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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.

Top End Safari Camp Day Tour

Top End Safari Camp Day Tour

More InfoIf you want to fit in all of the quintessential Top End activities into the one day then this is the tour for you! With a helicopter, airboat, cruise boat and crocodile safe swimming cafe there is no better way to experience the spectacular local wildlife and landscapes of the Litchfield region.

Guests will see the majestic floodplains from above in a scenic helicopter flight and spot crocodiles, birds and even buffalo on a thrilling airboat ride through the channels and into the rainforest. Our cruise boat takes guests along Sweets Lagoon billabong for a slower pace perfect for birdwatching and taking pictures whilst tucking into a gourmet BBQ meal.

We have Australia’s only nature-based croc safe pool where guests can take a dip and get face to face with a wild saltwater crocodile.
The tour finishes off with an exciting feeding and exhibition with one of our rescue monster crocodiles caught by Matt Wright himself.

Experience a once in a lifetime Top End day adventure with us!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise

Darwin Combo: The Bombing of Darwin Experience & Darwin Harbour Cruise

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 Sundowner Cruise with Drinks Included

Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise with Drinks Included

More InfoThis 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 during twilight time.

On this cruise you’ll taste some flavoursome Top End gin - 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!

 

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.

 

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

More InfoCatch the ferry from Darwin to spend the day with the traditional Tiwi people of Bathurst Island, one of the Tiwi Islands, a group of islands off the coast of the Northern Territory. You’ll see the famous Tiwi art and burial poles, witness a traditional smoking ceremony and drink billy tea with the locals. Take this rare opportunity to interact with a modern-day Aboriginal community, and gain unique insights into the complex cultural rituals of Australia’s Tiwi Islands. Lunch and ferry are included!

 

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.

 

5 Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Tour

5 Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Tour

More InfoSee the highlights of Kakadu National Park before leaving the crowds behind and exploring Arnhem Land and the Cobourg Peninsula. Enjoy good food, great guides and see something a bit different on this award-winning small-group tour.

Each day is truly different and unique. On day 1 we’ll explore Kakadu, embarking on a wetlands cruise before a hike and swim at Barramundi Gorge.

On day 2 we’ll enter Arnhem Land and have a local Aboriginal guide will show us the spectacular Injalak Hill rock-art sites.

We’ll then spend the next 3 nights at Cobourg Coastal Camp; Venture North’s private camp on the pristine Cobourg Peninsula. Here we’ll embark on a range of wilderness activities including; nature walks, boating, birdwatching, fishing, beach combing and much more!

 

Multi-Day Barramundi and Bluewater Fishing Safaris from Darwin

Multi-Day Barramundi and Bluewater Fishing Safaris from Darwin

More InfoExtended Barramundi and Blue water safaris are designed so you can catch and experience the best of all Northern Territory species on offer. These safaris are available all year round with multiple fishing locations. Meals and accommodation are included in the price of your safari.

 

Multi-Day Fishing Safari from Darwin Staying Aboard a Mother Ship

Multi-Day Fishing Safari from Darwin Staying Aboard a Mother Ship

More InfoBook an overnight fishing safari on board a mother ship on this multiday experience from Darwin designed for keen anglers who want to fish the remote rivers of the Northern Territory and fish for barramundi with professional guides. Destinations may include Moyle River, Little Moyle River, Mini Mini system, Marry River, Anson Bay Creeks, and Melville Island. Select a number of nights and the option that corresponds to your group size when booking. Extended tours are available during the 'run-off' period (February to May) and the 'build up' period (September to December).

 

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 Yellow Waters & Katherine Gorge Helicopter Scenic

Kakadu Yellow Waters & Katherine Gorge Helicopter Scenic

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.

 

Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise

Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise

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 with Dinner and Sparkling Wine

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

More InfoStep aboard for a 3-hour, tropical sunset cruise aboard the luxury 50ft. Sundancer catamaran on the magnificent Darwin Harbour. Your cruise includes sparkling wine and a delicious tapas/barbecue dinner served throughout the evening. There is no better way to wind down your day than with unobstructed views of the setting sun and a glass of wine in hand!

 

Crab Claw Island Resort Cruise and Seafood Buffet

Crab Claw Island Resort Cruise and Seafood Buffet

More InfoEnjoy a relaxing cruise from Darwin to Crab Claw Island Resort for a delicious seafood buffet.
Cruise from Darwin around the Cox Peninsula and into Bynoe Harbour, disembarking right on the beach at the remote Crab Claw Island Resort where you’ll indulge in a delicious all-Australian seafood buffet lunch.

Feast on locally caught barramundi, thread fin salmon and prawns, SA oysters, Black Angus porterhouse steak, fresh salads and dessert; all while taking in the stunning harbour views and enjoying a drink or two with friends.

Spend the afternoon relaxing in the bar, floating in the resort pools or explore further afield through the wildlife sanctuary 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 By Design Day Tour

Tiwi By Design Day Tour

More InfoVisit a traditional Aboriginal community on the Tiwi Islands, off the coast of Darwin. Accompanied by a local Tiwi guide, you'll learn about local history and Tiwi rituals by visiting all the places of interest. 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.
**Please note that the Bathurst Island Museum is closed until 2022, and is no longer included in this tour**

 

Kakadu National Park Cultural Experience

Kakadu National Park Cultural Experience

More InfoKakadu is World Heritage-listed for both its spectacular natural beauty and its outstanding cultural value. It is home to the world’s oldest living culture, boasting some of the world's oldest and most significant rock art. The sacred sites at Ubirr were instrumental in securing Kakadu's dual World Heritage status.

See breathtaking horizons from the top of a Kakadu escarpment with nearly two hours of spectacular scenic flying. Exploring the vast but beautiful Kakadu landscape, as well as a visit to some iconic features that make the Park world-famous. Absorb the pristine wilderness of this unique landscape on a leisurely cruise over submerged paperbark forests along the East Alligator River with Guluyambi Cultural Cruises. Glimpse into the timeless culture of the Bininj / Mungguy people and immerse yourself into the relic paintings documenting ancient human interaction with the environment all in one day to be comfortably back in Darwin by late afternoon.

 

Adelaide Rivers Wetlands Cruise with Crocodile Experience from Darwin

Adelaide Rivers Wetlands Cruise with Crocodile Experience from Darwin

More InfoA truly exhilarating and unique wildlife experience for our guests to get up close and personal to some of nature's most aggressive and dangerous wildlife located in the naturally occurring waterways of the Northern Territory. It is said that Australia’s Top End hosts over 100,000 saltwater crocodiles predominantly in and around the Darwin, Adelaide River and Mary River areas. By booking this experience you are actively supporting the traditional land owners within this magnificent region.

 

Pathfinder Jumping Crocodile Cruise Shuttle Bus

Pathfinder Jumping Crocodile Cruise Shuttle Bus

More InfoGet up close in complete safety to see these spectacular reptiles in their natural habitat on the Adelaide River during a 1 hour tour on the Pathfinder vessels.

 

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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