Come on up! It's looking lush and we're open for business.
What a bumper year it's been and it's not over yet! This is the time of year that Top End locals cherish. The raw energy of the storms rolling through, the thumping rain squalls, and Darwin's balmy heat all make for a stunning, lush landscape. On land the fluorescent greens are intercepted by the bright reds of the poinciana trees, making for a vibrant Christmas seascape. This time of year we operate our WW2 and sunset products on Wednesday and Saturdays, providing an opportunity for visitors to experience first hand the beauty of nature along the coastline of Darwin Harbour.
Sunset cruising in the wet season is like a box of chocolates! Nature's different flavours, shapes and tastes. The sky and cloudscape are unpredictable and can offer a rainbow of colours from pinks and/or oranges to moody blues and/or 50 shades of grey. Slithers and shards of light make for surreal experiences as well as stunning photography. And yes, sometimes we crank up the motors and run from storms and dodge the rain, adding to the excitement of the experience. Nature does dictate, and when the weather Gods stir up a storm at the front of the harbour we (and the birds) retreat to serene sheltered creek cruising where the cityscape looms in the foreground of last light. Sunset Fish'n Chips operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays from November until March.
From November to March our WW2 products also operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with three different experiences to suit any budget of $ or time. Darwin's only Bombing of Darwin Cruise operates at 1100 hours, and provides an opportunity to get out on the Harbour and hear the stories and see the seascape sights on our unique war history. This hour long cruise can be bundled with a visit to the RFDS Tourist Facility, where the unique and highly regarded Bombing of Darwin virtual reality exhibition is housed. The Bombing of Darwin Double makes for an interesting and diverse morning at Stokes Hill Wharf, and there is always the opportunity to stay on and have lunch watching the comings and goings of Darwin's working harbour. If you have more time, and a keen interest in Darwin's war history, then our third option is the WW2 by Land and Sea. This morning half day tour provides hotel transfers, and combines the Bombing of Darwin Cruise with visits to the Darwin Military Museum, the Bunker Exhibit at Charles Darwin National Park and war history sites in Darwin City.