4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Darwin is famous for its lush tropical climate, outdoor activities and fresh seafood. This 3-hour dinner cruise brings these elements together with an intimate 4-course meal on a sailboat. A northern Australia sunset serves as a backdrop to an intimate meal featuring wild seafood appetizers, rich entrees and homemade dessert. Freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters, anyone?


  • Darwin sunset dinner cruise aboard a traditional fishing ketch
  • Enjoy fresh caught seafood and steak cooked to order by your onboard chef
  • Bring your own drinks aboard to accompany your meal, with glasses and ice provided by your hosts
  • Relax in spacious shaded seating on one of three decks
  • Catch a colorful sunset along the coastline of Darwin

What You Can Expect

Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise Aboard a Traditional Ketch

Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise

At Stokes Hill Wharf, board a traditional fishing ketch–a boat with two masts–that has crossed the oceans. Smaller than other dinner cruise vessels, this ketch allows you to enjoy cruising and dining in an intimate setting. You'll be greeted by a friendly and informative crew member to show you to your seats at an outdoor table. Under the comfort of a shaded overhang, sit back and soak up the views of the Darwin coast as you sail out of the harbor.

Begin your 4-course dinner with a selection of tasty homemade dips, followed by the Northern Territory's freshest seafood. Savor hearty banana prawns, hot-smoked Spanish mackerel (the boat’s signature dish) or sample freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters. For your main course, you’ll choose from a scotch fillet steak or the wild fish catch of the day, accompanied by a selection of salads and breads. To finish, you’ll be served a delicious homemade dessert and your choice of espresso coffee or tea.

You are welcome to bring your own drinks aboard; the staff will be happy to provide you with glasses, ice and eskies (coolers) at no extra cost. There is also a bar on board where you can purchase drinks.

While enjoying your meal, you’ll hear occasional commentary from your hosts about the sights that you pass on Darwin’s shores. You’ll want to have your camera ready for the spectacular sunset as you cruise through the tropical air of northern Australia.

After three hours cruising off the Darwin coastline, you’ll be returned to the dock.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a most enjoyable evening, food was great, the weather was cool and the staff very friendly. And we got full reimbursement for one of our party who was unable to come.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A lovely evening on the harbour!!! The staff were very considerate and helpful. The food was beautiful! The oysters and the prawns were a highlight for me. The fish for the main course was tasty. Good food and wine, a beautiful sunset - what more could you ask.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The sunset dinner cruise was magic. Lovely people, brilliant meal and an all round fantastic experience.
I fully recommend this cruise as a must do to anyone who visits Darwin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Another great tour - well organised with regard to seating and food service - and the food was lovely

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic!! One of the best things we did in the NT. The food was endless, so fresh and great quality and the service was fantastic. We were blessed with perfect weather 1st May which made it even more enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The sunset dinner cruise was excellent, very friendly staff, well organised and delicious food especially grilled fish and salads. Would highly recommend it as is a memorable night!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was fantastic. It was good to see Darwin from the water. The food was great. A good night had by all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Fantastic dinner, beautiful view and lovely staff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

What a great cruise the food was terrific and the scenery was magnificent. Very well run and professional tour you thought you were in a top restaurant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

My wife and I absolutely loved this tour. The food was fantastic and the staff are professional and welcoming. Well worth it.

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