Extended Safaris

Extended Safaris really are the Ultimate Top End fishing experience!

You and your crew have multiple days to chase any number of species, or to just concentrate on landing that dream fish.

What’s it all about?

These tours are multi day packages where we organise just about everything. (See below for inclusions)

Matty suitably impressed with his rather large crab mountain

With safaris you don’t have the stress of racing back into town or trying to jam too much into one day.  We make our way home to the nearby lodge accommodation in the afternoon, so you can kick back by the pool with a beer, and regale tales of the days battles.

The Benefits

We fish multiple locations, tides and changing weather patterns. As most anglers are aware even minor changes in the barometer or moon phase on a particular day can effect the fishing. With multiple days this can be overcome.

Basically the longer your tour runs the more ground we can cover, and the more chance you have of a monster eating your lure!

Where do we fish?

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Big barra are on every anglers bucket list!

 

Normally once the Runoff slows down at the end of April we move our safaris out to Dundee Beach. Here there is a huge array of fish to target in many different environments.

See Barra and Bluewater.

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Horse of a spanish mackerel nudging 30kg

Barra, salmon and jewfish are found in the Finnis Rivers and can be caught right through the dry season, but often go crazy in the build up season of September October.

Out on the blue water tasty reef species and line screaming pelagics abound. With so much fishing area to target you will have a great chance at locking into some first class sport fishing.

And food?

Giant herring, Queenfish, Black Jewfish, Tuna and Trevally all fight like crazy. This was just a fraction of the catch from one day..

Frank Harris and his family enjoying some barra fishing in the Finnis River

Meals are provided (except breakfast on the first day and dinner on

The boys with some delicious mud crabs

the last) and most crews love to bring some catch back from the day. They will be prepared into a delicious feast by resident lodge chefs.

Mud crabs also rank high in the culinary department and can be caught in traps, or purchased alive from local pro crab fisherman. Tucker doesn’t get much fresher than that!

Extended Safaris are tailored to your needs

Anywhere from 2x day to over week long adventures can be organised.

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BIG threadfin are easier to catch in the warmer months like September and October. They are my personal favourite to eat..

Extended safaris can incorporate a day on the billabong, or spent in one of the harbours for a change of pace. (Billabongs are not accessible until after the Runoff has finished)

The lads were pretty stoked with this big black jewy on light tackle

We can also run packages out to the magnificent Daly River where the Barra Nationals and Classic competitions are held each year. Another option is freshwater Billabong Safaris that fish the multiple wetlands to the east of Darwin like Corroboree, Hardies and Shady Camp Fresh Water Lagoon. All quite different environments.

There is sure to be an extended safaris fishing package that suits you, and your crew!

We provide 

  •  Pick up and drop off at accommodation via air conditioned 4WD Tourist Vehicle
  • Air conditioned accommodation whilst on tour
  •  Iced water and soft drinks
  • All meals (excluding breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last)
  • Fresh Fruit and snacks
  • Quality Fishing Tackle (on a replace if lost or broken basis)
  • 30+ sun screen and insect repellent
  • Tuition from a fully qualified and experienced guide with over 15 years in the

    Our rig – Bar Crusher 670xs powered by a 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke and towed by a Toyota GXL 200 series Landcruiser.

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  • Comfortable 6.5 meter Aluminium guiding vessel with shade canopy and 80lb bow mount electric motor.
  • A refreshment stop on the way there, if you want to buy some breakfast or last minute supplies
  • Any fish kept are processed and flight approved boxes provided. (So if need be you can take some frozen catch home)

What to bring?

  • Sun hat and/or buff style head scarf (straw hats are great in the wamer months)
  •  Camera and spare batteries
  •  Sunglasses (polarized being the best choice)

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    Barra fishing is always more fun with your mates!

  • Cool light protective clothing
  •  Motion sickness medication if you are prone to seasickness (except on billabong tours)
  • Some alcohol to leave in your rooms bar fridge (cheaper to purchase in Darwin the night before departure)

Extended Safari Tours start from $650 per person per day Inc. GST for quad share

‘Jump on board for the adventure of a lifetime!’

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To book a safari or for more info contact us.

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