FAQs

Where does your charter depart from?

We depart from Cullen Bay Ferry terminal (outside the lock gates) at 6am sharp and return at 3.30pm.

Cullen Bay is a few minutes taxi ride from Darwin City.  You need to be at Cullen Bay by 5.50am. ½ day charters times vary due to the tides. Please contact us for departure times.


What should we bring?

You only need to bring sunscreen, a hat, and any alcohol or soft drinks you require.

We supply your breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon nibbles, ice water, all your bait and tackle, eskies and ice.


How many anglers per boat?

The Wai Tui and Wai Adi are both surveyed for up to 18 passengers, fishing 14 per vessel comfortably.

The Tere Tiki can comfortably fish 12. We welcome single, group and corporate/conference bookings. We require a minimum of 6 persons to operate half day or full day charters.


Where do we fish?

We fish offshore reefs, up to 30 nautical miles off shore. Depending on the tides and weather, you can expect to fish areas such as Lorna shoals, north and south gutter, fish reef and many others. Our experienced crew are out chasing fish almost every day, and will do their very best to put you onto your fish of a lifetime!


What is the best time to go fishing?

We are lucky in the top end, as fishing is generally very good and exciting all year round.

January-March (wet season)
This time of year can be very good fishing weather permitting. Great catches of golden snapper, black Jew fish, and also coral trout, red emperor and other mixed reef species.

April-May (beginning of our dry season)
Great months for blue water fishing. Seas are usually calm, where Jew fish and golden snapper can be prolific. Also a great time for trevally and queen fish.

June-September (dry season)
Beautiful weather and also great blue water fishing. Peak time for chasing sports fish, where mackerel and tuna can be prolific. Quality reef fish are also usually abundant.

October-December (build up-wet season)
Our premonsoonal season, which can produce the best fishing. Sea conditions are usually very calm and a great time to fish for golden snapper & black Jew fish.


What species of fish are we likely to catch?

Darwin has a diverse range of quality reef and game fish including golden snapper,black Jew fish, coral trout, red emperor, cod, cobia, mackerel, tuna, queen fish, blue bone, trevally and many more.