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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-level 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 the 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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Darwin Harbour Cruises
Overview
Travel in luxury on a Darwin Harbour Cruise in a three-level catamaran with air-conditioned indoor seating, an outdoor top deck, and an 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.
Highlights
  • Find the best spots to see the sunset and Darwin skyline while traveling from Stokes Hill Wharf to Fannie Bay and back
  • Travel on the Charles Darwin, a deluxe three-level catamaran 
  • Opt for an onboard buffet dinner 
  • Listen to stories about Darwin from the boat’s crew while you travel 
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Dario

We had a wonderful time. The food was good, commentary was informative and pictures were amazing. Would definitely go on this cruise again.

Thank Dario C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Dissapointed

Obviously Rachel had been at the deserts again, because there were none left. And the fact of grabbing 6 oysters at the buffet was frowned Upon just gave me a bad taste in my mouth. On top of all of this I had food poisoning...More

6  Thank Jayden K
Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow Jayden K, This type of cruel reviewing is new to us! Please let me know when you cruised as I find it extraordinary that you were sick for a week and did not bother to call and let us know, I certainly would. To...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
waste of an evening

The staff were nothing but incompetent.The food was ordinary and scarce. Plenty of better things to spend your money on in Darwin

4  Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing night and meal with beautiful view

Worth the trip to experience a night aboard the 'Charles Darwin' boat and see the gorgeous Darwin sunset over the ocean, whilst enjoying a buffet dinner and dessert. How could an evening be any more perfect?

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Very Relaxing way to finish the day

What better way to end a hot day than a relaxing Darwin harbour cruise. Seafood buffet was well worth it.

Thank Richard-Canberra
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SueC1954
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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TBremner19
15 April 2018|
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Response from 336robynd | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes they have a large variety of foods and fruits, also let the staff know you are a vegetarian when booking, cheers
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