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Australian Harbour Cruises

There is no better opportunity for you to discover the beauty and history of Darwin Harbour than with Australian Harbour Cruises. Experience a magnificent tropical sunset as you sip on a glass of bubbly and nibble on delicious hors d’oeuvres. Sunset cruises are aboard two unique and beautiful vessels – Starchaser, a magnificent timber sailing ketch, and Anniki, a lovingly restored traditional pearling lugger, and both have a licensed bar.

With plenty to see on Darwin Harbour during the day as well, there is also the choice of a three hour luncheon cruise. Australian Harbour Cruises is Territory owned and operated.

Touring Options

Historic Pearling Lugger Sunset Cruise

Depart from Cullen Bay on the Anniki, a lovingly restored traditional 1950’s pearling lugger, and cruise around magnificent Darwin Harbour taking in all the historic sites while listening to an informative commentary about the romantic pearling era. On this three hour cruise you’ll experience the taste of exotic pearl shell meat while sipping a glass of bubbly, or enjoy a sample from an antipasto platter as you take in a multi-coloured tropical sunset aboard this floating museum with its marvellous collection of pearling era memorabilia.

Sails in the Sunset

Take pleasure in the silence of sail on this luxury timber sailing ketch, Starchaser, as you cruise the sheltered waters of Darwin Harbour, passing historical sites and points of interest. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly and nibbles whilst experiencing a brilliant Top End sunset, as this magnificent and luxuriously appointed vessel glides over the calm waters of the harbour, as only a true sailing boat of this pedigree can do.

Activites and Experiences at Australian Harbour Cruises

  • Nothern Territory Tourism Accreditation Program
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park
  • Public phone
  • Public toilet
  • Taxi rank
  • Adventure
  • Cruise
  • Relaxation
  • Water based
  • English
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Central Australian Tourism Industry Association, Tourism Top End
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa

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