where the adventure begins
WELCOME TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA
BESPOKE FISHING CHARTERS IN REMOTE PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Daucina Charters is based in Milne Bay Province, which is situated in the southeasternmost part of Papua New Guinea and is made up of over 600 islands. Only 160 of the islands in this 250,000 km² part of the ocean are inhabited, which leaves over 400 uninhabited islands for us to explore.
Our 25T Contender was imported from the USA. It's fully equipped and designed for long range trips, with twin 200hp Yamaha outboard engines and a 700 liter fuel tank. It's the perfect vessel for exploring the remote reefs and islands of Papua New Guinea.
This vast reef system rises from depths of 800 meters to about 12 meters. This is a jigging paradise with countless walls and deep pinnacles full of hard fighting Dogtooth Tuna. The channels cutting through this barrier have some outstanding topwater action for GTs, Spanish Mackerel and Napoleon Wrasse
Long Reef is a massive, 50 mile long barrier reef system made up of scattered islands, flats and shallow reefs. It is visually stunning, with paradisiacal sandy spits and turquoise waters with beautiful reefs you can see clearly from the boat. Topwater and jigging are both excellent here. The current from the ocean side regularly flows over the top and through the big channels of Long Reef, which makes it ideal feeding ground for massive Giant Trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, Coral Trout and other species.
EAST CAPE AND THE ENGINEER GROUP
This area is Northeast of Doini island. It is comprised of a meandering reef system and several islands. Long, narrow reefs with steep drop-offs connect the picturesque islands. The reefs are located at the tip of a pinch point where the currents can often be vicious. Huge predators lurk below, waiting to target the bait on the drop-offs. These areas are prime topwater locations for a variety of reef species including GTs and monster Dogtooth Tuna.
SEASON AND WEATHER
We operate from September to May. This time period offers the best weather and fishing conditions. Prevailing trade winds run for most of the year. There is a chance of a tropical cyclone during the hottest months of January and February. The calmest months are September through December and March through April.
Located just outside of Alotau on the shores of Milne Bay, Driftwood Resort offers brilliant hospitality and stunning views of the bay. Driftwood has a fantastic overwater restaurant set on a jetty which features local and international cuisine. With our boat moored next to the restaurant, it’s a leisurely stroll in the morning to go off and explore what wonders PNG has to offer.
DOINI ISLAND RESORT
Situated 35 miles southeast of Alotau, Doini is a stunning private island with white sand beaches and a beautiful reef where you can snorkel with enormous Manta and Eagle Rays, friendly reef fish, turtles, and Blue Fin and Giant Trevallies. We will likely be the only guests on the island and the staff will cater to your every need.
Andy is Captain of the British big game fishing team and has years of experience blue water fishing. He started Daucina Charters with the dream of setting up a affordable fishing operation in one of the last untouched frontiers of the world.
His passion and dedication to open up this area of Papua New Guinea is a long time dream.
OUR DEDICATED TEAM
MIKE DE MIN
Mike, our captain, guide and operations manager, has over 20 years of tropical saltwater fishing experience in varied regions all over the world: The USA and Caribbean, The Middle East, India and the South Pacific. He has 9 years of guiding experience and was a pioneer in exploring, promoting and establishing the Andaman Islands as a top fishing destination.
Joel was born in Sudest Island, which is one of the last islands in Milne Bay. He grew up surrounded by the ocean and has a wealth of indispensable knowledge of these waters.
FISHING & TRAVEL MAGAZINE
Daucina Charters was featured in the 11th English language edition of Fishing and Travel magazine (Voyages de Pêche #139 en Français). Julien and Luc joined us for a wild topwater expedition to the outer reaches of Milne Bay and detailed their experience in a fantastic 11 page article.
The feature story has great information about the techniques and tackle Julien and Luc used to catch a huge variety of species with us.
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