensure that the weather is okay as the licences are non refundable.


Make a booking

Phone 0418 349 364 between 9 am & 9 pm


More Information:

Plover is the largest, safest and most comfortable transport vessel in the Mornington for either fishing or cruising.

We cannot guarantee what species or how many you might catch, but we can guarantee that on every charter we will do our best.

Whether your are on your own or just wanting to spend time with family or friends, the Plover is the platform for you. Celebrating a special occasion, socialising with work colleagues, school excursions, attending corporate functions and wanting to access team building or bonding activities - Bay Fish N Trips will cater to all your needs.

On every fishing trip a substantial BBQ is provided plus light refreshments.

Just call to discuss what you would like to do.

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Please see the Cruise tab above for Mornington Peninsula coastal & sunset trips or a sensitive farewell to a loved one with their Scattering of Ashes.

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Recreational Fishing Licences

A recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in Victorian waters. Please ensure you have one (exemptions: under 18 years; 70 years or over; holders of Vic Seniors Cards, veterans affairs pensioner cards etc). We recommend that you purchase of a recreational fishing licence from 'Fisheries' at Victorian Recreational Fishing Licences or you can get one from us on board Plover.

INCLUDED on all Fishing Charters

  • Quality Shimano/Abu Garcia rods, Shimano/Fin-Nor reels, tackle and the biggest range of bait. If you prefer to use your own fishing gear you are welcome.
  • Lunch – BBQ with choice of a tender Porterhouse steak, beef sausages (2), a fish patty (sweet potato & fish) or a gourmet vegetarian burger (lentils & seasonal veggies) in a sandwich with caramelised onion, crispy green salad and ripened tomatoes. Please order your protein at the time of booking.
  • Snack - a lamington cake
  • Drinks - tea (Black, Oolong, Green, Peppermint), coffee (Nescafe Espresso) and cordial.
  • All legal fish caught during the trip can be bagged for your convenience.
  • Expert advice and assistance always available!!

'Repeat Offenders' Discount Card

Every person (man, woman & child) boarding the vessel for their first trip will receive a Repeat Offenders Card. The card entitles the named holder to a discount on future trips as a reward for returning to fish on board the Plover.

NB. Only to be used on Casual Charters.

The new system was introduced 1st October 2016. If you hold a previous ROC please bring it with you as your accumulated discount will be honoured then the card will be replaced with a new one that entitles you to ongoing future discounts.

EXTRAS also available (at a small cost)

Soft drink cans (cold), nuts, BBQ shapes, potato chips, nut bars, icy poles, Sunny Boys, stubby holders, rain ponchos, plunger coffee, flatty flippers. The full list of extras is available on board the Plover.

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, EFTPOS or UnionPay - Please ask for alternative payment methods if required. (NB. 1% bank surcharge will be added for all card payments).

Gift Vouchers

Having trouble finding a special present, reward, incentive or that gift for no reason at all?

What about a wonderful day fishing on Port Phillip Bay on the classic vessel Plover? You can purchase a gift voucher for any of our standard morning or afternoon trips.

All vouchers purchased must be used within 1 year of the purchase date. A additional $2.00 will be added to the total as a handling cost for normal post or emailed vouchers. Should you require your vouchers to be posted overnight via Express Post, add additional $7.00 for this service. (1% bank surcharge is added for all card payments). If there are any questions, please ask when ordering.

Phone 0418 349 364 between 9.00 am and 9.00 pm to purchase gift vouchers.


The Plover has the best, most substantial protection from inclement weather, but it still can get cool in the mornings or late afternoon, so we suggest you wear suitable clothes, comfortable shoes and bring a spray jacket/rain coat if showers are forecast and a hat on the hotter days. Sunscreen available on board!

Please read our terms and conditions before booking your trip

Remember, we don't care how far we go to catch fish. Port Phillip Bay's size and time are our only boundaries. We cannot guarantee that you will catch fish but we can guarantee that we will do our very best for you on your charter given the conditions on the day. It's more than just a fishing charter ... it's a marine experience. We depart from and return to the Mornington Pier, Mornington which is located on the Mornington Peninsula (just over an hours drive from Melbourne's CBD).


Lovely service, excellent people... the sort of fishing we love. Highly recommended.

— Oz Fish TV, Google Review