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Darwin Harbour cruises

Discover Darwin from a different perspective with these harbour cruises.

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Looking to view the sites of Darwin in a way you haven't seen them before? Harbour cruises offer a unique experience of exploring Darwin by sea.

With a variety of cruises to choose from, Darwin's scenery will be on display with sunset views while you enjoy the sea breeze and take in the live commentary from experienced local guides.

Best for price: 45-minute Darwin Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with SeaLink

Best for price: 45-minute Darwin Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with SeaLink from Get Your Guide

Highlights: 45-minute cruise around Darwin Harbour with live commentary from the open sundeck. A bottle of water is provided with additional food and drinks available for purchase on board

  • Cost: $37.50
  • Duration: 45-minutes
  • Available on:Monday to Friday between April and September

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Best for views and experience length: Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise with Darwin Harbour Cruises

Best for views and experience length: Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise with Darwin Harbour Cruises from Experience Oz

Highlights: Informative, entertaining commentary, sunset views and a fully licensed bar. There’s shaded seating and food and drink available on board

  • Cost: $62
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Available on:Daily from mid-February to mid-December

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Best for historical information: Bombing of Darwin WWII Harbour Cruise with Sea Darwin

Best for historical information: Bombing of Darwin WWII Harbour Cruise with Sea Darwin from Viator

Highlights: Accompanied by local guide, commentary with stories and information about Darwin’s wartime history. Cruise by bombing sites, see the remains of raids and visit wartime installations. The Bombing of Darwin cruise and admission to the RDFS Bombing of Darwin virtual reality attraction can be combined for a discounted price

  • Cost: $35
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Available on:Daily (except Monday and Thursday) from April to September and Wednesday and Saturday from October to March

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Darwin Harbour cruises compared

Cruise nameLocationAvailable onDurationSuitable for (ages)InclusionsPriceWhere to book
45 Minute Darwin Harbour Sightseeing CruiseCullen Bay Ferry TerminalMonday to Friday (April to September)45 minutesAll ages
  • Live commentary from the open sundeck
  • Bottle of water provided -Food and drink available on board
$37.50GetYourGuide
Charles Darwin Sunset CruiseStokes Hill WharfDaily from mid-February to mid-December2.5 hoursAll ages
  • Informative and entertaining commentary
  • Sunset views
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Food and drink available on board
  • Shaded seating
$62Experience Oz
Bombing of Darwin CruiseStokes Hill WharfDaily (except Monday and Thursday) from April to September and Wednesday and Saturday from October to March1 hourAll ages
  • Local guide
  • Commentary with stories and information about Darwin's wartime history
  • Cruise by bombing sites
  • Can be combined with admission to the RFDS Bombing of Darwin for a discounted price
$35Viator

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Whether you're looking to relax and take in Darwin's scenery, learn about the city's history or appreciate the picturesque sunset views, Darwin's harbour cruises are sure to impress.

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