Private trips - 2024

Private Fishing charters from the Mornington Pier are available and the Plover team are looking forward to welcoming repeat customers back on board and meeting first timers as well.

Available daily! Details may be revised at any time. Charters are weather dependant. Private charters are available for individuals or groups wanting the boat all to themselves (plus crew). If at any time you are unsure, please discuss with us what would best suit your needs.

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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. 

We are available on public holidays however we need to apply a 10% surcharge to all public holiday bookings to cover our additional costs.

4 HOUR PRIVATE TRIP - $1700 (up to 15 people)

Plus $85 per extra person (up to 20 people) 

5 HOUR PRIVATE TRIP - $1900 (up to 15 people)

Plus $95 per extra person (up to 20 people)

Private Charters are available morning or afternoon. Minimum 4 hours for fishing charters. Booking times have a little flexibility with private charters. Let us know what suits you and we will do our best to accommodate.

We can cater for more people on board, up to 25, but we prefer to keep the maximum at 20 to discourage tangles.

Great for groups wishing to spend the day as a celebration, team building or bonding. Limited alcohol allowed on board for any charter groups. (see T&Cs for more information).

Please contact us by calling 0418349364 to discuss private charter pricing

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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.

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


What your group experiences on the day:

· A fabulous morning or afternoon fishing on Port Phillip Bay

· Social interaction for your group which has many health and work benefits

· Transportation in a classic Australian vessel that houses modern facilities

· The chance to catching the biggest or plenty of fish to take home

· Quality fishing equipment, bait and expertise

· A substantial BBQ half way through the trip

· Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cordial, water and a lamington cake)

· The possibility of seeing local dolphins

· Great memories and photo opportunities

· Team building and bonding activities can be arranged

INCLUDED on ALL Fishing Charters

  • Quality gear: Shimano/Abu Garcia rods, Shimano reels, tackle and the biggest range of bait. If you prefer to use your own fishing gear you are welcome.
  • Currently the light meal menu is a BBQ with choice of a delicious ground beef hamburger or two beef sausages or a gourmet vegetarian patty (lentils & seasonal veggies) in a sandwich with caramelised onion and tasty coleslaw. Please order your protein at the time of booking.
  • Snack - a lamington cake
  • Drinks - tea (Black, Oolong, Peppermint), coffee (Nescafe Espresso), cordial and water.
  • Friendly, professional, passionate and attentive crew. They are on board to help you!
  • All legal fish caught and kept during the trip can be bagged for your convenience.
  • Expert advice and assistance always available! Please ASK if you have any questions.

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More Information:

Plover is the largest, safest and most comfortable transport vessel in the Mornington area 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 given the conditions on the day.

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

Just call to discuss what you would like to do.

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

T&Cs are located at the bottom of the website.

EXTRAS from the Kiosk available (at a small cost)

Soft drink cans (cold), nuts, potato chips and Noodles In A Cup.

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Recreational Fishing Licences

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.


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 on board!

Terms and conditions: please read 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).

Bay Fish N Trips is located at Mornington on the Mornington Peninsula, offering Mornington fishing charters and cruises on Melbourne's pristine Port Phillip Bay. Come on board the spacious, safe boat Plover for an affordable, relaxing, fun filled, exciting marine experience with our friendly, knowledgeable and helpful team. Come on your own or in a group. Family friendly. Only one hour from Melbourne’s CBD. Bookings essential for all fishing trips.

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Please click the SHARED CHARTERS tab for joining in with others on a fishing trip; the CRUISE tab above for Mornington Peninsula coastal & sunset trips and the SCATTERING OF ASHES tab for a sensitive farewell to a loved one.

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An unbeatable day out on a superb boat with a professional, passionate crew ... attentive, on the ball to ensure customers get maximum enjoyment.

— Andre Popa, Google Review