Both beginner and experienced fishers can enjoy one or more days out on the water by going deep sea fishing. Deep sea trips can begin as early as March and end as late as October, with the difference that during summer you can embark on a fishing trip any day of the week, while spring and fall schedules are more restrictive.
Any whale watching in Warrnambool is also suitable for passengers who do not fish, but still want to enjoy the ride; typically, in these cases, the rider pays a much lower fee. Most boats have large upper decks that provide both sunny and shaded areas, where riders can relax while watching their friends pull the fish out of the water.

What you get
Deep sea fishing can last anywhere from several hours to a couple of days, and is usually carried out around 10 miles offshore, but some charters go up to 30 miles out into the sea. Depending on the type of gear you have or the company provides, fishing can be done as deep as 1000 meters down. You can embark on a deep sea fishing charter throughout the year, as long as the weather and the sea allow going out deep. The vessels depart several times a day, so that you can choose the charter that leaves at a more convenient time for you and your family. Some charter companies even offer night deep sea fishing trips that can last up to 8 hours, and in these situations, all vessels are equipped with several comfortable bunks and other amenities for overnight trips.

Food (breakfast or lunch), drinks (tea, coffee, sodas, sometimes even beer), and snacks are usually provided irrespective of the duration of the trip; note however, that alcoholic beverages are not typically allowed on board. Fishing gear (such as rod, bait, and reels), plus fishing license as well as any state taxes are also included in the price of the trip. At the end of the adventure, you can have your fish filleted either by the staff onboard or at the local fish market, so that you can take your catch home and savor it.

Prices can vary quite a bit, depending on several factors, such as the charter company, number of passengers, duration of the trip, as well as on whether you decide to hire the boat or not, but discounts may be available for larger groups. There is a minimum number of passengers that is required for the vessel to set off, that is why some companies advise on allowing some flexibility when booking your trip.