Darwin's Ultimate Social Venue

Where the scenery can change around you, whilst you relax and unwind.

Kuru, Nha Tran Vietnam prior to sailing to Darwin
Kuru, photo shoot Nha Tran Vietnam prior to sailing to Darwin

Need a different unique venue for your next social?

  • Sail Darwin harbour where you can sit back, take in the harbour’s natural beauty, relax and spend precious time with family, friends, work colleagues and clients while enjoying a free cold beverage (or you can even bring your own drinks).
  • You may even see some harbour wildlife such as dolphins or dugong.
  • If you are interested in information about Darwin, our friendly crew are more than happy to chat with you. We give you a complimentary history strip map showing interesting points along the harbour foreshore.
  • Join one of our scheduled cruises.

What we offer.

Scenic harbour views

relaxing sailing venue

We take you where the wind blows. Our sunset, daytime and city lights 2.5 to 3 hr ticketed sailing cruises are very relaxing. 

Ask our crew to point out historical features that you pass around the harbour.

Optional food and drink

BBQ meal at sunset

We provide you and your friends/colleagues with a great venue for sunset meal.

Anti pasto nibbles and a BBQ meal with free bottled red or white wine and mid strength beer.

Great venue with views

Private charters or goups

We specialise in groups up to 43 people. Private charters for your birthday, wake, wedding, hen or bucks cruises.

We can also provide corporate team building with or without activities.

Glimpse of history

Who were the Top End's early visitors

Our web site provides some glimpses of Darwin’s little-known history—early contact with European settlers and the attempts to create a town, trade with the Macassans and Chinese, our area’s Indigenous people and Darwin’s significant part in World War II, rebuilding after Cyclone Tracey, harbour fishing spots and harbour ecology.

Why Come With Us?

Comfort
cushioned seating under cover Kuru, Nha Trang Vietnam prior to sailing to Darwin

cushioned seating under cover Kuru, ample shade and flat decks. This unique alternative social venue allows you to sit back and experience cool sea breezes and enjoy precious time with family, friends, work colleagues and clients.

We sail

Kuru under sail Fannie Bay

Some say they sail, we actually do!

Both Kuru and Cherry Pie are sailing catamarans and we like to sail whenever we can.

Our harbour route is governed by the wind. Obviously if there is no wind we cannot sail. This happens occasionally.

Darwin's early history, heritage and ecology

Chinese market gardens near Doctors Gully Early settlement Goyders Camp

Chinese Market gardens near Doctors Gully . Goyders first camp

This new web site will eventually contain a lot more information about our history, heritage, ecology and culture.

The ultimate harbour venue

Kuru mood lighting

At night Kuru has mood lighting as well as in the water blue lights. There is a stereo with sub woofer on board that you can connect to on charters. This unique and alternative harbour venue allows you to sit back and experience sea breezes and enjoy precious time with family, friends, work colleagues and clients.

Flora fauna
Mangroves in Woods Inlet

Mangroves in Woods Inlet

Darwin harbour is a relatively pristine environment with a diverse number of marine species including dolphin, dugong, birdlife, turtles, crocodiles and many fish varieties. Many of the creeks, rivers and inlets are bordered by many species of Mangroves which also provide important habitat for animals and birds.

Dolphin surfing Kuru

Dolphin surfing Kuru

Dugong in Fannie Bay

Dugong in Fannie Bay

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Our flagship KURU

cushioned seating under cover Kuru, Nha Trang Vietnam prior to sailing to Darwin
Great Kuru layout under cover, Nha Tranh
Kuru, Nha Trang Vietnam prior to sailing to Darwin
Kuru, Nha Trang Vietnam prior to sailing to Darwin

Kuru is a SeaWind 1160 Resort sailing catamaran that was specifically designed for the tourism market. It can seat up to 43 passengers.

Kuru, Nha Trang Vietnam prior to sailing to Darwin
Great fore lounge Kuru, prior to sailing to Darwin, Nha Trang Vietnam

Flat decks mean comfort

We humans like flat things to sit, lean on and walk on. A catamaran gives you lots of flat spaces making you and your shape comfortable.

Cherry Pie sailing at sunset
Cherry Pie sailing at sunset

The serenity of sailing

Some say they sail, we actually do! Our harbour route is governed by the wind. Obviously if there is no wind we cannot sail. This happens occasionally.

Kuru is a modern catamaran designed for tourism. Our flagship is licensed (AMSA 1D survey) to carry 43 passengers. 

Cherry Pie, a Crowther Seafire is an older vessel. In 2017 we refurbished the vessel and provided more cushions and carpeted the deck for passenger comfort. Cherry Pie is very popular with many locals and is licensed to carry 21 passengers (AMSA 1D survey) and provides a more economical charter.

Whether its a ticket on one our of our regular cruises or a charter, our sailing catamarans provide you with an unique alternative social venue. The serenity of sailing on our catamarans comes with an experienced and professional crew who have been in Darwin many years.