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Think BIG Charter Information


Our standard charter price is fixed at $700* for our Cootacraft 2D surveyed vessel "Think BIG & crew for a minimum of six hours is inclusive of bait and fishing gear.

We cater for small groups of up to 5 people or individuals. With group bookings we do prefer 3, 4 or 5 people as a minimum in a group and it is always the responsibilty of the customer to assemble their own group before booking.

Bookings are to be made by either phone directly or via email.

Rates can and do vary from the 'standard' rate depending on time of year, weather and species being targeted. We can advise over the phone if 'special' or 'standard' rates apply depending on your needs. Once a price is quoted by us we lock it in and honour that price. Usually standard rates cover snapper, gummy and whiting fishing. Once a booking is locked in the charter goes ahead on the nominated day, time and departure point.


Father & son team Lance & young Mason with a solid night time Western Port Gummy Shark

Our Charter Boat


Our 2D Surveyed- 6.6mtr Coota Craft Bigram with Suzuki 4 Stroke 300hp Outboard

Departure location and times


Western Port Charters Depart: Stony Pt Boat Ramp

Port Phillip Bay Snapper Charters Depart: Launching Way Carrum

Port Phillip Bay Gummy Shark Charters Depart: Sorrento Boat Ramp

Port Phillip Bay Whiting Charters Depart: Sorrento Boat Ramp 

Port Phillip Bay Egi-Squid Charters Depart: Martha Cove Boat Ramp 

Times are flexible and are advised prior to charter.


Things You Need To Bring


- Current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence

- Aeroguard, Sunglasses, Hat or Cap and Sunscreen

- Food and Drinks (Please limit Esky to 1 only no larger than 25 litres)

- Esky or bag to carry fish home in.

- Appropriate clothes that will keep you comfortable, warm and dry, appropriate footwear that will keep your feet safe from hazards like sharp hooks. 

- CASH for final payment. We do not accept cheques and or credit cards. Receipts are available upon request after charter has been completed not before.



We reserve the right to cancel a charter right up until the commencement of that charter based on the discretion of the skipper.  However this is extremely rare and usually only done so for safety reasons and or the weather.  If this happens we offer a transfer of booking to another date.  Deposits are NOT refundable.  If customer cancels a charter outright the deposit is forefeited.  If a customer needs to transfer his charter booking to another date then we need minimum 48 hours notice.  The skipper also has the right to deny any person he feels has been abusing alcohol or drugs from boarding our boat.

Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

*This price is based upon the Client(s) or TBC putting a crew of 4 to 5 people together.

Think BIG Charters is fully insured for all clients aboard our vessel at all times.


Tuition Trips with Skipper Shaun Furtiere


Long before anyone else in Melbourne was offering Tuition style fishing sessions one on one with clients.

Skipper Shaun Furtiere was actively involved in these informative trips back in spring 2003.

Since then there have been many satisfied clients who've since reported back with great results with ongoing fishing success stories. Quite a few have booked a second or even a 3rd tuition trip to learn more on a particular species.

With a detailed breakdown of sounder use and correct settings to achieve the most from your unit.

GPS to enhance your fishing skills & overall boating navigational knowledge.

These sessions provide many many points of fishing knowledge such as timing, tides, moon phases, baits, rigs and tackle requirements for fishing tidal water situations such as Western Port or Southern Port Phillip Bay.

Along the way the finer points to finding fish in particular areas are explained in an easy to learn format. Precise anchoring techniques are also shown as this can make a huge difference to your end of day results.

GPS Marks are also part of these sessions & will help to increase future trips for you on a variety of popular species such as Snapper, Gummy Shark, Whiting & Squid.

Groups are kept to a minimum size for these sessions with 2 persons maximum on a tuition session.

Clients are advised to bring along a notebook-pen as there are many notes & inside tips worth writing down that are explained on the day. 

I offer this tuition guiding service on our charter vessel teaching you many proven techniques I've learnt over in 35 years of recreational & charter fishing. Being fully insured in any manner of outdoor activity is paramount for many reasons in todays society.

Fully insured for clients aboard their vessel at all times.


For a modest rate, learn the ways of our local fishing scenarios on a Tuition session with Shaun Furtiere

A Tuition trip onboard our vessel one on one with the skipper is a proven way of not only fast tracking future success, it's also a very good way of learning many of the finer points to fishing in a tidal situations.

Good size Male Gummy Shark from Southern Port Phillip Bay

Quality Whiting from the Eastern Channel Western Port while on a Guide-Tuition trip

Learn more in a day than years of hit & miss !!

Some conditions & day/date selections do apply to these Tuition sessions.

For anybody who has an interest in these personal Tuition trips,

Typically these Tuition sessions fill fairly quickly each season, so don't delay too long !!

Please contact Shaun via the options below for further information and Tuition rates.



Charter Info, Bookings & Gift Vouchers

Ph: 0423 696 061

Booking Calendar: Click here for Charter Dates

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