Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

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:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 15
    $244
    Fishing around the Darwin Harbour allows you to fish all tides around estuaries, reefs, wrecks, and live baiting. Hop on board with the crew's custom-built 7-meter vessel shaded with a canopy. You can walk around the boat. Bring your own special drinks, we have an esky and ice on board.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 15
    $244
    Fishing around the Darwin Harbour allows you to fish all tides around estuaries, reefs, wrecks, and live baiting. Hop on board with the crew's custom-built 7-meter vessel shaded with a canopy. You can walk around the boat. Bring your own special drinks, we have an esky and ice on board.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour – Barramundi Darwin Harbour
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 30
    $279
    The crew's second most popular package! Catch iconic Territory Barra. Join the yearly Million Dollar Fish competition. About 50% of the prized fish was caught in Darwin Harbour. You have to be in it to win it! Terms and conditions: only specific dates are possible to chase Barramundi in the Harbour. This charter requires low tide at least 2 meters low in the Harbour. The other option is to go out at Corroboree Billabong, a part of Mary River National Park, or Shady Camp on an 8-hour charter.
  • Shared trip
    10 Hour Trip–Barramundi Shady Camp
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $696
    This charter will take you to popular Shady Camp or if you prefer Corroboree Billabong. Picking you up from 4:30 am from your accommodation. This river is wonderful and consistently delivers great Barramundi fishing in the top end. While chasing the fish, you can also see lotus lilies pink. On this pandanus-lined billabong, you can also expect to see a wild range of water birds, animals, crocodiles, wild pigs, and water buffallos. You will be guided by expert local guides. Tuition is provided if needed.
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About the Charter Operator

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
ID & License verified
190 Customer reviews
Response time 5 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) Pacific Barracuda
Barramundi Barramundi
Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Coral Trout Coral Trout

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
Lowrance
Fishfinder
HDS7 Lowrance
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 190 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Awesome.... TJ did a fantastic job!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Neil H.
Forster, NSW
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 16, 2022
Great day. Dan knew the harbour and conditions extremely well. He was very conscious of all skill levels of those on board....
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Lincoln C.
Dundas Valley, NSW
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Great service, brought home a feed of delicious snapper

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 15, 2022
Excellent friendly staff, mother nature was against us with very strong currents but the skipper kept pushing on to finally...
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David B.
Waterbury, CT
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Captain tj

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 4, 2022
Great day out .excellent day out and having our morning fish cooked into a delicious lunch was unreal back out fishing all...
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George P.
Sydney, NSW
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 1, 2022
Great day out, Captain TJ tried hard to to get everyone to get a catch and then some, making the experience well worth it....
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Terry L. L.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 13, 2022
Tj brought us the fishes ... nonstop and great service. Best attitude !
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FAQs about Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $175 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (4 hours)
  • AU $175 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $200 per person - 4 Hour – Barramundi Darwin Harbour (4 hours)
  • AU $500 per person - 10 Hour Trip–Barramundi Shady Camp (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Lowrance
  • Fishfinder HDS7 Lowrance
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Barramundi
  • Black Jewfish
  • Coral Trout
  • Crab
  • Shark (Great White)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Threadfin Salmon
  • Trevally (Golden)