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Top End Sportfishing

Darwin Region Fishing

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Open Hours: 0600 - 2000 hrs


Offering qualified and friendly crew, guide and skipper Richard Crookes provides more than 40 years of angling experience from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory all the way to the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia. Our charters are available to individuals, families and corporate groups - maximum of 6 PAX. We offer full and half day charters, single and multi day rates. We are proud to be introducing the Pelagic Interceptor to the NT; Australia's first double stepped 9m centre console sport fishing vessel. The Top End crew enjoy trolling lures or skip baits as well as pitch or switch baiting to a variety of pelagic species, targeting marlin and sailfish. Whether dropping a line into the bluewater, estuaries, Bynoe Harbour or Dundee, we aim to put our clients onto some of the best table fish around.

For enquiries and bookings, please contact:

Richard +61 (0) 418 823 552

Map & Directions

6 Bennett Street Darwin NT, Winnellie 0821

Cancellation Policy


Where a booking is made more than 30 days in advance of the charter date a booking fee / deposit being 20% of charter cost is required to secure your booking. Balance of charter cost is payable not less than 30 days prior to the agreed charter date.

Where a booking is made & confirmed less than 30 days in advance of the charter date full payment of the charter cost including 20% booking fee is payable.


All charters are subject to suitable weather conditions. Our skipper reserves the right to cancel any charter due to adverse weather conditions.

In the event a booked charter is cancelled by the skipper due to weather or other circumstances beyond their control clients will be offered a full refund of the booking fee paid or re-schedule the charter to an alternate date as may be agreed.

Alcohol is permitted on board; however the skipper expects responsible consumption and respect be shown to our crew and clients always. The skipper reserves the right to cancel a trip if unsafe or unruly behaviour is displayed. In this event no refund will be payable.

Clients cancelling bookings with less than 30 days’ notice will forfeit 100% of booking fee paid unless an alternate charter date can be agreed.

Clients cancelling bookings with more than 30 days’ notice will be provided 50% refund of the booking fee paid.


All tackle and other fishing equipment is supplied on a ‘pay if lost or damaged basis’.

Clients booking any charter agree that Black & Blue Marlin Charters is not liable for any personal or financial loss due to any completed or cancelled charter.

Black & Blue Marlin Charters accepts no responsibility or liability for personal illness injury or accident whilst on board.

Travel insurance is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses trip cancellations lost luggage and other losses incurred while travelling. We recommend speaking with your insurer to ensure your needs are covered in any eventuality.


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