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Darwin Harbour Cruises

Shop 7, Port Arcade | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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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, she has been lovingly restored and now offers 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. The “Tumlaren” is a 20-metre schooner that has also been restored to immaculate condition. The “Tastes of the Territory” Sunset Cruise includes complimentary sparkling wine at Sunset and delicious light Territorian style tasting platters. 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“dinner cruise” (34 reviews)
“top deck” (29 reviews)
“lovely cruise” (9 reviews)
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Shop 7, Port Arcade | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Great friendly service good atmosphere on board. The good was awesome but the pricing on some of the wine was overrated

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We recently enjoyed our wedding Anniversary aboard the Charles Darwin 25 metre Tri-Level Catarman. The Buffet Dinner was magnificent and had a fantastic selection of meats and seafood to choose from followed by lots of tempting desserts. The sunset was picturesque and absolutely one to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous cruise, great commentary, and all staff were enthusatic and helpful. Food was scrumptious and plentiful. Great time of year to go as cruise was moderately supported, so plenty of room to enjoy the Sunset.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

staff very friendly and informative top food did not go hungry drinks priced good and was very pleasant to cruise the harbour at dusk to see beautiful sunset

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent well run buffet cruise. A ‘must do’ when in Darwin. Definitely will do again when we visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food good and plenty of it,good variety,crew helpful and informative. Big boat ,plenty of room to move about.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was lovely cruising around the Darwin Harbour on the sunset Buffett dinner cruise. Boat was clean and the seafood was nice and fresh. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely do it again.More

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Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Afternoon, Thanks for joining us on the Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin, we are so glad you enjoyed the cruise, I will definitely pass on your comments to our hardworking crew. Thank you also for taking the time to write a lovely...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pay more for the buffet- and get sat inside with poor views. Pay less and you get sat upstairs on deck with a great view and commentary. Buffet was dissapointing. Staff were lovely.More

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Thank MarkMark12
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Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to review your cruise experience. I am sorry you were dissapointed. Please keep in mind that when you book a dinner cruise you are reserved a table in the inside air-conditioned space (it can get pretty hot in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Darwin Harbour Cruises run an enjoyable and peaceful experience on the calm Darwin water with amazing sunsets there's no better way to spend an evening.More

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Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Morning Sales Palmerston, I am so glad you enjoyed your cruise, it is certainly a very peaceful and relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. Thanks also for taking the time write a lovely Trip Advisor review we really appreciate it. Please join...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were visiting Australia from Canada and wanted to see and experience as much of the country as possible in a one month period. One of the things we booked was the Darwin (dinner) Harbour Cruise. We had a wonderful time, met great people while...More

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Rachel B, General Manager at Darwin Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Morning, Firstly thank you for travelling all the way from Canada to visit Darwin! We love to have guests from far and wide. Yes, the Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin is not only a delicious dining option but a great opportunity to learn...More

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Garry H
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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
2 February 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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