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Darwin, Australia-port

Along the coast of the Northern Territory lies Darwin, a city isolated by the vast Australian desert. The area was sought by the French, Dutch and British, and was established as the town of Darwin in 1869. In 1942, the city was under the threat of a Japanese attack, so a major Australian military base was established. Today Darwin is the largest city of the Northern Territory, offering sights from its colonial past and excellent shopping and dining opportunities.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Darwin Harbor Cruise
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Darwin Museums & Crocodylus Park
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Darwin's Military Past
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Darwin's Historical Past
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Jumping Crocodile Cruise
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Territory Wildlife Park
    Light Activity /Walking

Darwin Harbor Cruise

Seated Tour Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 2 hours

Tour Code: DRW-003

Enjoy a relaxing harbor cruise and panoramic tour of Darwin on this charming tour.

Unbeknownst to many, Darwin, in addition to being a modern tropical capital, is situated on a harbor twice the size of Sydney's. Board your charterd tour vessel and then sit back and relax while you spend the next hour exploring Darwin Harbour and hearing commentary about its unique history. Learn about the ferocious bombing raid on Darwin conducted by the Japanese in 1942, which sank 12 ships in the harbor. The harbor itself has huge tidal movements (up to 26 feet) and the only 4 gate, salt-water loch in Australia. Once you have traveled through the loch and emerged into the harbor, you'll see Larrakeyah, the Naval Patrol boat base and Doctors Gully, home to a popular and unusual local attraction, made so by the hundreds of fish that come to shore at high tide to be fed by hand. As you pass Darwin's Esplanade, you will be able to see your ship berthed at the wharf precinct.

During your tour, you'll be treated to a refreshment on board, as you pass several interesting sights along the way. These would include the new East Arm Port and the Darwin railway line. You may also see naval vessels from all over the world.

At the conclusion of your cruise, you'll return directly to the pier.

Please note: Shoes with non-slip soles are recommended as well as a sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. The vessel used on the tour has both air-conditioned and non-air conditioned areas.