An inspirational blend of Sunset and a Sundowner. Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise

Tropical Light Sunset Cruise - Let the evening beGIN!

Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise
Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise
Handcrafted Small Batch Spirits
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Handcrafted Small Batch Spirits

The Flavours of the Top End - Awaken All of Your Senses. Tropical Light Sunset + Gin Cruise Highlights

Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise

Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise

A stunning 60 minute sunset + twilight cruise on Darwin Harbour.

Featuring Saltie Gin

Featuring Saltie Gin

A complimentary Saltie Gin on offer, or choose something else!

Try out the Naked Gunner!

Try out the Naked Gunner!

At 58% this navy strength gin packs a punch!

Small Group Experience

Small Group Experience

Our group size for this cruise is up to 16 pax, unless you have booked the boat,

Ready to go? Book now

$ 75 per person

Let your evening beGIN!

Operation Dates

Tour operates year round, Click on the booking link for departure days and times.

Tour Times

Cruises departs 20 minutes before sunset and returns 60 minutes later.
Your tour ticket will have specific departure time between 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Tour departs from:
Dock 2
Stokes Hill Wharf

Darwin 0800

Diana and Eduard, from NSW

"The twilight cruise was a beautiful way to end our day in Darwin. It was well organised and informative, with nature throwing in a pod of frolicking dolphins, sea eagles and a gorgeous sunset. The boat was clean and comfortable and the crew very friendly. We would definitely do it again."

Diana and Eduard, from NSW

About the tour Darwin Sundowner Cruise + Gin Tasting

Do you love that end of day feeling?

Do you love that end of day feeling?

Just add water + a tasty little sundowner for your tropical light, let the evening beGIN experience.  

Whether it’s Friday night drinks, a special date night or a time when you just want to wind down from the excitement of the day, this cruise is a magical way to beGIN your evening in Darwin. This short one hour sunset soiree combines the setting of the tropical sun with the instant relaxation that comes with a sundowner.

With a boutique Top End gin in your hand, you will unwind as a purr of the motors take you past a coastline holding secrets of times gone by to find a saltwater spot where you will see the dazzling rays of the sun as it dips to the horizon. Then, with ice cubes clinking in a glistening glass reflecting the colour palette of the sunset, a sense of relaxation will take over as Darwin Harbour unfolds before you.

The Ritual of A Sundowner

The Ritual of A Sundowner

This cruise takes in the ritual of a sundowner - a drinking tradition that originated during British colonial rule, marking the transition from day to evening. The drink of choice was, and remains, gin and tonic. This relaxing little drink was in fact born out of necessity.  In the early days it was discovered that quinine, an extract from the South American cinchona tree, was effective in treating and preventing malaria. And so you have it, a G & T is not only a nice way to end the day, but it's also practical!

On this cruise you’ll taste some flavoursome saltie, citrusy gin; you’ll experience the warm tropical breeze and you’ll embrace the evening with smells of saltwater and the tousling of hair on your face. What a wonderful aperitif before stepping ashore where your evening continues. Perhaps relaxed seafood flavours on Stokes Hill Wharf, or maybe a scrumptious dinner and gin cocktail at any one of the myriad of Darwin Waterfront Restaurants. The choice is yours!

Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise

"What a great night!! Could have stayed on board for hours with such a nice sunset and the tropical breeze - and the Saltie Gin - just awesome 👍👍👍"

Jo and Chris - Darwin
And Then The Sunset!

And Then The Sunset!

This one hour cruise is for those with a love of doing different. As you settle into your seat and make yourself comfortable with your sundowner in hand, your crew will take you on a Darwin Harbour journey to take in that nightly ritual of the setting of the tropical sun.  Enroute, you will cruise slowly past the Darwin seascape that hold secrets of years gone by.  If you're sipping on a Green Ant gin, we'll ply the waters past Lamaroo Beach, which holds a special place in the hear of Darwin's Traditional Owners, the Larrakia, who make a meal of green ants whenever they can.   Or you lips and mind might turn to a Naked Gunner, who  shot down Japanese aircraft as Darwin was being bombed.  And out on the harbour proper,  with as the tropical sun dips below the horizon, the Saltie Gin comes into its own with stories of crocodiles and Makassan Traders.  And then, with twilight taking hold, we'll journey to the back of the harbour to a thriving landscape of trees in the sea, where birds find sanctuary at the end of the day, and where natures embrace has a backdrop of Darwin city reflecting twilight’s mood.

Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise

A very professional friendly operation. Beautifully maintained vessels. Awesome sunset. Awesome gin cruise. Recommend the Saltie Gin. The sunset on the harbour then a dash up "the creek" to watch the changing colours over the mangroves, followed by a high speed "sprint" then dinner at Chows the best experience, best food and best value in Darwin.

Mark and Noi - Launceston Tasmania
Get Your Taste Buds Ready for your Evening to Continue!  

Get Your Taste Buds Ready for your Evening to Continue!  

Returning to Kitchener Bay, you're in perfect proximity to choose from many restaurants. Stay on Stokes Hill Wharf and enjoy some South East Asian street food from Siam Thai, or a bountiful seafood platter for two from Portside Grill. There's also Indian, Fish'n Chips, Burgers and other choices including Crustaceans Restaurant which has the perfect location perched at the end of the wharf.  If you feel like something a little more upmarket, take the short walk (or scooter of free shuttle)  to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct where a myriad of culinary delights await.  Seafood, Korean, Vietnamese, Oysters, Mexican, Irish, whatever the taste buds yearn for can be found all within walking distance. Start planning now -  Darwin Waterfront.

*Between April to October on Thursdays and Sundays enquire with us as to whether the tide will allow a beach dropoff at the Mindil markets. 

Check Out The Value!

Check Out The Value!

Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise - Let the evening beGIN  Inclusions:

  • 60 minute sunset and twilight experience on Darwin Harbour
  • Complimentary Top End Gin, wine or beer on arrival on board Sea Darwin
  • Small Group experience
  • Local Guides

Please note:  

  • Additional beverages are available for sale on the boat
  • Take home botlles of Sea Darwin spirits are available on board.  

Your questions answered Frequently asked questions

What is your cancellation policy?

Customers will be entitled to a full refund or a reschedule of the ticket if the cruise is cancelled because of bad weather or any other reason. If a customer cancels a cruise a full refund (less cc and booking fee charges) will be available unless it is within 48 hours where the ticket will be non-refundable.

Can I purchase other drinks on board?

Yes, our vessel includes a fully licensed bar and aside from beer and wine we have a unique selection of Top End whisky and gin.

Will I be allocated a seat?

At times when our tour is fully booked, seating will be allocated to ensure that people traveling together sit together.

Is the boat protected from the weather?

Yes, our vessels have a canopy and "clears" that can be dropped in the event of rain.

How many people will be aboard?

The Tropical LIght Sunset Gin Cruise is a small group experience, up to 16 pax.

Are there Seniors or Children's prices availabe?

As a small group tour this cruise has a single ticket price for all seats.

Can I buy a bottle of Gin as a souvenir?

Yes, our small batch handcrafted spirits are available for sale on board the boat at discounted prices.

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