5 Day Extended Live aboard Charter
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Location: Cullen Bay, NT
- Product code: 5DEX
5 Day/5 Night Live aboard Reef and Game Fishing Charter
Vessel: Wai Nawana.
Launched May 2010. A 52' custom built fishing vessel sleeping a max of 12 persons.
Charter includes: All meals, snacks, refreshments, all game rods and reels, fishing tackle, bait,
air-conditioned bunk accommodation and excellent crew. You need to bring
a small bag with a change of clothes, towel, toiletries, hat, sunscreen and any
medications required. BYO alcohol (no glass please). All tackle is provided,
however if you wish to bring along your own gear we suggest a minimum of 50 lb
braid, a good jigging outfit and some Gulp soft plastics will add to the fun
whilst drifting the shallower grounds and the trout love them.
Meals: Your friendly crew will cook for you each day a scrumptious breakfast, lunch & dinner.
There’s something for everyone with a variety of fresh fruits & hot options for
breakfast including cereals, yogurts, assorted toasted sandwiches & bacon
& egg rolls.
For lunch there are salads, cold meats, hot dogs, steak sandwiches, fresh fish and
For dinner our fresh seafood night is a highlight which includes fresh local
prawns, freshly opened natural oysters and the catch of the day with garden
salads. Depending on the length of your charter you will also enjoy cuts of prime Aussie beef,
chicken, freshly caught fish all cooked on the BBQ.
Morning and afternoon tea are also provided being either an assortment of fresh fruit
& cheese, biscuits, dips, cold meats, assorted cakes & pastries. Please
advise if you have any dietary requirements at time of booking.
Please note: Menu's may change without notice.
Beverages include juice (breakfast), hot beverages, cold drinks & iced water.
BYO any alcohol or your favourite soft-drinks (no glass please).
Amenities: 2 toilets and 1 shower with hot/cold water.
(Please note: Amenities are confined with limited space)
Accommodation: Air-conditioned basic bunk style
accommodation is provided with sheets, a blanket & pillow.
Communications: There is generally no mobile coverage. Satellite phone is on board for emergency
Power: 240v power is available.
Insurance: We recommend travel insurance to cover you in
the unlikely event of extreme weather or unforeseen medical issue.
Fish: All fish caught (within NT bag limits) will be filleted. We
suggest that you have at least one night in Darwin on return from the trip,
this will give our staff time to ensure your catch is properly frozen and allow
us to pack it in an airline approved box. (The cost of the box is $20.00 AUD and
holds approx 10-12 kg+ of fillet). Any pickups on the night the charter returns will
incur a after hours packing fee of $150. After hours pick up can be arranged at no cost more
than if 24 hrs from when your charter returns (e.g. returned 3.30 pm on the 7th
and fly out 2 am on the 9th). This needs to be arranged with management prior.
These charters open up a huge area of remote territory fishing depending on weather, the time of year and tidal movement. The Tiwi Islands and outer shoals some 70 nautical miles from Darwin is one option for the neaps (Small tidal movement) and is home to huge Gold Band Snapper, Red Emperor, Tricky Snapper, giant
Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, with a stop at Cape Fourcroy for a session on the
areas large Golden Snapper and powerful black Jewfish on the way home.
On the larger tides we head past the Peron Islands to the remote fish rich
grounds near Cape Scott, Emu Reef & Cape Ford again home to Red Emperor,
Golden Snapper, Tricky Snapper, Jewfish, Tusk Fish, Bar Cheek Coral Trout to
name just a few and with some trolling thrown in to give the arms a rest and
the chance to tussle with some Spanish Mackerel or land a trophy Sailfish.
Please be aware areas fished may change due to weather or current fishing
conditions without notice.
Certain times of the year (subject to weather conditions)
For the truly adventurous fisho a long steam through the night some 170 nm will see
you close to international waters. Fishing the remote Tassie, Evans or Flinders
shoals, these trips are limited to the calmest times of the year and specific
tides. The fishing is world class, with some of the finest table fish in
abundance and some awe inspiring sports fishing as well. With exotic species
like the powerful Dogtooth Tuna, the electric blue of the Blue Trevally and
the chance to tackle one of the oceans fastest fish, the impressive Wahoo,
all this between the main game, chasing Gold Band Snapper, small and large
mouth Nannygai, Red Emperor, Long Nose Emperor, Coral Trout, Coronation Trout,
Trout Cod and a myriad of other species never seen close to Darwin. On past
trips we have had several encounters with Sailfish and large Black Marlin.
Please note: Travel time on the 4 & 5 day charters may be up to 18 hours, mostly while you
Please be aware areas fished may change due to weather or current fishing conditions