3 Days
Shady Camp, Mary River


The ultimate escape for 3 days on the water to get in some serious Barramundi Fishing, with accommodation and meals taken care of.

Chase wild Barramundi as well as massive Threadfin Salmon and Jewfish.

Our expert guide combined with a comfortable performance boat will ensure you have a great time on the water. You’ll be fishing from a 7.8m Raysea boat that was custom built to suit the conditions.

Whether you’re a lure fisherman, fly fisherman, or eco-adventurer, we’ve got you covered and all fishing gear is provided.


  • 3 Days Fishing
  • 2 Night Share Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transfers


  • Accommodation Option 1 (Liveaboard) $2,755 per person
  • Accommodation Option 2 (Landside) $2,455 per person

See below for details of accommodation options.


Option 1: Barra Boatel – Liveaboard Experience

Immerse yourself in the ultimate fishing adventure with our exclusive liveaboard accommodation aboard the Barra Boatel. Situated at Shady Camp, just opposite Sampan, this 70ft mothership offers a unique and comfortable stay for avid anglers. Our liveaboard experience includes:


  • Air-conditioned Twin and Quad Rooms 
  • Full Kitchen and Dining Facilities 
  • Onboard Showers and Amenities 
  • Comfortable Lounge Area  
  • WIFI Access

After a hard day’s fishing, the Barra Boatel provides the perfect setting to rejuvenate, share fishing tales, and prepare for another exciting day on the water.

Option 2: Landside Accommodation – Cabin Style Rooms

For those preferring solid ground, our landside accommodation option is just a short 40-minute drive from Shady Camp. Stay in comfortable cabin rooms with modern amenities, including:


  • Air-conditioned Rooms 
  • In-room Fridge 
  • Ensuite Facilities 
  • Access to Restaurant and Bar Facilities 

This option provides a convenient and comfortable base for your fishing expedition, combining the thrill of angling with the comforts of a cozy stay.


7.8m Raysea boat custom built
Seats up to 6 people
Onboard shade & portable toilet

Along with tour booking conditions, please ensure you understand our website’s Terms & Conditions.

*Terms Specific to this package include:

  • Meals included: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Dinner, 3 x Lunches, Snacks, and Cold Drinks. Alcohol NOT included but can be purchased separately.
  • Accommodation is shared accommodation based
  • A Minimum of 4 people required for this tour price
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Shady Camp, located on the Mary River, approximately 2.5hrs drive from Darwin.

Your fishing tour will include 4WD transfers for up to 6 people to and from your fishing destination on the day of fishing from Darwin CBD and surrounds.

Your pick-up time will depend on the tide times, and you will be notified at the time of the booking.


Self-driving to Shady Camp is relatively easy, however does require some driving on an unsealed road. After leaving the airport, you head along the Arnhem Highway, which is a long a smooth journey that will take you to the Point Stuart Road turnoff. After a short 40kms on Point Stuart Road, you will hit a graded dirt road, which you should follow for a further 10kms which then turns left and directly towards Shady Camp for another 15km. Shady Camp has free parking, camping, and toilet facilities.

Google Map, Darwin to Shady Camp, link, here.

When self-driving from Darwin to Shady Camp, there are 2 petrol stations on the Arnhem Highway. The first is Corroboree Park Tavern and the second The Bark Hut Inn. If driving from Jabiru, we recommend refueling before leaving as the closest petrol station is Corroboree Park Tavern. There are no petrol or store facilities at Shady Camp or close by.


For helicopter or light aircraft transfers, both options depart from the Darwin Airport.

Minimum passenger numbers and weight limitations apply. Additional costs apply.

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