Yaringa Boat Hire – Western Port Bay

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Gummy Shark fishing

With a rental fleet of up to 10 Boats for rent and everything from 1/2 cabin Boats to Polycraft we have the self drive hire boat for you.

Located on the shelterd waters of Western Port Bay Yaringa Boat Hire has wonderful fishing for Snapper, SquidWhiting, Elephant FishGummy and School Shark and with a Melbourne’s closest marine park and a national park near by we have something for everyone, either fishing or cruising.


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Sheltered from a North and a Westerly wind, and part of Mornington Boat Hire Bait and Tackle Pty Ltd (Schnapper Point Boat Hire) even if the weather is not suitable at Yaringa, we may be even able to get you on the water in one of our Schnapper Point Boat Hire Boats. That’s right we have a total of 27 boats making us one of Victoria’s, and Australia’s biggest rental boat companies.

Yaringa Boat Hire has a fleet of Marine Board-approved boats for up to 6 people, fully equipped with safety gear. All hire boats are fitted with weather protective canopies, boats are available for hire at very reasonable rates seven days a week all year round. No boat licence is needed; just a driver’s licence, credit card deposit, appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and, a mobile phone. Yaringa staff will fully explain safety procedures and provide handling instructions, maps and Fishing Hotspots.

Whiting caught off a hire boat at Yaringa

Whiting caught off a hire boat at Yaringa

Should you like to try the rich fishing grounds of Western Port you can purchase fishing gear from us before you head out to the estuary entrance for whiting, salmon and flathead. For the more adventurous, proceed to the open waters around Eagle Rock for snapper, gummies or elephant fish. Before departing on your fishing trip, check with our friendly staff about the weather conditions and what fish are biting. We can help you with any fishing gear hire requirement or bait and tackle. We have a full bait and tackle store on site, ready and stocked to get you out and on the fish!

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Alternatively, you can enjoy the Yaringa Marine Park. Viewing the scenic vegetation and wild life from the water rivals the famous mangrove estuaries of the Daintree, and you don’t have to travel to Far North Queensland! Known locally as the Yaringa Everglades, you can cruise peacefully past swans, ibis, cormorants, pelicans, terns and Pacific gulls – without giving crocodiles a thought!

Yaringa Boat Hire Rates

All Hire Boats come standard with Fuel usage, safety equipment including children’s Life Jackets (pfd1), Fish Box, Landing Net, Cutting Board, Knife, Rod Holders (3way) and catch bags and ice on request. This can be a saving of over $65 per hire!

Polycraft Center Console 5 person (4 adults) Hire Boat

This is our most popular hire boat

Polycraft centre console fishing hire rates 3-5 person
0-2 hours= $100  additional hours @ $35

Includes: Fish finder, Snapper Racks, fish box, large seats, Bimini Shade cover, Bait board, Fuel. Licenced 2 miles from the Yaringa beacon

***Requires Photo ID and credit card for deposit***

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Savage Dolphin Half Cabin, 6 person Hire Boat

“This is the cheapest forward control self drive 1/2 cabin boat hire in Melbourne”

“Fitted with a solid canopy, Fish Finder and snapper rod holders, this is one of our most popular Boats”
0-2 hours= $100  additional hours @ $35ea

***Requires photo id and credit card for deposit***

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half cabin boat hire western port bay

Cruising Rates

Cruising rates are used for all other activities other than fishing
Polycraft & Halfcabin “unlicenced operators”
1 hour  = $100
*Please Note: ($500 for Polycrafts and for Half Cabin) or credit card required as a deposit for all boat hires and Photo ID or boat licence (where required) must be produced by hirer, by hiring a boat you agree to the Terms and Conditions of hire