Up the Creek! 1 Hour Darwin Afternoon Cruise

See Darwin from the sea on this one hour Darwin Harbour adventure cruise.

1 Hour Darwin Afternoon Cruise
1 Hour Darwin Afternoon Cruise
Eco Certified Cruise
Advanced EcoTourism

Eco Certified Cruise

Up the Creek Tour Highlights

Interactive tour

Interactive tour

Explore Darwin's highlights from the harbour with our expert guides.

The Wharfs

The Wharfs

Visit Stokes Hill, Fork Hill and Fishermans Wharfs.

Landmarks

Landmarks

See the historic Esplanade area, the watery grave of a shipwreck and where the telegraph cable from London came ashore.

Wildlife sightings

Wildlife sightings

Opportunistic sightings of tropical marine life.

Ready to go? Book now

$ 55 per adult

Children and family rates available at time of booking.

Operation Dates

Most days between Easter and September, tide permitting us to go "Up The Creek".

Tour Times

Tour departs at 1pm and returns at 2pm.

Tour departs and concludes at:

Dock 2
Stokes Hill Wharf
Darwin 0800

Chris and Ray, from Melbourne

"We had a fantastic time with Jim and Rosco, the crew of Sea Darwin "up the creek". We would recommend this to all visiting Darwin."

Chris and Ray, from Melbourne

About the tour Let us take you up the creek!

Will the door be up or down?

Will the door be up or down?

Jump on board with Sea Darwin for a one hour Darwin local experience - we'll go up the creek to check out a crocodile trap.  After an introduction to the geography and landmarks of Darwin Harbour, we'll try get you as close as we can to the mangrove habitat to learn about the pristine tropical ecosystems of the harbour. We will take you up the creek past an eclectic collection of boats that ooze story and character before arriving at a crocodile trap to see if the door is up or down.

Darwin's back yard!

Darwin's back yard!

Your cruise takes in Darwin Harbour's tropical seascape. You'll check out Fisherman’s Wharf where you'll hear about Darwin’s pearling history and modern-day fishing commerce, before venturing out into the harbour proper where you will pause at locations to hear about the Bombing of Darwin before seeing first-hand the Darwin City skyline and the hive of activity of our modern Harbour, including our Defence base.

About the harbour

About the harbour

Officially a working harbour, the waters of Darwin share the comings and goings of cruise liners, supply ships and HMAS Coonawarra, with a plethora of sea animals and birds nurtured by healthy feeding grounds of sea grasses and mangroves. Surviving bombing raids during WW2 and the ravages of cyclones, Darwin Harbour is rich in both western history and aboriginal culture. We keep a close look out for wildlife and mammals and are often rewarded!  Up the Creek is an eco-experience which varies from day to day and season to season. The local crew use the tides, the weather and the season to showcase Darwin Harbour activity. As you cruise you will explore the unique diversity and dimension of the Harbour, taking in the habitat, history and intrigue of what is happening on the day.

And yes, a wee taste of Saltie Gin!

And yes, a wee taste of Saltie Gin!

On this interpretive cruise the crew will use stories, sights and tastes to connect you with Darwin. You'll hear about Darwin's colourful maritime history, you'll see our different wharves and take in views of a whole range of recreational and commercial vessels.  To add to the colour, we will offer you a taste of Sea Darwin's Saltie Gin, a unique handcrafted product that tells a multi-faceted story about the salty, tangy flavours of the Territory and the influence of Southeast Asia on our cuisine; story about our magnificent, emblematic saltwater crocodiles; and it’s about the “old salties” – the Macassans, who sailed to our coastline for centuries and contributed to the Aboriginal language, culture and economy.

Get up close

Get up close

Visitors will experience the sounds and sights of a city harbour abounding with contemporary interest, drenched in history and with an unparalleled tropical marine habitat. This Up The Creek cruise goes where the other boats don’t go, giving you and up close and personal experience with the real Darwin Harbour.

Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions

Your questions answered Frequently asked questions

Are children/family prices available?

Yes, we offer children prices (3-15 years) and family passes (2 adults + 2 children). Click on the book now button for details.

What do I need to bring?

Please wear flat shoes or sandals. We also recommend you bring a camera. We supply drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent and experienced guides.

How long is the tour?

The Up The Creek cruise runs for 1 hour.

Will I be allocated a seat?

Yes, our crew allocate seats on all tours. This is to ensure that people who book together, are seated together. If your group has booked separately, please contact us on 1300 065 022 to ensure that we seat you together.

Can I buy a drink on board?

Yes, we have a licenced bar and offer a range of both alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.

Will I always see a croc trap?

Yes, this cruise only operates when we have enough water to go Up The Creek.

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Acknowledgements

Sea Darwin acknowledges the Larrakia and the Tiwi as custodians of the saltwater country in which we live, work, play and cruise.

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