Fish Darwin

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Fish Darwin are locally owned and operated blue-water fishing charter specialists. They offer exciting half day tours in Darwin Harbour and, for the more adventurous, unforgettable two, three and four night live-a-board fishing charters offshore from Darwin.

Imagine hauling a prize Spanish mackerel, delicious golden snapper or massive black jewfish. You’ll have this chance on board Northern Exile or Dolphin Diver – both vessels have large walk around decks, shade, comfortable seating, toilet and the latest in marine navigation and safety equipment.

Included on all Fish Darwin tours is quality fishing gear, delicious barbecue meals and snacks and qualified, experienced fishing guides. Fish Darwin’s crew will assist you with everything from baiting your hook to filleting your fish to take home, they are customer focused and will help make your tour a great one. All experience levels welcome and all tours depart from the Cullen Bay Marina Ferry Terminal.


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The two night charter is a fishing marathon not to be missed. On this tour you’ll have the chance to hook up a huge range of reef and sport fish including yellow fin tuna, coral trout, cobia, red emperor, Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, golden and tricky snapper and black jewfish.

Enjoy traveling on board the 46 foot Northern Exile, with a large fishing deck, shade, seating and a large comfortable cabin. The onboard accommodation includes a mixture of bunk and camp beds with linen, pillows, fresh water shower and toilet. You’re qualified and experienced fishing skipper and deckhand will be there to assist in all ways necessary.

They’ll demonstrate how to use the quality Ugly Stick rods and Shimano, Daiwa and Penn reels provided, clean and fillet your catch to take home. Meals are cooked fresh on board. Your tour includes fishing gear, bait, iced eskies, drinking water, soft drinks and all meals. Just bring along your alcohol.


Experience Top End fishing at its best on this unforgettable fishing adventure. Hook up a giant trevally, queenfish, black jewfish, golden or tricky snapper, coral trout, red emperor and more, all on board a 46 foot Northern Exile. ‘Exile’ has a large fishing deck, a large airconditioned comfortable cabin, lots of shade and comfy seating and the latest in marine navigation technology and safety equipment. The airconditioned accommodation includes a mixture of bunks and swags with linen and pillows and a fresh water shower and toilet.

Your qualified, experienced and friendly crew are there to assist and will look after all your needs. With delicious barbecue meals and ‘sunset nibbles’ at night, your crew will also clean and prepare your fish to take home. Your tour includes all fishing gear, bait, iced eskies, cold water, refreshments and meals. Please bring your own alcohol.


Departing twice daily from Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, this tour is a great half day out on Darwin Harbour, fishing it’s many historic wrecks and natural reefs. Fish Darwin’s experienced and friendly crew will demonstrate how to use the quality and well maintained rods and reels provided and work hard to catch you a prize fish whilst assisting you whenever needed.

You’ll fish the swing of tide for the best chance to hook up a range of fish including black jewfish, golden snapper, estuarine cod, long tail tuna, Spanish mackerel and many more. About half way through the tour, your crew cook up a barbecue for you out on the harbour with delicious prawn skewers, burgers, salads and fresh bread – and if you don’t want to take your catch home, they can cook it up fresh from the ocean for you. Otherwise your crew will clean and fillet your fish and provide you with fish bags and ice for you to take it home.


This four night fishing charter is the ultimate in blue water fishing in the Top End. Departing from Darwin, you’ll spend four days and nights moving around the reefs and shoals of hot spots such as Flat Top Banks, the Peron Island and the Tiwi Islands. This tour allows the extra time to chase a huge variety of species, from bottom dwellers and pelagics to sport and game fish with world class results.

You’ll be comfortable on board the 46 foot Northern Exile which has a large shaded fishing deck, an airconditioned saloon, a freshwater shower, flushing toilet and airconditioned bunk and camp bed style accommodation.

Quality Shimano, Daiwa, Penn and Ugly Stick fishing gear is provided along with delicious meals and snacks prepared fresh for you each day. So don’t miss out on reeling in a prize black jewfish, beautiful red emperor or exciting sailfish.


Sunset is a great time of the day for fishing. On this relaxing four hour cruise, you’ll take in Darwin’s magnificent sunsets whilst fishing for your dinner. Whether you want to hook up a ‘big one’ or just sit back with rod in hand enjoying Darwin’s city skyline, Fish Darwin will look after you.

Included is a delicious barbecue, with prawns and burgers, cooked for you out on the harbour by your crew. You’ll enjoy using the quality rods and reels provided along with bait, iced water and an iced esky for you to store your ‘bring our own’ alcohol or soft drink. Your expected catch ranges from the mighty black jewfish to the delicious golden snapper.


On this exciting four hour tour, you’ll have a great chance to catch a range of blue water and reef fish such as Spanish mackerel, black jewfish, giant trevally or golden snapper. As you move about the historic wrecks and teeming reefs, you’ll love experiencing Darwin at night from the ocean.

Your professional crew will cook up a delicious barbecue dinner with prawns, burgers and salads, and also your catch, as you soak up the view of the city lights and relax in the cool tropical night air. This is a great way to experience Darwin Harbour and an exciting time for fishing.

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