Darwin Sunset Cruises: 2015
Providing opportunities to unwind, relax and enjoy that famous sunset, Stokes Hill Wharf has a range of Darwin sunset cruises to choose from, with variety to suit every age, budget and inclination. And on Stokes Hill Wharf, Dock 1 is the heart of “doing local” with a range of Darwin sunset cruises on offer from local operators who know the harbour inside out. Sea Darwin offers two unique eco cruises, one an affordable unique dinner cruise with fish’n chips and champagne as the sunsets on Darwin Harbour, and the other a sunset eco cruise to see the nesting flatback turtles on Bare Sand Island. If neither of these cruises suit you, then there is an array of others to choose from:
Sea Darwin - Sunset Fish & Chips
5.45PM – 7.15 PM ($65 ADULT; $45 CHILD $220 FAMILY)
The most affordable and unique sunset dinner cruise available in Darwin. Experience the famous Top End sun set over Fannie Bay on this Darwin Harbour sunset cruise with a difference. Leaving Stokes Hill wharf at 1745 hours a fast boat ride will take you past the sights and sounds of Darwin city seascape to arrive at Cullen Bay Beach* where you will pick up your fish’n chips. Eat your dinner accompanied by a glass of bubbly, the warm wind, an exquisite tropical sunset and a harbour full of intrigue, as you causally cruise around to find the best position for your Darwin Harbour sunset photo. A perfect end to the day for spirited travellers, families and and those who want a value experience. Cruises are conducted on the fully licenced vessels Snubfin and Flatback and price includes fish’n chips and your first drink, as well as a take home souvenir stubby cooler or go vino wine glass.
Sea Darwin - Turtle Tracks
4PM – APPROX 11.30 PM ($285 ADULT; $195 CHILD) MAY TO SEPTEMBER
Darwin’s only sunset cruise to visit the nesting turtles at Bare Sand Island. Leaving Darwin at 4pm at a date especially picked around the lunar cycle, this fast boat adventure takes you to a remote Top End island which is rich with history and one of Australia’s most significant nesting grounds for the flatback turtle. Cruise price includes dinner and drink.
5.20PM – 7.30PM ($60 ADULT; $45 CHILD)
Streeter is a historic 65ft pearling lugger in magnificent condition. This sunset cruise is hosted by friendly local crew, who take pride in showcasing Streeter and her stories of bygone eras. The cruise on this award winning vessel takes in the sights of Darwin Harbour, and offers a unique experience as you enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the cork laid deck of this soulful pearling lugger. Streeter is fully licences or BYO with no corkage fee. Feel free to bring along your drinks and nibbles. Eskies, ice and glasses supplied.
Spirit of Darwin
5.45 – 8.15PM (From $70)
A sunset cruise aboard this 19 metre super cat includes a complimentary drink on boarding, (sparkling wine, wine, basic beer or soft drink) and a tasting plate of seasonal local produce. Vessel is fully licenced, and on some days a full buffet dinner is available.
5.20PM – 8.00PM (From $99)
With a reputation of being the best dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour, this sunset cruise is on a 21 metre ex fishing vessel. Cape Adieu is owned and operated by professional fisherman, which ensures that only the best seafood is served. Vessel is fully licenced or BYO, with ice, glass and eskies provide, and the three course dinner includes delicious Chef prepared steak and a wild caught seafood banquet.