Darwin Harbour Cruises

Stokes Hill Rd 7, 0800, Darwin
Stokes Hill Rd 7
0800, Darwin
(08) 8942 3131

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Darwin Harbour Cruises: Reviews

5/5 (51 Reviews)
P Dixie 1 month ago

Fantastic experience: Beautiful views! Great service!

Monica Bugno 1 month ago

Fantastic experience: Locals for over 20 years (between us), we loved being on this cruise. Sometimes you just need to see a Darwin sunset from the water to remind you we live in a truly stunning place. The food was delicious and plentiful, the staff were professional and friendly and thanks to the sunset gods for turning on a spectacular sunset for us. Would recommend to locals and visitors alike.

Shawn Fernandes 1 month ago

Fantastic experience: Highly recommend. Sailing aboard the Charles Darwin by Darwin Harbour Cruises was one of the most pleasant and relaxing experiences we've had in the Top End. We were beautifully looked after by Mia and Christian, the food was fresh and delicious and the views were stunning. We chose the Gaze and Graze Sunset Cruise and were able to access the top deck of the ship, which afforded us gorgeous views of Darwin and the sunset over the harbour.

Thomi Hore 1 month ago

Fantastic experience: Amazing experience and staff are so friendly and helpful. We got a great table for a birthday and the food and drinks were fantastic. It really is a must do if your in Darwin for the dry season.

maureen skinner 1 month ago

Fantastic experience: Went on the "Gaze and Graze Sunset Cruise" on Friday, 4th August. Had a wonderful night. The Grazing plate was delicious and plenty of food. The staff were very efficient and friendly. I will recommend this cruise to anyone.

Shilo Gregory 2 months ago

Fantastic experience: Thoroughly enjoyed the Valentine's Day dinner cruise. Delicious food, excellent service and a beautiful sunset. Definitely recommend!

Fernanda Parada 2 months ago

Fantastic experience: What a wonderfull experience!!! The staff was incredibly kind, the food was amazing too! With my boyfriend we took the cruise during the night for Valentine’s Day and we had a really great night. It included dessert, the cheesecake was sooo tasty. Good job everyone!!!

Heath McDonnell 5 months ago

Fantastic experience: Must do in Darwin, these guys are a class act All the staff were friendly, food was delish and beers cold well done!

David Neurosis 6 months ago

Fantastic experience: Beautiful experience with great food and smiley staff. I highly recommend seeing Diego behind the bar for a special off menu cocktail. The boat ride was very calm and the sunset was spectacular.

Richard Allgood 6 months ago

Fantastic experience: We had a lovely sunset dinner cruise, the meal was Fantastic and the scenery was perfect, this cruise is a must if you are visiting Darwin, 5 Stars , Highly recommended

VIJAY SAI 6 months ago

Fantastic experience: My recent cruise with Charls Drawin Cruise was an exceptional experience. The friendly and accommodating staff made it truly special. They went out of their way to take photos of our family against the backdrop of stunning views, enhancing our experience. The cruise became even more memorable as we celebrated my wife's birthday onboard. The crew surprised her with a beautifully decorated cake and heartfelt wishes, which was an unexpected and touching moment during our journey. Charls Drawin Cruise stands out for its warm and dedicated crew. From the warm welcome with a refreshing drink to the surprise birthday celebration, it was a cruise that exceeded all expectations. We are immensely grateful to the crew for making this day truly extraordinary. If you're seeking a remarkable cruise experience, I highly recommend Charls Drawin Cruise. Thank you for the unforgettable memories.

Di Henry 6 months ago

Fantastic experience: The cruise was fantasic. The scenary, commentary, platters & service. No better way to see a Darwin sunset!

Ben 7 months ago

Fantastic experience: We had a really great night and food was delicious. Must've had about 3 dozen oysters and a hundred prawns. Yum! They accommodated our group of 13 with ease and we had a great spot on the front deck. Unless it was raining, or windy, I wouldn't sit anywhere else - perfect spot for a few beers and delicious food. Thanks guys!

Anne Ivan 7 months ago

Fantastic experience: Visited Darwin 2nd September 2023 - that night we did the Harbour cruise- what a fabulous experience- the atmosphere was great and the buffet was enjoyable. The staff were very friendly & attentive really enjoyed the friendly banter with Diego he made us some amazing cocktails overall a lovely night.

Rizal 9 months ago

Fantastic experience: Joined the cruise trip and it was great! I enjoyed the view of Darwin City and the sunset. It’s so beautiful seeing the sunset on the cruise. Clear sky and beautiful ocean. The food is also great. I got seafood platters and the portion is generous. The service is also excellent! The servers really know how to treat people or customers very nicely making it a very wonderful experience! Cheers!

Poriyo Santoso 9 months ago

Fantastic experience: I recently had the pleasure of taking a cruise with Darwin Harbour Cruises, and it was an experience I won't soon forget. From start to finish, everything about the experience was top-notch. First and foremost, the seafood platter was absolutely amazing. It was clearly made with the freshest ingredients, and every item was cooked to perfection. The variety of seafood on offer was impressive, and it was all so delicious that I couldn't pick a favorite. The service provided by the staff was also exceptional. They were friendly, attentive, and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. It was clear that they take pride in their work and genuinely care about their customers' experience. The cruise itself was a delight as well. The boat was comfortable and well-maintained, and the views of Darwin Harbour were simply breathtaking. The knowledgeable guides provided interesting commentary throughout the cruise, giving us a deeper understanding of the area's history and wildlife. Overall, I highly recommend Darwin Harbour Cruises to anyone visiting Darwin. Whether you're a seafood lover, a nature enthusiast, or just looking for a unique and enjoyable way to experience the beauty of Darwin Harbour, this cruise is sure to deliver. The combination of great seafood, excellent service, and stunning views make it an experience not to be missed.

Barry Johnstone 10 months ago

Fantastic experience: Had the sunset cruise. Fantastic experience with great service. Views of the sunset were magical!

Margaret Dowling 10 months ago

Fantastic experience: We had the best time on the Charles Darwin and cannot recommend this cruise highly enough. We opted for a grazing plate on the Sundeck.Celene really looked after us and was so accommodating.

Top Oz Tours & Travel Ideas 11 months ago

Fantastic experience: There are lots of ways to enjoy the spectacular sunsets over Darwin Harbour, but Darwin Harbour Cruises gives you a ringside seat! We enjoyed their Gaze and Graze Cruise, which included a platter of nibbles. Yummy and stunning! Thanks team for your hospitality. Much appreciated.

Caroline Stansfield 11 months ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastic 2-hour cruise aboard the Tumlaren; friendly, attentive crew and great commentary; delicious charcuterie box meal (also offered prawns and oysters from platters) and a good range of drinks to choose from. Beautiful sunset and great view of the coastline. I enjoyed being able to walk around the boat. Definitely recommend!

Sarah Bostelman 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Wonderful cruise friendly efficient staff. Particular mention to the girls Taylor & Stephanie who were so helpful with giving me a quiet & cool spot away to breastfeed & put Bub off to sleep.

Eloise Atterton 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Highlight of our time in Darwin - worth the $, fantastic service, everyone so friendly boarding and exiting (employees seem so happy), platters were excellent (recommend ordering in advance as you book your tour, your food will come out very quickly), and the mango ice cream to finish was delish. Tour guide at beginning of the ride was great, good to learn some history and then kick back and enjoy the remainder of the cruise and the sunset washing over the boat. A memorable experience which we will recommend to others.

Dany Kelly 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: If you're looking for an amazing venue to celebrate a special milestone then THIS IS IT. For my hen's/bachelorette we hired the Tumlaren and it was an AMAZING experience. We hired this amazing vessel on a Thursday night and I got married on a Saturday - it was such a great decision. We had the captain (Lyle) with the support of Kristy create such a special evening. Together we sailed the coastline of Darwin watching the sunset and listening to our favourite tunes. My bridesmaids organised some amazing games and we had a phenomenal time. The cruise provided us with these gorgeous grazing platters and sparkling wine, soft drinks etc. This is a 10/10 experience and if you're umming and ahhing just make the decision and go here. It's an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Brenda J Wilson 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Wow what an experience with outside dining on the deck with friendly staff an commentary. Great variety of seafood and vegetables dishes to suit everyone, sunset was spectacular. Highly recommend.

House On The Hill 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: What amazing experience! Must do in Darwin .Thank you . This is our second time on this cruise and you’ve always delivered. Thank you to the crew & chef. Will definitely back again for 3rd round. Hopefully soon . Keep it the good work !

Gordon Moxey 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great cruise excellent buffet friendly staff great commentary plenty of food or hand always replenishing. Reasonable bar prices and great views of the harbor and sunset.

Anastasia Dhu 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Gabby, Diego and Toby are a credit to the team. Had a wonderful experience. Food was amazing and will definately do this cruise again

Ange Senior 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastic cruise on Sea Darwin, staff were friendly, highly recommend

Carl 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: We opted for the Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise with a platter, rather than the full dinner buffet. As we had preordered the platter, a table on the sun deck was reserved for us. Right from arrival, everything was very well organised, being directed to the deck, the table, ordering of drinks and the delivery of our food. We had the cheese platter, which had a great selection of cheeses and plenty enough for us to share. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the delivery of the commentary was really good. Unfortunately there wasn't much of a sunset for us, but we had a great time anyway.

Leanne Sorohan 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Definite must do in Darwin! Happy accident for gaze & graze on upper deck which had quality ample food, fantastic views & photo opportunities. Nort, on commentary was hilarious, made safety briefing most enjoyable! Loved it.

Russell Driver 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: We did our second sunset cruise with these guys and were not disappointed. We did the "Gaze and Graze" package and it was well worth it. The food platter was huge for the two of us and of great quality , we were stuffed after. Not often that food actually looks like the images online but this platter surpassed that. Wonderful ,informative and funny commentary, unfortunately marred by a sensitive soul with no no sense of humor complaining to the commentator while he was in mid flow - totally inappropriate to do so. It was funny, accurate and history! The staff were lovely and very attentive. Well worth it - if you feel the cold take a warm top just in case the wind gets up when the sun goes down. That's a tip not a complaint.

Craig Harrison 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Got placed on the foredeck outside for dinner. But windy to start with but calmed down and was perfect. Food was great, commentary was quirky and sunset was stunning. Thoroughly enjoyed it all

Bill Bill 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Definitely worth doing. Great dinner cruise of the harbour. Food was nice and there was plenty of it. Commentary was good but the volume needed to be lower. Staff were great

Karen Delsar 1 year ago

Positive experience: We had a lovely night on the water.They gave us a good table at the bow of the boat.The staff were very attentive, cleaning tables when you were finished. The toilets were a problem for me because i am disabled, as you had to go down a flight of stairs and there was no disabled bars,so I had trouble in toilets. The food was alright.I think it is better to go on a night cruise when it is NT night as you see all the fireworks. Once the beautiful sunset had gone done,there wasn't anything to see..

Christine Stone 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: We had a great cruise on Monday night, lots of food including prawns and oysters. Beautiful sunset too, would highly recommend.

Fern Havea 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Great activity to see the harbour. We were lucky to have the sunset and the full moon rise within 45 minutes of each other!! I definitely recommend this experience for any visitors!

Allen Grant 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Great way to see a famous Darwin sunset. Food was excellent with a good selection. Crew were friendly.

Gabe Santucci 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Many thanks to the office staff for reorganising our booking when our itinerary got disrupted. The cruise was well run and the food was wonderful. A great and relaxing experience.

edna romero 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Good food and good experience. I didn't like the attitude of one of the waiters (the blonde one), he was the whole time swearing words to himself but it was obvious that you could listen to him, I think if he does not like the job, he shouldn't be doing it. The rest was very good

Nikeeta McHutchison 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Amazing! There's nothing quite like Darwin sunsets and what better way to take it all in than with a seafood dinner?!? :) well priced and worth it!

Matt Nolan 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Excellent cruise. Happy friendly staff. Good food. Great views and narrative. Value trip for all.

Melanie Kenny 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: Had a great cruise at Darwin Harbour on our holiday. Food was good, guide was very informative, friendly and humorous, nice relaxing cruise.

Carol Stanislaus 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: Positive: Value

Trash2Treasure_tbo 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: This is one of the best experience during my solo trip to Top End. The weather was pleasant and I was able to soak up the peace and tranquillity of the sunset with loads of photo opportunities. The crew member was passionate and provided us an in-depth commentary about the city, history, culture and landmarks, which is one of the perfect ways for someone visiting Darwin for the first time. The buffet itself was great, with a variety of mains, salads and dessert. In addition, all staff members are very accomodating and friendly, which made the entire journey much more smooth. Overall I have enjoyed it to the fullest and I will recommend it to others.

Mina Bega 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: My husband and I went on the Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet cruise on 16/10/19. We loved the experience! Booking process was easy and staff were so lovely and polite. The food was tasty and it being a buffet we were able to go for seconds. The crew member who gave an overview of Darwin's history and landmarks on the top deck was just a delight to listen to; very engaging and funny. Overall we had a great time and would recommend it to others.

Pat D 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Beautiful cruise at sunset! The crew were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the view from the bow deck was amazing! We had a wonderful trip. Highly recommend this cruise.

Nakul Maheshwari 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: We (4 of us) purchased the $58 option, i.e, without the buffet. I think the cruise is great value for money and the people are nice too. The cruise is spacious and ample room to walk around. Good selection of beer and wine at reasonable restaurant style prices. The finger food for order could improve a bit though and probably offer some platters? Nonetheless, the sunset is worth every $!

Chawis Chamnarnkit 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: Great cruise in general, one of the main things we were concerned about was food running out. However with it being a buffet they always replenished whatever was out. Dinner menu on the buffet line included: Salads: Caesar salad, rocket salad, potato salads, tomato salad Seafood: Oysters, Northern Territory tiger prawns, picked baby octopus, Seared Reef Fish Non seafood: Mango chicken & rice, seared beef, Roasted Vegetables Desserts: Assortment of Cakes, seasonal fruits Drinks: Only water was complimentary, but there’s a fully licensed bar Definitely would recommend it, great view, clean toilets, great music and atmosphere. However to get the best seats definitely call and request as seats were pre-allocated so it didn’t matter what time you arrived (we thought it was a first come first serve). However overall we thought it was great value for the price we paid (buffet sunset dinner).

George Murray 6 years ago

Fantastic experience: We enjoyed our cruise on the Charles Darwin, the staff were very efficient and friendly, the wide variety of food was excellent, the captain gave us a very informative talk on the way out around the harbour, we chose to go on this tour for our 50th wedding anniversary and were very p,eased with the night. Well done.

Marlene Murphy 6 years ago

Fantastic experience: We just got married on the Charles Darwin last Saturday. We would highly recommend the Darwin Harbour Cruises for any occasion. From the beginning when we made our first enquiry right through to the end, the staff were amazing, very professional and friendly, they guided us through the whole process and made it so easy, arranging everything for us and without any stress :) . The staff on board that night were very professional and accommodating and looked after us and our guests, to ensure we all enjoyed the night and we did :). All of our national and local guests enjoyed a taste of Darwin and commented on the night and afterwards that it was an "incredible experience" they absolutely loved the food, service and cruise. A HUGE thank you to Renee, Rachel and the rest of the crew for making our wedding day a truly spectacular experience. Rob and Marlene

Dmitriy Stepanov 6 years ago

Fantastic experience: Amazing sunset cruise!!! Amazing stuff on board. Amazing service. As soon as we step on board cruise staff made everything to make us feel comfortable.The boat is excellent. Especially want to thank you a guy who served us on a upper desk. He was so helpful and friendly. He made our cruise even more enjoyable))). Would like to recommend everybody as a part of holiday in Darwin or just to have nice dinner and enjoy amazing sunset. )))

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