Spring Tide Safaris

Spring Tide Safaris is a fishing charter that operates out of Darwin Top End and only requires their guests to bring a sense of humor. They will provide everything else. They are one of Darwin’s most popular charter operators and provide unparalleled fun on each trip. You will learn a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting, as well as about the local environment and nature.

You will fish aboard a 20’ aluminum boat that was built specifically for catching Barras in Darwin. It has a 175 HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboard, and a capacity for 5 guests. The boat is equipped with the latest electronics in the form of a GPS, a fishfinder and a VHF radio, as well as an EPIRB. You will also find the boat is equipped with life jackets for your safety, swivel seats and a retractable sliding canopy. The boat’s icebox can be used to store your catch until your return to the shore.

You will fish in the most beautiful and awe-inspiring remote locations in the Northern Territory where there are plenty of shallow waters rich with a variety of fish. Depending on the season, you will be able to target Coral Trout, Black Jewfish, Barramundi, Queenfish, Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Snapper, Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally, and Bluefin and Longtail Tunas.

The crew will provide fly fishing equipment, rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. You will also have drinks, snacks, and lunch on your trip.



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  • Private trip
    Liveaboard Mothership Safari
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 trip days, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $592
    per person / day
    6 persons minimum
    On this trip, you will sleep aboard the Mothership and fish on the aluminium boat. This is a unique experience designed for experienced anglers who target the big Barramundi in order to join the METER CLUB, and want to travel to the remote rivers untouched by fishing pressure. They are available all year round, but the best time is September to November before the monsoonal wet “buildup”, and March to May after monsoonal wet “run-off”. Trips are custom made from 2 to 6 days.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 28 Feb
    $293
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip is perfect for the whole family, including non-anglers and kids. All tours depart at 5AM from Darwin, with a travel time of 1.5 hours in an air-conditioned 4WD to your destination. Your guide will drop you back at your accommodation in Darwin by approx 5PM after you finish fishing. Locations vary depending on tides and the time of the year of your charter. You will target Barramundi, Coral Trout, Australian Salmon, Mangrove Snapper and other species available in season.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Spring Only)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Apr
    $293
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip is perfect for the whole family, including non-anglers and kids. All tours depart at 5 a.m. from Darwin, with a travel time of 1.5 hours in an air-conditioned 4WD, to your destination. Your guide will drop you back at your accommodation in Darwin by approximately 5 p.m. after you're done fishing. Locations vary depending on tides and the time of the year of your charter. You'll target Barramundi, Coral Trout, Australian Salmon, Mangrove Snapper and other species available in season.
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About the Captain

Micky Qaiser
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 13 hours
Member since March 2015
Skipper Micky, who also owns and has founded the Spring Tide Safaris, has been fishing the NorthernTerritory Rivers his whole life. He has guided many anglers into the Barramundi Metre Club. Mickey is as passionate about fishing as he is about meeting new guests and taking them out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Black Jewfish
Coral Trout
Queenfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Threadfin Salmon
Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Longtail)

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2011. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha 4-Stroke Outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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4.33
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Peter S.
Rhodes, NSW
 3.67
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   May 11, 2019
Micky Warner me the weather was not favouring us but I chose to proceed anyway as I had a limited window.  It was a bit...
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Bryan L.
Melbourne, VIC
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VERIFIED   February 28, 2019
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Jeni M.
Australia
 4.00
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VERIFIED   October 29, 2017
Trip was enjoyable even though we were not able to land a barramundi. We accept that there are no guarantees when fishing and...
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Glen C.
Australia
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Full day fish with Captain Mikey

VERIFIED   August 11, 2017
Great day all around! Picked up on time, full safety briefing, great equipment! Knew the areas where the fish were, gave great...
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Jeremy P.
Australia
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Barra fishing

VERIFIED   October 16, 2016
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