Charters

Daucina Charter have a philosophy of quality over compromise and we will go the extra mile to ensure that you receive a world class experience.

 

We are an eco-friendly company and our ethos is borne out of both angler satisfaction and fish welfare. For this to succeed we aim to operate a catch and release fishery for all species except those destined for the table. We are blessed with a bountiful and diverse area in which we fish and we want to ensure that we pay that forward to future generations.

 

We use barbless hooks on our tackle where appropriate and limit the removal of fish from the water for any time longer than necessary. We aim to have the minimal environmental impact we can and therefore we will explore new areas for both variation and to limit over-fishing a particular area as we want you to come again and again!

 

We will aim to tailor each charter to a group or individuals priorities and to this end we recommend discussing all the options prior to departure to ensure travel is in peak seasons for the species you want to target.

 

Our boat is fully fitted and compliant with charter requirements and aim to cater to a maximum of four.

 

We are committed to fishing sustainability and creating a minimal environmental impact. We therefore, where possible, follow the Australian National Sportfishing Association guidelines for the catch and release of fish. We encourage taking only enough fish for a feed. Every charter is personalised to your fishing requirements.

 

A maximum of 4 anglers is recommended.

 

All charters are fully guided and all tackle supplied. Soft drinks, morning tea and a light lunch are provided. A pick up and drop off service is also included.

Please contact us for further information and pricing.

 

 

Terms and Conditions

  • 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking. No booking is confirmed until deposit is received.
  •  Final balance of payment is due 30 days prior to departure.
  • Loss or damage to tackle will incur additional replacement costs.

 

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • If your booking is cancelled less than 30 days prior to departure, Daucina Charters will retain the full charter fee, unless the booking can be filled by another client.
  • If booking is cancelled greater than 30 days before departure then the deposit is non-refundable but transferable to another day.

At Daucina Charters we provide a client-focused quality service. There are however some factors outside our control:

 

 

Weather Conditions

It is up to the discretion of our expert guide as to whether conditions are safe.

  • If deemed safe the charter will proceed and bookings will to be honoured.
  • If it is deemed unsafe then the charter will be firstly rescheduled. If this is impossible to arrange a refund will be issued.

 

 

Flight Cancellations or Travel issues

We will assist wherever possible for flight cancellations or other travel issues but bookings will not be refunded if you are unable to arrange travel unless as the booking can be filled by another client

 

 

Target Species

Please discuss aims and timing of your trip with our guide prior to booking. We will of course assist you in every way to achieve your aims and catch. Guarantees are not given. If conditions are safe the charter will proceed even if a particular species can not be targeted in certain conditions.

 

 

Climate

The wet season in Papua New Guinea is roughly between December and March, and the dry season is from May to October.  In Milne Bay however, the patterns are almost reversed, with the wet season being from May to October, and November to January being mostly dry.  In Milne Bay, April to June is the least windy period, with the northern Australia and Coral Sea cyclone season impacting upon Milne Bay from December to March, although the Bay area is usually calm. Peak fishing season runs from October until May

 

 

Time

The time in Papua New Guinea is 10 hours ahead of UTC (GMT).  At 12.00pm noon in Papua New Guinea, it will be 12.00pm noon in Sydney, 11.00am in Japan, and 9.00pm in New York on the previous day.  Papua New Guinea does not have daylight saving (summer time).

 

 

Insurance

It is recommended that you take out comprehensive travel insurance before you depart.  Make sure your policy covers game fishing, and any other activities you wish to undertake whilst in Papua New Guinea.  It is also a good idea to make sure your policy is able to pay doctors or hospitals directly as most doctors in PNG often expect to be paid in cash upfront. It is each persons personal responsibility to ensure they have relevant and adequate insurance in place.

 

 

Vaccinations

Regardless of your destination, the World Health Organisation recommends that all travellers be covered for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio.  Other specific vaccinations required when traveling to Papua New Guinea include yellow fever (if you are entering from a yellow fever endemic country), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid fever and Japanese B encephalitis, Malaria is present as in many surrounding countries and good quality anti-malarial tablets are recommended, as with all fishing sea sickness can strike at any time whether you are a battle hardened fishermen of many adventures or this is your first. It is always recommended to pack some form of travel sickness medication just in case.