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Wildlife Adventures

Sit back in our comfortable boat as you experience the Mary River and see crocodiles, buffalo and 100’s of bird species in their natural environment.

In this part of the Mary River, you will see not only untouched natural bushlands, but also epic wildlife. Exploring these rivers, floodplains and flood plain channels make for the perfect nature experience.

We have 2 adventures in mind for nature lovers.

  1. Wildlife Spotting Tour
  2. Family Fishing Adventure

Our tours are private and personalised, with plenty of one-on-one time with your tour guide. Because the wildlife is ever-present, yet ever spontaneous, who knows what adventure lies before you.

Either way, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and capture that special shot or talk more about the things that really interest you.

Wildlife Spotting Tour

This tour includes 3½ hours on the water, exploring the Shady Camp freshwater ecosystem.  

You will see large numbers of fresh and saltwater crocodiles, giving it cause to be one of the most densely populated waterways in the world. You will also see awesome birdlife and maybe catch a glimpse of wild pigs running across the floodplains.

Enjoy a snack and cold drink, while you hear tales of the Top End. Take your cameras and binoculars for this amazing wildlife experience.

Perfect for eco-warriors and families!

Includes:

  • Boat ride,
  • Transfers to and from Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Bark Hutt Inn, Mary River Wilderness Retreat or Point Stuart Wilderness Retreat,
  • Fishing equipment,
  • Light refreshments, soft drinks and cold water.

For details on getting to your pick up point, please check our Getting There page.

Prices $350 adults, $150 children (3-11 years), min 2 adults + 1 child

Family Fishing

For adventurous families, this is a great way to learn how to fish – Northern Territory style!

Designed for newbies and young people, this ½ day fishing is intended to be easy and fun and takes place in Shady Camp on the Mary River. We fish the freshwater side of the river, where there is an abundance of Barramundi, Bream and Catfish. You will also get the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting along the way, as there are plenty of fresh and saltwater crocodiles in these parts!

Our experienced guide will help you prepare your lures, show you how to cast and ensure fun is had by all. Your fishing equipment is provided, so all you need to bring is your hat, sunscreen and loose, long-sleeved clothing.

We also include plenty of healthy snacks to keep everyone happy and cold drinks in our onboard fridge so you can stay hydrated.  Enjoy comfortable cushioned seats and overhead shade.

This tour is suitable for adults and children. Children under 5 years of age must have at least one adult escorting them at all times.

Includes:

  • Boat ride,
  • Transfers to and from Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Bark Hutt Inn, Mary River Wilderness Retreat or Point Stuart Wilderness Retreat,
  • Fishing equipment,
  • Light refreshments, soft drinks and cold water.

For details on getting to your pick up point, please check our Getting There page.

Prices $350 adults, $150 children (3-11 years), min 2 adults + 1 child