Operates: Daily (Feburary to December)
Adult from: $115
Child from: $115
Infant from: $0
Child age: Child price is same as adult. Infant under 3 years is free of charge.
Important Note: Boarding is from 5:30pm to 5:45pm for 6pm departure. Late arrival may be refused boarding.
Accessibility: The vessel is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is only accessible via steps. Small strollers are permitted.
From its base at Stokes Hill Wharf in the central Darwin Waterfront Precinct, the Charles Darwin offers everything you might want from a harbour cruise. The catamaran’s two fully-enclosed and air-conditioned interior decks provide a comfortable ride without any loss of views thanks to large wrap around windows. At the same time, those who want to feel the cooling evening air on their skin can witness the spectacle of a Darwin sunset from multiple exterior deck spaces, including a partially shaded open-air top deck.
Lasting 2.5 hours, the ship sails roughly parallel to the city esplanade at a cruising speed of four knots per hour to Larrakeyah Naval barracks, Cullen Bay and Fannie Bay, as the sun makes its descent. Going beyond the sunset, the onboard team provide you with an informative commentary detailing the city’s history while you take in the sights around you.
Should you be looking to make your time on the harbour’s still waters all the more special, the Charles Darwin has an onboard licenced bar, allowing you to spend a romantic moment with a loved one, commemorate the occasion with friends old and new, and even enjoy some tasty snacks.
While it’s light enough, you should also keep your eye out for some of the Top End’s most evocative wildlife species, including saltwater crocs, pods of dolphins, sea turtles, and dugongs.
Throughout the course of the evening, you will get to enjoy a grazing platter, which includes prawns, prosciutto and cheeses, or a vegetarian/vegan option with arancini balls, fresh fruit and cauliflower tempura. You’ll also get to enjoy a delicious, locally made dessert while admiring the setting sun.
*Gourmet Grazing Platter Options:
Gourmet – Oyster, Prawns, Smoked salmon, assorted cured meats, selection of cheeses, quince paste, marinated vegetables, fresh bread & crackers
Garden (Vegetarian / vegan) – Arancini balls, cauliflower tempura, plant based aioli, marinated vegetables, vegan dips, fresh fruits, dried fruits, breads and crackers.
|Dock 3, Stokes Hill Wharf||45 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin||17:30 PM|