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.

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  • Private trip
    Black & Blue - Full Day Charter
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1414
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip will give you plenty of time to explore the rich fisheries out of Exmouth. You will have the chance to land plenty of Billfish, as well as a variety of other apex predators, such as Mahi and Tuna. The crew will supply all the gear, as well as food and drinks. You don't need to bring a fishing license. Just pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and medicaments. The departure times may vary according to tides and conditions.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Red Emperor)
Snapper (Red)

Sweetlip Emperor
Tuna (Yellowfin)

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.

30 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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


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
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%

Exmouth Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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Amazing day on the water . My first
Black Marlin at 180 lbs.I was a spent force but Richard and Callum kept me going to ensure I landed it.
Would highly recommend Richard and his boat is brand new and very stable.
David Venner

Fished April 29, 2018
Black & Blue Marlin Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 5, 2018

David & Yazni - thanks for a great day out.  Congrats on your first billfish tag & release and glad you enjoyed the mahi mahi. Thanks to Remora Lures - QUEENSLANDER!

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