Darwin Fishing Safaris - Day Tours

We offer a range of Darwin Fishing Charters throughout the Top End, weather it be a day on the Billabong to enjoy a day fishing with a backdrop of wildlife including crocodiles and the various birds of the Northern Territory, white bellied sea eagles, jabirus and Brolgas.

Alternatively fish the coastal islands, harbours and estuaries surrounding Darwin for Barra and bluewater species, including queenfish, GTs, snapper and mackeral. Mudcrabbing, put your crab pots down, maybe cast for some fish whilst waiting and pull up some crabs for dinner.

  • Have the convience of being picked up and dropped off at your accommodation in an accredited air-conditioned 4WD.
  • Fish out of a local Darwin custom built guide boat which has high sides, shade and with an 90L iced esky under the floor, to maximse fishing room within the boat.
  • An experienced guide to show you the techniques of catching barra and other NT fish in the various locations we fish
  • Fish/crabs that are able to be taken are prepped to your liking, bagged and iced for cooking in Darwin or to take home

Included in Safaris

  • Transfers ex Darwin
  • Half Day Safaris - Light refreshments and snacks
  • Full Day Safaris - morning Tea, Lunch and light refreshments whilst on board
  • Extended Safaris - Accommodation and all meals (except breakfst the first day and dinner the last night)
  • Lures and Tackle
  • An experienced and friendly guide

A typical day safari will include being picked up at around 5.00am from your Darwin Accommodation and being transferred in an accredited air-conditioned 4WD. Your guide will stop along the way for you to grab yourself a coffee and something for breakfast. On sunrise the boat will be launched for you to start your day’s fishing. Once in the boat, morning tea, snacks and light refreshments, including iced water are provided. We use top quality tackle, which is serviced regularly to ensure optimal use. A hearty lunch is provided where you will pull up and have a bite to eat. Then onto the rest of the day getting off the water between 2.00 – 3.00pm and we will have you back in town at approximately 5.00pm.

If you do not want to fish with a large group of people and do the long boat trips offshore, bluewater fishing tours for smaller groups are offered. Popular Bluewater spots includes Dundee Beach and Vernon Islands where Queenfish, Trevally, Jewfish, Golden Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and Tuna are targeted to name a few.

The Safaris

Billabong Fishing Safaris

Fishing the NT Billabongs including Corroboree and Shady Camp, enjoy a day on the water with your guide, not only fish for barra, you may get onto a saratoga or a tarpon.

See various wildlife that congregate to the billabongs as the waters receed from the wet, including crocodiles, whistling ducks and jabiru.

Price: from $330 per person

Mud Crabbing Safaris - Darwin Harbour

Head to one of the harbour arms or estuary's to put down some mud crab pots to enjoy a feed to take home and cook up. Times to go out depends on the tides so are at various times throughout the day.

Price: from $200 per person

Harbour Half Day Safaris

Darwin Harbour is a great backdrop for a half day fishing trip, Depending on the tides and time of year you will be able to fish for Queenfish, Barra, Snapper, Trevally as well as a number of sportfish visiting throughout the year. The harbour has many wrecks from both World War II and Cyclone Tracy and mangrove lined coasts and creeks.

Price: from $280 per person

Coastal Fishing - Full Day Safaris

Weather it be Dundee Beach, Leaders Creek/Vernon Islands or Bynoe Harbour, just to name a few. Casting for barramundi, bait fishing for a black jewfish or surface lures for queenfish, you will have a great variety of fishing options to choose from. Coastal fishing is dependant on tides and we are able to offer a number of options throughout the year.

Price: from $360 per person

Extended safaris

Extended Safaris run throughout the year, offering a mixture of wetland, river and coastal sportfishing. Fishing Safaris are tailored to your requirements.

Price: from $650 per person per day