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Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise
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Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise

By Sea Darwin
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Ages 0-69, max of 30 per group
Duration: 2–4 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • One Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise
  • Entry to RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
  • Entry/Admission - Sea Darwin
  • Entry/Admission - RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • Sea Darwin - Sea Tiwi, Dock 2 Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
    Please wait at Dock 2 Stokes Hill Wharf at 10:50am. The crew will come to the gate and boarding will be by booking name. You do not need to check in at the Sea Darwin office prior to boarding. You choose to go in to the RFDS either before or after the cruise, just show your ticket.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20168P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Sea Darwin - Sea Tiwi
      Dock 2 Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
      Please wait at Dock 2 Stokes Hill Wharf at 10:50am. The crew will come to the gate and boarding will be by booking name. You do not need to check in at the Sea Darwin office prior to boarding. You choose to go in to the RFDS either before or after the cruise, just show your ticket.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Sea Darwin
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    • 2
      RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Sea Darwin
      639
      Australia
      Joined in June 2009
    • Vacationer347110
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Darwin WW2 tour
      This was a very informative, comfortable and fun tour. Would recommend it for anyone wanting to get a good overview of Darwin & WW2. Our guide Chris, our guide, was very knowledgeable and provide some great insights to events of February 1942. The harbor cruise gave us a different aspect to the city and the bombing raids.
      Written May 20, 2024
    • Heidi V
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Darwin Harbour bombing WW11, lest we forget
      Our tour guide Mariet picked us up in a clean, air conditioned mini bus. She was very knowledgeable about the fateful day, 19th Februay 1942 when the Japanese flew over Darwin Harbour and dropped hundreds of bombs, devastating Darwin. Lots of information I wasn’t taught in school. This tour took in the various points that were affected, and a visit to the defence museum, returning to town and then we boarded the cruise boat and were able to see the relevant points of interest from the harbour. A great tour; I totally enjoyed it. Well done to Mariet and the people on the boat, who did a great job.
      Written May 20, 2024
    • Linman001
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience about History.
      Bus trip in morning and boat trip after. Very informative and great local guides. Bombing of Darwin centre is great, could easily go back later and visit to see rest of it as have limited time on bus trip. Highly recommend this trip.
      Written May 16, 2024
    • rodneypM849AL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset cruise with Fish and chips
      Great time had by all, with small group and specialized attention to all aboard. The fish and chips were some of the best I’ve ever had. The sunset was something to be experienced and enjoyed.
      Written May 15, 2024
    • Beth C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing evening
      Lovely friendly crew, fish & chip box from Stokes wharf was fresh, hot & plentiful. We were expertly positioned to view sunset and an added bonus was “doughnuts “ at speed in the harbour. Good way to spend an evening.
      Written May 10, 2024
    • J7473KUgerrys
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Insightful tour
      Fascinating tour. Mariette is an amazing guide. She has deep knowledge of the subject and is passionate about it. Logistics were also top notch.
      Written May 10, 2024
    • ChristineP2074
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stunning!
      Very relaxed and interesting, excellent barramundi and chips from Fusion, fabulous sunset, Kerry certainly knew how to position us for the best view.
      Written April 23, 2024
    • 234kyliep
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Must Do Tour in Darwin
      You will leave this tour with a deep understanding of the many bombings of Darwin. The staff were knowledgeable and took you through the key bombing locations in Darwin (by air conditioned bus), the Darwin War Museum and the harbour tour of where Darwin was bombed. This overlooked, under told and hidden WWII story of Australian history is a must! Mariette was a great tour guide. You will need to purchase your own food and wear comfy shoes.
      Written April 20, 2024
    • annbG7786WZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      WWII Bombing Tour well worth doing.
      This was a very interesting and informative tour of Darwin and history of WWII Bombing .Marriette and Terry were excellent with their knowledge and presentation of information. Pick up and drop off service was much appreciated.
      Written March 27, 2024
    • taste74
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Darwin sunset fish and chips cruise was fantastic the staff were all amazing. The fish and chips were also top notch .. highly recommend to everyone
      Written March 5, 2024
    • jessbI9711WC
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unprofessional and not understanding.
      Due to serious unforeseen circumstances my friends and I had to cancel. We received no opportunity to rebook or get a refund. The company were unresponsive and non understanding of our situation. One was dealing with a police matter (teacher) and the other was in hospital. We were told we would at least get a refund but were told later on that it wouldn’t be possible. The company displayed no compassion or understanding.
      Written February 16, 2024
    • Y671SNdianneb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great cruise - awesome staff
      Extremely happy to give a 10/10 review for our cruise this evening. The views were great. The fish and chips were delicious. The staff were awesome - knowledgeable, super friendly and obliging. We were a party of three and we all thoroughly enjoyed our cruise.
      Written February 10, 2024
    • petermU8631QD
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      July Cruise
      This was an excellent tour, thoroughly enjoyable night & we even got to walk out on the harbour sandbar as it was very low tide. Fabulous & highly enjoyable. Thank you I cruise again with you
      Written February 5, 2024
    • V3839VOpaulr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic way to end the day in Darwin!
      Fantastic way to end the day in Darwin. From the moment we touched base with the staff we were treated as guests & taken care of. The fish n chips were great & super fresh. The highlight for me was to see some of Darwin Harbour & learn just a little about this fascinating place. Staff were simply 10/10. We could not be happier. Initially I thought the cruise a bit expensive but by the time we disembarked, I felt we certainly got our moneys worth. I highly recommend taking this cruise or any other this becomes provides. Knowledgeable, friendly, informative & fun.
      Written October 28, 2023
    • 411kiaram
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative and enjoyable.
      Enjoyable tour. Plenty of information. Museum was great. Guides on the boat very knowledgeable. Bus tour showed us more than we could have found on our own.
      Written October 25, 2023
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    Steve Bayliss
    Thornlands, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    Fantastic day trip to Litchfield National Park, Aaron was an excellent guide, very informative and genuinely keen to share his local knowledge to all. Great swimming locations and a delicious lunch. A wonderful day out, highly recommended.
    Written July 26, 2023
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    Robyn B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022 • Couples
    This tour was an eye opener, we were never taught about the bombing of Darwin, but our guide Kathy was so knowledgeable. The guide on the harbour cruise explained in detail the events that happened also.
    We chose Sea Darwin Tours because they were a local company and we were not disappointed.
    After talking with Kathy we purchased tickets for their sunset cruise too.
    Written September 16, 2022
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    Hi Rob, we will pass on your compliments to Kathy. Thank you for choosing to tour with us, we are 100% local and we are exceptionally proud of our local crew who always do what they can to value add the experience.
    Written September 25, 2022
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    GayleenM
    Gold Coast, Australia116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The RFDs have done such a great job of this attraction. It is well worth it and a must see. While the WWII part of their centre is fantastic and opened our eyes to some Australian history that we didn’t understand - the RFD section of the centre is wonderful. How lucky are we to have this service helping those in need who live remotely - the work they do supporting these communities is truely heroic
    Written April 3, 2023
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    Judy W
    Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2018
    What a fantastic place too see what us in southern capitals didn’t comprehend what Darwin and it’s population went through.This is a must see attraction. There is so much information and personal stories. from survivors in letters and books.There is a virtuality setup where you can actually be part of the bombing and you think you are actually there,but do it twice and you see things the second time that you miss the first time.TRFDS is in the same building and very well done.Both are at Stokes Hill Wharf brilliant tourist attraction well worth seeing
    Written August 27, 2018
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    tcam2018
    Manly, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Couples
    The Bombing of Darwin Double is now a triple as is also includes an hour long harbour cruise conducted by Jim and Rob, two very interesting and knowledgeable chaps.

    The museum is set on the harbour with powerful tugboats tied up along side as a reminder that Darwin remains an important working port. The 1942 Japanese bombing history is told in a fascinating, realistic and interactive way with extensive use of holograms and virtual reality helmets.

    The history of the RFDS is also well explained. The Service has played such an important part in the development of the outback, it deserves to be well told - as it is here.

    The Bombing of of Darwin Double (Triple) is a must see attraction!
    Written April 14, 2018
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    Thank you for taking the time to review tcam! The Bombing of Darwin Double is a new combo, bringing together our cruise with the RFDS facility. We agree that it is must see, and with the discounts offered doing the Double together, makes it really worth while.
    Written April 15, 2018
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    markmP4578SN
    Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book to go on this cruise for Saturday July 20 through Darwin tourism office .Was told cruise leaves at 11am and to do the RFDS at 9.30 and to meet for the cruise at 10.45
    Recieved a call at 9.25 am from the cruise company telling me the cruise was about to leave and they do not do a 11am cruise
    Darwin tourism tells me there is one .The company website says there is one at 11 and here on tripadvisor says there is one. Perhaps an idea to communicate what time the cruise actually leaves
    Will get a refund but has now thrown our plans around
    Written July 19, 2019
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    Hi Mark, I'm sorry you are disappointed, but to be fair, you didn't answer your phone when we rang this morning, and when you did return our call you acknowledged that your cruise ticket had 0930 departure. During that call you were never told that there is no 11am cruise, rather you were told that the 11am departure was full and you had been booked on the 0930 am one by Tourism Top End. We have no control over the advice you were given by Tourism Top End. We understand Tourism Top End has refunded you, and we do apologise for the confusion and wish you the best for the rest of your stay in Darwin.
    Written July 20, 2019
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    Deedle59
    Tumbarumba28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2018
    We spent most of the day in the RFDS & Bombing of Darwin exhibit on Stokes Wharf. We thoroughly enjoyed the interactive exhibits & couldn't believe how much we didn't know about Darwin & WW2. The Cruise around the harbour was excellent with great commentary & stories from Rob & Jim. We also liked the fact that we could get a pass out, have lunch & then return to the exhibit at our leisure. Highly recommend.
    Written October 3, 2018
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    Peter D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner and I really enjoyed this. The boat tour was very interesting and our guide Rob great. The RFDS holographic tour and virtual reality was also great, really gave you a feel of what it would of been like to be there, also very informative. We learnt a lot about WW2.
    Written August 4, 2018
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    Hi Peter, Thanks for your kind words about the cruise, and about Rob which will be passed on to him. We agree that the RFDS Bombing of Darwin virtual reality exhibit is fantastic!
    Written August 10, 2018
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    Beryl Doggett
    Wardle, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On shore for a day from a ship we found this tour at the information centre.
    What a wonderful trip it turned out to be.
    We had no knowledge Of the bombing Darwin in Feb 1942 but our driver and guide was a fund of knowledge.
    We travelled along the water front and he told the story of his father's experiences during the raids.
    We saw where ships had been sunk.
    So much detail .
    The tour takes in the military museum and other places of interest along the way.
    The commentary was informative and humorous.
    This tour is a must when in Darwin
    Thank you
    Itchy feet
    Written March 30, 2018
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    John C
    Sydney, Australia531 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    An excellent way of exploring the past and to understand what had happened during the bombing of Darwin. The tour guides knew their history and well able to share a host of informative examples of what happened, when.

    The boat was extremely comfortable and was very well suited to dashing around the harbour with a minimum of fuss.

    An extremely good tour and is highly recommended.
    Written September 24, 2023
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