Explore the turquoise waters out of Darwin Top End by joining Spring Tide Safaris on your newest adventure! Skipper Micky Qaiser has spent his whole life fishing in the area, so he’ll make sure you have a productive trip and an amazing time.

Hop aboard his 21’ aluminum boat that was built specifically for catching Barramundi in Darwin. It can accommodate up to 5 guests, so it’s great for some fun with a few friends. 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.

The crew will provide fly fishing equipment, rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. They’ll clean and fillet your catch so that you can take it home and prepare a delicious meal, or just fill the freezer.

You will fish in the most awe-inspiring remote locations in the Northern Territory with plenty of shallow waters rich with a variety of fish. Depending on the season, you will be able to target Coral Trout, Jewfish, Barramundi, Queenfish, Salmon, Snapper, Mackerel, Giant Trevally, and Bluefin and Longtail Tuna.

Kids are welcome on board, so feel free to turn this into a memorable family adventure you’ll always cherish. You’ll have drinks, snacks, and lunch on your trip, so all you need to bring is your sense of humor and adventure!

Join Spring Tide Safaris and have an unforgettable fishing adventure in the beautiful deep waters off the coast of Darwin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $487
    Please note that at least 4 people need to be booked for the charter to take place, or a minimum of 3 required for confirmation. Kind regards, the captain.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $608
    Please note that at least 3 people need to be booked for the charter to take place. Kind regards, the captain.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $649
    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 others. There need to be at least 3 people booked to run.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $744
    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 others. There need to be at least 3 people booked to run.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Extended Overnight Resort Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US $1,109
    This is a multiday trip with the accommodation and meals included. Join Micky on this extended overnight Resort fishing adventure! At least 3 people need to be booked for the trip to run. PLEASE NOTE: book in advance. Prices subject to change.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Tuna (Longtail)
    Longtail Tuna
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Multiday Trip – Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US $1,109
    Stay in a fishing lodge by the river and enjoy all its perks – bar, restaurant, swimming pool and all the modern equipment. Trips are custom made from 2 to 8 days. You can relax and enjoy since this trip is all inclusive – accommodation, meals, fishing trips and transportation are included in the price. Book it and make new memories! A minimum of 3 people need to book the trip to run the charter. Please note: prices subject to change.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Tuna (Longtail)
    Longtail Tuna
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Private trip
    Extended Overnight Resort Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US $1,244
    Private Trip - This is a multiday trip with the accommodation and meals included. Join Micky on this extended overnight Resort fishing adventure! At least 3 people need to be booked for the trip to run. PLEASE NOTE: book in advance. Prices subject to change.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Tuna (Longtail)
    Longtail Tuna
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip – Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US $1,244
    Private Trip - Stay in a fishing lodge by the river and enjoy all its perks – bar, restaurant, swimming pool and all the modern equipment. Trips are custom made from 2 to 8 days. You can relax and enjoy since this trip is all inclusive – accommodation, meals, fishing trips and transportation are included in the price. Book it and make new memories! A minimum of 3 people need to book the trip to run the charter. Please note: prices subject to change.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Tuna (Longtail)
    Longtail Tuna
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Liveaboard Mothership Safari
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $1,318
    Sleep aboard the Mothership and fish on the aluminium boat – a unique experience designed for experienced anglers to join the METER CLUB. Available almost 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 10 days. You will need from 9h to 1 day to get to the spot. Meals are included. At least 3 people need to book for the charter to take place. Prices subject to change.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Tuna (Longtail)
    Longtail Tuna
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
  • Private trip
    Liveaboard Mothership Safari
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $1,893
    Private - Sleep aboard the Mothership and fish on the aluminium boat – a unique experience designed for experienced anglers to join the METER CLUB. Available almost 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 10 days. You will need from 9h to 1 day to get to the spot. Meals are included. At least 3 people need to book for the charter to take place. Prices subject to change.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Tuna (Longtail)
    Longtail Tuna
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
    Threadfin Salmon
    Threadfin Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.1 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Caught fish
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Scott G.
Phippsburg, ME
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with captain mickey

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 2, 2022
My partner and I had a great day out with mickey, learnt alot about fishing and the area. He was a great captain, very friendly...
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Laura C.
Australia
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with kaleem

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 17, 2022
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Angela L.
Perth, WA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with kaleem

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 2, 2022
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Gary U.
Wallan, VIC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 9, 2019
Spent all day out with mike. Great guy took us to all the spots and although we didn’t get a Barra we got a couple of fish...
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Michael H.
Winthrop, MA
Good
3.0 / 5
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Good
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Fishing with kaleem

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 8, 2023
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FAQs about Spring Tide Safaris

Spring Tide Safaris offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $360 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • AU $450 per person - Half Day Trip - Private (4 hours)
  • AU $480 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • AU $550 per person - Full Day Trip - Private (8 hours)
  • AU $820 per day per person - Extended Overnight Resort Fishing (2 days)
  • AU $820 per day per person - Multiday Trip – Lodging (2 days)
  • AU $920 per day per person - Extended Overnight Resort Fishing (2 days)
  • AU $920 per day per person - Multiday Trip – Lodging (2 days)
  • AU $975 per day per person - Liveaboard Mothership Safari (2 days)
  • AU $1,400 per day per person - Liveaboard Mothership Safari (2 days)

When you book a trip with Spring Tide Safaris, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Spring Tide Safaris include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Spring Tide Safaris offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Spring Tide Safaris offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spring Tide Safaris include:
  • Barramundi
  • Black Jewfish
  • Coral Trout
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Threadfin Salmon
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Longtail)

Meet the Captain

kaleem qaiser
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
ID & license verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time 7 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 Barramundi
Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Queenfish Queenfish

Boat specs

Custom Built (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha 4-Stroke Outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
21 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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