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Luxury Live-Aboard Staterooms
Permit, Blue Bastards, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Black Spotted Tuskfish, Giant Trevally, Queenfish, Mackerel
Ideal for
Friends & Solo Anglers

Notice: Presently Suspended 


The Phoenix One Liveaboard is presently suspended. Please contact Yellow Dog’s Australia and New Zeland Expert Simon Chu for alternatives.

Accommodation Details

Lodging Details
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.

Non-Angling Activities
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

Travel Details

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.

Documents Required
Anglers will need a valid US passport and a visa.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.


General Information
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.

Rates and Terms
Package Rates
Trip cost: Approximately $8,000 USD per angler twin share

What’s Included:

  • 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  

Phoenix 1 Liveaboard (Australia)
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking to hold both space and guides. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable, and because of the operator’s strict no refund policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. Phoenix 1 will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, and no refund can be made for unused arrangements or fishing time lost due to inclement weather. If the operator decides to cancel the tour due to unsafe weather conditions, then a trip credit may be issued for a future date within one year of original trip dates. Please note that this is entirely at the discretion of the operator. If a cancelled package is resold by either the operator or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages
. Once again, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for this trip.



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