Blue Water
NT Live Aboard Mothership


Our live aboard mothership trips means you wake up right where the action is, avoiding the crowds to the best fishing locations the Northern Territory has to offer

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Tropic Paradise is a purpose built mothership that will have you waking up right in some of the best fishing grounds the NT has to offer. The cabins are very comfortable, twin share with single beds. The vessel has a large air conditioned dining area to beat the heat.


The fishing is excellent boasting abundant barramundi and many different blue-water fishing options if you want to chase some monster jew fish, golden snapper or queenfish. 

Target Species



Feb > Dec


7 days

Cost Per Person


The guided fishing trip is best experienced as a 6 night, 7 day charter where you’ll live aboard the mothership over night and during the day enjoy the best fishing in purpose built fishing tenders. Guided by experts to hit the spots at the right time with the right technique with top quality fishing tackle.

The fully guided charter will have you in the prime location for fishing the targeted species with quality tackle and fishing equipment supplied to ensure you maximise your fishing stats. Guides are experienced in fishing for the best sports fishing species in Northern Territory waters and will teach you the techniques required to lure the fish and put you in the best spot to hook quality fish. The guides will also recommend when the tides and conditions are right for a change in the targeted species; this will ensure your always fishing at the ultimate fishing times for the particular species.

After fishing each day return to the mothership to cool off and watch the sunset on the top deck with some nibbles. Throughout the trip enjoy freshly prepared meals by our amazing chef, you can even have your catch prepared for dinner. If you have caught more than you can eat! take a few fish home to enjoy with friends and family.

Remote locations offer the prime spots to hook a variety of quality fish. Depending on what time of year your charter commences you could be fishing the northern coast and estuary systems from the Cobourg Peninsula in Arnhem Land or down the west coast to the Port Keats and the Moyle Rivers.

Whether it’s your annual getaway or a bucket list trip this Northern Territory fishing adventure is one to write home about. You will be fishing for the elusive Barramundi and many of the sporting tropical species of the northern Australian waters such as Golden Snapper, Black Jewfish, Threadfin and Blue Salmon, Queenfish, Trevally, Rock Cod, Coral Trout, Mangrove Jacks and many more.


Day 1 - Depart Darwin for fishing location, arriving early morning

Day 2 -  Fishing

Day 3 -  Fishing

Day 4 - Fishing

Day 5 - Fishing

Day 6 - Fishing > depart for Darwin

Day 7 - Arrive Darwin early morning


- All meals and accommodation aboard Tropic                     Paradise mothership

- Expert local guides

- All fishing tackle 

- Linen and towels aboard Tropic Paradise


**Minimum of 9 fishermen**

- 2022 sold out

- 2023 dates coming soon

Not included

- Alcohol and soft drinks

- Accomodation in Darwin

- Optional float plane to and from the mothership