5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise Aboard a Traditional Ketch

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 October 2015

First time using Viator. From the US and figured I'd give it a shot. It was a great tour. The staff was friendly and professional. The food was amazing and the views were great as well. Not quite a Tour where someone is talking to you most of the time. Once off the pier it was quiet smooth sailing, great views. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful! Our favourite activity. Great food, excellent, friendly service and an amazingly serene experience cruising on the harbour, watching the sunset while being served dinner.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent, friendly staff, great food and hospitality. Not crowded, a great finale to a wonderful week in Darwin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Service and food was above expectations - great scenery made a most enjoyable cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

If you want a memorable experience with excellent food and service, this must not be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had a very relaxing evening on Cape Adieu. Watching the sun set over the water was a delightful experience. Most romantic evening as an Engagement took place onboard.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well organised, and it was easy to find the location. The food/catering was excellent and well timed to enable sightseeing/admiring the sunset. The option of BYO wine was also appreciated

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My wife and I booked this for a birthday celebration. We found it most worthwhile, everything was very well organised, the food excellent and the staff very attentive and courteous. A very pleasant couple of hours cruising around sightseeing whilst enjoying our meal. Drinks purchased on board reasonable cost and all up money well spent.

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.

From USD $ 72.46

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 6170CASDC


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message