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Sunset Fish'n Chips Cruise × × Book now Available × × × Book now Available
Sunset Fish'n Chips Cruise

Sunset Fish'n Chips Cruise

As the sun sets every night in Darwin, Sea Darwin takes to the water to deliver a scrumptious serving of fresh, wild caught Northern Territory fish and chips accompanied with a icy cold drink as you cruise around discovering Darwin Harbour.


As the sun sets every night in Darwin, Sea Darwin takes to the water to deliver a scrumptious serving of fresh, wild caught Northern Territory fish and chips accompanied with a icy cold drink as you cruise around discovering Darwin Harbour.

Leaving Stokes Hill wharf at 1745 hours a fast boat ride will take you past the sights and sounds of Darwin city seascape to arrive at Cullen Bay Beach where you will pick up your fish’n chips.  Eat your dinner accompanied by a glass of bubbly the warm wind, an exquisite tropical sunset and a harbour full of intrigue, as you casually cruise around to find the best position for your Darwin Harbour sunset photo.  A perfect end to the day for families and spirited travellers, and those that have an interest in a real Top End experience.  A fast boat ride in the calm of the evening will get you back to the hub bub of Stokes Hill Wharf.  This award winning sunset cruise*  is for those seeking a truly Territorian experience.


Inclusions

  • 1.5 hour Darwin Harbour sunset adventure cruise
  • Fish’n Chips – one serve of fresh local wild caught fish with chips
  • Complimentary glass of bubbly, wine, beer or bottle of water or soft drink
  • Take home souvenir stubby cooler or GoVino wine glass (adult fare only)
  • Visit to sites of interest on Darwin Harbour
  • Opportunistic mammal and marine life sightings


* Sunset Fish'n Chips - Winner of the 2015 NT Brolga Excellence in Food Tourism Award.

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $65.00

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Darwin Harbour Highlights Adventure Cruise × × × Book now Available × × ×
Darwin Harbour Highlights Adventure Cruise

Darwin Harbour Highlights Adventure Cruise

This one hour cruise takes in the history, the habitat and the intrigue of Darwin Harbour, a waterway alive with history, marine habitat and cultural significance. Explore Darwin Harbour with locals, hear the stories, see the sites up close


Cruise Darwin Harbour, a waterway alive with history, marine habitat and cultural significance. From shipwrecks to dolphins to hippies and crocodiles we explore Darwin from a different perspective. 

Officially a working harbour, the waters of Darwin share the comings and goings of cruise liners, supply ships and HMAS Coonawarra, with a plethora of sea animals and birds nurtured by healthy feeding grounds of sea grasses and mangroves. Surviving bombing raids during WW2 and the ravages of cyclones, Darwin Harbour is rich in both western history and aboriginal culture. We keep a close look out for wildlife and mammals and are often rewarded!

The Sea Darwin Harbour Highlights cruise is an eco experience which varies from day to day and season to season. The local crew use the tides, the weather and the season to showcase harbour activity. As you cruise Darwin Harbour you will explore the unique diversity and dimension of the Harbour, taking in the habitat, history and intrigue of what is happening on the day. Visitors will experience the sounds and sights of a city harbour abounding with contemporary interest, drenched in history and with an unparalleled tropical marine habitat.  This Darwin Harbour adventure cruise goes where the other boats don’t go, giving you and up close and personal experience with the real Darwin Harbour.

This unique tour has obtained advanced Ecotourism and ROC accreditation.

WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE….
  • An interactive tour of a mangrove waterway;
  • A visit to a crocodile trap;
  • The sight of a watery grave of at least one shipwreck;
  • The historic Esplanade area, where the presence of saltwater people, colonials, Chinese, and hippies of the 1970’s have made their mark;
  • Harbour landmarks including where the telegraph cable from London came ashore;
  • Occasionally sight dolphins and other tropical marine life.

  • Duration : 60 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $35.00

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Australia's Frontline: Bombing of Darwin Cruise × × Book now Available × × × Book now Available
Australia's Frontline:  Bombing of Darwin Cruise

Australia's Frontline: Bombing of Darwin Cruise

Darwin's only Bombing of Darwin cruise takes you on journey back in time. Led by local guides with real time commentary, the cruise visits the iconic location that were centre stage during the Bombing of Darwin.

Darwin’s only Bombing of Darwin cruise. 


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 uou can choose to disemark at Cullen Bay, or stay aboard for a fast boat journey back to Stokes Hill Wharf arriving back around 12.15pm

  • Duration : 75 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $35.00

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Australia's Frontline: WW2 Half Day Tour × × Book now Available × × × Book now Available
Australia's Frontline:  WW2 Half Day Tour

Australia's Frontline: WW2 Half Day Tour

Darwin's only Bombing of Darwin Tour that takes in the sites by land and sea! With CBD transfers included, this tour takes in Charles Darwin National Park, the Defence of Darwin Experience and a one hour Darwin Harbour Cruise.

Australia’s Frontline: WWII Bombing of Darwin tour is a half day experience (0800 to 12.30) that takes in significant war history sites.  This complete package includes both land based sights around Darwin city, and sea sites on Darwin Harbour.  Using local historians as your guides and real time commentary, you will hear the stories of the Darwin’s front line activity, starting with the WWII history and the Bombing of Darwin and tracing developments up to the modern day.   The package includes CBD hotel pickups, the land based excursion and then the 1 hour Australia’s Frontline Bombing of Darwin cruise.

Tour Inclusions:

On this WWII Bombing of Darwin tour you will hear the complete story of as you visit Darwin’s most famous historical sites by air-conditioned vehicle.  Visit the sites that were hit by the Japanese air raids. Head out to Charles Darwin National Park to see bunkers and other WWII relics before visiting the acclaimed Defence of Darwin museum as well as the East Point Military precinct. The WWII Bombing of Darwin tour is complete with the one hour Australia’s Frontline cruise on Darwin Harbour  which covers the historic Stokes Hill and Fort Hill wharf areas. the Pearling Luggers, wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully and HMAS Coonawarra before arriving at Cullen Bay where you will  see the gun emplacements from the water.

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $119.00

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Turtle Tracks

Turtle Tracks

Turtle Tracks is a sunset odyssey to visit the nesting sea turtles on Bare Sand Island. For those with the spirit of adventure, this 8 hour tour operates on select dates from May to September during turtle nesting season.

A DARWIN HARBOUR SUNSET CRUISE WITH A DIFFERENCE – SEA DARWIN’S AWARD WINNING TURTLE TOUR

Leaving Stokes Hill Wharf at 4.00 pm on a date especially picked around the lunar cycle, your cobwebs will be blown away as Darwin Harbour fades into the distance. With the warm breeze on your face and the smell of salt in the air, life will become surreal as you skim over turquoise waters on the way to the nesting ground for flatback and olive ridley turtles.

Keeping your eyes peeled for marine mammals and reptiles, your journey will take you past historic Charles Point Lighthouse into Bynoe Harbour, arriving at remote Njulbitjlk (Bare Sand Island) in time for the sun set. Explore the island with Team Turtle, learn about the fascinating marine creatures who inhabit these waters and who visit the island; and find out about the unique war history and traditional stories as you experience day turning to night.

Back on board your bento meal will delight, and then after twilight fades, Team Turtle will take you for a guided walk to witness the egg laying ritual. For those who take this adventure late in the season you may have the privilege of witnessing the eruption of baby turtles from their home under the warm sand. A fast boat ride will get you back to Darwin, with memories that will last a life time.

This tour is conducted around the lunar cycle – full moon and new moon are the best times to see the turtles. Nature dictates your experience and return time – the females usually come up around sunset, although there are no guarantees. The tour will return later if babies are hatching. Note that nesting turtles or hatchlings cannot be guaranteed on any tour though in 2015 100% of our guests experienced a turtle encounter.


This cruise is ADVENTURE TOURISM – nature dictates weather + sea conditions and turtle activity.


Please Note 5% of ticket price is contributed to AUSTURTLE to assist with their ongoing research into Australia’s endemic turtle species.



  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $285.00

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Chestnut Rail Cruise × × × × × × ×
Chestnut Rail Cruise

Chestnut Rail Cruise

An exclusive sunset1.5 hour expedition cruise to seek out the elusive Chestnut Rail

Finish the day with the the birds! Leaving  DOCK 2 at Stokes Hill Wharf at 1730 we'll go on a Chestnut Rail expedition.  Led by Sea Darwin’s Captain Jim Smith in partnership with Experience the Wild's Mike Jervis, both accredited guides with a wealth of knowledge on our local environment, birdlife, wildlife and habitat, this cruise is expected to last for 90 minutes, returning to Stokes Hill at 1900 hours.  While we will specifically seek out the elusive and rare Chestnut Rail, we expect that our destination at that serene time of the evening will provide sightings of many other species.

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $50.00

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Bare Sand Island Marine Debri Collection

Bare Sand Island Marine Debri Collection

Join Sea Darwin on the annual marine debri clean up of Bare Sand Island. Timed after the storms of the wet season have subsided, and before nesting season begins, this eco tour is suited to those with a commitment to the environment.

Depart Dock 2 at Stokes Hill Wharf at 1500 for an eco adventure through the Timor Sea into Bynoe Harbour, arriving at Bare Sand Island.  Walk the circumference of the island with others who share your commitment to the environment and the turtles.  Equipped with gloves and bags our joint mission is to clean up the turtle nesting beach after the ravages of the wet season storms.  All rubbish collected will sorted back in Darwin for data collection purposes, with information sent to Tangaroa Blue to contribute to the national marine debri project.  BYO food and drink - we will return to Darwin after sunset. 

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $90.00

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