Welcome To Big Buoy Charters!

Welcome to Big Buoy Charters, boat charter and shark fishing specialist located at Portland Marina, Portland Dorset.

Portland Marina is a great starting off point for a days angling, with free parking, showers and a pub/restaurant on site. There are also trolleys for those anglers that carry too much! A slope down to the pontoon and level access to the boat, meaning access to deep sea boat angling for all ages and abilities.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced angler, we boast great reef and bank fishing along with many wrecks, some not too far out and others mid channel. You can be assured that Big Buoys' 450hp Iveco engine will get you to the fishing grounds quickly with a cruising speed of 17 knots!

Big Buoy offers free tea and coffee onboard, so you travel and fish in comfort. Full fishing outfits can be hired directly from the boat along with one set of tackle.

Although Big Buoy's home port is Portland you will regularly see Big Buoy travel along the south coast and across the channel. 

Big Buoy Charters are available for other charter uses, including but not limited to, filming, survey work, guard boat duty, stag and hen parties, corporate days, dedicated disabled trips, Jurassic coast tours, funeral services and ash scattering.


Big Buoy Charters!

Running the boat is Peter Targett, a highly experienced boat skipper and master, with over 35 years at the helm.

Our Trips

3, 4 and 5 Day trips fishing for Tope Bull Huss and Congers, the 5-day trip will include the Hurd deep.

Based and picking up at Haslar marina Gosport, a 10 Hour fishing trip off of St Catherine’s Point IOW. Sharking gear and chum included in the price.

Fishing the Shambles Bank for Turbot and Brill.
Fully coded for Marine Survey & Photography, Fully equipped with Simrad Technology. 

General and varied fishing on the reefs around Portland.
Working reefs close inshore and wrecks as the tide permits. Hard and soft lure fishing.

10 Hour fishing trip primarily fishing for specimen Porbeagle Sharks but Tope and other predator fishing can be done at the same time. 10 Hour trip Shark gear and chum included in the price.

Fishing for large Blond Rays. Rods and Reels can be hired for this.

6 Hour night trip fishing for Conger, Rod and Reels available for hire.


Big Buoy Charters

Portland Marina

01305 826199
07494 432137

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