Captain's Blog

LNP promises a 'fishing friendly' Queensland government

27 March 2012

Speaking from the Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show on Friday ahead of his historic win in the Queensland state election on Saturday, freshly minted Qld Premier, Campbell Newman promised...

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Raymarine App now available on Android

25 March 2012

RAYMARINE'S free wireless screen repeater app originally launched on iOS (Apple) devices has now been launched for Android OS devices and is free to download from Google Play.

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Docklands luxury cruiser blaze, highlights poor resources

23 March 2012

The $4m Horizon 27m cruiser that sank after an inferno on a Docklands marina had been delivered to its new owners just yesterday. Four people were aboard the 24m...

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Boat storage demand exceeds supply

20 March 2012

The demand for boat storage space at many Australian marinas exceeds current capacity, according to data revealed in the 2011 marina survey report.

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EPIRB assists 5 fishermen off NSW Coast

16 March 2012

A day's fishing for five Victorians almost ended in tragedy off Port Stephens on the 6th March when their 8 meter vessel was overturned by a rogue wave as they headed back to port in the...

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Boaters warned to take extreme caution on flooded waterways

15 March 2012

Boaters should take extreme caution on waterways impacted by floods, according to NSW Roads and Maritime Services. Maritime Acting General Manager Boating Safety and Regional...

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Riviera to officially exit receivership

14 March 2012

Riviera, Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat builder officially announced this afternoon to the company’s staff and contractors that a sale transaction had been completed...

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Environmental propaganda misleading Aussies

7 March 2012

A leading marine scientist visiting Australia says anti fishing groups are misleading Australians about the state of our fisheries with their 'doom and gloom' campaigns. Dr Ray...

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Scrutiny & stricter regulations for the cruise industry

5 March 2012

The second incident in as many months raises more call for scrutiny and stricter regulations for the cruise industry. As the first hearing of the criminal...

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Boat Washing & Cleaning Service - Starts Today

1 March 2012

Andrew and Darren the Directors of St Kilda Boat Sales and Service Centre, are pleased to announce the acquisition of the boat washing and cleaning business ‘Michy Marine’, effective...

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Autumn - Welcome

1 March 2012

The best boating days are just around the corner. Autumn is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere)...

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Work, Rest & Play

Port of Melbourne - Shipping

Port Of Melbourne - Shipping Schedule
Notice to Mariners 
<Live> Shipping Movements with Google Map

State Boating Authorities

Boating Industry Association of Victoria
Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) - formerly: Marine Safety Victoria

Boat & PWC Licence

Boat Operators Licence with PWC Endorsement

Restaurants & Cafes

The Great Provider @ St Kilda Marina
Riva St Kilda

Boating Destinations

Bays, Coasts & Rivers
Yarra River
Maribyrnong River
Patterson River
New Quay

Yarra River - Boating guide

A detailed guide from Parks Victoria, for on-water exploration of our Yarra River. Includes, a comprehensive chart advising the clearance heights of all the bridges from the Westgate Bridge at Port Melbourne to Dights Falls in Collingwood, some 23.86km up-stream. A must read for all mariners....

Boating Guide  - Yarra River 

Volunteer Coast Guard

Our Community Support Program was launched in 2005, to assist in providing financial and mechanical assistance to non-profit organisations, who provide and encourage safe boating practises locally. It is with this philosophy in mind, that St Kilda Boat Sales and Service Centre has carefully selected the Volunteer Coast Guard to benefit from our program.

More specifically, we have a long association with the St Kilda flotilla which is based here at St Kilda Marina and provides resue, education and assistance to the boating community here in the top end of Port Phillip Bay. Volunteer Coast Guard Website

Jet Boat Rides @ St Kilda

The only fully enclosed offshore jetboat in the world...

The most fun you can have on the bay in Melbourne without getting wet.
Experience the raw power of St Kilda Spinner twin turbo charged power as our skipper puts you through fish tails and 270 degree spins on and over the waves.

And the whole time you stay safe and dry in your fully restrained racing seat!

After we give you our safety briefing we load you into the boat and strap you in. We then gently make our way out to sea where we pass by a flotilla of magnificent yachts...

But once we we hit the bay, your adrenalin rush begins!.


Skydive @ St Kilda

With the jump zone located at Moran Reserve, Elwood, at the southern end of St Kilda Beach and next to the St Kilda Maina. Skydive The Beach Melbourne, is situated at the St Kilda Marina just a 25 minute tram ride from the Melbourne city.

For more information, call 1300 798 843 or go to:



Boat Hire @ Mordialloc

Hire your own self-drive pleasure boat for fishing or cruising the magnificent Port Phillip Bay area surrounding Mordialloc. Experience the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and the salt on your skin. Our range of sturdy boats are very easy to operate and can accommodate up to 10 people.A boat license is not required and we provide full instructions on operation and tips on where the fish are and how to catch them.

For more information, go to: or phone: 03) 9580-2902

Fishing Charters @ St Kilda

St Kilda Charters operates from St Kilda Marina and offers some of the best sightseeing and fishing that Port Phillip Bay has to offer.