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!



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  • Shared trip
    Liveaboard Mothership Safari
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $1,261
    Sleep aboard the Mothership and fish on the aluminium boat – a unique experience designed for experienced anglers who target the big Barramundi to join the METER CLUB, and want to travel to the remote rivers untouched by fishing pressure. 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.
  • Shared trip
    Multiday Trip – Lodging
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Nov 30
    $1,150
    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!
  • Shared trip
    Extended Overnight Resort Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 21
    $1,068
    This is a multiday trip with the accommodation and meals included. Join Micky on this extended overnight Resort fishing adventure!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Feb 28
    $623
    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. Meals and accommodation are not included.
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About the Captain

kaleem qaiser
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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7 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 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.

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Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Queenfish Queenfish

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

Tuna (Longtail) Longtail Tuna

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
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
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

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
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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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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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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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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 rough...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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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Melbourne, VIC
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 28, 2019
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FAQs about Spring Tide Safaris

Spring Tide Safaris offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $420 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • AU $720 per day per person - Extended Overnight Resort Fishing (2 days)
  • AU $775 per day per person - Multiday Trip – Lodging (2 days)
  • AU $850 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)