Fly Fishing the Wessel Islands in Style
Phoenix One offers anglers unparalleled access to Australia’s beautiful Wessel Islands maximizing fishing time while providing luxury accommodations. These remote and untouched islands are home to two different species of Indo-Pacific Permit, as well as blue bastards, black spotted tusk fish in addition to a number of other saltwater species. Enjoy the mobility of fishing in new areas each day and exploring new waters in search of different fish. The 115-foot super yacht, Phoenix One, is fully prepared to provide everything an angler needs for a relaxing five-star experience.
The 115-foot super yacht, Phoenix One, offers four spacious well-appointed staterooms for the discerning angler. Each suite has its own private bathroom, A/C, TV, as well as Linden Leaves, bathrobes, and slippers to make your stay as relaxing as possible. With a heated outdoor spa, BBQ, and sunbathing area residing on Phoenix One is nothing short of luxurious.
Food and Beverages
With a professional chef onboard there will never be a lack of great cuisine. Dishes will be prepared with fresh seasonal produce and local ingredients. Breakfast consists of cereals, fresh fruit, danishes, yogurt, toast, milk, tea, coffee, and juice. Dinner will be grilled Zaatar prawns with watercress and tomato salad, salmon with a salsa verde crust served with roasted beetroot, Dauphinoise potatoes, and crispy kale. Each dish is served with a New Zealand or Australian wine to accent flavors. After a dinner dessert is served. Guests can indulge in orange scented Panna Cotta with rhubarb ginger sorbet and each dessert is served with a matching liquor.
Typical Length of Stay
Guests typically stay seven (7) nights with six (6) days of fishing.
This is a fishing-focused destination with very few non-angling options.
Internet / Communications
Internet is not available however there is a satellite phone in case of emergencies
How To Get There
Anglers will have to fly to Gove in order to board Phoenix 1. Daily flights leave from any of Australia’s major air hubs. Planes leave most east coast cities and transit through Cairns.
Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Anglers must arrive the afternoon of the first day of fishing in Gove where they will board Phoenix 1.
Anglers will need a valid US passport and a visa.
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Phoenix One is the sole operator that fishes in the remote and untouched waters of the Wessel Islands. Each day starts at 8:00 am with the Phoenix One anchoring at different spots throughout the week to take advantage of the best tides and fishing preferences. Anglers can choose to fish on flats, either by wading or from the bow of a 4.8m Galeforce fishing dory. Target species include both species of Indo-Pacific permit, blue bastards, barramundi, and mangrove jack. In the deeper channels, anglers can target giant trevally, queenfish, and mackerel.
Boats and Equipment
Three custom built 4.8m Galeforce fishing dories with electric motors is utilized by anglers to fish in the shallower waters.
Trip cost: AUD $55,650 for up to 6 anglers for 7 nights
- 6 days guided fishing – one guide per two anglers
- 7 nights’ accommodation on Phoenix One – twin share with private ensuite for each room
- Ground transfers in Gove, NT
- All meals and beverages, including alcohol
- Fishing licenses and permits • Mothership crew and fuel
What’s Not Included:
- Return flights to Gove, Northern Territory Australia
- Travel & medical insurance (compulsory)
- Flies & Fly Fishing Gear – Flies are available for purchase on the ship, and 9, 10 and 12 weight rods can be hired for $25 per day or $100 for the week if you prefer not to travel with extra gear or break a rod on the trip
- Crew and Guide gratuity – Tips are welcome for the guides and crew, but not compulsory