2021 Bombing of Darwin Commemoration Cruise

2021 Bombing of Darwin Commemoration Cruise
From AUD $20.00
  • Duration: 75 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Darwin, NT
  • Product code: BOD21
Supported by the Darwin City Council and as part of the 2021 Bombing of Darwin Commemorations, this cruise will take you back in time to 19 February 1942.

Between 15 to 20 February 2020, board your vessel at 11am at Stokes Hill Wharf, one of Darwin’s iconic locations that was centre stage during the Bombing of Darwin.  This hour long Bombing of Darwin cruise takes you on a journey along Darwin’s seascape as you hear the stories and take in Darwin’s WWll history sites.  You’ll also be treated to real time commentary by local guides about Darwin Harbour and Darwin’s importance as Australia’s frontline port.

The cruise departs Stokes Hill Wharf at 1100 am and covers the historic Stokes Hill and Fort Hill wharf areas, the Pearling Luggers, the wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, HMAS Coonawarra and the Emery Point gun emplacement before arriving at Cullen Bay at noon.  Your Sea Darwin vessel is equipped with state of the art digital technology to allow you to view the remnants of the wreck of the USS Peary on the sea floor.  At the culmination of this Bombing of Darwin cruise you can choose to disembark at Cullen Bay, or stay aboard for a fast boat journey back to Stokes Hill Wharf arriving back around 12.15pm.