FAQ

How long is the flight from Darwin and on what aircraft?

The flight time from Darwin to Groote Eylandt is 90 minutes on an Embraer 120 Brasilia aircraft (read about it here: www.airnorth.com.au/flying-with-us/on-board/our-fleet)

How long does it take to get from the airport to the lodge?

It’s 20 minutes’ drive from the airport to the lodge in our comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

Where do we board the boat?

Our professional fishing vessels are docked in Milner Bay Harbour, a five-minute drive from the lodge.

How long do you fish for each day?

Each day’s fishing is subject to the tides, but we can generally get out fishing at about 7am, and we head back to shore at about 4pm. Shorter trips can be arranged, of course.

How long is the cruise to the fishing grounds?

On most days, we’ll have you fishing for all bluewater, reef and pelagic species within 40 minutes and barramundi in 90 minutes.

Will we target certain fish on certain days?

That is entirely up to you. Our experiences are all tailored around what our guests want, so if you just want to target billfish, or barramundi, or a mixture of the many species at Groote Eylandt, we can make it happen.

Are there any toilet facilities available on the fishing boats?

Yes, our boats are equipped with portable toilets.

Can we take fish that we catch home?

Fish can be snap frozen and safely transported. However, please check your connecting flights from Darwin as each airline and destination may have some restrictions.

What time of year is best to visit Groote Eylandt to fish?

We are open for business year-round, but of course certain times of the year have a better chance of catching certain species. Please don’t hesitate to talk with us before booking to determine the best time of year for you.

You are open year-round, but what about the wet season and threat of cyclones?

The wet season can be humid but for your comfort, the resort has air-conditioned rooms and restaurant/bar area. Travel insurance is strongly recommended at all times of the year – particularly during this season when flights may be cancelled due to cyclones and other unsafe weather conditions.