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For assistance with your booking call 1300 885 775 (+61 8 9460 4900)


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

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies


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.


6 Bennett Street Darwin NT, Winnellie 0821



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Rated by 3 guests
Christian A
Awesome day from the moment we stepped on board the very impressive state of the art, clean and fast boat ?. Richard took us to plenty of secret spots where we pulled in fish all day ?. Got a good feed of fresh food, plenty of soft drinks on board and frozen water as well. Richard is a great host with plenty of knowledge and as a result we took home plenty of fish!! Can't wait to go again ?

Nigel G.
Day out sailfish and red bottom fishing
Best captain I’ve ever been with. Just plain fantastic service. Got sail and loads of fish. Very safety conscious. And eco concious.

Vivienne Hamilton
Fantastic day. We started with a beautiful misty sunrise and absolute peace and calm on the water. The fish were on the bite and an interesting variety of different ones. Rohan taught us a lot and was a great host. I also had the opportunity to take heaps of photos of the amazing abundant wildlife. After a great day out on the water, I topped it off with an 8 kg Barra.