Australia

Phoenix One – Live Aboard

THE FISHING

The Wessel Islands are one of Australia’s most remote and untouched fly fishing destinations. Nestled at the top of the Northern Territory, the network of coves and clear sandy flats create a fly fisherman’s paradise.

Two species of Indo-Pacific Permit are available – T.Anak and T.Blochii, and the endemic Blue Bastards and Black Spotted Tusk Fish also provide an inviting flats challenge. If you are looking for variety, Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, Golden Trevally, Brassy Trevally and Giant Herring all inhabit the flats, mangrove creeks and rocky island channels.

The diversity of fish is matched only by the remoteness of the location. The fishery has remained largely untouched and Waterline Charters is the sole operator accessing the pristine island flats.

Each fishing day typically runs 8.00am to 4.00pm-5.30pm, depending on group preferences and tidal conditions. The Phoenix One anchors in different locations throughout the week, focusing on new flats and fisheries to create a huge expanse of options.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT

Custom built 4.8m Galeforce fishing dories with electric motors

GETTING THERE

Flight are booked to Gove (Nhulunbuy), Northern Territory, Australia. There is one flight in/out each day from either Cairns or Darwin which is operated by local Airline; Air North.

We recommend allowing a minimum of two hours layover between any flight connecting through to Gove. This ensures that any delays to your first flight don’t impact your flight through to your destination. Air North are strictly limited to 20kg luggage and additional luggage allowance can only be purchased at check-in subject to availability, therefore we recommend you pack lightly.

Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

U.S., Canadian and EU members must have a passport valid for 3 Months beyond intended stay, along with tickets and documents for return or onward travel. A visa or Electronic Travel Authority is also required. If you are travelling to Australia – Please Click Here – for more info on the ETA program.

RATES FOR 2022

Please contact our office directly for rates and availability.

  • Cairns International - CNS
  • Year round
  • Permit, Queenfish…
  • 6 Rods / Week guests
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Physicality: Low
  • CC Payment at Facility : No
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Phoenix One – Live Aboard

Tour Location

LOCATION

Located in The Wessel Islands, in the Northern Territory of Australia.

PRIMARY SPECIES

Permit, Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, Golden Trevally, Brassy Trevally and Giant Herring

SEASON OF OPERATION

The Phoenix One mothership operates year round.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS

There are no set arrival/ departure days for this destination.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Phoenix One is a luxury Super yacht, providing everything you need for a relaxing and five-star experience. This beautiful yacht boasts a roof-top spa, Air-conditioning throughout, Ensuite in ever stateroom, Foxtel satellite TV, Emergency satellite phones, VHF & HF Radios, AIS Satellite location and onboard chef and fully catered meals and beverages.

The state rooms are based on twin share rooms each with a private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, TVs with USB port for movies, international power adaptors and black out curtains.

The cuisine on board is top notch. Each day you will be treated to a range of first class dining options with a wide selection of beers, Australian & New Zealand wines, and selected spirits. Enjoy three-course meals, fresh and locally sourced ingredients and a personalised culinary experience.

DESTINATION CAPACITY

6 rods per week
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INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Ground transfers to/from Gove airport
  • 7 Nights accommodation on board The Phoenix One mothership
  • All meals & snacks on board and while fishing
  • New Zealand & Australian wines, beers and selected sprits
  • 6 Days guided fishing, double occupancy
  • Local permits & fishing licenses

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Gratuities to staff and guides
  • Flies & Fly Fishing Gear
  • International flights to/from Australia
  • Return flights to Gove, Northern Territory Australia
  • Any additional nights outside of the purchased fishing package
  • Satellite phone usage
  • Travel and Medical Insurance