Darwin Black Marlin, Sailfish and Mackerel Fishing

Offshore Darwin and Dundee Beach provides fantastic Sailfish and Marlin fishing waters. Fitted with outriggers and plenty of shade, our Stabicraft is the ideal vessel for targeting Billfish. With our expert guides and their years of experience, your once in a lifetime catch is just around the corner.

Depending on the time of year and latest Billfish catches, your Billfish trip may begin in Darwin. However, we usually depart from Dundee Beach to target Billfish.

Your day will begin with a pick up from your accomodation in the early morning. You will be transferred by vehicle to Dundee Beach with our vessel in tow. On the way, your guide will provide you with an outline of the plan for the day and a light breakfast. Upon arrival, we will launch the vessel and provide a safety briefing. This is followed about 45 minutes travel in our vessel to reach some of the best Sailfish grounds in the NT. 

Upon arrival at your first destination, your guide will provide you with all the tutoring and assistance required, so you can master the various techniques. Our game fishing spread and techniques include birdie teasers, holographic teasers, deep diving lures, pushers, skip-baits and switch-baiting.
Plenty of snacks, cool drinks and lunch are available to keep your energy and hydration up through out the day.

Our Billfish charters are catch and release. If we incorporate some other reef or sport fishing into the day, you may like to keep your catch and take it home with you. We will happily store your fish on ice until the end of the day. Upon return to the boat ramp, our team will clean, fillet and bag your fish to take home. Please note our team adheres strictly to Northern Territory fishing regulations and bag limits.

Once we have the vessel back on the trailer, our guide will return you to your accommodation in Darwin.

Techniques and equipment

  • Hologrpahic teasers
  • Birdie teasers
  • Trolling
  • Pushers
  • Skip-baits
  • Switch-baiting

Target species

  • Sailfish
  • Black Marlin
  • Spanish Mackerel


  • Some additional reef and sport fishing during the day is available upon request.

What to bring

  • Polarised sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Camera
  • Change of clothes if fishing in the Wet Season
  • Alcohol is BYO

*Please note sunscreen, bug spray and water bottles are provided

2020 Rates

Individual Rate/Shared Charter – $450 per person
Private Charter Rate – $2125 for up to 5 guests


Please note our Billfish charters are only available on certain dates each year. Please contact us to find out more.

If your preferred date is unavailable on our live booking system, please contact us to discuss. We may still be able to accommodate your booking or we will likely have availability on another charter eg. Barra, Reef & Sport or Night.


  • Experienced fishing guide/skipper
  • High quality Shimano fishing equipment
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Plenty of snacks, cool water and soft drinks
  • No additional costs for lost lures and jigs!
  • After your charter, our team will fillet clean and bag your catch and provide you with ice for you to take your catch home
  • For a small additional fee, our team will freeze your fillets at our base and pack into an airline approved seafood box, for you to fly/transfer your fish back to your home state. 
  • Return vehicle transfer from Darwin to Dundee

‘We went on the skippered charter and can’t recommend it highly enough. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful skipper and owner. We had a ball and got on to some big fish. Will definitely go again. Best charter in Darwin!’

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