Cobourg Fishing Safaris

Heralded as one of the best fishing destinations in Australia, the remote Cobourg Peninsula is only an hour’s flight from Darwin. Cobourg Fishing Safaris (operated by Venture North) offer fly in/fly out fishing charters based from Cobourg Coastal Camp. Catering for just 1 fishing group at a time they offer a very exclusive fishing experience.

  • As per below
  • Available May through October
  • 2-6 people per boat

Cobourg Peninsula Fishing Charters


  If you’re looking for that dream ‘bucket list’ trip to a genuinely wild and fish-filled stretch of Top End water with all the hard stuff taken care of for you, I would unhesitatingly recommend Venture North’s Cobourg Peninsula operation as being second to none.

- Steve Starling, fishing identity; click here to read Steve's full article. 

Cobourg Fishing Safaris

Cobourg Peninsula Fishing

Jointly managed by the Aboriginal landowners and Parks and Wildlife, the Cobourg Peninsula is one of Australia’s true wilderness areas. With more than 250 species of fish and over 2000 sq km of Marine Park to explore, Cobourg is the ideal fishing destination for those looking to catch good fish without the crowds!

Cobourg Fishing Safaris are based out of Venture North's unique safari-style camp overlooking the bay of Port Essington. With a myriad of numerous fishing options all within Port Essington itself, this means less time travelling and more time fishing!

The Parks diversity of marine environments means plenty of fishing options:

  • Mangrove lined creeks and gutters offer productive barramundi and mangrove jack fishing throughout the year, although it’s the blue water action that draws most keen anglers to the area.
  • Rocky pinnacles and headlands provide great feeding grounds for both pelagic and reef dwelling fish. Trawling, jigging and baiting these areas are all great techniques for catching Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, queenfish and cobia.
  • Further out although still in the bay, are a number of coral reefs and rocky ledges which provide excellent opportunities for catching the more sort after table fish. These include golden snapper, coral trout, jewfish, saddletail snapper, stripeys, red emperor and cod.

Click here for information about our fishing boat.

I've visited many camps in my life, but this one was truly spectacular. Sitting on the cliffs looking out at the setting sun with a coldie in hand is about as good as it gets.

– Al McGlashan, fishing identity. Find our more about Al  here.

Cobourg Fishing Safaris

All Inclusive Fishing Packages

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3 Days/3 Nights$4,290$3,790$3,390$2,990$2,690
4 Days/4 Nights$5,390$4,890$4,390$3,990$3,690
5 Days/5 Nights$6,390$5,790$5,290$4,890$4,590
6 Days/6 Nights$7,190$6,590$6,090$5,590$5,290

What we provide:

  • An exclusive fishing experience - catering for just 1 fishing group at a time
  • Return airfares between the Cobourg Peninsula and Darwin
  • Transfers from Cobourg Airstrip to Coastal Camp and return
  • All the latest fishing equipment (rods, tackle, lures etc.*) or alternatively you can bring your own
  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Experienced fishing guide
  • Custom-built fishing vessel (equipped with safety equipment)
  • Accommodation at Cobourg Coastal Camp (twin-share)
  • All permits and camp fees for accessing Aboriginal land/water

*All fishing equipment is provided on a replace if lost or damaged basis

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Tour Price (AUD)

Pricing: As per above