Dean Jackson Guided Tours is a local Darwin tour business, providing a range of exciting, fun and adventurous tours across Australia's Top End.

Family owned and operated, the business is run predominately by Dean Jackson with assistance from his partner and daughter.

With a wide understanding of the Northern Territory's native flora and fauna, Dean knows where to find even the most elusive wildlife.

Dean offers high-quality tours to cater for all interests, from bird watching to photography, ideal for capturing that perfect photo or just getting a glimpse of rare creatures.

As a past winner of the Freshwater Flyfishing Championship, Dean is the perfect guide for fly, lure, sport and bait fishing. To get up nice and close to the local fauna, dedicated equipment, such as incredibly quiet electric motors, ensures minimal disturbance to the surrounding ecosystem.

The equipment Dean uses includes:


  • A Toyota Prado
  • Custom-built Fingers Aluminium 6m boat
  • Honda 4-stroke and electric Minn Kota outboards
  • Shimano fishing reels
  • Custom-built Larry Lockwood sportfishing rods
  • Highest quality lines, leaders and fishing tackle


Two people holding fish — daly river fishing in Winnellie, NT
Dean Jackson is a born and bred Territorian who grew up fishing in Darwin and surrounding areas. He has fished all over Australia, honing his skills and techniques to catch both northern and southern species of fish.

Setting up Yellow Water fishing safaris in the '90s, Dean fished the majestic billabongs in Kakadu, before moving back to Darwin 5 years ago. He has now been operating for 20 years and is as passionate as ever about his profession.

Renowned in both local and remote communities for providing the most rewarding trips, tours and charters in Darwin, Dean Jackson Guided Tours has also featured on Channel 10's Totally Wild.

With his unique understanding of native flora and fauna, Dean can easily custom-design trips to suit individual needs. It won't matter if you're a newcomer to the Top End, an experienced fisherman, or just looking for the mindblowing experience that only the NT offers, Dean Jackson Guided Tours will deliver like no one else. You can fish as hard as you want or simply go with the flow, working with the tides and relaxing all the way.