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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-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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Darwin Harbour Cruises
Overview
Travel in luxury on a Darwin Harbour cruise in a three-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.
Highlights
  • 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
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All reviewsoystersdarwin harbourtop deckcakessunset cruiseinformative commentarydown stairslovely nightstaff were very friendlygreat selectionplenty of foodenjoy the viewlast nightfantastic valuesaladcharlestable
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to see Darwin's beautiful Sunset

We did this cruise and had the Buffet Dinner. It was lovely. The staff went out of their way to help people the food was very nice and the boat was very clean. It was a lovely night, Great way to see the Sunset.

Thank Peter Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Twilight cruise on Darwin Harbour

An excellent cruise in beautiful weather around Darwin Harbour, Dinner was buffet style and of excellent quality and plenty of it. My 14 year old granddaughter and a Japanese exchange student also enjoyed the experience.

Thank Bill F
Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Bill, We are so glad you enjoyed the Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin! A great experience for all ages. Please join us again next time you have visiting family, and thank you for writing such a lovely review. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 11 August 2018 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
Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dario, Thanks for writing such a great review, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed the cruise, it is a great spot to watch our sensational sunsets! We look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 6 August 2018 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 8 August 2018

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 17 July 2018
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

5  Thank Cliff T
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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.
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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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