Clearwater Island Lodge

Lot 288 Pirlangimpi Melville I…
Darwin NT, Australia

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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    "Residential Package" - 5 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 4119
    up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 607
    each additional person / day
    Like the four night residential tour, you will have two full days of guided fishing on this trip, as well as two cultural tours. However, this package includes an extra night in the stunning Clearwater Lodge, whose spacious veranda with its unusually good views has left an unforgettable trace on everyone who has visited. All meals, linen, tax, permits, and return airfares from Darwin are provided.
  • Private trip
    "Residential Package" - 4 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 3933
    up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 556
    each additional person / day
    This package includes two day’s guided fishing, One day tour with a picnic at our local swimming hole, a Tour of the Art Centre, Fort Dundas, the Town and other places of interest. The other day will be a marine cultural tour, including hunting traditional foods, sampling Spearing crab, gathering mud Mussels, and more. Return airfares from Darwin are included, as well as all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Daily Permits to Aboriginal land, and 10% GST
  • Private trip
    "Explorer Package" - 4 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 3370
    up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 439
    each additional person / day
    Package includes: Return Airfares from Darwin to Melville Island, 1 day of guided fishing, 1 day tour with Picnic at our local swimming hole, Tour of Art Centre, Fort Dundas, Town and other places of interest, and 1 day marine cultural tour includes: hunting traditional foods plus sampling Spearing crab, gathering mud Mussels and more. All meals are provided, as well as permits to visit Aboriginal land and GST.
  • Private trip
    "Weekender Package" - 3 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 3286
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 639
    each additional person / day
    Package includes a day of guided fishing and a day tour that includes a picnic at a swimming hole, and a Tour of Art Centre (if open) and Fort Dundas. Return flights from Darwin are also included in the trip. All meals, afternoon and morning tea, linen, towels, permits to enter Aboriginal land, and GST are all included.
  • Private trip
    2 Days Fishing - 3 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3268
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 616
    each additional person / day
    This packages includes two full days of fishing for a huge variety of estuary, reef, and blue water fish, as well as three nights of lodging in the air-conditioned Clearwater Lodge, whose famous veranda has amazing views of the surrounding natural beauty. Return airfares are included, and the package is complete with three meals a day, morning and afternoon tea, permits to visit Aboriginal land, GST, and much more.
  • Private trip
    "Explorer Package" - 3 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 3182
    up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 375
    each additional person / day
    Tour includes three nights accommodation, one full day guided fishing trip, and two cultural tours, as well as return airfares from Darwin to Melville Island. One tour day will involve a picnic at our local swimming hole, a tour of the Art Centre and Fort Dundas, as well as the Town and other places of interest. The other day will be a "marine cultural tour", which includes: hunting traditional foods plus sampling Spearing crab, gathering mud Mussel, and much more. Meals, linen, tax, and permits provided.
  • Private trip
    "Weekender Package" - 2 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 3104
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 545
    each additional person / day
    This package includes one full day of guided fishing, one full day tour, and two nights of full board accommodation. Return airfares from Darwin to Melville Island are included. The tour will include a picnic at a secluded swimming hole, a tour of the Art Centre (if open), and an exploration of Fort Dundas. Permits to enter Aboriginal land are included as is tax, and all linen and meals are provided.
  • Private trip
    2 Days Fishing - 2 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 3086
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 562
    each additional person / day
    Perfect for a weekend away from the city, this package gives you two full days of fishing the waters around Clearwater Lodge. With exclusive access to this fishery, you will be in for a treat, catching some species you have only dreamed about. The package includes return airfares, three meals a day, morning and afternoon tea, full linen, towels, and toiletries, and much more.
  • Private trip
    3 Days Fishing - 4 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 2690
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 665
    each additional person / day
    A three day fishing, four night lodging package. You can catch a huge variety of local species, such as Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Queenfish, and many, many more. Return airfares from Darwin are included, as well as full board accommodation, teas, soft drinks, beautiful views, professional guides, local permits, tax, and a lot more besides.
  • Private trip
    3 Days Fishing - 3 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2566
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 604
    each additional person / day
    Explore some of the unspoiled waters surrounding the Clearwater Lodge on this three day, three night package. You will be able to fish for a huge variety of fishing, ranging from Barramundi to Queenfish and everything in between, and you will always be in the presence of a professional guide. Everything is included, from return airfares from Darwin to GST, meals, and local permits.
  • Private trip
    4 Days Fishing - 5 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 2399
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 690
    each additional person / day
    Fish for four days and stay in Clearwater Lodge's beautiful, air-conditioned rooms for five nights. This trip is just right for those who can't get enough of the stunning views from the lodge's veranda and want to stay an extra night. Rooms can be single, double, or twin, and all linen, towels, and toiletries are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Days Fishing - 4 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 2308
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 643
    each additional person / day
    Get to know the waters of the Tiwi Islands on this four day, four night package. You will be treated to four full days fishing with a professional guide, as well as return airfares from Darwin, full board air conditioned accommodation, permits to access Aboriginal land, as well as much more. You will also be able to catch a huge variety of fish!
  • Private trip
    5 Days Fishing - 6 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 2225
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 705
    each additional person / day
    Fish for five days and stay for six. This package is just right for those who want to make the most of the amazing surroundings on the Tiwi Islands, while catching a huge variety of fish. Return airfares from Darwin, full board accommodation, permits, professional guides, and GST is all included.
  • Private trip
    5 Days Fishing - 5 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 2152
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 668
    each additional person / day
    Spend a week fishing some of the most diverse and bountiful waters of Australia, catching over 50 varieties of fish in estuary, reef, and blue waters. This is the real anglers' dream! This package includes five days fishing and five days accommodation in Clearwater Island Lodge, which is air conditioned and has amazing views. Return airfares from Darwin are included, as are all meals, toiletries, laundry, permits, and everything else you need to have the fishing adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    6 Days Fishing - 7 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 2108
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 716
    each additional person / day
    Can't get enough of the beautiful surrounds of Clearwater Island Lodge? We don't blame you. Fish for six days and stay for seven in this ultimate "fisho's" package. Return airfares from Darwin to Melville Island are included, as are three meals a day and morning and late afternoon tea. The air conditioned accommodation has unforgettable views from the veranda. Daily permits to enter Aboriginal land will be provided, as well as soft drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Days Fishing - 6 Nights
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 2046
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 683
    each additional person / day
    Six full days of fishing with six nights' full board accommodation in single, double, or twin bedrooms. The package includes return airfares from Darwin to Melville Island, three meals a day, morning tea on tours and boats and late afternoon tea back at the lodge. Accommodation is air conditioned and in a lodge with unforgettable views from the veranda. You will be supplied with daily permits to enter Aboriginal land at no extra cost, and soft drinks will be provided in Boats and Tours.
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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 reschedule your booking up to 60 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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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