Black & Blue Marlin Charters

Madaffari Drive
Exmouth WA, Australia

Launching late 2017, Black & Blue Marlin Charters is based in Exmouth, Western Australia, on the doorstep of World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, the Indian Ocean and North West Cape and the waters of Exmouth Gulf. 

Depending on the season, the main target species are Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish, although the crew regularly encounters Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. They practice catch and release for all aquatic species, however caught fish may be kept, providing they meet the approved species, size and bag limit specifications as provided by WA Department of Fisheries.

Black & Blue Marlin Charters is very proud to be introducing the Pelagic Interceptor, Australia’s first custom built, double stepped hull, centre console sport fishing vessel. At 9m and powered by twin 250 HP Suzuki’s, ‘Y-Knot’ is fitted with the latest Furuno technology to keep us on the water all day every day, chasing our target species. The boat was designed by Chris Tucker of Chris Tucker Marine Design (CTMD) and built by PHa Welding & Marine. Y-Knot has numerous impressive inclusions to provide the ultimate in comfort and safety for our crew and guests.

The crew of Black & Blue Marlin is pleased to offer full day offshore trips to the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, Ningaloo Reef, North West Cape, and Exmouth Gulf.  Depending on weather conditions and personal preferences, they will tailor a trip to remember, with the aim of giving you the best adventure possible. All experience levels and ages welcome.

Offering qualified and friendly crew, skipper Richard Crookes provides more than 40 years of angling experience from Groote Island in the Northern Territory all the way to the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia.  His fishing tales and know-how will make your Exmouth game fishing trip an experience of a lifetime.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Billfish
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1345
    up to 6 persons
    Offering full day offshore trips to the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, Ningaloo Reef, North West Cape and Exmouth Gulf, we cater for individuals, families and corporate groups, novices and experienced anglers. Depending on the season, your main target species will be Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish, although we regularly encounter Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Reef fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1345
    up to 6 persons
    Offering full day offshore trips to the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, Ningaloo Reef, North West Cape and Exmouth Gulf, we cater for individuals, families and corporate groups, novices and experienced anglers. For those who prefer to fill the freezer, we can hook you up to a variety of quality table fish such as: Red Emperor, Rankin Cod, Coral Trout, Snappers, etc. which are in our waters all year round. Caught fish may be kept providing they meet the approved species, size & bag limit specs.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Sport Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1345
    up to 6 persons
    Offering full day offshore trips to the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, Ningaloo Reef, North West Cape and Exmouth Gulf, we cater for individuals, groups, families and corporate functions, novices and experienced anglers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish
Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Red Emperor)

Sweetlip Emperor
Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pelagic Interceptor (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

About the Charter Operator

Black & Blue Marlin Charters
Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia
Member since December 2016
2
Started out as a deckhand in 1997 on family owned and operated charter and fishing boats out of Darwin, Northern Territory of Australia. Recently made the move to Exmouth, Western Australia to set up Black & Blue Marlin Charters with our new custom built 30 ft vessel. The Black & Blue team enjoys trolling lures or skip baits as well as pitch or switch baiting to our target species. We have a variety of pelagics off the West Australian coast and in the Gulf of Exmouth, targeting all species of Marlin (blue, black and striped) which are prevalent throughout the year. Sailfish are another target species and depending on the season can be located either off the west coast or a short run from the Exmouth Marina in to the gulf grounds.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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David Venner
Balwyn, VIC
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Full day with captain Richard crookes

VERIFIED   April 29, 2018
Amazing day on the water . My first Black Marlin at 180 lbs.I was a spent force but Richard and Callum kept me going...
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Kathleen Williams
Little River, VIC
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Full day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
Such a great day. Everything covered. They knew where we the best spots and found great eating for us   A wonderful safe...
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