Meet the Crew

Fish Darwin offers adventure fishing aboard custom-built, comfortable vessels, half-day, full-day and private charter trips on our beautiful harbour, or extended fishing mothership experiences cruises from 4 – 14 days. Great for barra during the run-off season!

Our aim is to leave guests with an exceptional and memorable experience with memories- and fish! – to take home, in comfort and safety aboard our vessels.

David Woodrow – Captain


David is a born and bred Darwin local with more than 20 years at the helm. His experience including captaining a 90 ft classic sailing vessel around the South Pacific Indian Ocean; pearl diving, sail training, delivery of multiple vessels from America and Europe to Australia and New Zealand; and leading sailing charters around the Whitsunday Islands, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean.

David is qualified to teach sailing and diving as well as having Master IV and Marine Engineer qualifications.

David has previously led sailing and fishing charters around the Whitsundays, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean.

David loves: kite surfing, snorkeling, and anywhere 20 degrees either side of the equator!

Achievement he’s most proud of: Giving up a perfectly good and lucrative career in IT to follow his dream

Favourite saying: “Keep Smiling”.



Joelle Woodrow – Hostess / Crew member

JoJo speaks four languages fluently, has three degrees including one in tourism and one in hospitality management, and has 8 years experience at sea. She’s a whizz in the kitchen and her roles have included deckhand, sous chef, hostess, conducting snorkelling tours, and relief skippering.

Now living in Darwin with her partner Dave and their gorgeous two young children, Jo works part time as a travel agent and part time with Fish Darwin. She is passionate about making sure guests have absolutely the best time possible aboard and that they take home with them memories to last a lifetime.

Jo loves: Motherhood, outdoors, sun and warmth (not too much though), snorkelling, beach, discovering new things, new landscapes, travelling, being independant, sleeping in, latino music, taking photos, sweets…..

Achievements she’s most proud of: giving birth to two beautiful babies, made the jump and moved to Australia

Favourite saying: At the moment she says a lot of : “Yeah, that’s fine!”