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Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner

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Your sunset cruise aboard the 'Charles Darwin' takes in the beautiful Darwin Harbour in full air-conditioned comfort. You will have access to the Sun Deck (Third, top deck) where the best views of Darwin’s famous sunset are experienced. This 2.5-hour cruise includes great commentary on the harbor and Darwin’s great history. You have the option to include a buffet dinner and there is a licensed bar on board with great priced drinks and snacks to enjoy.
  • See the Darwin sunset while cruising round trip from Stokes Hill Wharf to Fannie Bay
  • Travel on the Charles Darwin, a deluxe three-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 Dock 3 at Stokes Hill Wharf. Spot the large white umbrellas and meet your crew. Boarding begins 20 minutes prior to the cruise departure time. Your three-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 back at Stokes Hill Wharf.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dock 3, at the far end of Stokes Hill Wharf.
Departure Time
6:00 PM
2h 30m
Return Details
You will be returned to your original departure location
  • Live commentary on board
  • Buffet Dinner (if option selected)
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today

this is a great evening experience in Darwin for dinner , the ship is excellent, the staff are very professional and the food is amazing . Drinks are very reasonable . The scenery is beautiful and a wonderful experience . This is a MUST DO...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank currieinc
Reviewed 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole cruise. The sunset was spectacular. The cruise in our opinion was the right length done at the right speed. Staff were friendly and attentive (best safety briefing ever!) and the food was excellent. Plenty of quality seafood, good choice of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Darjes1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the cruise only and purchased the $18 dishes. We’re advise to pre book the meals as we could miss out. Everyone except us has the buffet dinner. For everyone the meals were served after sunset. Unfortunately for us the dishes we’re served upon...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Daniela C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed with this cruise. For those not eating buffet it was tediously long. Commentary was good but rushed in first 10 minutes. After eating, on top deck, there was awful, loud Disco music so that we couldn't talk. Down in bar a...More

Thank Rosemary T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on this cruise tonight. We only booked early this afternoon and are both very glad we did. We had a wonderful night. We highly recommend sitting on the top deck. We loved our cheese and prawn platters. The commentary was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sydneytravellers2016
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15 November 2018|
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Response from Tonya W | Reviewed this property |
yes. good variety of drinks can be purchased.
Lisa M
25 August 2018|
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Response from shardy59 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Lisa, I am unsure what snacks are available if not having the buffet.
25 July 2018|
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Response from robokent | Reviewed this property |
No BYO on this cruise but I believe other operators do allow BYO.
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