Clearwater Island Lodge

Darwin NT, Australia - Show map

With endorsements from celebrities such as Rex Hunt and Andrew Ettinghausen, and exclusive use of miles of bountiful waters, it’s no wonder that Clearwater Island Lodge has built itself a reputation as Australia’s No. 1 sportfishing lodge.

Situated at Garden Point (Pularumpi) on the Tiwi Islands, just north of Darwin, Clearwater Island Lodge overlooks the magnificent Aspley Straight. Here, you will not only experience stunning fishing locations, you will also be left awe-struck by the area’s natural beauty. These waters are home to over 52 species of fish. You will also get to see crocodiles, sea turtles and dolphins – as well as exotic animal life such as wallabies, parrots, eagles, flying foxes and scores of varieties of water birds.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and choose between two types of package:

- An “obsessive” angler’s dream of pure fishing and lodging;
- “Weekender”, “Explorer”, and “Residential” packages, which combine fishing, lodging, and tours.

Fishing tours will give you a full day on the water with a professional guide, targeting the infamous Barramundi as well as 52+ other species of fish. You will have the chance to fish with lures, fly, or bait, and you can also experience bluewater, reef, and estuary fishing. This is what fishing the Northern Territories is all about.

Cultural tours will allow you to experience what life is like on the ancient Tiwi islands. Explore the best swimming holes, check out indigenous art, and experience the marine way of life of the Tiwi people, sampling Spearing Crab and gathering Mud Mussels.

Whichever package you go for, you will be accommodated in comfort, in single, double, or twin bedrooms. All meals are provided, as are snacks during your trips and your airfare between Darwin and Melville Island. All linen, towels, and toiletries are supplied, and you will also be able to enjoy a complimentary laundry service

With endorsements from celebrities such as Rex Hunt and Andrew Ettinghausen, and exclusive use of miles of bountiful waters, it’s no wonder that Clearwater Island Lodge has built itself a reputation as Australia’s No. 1 sportfishing lodge.


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  • "Residential Package" - 5 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 4366 up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 643 each additional person / day
  • "Residential Package" - 4 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 4170 up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 589 each additional person / day
  • "Explorer Package" - 4 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 3572 up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 466 each additional person / day
  • "Weekender Package" - 3 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 3484 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 678 each additional person / day
  • 2 Days Fishing - 3 Nights
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 3464 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 653 each additional person / day
  • "Explorer Package" - 3 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 3373 up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 398 each additional person / day
  • "Weekender Package" - 2 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 3291 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 578 each additional person / day
  • 2 Days Fishing - 2 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 3272 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 595 each additional person / day
  • 3 Days Fishing - 4 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2852 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 705 each additional person / day
  • 3 Days Fishing - 3 Nights
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2721 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 641 each additional person / day
  • 4 Days Fishing - 5 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2543 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 732 each additional person / day
  • 4 Days Fishing - 4 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2447 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 682 each additional person / day
  • 5 Days Fishing - 6 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2358 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 747 each additional person / day
  • 5 Days Fishing - 5 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2281 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 709 each additional person / day
  • 6 Days Fishing - 7 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 6 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2235 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 759 each additional person / day
  • 6 Days Fishing - 6 Nights
    Overnight stay, lodging, 6 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2169 up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 724 each additional person / day
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barramundi
  Black Jewfish
  Coral Trout
  Queenfish

  Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  Threadfin Salmon
  Trevally (Giant)
  Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Polycraft () originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP 4 Stroke Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 60 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Darwin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Clearwater Island Lodge
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Member since October 2015
Located on the Tiwi Islands north of Darwin, Clearwater Island Lodge has access to some of the richest waters in Austraila. The lodge and its guests have exclusive permission from the Tiwi people to fish these waters, putting them in the enviable position of having an entire, unexploited fishery all to themselves. It's no wonder angling celebrities Rex Hunt and Andrew Ettinghausen agree that this is possibly the best sportfishing lodge in all of Australia. Not only are the local waters home to Barramundi all year round, they also house over fifty other species of fish, which inhabit the local estuaries, reefs, and blue waters. If that wasn't enough, the spacious lodge also offers air conditioned rooms and a spa. What are you waiting for?

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