The Kimberley

(July – September)


The Kimberley

(July to September)

Trip Length: 6 Full Days Fishing

Coral Trout, Blue Bone, Jewfish, Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin and Spanish Mackerel

Waterfalls, rockpools, striking rock formations and admire ancient aboriginal rock paintings.


Jump aboard our Kimberley Charter for unparalleled scenery and a variety of fishing opportunities – creek, river, reef and blue water.

Prepare for a sportfishing extravaganza with Coral Trout, Blue Bone, Jewfish, Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin and Spanish Mackerel just a few of the catches you’ll boast about!

One of our most scenic trips, you’ll experience waterfalls, rockpools, striking rock formations and admire ancient aboriginal rock paintings.

For the wildlife-lovers there are manta rays and saltwater crocodiles to spot, turtle nests and tracks to observe and over 300 species of birds to admire. This stunning region makes for a fishing trip you’ll never forget!

Beginning in Darwin, this charter will take you to some of the finest fishing spots in the Kimberley region.

A typical day aboard the Cannon…


Wake up to a cooked or continental breakfast, shoot the breeze with your fellow fishermen and head out for a morning of fishing aboard your tinny.

Return to the Mothership for a leisurely, first-class cooked lunch and recharge before setting off again in your tinny for an afternoon of fishing, exploring and relaxing.

Dinner is served aboard the Cannon where you’ll all gather to share a few drinks and the stories of the day’s conquests… expect these to grow bigger by the day!

Then it’s time to hit the hay in your comfy, air-conditioned cabin for a refreshing night’s rest so you can do it all over again tomorrow!


King George River

Fish for Mangrove Jack and Barramundi between the stately red cliffs of King George river

Along with catching Golden Snapper, Trevally, or a Queen Fish or two, you’ll also get the chance to leave the rods behind for a few hours and climb to the top of one of the waterfalls here you can take in the breathtaking views and discover the hidden water pools above.

Have a refreshing  dip in the cool pool at the bottom of the falls or take in the views of the Park – truly a day to remember.

Eclipse & Cassini Islands

try your hand at reef-fishing!

The Eclipse Islands are surrounded by shallow sandbars and reefs, and home to many tropical species of fish such as Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish and Trevally.

Cassini Island is a full day of fishing and exploring, beginning with reef fishing to catch Sailfish, Mackerel and Tuna and more. Wander the sandy beach and spot Turtle tracks leading to their nests – 6 of the 7 species of sea turtles worldwide live here in the Kimberley!

Both Islands give you a chance to test out your reef fishing skills in beautiful locations – living the dream.

Mitchell River

The mighty Mitchell River is a true wilderness experience. Winding its way through the Mitchell Plateau, it offers many opportunities to land a Barramundi, among other river fish.

Nine species of freshwater fish are also known to inhabit the Mitchell River, but keep an eye out for freshwater crocs resting on the mudbanks or slipping quietly through the waters. Don’t worry, our guides will make sure you don’t have any unexpected encounters with the locals!

With waterfalls, rockpools and fresh-water swimming holes, this untouched area of the Kimberley is a must for any true Australian adventurer.

Jar Island

Located in Vansittart Bay, the historic Jar Island is home to rock art galleries unique to the Kimberley region, and thought to be the world’s oldest detailed descriptions of human figures. Their origin is a mystery, even to the Indigenous locals!

Explore the rocky sandstone and the many caves, wander the beaches and try to spot an echidna or golden-backed tree rat while admiring the rugged landscape.

Jar Island gets its name from the pottery shards found there, allegedly brought there by the Macassars who were travelling to the Kimberly from Indonesia in order to trade with the Aboriginal people.

*Please note final destinations & Activities during each trip are at the discretion of the captain*


This was an outstanding trip. 1-10 it was a 10.  Boat 10; guides 10; food 10; guests 8; water to fish 10; fishing 10 weather 10.

Thanks for all you do to make dreams come true and lasting memories.

I’ve traveled the globe fishing and this experience is on the top of the list.

– Richard

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We look forward to having you with us on our next Cannon charter!