Why choose Offshore Boats for your Darwin fishing tour?
More than just bottom fishing
We are flexible and incorporate a variety of techniques into each Darwin fishing 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.
High speed vessels – More time fishing & less time travelling
Our 300hp Stabicraft 759 and 400hp Westerberg 7650 have fast cruise speeds of 30 knots (55km/h). This allows us to reach some of the best, most remote fishing destinations in the NT in a single day charter from Darwin, ensuring we provide the best results for our guests.
- Our 7.5m Stabicraft, ‘Offsure’, and 7.65m Westerberg, ‘Reel Work’, are both in full, unrestricted 2C Australian commercial survey.. 2C survey allows the vessel to be operated up to 30nm from any coast line. Jordan and Jon both have the Master 5 skippers tickets, licensing them to operate the vessel to its full limits of 30nm offshore, This is yet another unique aspect of our charters. Many operators are restricted to 1nm or 15nm offshore dependent on licensing.
Both our vessels are fitted with a 112lb Minn Kota electric motor with Ipilot, spot lock, capabilities. We do not need to set anchor on the seabed, which is time consuming and can damage the seabed. Our Minn Kota allows us to set an electronic, GPS anchor with our electric motor. We can be at anchor fishing, within seconds. The Minn Kota ensures we are on the perfect spot, every time and maximises your time fishing on the water.
Professional & Accredited Guides
Our fishing guides, Jon and Jordan, are fully accredited Fishing Charter Guides in the Northern Territory. They have extensive experience fishing the waters offshore from Darwin and hold First Aid Certificates, along with Working With Children clearances, otherwise known as Ochre Cards, that require a criminal history check and police clearance. Jordan and Jon both have the Master 5 skippers tickets, licensing them to operate the vessel to its full limits of 30nm offshore.
We fillet, clean and bag your catch
At the end of your Darwin fishing charter, our team will fillet and clean your catch. We will place your fillets in ziplock bags and provide you with ice to take you fish back to your residence.
Upon request, we can also freeze and pack your catch into airline approved seafood boxes for you to take on the plane back to your home state.
Due to the high speed of our vessel, we are able to offer exceptional fishing charters departing from Darwin. There is no need to travel for hours by vehicle before launching our vessel.
We travel further
We travel further than many Darwin fishing tour operators, up to 90km by boat from Darwin, ensuring we fish the best Darwin fishing locations and produce the best results.
On all fishing charters we carry a maximum of 5 or 6 guests. This ensures we provide a highly personalised level of customer service to all of our guests. It also ensures our vessel is not crowded and allows us to include a wide variety of sport fishing techniques,
Operating all year
Our vessel is very suitable for wet season operation and we operate our Darwin fishing trips all year round.
Protection from the sun & rain
Both vessels are fitted with a cabin and full length hard top canopy providing excellent protection from the and heavy rain in the wet season and all year round sun/heat. This reduces heat stress and fatigue significantly.
Offshore Boats is small family operated business and our small team strives to provide the highest level of customer service. You are not just a number.
High quality equipment
When booking your Darwin fishing charter with Offshore Boats you can be certain you will be provided with very high quality and well maintained equipment.
We specialise in private, small group charters. Carrying a maximum of 5 or 6 passengers per trip, this allows your guide to tailor your Darwin fishing tour to suit you and your group. If you have any fishing charter preferences, we can accommodate your preferred departure times, catering requirements, target species, fishing techniques and fishing locations.