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Sea Darwin is a multi award winning local company who offers a range of interactive eco cruise and tour experiences.

Experiences range from one to eight hours, and include turtle and history and sunset tours.

Sea Darwin is a Brolga Award winning eco accredited company who provides personalised small group cruise experiences. Whether your interest is the environment, the history, the culture or you just want to get out on the water, Sea Darwin has an experience that will suit you time and budget.

  • Information

    Tour types

    • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
    • Cruises Sailing and Water Tours
    • Cultural and Theme Tours
    • Nature and wildlife
    • Sightseeing Tours
    • Food and Wine Tours
    • Nightlife Tours

    Facilities

    Accreditation

    • Advanced Ecotourism Certified
    • Respecting Our Culture Indigenous Accreditation Program
  • Tours

    Bombing of Darwin Cruise

    Hear the stories of that fateful day and see the remnants of the war along the Darwin shoreline with Darwin's only Bombing of Darwin Cruise.


    Board your vessel at 11am at Stokes Hill Wharf, one of Darwin’s iconic locations that was centre stage during the Bombing of Darwin. This hour long cruise takes you on a journey along Darwin’s seascape as you hear the stories and take in Darwin’s WWll history sites. You’ll also be treated to real time commentary by local guides about Darwin Harbour and Darwin’s importance as Australia’s frontline port.


    The cruise covers the historic Stokes Hill and Fort Hill wharf areas, the Pearling Luggers, the wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, HMAS Coonawarra and the Emery Point gun emplacement before arriving at Cullen Bay at noon. At the culmination of the cruise you can choose to disembark at Cullen Bay, or stay aboard for a fast boat journey back to Stokes Hill Wharf arriving back around 12.15pm.

    Sea Darwin Harbour Highlights

    ou will experience the sounds and sights of a city harbour abounding with contemporary interest, drenched in history and with an unparalleled tropical marine habitat.


    Cruise highlights include:


    - Historic Stokes Hill and Fort Hill Wharf areas
    - Crocodile trap
    - Mangrove habitat
    - A shipwreck
    - The Darwin Harbour Esplanade area
    - The Fishing port
    - Occasional sightings of marine mammals
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    Turtle Tracks

    Leaving Stokes Hill Wharf at 4.00pm on a date especially picked around the lunar cycle, your cobwebs will be blown away as Darwin Harbour is left behind. With the warm breeze on your face and the smell of salt in the air, a fast boat ride will take you past historic Charles Point into Bynoe Harbour, arriving at remote Bare Sand Island, a key Australian nesting ground for Flatback and Olive Ridley turtles.


    Explore the island with Team Turtle, learn about the turtles, the unique war history and Larrakia stories as you experience day turning to night with the backdrop of one of those famous Top End sunsets.

    After twilight fades, Team Turtle will take you for a guided walk to witness the egg laying. For those who take this adventure late in the season you may witness the eruption of hatchlings from their home under the warm sand. A fast boat ride will get you back to Darwin, with memories that will last a life time.


    Cruise price includes dinner, drink and qualified guides.

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