Do you provide sea sickness tablets?

No, if you are prone to sea sickness, we would recommend trying a herbal ginger tablet prior to boarding the cruise. Darwin harbour waters are generally calm, however we can encounter some rough conditions.

Where does the cruise go?

Both our vessels stay within Darwin harbour, generally we will leave Stokes Hill Wharf, travel along the Esplanade cruising along at 4 knots past the Larrakeyah Naval barracks, Cullen Bay and Fannie Bay. Darwin Harbour Cruise’s experienced skippers reserve the right to change the route subject to tidal conditions, guest’s safety and comfort. Tidal conditions determine how close to the coast we can operate.

What will the weather be like? Does it get cold?

The top end weather is beautiful year round, regardless if it rains! The temperature drops to a chilly 25 degrees on the harbour, if you are prone to the cold, please bring a light cardigan. The Charles Darwin contains two air-conditioned levels, which are a great option in the hotter months.

Do you offer transfers?

Darwin Harbour Cruise’s has a transfer service available from inner city hotels, this service is $19.00 per person return. Transfers are subject to availability and must be pre booked.

Can I take a pram on board the boat?

Small strollers are permitted on both our vessels, please advise our reservation team at time of booking. Children under 4 year’s old travel free of charge.

What will we see?

Darwin Harbour Cruises has an experienced team member aboard who provides knowledgeable commentary of Darwin History, Cyclone Tracey and the bombing of Darwin. In the past we have seen crocodiles, dolphins, turtles and dugongs, however we do not guarantee you will see wildlife on your cruise.

You will experience a Sunset on Darwin Harbour followed by Darwin’s skyline lit up at night.

Does your menu cater for dietary requirements?

The Charles Darwin Dinner Cruise is a three course dinner served buffet style, our dishes cater for vegetarians and gluten free guests.

What do I need to bring?

Hat, money (cash or credit card) and don’t forget your camera! Please also bring your ticket, voucher or booking confirmation.

Are the vessels wheelchair accessible?

Darwin Harbour Cruise vessels – do not have the capabilities to have wheelchairs on board. Guests must possess reasonable level of mobility to board and disembark our vessel. Due to tidal effects on the port’s gangways and the vessel’s design, we are unable to accommodate individuals who require mobility aids such as wheelchairs and walkers. Those needing physical or mental support must be accompanied by a capable companion. Guests are permitted to bring walking sticks as necessary.


How long does the cruise go for?

The duration of both cruises is 2.5 hours. We start boarding at 5.30pm to depart promptly at 6pm. We dock at 8.30pm for guests to disembark.