Mornington Boat Hire

“Discover the natural wonder that is Port Phillip Bay as you use our equipment to explore the incredible coast teeming with marine wildlife, set against the iconic colourful beach houses - all at your own pace, in your own time and in your own style”.

Centrally located on the iconic “Mothers Beach” beach Mornington Boat Hire has Boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and reefboards all for hire off the beach and ready for your participatory experience of a Port Phillip Bay adventure.

Certified for Operation by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for self drive hire and an Accredited Tourism Business (VTIC) we are the place to “get on board” and experience all that “The Bay” has to offer. Catch the fish of a lifetime, cruise the coast, reefboard with seahorses, kayak in the historic harbour or Stand Up Paddle with dolphins, we make it all a possibility.

Schnapper Point Boat Hire is one of Mornington’s oldest business and has survived the depression, storms, fire and flood. Through all adversity the beautiful natural Harbour, abundance of Marine Life, clean sands and clear waters have continued to attract boating, outdoor enthusiasts and tourists alike all looking forward to turning a day on the beach into an adventure.

The story of Mornington Boat Hire starts with Schnapper Point Boat Hire and Sam Garlick. Sam Garlick was born in Schnapper Point (now Mornington) in 1892. He was 23 years of age when he enlisted on the 2nd of August 1915, Sam embarked on board HMAT Ulysses in October 1915.

Sam suffered severe gunshot wounds to both legs and abdomen, and whilst still convalescing he was returned to Australia, in January of 1918, and was then discharged in August 1918. On discharge Sam Garlick went on to run the boat hire at Schnapper Point, taking advantage of the thousands of day trippers arriving by ferry at Schnapper Point/Mornington every day.

Today the legacy of ANZAC hero Sam Garlick lives on and Schnapper Point Boat Hire is still locally owned and operated by Mornington Boat Hire (since 2007). Mornington Boat Hire was set up by Mr Paul Pingiaro on the back of a 10 year aviation adventure career. Looking for a sea change and to return to his hometown of Mornington the decision to go from aeronautical to nautical was made.

Located only 1 hour south of Melbourne and on Victoria’s magnificent Mornington Peninsula, our hire boats, Stand up paddle boards and Kayaks are in the perfect position to get you on the water and out fishing. We have 2 boat hire locations, so if the weather is not suitable or we are booked up at Mornington, we could be able to get you out fishing from our Western Port Bay (Yaringa Boat Hire) boat rental location. We are the only Boat Hire operation in Melbourne that can offer this, giving you the best chance of all to get out on the water and to get out on your fishing boat hire!

We open by appointment when the sun rises and close at 5:00pm on most days (Daylight hours only). Our hire Boats, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards are reliable, very stable and every hire includes safety equipment even kids life jackets, We are located to serve you! In our opinion we have the best Fishing Boat, kayak/Stand-up paddle board Hire and Fishing Tackle Store location on Melbourne’s Port Phillip bay. Sheltered from Southerly, Westerly and Easterly winds and with deep water close to shore you don’t have to venture far from our departure point to get onto the fish and reefs or to see Dolphins, Penguins and Seals.

We now have even more Kayaks, SUPs, Hire Boats and Fishing Gear, and Bait and Tackle, so book now to avoid missing out!!

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