I have been on quite a few charters over the years but yesterday with Arafura was bloody sensational and by far the best charter experience ever!Bagged out on Jewies and then snapper by 10am and chasing Mackerel for rest of day. Caught plenty the highlight being hooking 3 lines at once trawling and of course my metre Mack. So much fun. Saw huge shark, dolphins and a turtle. They know their stuff. Highly recommend. Best charter experience ever. Thanks again! Do yourself a favor !
We booked at short notice. We were very excited to get on board the very next day. The crew were super helpful, friendly and up for a laugh. We love the way they fillet the fish, and share the catch among those on board.Thanks for a fun morning Jacob and Lee!
Awesome day!!! What a beautiful way to spend a day on the water. The guys were both helpful, knowledgeable and hilarious. We had the best time, It’s a must if you’ve never done a charter before and these guys make you feel comfortable and at ease. They had massive eskies as it is BYO alcohol and they supplied all our nibbles for the day as well as fillet our fish to take home amazing!!! I can’t wait to go again!!Thank you guys!
I have been on quite a lot of fishing charters including several multiple night trips. My recent 5 night trip out was an experience I will never forget & would definitely recommend other people to not hesitate and try it out. The fishing was incredible & we moved spots mostly to try other species options more than “nothing’s biting” The boat is very comfortable & the meals were great with plenty to eat. Skipper Leigh, runs a great boat & never failed to put us onto fish. He does get a little intense with tangles .Decky Dan, was great, having fresh bait available, unhooking fish & getting the catch filleted & on ice very quickly. He makes an awesome sashimi. The dance moves left a lot to be desired. The trip was great fun with lots of laughs & lots of fish. A welcome distraction from the 2020 situation.A great experience & would definitely recommend.
The crew did a great job, getting us on the fish and worked hard to maximize fishing time by removing fish quickly and sorting out any snags and tangles without delay. Despite rough seas, the boat coped well and was comfortable. After finally landing a massive Jewfish after 25+ years of trying – I can highly recommend these guys for a top fishing experience!
Had great time… staff went out of their way to find fish.. and thats what a fishing charter should be… food was excellent… lived up to all my expectations… congrats to all… cheers Raoul
This is our second trip out with Arafura Bluewater Charters. Loved the first one so much we did it again. Another great day fishing. Skipper and crew were great and very helpful as I am not a seasoned angler. Fished in several spots for the day. Moved when the fish went off the bite. Food was great. Fishing was great. Water was great. We’ll be back. Highly recommended. Ensure you take an esky or similar the put your catch in for the trip home. They put your catch in a plastic bag with ice which is great but need something to put it in for the trip home. We kept our largest fish and the rest were divided up among the rest of the anglers to take home. Everyone left with a big bag of fish.
I had the pleasure of going on a full day charter on Wai Tui with Dan and Lex. Both of the crew were extremely professional and guided us onto a variety of fish throughout the day, which included a shark of around 80 – 90kg which was a p.b. for me. Thank you ARAFURA for a most enjoyable day.
If it is fishing you want do not hesitate to book with Arafura. We had a 3 day charter and caught nearly 17 kgs of fillets – yes fillets not fish – each. So many species. The skipper Al was amazing and made sure we understood why he enforced the bag limits for each species. These guys offer 1/2 and full day charters as well and we will not use anyone else in Darwin from now on – yes we are locals.
Second time we have gone fishing with Arafura Bluewater Charters. November 2017 (full day) and also April 2018 (half day). Both times, we had a great day out on the water, and successfully caught lots of fish. The skipper and he’s deckie were knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We would highly recommend this tour whether it be half day or full day.