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Sail away on historic Darwin harbour

City of Darwin Cruises - #1 Locals' choice for Sailing Charters on Darwin Harbour


Charter Kuru or Cherry Pie privately for your own group of relatives, friends or work colleagues.


If you don’t have the group numbers to hire the boat? No worries. Join up with a shared cruise and make new friends while enjoying our beautiful harbour.


We require minimum numbers on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We depart at 4:30pm from Cullen Bay Marina.

 Enjoy a memorable harbour experience on our sailing catamarans

  • Relax, connect with friends, colleagues and family
  • Great sailing on Kuru, a Seawind 1160R catamaran, or our affordable catamaran Cherry Pie
  • Discover snippets of Darwin history, wildlife, ecology or heritage and visit Cullen Bay Marina, take away a history strip map
  • On-water dining is available with free drinks.

Great features of Kuru

  • very comfortable layout for our clients - lots of shade, everyone can have a cushioned seat
  • 360-degree views, easy to talk to the skipper and crew
  • we sail 95 % of the time
  • electric toilet onboard
  • surround sound stereo system 
  • after dark atmosphere enhanced by mood lights including underwater blue lights

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Why sail with us?



Package 1- best venue on the water

Private charter Kuru

Kuru Charter Pricing

Cruise with music, byo eskies/drinks (max 40 for your comfort):

Fri Sat Sun Public Holidays - 2.5 hrs incl nibbles platter - less than 24 guests $1,900.00, 25 - 35 $2100, 36 - 40 guests $2300,

Mon to Thurs 2hrs BYO less than 30 - $1900 31 to 40 - $2000,

Daytime or Citylights 2 hr byo less than 30 $1800, 31 to 40 $2000

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Cherry Pie on the Harbour
Package 2 - affordable venue

Private Charter Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie Private Charter, pricing byo eskies/drinks, music- max 21 guests

2.5 hr nibbles $1600 incl gst

2.0 hr BYO nibbles $1400 incl gst

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Package 1 - sunset cruise

Shared cruise with Nibbles, BBQ Meal and free drinks

Enjoy a 2.5 hr sunset cruise with BBQ meal,  nibbles, and free drinks during the cruise from $159.00 pp

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Package 2 - sunset cruise

Shared cruise with Nibbles and free drinks or BYO drinks

Enjoy a 2.5 hour sunset cruise with nibbles and free drinks (sauv blanc and mid-strength beer) during the cruise from $99.00 pp. If you want to BYO drinks we can do the cruise with nibbles for $89 pp. Note we can do special prices for groups of 10 or more shared cruise in the dry season (1 May to 30 Sept) Sailing mid-week we require a cruise to be running before we can offer a group rate.

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Qantas International Flying boat Terminal Darwin wharf
Package - discover

Get some info about Top End and Darwin history

We love our Top end history. Hit "Read More" to continue to our history page.

Our experience includes

  • learn about catamaran "sailing" 
  • our harbour sailing route is governed by the wind and tide
  • all ticketed and group cruises include nibbles with options of BBQ meal and free bottled wine and mid strength beer - group discounts
  • experience a marina lock in action
  • easy walk to our vessels, disability friendly
  • enjoy a marina lock experience
  • choice of many shops, restaurants and bars in Cullen Bay
  • plenty of free parking
  • easy walk to our vessels
  • disability friendly
  • taxi and Darwin Bus services close by
  • NT heritage, local wildlife, ecology - you will be able to ask our crew or check our web site material before you come sailing.
  • take away a complimentary our Harbour Strip Map click here to learn more
  • during the cruise find the strip map harbour features or ask our friendly crew to point them out
  • opportunity to see wildlife, mainly bottlenose dolphins, the rarer Snubfin Dolphin can be seen occasionally similar to the elusive Dugong.
  • we provide a great venue for social gatherings to connect with friends, colleagues and family while exploring Darwin Harbour
  • sailing can be interesting for the whole family – kids can have a go at steering
  • our Kuru catamaran layout has many comfort features
    • shade, plenty of room with cushioned seating,
    • electric toilet, 
    • after dark mood lights including blue lights shining into the water
    • a modern stereo with sub woofer, Bluetooth or cable connected
    • easy access to chat with our friendly skipper and crew
    • 360 degree views to enable you to appreciate Fannie Bay and Darwin harbour
    • silent power using the sails
  • enjoy our platters  included on every ticketed cruise.
    • Nibbles Menu - Two Cheeses, kabana, dip, biscuits, sundried tomatoes, carrot and celery sticks, olives, dried fruit, nuts
    • BBQ Meal menu - Asian inspired beef and chicken skewers, piece of local fish, chilled tiger prawns, potato salad, green salad, with free bottled bubbles, white wine and mid strength beer.
  • drinking water provided.

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