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Darwin's Barra Base

Darwin Barra Base offers a complete range of Barramundi and Bluewater fishing tours in the Northern Territory.

With a custom-built fishing boat, you can experience the thrill of fishing for Australia's premier sportfish, the Barramundi.

Chase Jewfish, Threadfin Salmon, Snapper, Coral Trout, Red Emperor and pelagics such as Spanish Mackerel, Queenfish and the Giant Trevally.

These premium Barramundi fishing tours are located at Shady Camp on the Mary River, a world-class, internationally recognised destination offering perfect conditions for the hard-hitting Barramundi.

Fishing packages to other parts of the Mary River, Adelaide and Finniss Rivers can be arranged.

The tour guides know these areas well and will design a tour to meet the needs of beginners and experienced anglers alike.

Choose packages from ½ day to multiple days with options for accommodation. Experienced anglers, families and groups welcome. Tournament packages for incentive and larger groups are also available.

  • Information

    Accessibility

    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

    Accreditation

    • Tour Guiding Association
  • Tours

    1/2 Day Barra Fishing

    Experience a ½ day fishing safari and chase Barramundi, Jewfish, Threadfin Salmon and Snapper.


    You will also see 100's of fresh & saltwater crocodiles as well as other local wildlife.


    Catering to individuals, families and groups.


    Includes:
    *½ day fishing aboard our custom-built 7. 8m boat, with 250hp Yamaha engine, GPS, Humming Bird depth sounder and padded swivel seats,
    *Branded fishing equipment,
    *Light refreshments, soft drinks and cold water, and
    *Transfers to and from Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Bark Hutt Inn, Mary River Wilderness Retreat or Point Stuart Wilderness Retreat,


    ½ day Barramundi fishing packages are available from February – November and require a minimum of 3 people. Book a private tour or jump on board with likeminded anglers.


    The boat can seat 6 people and we also have options for larger groups and teams.


    Check the website for inspiration and for further booking information or speak with the reservations team.


    Please quote tour code HALFDAYBARRA when booking.

    Family Fishing

    The family fishing packaged is designed for newbies and young people.


    This ½ day fishing is intended to be easy and fun and takes place at Shady Camp on the Mary River. We fish the freshwater side of the river, where there is an abundance of Barramundi, Bream and Catfish.


    You will also get the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting along the way, as there are plenty of fresh and saltwater crocodiles in these parts.


    The experienced guide will help you prepare your lures, show you how to cast and ensure fun is had by all. All your fishing equipment is provided, so all you need to bring is your hat, sunscreen and loose, long-sleeved clothing.


    Healthy snacks and cold drinks included. Enjoy comfortable seats and overhead shade.


    This tour is suitable for adults and children. Children under 5 years must have at least one adult escorting them.


    Includes:
    • Boat ride,
    • Fishing equipment,
    • Light refreshments, soft drinks and cold water.
    • Transfers from various locations (see Website for details)

    Full Day Barra Fishing

    A full day fishing package is your best option to experience the length and breadth of this amazing destination and truly test your skills chasing the saltwater Barramundi. Choose 1 or multiple days according to your itinerary.


    A full days fishing Includes:
    • Full day fishing aboard our custom-built 7. 8m boat, with 250hp Yamaha engine, GPS, Humming Bird depth sounder and padded swivel seats,
    • Transfer to and from Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Bark Hut Inn, Mary River Wilderness Retreat or Point Stuart Wilderness Retreat,
    • Branded fishing equipment,
    • Packed lunch, light refreshments, soft drinks and cold water.


    Full day Barramundi fishing packages are available from February – November. Fishing with Darwin’s Barra Base is perfect for groups, individuals, families and experienced fishers. Families and non-angling partners are also welcome to join.

    Wildlife Spotting Tour

    You will see large numbers of fresh and saltwater crocodiles, giving it cause to be one of the most densely populated waterways in the world.


    You will also see awesome birdlife and maybe catch a glimpse of wild pigs running across the floodplains.


    Enjoy a snack and cold drink, while you hear tales of the Top End. Take your cameras and binoculars for this amazing wildlife experience.


    Perfect for eco-warriors and families.


    Includes:
    • Boat ride on the Mary River, Shady Camp,
    • Light refreshments, soft drinks and cold water.
    • Transfers to and from specified locations (see website for details)


    Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Perfect for photographers and nature lovers.

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