Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

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Dock 2, Stokes Hill Rd
Darwin NT, Australia

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 highly experienced guides and a fleet of sturdy boats, they pride themselves on their friendly attitude and the great time they show each and every person who comes aboard their boat.

During your trip, you will be fishing aboard a 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 walk around deck.

There are over thirty 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, mud flats, reefs, and wrecks. With extremely short travel times, you will be able to maximise your time on the water, catching fish as diverse as Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Mud Crabs, and many more. 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 - the fun never ends!

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 highly experienced guides and a fleet of sturdy boats, they pride themselves on th


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Other) 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
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Pacific)
 
Barramundi

 
Coral Trout
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Shark (Hammerhead)

 
Shark (Tiger)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Trevally (Giant)
 
Trevally (Golden)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Lowrance
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
HDS7 Lowrance
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Lowrance
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
HDS7 Lowrance
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Daily catch limits apply.
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Charter Operator

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.38 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Captain was good and didn’t stay on a spot if was weren’t catching fish. Helpful and knowledgeable. Would book again

Fished April 28, 2017
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 11, 2017

Hi Jeff,
Thank you for the review .
Glad you had a great day out.
Looking forward to see you on board again soon

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The captains use of inappropriate language when a young child was present and his terse manner and frustration with some anglers had me wondering,  has he been on a bender or is he just sick of his job.  The boat needs a good once over by a safety inspector (fractures in guard rail and some joints) and more shade given the NT’s climate. I could rant on but I’ll just finish by saying this is NOT a tour I’d recommend.

Fished April 20, 2017
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 11, 2017

Hi Harry,
It sounds like your day wasn’t so good. If you had called and informed us on the inappropriate and bad performance of the guide this matter would have been dealt with.
Our boats are surveyed every year and cannot operate if they do not pass. We have documents on board showing we have a fully surveyed vessel that is safe and is operational.
We do have a full length shade canopy on the vessel.
I am sorry your experience with us wasn’t a pleasant one.

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We had a wonderful day on the boat, the captain really knew where to fish! We were due to arrive back to the harbour at 5pm however we spent an extra hour trawling for barramundi. Great value for money, highly recommended tour.

Fished April 15, 2017
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