About Offshore Boats

Established in 2016, Offshore Boats is Darwin’s leading reef and sport fishing charter operator. Jordan, Jon, Keith, Ryan and Tim are the 5 skippers operating the fishing charters. They take pride in providing the highest level of customer service and the best fishing experiences for our guests.

Our team’s commitment to customer service, their knowledge, decades of experience and passion for recreational fishing, along with our high speed, comfortable, offshore, full cabin vessel, have led to our leading 5-star reputation.

The owner of Offshore Boats, Jordan, has extensive experience in the tourism and marine industries in the Northern Territory. He understands the importance of providing safe, high quality and well-maintained vessels and equipment, suitable for Top End waters. All of our vessels are in full, unrestricted 2C Australian commercial survey. 2C survey allows the vessel to be operated up to 30nm from any coast line.

Don’t take our word for it, find out more about our leading reputation by reading the reviews on our facebook and tripadvisor pages.

Your Fishing Hosts

Jordan Walters

Jordan (Center) with father and son clients and a solid Black jewfish

Jordan spent a great deal of his childhood walking the banks of the Southern rivers chasing Murray Cod, Yellow Belly and Trout. His thirst for adventure brought him to the Northern Territory in 2006, chasing its’ world-class fishing and climate.
Having worked in various sectors within the NT Tourism Industry, including operating and managing 4×4 tours, offshore fishing charters and helifishing charters, Jordan established Offshore Boats in 2016.
Jordan is your first point of contact. He spends half of his time behind the scenes running the business, but he loves nothing more than being out on the bluewater, hunting fish, witnessing his guest’s enjoyment as they experience the incredible fishing the Top End has to offer.
When he’s not on the water, Jordan and his wife Yvonne are kept busy by their 3 young boys.

Jon Russo (‘Jon 134’)

Jon Russo (Left) and Mark Berg with a 114cm Saltwater Barra.

Jon is a father to 5 awesome kids and is passionate about all things hunting and fishing. He got his first fishing rod before he could walk and has spent most of his life in the Northern Territory. Jon is a skilled instructor and loves sharing his extensive knowledge of finding fish, reading water and reeling in big fish.
A Middle School Teacher in the past, Jon’s passion for fishing and mastering the waters of Darwin got the best of him!

Keith Watson

Keith (right) sharing his enjoyment with his guests.

Keith has fishing pumping through his veins. A very knowledgeable and skilled fishermen who is driven by the smiles that he puts on our guest’s face when their fish of a lifetime is brought onboard.
With 28 years of Navy experience, Keith is at home behind the wheel of our charter vessels, ensuring that our guest’s comfort and satisfaction is priority.
When Keith has time off he is out enjoying a fish and spending quality time with his wife Ursula and 2 beautiful daughters.

Ryan Stevenson

Ryan enjoys nothing more than being on the water. Reared in NSW within family owned fishing tackle and seafood shops, it was inevitable he would spend his life chasing fish.
After finishing school in 2008, he beelined it to the NT to explore the pristine ecosytems and experience the fishing he had always dreamed. Ryan has been exploring the NT for 15 years. WIth his instincts and experiences combined, it is totally natural for him him to find fish in any one of our vessels.
When Ryan is on land, you won’t find him – he will be on a wild adventure somewhere with his 5yo daughter.

Tim Bolch

Tim (right) having guided our guest Don on to a 120cm wild caught NT Barra.

Tim holds extensive knowledge of the ocean and has fished since he could walk. He has fished all over the world from Africa to the East Coast of the USA, the Gulf of Mexico and right through Asia. A Navy veteran of over 23 years, with 14 years of that at sea, he arrived in Darwin in 1997. Tim’s passion is chasing Barra. He has done so for over 20 years in the NT and is currently the Chairman of the Top End Barra Series – a 6 round annual Barar fishing competition. When he is not working, writing articles for NAFA, or running the local fishing competitions, you will usually find him on a waterway somewhere in the NT chasing Barra or pelagics with his wife of 25 years and 3 children.

Matthew Garbutt

Matt (left) with our regular guest Trevor and a tasty Black Jewfish

Matt Garbutt – Is the oldest but latest addition to the Offshore fleet. He grew up in North East Victoria chasing trout, murray cod and other fresh water species. From 2011 he drove annually to the NT chasing Barra in the Roper river and fell in love with the place. After finishing a 28 year career with Vic Police he relocated to Darwin in 2022 with his wife, preferring to chase Barra over crooks. Matt’s three adult children have followed suit and all reside locally in Darwin.