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The Bombing of Darwin Double

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    From story telling to story living, this double combines Darwin’s only Bombing of Darwin cruise with a visit to Darwin’s premier virtual reality experience.  The Bombing of Darwin will come alive on this combined adventure. 
    Your Bombing of Darwin cruise is a journey on the water that starts at Stokes Hill Wharf and takes in the historic wharf areas, the Pearling Luggers, the oil tanks, the wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, HMAS Coonawarra and the Emery Point gun emplacement.
    Your Bombing of Darwin virtual reality experience is located within the RFDS Tourist Facility, and is a state of the art presentation which includes life size holograms, interactive story telling mini ghosts, virtual reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour, replicas of a Japanese Zero aircraft and Camilla the Flying Boat, and a window of 1942 and an aerial view of the bombing raids.
    Your Bombing of Darwin Double is located on Stokes Hill Wharf.  You can choose to cruise first at 11am, returning back to Stokes Hill at 12.15 where you can enjoy lunch in the alfresco food halls and your leisurely experience in the RFDS Tourist Facility.  Alternatively visit The RFDS Tourist Facility any time from 0930 and whet your appetite for your journey on Darwin Harbour at 11am. 
    For those travelling on the Big Bus, why not do the circle!  Hop off at Stop 10 Stokes Hill Wharf, enjoy the RFDS Tourist Facility and then your Harbour Cruise, and then hop back on to the Big Bus at Stop 4 Cullen Bay. 
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    Reviewed yesterday

    The boat tour was not what we expected. We were disappointed that the boat did not go to the promised wreck sights of SS Neptuna and USS Peary; the only explanation given was that "you might get wet", though the water was not choppy. However,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Cook29
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Excellent in detail and scope of what happened. Robert and Jim were good, both with the history of non preparedness by Government and the detail re the attacks Interestingly, my Mother was in Sydney when the mini submarines sank a ferry at CQ so it...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ray O
    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Hi Ray, thanks for taking the time to post a review of your Bombing of Darwin Cruise. It great that you were able to connect your own family history with what was presented. Thanks also for choosing to cruise with us.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The guides were full of interesting information and we loved the boat trip. It was very well done.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank par24
    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thankyou for taking the time to post a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the Double, and especially the boat trip.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Book to go on this cruise for Saturday July 20 through Darwin tourism office .Was told cruise leaves at 11am and to do the RFDS at 9.30 and to meet for the cruise at 10.45 Recieved a call at 9.25 am from the cruise company...More

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    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark, I'm sorry you are disappointed, but to be fair, you didn't answer your phone when we rang this morning, and when you did return our call you acknowledged that your cruise ticket had 0930 departure. During that call you were never told that...More

    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    The providers of the cruise are passionate about sharing their knowledge of Darwin harbour today and of Darwin during WWII and the bombing in February 1942. We saw so much from the boat learnt so much. The RFDS experience encompasses the history of this remarkable...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank HDStripad
    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

    Dear HD, Thanks for posting your review. It's full of information for other travellers. It's great that you mention the pass out availability at RFDS and also the pleasure of having lunch on Stokes Hill Wharf! We do encourage people to make a morning or...More

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    August 15, 2019|
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    Yes most definitely but the museum is amazing. The technology used to highlight what happened is brilliant.
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