the Skipper

Born and raised in Wollongong, Skipper Bobby is a true blue native to the coastal waters and a certified Master IV. He has spent most of his childhood following in his father's footsteps and learning the ropes of commercial fishing, which attributed to his wealth of fishing and boating experience. With a career spanning over 15 years, Bobby has worked his way up from humble beginnings as a deck hand doing 16-hour shifts on a deep sea trawler, to a skipper on Manly Fast Ferries, a captain of a 114ft private yacht, before taking over the family business and pursuing his latest venture on Aquilla Fishing Charters.

Bobby brings his extensive knowledge and great personality to every charter as he prides himself on providing his guests with a memorable experience and ensuring they don't go home empty handed.

Bobby's accreditations include:

  • Master Class Four (IV) Open
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade Two (II)
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities