Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Member since September 2016

Darwin, Australia

Background
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.

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Darwin, Australia
Background
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.
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Darwin
trips from
US$ 95

Customer Reviews

4.35 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

For 8 anglers, it was tight enough. Captain did a decent job and was very well mannered, weather conditions were pretty good too, we just did no good in second session out in deeper water, which was over half of the trip.  Captain stopped us fishing when we were catching them in shallow water. Some people on the boat didn’t catch a single fish, others caught plenty.

Craig Cox does not recommend Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Overall a great day with Keith. His knowledge of the harbour, where to fish and humour was great.  I would recommend this for anyone.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Than you Mark for your great review.
Hope to see you back soon.

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Ken took us to a couple of good spots, everyone caught a few fish including the 3 kids.  Very enjoyable morning.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hooks too big for the bait provided so very few hookups.

Peter Mccaffrey does not recommend Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

Had a great day, went to a few different spots when the fish stopped biting, everyone caught a fish!  I’m going to go again, cheers for that excellent experience!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 9, 2017

Hi Fred,
Thanks for the great review and as they say a photo can say a thousand words. Fantastic catch.
Hope to seeing you back on board soon.
Cheers,
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters :)

Went fishing on Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Fished April 2017

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, 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

Went fishing on Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Harry Butler does not recommend Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Fished April 2017

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, 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.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 15, 2017

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 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

I always try to do a a fishing charter while away with my son (11 yo) and this was one of the best in terms of overall quality and the best in terms of fish caught (see photo).
Every spot Paul chose produced lots of bites and fish. We targeted Jewfish and a lot of the passengers got one on but I was the only one lucky enough to land one with a lot of coaching and boat manoeuvring from the skipper.
Everyone on board caught something and Paul took time to fillet the keepers so we all had some fish to take home. There was also an offer to get it cooked at a restaurant on Stokes Wharf which we didn’t have time to take up.
Would definitely do the trip again if we come back to Darwin.

Fished April 2017

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

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the great review. Looks like you guys had a fun day out. Its great to see kids on board enjoying themselves fishing and creating great dad and son memories.
Love the pics.
Hope to see you back in Darwin soon.

Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thanks Oliver for a great review.
You had a great catch well done.
Hope to see you back on board soon. :)

Went fishing on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Was such a great day, Mike taught us allot about fishing & made our experience really fun! I would highly recommend & we will be back for sure :-)

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 14, 2017

The trip to Darwin was for my parteners birthday and it took a few calls to different fishing charters before I was able to arrange a half day trip with Darwin Harbour fishing charters.  What can I say, Captain Paul was a very experienced skippy and fishing guide and had us on fish for the whole trip. We caught all verity of species from golden snapper,strippies (flag fish)small sharks. It was a fantastic fishing trip and well worth the money.
To top things off as we were heading back in to the jetty, Paul suggested that we take some fish (which he filleted) and he would take us to take away restaurant on Stokes Hill wharf called “Fusion”.
There cooked (grilled) the fish to perfection and served it up with fresh salad and chips for $10. What a way to finish a great day on the water
Thanks Paul for wonderful trip, we will be back again,thats for sure.

Fished January 2017

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 16, 2017

Hi Raymond
Thank you for coming out with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters.  Pics look great thanks for sharing them. Lots of fun great memories to share and glad it could be with us.
Hope to see you guys up here again soon
Cheers

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Looking for a fun and relaxing adventure in Darwin? You can’t go past this trip for comfort, safety, low key easy fishing and educative support and guidance for beginners, or sneaking into some sweet spots for the more experienced angler. The scenic backdrop.helps your catch look even better in the photos!

Fished January 2017

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 8, 2017

Great to hear that you guys had a relaxing adventure with us and you had an awesome day out with Paul the Captain.  Fantastic experience, heaps of fun and many wonderful memories that’s what we are all about.
Looking forward to seeing you all back again in the Darwin.
Cheers
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters :)

Went fishing on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Had an excellent day with Paul who showed us the ropes about fishing and also shared his knowledge about the harbour and surrounds. From all the feedback from the other guys it was an enjoyable day

Fished November 2016

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thanks for coming out with paul fishing. We are glad you had a great day Robert it’s important to us that you had a nice experience here in the NT Fishing with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters.
  Regards Dan Thurling.

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I opted for a Darwin Harbour fishing tour because I had limited time in Darwin. Whilst we never left the harbour it was a full day’s fishing. The harbour itself was huge and provided both extensive reef and estuary fishing. The captain was very knowledgeable and helpful and I picked up some valuable fishing tips on the trip. The boat was clean and easy to fish off. I was fortunate in that I was the only customer on board in the morning and only one of three in the afternoon.

Whilst I didn’t get our targeted species I got a few fish as well as some strong bites and lost a couple of big fish.

Overall a great day out and would recommend it to someone visiting Darwin for a short time.

Fished November 2016

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanks for your comments it is a great easy way to get in a fishing day. hope to see you again regards Dan Thurling.

Went fishing on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Caught a lot of fish. had a great day. Unfortunately no photos taken

Fished November 2016

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hi Tatiana
Thank you for coming out with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters.
It sounds like you had a great day, if you have any photos would love for you to post them on FishingBooker and on our Facebook page.
Lots of fun and great memories to share
Cheers :)

Went fishing on Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fun half day.  Fish weren’t on the bite but skipper tried lots of spots! Had 11 yo boy on boat for first time and he loved it.

Fished November 2016

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thanks for your reply glad the young fella loved it see you again soon. Regards Dan

Went fishing on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

So please we picked the best fishing charter in Darwin!  Captain -Paul made us feel welcome aboard just a friendly guy very professional so knowledgeable- nott a problem to help you out with tips on best ways to cast baiting etc so looking forward Paul to our next trip abroad with you thanks again Jude & Russell

Fished October 2016

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hi Jude
Thanks for the great review .
Glad you had a REEL Fun Day out.
Thanks for sharing your pics there fantastic.
Hope to see you out again for another great memorable experience
Cheers
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Went fishing on Saturday, October 8, 2016

A great morning fishing.

Fished October 2016

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hi Les
Thanks for the review.
Glad you had a great day out.
Hope to see you again
Cheers
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Went fishing on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My Son and I did the half day trip. Caught lots of fish and thoroughly enjoyed it. Skipper was fantastic.

Fished October 2016

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Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hi Jason
Thank you for your review.
Was awesome having father and son on board.
We love seeing the kids getting involved and having fun. Quality time, heaps of fun and great memories.
Hope to see back soon
Cheers
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters