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
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $445
    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
    Barramundi Fishing ( Darwin Habour)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 14 - Jul 14
    $297
    Our second most popular package! Catch the iconic Territory Barra. Join the yearly Million Dollar Fish competition about 50% of the prized fish were 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 are this charter requires low tide at least two meters low in the Harbour. Other options is to go out at Corroboree Billabong a part of Mary River National Park.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $252
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $252
    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*

About the Charter Operator

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
181 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) Pacific Barracuda
Barramundi Barramundi
Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Coral Trout Coral Trout

Crab Crab
Shark (Great White) Great White Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

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

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
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:
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Christopher M.
Adelaide, SA
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 2, 2021
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 19, 2021
Captain Dave made us comfortable while the weather didn’t we tried several different places and tried to catch a variety...
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Adelaide, SA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 15, 2021
What a great day! Paul made the trip fun and entertaining with his banter, local knowledge and stories. The fishing was just...
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Prospect, SA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 27, 2020
Fantastic avo caught a lot of different spices highlite was catching hammerhead shark we caught three of them biggest fish...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 2, 2020
A great day fishing the harbour with Paul as our guide Great local knowledge Lots of variety of fish to be caught
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FAQs about Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $170 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $170 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $200 per person - Barramundi Fishing ( Darwin Habour) (4 hours)
  • AU $300 per person - Full Day Trip (8 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)