Barramundi and Bluewater Safaris

Barramundi and Bluewater Safaris with Darwin's Barra Base fishing for Sailfish, Saltwater Barramundi and Pelagics in the Northern Territory

2016 Barra Run Off Safari dates

Taking an extended Safari means more quality fishing time, with less time spent travelling to the fishing spots.

Anth & Dani completed a five day Fishing Safari at the end of May with some spectacular results.
Read their Blog for the full story and some terrific photos.

"What an amazing trip, we had tried all types of fishing from rivers, deep channels, poppers, bait fishing, trolling and lure fishing. We were amazed at the variety of fish and beauty of the place.
Special thanks to Allan and Heather for their hospitality, we highly recommend Darwin's Barra Base if you are coming to the Territory"


107cm Barramundi catch
107cm Barramundi

Bluewater Fishing



Barramundi catch

Bluewater Fishing


Dean Bigaignon Group
5 Day Barra To Sailfish/Pelagic Bluewater Fishing Safari
Allan made Our trip to Darwin both enjoyable and successful. Every species of fish we wanted to catch was caught and Allan knew exactly where to get them and at what tide. We have been on many charters prior, but have never been so happy with our trip. This was definitely a trip of a Lifetime.
Thank you Darwin's Barra Base and Thank you Allan.

We had an excellent trip.
Guides Daniel and TJ provided a great fishing experience in the Finniss River. Very good catch of Barra with a top length of 97cm 28Lb Barra. Boats, motors and equipment were of high quality and to our expectations.
Thanks,
Mike, Beris, John, Lawry, Grant, Digger, Jono & Mike. - 2 Boats, 8 Person Group.


Shady Camp Safari Shady Camp Fishing A great fish from Shady camp A fish to brag about.

To Access these Safaris please click here to contact us ASAP to ensure you gain the best tides and times for the month of your choosing by booking now.

Three videos are from the Mark Berg Fishing Challenge series.
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Finniss River Fishing
Fishing Safari
Darwin Fishing with Mark Berg
Mark Berg Safari
Darwin Sailfish Fishing
Sailfish



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Typical Itinerary of a 5 Day Barra to Sailfish/Pelagics Bluewater Safari are:

  • Fly in Day Depart Home state flights arranged by self (times TBA). Arrive Darwin and transfer to Darwin’s Barra Base B & B. Courtesy Bus pick up from airport free if arrive before 7.30pm, if after get a taxi to 2 Todd Cres Malak. Our rates include first night accommodation at Darwins Barra Base for repeat business groups and new groups of 4 or more, otherwise it's at normal room rates.
  • 1st Day
    Travel early (5am) to accommodation and drop off bags. Pick up lunches and travel on to Dundee and complete full day Barra fishing chasing the almighty saltwater Barra, or bluewater and pelagic fishing depending on the tides and wind. Returning back to Dundee ramp approx 6pm clean & park boat and travel to accommodation for rest, evening meal & overnight accommodation.
  • 2nd- 4th Day                                                                                             Up 5.30am early breakfast at 6am, travel to boat park prepare and launch boats at Dundee ramp and travel to the right spot to do Barra fishing, or chasing and pulling up the freight trains of the sea those metre-plus Black Jewfish, or pulling up 7-8Kg Golden Snappers. Most just smile their heads off whilst holding up 30lb, 40lb, or 50lb plus Pelagic, like Spanish Mackerel, Queenfish and Long Tail Tuna. Depending on the tidal influence we normally return back to Boat Ramp approx 5 - 5.30pm. Return boat to private boat park, clean and prepare boat for next day. Travel back to accommodation. Down a couple of coldies at the bar, shower, rest up or go for a swim. Take in the evening meal, have a few drinks & sleep

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Screaming Barramundi

fighting queenfish
High Jumping Queenfish


  • 5th Day
    Up 5.30am early breakfast and out fishing, returning back to Dundee ramp approx 3pm. Clean & pack up boat and drive back to Darwin’s Barra Base. Rest, drink & prepare for evening meal where awards for fishing excellence will be handed out. Sleep at Darwin’s Barra Base B & B, and or catch the midnight flight home (flights arranged by self). Pack up frozen fish caught in approved flight boxes for air transport and gain taxi to airport.
  • 6th Day or Stay on @ B&B
    Depart Darwin flights arranged by self (times TBA). Pack up fish in fish approved transport boxes for flight home. Free transfer to Airport if during daylight hours. Or stay on at Darwin’s Barra Base B&B and sightsee Darwin & tropical NT. Please book all extra accommodation if you are intending on staying on after the Safari.

3,4,5 & 6 Day Safaris

2016 Safari Start Dates and Availability
as at 7 February 2016;
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Green blocks indicate Neap Tides,  Blue blocks Spring Tides
Start Dates in Date Order In Rows Left to Right.
( Mouseover the start dates if you can't see the colours)

Barra Run Off Safaris February 2016  Start Dates & Available Seats
4 Day 3rd Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 10th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
3 -6 Day 16th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 18th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 25th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
4 Day 25th Feb
staying on MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Springs
8

Barra Run Off Safaris March 2016  Start Dates & Available Seats
3 Day 1st March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
0
5 Day 2nd March
staying on MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Neaps
1
2 Day 2nd March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
1
6 Day 9th March
staying on MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Springs
0
3 Day 9th March
staying on MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Springs
0
5 day 10th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
3 day 11th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
3 Day 12th March
staying@MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Springs
0
5 Day 17th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
6 Day  17th March
staying@MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Neaps
0
3 Day 17th March
staying@MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Neaps
0
3-4 Day 18th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Spring Tides
8
3 Day 20th March
staying@MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Neaps
4
4 Day 25th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Spring Tides
8
4 Day  25th March
staying@MOTHERSHIP Shady Camp Springs
2
2 Day  30th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
6 Day  30th March
staying@MOTHERSHIP Shady Camp Neaps
4
3 Day  30th March
staying@MOTHERSHIP Shady Camp Neaps
4

Barra Run Off Safaris April 2016  Start Dates & Available Seats
4 Day 1st April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
4
3 Day 2nd April
staying@Mothership Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 3rd April
staying@PS Fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
6 Day 7th April
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Springs
3
5 Day 8th April
staying@PSFishing Shady Camp Springs
8
3 Day 10th April
staying@Mothership Shady Camp Springs
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3 Day 14th April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
7 or 4 Day 14th April
staying@MOTHERSHIP
Shady Camp Neaps
4
3 Day 18th April
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 17th April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 23rd April
Mothership OR staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
Move Mothership back to Darwin on the 23rd or 24th April
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Abbreviations
B&BFS
- Barra and Bluewater Fishing Safari.
Barra FS
- Barra Fishing Safari
BPxRFS
- Bluewater Pelagics & Reef Fishing Safaris
BU–B&BFS
- Build Up-Barra & Bluewater Fishing Safari

Green numeral (12) indicates seats available.
Orange ( 2 ) indicates limited seats on existing safaris.
Red Zero (0)indicates fully booked
Can cater up to 16 Person Fishing Safari Group anytime if needed. (4 per boat)


Great bluewater fishing

Great bluewater fishing

Darwins Barra Base Home Contact Information;

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Allan's Barra


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Yates Barra


Darwin Sailfish


Jarrod Day Barra


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2016 Barra Run Off dates now available
(Feb to April 2016) Don't miss this exciting time on the Barramundi Fishing Calendar as the massive run off of the wet season floods provides exceptional fishing.

Reef Barra to Sailfish
May to December

We have had an awesome year so far catching some meter plus Barra during the Run Off and would really like this to continue. We would love to take you out fishing and make your trip a memorable one!
Please see our amazing Barra to Sailfish Pelagics Bluewater 2015 Itinerary. This includes all the latest seat availability and start dates for the upcoming Safaris available.

BARRA TO SAILFISH BLUEWATER PELAGICS SAFARIS NOW AT A REDUCED RATE OF $625 PER PERSON PER DAY!!!


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5 DAY MOTHERSHIP
BARRA to SAILFISH & PELAGICS BLUEWATER FISHING SAFARI anchored @ Daly River Mouth
Anth & Dani's Big Trip Anth & Dani "What an amazing trip, we had tried all types of fishing from rivers, deep channels, poppers, bait fishing, trolling and lure fishing. We were amazed at the variety of fish and beauty of the place. Special thanks to Allan and Heather for their hospitality, we highly recommend Darwin's Barra Base if you are coming to the Territory"

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Barra & Sailfish Safari

Darwin Sailfish Fishing
Sailfish Video

Mark Berg Fishing TV Show was filmed with Darwins Barra Base over a 3 Day Safari 23-25 June 2010 for Foxtel's Lifestyle Channel viewed across Australia.

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Video of barramundi mothership safari with Darwins Barra Base
Barra Run Off Fishing Video

Video of barramundi fishing with Mark Berg on a Darwins Barra Base Safari
Barra Run Off Fishing Video

2016 Barra Run Off Safaris

Increased Limit of 3 Barra per person per day for the Mary River, including Shady Camp, has been announced.
Booking seats now will avoid missing a place on a 2016 Barra Run Off Safari with Darwins Barra Base. Now four great purpose built boats allow more people to experience the fantastic barramundi fishing available during the February to May Barra Run Off season in the Northern Territory. Read more...

Allan and Heather Beale

Your hosts – Heather and Allan Beale have lived in Darwin for over two decades. They know the Territory and pride themselves on making every visitor feel a special part of their family.