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Darwin Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Northern Territory is the home of some of the most iconic Australian landscapes known throughout the world. There are a number of tour groups that offer you the opportunity to not just see, but travel through these magnificent regions. Discover the magic of Kakadu National Park, take a 4WD adventure through sandstone outcrops, enjoy a boat cruise to see crocodiles hunting and really experience Australia’s wilderness.

Tours depart Darwin daily so browse through and find something to take you on the journey of a lifetime.

Full Day Helicopter, Airboat and Crocodile Adventure

Full Day Helicopter, Airboat and Crocodile Adventure

More InfoOur Full Day Tropical Adventure Tour is a bucket list experience that ticks all the boxes!

This tour is fantastic value for money combining quintessential Top End activities with spectacular local wildlife and landscapes. Situated in an exclusive location, we showcase the nature and beauty of the Top End with sweeping views of the Litchfield region, electric green in colour and full of life, with a FREE scenic helicopter flight. Experience the thrill of an airboat whilst spotting crocodiles, birds and even buffalo!

Take a dip in Australia’s only nature-based croc safe pool and try your luck at getting face to face with wild salt-water crocodiles. Our friendly and fun hosts will make you feel right at home with an Australian inspired BBQ lunch at our sky deck whilst soaking up the spectacular floodplain landscape scattered with majestic cathedral termite mounds.

Experience a once in a lifetime adrenaline filled Top End adventure with us.

 

Jumping Croc Cruise

Jumping Croc Cruise

More InfoOur Territory owned and operated cruises give you the opportunity to see territorial jumping crocs at very close range in a small group environment that provides memorable photo opportunities. WE ARE HOME OF BRUTUS AND DOMINATOR THE WORLDS FAMOUS 6 METRE CROCS. We have kept a low impact approach to our cruise site to respect this pristine but highly accessible region of the Adelaide River and the wildlife that resides here.We have been touring this part of the river for over 30 years and know most of the wild crocs that live there. Its an interesting and fun day with locals.

 

Darwin Sunset Cruise, Including Fish 'n' Chips

Darwin Sunset Cruise, Including Fish 'n' Chips

More InfoAs the sun sets over Darwin, take to the water for a scrumptious serving of fresh, wild caught Northern Territory fish and chips. Accompanied with a complimentary drink, this Australian favorite comfort food is the center piece of this award winning Sea Darwin sunset cruise. You'll be taken to the best places on the harbor to relax, unwind and enjoy a famous Top End sunset. Watching the sun set over Darwin while enjoying Fish’n Chips, is a truly Territorian experience.

 

Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise

Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise

More InfoSee how the Second World War was experienced in Australia on a WWII historical tour of Darwin. This poignant tour highlights the memorials and sites of the war, explains the bombing of Darwin, and visits Darwin’s historic bases, museums and military precincts. You’ll also cruise the harbor to see the site of a wartime shipwreck and the modern-day navy base.

 

Turtle Tracks Tour to Bare Sand Island from Darwin

Turtle Tracks Tour to Bare Sand Island from Darwin

More InfoA sunset adventure to see the nesting sea turtles on Bare Sand Island, a remote island 1.5 hours from Darwin by fast boat.

 

Darwin Harbour Bombing of Darwin Cruise

Darwin Harbour Bombing of Darwin Cruise

More InfoDeparting from Stokes Hill Wharf at 11am, this 1-hour Bombing of Darwin cruise takes in significant WWII sites on Darwin Harbour and modern day front-line activities. With real time commentary by a local guide, this cruise offers a maritime perspective on one of Australia's most significant war time events.

 

1-Hour Darwin Harbour Highlights Cruise

1-Hour Darwin Harbour Highlights Cruise

More InfoDeparting from Stokes Hill Wharf at 1pm this Sea Darwin adventure cruise takes in the history, habitat and intrigue of Darwin Harbour. Travelling on a state of the art boat between sites of interest, this cruise cover the highlights of Darwin Harbour with real time commentary by a local guide.

 

The Bombing of Darwin Double

The Bombing of Darwin Double

More InfoDarwin’s definitive Bombing of Darwin experience, with story telling and story living combining to give you unique insight into Australia's most significant WW2 event.  This double includes a visit to Darwin's premier virtual reality experience located within the Royal Flying Doctor Tourist Facility, with a one hour Bombing of Darwin harbour cruise.

 

Tropical Light Unplugged Twilight Cruise

Tropical Light Unplugged Twilight Cruise

More InfoAwaken your senses with this Tropical Light experience and start your evening in Darwin with Mother Nature’s best light show. This is tropical light unplugged, a short sunset and twilight cruise on Darwin Harbour during the tropical summer when the sky is stretched with colour catching storm clouds, multi-hued sunsets and a peppering of electrical light shows. After sunset on the open harbour, twilight will be enjoyed with a stunning city backdrop in a place where trees are in the sea.

When twilight fades the return to Kitchener Bay is greeted with a stunning exhibition of plugged Tropical Light, as the Darwin Waterfront seawall is transformed with Bruce Munro’s Water Tower sculptures. These towers of stacked recyclable water bottles are illuminated by optical fibre, like enormous liquid batteries of light.

Disembark in a perfect location for a self-guided stroll through the waterfront precinct to the city to experience the complete Bruce Munro Tropical Light exhibition.

 

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

More InfoA spectacular Katherine Gorge day tour is one of the many unforgettable experiences available to you in the Top End in Australia's Northern Territory. Traveling from Darwin to Katherine Gorge, you will journey to Nitmiluk National Park where you will view ancient Aboriginal rock art on the canyon walls, the abundant flora and fauna of the region and maybe even see a few crocodiles! Enjoy a cruise -- a highlight of Katherine Gorge tours -- and take a refreshing swim at the crocodile-free Edith Falls, before returning to Darwin.

 

Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure Cruise from Darwin

Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure Cruise from Darwin

More InfoJust 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to over 1600 Crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Join this tour in the afternoon and travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River, enjoying commentary about the outskirts of Darwin along the way. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and then it’s on to Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to view a wetland ecosystem up close. It’s also a good opportunity to spot for birds and other wildlife.

 

Darwin City Sights and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Darwin City Sights and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

More InfoJoin a morning city sights tour for the perfect introduction to Darwin, with expert commentary by a local guide. See the lush Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple and tour the other historic sites of the city including the Darwin Aviation Museum. Explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, whose collections encompass Aboriginal art, visual arts, and Northern Territory history and natural sciences. After the tour you will be dropped off in the city for a 45-minute break and opportunity to have lunch.
In the afternoon head 60kms from Darwin to Adelaide River, home to over 1600 Crocodiles and the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and then it’s on to Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to view a wetland ecosystem up close.

 

Tropical Lights, Darwin and Kakadu

Tropical Lights, Darwin and Kakadu

More InfoEscape to the picturesque Top End. Experience Tropical Light, Bruce Munro's new, outdoor exhibition featuring eight illuminated sculptures across Darwin’s CBD. Explore the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Marvel at ancient rock art at Nourlangie, search for crocs on the two wildlife cruises and tour the historic sites of Darwin.

 

Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile Cruise with Roundtrip Helicopter from Darwin

Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile Cruise with Roundtrip Helicopter from Darwin

More InfoSpectacular is the word! This tour combines sweeping views of the wetlands and river systems by helicopter and up close views of prehistoric jumping crocodiles. Enjoy a cruise on the scenic Adelaide River and see the powerful natural jumping ability of the Australian Saltwater Crocodile. With experienced guides, visitors will learn more about these magnificent creatures in their own natural habitat. This very popular cruise is suitable for all ages. A one hour drive from Darwin, but why drive when you can fly!

 

Mary River Wetlands Helicopter and Airboat Adventure from Darwin

Mary River Wetlands Helicopter and Airboat Adventure from Darwin

More InfoThe world-class Mary River Wetlands are a photographer’s paradise! Teeming with wildlife – and specifically, the highest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere – is a must-do experience! The highly qualified and passionate guides of Wildlands Safaris will take you on an unrivalled tour of Australia’s largest wetland system.
From the helicopter gain a true appreciation of the size and beauty of the wetlands and from the airboat and safari cruise, close views of crocodiles, colourful flora and a myriad of native wildlife including wallabies, jabirus, sea eagles, kites, kingfishers, brolgas, buffaloes and jacanas.
The Mary River system is an 80-minute drive east of Darwin along the famous Arnhem Highway. However, by helicopter, arrive at Corroboree Billabong after a 30-minute scenic flight (60 minutes round trip).

 

Kakadu & Katherine Gorge Full Day Air Tour, Helicopter & Cruise

Kakadu & Katherine Gorge Full Day Air Tour, Helicopter & Cruise

More InfoFly from Darwin to Katherine Gorge over the Top End’s rugged landscape. From here, you are taken on an action packed scenic helicopter ride deep inside the gorges of Nitmiluk National Park. You’ll get an up close look at areas that are simply unreachable by any other means.

After exploring the gorges, fly to Kakadu National Park. Sit back and be amazed at the view of the ancient, unimaginable landscape that has made Kakadu so famous. You’ll be left breathless at the scope and spiritual magnificence of the land.

To get the most out of Kakadu, we’ll actually land inside the park. Relax for a minute and have lunch before the partaking in the afternoon Yellow Waters Boat Cruise. This majestic boat ride will see you discover hidden areas of Kakadu, untouched by mankind. Wildlife is abundant, as is the natural beauty and cultural significance of the region. Your flight back to Darwin takes in the spectacular Mary and Adelaide Rivers, before finally landing safely back in Darwin.

 

Katherine Gorge Fly, Helicopter & Cruise Tour From Darwin

Katherine Gorge Fly, Helicopter & Cruise Tour From Darwin

More InfoA true departure from the ordinary, your journey will begin with a compelling flight south to the breath-taking Katherine Gorge. Pass over the rugged Aussie Outback, as well as the Adelaide River and Pine Creek. After taking in the views of the landscape, the scenic flight extends over Katherine Gorge itself, with an all encompassing view of the grandeur and brilliance of the gorges.

The highlights continue with a helicopter flight taking you to hard-to-reach gorges that are as stunning as they are remote. This life-changing experience culminates with an awe-inspiring 2-hour boat cruise through the gorge, where you will be able to take in every remarkable aspect of the Katherine Gorge. Take a moment to relax before once again boarding a plane and returning to Darwin.

 

Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

More InfoCruise along the Adelaide River and see Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on this exciting tour from Darwin. Observe these primeval saltwater crocodiles close up as they leap out of the water to snatch their food.

 

Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner

Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner

More InfoYour sunset cruise aboard the 'Charles Darwin' takes in the beautiful Darwin Harbour in full air-conditioned comfort. You will have access to the Sun Deck (Third, top deck) where the best views of Darwin’s famous sunset are experienced. This 2.5-hour cruise includes great commentary on the harbor and Darwin’s great history. You have the option to include a buffet dinner and there is a licensed bar on board with great priced drinks and snacks to enjoy.

 

Sunset 3-Hour Cruise from Darwin Includes Dinner and Sparkling Wine

Sunset 3-Hour Cruise from Darwin Includes Dinner and Sparkling Wine

More InfoCome aboard for a 3-hour, tropical, sunset cruise on the magnificent Darwin Harbour. Sail aboard the Sundancer, a 50ft. ocean-going luxury catamaran. Your cruise includes Sparkling wine and a delicious tapas/barbecue dinner served throughout the evening. The maximum group size is 30 people.

 

Outback Floatplane & Airboat Tour from Darwin

Outback Floatplane & Airboat Tour from Darwin

More InfoFor a trip of a lifetime which takes you right up close to the extraordinary sights, sounds and wildlife of this pristine wilderness!

Our half-day Ultimate Tour is designed to showcase the natural wonders of the Northern Territory, but it’s also acclaimed as one of the most exciting Darwin crocodile tours.

Starting with a low level scenic flight in our luxury floatplane, with an exhilarating water landing on Sweets lagoon. Jumping aboard our supercharged airboat for a ride a a lifetime over the Litchfield wetlands and monsoonal rainforests. Experience extraordinary wildlife including crocodiles and water buffalo, along with incredible scenery.  Indulge in a mouth-watering meal with our professional guides who have your safety and your enjoyment at heart.

 

Outback Floatplane Safari Camp Overnighter including Airboat from Darwin

Outback Floatplane Safari Camp Overnighter including Airboat from Darwin

More InfoExperience the 'Top End' like never before when you journey into Australia’s forgotten land with this floatplane adventure. Inaccessible by land, the remote Finniss River floodplains, southwest of Darwin, is a beauty to behold teeming with wildlife and untouched landscapes. Leaving Darwin in a floatplane sighting the city as you fly over and the vastness of the outback before having the excitement of a water landing on Sweets Lagoon. Your afternoon is action packed with airboats, helicopter rides, and seeing as much territory wildlife as possible. Retiring for the evening in our outback camp.  Sit back and relax for true outback hospitality before returning to Darwin after breakfast the next morning.

 

Outback Floatplane Tour + Litchfield National Park Full Day tour from Darwin

Outback Floatplane Tour + Litchfield National Park Full Day tour from Darwin

More InfoThis new Darwin to Litchfield tour combines all the excitement of popular 'The Ultimate Tour' half-day option with the added bonus of a guided tour of beautiful Litchfield National Park, with stops at all the major waterfalls and points of interest.

You will experience low level aerial views from our floatplane complete with a water landing on the stunning and calm lagoon, exhilarating airboat rides, leisurely river cruising, face-to-face wildlife encounters and freshly prepared meals in the peaceful seclusion of your private billabong.

Extending your NT experience, with a guided tour into Litchfield National Park as one of the Top-End’s ‘must-see’ attractions.

With several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools, magnetic termite mounds and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars, it’s a fascinating and very beautiful place to visit, with time to swim and view the magnificent waterfalls before returning to Darwin.

 

Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise Aboard a Traditional Ketch

Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise Aboard a Traditional Ketch

More InfoDarwin is famous for its lush tropical climate, outdoor activities and fresh seafood. This 2.5-hour dinner cruise brings these elements together with an intimate 4-course meal on a traditional ketch. A northern Australian sunset serves as a backdrop to an intimate meal featuring wild seafood appetizers, rich entrees and a tropical fruit platter for dessert. Freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters, anyone?

 

Crab Claw Island Cruise and Lunch

Crab Claw Island Cruise and Lunch

More InfoDepart Cullen Bay for the 2 hour cruise heading out of Darwin Harbour and into Bynoe Harbour. Your skipper will provide light commentary along the way, pointing out areas of interest and historical information. On arrival onto the beach at Crab Claw Island, enjoy a seafood buffet meal on the spacious deck overlooking the water, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There are two swimming pools, boats for hire and optional helicopter flights or simply relax with a cool beverage on the deck before cruising back to Cullen Bay.

 

Darwin Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

Darwin Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

More InfoTake in the highlights of Darwin Harbour aboard a spacious catamaran. Cruise by Bicentennial Park, Lameroo Beach, Stokes Hill Wharf, Larakeyah Barracks and more. Live commentary provides insight on Darwin, important sites for the Aboriginal Larrakia people, the extensive damage suffered during World War II air raids and the devastation caused by Cyclone Tracy. Plenty of photo ops and great views await from the open sundeck or the air-conditioned cabin.

 

Tiwi Island Day Tour from Darwin

Tiwi Island Day Tour from Darwin

More InfoVisit a traditional Aboriginal community on the Tiwi Islands, off the coast of Darwin. Accompanied by a local Tiwi guide, you'll visit a Tiwi museum, as well as learn about local history and Tiwi rituals. Share a traditional morning tea with Tiwi Islanders before taking an art workshop taught by Aboriginal artists. Tourism is limited on the island, making this a rare chance to visit this Aboriginal community that holds on tightly to its traditions.

 

1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch

1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch

More InfoSee an abundance of birds, saltwater crocodiles and other wildlife on a full-day tour to the Corroboree Billabong, from Darwin. En route, visit Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre before continuing to the Corroboree Billabong for a 2.5-hour boat cruise. You’ll get an up-close experience of the wetlands and informative commentary from your friendly and knowledgeable guide throughout the day. With round-trip transportation and lunch included, this tour is the perfect way to explore the wetlands from Darwin!

 

Darwin Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner

Darwin Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner

More InfoSpirit of Darwin cruise you will be welcomed by the friendly captain & crew as you board Dock 2 Stokes Hill Warf between 5:00-5:20pm. On arrival you will be greeted with an free ice cold welcome drink from the fully licenced cash bar. On the Darwin harbour sunset cruise get your camera ready for the best sunset ever while setting out on a 2.5 hour cruise showing the magnificent tropical Darwin harbour.

You will hear the live commentary about the harbour, the history of Darwin & much more. Enjoy shared canapés handmade from fresh local produce, the perfect accompaniment to the spectacular view! As the sun sets watch the sky light up in magical colours reflecting off the water and showcasing the coastline of Darwin in a way you've never seen before! This unique experience features fish feeding from the bow of the Spirit, where the batfish of Darwin Harbour meet the boat to fed.

The Batfish come right to the surface within view & awe of all passengers on board.

 

1 Hour Darwin Airboat Tours

1 Hour Darwin Airboat Tours

More InfoDesigned by Matt Wright, esteemed tourism operator and National Geographic's "Outback

Wrangler", Darwin Airboat Tours is all about fun and adventure! We deliver a unique, bucket list experience that people of all ages can enjoy from Darwin City!

 

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