Barra to Sailfish & Bluewater Safaris (May-November)
Dates now available here.
Near South Peron Island
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"
Taking an extended Safari means more quality fishing time, with less time spent travelling to the fishing spots.
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.
Sailfish Bonanza in Darwin Waters
Modern Fishing Editor Jack Scrine- Completed a Fantastic 5 Day Barra and Bluewater Safari with us landing some brilliant Barra & Sailfish in the same day. Read More
In these Barramundi and Bluewater Safaris we fish the saltwater tidal streams of the Finnis River catching the tremendous fighting, lure spitting, tail wagging Saltwater Barra.
Plus spend a couple of days targeting a large variety of hard fighting bluewater reef fish which include the famous Jewfish, Snapper, Coral Trout, Red Emperor and the pelagic fish species such as Tuna, Mackerel, Queenfish and the Giant Trevally. Here we fish the great coastlines of Dundee Beach and Bynoe Harbour, their external Islands and Reefs, and the famous Peron Islands.
97cm 28Lb Barra
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.
Mike, Beris, John, Lawry, Grant, Digger, Jono & Mike. - 2 Boats, 8 Person Group.
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Three videos are from the Mark Berg Fishing Challenge series.
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Mark Berg Safari
Mark Berg Fishing Addiction TV Show filming of his 10 species
Challenge was a great success. We thank all that participated and
assisted us in this.
See a 3 minute video of our Safari with Mark Berg here.
Book Now, Groups 4-8-12 Wanted.
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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
- 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 @
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.
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
High Jumping Queenfish