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Nautilus HeliFish
Darwin Helicopter Flights Tours & Charters

HeliFish

HELI FISHING

DEPARTING DARWIN

THE EXPERIENCE

Our Heli Fishing experiences provide unmatched access to remote, permit-only fishing locations, spending less time travelling and more time fishing while witnessing some spectacular Top End Landscapes along the way.   

We offer Full Day Helifish, Half Day HeliFish and custom designed multi day fishing adventures with an option to suit all time frames and experience levels, including absolute beginners. 

We catch a variety of fish all year round with target species including Barramundi, Salmon and Mangrove Jack.  

All of our pilots are trained fishing guides happily sharing their skills, techniques and local knowledge to give you the best chance of success.  

  • All fishing equipment including quality rods, reels and lures are provided 
  • We practice catch (great photo!) and release to protect fish stocks and the habitats we visit. 
  • All tours operate as private charters with a minimum of 2 passengers (or equivalent payment) required. 
  • Individual helicopter capacity ranges from 3 seats to 5 and is passenger weight dependant. 
  • Multiple helicopters are available to cater for small groups wanting to fish together.   
  • BYO alcohol is permitted. 

NB: Tour timings listed for the Half & Full Day HeliFish and the HeliFish Pub Crawl Combo are subject to change without notice.

HALF DAY HELIFISH

Our half day HeliFish focusses on fishing hot-spots to the North West of Darwin (refer map below). 

Habitats visited include the isolated coastline, rivers and abundant estuaries of Cape Hotham, plus the billabongs, barrages and seasonal floodplains in permit only areas of the Mary River and Djukbinj National Park regions.

Target species include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Salmon and more!

  • 1 hour flying 
  • 3 hours fishing
  • 3 locations 

FULL DAY HELIFISH

Our full day Helifish focuses on the abundant floodplains of the Daly River region as well as the coastal creeks, estuaries and striking red cliffs area of Anson Bay (refer map below).

The scale and remoteness of these areas means we rarely come across others and the fish stocks are consistently high with great variety.  More of our customers have reeled in their bucket-list “metery” in this area than anywhere else we visit. 

The scenic flying in this region is visually spectacular!  We overfly extensive river systems, vast floodplains, wetlands, billabongs and long stretches of deserted white sandy beaches –  and we can fish them all! 

  • 2 hours flying 
  • 6 hours fishing 
  • 5 locations

HELIFISH PUB CRAWL COMBO

This tour combines two of the Top Ends favourite pastimes… fishing and time at the pub with our mates!

Spend the morning (3 hours) fishing our half-day sites followed by an additional 3 hours shared across 3 unique Top End Pubs. Nirvana? We think so.   

Pubs visited include Goat Island Lodge ,Crab Claw Island Resort and the Noonamah Tavern. Drinks and lunch are pay as you go. 

  • 2 hours flying
  • 3 hours fishing
  • 3 locations
  • 3 hours across 3 outback pubs!

INCLUSIONS

  • All fishing equipment including rods, reels and lures
  • Professional helicopter pilot / fishing guide
  • Cold bottled water & soft drinks
  • Lunch included on Full Day option
  • BYO snacks for Half Day and Combo Tours
  • PAYG lunch and alcohol on HeliFish Pub Crawl combo

FULL & HALF DAY HELIFISH

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions and/or air traffic control.    

HELIFISH PUB CRAWL COMBO

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions and/or air traffic control.    

PACKAGE OPTIONS

HELIFISHING – HALF DAY

Depart Darwin: 07:30 & 11:30
Arrive Darwin: 12:30 & 16:30

All tickets $900pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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HELIFISHING – FULL DAY

Depart Darwin: 08:15
Arrive Darwin: 16:00

All tickets $1,560pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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HELIFISH PUB CRAWL COMBO

Depart Darwin: 08:15
Arrive Darwin: 16:00
Up to 2 hours flying, 3 hours fishing at up to 3 different sites plus 3 hours split over 3 different pubs, Bottled water and soft-drinks included, Pay as you go food and alcoholic drinks at pub stops

All tickets $1,560pp (minimum 2 passengers)

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WHAT TO BRING

We suggest packing a small soft sided bag as if you were going to the beach for the day, including:

  • Camera
  • Hat, towel, sunglasses & sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • A dry change of clothes including a jumper in winter
  • Snacks if doing Helifishing Half Day option

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HELICOPTERS

  • All helicopter pricing is per seat, independent of age. 
  • Infants aged 0-2 years can fly free of charge on the lap of a parent or guardian with a maximum of 1 infant per flight (as per CASA regulations).
  • Passengers 3 years and older must occupy their own seat. 
  • Payload limits apply to all aircraft. Accurate individual passenger body weights are required at time of booking. 
  • Maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies. 

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