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

Darwin City, Australia
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From USD 49.88

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Great for families: the cruise and the VR experience are suitable for children
  • Flexible: arrange your visit to the RFD Tourist Facility around your schedule
  • No long walk between sites: both attractions are on central Stokes Hill Wharf
  • No need for a paper ticket: just download your tickets to your phone

What's Included

  • One Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise
  • Entry to RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sea Darwin
    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.

Start time

11:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Sea Darwin

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Really good informative tour with fast boat fun! Also interactive and informative in museum - I found it really good value and something that was easy to fit in before returning to airport and flying home - highly recommend


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History’realities made clear!
Barbara_M, Apr 2023
Learning the history of Darwin Australia was phenomenal. It is the history we Australian’s should be taught in school!!! We went to all the areas that were bombed by the Japanese and where a ship went down after being bombed. The speaker was informative and interactive. The trip around the bay in the boat was amazing, with the aqua waters and the sun shining
Winter get away
Vanessa_M, Aug 2022
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.
A great day on the water!
Sharon_H, Aug 2022
This was a great activity! We learned things we never knew about the bombing of Darwin, and we’re Australians! Excellent tour! Highly recommend 👍
Wonderful experience all...
Gai_W, Aug 2022
Wonderful experience all round. This is a must do. The harbour cruise was very informative and the RFDS/ World War 11 was amazing
Very informative and enjoyable
Emily_H, Aug 2022
Informative and huge learning experience for us all. The museum is brilliant. The tour was well run and very the guide was very knowledgeable
A great experience
Jill_D, July 2022
The boat trip We really appreciated the guides knowledge about Darwin. The RFDS base was amazing....
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks Jill, our local guides are full of information that they enjoy sharing. We are pleased that you enjoyed the boat trip and agree that the Bombing of Darwin virtual reality display in the RFDS is amazing.
Jodie_L, July 2022
Loved hearing all the history it was a a great experience I recommend everyone to do this as there is a lot that you didn’t know
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Jodie, thank you for your review and your kind recommendation. We are there is more for people to know about the Bombing of Darwin.
Good for its price.
Rebecca_M, July 2022
8 min VR - bombing. Impressive. Great story teller on board boat. Gives you an idea of the harbour shape and size and Darwin’s. Would be good to couple with a historical on shore tour. Includes royal flying doctor 3D type tour also. Good for kids.
Response from Host, July 2022
We're so please you enjoyed our cruise and the VR experience at the Royal Flying Doctors Service as well!
Worthwhile tour
brentonireland, July 2022
Great tour guides, very friendly and informative. The craft was comfortable and safe. Staff were helpful and accommodating.
Response from Host, July 2022
Great to hear, thanks for leaving a review!
Amazing experience even...
Liana_W, July 2022
Amazing experience even though it was a bit choppy out on the ocean. It was really fun & it was still a very beautiful day to get out & have this great experience. Very informative tour & the tour guides where awesome. My family throughly enjoyed it.
Response from Host, July 2022
Our expert skippers are great at managing all conditions, we're please you loved the trip!
A very informative tour and great chaps both running the boat and telling the story
Valerie_G, July 2022
We enjoyed this tour and learning what Darwin went through during the war, marvellous. Great staff and highly recommendable.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we're pleased you had such a great trip!
Learning the history and...
Jann_C, July 2022
Learning the history and getting the perspective from the water. Tour operators were professional and deeply knowledgeable. Well worth the time and appropriately priced.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks very much for your review, we hope to see you again!
Really liked the cruise...
Debra_K, June 2022
Really liked the cruise and the Anzac cookie🙃Looking through the flying doctor museum was worth it also
Response from Host, June 2022
Thanks Debra for taking the time to leave a review!
What a gem
Patricia_R, June 2022
The trip guides were professional, informative and the trip was great value for money. There was the high speed boat ride . The great music, Anzac cookies and Hanson crew members- culminating in a interactive exhibit at the RFDS museum- could not have asked for more-a great surprise
Response from Host, June 2022
Thanks for your review! Pleased to hear you had an awesome time.
Great value
Martin_A, June 2022
Nice way to see Darwin. Very informative and a great history lesson. Friendly guides and we would highly recommend
Response from Host, June 2022
Thanks Martin for the great review!
Informative history of Bombing of Darwin
Cruise was most informative. Display with informative headphones and technology screen in the middle was excellent.
Response from Host, May 2022
We're pleased to hear you were impressed with our knowledgeable crew and well equipped boat, thanks for taking the time to write a review!
Eye opening
Michael_A, May 2022
Professional, informative, great experience Boat was comfortable. Nice when it was moving as created a nice breeze Make sure you take a hat and water. If you happen to be on the sunny side of the boat you will be very hot when the boat stops. Guide was ver passionate about the subject
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for your kind review. We're so pleased you had a great time - good advice about bringing a hat!
Loved flying doctors and...
Carmen50, Apr 2022
Loved flying doctors and cruise harbour Very informative and great place too. Perhaps pick up from hotel would be great
Informative and relaxing
Andrew_S, Jan 2022
Informative and relaxing, great to learn some of Darwin’s history from where a lot of things happened
Allan_C, Jan 2022
This harbour cruise is a must do, very informative and entertaining, plus great views, RFDS experience is excellent too, would highly recommend

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