What should I bring?

  • Water bottle. We will provide cold drinking water to refill.
  • Polarised sunglasses.
  • Hat & Long sleeve shirt. Also available for purchase on the day.
  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet are suitable eg. Sandals, thongs or Crocs.
  • Cooler bag or esky to take your catch home. We can provide you with ice.
  • Personal medications. eg. Asthma pumps, epipen, heart medication.

We also sell long sleeve shirts, caps and stubby coolers onboard.

No need to bring food. We’ll provide plenty of lunch and non-alcoholic drinks for the day.

Where to we depart from?

Our departure location is only 2km from the CBD at Dinah Beach boat ramp, at the end of Gonzales Rd in Stuart Park behind In & Outboard Marine. However due to the flexible nature of our operation,we may use other boat ramps from time to time depending on weather and guest requirements.

Departure times vary, but we usually like to hit the water at around 6.30am to get a full day of fishing in.

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What fishing equipment do you provide?

We provide 3 high quality Shimano rod and reel outfits per guest to suit the various techniques throughout the day.

Will I get seasick?

The waters off Darwin can be quite calm. We carefully plan our itinerary around the tides and weather and always aim to fish in calm waters. We have a wide range of fishing locations and can focus on an area that best suits the weather and target species.

We also operate a fully licensed tourist vehicle, an 8 seater Landcruiser, and our vessel is trailer-able, so we have a lot of fishing location options. Most of the time we depart Darwin, however, if it’s rough, we can always drive to calmer waters with our vessel in tow.

In extreme cases, we will happily try to reschedule the trip or provide a full refund. Rough weather isn’t fun for us either!

What food do you provide?

Whilst on the water, our focus is on searching for and catching fish. We do not relocate to sheltered waters and take a break for meals. That’s not to say we don’t eat well. Our menu has been carefully fine-tuned to ensure all meals are of high quality, yet easily consumed while fishing.

  • Breakfast/morning tea – Orange juice, iced coffee, muffins, fruit etc.
  • Lunch – Salad and meat wraps
  • Snacks – Snack platters, sweet snacks, savoury snacks and fruit. *fresh fish if time permits
    *Note catering can vary and dietary requirements are always taken into consideration.

What can I catch?

You tell us what you want to catch and we’ll find it for you!

Reef fishing

We target species such as Golden Snapper, Black Jewfish, Nannygai, Rockcod, Coral Trout, Red Emporer, Grass Emporer and Saddletail Snapper.

Sport fishing

We target species such as Spanish Mackerel, Longtail Tuna, Giant Trevally, Mac Tuna, Queenfish, Grey Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel and Golden Trevally.

Estuary/Saltwater Barramundi fishing

We target Saltwater Barramundi however by catch can consist of Threadfin Salmon, Queensland Groper, Jewfish, Golden Snapper and Estuary Cod. If we head up the rivers, upon request we can also set the crab pots on the way up and pick them up on the way home. The mud crabs don’t get any better than the Northern Territory!

Billfish

We target Sailfish and Black Marlin and bycatch can include the varied species of Mackerel and Tuna.

Can I bring my fish home?

Absolutely! We’ll clean, fillet and bag it for you. You can take it home to cook or head out to one of the fine restaurants here in Darwin where they’ll turn your catch into a work of art. We can even pack it ready for airline flight if you are flying out of Darwin. Some people also just enjoy catch and release.

Find out more about our off-water services here.

Where do you go?

It’s a secret, but we travel up to 80km each way on our day trips to reach some of the best fishing destinations in the Northern territory. We take a lot of pride in providing the best results we possibly can for our guests. Fuel costs are not a limiting factor.

Some of our fishing spots – Offshore Waters West, North and East of Darwin, Offshore Dundee Beach, Tiwi Islands, Bynoe Harbour, Cape Hotham, Shady Camp and everywhere in between, plus so many more.

Cancellation Policy and COVID19

1. No bookings are confirmed unless a 10% deposit has been paid.
2. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the booking date.
3. Cancellations within 30 days of departure will forfeit 25% of the total booking cost.
4. Cancellations within 2 to 7 days of departure will forfeit 50% of the total booking cost.
5. No refund will apply to cancellations within 48 hours of departure.
6. Offshore Boats will refund the full amount if we must cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

COVID19
We strongly recommend that you have a travel insurance policy that covers your cancellation costs in the event that you can not join your charter due to COVID19. There are many travel insurance providers that now provide cover for COVID19.
You can find out more about domestic and international travel insurance policies that cover COVID19 cancellations here*

*Please note, we are not specifically recommending any of the insurance companies on this list, we are simply supplying you with some information. When choosing travel insurance it is up to you to make the best choice to suit your individual circumstances. Offshore Boats Pty Ltd will not accept any liability.