Recommended Duration: 2-8 days Recommended Season: March-May, September-November Sleep On Mothership: Yes
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Ready to book or want to make an enquiry? Just click the booking button and in the checkout you can choose to make full payment, pay a deposit, or just send an enquiry. No matter which option you choose, Micky will talk with you before your trip to work out the best itinerary and options to suit your needs.

Extended Mother Ship Safaris are designed for fishing enthusiasts to fish around at our remote unexplored rivers and experience Barramundi fishing with our professional Darwin Barramundi fishing charters.

We offer Live aboard Mother ship safaris at Mini Mini system/Marry River, Moyle River/Little Moyle River, Anson Bay Creeks & many more. Our extended mother ship safaris are operational during the month of Feb/Mar/Apr/May which coincides with the “RUN OFF” Period and during Sep/Oct/Nov which coincides with “BUILD UP” for wet season.

Our extended Mother ship safaris depart from Cullen Bay Darwin. Once on the move our clients enjoy a cold beer and watch out territory sunset during dinner, at first light ( 0600am) we are at our destination ready to experience best Barramundi fishing on offer. Travel time to our destination vary due to location however we allow approx 14 hrs of travel during the night. On the last day of our safari we travel through the night, arriving in Darwin approximately 10am. Many of travellers then head to the airport to fly home in the afternoon.

During this trip you will also experience reef fishing where we target our powerful Black Jewfish, Salmon & Snapper. Mother ship safaris are ideal for fishing remote locations of the territory with minimum travel everyday.


Run Off Period

February - May

This time of the year, the wet season monsoon rains are over and the fresh water goes over the wetlands, to bring a lot of food into the main river for the hungry Barra. You will experience substantial fishing during the RUN OFF period. Also, this period is ideal for executing Million Dollar Fish event.

Build Up Period

September to November

This time of year all big barramundi gather in numbers at the mouth of our favorite rivers such as Moyle & little Moyle and get ready for spawning season.

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Yes. We need 4 people booked per trip to cover the costs of crew and fuel.
If you don't have four people, Micky can arrange for a small extra charge per person to still make your trip possible.
An alternative is that Micky will allow other customer(s) to join your trip.