21/09/2012 - good food and very relaxing. An add on to every Darwin Holiday, great night out and spectacular views of the harbour and sunset, Michelle our host was a riot and very passionate about her clients and the other guests on board. VIP treatment. Wonderful food and spectacular sunset-have sold this tour in the past but didn't realize how spectacular the sunset/cruise combo was! Amazing. A really lovely, relaxing night out! The food was great and sunset was beautiful.LOVE IT LOVED IT LOVED IT, amazing sights, yummy food! This was a great boat trip. The food selection was wonderful and catered to everyone. The views from the boat were amazing and the staff were very friendly. Beautiful food with very relaxed cruise and views, Excellent. Fantastic food and view.
Comments from Flight Centre QLD Staff
Hi guys Whilst we lacked numbers, those that did attend all had a brilliant afternoon.The food was delicious, your staff were friendly, professional and the weather was extremely kind. The skipper graciously re-docked to pick up a straggler as well. We have just closed a survey back on the conference as a whole and there were a couple of comments relating to the cruise as below; Fantastic finish to the conference - We thought it was the prefect debrief after a few days of learning Many thanks again, a wonderful afternoon in every respect.
Cheers Regards Luke Harris Senior Manager, Insurance Sales - TIO
20/8/2012 - Hi Renee, I just wanted to say thank you for helping out with the Hens Party and a big thank you to the crew on Saturday night for putting up with us! (A special thanks to Mike!) All of the girls really enjoyed the cruise and I hope we weren't too much of a nuisance! :) Will definitely be recommending you to others. Thanks, Kirste
16/8/2012 - Hi Darwin Harbour Cruises, Now that we are back from our honeymoon we wanted to say a very big thankyou to you and your crew that have been outstanding and made our wedding reception one to remember. From day one your service has been exceptional and made planning our wedding a lot less stressful, from answering all of our many questions to offering useful advice so thankyou very much. We also want to say a big thanks to the chef(s) who cooked all the wonderful food, Bens sisters husband is a top quality chef and he along with several other guests complimented on the quality of the food being served so please pass this onto your chef(s) as they did an amazing job! Thanks again and warm regards, Leah and Ben Davies
3/8/2012 - Hi Renee, Sorry for the delay in feedback. The cruise was spectacular. Everyone enjoyed both the cruise and the food, they thought it was great value for money. Thank you so very much for your help throughout my preparation for my sisters Hens Party, i really appreciate it. I wish you all the best. Thank You, Sarah Robertson
19/7/2012 - My wife and I had a sensational time on the sunset cruise while we were in Darwin, the boat was terrific, the crew was truly incredible, wonderful, very friendly, very kind and gave of their valuable time during the cruise to point out various locations and pass on information and really made you feel at home, and the dinner was sensational!. We had the barrumundi on the cruise and it was truly incredible. We really enjoyed the fish very much and the entire cruise was sensational and the sunset was spectacular so thanks to all the team at Darwin Harbour Cruises. From Graham Mercer.
11/7/12 - I just wanted to say thank you, the cruise on Friday was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!, Kind regards, Stephanie Agnew - Elders Real Estate
28/5/2012 - this was the most enjoyable dinner cruise I've been on. Staff and service onboard the Charles Darwin during the cruise was exceptional. totally enjoyable event.
31/5/2012 - Thoroughly enjoyed it would recommend to anyone. Staff were curteous, and very friendly. Being a local I enjoyed meeting all the tourists.
6/3/2012 - Great meal, great opportunity to see the sunset from a different perspective and enjoyed the atmosphere. Really enjoyed the cruise. Thank you!
5/7/2012 - It was excellent!! The staff were great and the boat and sunset amazing. Nothing but good things to say from our staff too. Very memorable night. Thanks, Hollie Garlepp, KPMG
24/5/2012 - The cruise was a great hit with our interstate guests. They were really happy with all aspects of the cruise. Everything went well. Thank you for all your help. Kind Regards, Land Development Corporation
1/5/12 - Hi Rachel, You may remember me from my Territory Wildlife Park days in marketing…A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a LivingSocial voucher and took my husband on your Charles Darwin dinner cruise – I’m ashamed to say that it was the first time I have ever been on your cruise. We had a fantastic time! I had no idea how polished the whole experience would be. On arrival we were welcomed by four different staff, and seated at our table which was a little wobbly, so they promptly replaced it for us and offered a complimentary drink. Your poor staff then had to deal with a power problem that left the boat without air-conditioning and cooking food in stages. Immediately someone was around to all of the tables dropping off hand held fans - great idea! Not once did I see any of your staff lose their cool, or hear a single complaint from anyone on board. The food you offered was really nice, and everyone was able to go up and have seconds. Congratulations on building a business where even locals can enjoy a quality experience, and receive fantastic service from staff who very obviously enjoy what they do. We plan to do it again soon! Thanks again, Tegan & Duncan Cross
26/4/2012 - Hi Renee, It was fantastic, as always. Thank you and please thank the staff onboard; they were terrific. I'd forgotten how much I miss being on the water, so I think I should make a big effort to do more cruises in future! Have a great day and thanks again for the great service. Kind regards, Mary Fleming - ConocoPhillips
26/4/2012 - Excellent, thank you!, Yes the weather wasn’t great but I believe it went well and everybody had a good time. I have received very good feedback about the food – from what I’ve heard, the Barra Skewers were the hit of the night! Thanks so much for your help with organising this event on such short notice. Kind Regards, Carla Kassman - Conoco Phillips
23/4/2012 - Just like to say the cruise was beautiful and the food was amazing!! Kind regards, Treasa McCullagh
18/4/2012 - A great time was had by all!! Many thanks for a fantastic night!. Prompt Auto Repairs.
2/4/2012 - Hi Renee, The cruise was fabulous, everyone said they had a great time and the crew were fantastic. The food was great, just the right amount I think. Turned out we had exactly 30 people so we planned well. Only one person was sea sick with a little bit of swell so pretty good I think. It was well worth getting the extra hour, so it didn't fly by too quick. Thank you for your help with organising it -I had a great night! Please pass on my thanks to the crew! Anna Boustead.
28/3/2012 - It was perfect weather for the day and a cool clear starry night. Everyone was down stairs talking, drinking and eating till near sunset, and then they all remained on the top deck for the rest of the evening enjoying the ambience. Cheers, Paul Bierton
12/12/11 - re: Christmas Party, Hi Rachel, Thanks for a wonderful evening on Friday, everyone had a terrific time. The food and service were great, please pass our thanks onto your staff. Thanks again, Regards, Robyn Miller-Smith, Minter Ellison
12/12/11 - WOW, WAS AMAZING HAD SO SO SO MUCH FUN AND THE STAFF WHERE GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP..BEST X-MASS PARTY EVER. HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMASS :) WILL BE RECOMEDING YOU AGAIN TO EVEYONE I KNOW. Emma Young, Duty Manager-Leanyer Recreation Park
12/12/11 - The cruise was fantastic. Everyone commented on how lovely the afternoon was. Thanks to everyone involved. Regards, Ruth Gaden - Top End Diesel Pty Ltd
9/12/2011 - A big thankyou to Paul, Andy and Rob for for all their help on the 05/12/2011, my wedding renewal cruise, family and friends had a great time, and that made my night wonderful. Lynette McGrath
1/12/2011 - Thank you so much for a great night. The crew were spot on and our clients had a ball. Cecilia Quek - NT News
30/10/2011 - We went on the Charles Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise last night. What a great experience, crew were fantastic. Food was excellent. Would highly recommend this as a must do on your list whilst in Darwin. Fantastic, thank to all the crew. Ladies from the Gold Coast.
20/10/2011 - Hello Renee, I would just like to sincerely thank you and your AWESOME staff for a most wonderful night on the Charles Darwin Sunday 9th October 2011 (YES you heard it I finally made it!!). I was totally not expecting what I experienced, the whole evening was lovely. The staff was fantastic, Paul (I think that was his name, the dude that talked about Darwin) did a wonderful job ! A hard one at that!! as people were either too busy chatting to themselves, canoodling or drinking!! The food was fabulous (just the cold prawns were way tooo salty, but I'm not a salt girl! lol) the oysters tasted fresh and local. Soo much to choose from the buffet the Vegetable lasagna (pasta dish) was to die for!! and I'm sooooo glad they brought out more of the vanilla dessert which just finished the night off lovely. I can't wait to come aboard again but this time bring my MAN with me so we can have a lovey relaxing evening on the sea.....Oh oh..... one of the best things.... was the drive in where we sat on the top deck and viewed Darwin in lights ahhhhhh so pretty!! Thank you sooo much once again! next time your in I will have to take you on a cruise ....on our buggy around the park! he he he :) Kind regards, Michelle Toogood - Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
5/10/2011 - My team and I had an amazing time on the dinner cruise, everything was great. The staff were friendly and accommodating, Issac deserves a special mention as he went above and beyond. He did a really great job. The food was amazing, all my staff commented on it especially the beef dish. Overall we had a great time please pass this feedback on to your team they all did a great job! Kind Regards, Ben Stephens - Holiday Inn Darwin
15/9/2011 - Hi Renee, Just to let you know, thanks to your great crew, our party last Saturday night was a huge success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Crew were very professional and attentative, food was fantastic and the Tumlaren a very nice vessel.. (probably should have gone with your menu recommendations as we didn't need the extra fish - there was stacks & all very yummy). A couple of people in our group, impressed by the night, asked me about the arrangements regarding future events they were considering. Thanks again, Kind regards, Sally Bevis
15/9/2011 - Excellent service, great food, perfect sail time, value for money, we had a really nice evening. Nicole Hurwood
03/9/2011 - We had a fantastic night – the water was calm, the sunset wonderful for our interstate visitors/in-Laws, the evening relatively cool, the full moon was “over the moon” (boom, boom), the service great, the food delicious and plentiful. What a great relaxing way to start the last segment of our “Magical Mystery Tour” – Kirsty and Adam did not know what or where we were doing or going over the entire weekend. Thanks again to you, Captain extraordinaire Chris and the Alfred Nobel crew who made our evening so pleasant. We are most grateful. Regards, Dave (Digby) Hart
9/9/2011 - The Social Clubs trip on the Charles Darwin was fantastic, a really good evening.... The mango chicken was amazing!! Regards, Michael Banks - TIO
7/9/2011 - Thanks for a magnificent night out on the Charles Darwin! We had a fantastic time and I was delighted with the friendliness of the staff who made a special effort to chat with our little ones. Thanks also for running your promotion on livingsocial - please do it again soon, God Bless, Lieutenant Joanne Brookshaw
8/9/2011 - Hi Renee, Thank you so much again for helping us with last nights cruise. The Charles Darwin was lovely! The staff, food and hospitality were excellent. All our guests had such a wonderful time so thank you all so much. Cheers! Kind Regards, Marie-Clare Boothby - All Financial Services Pty Ltd
6/9/2011 - Just an email to thank you most sincerely for accommodating me and my brother on the Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Cruise last Friday. We had a wonderful time and really appreciate it. Upon entering the boat, we were pleasantly surprised to have selected seats which proved really nice and structured for everyone. It made us both feel relaxed from the start and not worrying about where we would be sitting. As regards the buffet, it was ready very quickly, always topped up with a wonderful selection for all tastes. The queue was long, but I feel no one should feel rushed as there was plenty of food and maybe the guy speaking at the start could reflect on this to reassure people. He's speech was funny at the start, short and to the point and made everyone feel at ease! Overall it was a wonderful experience and I certainly will continue to recommend this cruise and others to guests. I overheard many comments on board from other people of how relaxing and wonderful the buffet was too and wishing it could go on longer! Thanks again, Ciara - Cullen Bay Resorts
22/8/2011 - Good Afternoon Rachel, Thank you very much for reserving Tumlaren for our exclusive use yesterday. Your very kind assistance in finalising the menu was most helpful.The selection was just right with ample delicious food prepared by our delightful Chef, served with great aplomb by Isaac and all under the watchful eye of Skipper Lisa. The party went off extremely well in a very relaxed atmosphere and the chief guest, Barbara, was very happy with the way it all went and all the other guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves during their time on board with nothing but praise for the way the catering was organised with impeccable timing ensuring a continus feast. Again, thank you, Kind Regards, Peter & Barbara Gallagher
24/8/2011 - We went out on Alfred Noble on Sunday 21st August and it was fantastic. The food was glorious, the staff were brilliant and the timing and route of the trip were just excellent. Two of our party had gluten free dietary requirements and were catered for magnificently. We have been on other cruises in Darwin, but this has far surpassed any other for value for money and a great experience. Thank you to the team at the Alfred Noble. Hilary Bassett.
6/8/2011 - Good morning Hannah, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for taking me out on the Charles Darwin cruise last night!, Keith and Mike were knowledgeable and entertaining, and Issac gave me a great tour of the vessel. I buddied up with a few old bears and we had a really nice evening and dinner. The sunsets in Darwin are definitely amazing and I now know the sunset cruise is a must for all visitors. There is so much more to do in Darwin township than I had realized. Thank you again for hosting me in the top end, and you can be sure all clients heading this way will be advised your trip is a must do. Many smiles, Debbie Cox - Sunlover Holidays
31/7/2011 - Hi Renee, I would just like to say a big thank you so much for your professionalism, good communication and more-than-the-industry standard assistance you provided for Teara & Marc's wedding. Your efforts made my role much more pleasant and more easier to deal with my clients in these type of events. I hope I can be able to direct more bookings your way, and will definately be recommending your services. I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Sincere regards, Sherisse Tanonef, Professional Wedding Planner - Darwin Dream Weddings
31/7/2011 - Hi Renee, We had the best time on the dinner cruise. Staff where amazing and food was wonderful, will recomend to everyone and hopefully be back soon. Thankyou sooo much, Regards, Jade Knipe
29/7/2011 - Thank you for hosting such a great venue for our wedding reception. It was a great day and everyone was very pleased with the food and the service your staff provided throughout the entire day. The waiting staff did a terrific job ensuring the guests always had food or drinks in their hands and we couldn't have faulted them on anything. We are both very happy with all that you have provided and we are sure we will be seeing you again in the future, perhaps for our anniversary on one of your smaller boats. Regards, Marc and Teara.
8/7/2011 - It was a wonderful afternoon / evening. And we, along with all our guests loved it. The cruise is an amazing experience for the bride and groom - it felt such a special thing to do, and we were well looked after and knew that our guests were too. The whole cruise and food and beverage service was superb. Everyone loved the food, and everyone so far has said there was ample food. I must admit I didn't keep track of the food at all (and rightly so) and have no idea if food was left over. I know the cake was left over and hope staff ate it and enjoyed it! The staff onboard - Toph, Bevo, Hannah, Rena, Zena, Klara (and Miranda?) were really, really great. I didn't thank them on the night and I am sorry I did not do so. Cheers, Julie and Andy Bridge
28/6/2011 - It was AWESOME! The food was great and your staff were lovely! It’s definitely become my favourite cruise experience on Darwin Harbour so far. Seriously, we all had a great time, and having the aft area was perfect as it enabled us to really catch up and relax in a great, laid back atmosphere, while enjoying the wonderful service, food and views. Kind regards, Kellie Harpley, Tourism NT
23/6/2011 - Rachel, thank you so much for assisting me with the arrangements for my partner's 30th birthday party. Your professional and prompt customer service was above and beyond my expectations. The drinks package suited our needs and the food was delicious. The Tumlaren staff were fantastic, friendly and nothing was ever an issue. Also a big thank you to Hannah and the Captain. Another thing that was good to see was an all female crew - Not something you see much of in Darwin. All of our guests enjoyed the sunset cruise onboard the Tumlaren and are still raving about it to this day. The Tumlaren was the perfect size for our number of guests (25). There was plenty of room for people to walk around, always an empty seat and plenty of shade. It was a great cruise and is most definitely a memorable one. A big thank you to you and to your team. Penny Luke
14/6/11 - Hi Renee, We had a great cruise on Friday and Lisa and the crew were fantastic. Please pass on our thanks to them for making the night so special. Kind regards, Mary Fleming, Darwin Operations Centre, ConocoPhillips Australasia
14/6/2011 - Just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely time on the cruise. The staff where wonderful, always smiling & enjoying themselves. The Food was just awesome, presentation was great, and I thought it was great value for money. Hubby had a great time & mum and I thought the wine list was great. Thanks again, Kellie
2/6/2011 - Hi Renee, Thank you for arranging my cruise onboard the alfred noble myself and my partner had a fantastic time, the cruise was just the right amount of time with the meal served exactly when needed. The fact that the meals had two choices rather than you having to pick one or the other made an interesting evening and eventually got us both tasting item which we would not normally of ordered so giving us a great new taste that we will remember for a long time. All staff were fun and very helpfull everyone seemed to be enjoying there jobs which clearly came across to the customers. A seating plan for the tables was great as it gives everyone a chance to sit comfortablly without people arriving early to 'get the best seats' Which we loved by the way our seat was perfect close enough to everyone to enjoy and feed of the atmosphere of the ship yet far enough away to enjoy a romantic night out together. Something that is usally difficult for a couple to get in a resturant these days usually tables for two are near the walkingways or bigger table usually taken up by children or big groups. All we had a great time and will not only be highly recomending this as tour but as a personal dinner location, and will be using it again ourselves as much as possible. Kind regards, Annmarie and Daniel - Cullen Bay Resorts
30/5/2011 - Hi Renee, I just want to say that we, Paul Bailey (from the Novotel) and myself, thoroughly enjoyed the Sunset Cruise on Thursday night. Service was great, food was delicious, the staff were friendly and the sunset was gorgeous. I will definitely be recommending Darwin Harbour Cruises as I have now done both cruises. Kind regards, Jill Gregory, Duty Manager - Travelodge Mirambeena
24/5/2011 - Hi Rachel, Just a quick email to say a huge Thank You for helping me organise Simon's birthday cruise on Friday. All my guests had a ball and the food was lovely and plentiful!. I hope to have an occasion where we can do it all again soon. I will definitely recommend you to my friends, family and guests. Until next time. Many thanks again, Lily
24/5/2011 - Hey Renee, Hope I find you well. Sorry about the delay getting back to you, things have been hectic and I've been out bush a lot. Mate, I have to say, the cruise was FANTASTIC!! I had a wonderful time. All my guests had a wonderful time. I cannot speak highly enough of the crew, they were professional, friendly and helpful at all times and kept things in order aboard while also making allowances for the mood and some of the goings-on. Everything was taken care of perfectly and I was able to enjoy myself without a care in the world. Absolutely TOP NOTCH. If I do this again it will be with you guys and I will happily recommend DHC to all and sundry. Except next time it will be for LONGER! My heartfelt thanks to all of you.Thank you so much, Yours, James
10/5/2011 - Hi Renee, The Night was fantastic, everyone has been raving about how wonderful the cruise was. Our hats go off to the staff they handle everything really well. Fantastic Night thanks very much for all your efforts, Kind Regards, Jai Kearney - Hidden Valley Ford
7/5/2011 - Hi Renee, We had an absolutely fantastic dinner cruise last night. We totally loved it and have been raving to our friends and family all day. The staff were lovely, food was delicious, the whole layout and schedule of the cruise was awesome!! I have lived here all my life and never done your cruise before. We have decided we will do it at least once or twice a year from now on. Please pass on our sincere thanks to all involved in making it such a beautiful night. Thanks again, kind regards, Sheryn
5/5/11 - Hi Renee, Just some feedback for you – this was the highlight of the trip! I organised several events for my group and this one got the most positive responses. They loved the whole experience so thank you to all your team for their professionalism – we will certainly recommend this as a ‘must do’ in Darwin. Cheers, Janet Boon, Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Incorporated
5/5/2011 - Hi Renee, Sorry it's taken us so long to reply - things have been a bit hectic!, But, wow, what a fantastic cruise! We were bowled over by the lovely crew and wait staff, and the professionalism of the whole operation. The transfer of our bridal party at sea went off like clockwork. Thank you sooooo much. We couldn't be happier. Our wedding day was a dream come true. Thank you again. Couldn't be more impressed with Darwin Harbour Cruises. Kind regards, Margo and Raymond Nugent
2/5/2011 - Hi Renee and Rachel, We had a lovely time on the cruise and the overseas and interstate visitors especially appreciated it. In fact the whole day was perfect, from the ceremony on the beach at East Point, to the cake and refreshments at a friend's house at Fannie Bay,and then on to the Harbour Cruise. Weather was great, and the sunset glorious. Thank you very much, we appreciated your friendly service, Pat Stephensen and family
18/4/2011 - On behalf of all my staff, families and students I would really like to thank you for such a wonderful day!! Everyone really enjoyed their day out and the students had such an experience that hopefully they’ll remember for a long time to come. Kind Regards, Karen Shearer, Henbury OSHC Coordinator
7/4/2011 - Hello Renee, Margi, her parents, and I had a wonderful evening cruise on Tuesday. The sitting position was great, the cruise was smooth and pleasant, the food was plentiful and delicious, and the service up to its usual par excellence! Unfortunately I had to be the designated driver and had to behave! We passed on our compliments to the Chef Andy, and most of the crew as we disembarked. However, it deserves to be repeated here .... we were most impressed with the quality and service and thank, in no particular order, Chris, Andy, Issac, new girl Hannah, and other crew members whose names I cannot recall. It was a very pleasant and memorable evening, and we will highly recommend it to friends and colleagues. Thanks to you too Renee for assisting us with the booking and securing our "passage". Regards, Dave (Digby) Hart
28/2/2011 - Hi Renee, A short email to comment on the Sunset Dinner Cruise on board the Charles Darwin on Saturday night. Both Jeremy and myself were surprised on the high level of customer service provided on board the boat. All crew members were precise with delivery of meals and beverages and provided a friendly atmosphere on the boat. The food was very nice and good sized portions were offered and staff came around offering seconds. The menu was delicious, but it would have been a nice addition to have the menus on the tables. Thanks very much for the opportunity, it was a wonderful night. Damian Kalinski, Store Manager, Cheap AZ Travel
23/2/2011 - Good Morning, Sorry for the delay in giving you my feedback. I went on your wonderful dinner cruise with my partner on Friday the 11th Feb. Both my partner and I enjoyed every minute of the cruise. Complements to the chef the meals was superb, it was a perfect combination of foods. My partner and I don't eat shellfish but we were just as delighted with the anti pesto plate. Thank you for a wonderful evening, I will have no problem recommending your cruise to my customers. Kind Regards, Natalie Hollenberg-100% Adventure Travel
14/1/2011 - To All the Office Ladies, Just to re-iterate what a wonderful time that was had by all on my 40th. My charter was on the Bridge Deck of the Charles Darwin on Wednesday 12th January 2011. The food was absolutely superb - compliments to the chef please, and the service provided by your staff was excellent. My vegetarian friends appreciated the efforts made by your staff to inform them of all vegetarian dishes. (i've forgotten his name but he served out the food and behind the bar. All were so impressed with his great efficiency and friendliness, my humble apologies to him for not taking more note when he introduced himself) Thankyou for a highly relaxing, enjoyable and most memorable occasion! Many friends are keeping you in mind for future events. Cheers to you all, Elizabeth Compain
30/12/2010 - Hi Renee, I just called to thank you personally for booking myself and Jake on to the Charles Darwin dinner cruise on Tuesday, however you office is closed so I though I would send an email. Thank you very much; we both had a wonderful time, very peaceful and we were lucky that it only drizzled for a small moment so we got great use of the sun set viewing deck. Jake loves sea food and really enjoyed the Prawns and Oysters. I ate the prawns (yummy) however tried an oyster but they are still not to my taste... more for Jake... All in all it was a perfect end to the Christmas break!!!I hope you're having a great Christmas and New Years Break. I will talk to you when you return. Kind Regards, Alexandra Gordon, Groups Consultant, Territory Discoveries
20/12/2010 - Hi Renee, I just wanted to pass on our thanks for our cruise on Friday night. It was a most enjoyable, relaxing evening, the crew were terrific and the food was great too, we will definitely keep you in mind for any future functions. Merry Christmas, Regards, Carolyn Green - TIO
15/12/2010 - Dear Renee, We would like to once again thank the staff and crew of Darwin Harbour Cruises for an absolutely fantastic night and cruise on Friday 3rd December. The crew on the night were superb and made our cruise a wonderful successful. They were all very kind, pleasant and easy to deal with. Darwin Harbour Cruises should be very pleased with the staff they have working for them, as they are a credit to the business and team. I would like you to pass on our personal Thanks to the staff who worked on the night and congratulate them on their professionalism and the wonderful hospitality they provided to us. I would also like to personally Thank you for all your assistance, patience and professionalism in helping me to arrange the evening. I was very grateful for all the advice you gave to me. You make organising an event a pleasure. We wish all the crew and staff at Darwin Harbour Cruises a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. We look forward to sailing with you again in 2011. Kind Regards, Mandi McKenna - Shorelands
7/12/2010 - The Charles Darwin 'Christmas Cruise 2010' was fantastic. Our group of 22 from Dynamic Signs had a wonderful night. The food was absolutely excellent with the best prawns we have had in a long time. Not to mention the turkey & ham. Beautiful boat for groups or couples. All fantastic. We will defintely go on another cruise & would recommend it to everyone. Thanks again. Lynne Atkins - Dynamic Signs
5/12/2010 - A huge thanks to you guys for an awesome cruise!!! The staff were well impressed again. Food was great and the crew were awesome - especially having to witness the staff dance routine to "sweet caroline" - I was not involved I swear!!! Honestly though - please pass on our thanks! Caoimhe Quigley - Holy Spirit School
30/11/2010 - Hi Rachel, I was one of the very fortunate Tourism Top End team to partake in the Christmas Dinner Cruise last Friday night, 26th November. Wow! What a fabulous evening. The dinner was very scrumptious and your crew was very professional. In layman terms, I appreciated the way they left us to our own devices, they were suitably invisible until we needed something. Our dinner plates were cleaned away in just the right amount of time. Don’t laugh, the toilets on that vessel are great! Much better than I expected, and very clean. Thank you again and all the best for the future, Yvonne - Tourism Top End Consultant
27/11/2010 - Dear Rachel & Team, Hi, on behalf of myself & the team we would like to say a big thanks for the great night we had last night on the Charles Darwin, now that we have had this great experience it will be so much easier to explain the set out of the boat & where it travels to, I would love to know the distance that we went, I got a bit lost, was it as far as Woods inlet. The Charles Darwin is certainly a great asset to the Tourism Industry. The food & service was lovely, the Ham & the Prawns was exceptional & all else as well. We wish you all a Merry Xmas & a very Happy busy 2011. Cheer’s Michelle, Josh, Sharna, Nell & Greg, Teia, Yvonne & Leah -Tourism Top End
23/11/2010 - Dear Renee, We had a really good time. David and Sarah were great, Sarah particularly deserves a big thank you for the food preparation and timing. On top of that you provided a full moon and a high tide free of charge. Thank you all very much. Return custom guaranteed. Kind regards, Dr Tony Brownjohn
17/11/2010 - Hi Renee, The cruise went really well, my wife had no idea what was going on until we were stepping on to the boat. The surprise party was perfect. Your staff were ideal, they did their job without being obtrusive, and they're interaction with the guests was fantastic. The catering was perfect, I had numerous comments from the other guests complimenting the quality and range of food and drink available. All in all, a great experience, and I would have no hesitation in doing it again, or recommending your service to others. Kindest Regards, Matt
12/11/2010 - Hi Rachel, Hope you’re well and enjoying the weather in Darwin, and not the rain in Adelaide. I just wanted to email you and let you know Jonathan and I had a great time on the Alfred Nobel last month. We had the best seat in the house, great weather, the staff and service were superb and the meal was fantastic. It’s really helped Jonathan and I understand the product in order to sell the experience much better. We really had a fun night, definitely a highlight of the trip and thank you for organising and looking after us. Thanks again, Victoria Turnbull - Great Southern Rail
8/11/2010 - Hi Renee, Just wanted to say thankyou for Friday night. The boat and the staff were excellent, so thankyou so much. Regards, Zelda Atkins - A&B Welding
12/10/2010 - Hi Rachel, Just wanted to thank you and your staff for our wedding held on the Tumlaren on Sat 9 Oct. We had a beautiful night and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Overall we were extremly happy with everything and would recommend you to people. Thanks again, Matt and Sandy Pengelly
5/10/2010 - Hi Renee, Just letting you know we had an absolutely fabulous time on Saturday thanks to you guys being so organised and helpful on the night I couldn’t have asked for any more. My guests whee very impressed with the boat and its setup. Barbara Hague
23/9/2010 - Hi Renee, I’m sorry it has taken me a couple of weeks to email my feedback to you. But I went on the Alfred Nobel with my family back on Aug 28 I think it was. You gave us the back area of the boat and we had an awesome time. No one could fault anything. Food was great, service was great and the private area was perfect. They all wanted to say thank you! So a huge thank you to you and all the crew! I have recommended the cruise to quite a few friends and I’m sure I will be onboard again soon. Thanks again, Kind Regards, Belinda Anthony
20/9/2010 - Good Morning Renee, Flossie and I would like to thank you and all the Crew on the Charles Darwin for making sure everything went perfectly for our daughters Wedding reception on the 4th of this month.We could not have wished for a better evening and you are to be congratulated on both the quality of sevice and the food.We loved it. Thank you and regards, Jim Gentle
10/09/2010 - Dear Renee & Rachel, Thank you both for making our wedding night AMAZING!!! A big thank you to all the staff on the day, they went over & above, and of course thank you to all the staff that helped get the vessel organised in time. Our guests had a ball and haven't stopped raving about how much fun they had and how impressed they were with the food & overall presentation. I could go on & sing your praises a hundred times but Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! Kind Regards, Timothy & Amanda Findlay
9/9/2010 - The cruise on Sunday night was a lovely evening out on the Harbour – the sunset on one side and storm building on the other (thankfully the storm went the other way!) The food was lovely and the staff were very attentive – all in all we had a fantastic time. Thanks again, Nikki Wright
6/9/2010 - Hi Renee, WOW what fun we had on Sunday!! The cruise was fantastic, the lunch delicious and the boom netting such a blast! Thanks so much to you and the crew for a wonderful day - Deb and I will be certainly continue to recommend the cruise to our guests. Cheers, Robyn - Darwin Free Spirit Resort
30/8/2010 - Hi Renee, Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on board, what a beautiful boat and sensational food. Delicious!! Please pass on my regards to Rachel and thank her for taking the time to organsie things for us, what a night we had!! Our dear friends had a great time on their wedding anniversary. Sincerely, Sonya
25/10/2010 - I just wanted to say a big thankyou for letting us experience Alfred Noble Dinner cruise!! We have a wonderful time!! The food was amazing!! And so were the staff. Thankyou Again, Shari Carnachan - Territory Discoveries
24/8/2010 - A big thank you from the team for a wonderful evening out. Everyone enjoyed themselves, I hope they behaved!. Regards, Richard Fanshawe
19/8/2010 - Hi to all the Management and Crew of the Alfred Nobel. Myself and my Partner went on the Sunset Dinner Cruise, aboard the Alfred Nobel on Fri 13/08/10. We had the best time, was the highlight of our week in Darwin. The crew were fantastic, food was superb, the sunset was awesome. Will be back again for sure. Keep up the good work everyone. Cheers, Gary and Kathy
17/8/2010 - We had a great time, the crew were very friendly and helpful and the food very good and quantity was perfect. The swimming in the net was fantastic and in the end everyone was dancing on the deck. Highly recommended, and it was the same boat we went on 4 years ago! Thanks a lot, Kind Regards, Michael & Carol Casper
16/8/2010 - Hi Rachael, Tuesday 10th Aug we arranged 35 of our tour team to take in the dinner cruise on "Alfred Noble".I would like to report that our group had a great night, your food arrangements are obviously well practised and the food presentation was excellent. My only complaint was unfortunately 8 of our group were situated at the stern of the boat isolating them from the rest of the team, they unfortunately did not feel part of the festivities. It worked out well with the people making and paying for their booking themselves through your office. If I receive a ground swell again in the future to tour to the NT I will again promote your cruise, thanks for your help, Cheers, Trevor Cox
16/8/2010 - My wife Jacqueline and I have just returned to Adelaide after spending 5 days in Darwin with a cruise on the Alfred Noble last friday to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We were treated to a glass of champagne by your very courteous and fun loving crew. I could write several pages on the positive things we experienced and of course the food, but it has all been said by other happy customers. The cruise started with a very enthusiastic and jovial introduction from the Captain and ended with a very comical departure speech by one of the crew, we had a wonderful cruise and would recommend it to anyone. Best regards, Alan and Jacqueline.
28/6/2010 - Dear Renee, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful dinner cruise that we recently had. My parents absolutely loved it and my Dad thought that it was the highlight of his entire 4 week holiday! I will definitely be recommending this tour for all my clients travelling to Darwin in the future. Thanks once again for helping to make my Dad’s 60th Birthday a memorable one. Kind regards, Naomi McAvaney
17/6/2010 - Hi Renee, Well, it was absolutely fabulous!! Mum dad and I had a wonderful time the food was exquisite and your team members are to be complemented on such a wonderful job. I really needed that night away and it was such a relaxing one! Thank you so much for looking after me and my parents as the value for money was sensational. I have been highly recommending this to all the team at Travelodge Mirambeena and also to a number of friends outside of work. Once again, Thank You for such a wonderful time!! Warm Regards, Jerlinda Truscott
1/6/2010 - The experience on board the Alfred Noble during sunset was amazing! I was very lucky to have gotten to experience this opportunity, the sunset, the views, the water, the boat and the people and staff were fantastic. And the food onboard was beautiful! It is an ideal way to spend a romantic evening or dinner with friends. It was a great night, and is a perfect way to finish your holiday in the Top End! Madeliene Van Eerden - Territory Discoveries
26/5/2010 - Hello Renee, On behalf of BDO (Australia) Ltd I wanted to email you and thank you and your ‘on-board team’ for the terrific job you did recently in helping me assist in delivering a fun filled harbour cruise at the BDO National Partners’ and Directors’ Conference in Darwin recently. With nearly 300 guests in Darwin for three days it was important that everything was well organised and planned to ensure a relatively seamless delivery of services, and to a large part I think that was achieved. The BDO Partners’ and Directors’ and the team of conference assistants were all very impressed with your delivery of a very enjoyable evening on the harbour. I know that Naomi Morgan thought it was terrific, and was delighted to be the BDO ‘host’ on your boat. I particularly enjoyed working with you, and greatly appreciated your help in making my job easier! I do hope that we will be able to work together again at some time in the future. Many thanks Sarah Bernard - Sarah Bernard Event Management
12/5/2010 - Dear Renee, I just would like to say thank you for the AMAZING!!!!! Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the Alfred Nobel. Myself and two of my close friends loved every minute of it! The food was delicious, the views were awe gazing, the staff where fabulous and friendly. Over all a great tour that I will thoroughly enjoy selling to clients!!! I loved it so much that I am going to take my mum and sister on it when they come up to visit in July because it is definitely a Cruise that everyone should do whilst in Darwin. Thank you so much again. And you will be hearing from me soon with many bookings!!! Regards, Alyce Simpson, AAT Kings
10/5/2010 - Hello to Rachel, Julie and Renee, Thank you for a delightful evening upon the Alfred Nobel on Friday night. The food was fresh and delicious, and the staff just so friendly. We will definitely be booking another night soon. On behalf of all the ladies thank you again. Regards, Caley Parker
9/5/2010 - Hi Renee, Jamie and I would like to Thank everyone on the Alfred Nobel for the spectacular night. Jamie, I and most of our family and friends being from Hospitality back ground enjoyed the evening thoroughly with excellent service. The Staff were very attentive, Georgie was always making sure everything was alright and I'm sorry I forgot the names of the Barman, Chef and Skipper but eveyone was helpful. All the guests were very happy with the platters (excellent quality) and all of the feedback I have received from them is that having a wedding on the boat was the best idea ever, one of the best weddings they have been to. Thanks again, Cheers, Silvia
3/5/2010 - Dear Renee, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic service we received during our wedding ceremony and reception on the Alfred Nobel on Saturday evening! The night was everything we had hoped for and more thanks for the lovely Darwin Harbour Cruises staff, who were friendly and helpful the whole night. The food was beautiful - we received many, many compliments on how great it was, and on how great the cruise itself was! In fact, some of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Also, thank you Renee for all your help with planning the evening. You were always very helpful and friendly, and so prompt replying to my emails, it was a pleasure dealing with you. So thanks again for a night we will remember for the rest of our lives. :) Kind regards, Lauren and Robert Shay
2/5/2010 - Hi Guys, On 30 May 2009, my now husband and I were married and held our reception on the Alfred Nobel. It was a very special and wonderful day and I am so thankful to Rachel, Renee and all the staff involved for helping make our day a success. I highly recommend to anyone thinking of having their wedding on the water to have a chat to the guys at Darwin Harbour Cruises. Once again many thanks and keep up the good work. Annette and Craig Wortlehock.
2/5/2010 - Hi Renee, Just want to say thanks so much for organising the cruise on the Alfred nobel for me and my partner last thursday night! We both had such a great time. The food was exceptional, and even though I dont eat seafood, I was still satisfied! The platter that they made for me when the others had oysters and prawns was so lovely. The staff were very attentive and polite, I will definitely recommend this cruise to others and know I will have all the best information to tell them! Thanks again, Sam, Chillis Backpackers
26/4/2010 - Hi Renee, Had an amazing time on the Alfred Noble last Thursday night.. We were all blown away by the service,all the staff were so lovely and did their job extremely well. Definitely exceeded all expectations. I also couldn't beleive how amazing the food was and watching how it was cooked. I would not hesitate to recommend that cruise to any one! Thank you so much for the opportunity to take part in suchan amazing cruise, it has definitely played a huge part in making mum's trip to Darwin a memorable one. And please pass on my thanks to all of you team. :) Sincerely, Hannah Stephens
26/4/2010 - Hello Renee, Just wanted to say thank you again for organising a dinner cruise for our staff. We had a very enjoyable evening, the food was excellent, I would love to know where you get your seafood from (or is that a trade secret!). The atmosphere was lovely and the staff where very attentive, the bar staff were always on to you if you had an empty glass! A special mention to the man who introduced the cruise he was very funny, made everyone laugh. We took some great photos and are putting together a page in our guest tour information folder. Everybody had a terrific time. Thanks again Renee and we will be in touch with some bookings! Kind regards, Laura Taylor, Tour Co-ordinator, Darwin Free Spirit Resort
27/3/2010 - To Renee, I am writing you this email to thank you for such a great sunset cruise. I work at the Holiday Inn Darwin and will have no hesitation in recommending your company to any of my guests. We had such a wonderful time, the staff on board the ship were fantastic (especially Sara). The safety briefing was great Sara made it light hearted which made people listen more which was great. The food and champagne was fantastic. There was plenty of food which was good. I really liked the idea of having Kangaroo and emu on the platter, as most people had never tried the food before it added to their experience. We got a chance to get plenty of photos once we stopped at the sunset which was great. I also really enjoyed the commentary. It was interesting but Sara didn't talk so much that it was boring or you felt like you couldn't enjoy the cruise. It was just the right amount. Your cruise was truly one of the best tours we have been on in Darwin. Kind Regards, Jessica
26/3/2010 - Hi Rachel, Back at work today after our trip, hard to get back into things, but I just wanted to send an email to say thank you so much for organizing the cruise for us, truly amazing and what a great way to start our trip. The staff were wonderful and the boys had such a great time taking amazing photos of the sunset, which was great with the cloud covering. We had such a wonderful trip, everyone was wonderful and I have totally fallen in love with Darwin and the Top End, can't wait to get back again, perhaps in the dry season this time. Thank you once again. Regards, Pat, Bluey Travel
29/12/2009 - Hi Renee, I'd like to thank you and the staff for a great night aboard the Tumlaren on Monday 28th December. Everyone aboard commented on the evening and what a great idea it was for a party. I felt really confident that things would run smoothly having liaised with you in the lead up to the party and the staff on board were friendly and very helpful. The barman/cook/deckhand (I didn't get his name) was particularly friendly and helpful and went out of his way to ensure everything ran smoothly for us. I had planned on sending you an email this afternoon to say thank you but you beat me to it by leaving a message on my phone. The professionalism of the company has been outstanding and is a very refreshing difference when compared to some other hospitality/ tourism businesses within Darwin. Thank you again - Scott enjoyed his 40th birthday immensely and I was pleased everything ran so smoothly! Regards, Sharna Crockett
21/12/2009 - Hi Renee, I just wanted to say thankyou to you & your staff for a great night on the Tumlaren Saturday night. We had an absolute ball, the service was excellent, and the food was great! Thanks again, and have a Merry Christmas! Kristy Lawlor - Transhose
7/12/2009 - Good Morning Renee, Just thought I would let you know that you did a wonderful job organising our Christmas Party and the crew were amazing and did a fantastic job all evening. We had a great time, couldn’t have asked for better. Hope you have a wonderful day and wishing you all the best for Christmas. Kind Regards, From all of the staff at Bendigo Bank!
26/11/2009 - Hi Renee, My partner and I very much enjoyed the Darwin Harbour dinner cruise last Saturday night. The crew were very professional and willing to assist as best they could so to make the experience an enjoyable and forever memorable one. There also seem to be the perfect Darwin sunset just to add to the evening all in all I would like to thank you and your team for a great time. I will be sure to let all that travel to Darwin know about this great night cruising experience. Kind regards, Orla Reilly
27/10/2009 - Hello Renee, I have been meaning to write for some time. On behalf of the Australian Association of Government Schools Administrators I would like to thank you and the Alfred Nobel crew for the very enjoyable evening we had on board. The 18 visitors (from all states) thought it was absolutely fabulous - highly organised, efficient, great food and service. They all plan to return and repeat the adventure with partners and friends - two have already done so. Cheers, Penny Beissbarth
21/10/2009 - Hi Rachel, I am Sallie’s dad. Her mum (Kayleen) and I joined Sallie for your dinner cruise last Friday night. CONGRATULATIONS on a very well run cruise. Having been in marketing, owing our own businesses and working with thousands of businesses over many years ( I was also a business advisor for 7 years with the Australian Govt) , your operation was really first class. From the time we arrived at dock side, the “welcome abroad” and then being seated at our table, all showed true service levels. Your food was all QUALITY which is so important and the friendly staff were excellent. Water was continually changed on our table and bar service again was very good. We enjoyed the cruise very much as it gave us a different view of your beautiful city. On behalf of Sallie, Kayleen and myself, many thanks again for your support re our ticket price and congratulations on a very professional operation. As Sallie would tell you, I am not that easily impressed with service levels and attractions these days, but yours was first class – well done. Kind regards, Peter Gregory
15/10/2009 - Hi Renee, Just a quick note to say a big thank-you to yourself and the crew onboard, to say it was an enjoyable cruise would be a gross understatement. All of the guests had a fantastic time and were looked after by the crew above and beyond what was required (expected) and this is what made it so much fun. I had guests from down south and they kept telling me that they had never seen such a friendly, layback and professional team. My advice is to hang onto them, they are what every employer dreams of having in the tourist industry. On behalf of my wife Chon and myself: and all our guests, thank-you so much for making our special day just that much more memorable. PS: We’ll be back!
8/10/2009 - Hi Renee, Just wanted to send you a quick message letting you know my thoughts. The cruise was absolutely fantastic. From the food to the service everything was great. This is definantely a cruise that I will be recommending to others. Thankyou so much for your hospitality. Kind regards, Michael Monteleone
5/10/2009 - Dear Renee and Julie, I have spoken to my parents this morning and they said they had the best time on your dinner cruise and that the food was absolutely delicious. My Mum was thrilled with the cake and sparklers, they said that it was fabulous and delicious. They took photos to show me when they get home. Once again I thank you for arranging the cake. Kind Regards and many thanks, Nola
29/9/2009 - The dinner cruise was absolutely beautiful, all the staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you, Lucy Parkinson
16/9/2009 - Hi Renee, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you about the Tastes of the Territory Experience! Thought I would let you know that I thought it was fantastic and Sara was able to provide detailed information about the Darwin attractions. A few of the tourists did engage in conversation with her and she was able to tell them about the history of certain buildings, local attractions, etc. The atmosphere was really casual and towards the end of the cruise everyone was intermingling with each other which was really nice. Kind regards, Cassie Harvey
15/9/2009 - Couldn't ask for better value for money!!! The food was amazing and the staff were SO friendly, they really made our night!!! I would also like to say a really big thanks to Georgie who we had most of the night!!! Will definitely be back!
15/9/2009 - Good day, Renee, Thanks for your email. I like to tell you that we really enjoyed ourselves on Friday night. Everything went smoothly and I heard nothing but compliments. Thanks again, Nadja Hainke
9/9/2009 - Hi Rachel, I wish to thank you for the cruise last night on the Alfred Noble. We had the most fantastic time, great food and the staff were great...I look forward to promoting this cruise at Howard Springs Holiday Park with our guests!. Kind regards, Sandra and Kingsley
30/8/2009 - Dear Renee, Thanks so much for the wonderful day on Saturday aboard the Tumlaren. We had an absolute ball - the crew were fantastic, fun and informative and the lunch was great. I was brave enough to take on the "boomnetting" - what a blast! We all had such a great time and I will be very happy to recommend the cruise to our guests at FreesSpirit Resort. Kind regards, Robyn
24/8/2009 - Hi Renee, The cruise was just magnificence! We really had an unforgettable time. Sarah and the crew were terrific, very nice and natural. I would love to give you something to improve but even if I have been thinking about that since saturday night... just keep on working like that!, I really thank you for your service, and would be pleased to recommend your company for my guests. Best regards, Thomas Marcilly.
25/8/2009 - Hi all, I hope that this email finds you well. Earlier this month we had a group travel on your services and I wanted to forward my thanks to you and your staff for the assistance in the booking process as well as the service provided. Overall, the group tour was a fantastic success, thanks for arranging a gorgeous sunset for us that night! Thanks, Sonia, GSR Groups
5/7/2009 - Hi, I would like to thank Darwin Harbour Cruises and the staff of the Alfred Nobel for the splendid evening on Thursday the 2nd of July, Both Myself and Helena enjoyed the food and the cruise around. We found the staff on board very helpful and polite with Sara being our main server doing a great job. Looking at the other guests and the style of cruise there is definitely some who join our tours who may be interested in this activity such that I will happily suggest this cruise as a special dinner option for day trip clientelle. Thanks again, Rob Woods, Tour Guide
30/6/2009 - Hi Renee, Just wanted to say thank you. The girls and I had a wonderful time on the boat and Sara, Buddah and the lovely captain were brilliant and looked after us wonderfully. We will definitely be recommending your company to others! Thank you once again. Kindest Regards, Carol Carter
24/6/2009 - Hi Renee, As promised some feedback on the famil I went on, on Thursday last week on the Alfred Nobel. LOVED IT! We had a really nice time, your staff were excellent, friendly and laid back (in a good way!), the food was delish, alcohol reallly reasonable price, but the best part was the amount of crusing time we got and how long we stayed out on the water after the sun went down, most impressed! I've got some family coming for a visit in August so will be calling you guys to book some spots. Thanks again! Sarah Ashton
1/6/2009 - Hello, Thank you so much for a wonderful cruise, it was a memorable day for all. Regards, Annette Wortlehock
13/5/2009 - Seven of us went for a dinner cruise on the Alfred Nobel on the 30th April, two of us are locals and the other five were visitors to the top end. Right from the time of booking to the end of the cruise, I can only give praise for the service that we received. Everyone was happy to help and nothing was too much trouble. I have recommended this cruise to several people already, and will continue to promote it. Many thanks for making a new experience wonderful for our visitors. Regards, Bronwyn
11/5/2009 - I would like to say thankyou for the cruise last night. We all enjoyed it very much. The food was great, the service was great and the boat was immaculate. We hope to do it again soon. Regards, Dr Nicholas Cooper
4/5/2009 - Hi Renee, Thanks for organising the cruise for my family and I. I was quite surprised to see not many people on the cruise that evening, although it was a good number for more movements and seatings. Any hows, everyone enjoyed the cruise a lot. It kind of shocked them to know that it’ll be 2 hours. Haha… but of course it didn’t seem that long at all. Food was great as usual. Great commentary and entertaining enough…I would love to go on a cruise again sometime soon. Probably sometime end of May. But this time on a dinner cruise to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. Will let you know when time nears. Have a good week ahead. Thanks again! Kind Regards, Julian Mou
15/4/2009 - Hi Guys, Just a short note to thank you all for the lovely cruise on Wednesday night. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience onboard the "Alfred Nobel." The crew were all very attentive to our needs throughout the night, which helped us to unwind and enjoy the delicious food and fantastic sunset! It was a great way to commence our stay in Darwin. Thanks again for the experience and I will highly recommend the cruise to family, friends and passengers. Lesley Acker
14/4/2009 I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for having me and the DCC team on your opening season cruise. Your service was great, the food was delicious and the view speak for itself. I look forward to booking more cruises throughout the coming season! Thanks again, Katrina
27/3/2009 Thanks for putting Laurencia and I on the Tumlaren cruise. It was fantastic. Love it a lot. I wish I can do it every week! It rained a little. But we saw a rainbow which was lovely... The food was great too. Thanks really, Kind Regards, Julian Mou
December 2008 Everyone really enjoyed themselves, thankyou.
The staff on board were excellent , thankyou so much.
Once again a great night.
Office Manager / Director
A & B Welding Pty Ltd
4/10/2008 Thank you for my cruise on the Tastes of the Territory Sunset Cruise on Saturday 04 October 2008.I really enjoyed my time and both the skipper and host were very helpful, friendly and provided a great atmosphere on the boat. Abby Story
We had a great time on the sunset cruise, the 2 crew members were great, and the young lady who "hosted" the cruise was great, chatting away to the guest and pointing out places of interest.We did get slightly wet on our return, but we were pretty lucky, it was only really the last 5-10 minutes that it rained. Thanks again for the cruise and we all really enjoyed it.
Thank You ! for letting me and mum be VIP clients on the Tumlaren on the 10th March!
We both really enjoyed ourselves and the crew Sara, Kyle and Shae were all awesome and entertaining!
Abby Story Holiday Consultant Territory Discoveries
You booked me onto a famil sunset cruise aboard the "Tumlaren" on the 9/3/2009 and encouraged me to email you to tell you what I thought (I work at Cullen Bay Resorts, Darwin).
To tell you the truth I honestly could not fault it. The staff were friendly, courteous and professional with a good sense of humour, the cruise was lovely and the boat was well kept up. The commentary was largely accurate and insightful and the finger food was fresh and tasted excellent. Perhaps the only thing I could suggest would be toothpicks to spike the finger food with. A bit more commentary (perhaps covering Aboriginal / early history might also be good - are there any really good, peculiar or unusual stories you could dig up about Darwin that people might find entertaining?) could fill in the lulls between attractions but I understand there's a fine line between that and full blown lectures and many people may not listen instead making conversation between themselves. Just a thought anyway.
I will assume that everyone else (paying customers around me) were also having a good time judging from the complimentary comments I heard from them throughout the cruise and after upon disembarking. Overall there was a friendly and very amicable atmosphere aboard for the duration of the cruise. I will definitely be recommending this to clients who ask about sunset cruises.
Thank you very much and kind regards,
(Receptionist at Cullen Bay Resorts)
30/4/2009 Hey Hey, Thanks so much for that! Once again I had an ABSOLUTLY AWESOME TIME on the cruise! Look forward to coming on board again soon! Cheers Mitch Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin
24/4/09 We've just returned from a 5 day holiday in Darwin and I wanted to let you know the highlight of our trip was the sunset cruise on the Tumlaren. I so glad we followed your recommendation as our old little fella had an absolute ball, as did we. The Tumlaren was perfect for Sam (our 12 month old) as he was able to spend the whole time crawling around and pulling himself up to look over the side. Our hosts were Kyle and Shane and both are a credit to your organisation. They interacted well with the group, gave good commentary and at times, had us in stitches. The food was great too. Thanks again for a wonderful time and we'll definitely be recommending you guys to our friends and family. Regards Kirsty Shooter
2/12/08 Hello Ladies,Thank you for looking after our recent SA Agents famil. I have some feedback for you as usual all very good.Have a wonderful Christmas!! Becc E The Darwin Cruises & Charters Sunset Dinner Cruise was very enjoyable, and I consider good value with ample food and fun staff. * Darwin Harbour Cruise Great! I could do that every night!!! Harbour Cruise - This was a highlight! Great food,great atmosphere, nice introduction to Darwin Darwin Harbour Dinner Cruise (Alfred Nobel) Loved the cruise was also one of my favourite things that we did. As I enjoy food and wine, this is a really good way to see the Darwin Harbour the food was brilliant and well worth the price you would pay for it. Darwin Harbour Dinner Cruise (Alfred Nobel) - very good - food was lovely and service was enthusiastic. I would however like a brief commentary of sights we went past on the outbound journey. A light-hearted commentary by cruise staff would be welcomed. Darwin Harbour Cruise - Alfred Noble - Most enjoyable with great food & service - Recommended Well done !! Darwin Harbour Cruises Rebecca English Inside Sales Support Territory Discoveries
27/10/08 Greetings from 'cool' Melbourne. Just wanting to say thanks for all of you about the very nice sunset dinnercruise we had on 23.10. Service was exellent and food delicious. We enjoy every minute of it. Thanks again. Regards Mr and Mrs Frantti
14/10/08 Just a quick note to say how much Mum, Dad & I enjoyed the sunset cruise last Wednesday – friendly staff, delicious food and a charming boat - thank you for arranging J Unfortunately Mum & Dad are now back in the UK and I’m back at work but we had a fantastic time in Darwin. Kind regards, Linette Ringer
30/9/08 Hi there, This is Cat from Youth Shack. Firstly I and my partner would like to say a big thank you for our cruise on the Tumlaren. The evening was great fun. It is a very good set up. The Host and the skipper were both very friendly and informative. They were Red and Shay. Red at one point actually made a phone call to the boss just so he could get the right answer to one ladies question. They were both great crew. The food was also really yummy, especially the croc and roo and of course the glass of champagne was an extra nice touch. I can honestly say the evening was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I will strongly recommend it to our customers. Everyone on board seemed to be having a great time from children through to the elderly (although one poor lady was sea-sick). Once again big thanks, Kind regards Cat @ Youth Shack
17/9/08 Just wanted to thank you so much for all your help in organizing my 60th Birthday on board the Tumlaren on 13 September 2008. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the cruise and it was all I expected to me. The staff on the cruise were most helpful and polite, as well as cheerful adding to the atmosphere. Everyone who attended the party has had positive comments also and would be back again. Thanks so much, you will be hearing from me again. Love Lesley Warfe.
10/9/08 Hello crew We have loved to brag about our experience on the 2 dinner cruises we have been on It is the ultimate way to see the sunset in Darwin, great meal to accompany it, wonder crew service & fun So much so that we plan to visit Darwin again in Sept 09 when I will be bringing friends to experience the same Thank you so much for this great opportunity to see Darwin Hope we see you soon Regards Brian & Debbie Johnston
9/9/08 Just spoke with David Williams in Darwin, he said the cruise was FANTASTIC. Feedback from all involved they were ecstatic! Food was fabulous, staff on board were professional, courteous and the boat was really well presented! Thanks heaps. Kind regards, Stephanie Lavery
9/2/2007 "Thank you for your excellent service at all levels. We had a wonderful night. Even though there were separate booking, we ended up as one group. We all shared the munchies, birthday cake and glow sticks. Everyone was talking to everyone and it was a perfect night. Kate had a wonderful birthday. Everything that was done by everyone at every step of planning and going on the cruise, was friendly and perfectly done. Kate will remember her 50th birthday cruise as something special. The whole experience was positive in all aspects. Congrats for running such a wonderful, professional yet friendly cruise. Thank you. Regards Kerrie
10/4/2007 Hello, Hope you had a great weekend and the Easter Bunny was generous to. Just a short note to thank you for Thursday night’s dinner cruise. The food was fantastic and the staff were fantastic and got along well with the passengers. We were lucky to have two rainbows out and about which everyone loved and staff were more then happy to take photos for them. All in all it was a great night and I have no problem recommending your tour to anyone. Thanks again Jo Sabato
20/4/2007 We went on Dinner cruise on 4th April,with our newly engaged grandson & grandaughter.It was one of the best trips we have been on,also weather was perfect,food great& we even had a double full rainbow,starting at the Casino where they are having their wedding function.Just a thankyou& hope to do another cruise in the future. Regards. Jeanetta Chambers
The Dinner Cruise was wonderful and the sunset perfect. The staff helpful and efficient. To be able to sit and be served was a real bonus and the food was local and excellent, well done Alan (chef). So from the other side of the world - Cape Town, I give you 10 out of 10 and highly recommend you to anybody else wanting a cruise with a difference. I was on my own but the staff took time and trouble to make me feel less lonely.
26/4/2007 We were on the cruise last night, and I wanted to e-mail you to say thank you, we had a fantastic time with wonderful food and great service. Heather, my partner, had one of the nicest times for her birthday, Thank you very much Mike Grenville
Had a group in this week and ended up with a staff party on the Alfred last night. Can I say...... bloody beautiful. The staff were just great, the food was outstanding. I have always loved the Tumy and now am a big fan of Alfy. Just thought you should know that you guys are doing a great job and I can’t wait to work with you. Kind regards Christine PS. Had to take my 22 month old and again... the staff were lovely and accommodating and we were both made to feel so welcome. Congrats on such a great product. Christine Cleary
Hi, Just wanted to send you an email to say our thanks for your superb service on the evening on last Monday, 4th June.....it was a terrific relaxing evening. Your staff were fanstastic even thought kept us informed...so our credit goes towards to your staff. We'll certainly recommended this sunset dinner cruise to our friends who'll be holidaying up at Darwin. Thanks once again, We got back to home last night to a freezing cold down south !!! Regards Carmel & Noel Phillips
14/6/2007 I just wanted to say a huge thank you and to tell you how impressed I was with the cruise on the Alfred Nobel. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and your staff are truly fantastic. They have every aspect of the cruise down to a fine art, were extremely courteous and friendly and were extremely efficient in keeping everyone onboard extremely well fed. I was seated with a couple of ladies from my neck of the woods, the Sunshine Coast, and they couldn’t mention enough what a great time they were having.I will be including a write up in our next staff newsletter to encourage staff to sell sell sell. I just loved it. The only downside is that I found that my camera had broken just before boarding the cruise, so I had to make do with taking glorious sunset pictures on my mobile phone! Though I did send one to tease my manager on what a fantastic time I was having.Hopefully I will be talking to you soon. Many Thanks Nicole Broadfoot
14/6/2007 Just a note of thanks. My name is Neil Morris and I had mistakenly booked my parents, my wife and myself on the Gourmet Sunset Cruise when I should have been booking the Sunset Dinner Cruise. When I spoke to you regarding this mix up, through either good luck (some cancellations) or good management on your part you were able to put us on the Dinner Cruise. It was a good night, good staff, good food and good company. This was a special trip for my folks as it was a 60th wedding anniversary gift and a chance for my father, now 86, to revisit Darwin where he was stationed after the first bombings for a period of 12months before they were sent overseas. Anyway enough history, just wanted to thank you again for fitting us in and providing a great evening. Neil Morris Magnetic Island Townsville. Qld
4/8/07 I would like to thank you for taking care of my sister and her partner on the dinner cruise and making it a memorable experience for them. I understand they had a table for two, which was special. Ann phoned me while she was on the cruise and it was clear she was on cloud nine, the one with the sunset lining. You may or may not know that they had been involved in a car accident while travelling in a cab earlier in the day, so the cruise brought some calm back to them. Thank you so much. When my wife and I are next in Darwin we will be booking for the cruise. We didn't have the time last time we were up, but it is a must. John
20/8/2007 Im writing to thank you for the wonderful cruise We had a wonderful night and will definitely be recommending to our guests it was really nice to experience the cruise first hand. thank you so much for organizing it fro me Regards Trudy Brown
On behalf of the staff and family that went out on the dinner cruise on 2 Dec, we'd like to say that we had a great time. The whole night was exceptional. The food and staff were outstanding and it's a real credit to have such a great time on board. We really had a great time and what a wonderful idea!