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Cobourg Fishing Safaris

TTE recommended
Arnhemland Fishing

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Cobourg Coastal Camp overlooks the bay of Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula. With a myriad of numerous fishing options all within Port Essington itself, this means less time travelling and more time fishing!

The Cobourg Peninsula is one of Australia's most untouched fishing spots. Perfect for a boys trip with you and the lads or an adventurous couples getaway, our Cobourg fishing safaris offer world class fishing and nature experiences without the crowds.

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.

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Cobourg Peninsula NT, Nightcliff 0814


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All costs as per your supplied itinerary including: meals camping or accommodation fees park entry permits activities professional expedition leader.


Domestic or scenic flights (unless arranged). Pre and Post tour accommodation (unless arranged). Personal expenses such as laundry telephone fax charges or alcohol other than where specified. Personal or medical items.


Cobourg Fishing Safaris hold all required touring licenses while all Cobourg Fishing Safaris guides are accredited and hold current first aid certificates.


Please advise of any medical conditions or existing health and fitness issues. Walking and hiking into gorges is considered to be moderately graded. Water is carried at all times.


Please provide an emergency contact in case of illness accident or any other mishap.
You are welcome to pass our contact details to relatives or friends.
Each vehicle carries a satellite telephone in case of emergency.


Please advise any dietary requirements prior to travel allergies or meal preference (low fat non gluten etc ).


We STRONGLY recommend that all guests obtain travel insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
Venture North cannot be held responsible for tour program alterations due to flooding or acts of nature cultural reasons missed flight connections medical evacuations damage to personal belongings or loss of property.


Prior to departure:
12 months or more there are no cancellation fees
1 month – 12 months a 20% cancellation fee applies
Less than 1 month – 2 weeks 50% cancellation fee applies
Less than 2 weeks a 100% cancellation fee applies
Upon confirmation of your touring program a 20% deposit (per person) is required. Final payment is due one month prior to travel. A Tax Invoice will be raised and forwarded to you. Travel insurance is STRONGLY recommended.


Alcohol is BYO (Bring Your Own). We recommend placing an order with Vintage Cellars in Darwin at least 2 weeks prior to your charter. We can then send up your order by road (ensuring weight restrictions on your charter flight aren’t exceeded). There are no opportunities to purchase further alcohol at Cobourg so please plan carefully.


We will supply all the latest fishing equipment (rods reels lures etc.) on a replace if lost or broken basis.


It is recommended that film sunscreen insect repellent is purchased prior to tour in some cases these items may not be available en route and can be very costly.

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