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Arafura Bluewater Charters - Extended 1 day Bluewater Fishing Charter
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We depart from Cullen Bay Ferry terminal (outside the lock gates) at 6am sharp and return at 8.30pm. Cullen Bay is a few minutes taxi ride from Darwin City. You need to be at Cullen Bay by 5.50am.
Our day trips include a full day of reef fishing up to 40 nautical miles offshore.
Situated on Australia’s top end, we offer anglers an excellent opportunity to catch a wide range of species in a pristine environment. From trolling surface lures chasing mackerel and tuna to hauling in giant trevally and Jew fish, you’re sure to enjoy a memorable and unique fishing adventure.
Darwin’s diverse range of quality reef fish includes golden snapper, Jew fish, coral trout, and red emperor, Spanish mackerel, tuna, giant and golden trevally, cod, cobia plus many more.
Our experienced and friendly crew is on hand to assist with all your needs from baiting your hook to cleaning your fish. All the fish you catch may be cleaned gilled and gutted and kept with NT bag limits. Airline approved fish carry boxes are available on request.
What species of fish are we likely to catch?
Darwin has a diverse range of quality reef and game fish including golden snapper, black Jew fish, coral trout, red emperor, cod, cobia, mackerel, tuna, queen fish, blue bone, trevally and many more.
What is the best time to go fishing?
We are lucky in the top end, as fishing is generally very good and exciting all year round.
January-March (wet season)
This time of year can be very good fishing weather permitting. Great catches of golden snapper, black Jew fish, and also coral trout, red emperor and other mixed reef species.
April-May (beginning of our dry season)
Great months for blue water fishing. Seas are usually calm, where Jew fish and golden snapper can be prolific. Also a great time for trevally and queen fish.
June-Sept (dry season)
Beautiful weather and also great blue water fishing. Peak time for chasing sports fish, where mackerel and tuna can be prolific. Quality reef fish are also usually abundant.
Oct-Dec (build up-wet season)
Our premonsoonal season, which can produce the best fishing. Sea conditions are usually very calm and a great time to fish for golden snapper & black Jew fish.
3. Where do we fish?
We fish offshore reefs, up to 40 nautical miles off shore. Depending on the tides and weather, you can expect to fish areas such as Lorna shoals, north and south gutter, fish reef and many others. Our experienced crew are out chasing fish almost every day, and will do their very best to put you onto your fish of a lifetime!
Quality shimano rods and reels, spooled with braided line, all fishing tackle, bait & ice. We also supply morning tea, (ham & cheese croissants and Muffin), lunch (cold meat salad rolls) afternoon savory platter, light dinner(Thai BBQ chicken & salads) ice water, tea & coffee.
Menu may vary depending on availability
You are welcome to BYO alcohol or soft drinks
What To Bring
You only need to bring sunscreen, a hat, and any alcohol or soft drinks you require. We supply your morning tea, lunch, afternoon nibbles, ice water, all your bait and tackle, eskies and ice.
Not recommended for children under 10 years unless experienced.
You MUST TELEPHONE THE COMPANY 24 HOURS (or more) before departure to confirm pick up/departure point.
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