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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
Take a full-day detour from Darwin to explore the beautiful natural playground of Katherine Gorge. Cruise between ancient sandstone cliffs for an up-close perspective of Aboriginal rock art and crocodiles lounging on the riverbanks. Take a dip in a natural swimming hole at the base of Edith Falls, and recharge with a delicious picnic lunch. Get a glimpse of local cattle culture on a coach tour of Katherine, and pass through the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek.
Darwin Harbour Bombing of Darwin Cruise
See where World War II bombs fell on Darwin on this harbour cruise. On 19 February 1942, Japanese planes targeted Allied ships in Darwin’s waters, causing mass destruction. Board an open-sided boat to cruise by these and other landmarks as you hear stories of the fateful day and Darwin’s wartime history. See remnants of the raids and underwater shipwreck sites, and sail by historical wharfs, pearling luggers, and other maritime locations. Live commentary included.
1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch
See an abundance of birds, crocodiles and other wildlife on this day trip from Darwin with a 2.5-hour Corroboree Billabong cruise. You'll board a shaded, open-sided boat for optimal wildlife viewing along the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocs as well as 30 species of birds. Hear commentary from your guide throughout the full-day tour, which includes an informative stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre as well as lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise
In February 1942, the North Australian city of Darwin was bombed by Japanese forces. With this two-for-one deal, cruise around the Darwin waterfront on the Bombing of Darwin cruise, sailing by landmarks like the wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peery; then visit the historic Royal Flying Doctor Tourist Facility and hear the local stories of those air raids. Don’t organize these two attractions separately; book in advance and confirm them for the same day.
Kakadu Yellow Waters & Katherine Gorge Helicopter Scenic
Spend an action-packed day exploring two national parks in the Top End: Nitmiluk and Kakadu. Fly round-trip from Darwin to Katherine Gorge, then hop aboard a helicopter for a scenic ride. Explore the magnificent landscape for 1 hour by air followed by a riverboat cruise. A guide helps you discover this region abundant with wildlife, natural beauty, and cultural significance. See the spectacular Mary and Adelaide rivers on your return.
Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise
Take in Darwin Harbour during a 2sunset cruise aboard the 'Charles Darwin,' a deluxe 3-level catamaran that was built for service on the Gold Coast Broadwater. Travel past Stokes Hill Wharf, the Esplanade, Larrakeyah Naval barracks, Cullen Bay, and Fannie Bay, while seated in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the Sun Deck (top deck). Hear live commentary on Darwin’s history and landmarks, and have the option to include a buffet dinner, or purchase snacks and drinks at the onboard bar.
Sunset 3-Hour Cruise from Darwin with Dinner and Sparkling Wine
Ensure you get the best sunset vista by heading out onto the water on this cruise across Darwin Harbour. Aboard a large, ocean-going catamaran with plenty of deck space, sit under the sails or in the air-conditioned salon and toast the setting sun with a glass of sparkling wine before enjoying a tapas/barbecue dinner while soaking up the views—if you wish, you can bring your own drinks and keep them chilled in the on board coolers.
Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise on Cape Adieu
Ride into the sunset and enjoy tropical breezes during this Darwin dinner cruise aboard a traditional fishing ketch. Enjoy freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters or sink your teeth into succulent Northern Territory Banana prawns followed by your choice of fresh-caught fish or Scotch fillet steak in a 4-course meal provided by the onboard chef. Drinks are available for purchase at the bar, or bring your own.
Darwin Sunset Cruise Including Fish 'n' Chips
Set out from Stokes Hill Wharf in Darwin for a fabulous sunset cruise accompanied by a meal of fish and chips, and a complimentary drink. Relax and enjoy watching a colorful Top End sunset over Fannie Bay from the best spot in Darwin Harbour. Your captain stops at Cullen Bay Beach to pick up your meal, which is made with fresh wild–caught Northern Territory fish. Eat a classic Australian dish, snap photos and enjoy the beauty of Darwin during this memorable sunset cruise.
Up the Creek 1 hour Darwin Harbour Cruise
Discover the rich marine life and fascinating maritime history of Darwin Harbour on a sightseeing cruise. Learn how human activity has shaped the working harbor, from aboriginal uses to World War II bombings and the hippie movement of the 1970s. Visit the site of a shipwreck, wind through a mangrove waterway, and watch the patterns of modern-day boat traffic while your captain narrates. Keep a close eye out for native birds, sea creatures, and crocs that call the harbor home.
Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise
Explore the World War II sites of Darwin on this city sightseeing and cruise tour. Visit the Darwin war memorial and East Point Military Precinct, and explore Darwin Military Museum to chart the city’s wartime experience. Midway through, enjoy a small-boat cruise around Darwin Harbour, passing the modern naval base and the remnants and wreck sites of Japan’s devastating February 1942 air raids. Hotel pickup, entrance fees, and live onboard commentary included.
Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Go sightseeing in Darwin with a hop-on hop-off pass that is valid for 24 or 48 hours. Cruise to top spots including Crocosaurus Cove, the waterfront precinct, and Darwin Military Museum. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top double-decker bus and informative onboard commentary. Simply hop on board to travel from sight to sight, and explore in depth on your own by hopping off at any of the convenient stops. Opt for two different tour lengths to suit your sightseeing schedule.
1 Hour Darwin Adventure Boats Tour
Adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss this high-energy Top End adventure: an airboat tour of Darwin Harbour and the mangroves, departing right from the heart of the city. Feel the adrenaline rush as the V8 aircraft engine roars into life and the craft races across the water on a fast lap, then immerse in the Northern Territory’s epic landscape, home to sea birds, saltwater crocodiles, and more.
What people are saying about Day Cruises in Darwin
Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise"getting to learn about the first nation's culture and history delivered excellently by our tour guide, sharing her remarkable experience and knowledge .We are spoilt in this big country with so many national treasures and Katherine Gorge ranks as one of the best."..."
Darwin Harbour Bombing of Darwin Cruise"Interesting historical presentation of the bombing in Darwin during the war.The your guide was very knowledgeable."..."
1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch"Evan was a superb guide, very knowledgeable, considerate and with a great sense of humour. The tour was fascinating with lots of wildlife, numerous birds, a couple of crocs and even a buffalo at the edge of the billabong"..."
Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise"The boat was very comfortable and went fast which was fun. The gentleman was great on the mic telling us about the numbing and all the history the boat driver did a wonderful job manoeuvring the boat into its moarings a great morning out."..."
Kakadu Yellow Waters & Katherine Gorge Helicopter Scenic"Friendly and courteous pilot/s, very smooth transition from tours, amazing experiences and definately worth it. Recommend company. Thanks"..."
Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise"Loved the cruise, learning some of the history of Darwin. The buffet dinner was wonderful, would absolutely do this cruise again."..."
Sunset 3-Hour Cruise from Darwin with Dinner and Sparkling Wine"Very relaxing experience, great food, free flow champagne, great hosts. Recommend it to everyone staying in Darwin, a must do"..."
Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise on Cape Adieu"From arriving to board to departure. Everything was fantastic. Staff was so welcoming and friendly. Food was absolutely delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. What an fantastic way to end our stay in Darwin with the sunsetting over the ocean. Just perfect all round."..."
Darwin Sunset Cruise Including Fish 'n' Chips"A wonderful experience loved the food sooo much! Best fish and chips ever had loved the boat ride too highly recommend"..."
Up the Creek 1 hour Darwin Harbour Cruise"This was an excellent boat tour. Very informative and lots of fun. Totally recommend this tour to anyone coming in to Darwin."..."
Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise"Betty is a very knowledgeable guide, she has extensive and detailed knowledge about the subject matter. Tour can be highly recommended, route is well thought-out to show the key sights. Boat tour complements the land tour very well, a valuable additional perspective. All in all an excellent choice for anyone interested in the topic to get the history with detailed background information and the site visits give life to the abstract history. Plus, an interesting ride through Darwin on top..."..."
Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour"Great overview of Darwin. We enjoyed traveling around seeing the sites. We were able to decide where we wanted to hop off to explore more. Commentary was entertaining too!"..."
1 Hour Darwin Adventure Boats Tour"Absolutely loved this, would definitely book again when we return to Darwin. Anton the Guide did a terrific job, loads of local knowledge, big Bird watcher too. Can highly recommend this tour, out a smile on my face for sure!"..."
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What are the best Day Cruises in Darwin?
The best Day Cruises in Darwin according to Viator travellers are:
- Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
- Darwin Harbour Bombing of Darwin Cruise
- 1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch
- Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise
- Kakadu Yellow Waters & Katherine Gorge Helicopter Scenic
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