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About Darwin Harbour Cruises
Darwin Harbour Cruises have two luxuriously restored vessels, the “Charles Darwin” and the “Tumlaren”. We offer a wide range of harbour cruises to suit all budgets and tastes. The “Charles Darwin” is a 25-metre tri-level Catamaran, offering a range of harbour cruises and all the facilities of a floating restaurant. The delicious meals are prepared on board by the top quality staff and only the freshest Australian Seafood and local products are used. Our experienced crew share interesting and informative commentary on the sites and rich history of Darwin Harbour, Cyclone Tracey and WWII. Both vessels are available for private charter.
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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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the cruise only and purchased the $18 dishes. We’re advise to pre book the meals as we could miss out. Everyone except us has the buffet dinner. For everyone the meals were served after sunset. Unfortunately for us the dishes we’re served upon...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Daniela C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were very disappointed with this cruise. For those not eating buffet it was tediously long. Commentary was good but rushed in first 10 minutes. After eating, on top deck, there was awful, loud Disco music so that we couldn't talk. Down in bar a...More

Thank Rosemary T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would definitely recommend with sun set cruise, it was amazing! All of the staff onboard were excellent.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank danni120
Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I requested an outdoor table, and we were kindly assigned the front of the boat (deck area) which was lovely. Only downside was that we couldn't hear the commentary. There was also no music so there wasn't much of an atmosphere. Food...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rchapps
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went on this cruise tonight. We only booked early this afternoon and are both very glad we did. We had a wonderful night. We highly recommend sitting on the top deck. We loved our cheese and prawn platters. The commentary was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sydneytravellers2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fantastic evening and a great way to spend an evening. Nice food and drink and a history lesson to boot by the cruise MC.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rick F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Choose to use this cruise after searching top things to do in the NT. Booked online late at night. Follow up call by Rachel made the next day, allowed for proper planning re how to get to the wharf. Pickup was on time from hotel....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original cruise I booked was canceled the afternoon it was supposed to be, but thankfully this one was still available! It was a very nice dinner with delicious food and plenty of it for everyone. We had problems with the boat starting off, but...More

Thank Marissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We participated in the Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise in late September. It was a great relaxing way to spend the evening of our last night in Darwin. We had the choice of where we were seated and enjoyed being on the bow. The food was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 459eileenk
Reviewed 1 week ago

commentary whilst seated at dining tables went on too loud and too loud making it hard to have a conversations. interesting talk but one likes to enjoy a meal and talk to new neighbours. they said there were no more prawns and even asked how...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Muchtravelled982
Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Much Travelled, Thanks for joining us on a Sunset Dinner Cruise and thank you for your feedback. We pipe our commentary into the dining cabin for the first 25 minutes (before we serve dinner) of the cruise to ensure our guests who are...More

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Leanne091
September 27, 2019|
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Response from Sailedmany | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes you can book with the buffet meal or without. You should enjoy it either way.
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Garry H
April 19, 2016|
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Response from CBSteve | Reviewed this property |
The bigger boat (The C Darwin) has 3 decks with the top deck the best as it's open air witha shade for sun (and light showers) Just give them a call and ask your qiestions, they seemed the most professional operators of the... More
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John H
February 1, 2016|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I were in Darwin end of October and decided to do the harbour cruise dinner. The cruise was relaxed and the guide very interesting and informative. The food was good with quite a selection. Drinks were extra but... More
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