Cobourg Coastal Safaris
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 to sea although still in the bay of Port Essington, 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.
Fishing equipment is supplied if you do not wish to bring your own. If you have preferred equipment, you will be trolling and casting lures, as well as live baiting, so it pays to be well prepared in the tackle department. All fishing equipment is provided on a replace if lost or damaged basis.
Private charter plane to Smiths point strip provides best access from either Darwin (50 minutes) followed by a 40-minute road transfer. This is a spectacular scenic flight, setting the scene to the vastness of this stunning location. Air transfers are also available to/from a number of locations and various sized aircraft can be provided on request.
Your charter flight departs from Darwin airport. Commercial flights operate to Darwin via domestic airlines, check with Qantas, and Virgin Australia for flight options.
Luggage restrictions apply of 10-15kgs per person and soft sided bags are essential.