An inspirational blend of Top End nature and the Tastes of South East Asia Darwin Twilight Cruise + CHOW Dinner

Tropical Light: Twilight Cruise available from November to March

Darwin Twilight Cruise + CHOW Dinner
Darwin Twilight Cruise + CHOW Dinner
In Partnership With CHOW Restaurant
A Taste of South East Asia

In Partnership With CHOW Restaurant

The Flavours of the Top End - Awaken All of Your Senses. Tropical Light, Tropical Bite Highlights

Tropical Light Unplugged

Tropical Light Unplugged

A stunning 55 minute sunset + twilight cruise on Darwin Harbour during the tropical summer months.

Featuring Saltie Gin

Featuring Saltie Gin

A complimentary Saltie Gin on offer both on board Sea Darwin, and at CHOW. Not a Gin lover, then choose a house wine, house beer or soft drink.

Two Courses At CHOW

Two Courses At CHOW

Choose 2 courses from the flavoursome CHOW menu. An a la carte choice, complimented by rice and a beverage.

Small Group Experience

Small Group Experience

Our group size for this cruise is up to 16 pax, at CHOW you are in your own bubble!

Complimentary Gin Cocktail

Complimentary Gin Cocktail

Try out the delicious Ho Chi Min Gin Cocktail, developed especially for the Darwin Laska Festival.

Local crew

Local crew

Experienced crew members on board with intimate knowledge of Darwin Harbour, and at CHOW wait staff that know their flavours!

Choose From The Menu

Choose From The Menu

Your ticket price includes a two course meal - your choice of flavours and courses. The CHOW menu caters for everyone.

Safe, comfortable new vessels

Safe, comfortable new vessels

Our vessels have canopies and clears for weather protection. They are state of the art, the latest one launched in 2019.

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$ 129 per person

Amazing Value!

Operation Dates

Tour operates on Sundays to Tuesdays from November to April.

Tour Times

Cruises departs 15 minutes before sunset and returns 55 minutes later.
Your tour ticket will have specific departure time between 6.30 to 7.00pm.

Tour departs from:
Dock 2
Stokes Hill Wharf

Darwin 0800
Tour concludes at:
CHOW restaurant
Darwin Waterfront

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 Twilight Cruise + CHOW Dinner

Do you love extraordinary!

Do you love extraordinary!

Just add water + a taste of South East Asia for your tropical light, tropical bite experience.  Start your Tropical Light appetizer with mother nature’s best free light show and the bite of a complimentary Saltie Gin. This is Tropical light, Tropical bite unplugged, a short sunset and twilight cruise on Darwin Harbour during the tropical summer season when the sky is stretched with colour catching storm clouds, multi-hued sunsets and a peppering of electrical light shows. This is the cruise where you will experience the raw edginess of Darwin Harbour combined with a spirit story that introduces crocodiles and South East Asian flavours, all with the backdrop of a stunning skyscape.

Tropical Light Unplugged!

Tropical Light Unplugged!

This is a time of year when there is an abundance of natural beauty on the harbour, with that famous Top End sunset, and magnificent storms clouds rolling by, legendary for the speed they move and the spectacular light shows they bring. On this cruise nature will awaken your senses, and you will know that you are alive!

Darwin Twilight Cruise + CHOW Dinner

"What a fantastic night!! I was pretty close to bailing because it was very choppy (in my eyes) and Jim was happy to transfer to the next night but then called me back to say he’d alter the plans slightly to ‘guarantee’ calmer waters quickly and he delivered. Can’t recommend Jim & his team enough - awesome 👍👍👍"

Michelle from Adelaide
When Twilight Talks to You!

When Twilight Talks to You!

This 55-minute cruise is for those with a love of the extraordinary. Board your vessel 15 minutes before sunset. Settle into your seat and make yourself comfortable as your crew delivers to you a Saltie Gin (or wine or beer) served in a complimentary Go Vino Spirit glass. Next comes a cruise out on the harbour to see the tropical sun as it dips below the horizon. As twilight awakens, expect the colours to stretch the sky and intensify, a quintessential Darwin experience enjoyed through a unique perspective.  We will 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.

Darwin Twilight Cruise + CHOW Dinner

"Well and truly spoilt rotten with another incredible sunset. It was our last night in Darwin and one of our last nights in Australia, and what a way to spend it! Thank you seadarwin for the awesome views!"

Matt and Gemma - England
And then get your taste buds ready  - Tropical Bite!

And then get your taste buds ready  - Tropical Bite!

Returning to Kitchener Bay, we swap an unplugged light show for a Taste of South East Asia.  Disembark at Stokes Hill Wharf in perfect proximity to take the free Darwin Waterfront Shuttle, or take a very pleasant 10 minute stroll through the waterfront precint, to CHOW restaurant where your smell and taste senses will truly awaken.  Welcomed by the CHOW crew, you will be delighted to have free range choice of two courses from their inspiring dinner menu complimented by a Saltie Gin cocktail, a house wine or a beer.  Linger longer as you savour the extraordinary flavours of South East Asia with a focus on fresh, Top End produce. Think big steaming bowls of pho & laska, whole coconuts, delicious stir fry's, Asian salads all of which are healthy and tasty, lighthearted and most of all FUN.

Check Out The Value!

Check Out The Value!

Tropical Light, Tropical Bite is fantastic value at $129 per person.  Inclusions:

  • 55 minute sunset and twilight experience on Darwin Harbour
  • Complimentary Saltie Gin, wine or beer on arrival on board Sea Darwin
  • Take home GO VINO glass or Sea Darwin stubby cooler
  • Two course (a la carte) dinner at CHOW restaurant
  • Saltie Gin cocktail, wine or beer on arrival at CHOW

Please note:  

  • Additional beverages are available for sale both on the boat, and at CHOW.  
  • Transfers between Sea Darwin and CHOW are the guest responsibility - options include the free Darwin Waterfront Shuttle, a pleasant walk through the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, self drive or a scooter.
  • Take home souvenir is dictated by the beverage you choose on boarding.  For those choosing a beer or cider, a stubby cooler will be yours.  For other choices of gin or wine, a Go VIno picnic glass will be yours.  

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.

What is the food choice at CHOW?

Your ticket price includes a choice of two courses from the CHOW al la carte menu, along with a complimentary drink. The choice is yours!

Can I purchase other drinks on board and at CHOW?

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. At CHOW the full licenced menu is available for purchase.

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. At CHOW, all tables are allocated.

What if there are storms about?

In the tropical summer we expect storms to be about, and these provide fantastic natural light shows. We avoid the storms, and cruise at a distance.

Is the boat protected from the weather?

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

What if the weather turns unexpectedly?

Our crew are very capable, they know the harbour and our boats are very fast should we need to return to Dock.

How many people will be aboard?

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

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