Darwin Helicopter Fishing Trip

Take a Full Day Darwin Helicopter Fishing trip with Darwins Barra Base to the beautiful wetlands of the Mary River & Shady Camp during the awesome Run off Water from Cyclone Carlos.

One Day Fishing Trip
Adelaide River 2007

Darwin's Barra Base prides itself in delivering great Full One Day Barramundi Fishing Trips for individuals, couples and groups up to 8 persons per day.  We have 2 great custom built guide boats, and 2 x 4WD Vehicles and a trailer full of fuel, just waiting to take up to 8 clients a day on the Fishing Adventure that has not been done since March 2007 after Cyclone Larry drowned us, like Cyclone Carlos just did.

Rate: $600 Per Person Includes: Full Day $340 per person for Shady Camp Fishing including Morning Tea & Lunches and $160pp for Helicopter Flights over the massive flooded Adelaide River.

  • Collected from your chosen accommodation at 5.15 -5.40am and then driven out to meet Albatross Helicopters on the west side of the flooded Adelaide River at 6.30am.
  • Helicopter Flights from Window on the Wetlands over the Awesome 16Klms of flooded Arhem Highway across Adelaide River landing on the eastern side on the Arnhem Highway again.
  • Hope on board One of Darwin's Barra Base 4WD's and travel around to Shady Camp, launch the boat and go fishing at the extreme wetlands of Shady Camp.
  • Experience the awesome floodplains of Shady Camp, fish to approx 2.30-3pm, trailer the boat again returning back to the Helicopter pad on Arnhem Highway on the East side to meet the returning Helicopter at 6pm.
  • Fly back across the Adelaide River again and hope back on board Darwin's Barra Base 4WD GXL, or our Courtesy Bus where you will be driven back into Darwin for drop offs at your accommodation at approx 6.45 to 7pm.

One Day Fishing Trip

This One Day Barra Fishing Trip is a unique opportunity to see the beautiful wetlands of the Mary River & Shady Camp during the awesome Run off Water from Cyclone Carlos.

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  • Wed 23rd Feb 2011 - 4 seats available;
  • Thurs 24th Feb 2011 - 4 seats available;
  • Friday 25th Feb 2011 - 4 seats available;
  • Sat 26th Feb 2011 - 4 seats available;
  • Sun 27th Feb 2011 - 4 seats available;
  • Mon 28th Feb 2011 - 8 seats available;
  • Tue 1st Mar 2011 - 8 seats available;
  • Wed 2nd Mar 2011 - 8 seats available;
  • Thur 3rd Mar 2011 - 8 seats available;
  • Frid 4th Mar 2011 - 8 seats available;
  • Sat 5th Mar 2011 - 8 seats available;
  • Sun 6th Mar 2011 - 4 seats available;
  • Mon 7th Mar 2011 - 4 seats available;
  • Tue 8th Mar 2011 - 8 seats available;
  • Wed 9th Mar 2011 - 4 seats available.

One Day Fishing Trip

One Day Fishing Trip

One Day Fishing Trip

Pick-ups from your business or accommodation location or up to 4 separate locations per vehicle (4 clients per vehicle) at approx 5.15 to 5.45am,
At approx 6.20- 6.30am we stop at Window on the Wetlands and wait for the Helicopters to land. Once landed helicopter pilot will advise your guide to prepare you to board the helicopter.

Helicopters for Fishing Trip
Helicopters for Fishing

Once boarded you will be flown around Beetrice Hill, and across the wide flooded Adelaide River, (WOW what a sight to see so much water, absolutely awesome to see from the air).
After landing on the dry highlands on the east side, de-board the helicopter and hope into the other awaiting Darwin's Barra Base 4WD, where another guide will take you fishing for the day.

Stop at Corroboree Park Tavern at approx 7am, where you the clients, or conference group persons can purchase your own Breakfast and cup of Tea or Coffee. Have a toilet stop & refresh. After approx 15 minute comfort stop we continue on to the Boat Ramp to load & launch the boats at Shady Camp Boat Ramp.
We supply = Morning tea, (muffins & fruit); packed meat & salad lunches, soft drinks and chilled ice water, and all the fishing equipment and tackle required for the trip (you lose it or break it then you replace it basis).
BYO canned beer or UDL is allowed and will be placed in eskies under ice for you, when we stop at Corroboree Park Tavern. or Dundee Lodge.
Full day fishing time on water Mary River is from approx 8.15am to 2.30 - 3pm; returning clients to Darwin at approx 4.30 to 5pm. For Finniss River 7.30am to 2.30 - 3pm, returning approx 6pm.

All Barra Keepers (55 +cm) can be released after Group Catch Photos, or filleted for your keeping, and are placed under ice or iced water in the esky for chilled transport back to Darwin.

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