Where does Seasprite II depart from?
Seasprite II is located on Berth Z11 at Z Pier Charter Base Westhaven Marina.
When driving to Westhaven, turn into Westhaven Drive off Beaumont Street, and look for the Billfish Cafe, which is in the car park on the right, about 100 metres past where the buildings stop. This car park is where the main Westhaven trailer boat ramp is. Seasprite II is located on berth Z11 at Z Pier, which is on the Harbour Bridge side of this building.
Parking at the marina is “Pay & Display”. The Council Parking Enforcement Officer regularly checks the cars parked in the car park so please ensure that you pay enough parking for while you are out on charter, otherwise you will get a ticket and/or towed.
Z Pier parking charges as at December 2019:
Passengers are expected to show due care and respect to the hire equipment. Damage or loss by careless use will be charged to the hirer at actual cost. Use of the rod & reel indicates your acceptance of this condition.
For those bringing their own tackle bring a 10-15kg outfit loaded with monofilament and 50lb or 60lb leader material. It is important that you bring 10oz reef sinkers as we are fishing in deeper water most of the time. Ideal rig is a Ledger Rig or Snapper Flasher – 2 hooks maximum. No one is allowed to fish with more than 1 rod at a time.
Braid is not permitted on general fishing trips with up to 20 anglers. It is impossible to untangle and cuts through everyone else’s lines. It is also dangerous to handle.
Seasprite II has an alcohol licence and is a responsible host. Your safety is our paramount concern. Intoxicated persons will not be permitted to board the boat. If the behaviour of any member of your group gets to the point where the safety of the boat or other people on board is compromised the skipper may, at his discretion, return to port immediately, in which case no refund will be made.
No BYO alcohol on casual/individual days. Alcohol must be purchased on board. Please note, we do not have eftpos facilities on board – cash only.
No alcohol is to be consumed on board before 10.30am.
Any alcohol brought on board Seasprite II has to be declared to the Skipper or Duty Manager on boarding, and excess may be left behind. Excess to us is more than 4 beers per drinking person over the course of the day.
No Spirits, RTDs or hip-flasks are permitted. If these items are brought aboard, they must be surrendered to the Skipper or Duty Manager or the boat will return to port immediately, in which case no refund will be made.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH OUR ALCOHOL POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT BOARD.
No illegal substances are to be brought aboard Seasprite II. Should a crew member observe any drug activity, the boat will immediately return to port, at which time the charter will be terminated and no refund given.
NO CHILLY BINS to be brought onboard. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CHILLY BINS IN YOUR CAR until we return to assist us in complying with our Workplace Safety requirements. We have 4 x 210 litre ice bins and 1 x 270 litre bin. These also act as seating, so we have a totally uncluttered deck with nothing unsecured and minimal trip hazards. Fish are kept in a slurry to maximise quality and taste, and we provide you with a sturdy plastic bag to take your catch to your car. One of the large ice bins is for your refreshments and food.
We take the safety of the boat, crew and passengers very seriously. Before leaving port you will be given a short safety briefing. We request that all passengers observe the safety guidelines. Seasprite Charters and any employee thereof are not responsible for any personal loss or injury incurred by passengers while on board the boat.
If you have a medical condition, please declare this to a member of our crew on boarding. This is so we can best ensure your safety while aboard the vessel.