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Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner provided by Darwin Harbour Cruises

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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We are ready to welcome you back to travel with confidence. Our JourneySafe COVID safety protocols means that we have implemented enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel with peace of mind.
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Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Travel in luxury on a Darwin Harbour cruise in a 3-deck catamaran with air-conditioned indoor seating, an outdoor top deck, and optional dinner service. Your crew gives commentary packed with humor and local history while you take in views traveling from Stokes Hill Wharf to Fannie Bay and back.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Stokes Hill Road
    Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
    Dock 3, Stokes Hill Wharf
    See address & details
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    Darwin Harbour Cruises
    Stop: 3 hours
    Your cruise will depart from DOCK 3, located at the very end of Stokes Hill Wharf, city side. Crew members will meet you under the large white umbrellas and will commence boarding 20-minutes prior to the cruise departure time. Generally you will leave Stokes Hill Wharf, travel along the Esplanade cruising along at 4 knots past the Larrakeyah Naval barracks, Cullen Bay and Fannie Bay. Your experienced skipper reserve the right to change the route subject to tidal conditions, guest’s safety and comfort. Tidal conditions determine how close to the coast the 'Charles Darwin' can operate. Hear knowledgeable commentary from the crew on Darwin History, Cyclone Tracey and the bombing of Darwin. In the past there have been sightings of crocodiles, dolphins, turtles and dugongs, however there is no guarantee you will see wildlife on your cruise. You will experience a Sunset on Darwin Harbour followed by Darwin’s skyline lit up at night. The Vessel - Charles Darwin The ‘Charles Darwin’ is a steel-hulled tri-level catamaran originally named Shangri-La Princess. Built in Adelaide in 1990 for the Stannard family, a well-known name in the boating industry. ‘Charles Darwin’ was built for use on the Gold Coast “Broadwater” taking passengers from Surfer’s Paradise to the Shangri-La resort on Stradbroke Island. After many years’ service, two further owners and two name changes, she became part of Darwin Harbour Cruises family in April 2010. After extensive re-build and refurbishment in Brisbane, she sailed for Darwin as the ‘Charles Darwin’ in August 2010.
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  • You'll end at
    Stokes Hill Road
    Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
    Dock 3, Stokes Hill Wharf
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See the Darwin sunset while cruising round trip from Stokes Hill Wharf to Fannie Bay
  • Travel on the Charles Darwin, a deluxe 3-deck catamaran 
  • Opt for an onboard buffet dinner 
  • Listen to stories about Darwin from the boat’s crew while you sail
What to Expect
Your cruise starts from the dock; boarding begins 20 minutes prior to the cruise departure time. Your 3-deck catamaran tour boat, the Charles Darwin, has air-conditioned seats inside and outdoor seating on the top deck.  Depart Stokes Hill Wharf and travel along the Esplanade past Larrakeyah Naval Barracks, Cullen Bay, and Fannie Bay. Your captain may change the route according to weather and tidal conditions. While you cruise around Darwin Harbour, listen to onboard commentary from the crew about the history of Darwin, including stories about Cyclone Tracey and the bombing of the city. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, dolphins, turtles, and dugongs. Purchase drinks and snacks on board or opt for a buffet dinner. See the sunset, and then Darwin’s illuminated skyline. Your sunset cruise ends with a drop-off at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Stokes Hill Road, Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Sunset Harbour Cruise
  • Buffet Dinner (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible on a case by case basis, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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NauticalDreamer3010 wrote a review Dec 2020
Buddina, Australia562 contributions214 helpful votes
We probably wouldn't have done this cruise if it hadn't been included in our Ghan package but we were so glad that we did. As soon as we saw the socially distanced white table clothed tables we were pleasantly surprised at how organised the cruise was. The captain's
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Martin T wrote a review Dec 2020
Adelaide, Australia34 contributions6 helpful votes
When we book our trip to Darwin we were not aware that a lot of the water based tours do not operate during the wet season. Thankfully, we were able to book tickets on the Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise. The cruise starts at 6:30pm with a light-hearted safety briefing. Then
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mandy M wrote a review Dec 2020
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Sitting outside at the front of the boat was beautiful. The crew were great and also very professional.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Lorraine P wrote a review Nov 2020
Darwin, Australia25 contributions17 helpful votes
Had a fantastic dinner cruise with our friends . The staff were great and the captain does a great intro ! Seafood was excellent and would recommend to everyone.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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traja36 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
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What a fabulous Sunset dinner cruise this was on the Charles Darwin boat left from Stokes hill wharf on time and seated easily with no fuss. Food was lovely went back for seconds. Staff were funny and friendly. As i was on my own i was seated near some lovely couples, couldn't
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from DarwinHarbourCruises, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Thanks for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind rRachel
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About the operator

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By: Darwin Harbour Cruises
violetstrudwick
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Beautiful sunrise
Loved the cruise, staff were awesome. Knots was a great host and storyteller. Food was delicious and plenty of it.
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757kyrenc
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Darwin Bucket List Experience
Loved it! Highly recommend for locals and visitors alike. We're locals, mother and three daughters. We took ad
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kb2030
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Basic Darwin Harbour cruise
I did this with a visitor from interstate. Booking and organising the trip was easy. I used a subsidised government
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Kylie C
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Excellent dinner cruise, really worthwhile
Fabulous value, can't fault the whole experience. The food was excellent [much better than is normally expected on
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andreaporteous593
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Relaxing and enjoyable
The cruise was excellent, great commentary. We ordered food platters which were lovely. Lots of fun and relaxing. T
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winds23456
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Good service
We are enjoying the night. We living in Darwin nearly 7 years but we didn’t try this. This is good ways to enjoy di
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543vincentk
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Darwin harbour cruise
Enjoyable evening, enlightening tour guide with interesting and fun commentary? Unfortunately after dark it was pre
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ArlyaT
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Lovely evening out on the harbour
We didn't get any information about drinks and whether we should BYO or had to purchase them. Would have been lovel
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bwhalan2020
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Great cruise
From the boarding process to the dinner and the departure were handled perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise
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K311AQbobw
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Worth the money
Good food able to have seconds if needed, beer was cold. Friendly service but the young fella who served food an
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DavidandD
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Darwin Harbour Cruise
A relaxing way to end the day in Darwin. Great value and the buffet had lots of choice. Highly recommend and would
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faiithadlawan
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Amazing!!
Booked this cruise for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. The staff were lovely, the bartender (forgot his name) especia
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Bronwyn T
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Below average
Cruise ok, was on bottom deck. Hard to hear the guide who rambled on a bit too much. Meal was extremely disappointi
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Crazygem0305
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Romantic Cruise
Being from Brisbane, the sunset and cruise did not let us down. Staff were friendly and efficient. We did the dinn
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AussieHolidayer1
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Sunset Darwin Cruise
Easy to book the cruise. Booked the cruise only. Didn’t feel the food options for the dinner suited our dietary
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