Why choose Offshore Boats?

Why choose Offshore Boats for your fishing charter?

  1. Licensed for reef fishing 

    We are one of the very few fishing charter operators that hold an unrestricted fishing tour operator license, allowing you to target all reef species including Golden Snapper and Jewfish!

  2. Variety of techniques 

    We are flexible and incorporate a variety of techniques into each charter including, jigging, casting, trolling and bait fishing. This flexibility ensures we are utilizing the most successful techniques to suit the tides and target species

  3. We Travel Further

    We travel further than many operators, up to 80km by boat from Darwin, ensuring we fish remote and productive fishing grounds.

  4. High Speed Vessel – More Time Fishing & Less Time Travelling

    Although we travel to remote fishing destinations, travel time is reduced significantly resulting in less time travelling and more time fishing!

  5. Flexible Departure Times

    A unique feature of our fishing charters is flexibility. We aim to provide our guests with the best chances of landing quality fish. The ‘fishing windows’ each day are strongly dependent on the tides. Our expert team will select a departure time dependent on the tides that day, providing you and your group with the best fishing opportunities whilst offshore.

  6. Expert Guides

    Our local fishing guides have been fishing the waters offshore from Darwin for decades. If you are seeking an unforgettable day in the Top End on the blue water and trophy fish, you have found the right operator.

  7. Private Charters

    We specialise in private, small group charters. Carrying a maximum of 5 passengers per trip, this allows your guide to tailor the charter to suit you and your group. If you have any charter preferences, we can accommodate your preferred departure times, catering requirements, target species, fishing techniques and fishing locations.

  8. Operating All Year

    Our vessel is very suitable for wet season operation and we operate our fishing charters all year round.

  9. Protection From The Sun & Rain

    The vessel is fitted with a forward half cabin and full length hard top canopy providing excellent protection from the sun in the dry season and heavy rain in the wet season.

  10. Customer Service

    Offshore Boats is small family operated business and our small team strives to provide the highest level of customer service.

  11. High Quality Equipment

    When booking your fishing charter with Offshore Boats you can be certain you will be provide with very high quality and well maintained equipment.

Why choose Offshore Boats for your boat hire?

  1. 30 Nautical Miles Offshore Hire!

    Our Stabicraft is the only hire boat in the NT legally approved by AMSA (Australian Marine Safety Authority) for operation outside of sheltered waters and further than 1 nautical mile from the coast. You can legally take our Stabi up to 30 nautical miles offshore and island hop up to 60 nautical miles!

  2. Overnight Hire

    Our Stabicraft is also the only hire boat in the NT legally approved for overnight hire, sleeping 4 passengers comfortably.

  3. Option Of An Expert Guide

    If you are interested in hiring our Stabicraft, you have the option to head out for a day with one of our expert guides to give you some pointers, before heading out on your own.

  4. Insurance

    Whilst at sea, you are covered by our full comprehensive insurance policy, up to 30 nautical miles offshore.

  5. Satellite Phone

    The vessel is fitted with a satellite phone in a marine dock with a marine antenna. This provides you with 100% satellite phone coverage whilst at sea. Your mates can even call you to whilst you are at sea at standard call rates!

  6. No Hidden Costs

    Our rates include comprehensive insurance, towing, launching, retrieving, 200 litre esky full of ice, 60 litre fridge/freezer in the cabin, portable toilet, satellite phone, lip grips, pliers, knives, landing net, gaf and even cleaning at the end of your trip!
    *Please note fuel is excluded as anywhere between 50 litres and 550 litres may be used.

  7. Back Up Chartplotter

    From time to time marine electronics can fail. So, we have fitted 2x Chartplotters, 2x GPS antennas and 2x transducers to our Stabicraft so even if one does malfunction, you have a back up device at the push of a button.

  8. Electric Anchor Winch

    Your deckies will be pleased to know there is no need to break the backs retrieving the anchor!

  9. Very Well Maintained

    The 250hp Tohatsu engine was fitted in May 2017 with 0 hours on the clock. The vessel undergoes a full inspection after every hire by the owner. The vessel and engine under go a full service every 100 hours by qualified outboard mechanics.

  10. Protection From The Sun & Rain

    The vessel is fitted with a forward half cabin and full length hard top canopy providing excellent protection from the sun in the dry season and heavy rain in the wet season.