Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

166 reviews
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Get to the fish in no time, whatever the season! Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters strives to provide each one of their customers with the experience of a lifetime. With very experienced guides and a fleet of sturdy boats, they pride themselves on their friendly attitude and the great time they show every person who comes aboard their boat.

During your trip, you will be fishing aboard a 21’ aluminium boat that was custom built for Darwin’s big tides. These boats allow you to access waters other boats can’t reach, and they are all fully surveyed and equipped with a shade canopy and walkaround deck.

There are over 30 species of fish that you can catch in the waters around Darwin, and Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters has the equipment and local knowledge to help you hook them. The guides have over 15 years of experience in these waters, and they are ready and waiting to take you exploring the local estuaries, mangroves, mudflats, reefs, and wrecks.

With very short travel times, you will be able to maximise your time on the water, catching fish as diverse as Threadfin Salmon, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Mud Crabs, Barramundi, Coral Trout, Snapper, Barracuda, Cod, and Jewfish. You might even see a croc on your charter!

The crew will be on hand throughout the trip to assist you in every aspect of fishing, from baiting your hook to cleaning your fish and filleting it for you to take home and enjoy. They know how to find fish and, most importantly, to make sure everyone in the group is having fun.

If you are not able to take your catch home with you, the crew would recommend you practice catch and release to protect the local fish stocks and to keep them healthy for you and all around you to visit and enjoy another day.

Come and explore Darwin’s amazing fishery today – with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters the fun never ends!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,410
    price breakdown
    $1,410
    Take up to 8 mates for a massive day's fishing on our full day sole charter. This allows your group to relax, joke and have a great time with great company, bragging over the best catch of the day! Lunch is provided, bring a bottle of water you can refill on board and soft drinks are $2 each. *Remaining balance is to be paid 1 day prior to trip date*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $705
    price breakdown
    $705
    An amazing fishing experience with all your friends or just by yourself! This package is also great for businesses, corporations or even work colleagues. Take up to 8 people and enjoy the day together on your sole charter, fishing the waters around Darwin Harbour for over 30 species, including Trevallies, Queenfish, and many more. Bring a bottle of water and you can refill on board and soft drinks are $2 each. Our fully qualified and experienced guides will provide expert tuition as required.
  • Private trip
    Family Fun Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $494
    price breakdown
    $494
    Take your family out on the water in Darwin Harbour! This trip is for max 2 adults and 4 kids. An unforgettable time with the whole family! Imagine the excitement on both the big and small kids' faces. A private charter made especially for the family, this is sure to create family bonding time. Water is free, soft drinks are $2 each. Our fully qualified and experienced guides will provide expert tuition as required. *Remaining balance to be paid 1 day prior to trip date*
  • Private trip
    Family Fun Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $494
    price breakdown
    $494
    Max 2 adults, 4 kids – An unforgettable time with the whole family! Think about how excited the kids (big and small!) will be to hook a big fish. This is a private charter tailor-made for families – just the thing for family bonding! Free water, soft drinks are $2 each. Our fully qualified and experienced guides will provide expert tuition as required.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    If half a day just won’t do, we offer a serious upgrade with great value. Over the course of the day, you will fish many different locations in and around the harbour, catching a huge variety of species such as Threadfin, Queenfish, Goldies, and many, many more. Lunch will be provided. Bring a bottle of water you can refill on board and soft drinks can be purchased at $2 each. Our fully qualified and experienced guides will provide expert tuition as required. *remaining balance to be made 1 day prior*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Barra
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 26 - Feb 1
    $282
    price breakdown
    $282
    If you want to chase the Top End Barra, but have little time in the NT, we offer half day Barra Charters in the Darwin Harbour located right on the doorsteps of Darwin City. When the tides are right you will be fishing the saltwater estuaries in the four harbour arms with lots of creeks, endless flats, and rock-bars. The opportunity to target NT's Prize fish nearly all year round and you don't have to travel for hours. Our qualified and experienced guides will provide expert tuition as required.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Barra
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $282
    price breakdown
    $282
    If you want to chase the Top End Barra but have little time in the NT we offer half day Barra Charters in the Darwin Harbour located right on the doorsteps of Darwin City. When the tides are right you will be fishing the saltwater estuaries in the 4 harbour arms with lots of creeks, endless flats, and rock-bars. The opportunity to target NT's Prize fish nearly all year round and you don't have to travel for hours. Our qualified and experienced guides will provide expert tuition as required.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $240
    price breakdown
    $240
    This is the most popular package – a spectacular morning trip! There is a good reason for this, which is that you receive 4 hours of full-on fishing at affordable rates. Being close to the fishing grounds, you get maximum actual fishing time all over Darwin Harbour, catching anything from Threadfins to Queenfish, and lots of others in between. Free water, soft drinks are $2 each. Fully qualified and experienced guides that will provide expert tuition as required. *Remaining Balance needed 1 day prior*
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $240
    price breakdown
    $240
    A fantastic 4-hour fishing trip, which is a very popular choice. With the fishing grounds very close by, you will be able to maximise your time on the water int he Darwin Harbour area. Water is provided for free, and soft drinks are $2 each. Our fully qualified and experienced guides will provide expert tuition as required. *Remaining balance is to be made 1 day prior to the trip date*
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About the Charter Operator

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
166 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since September 2016
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters is owned and operated by Paul Salotti and Dan Thurling. With over 15 years experience guiding people to fish, they know the waters of Darwin Harbour as well as anyone. They strive to help you catch the fish of your dreams and, most importantly, to have fun while doing so.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Barramundi Barramundi
Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Cod Cod

Coral Trout Coral Trout
Crab Crab
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Threadfin Salmon Threadfin Salmon
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.44
out of 5 stars from 166 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half Day Trip
Half day trip with captain Cameron
Half day trip with captain Cameron
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Angler Rating
102
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10
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Chloé S.
St Kilda, VIC
 5.00
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Half day afternoon fish trip

VERIFIED   February 23, 2020
I booked a half day trip for my boyfriend and dad who was visiting from the UK! Cameron was very knowledgeable and knew exactly...
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Lissa J.
Kensington And Norwood, SA
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 5, 2020
Half Day Trip- Mia catches a Spanish Mackerel!
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Galia C.
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Fishing with Dan

VERIFIED   NEW  October 1, 2020
Great time. Lots of knowledge, help and fun shared.
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Pyap West, SA
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Half day trip 👍🏻

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Samantha C.
Balmain, NSW
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