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The Bombing of Darwin Double

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Stokes Hill Wharf Darwin
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    Passengers can return to Stokes Hill Wharf at 12.15pm (stop 10 for the Big Bus), or disembark the cruise at Cullen Bay (Stop 4 for the Big Bus)
    • One Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 19, 2019 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 July 19, 2019

    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

    Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

    This was such a great history lesson and we learnt so much about what happened in Darwin during WWII. Both of our guides Rob and Richard were fabulous on our cruise and they had so many facts to share as well as funny stories that...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

    Hi Andrea, thanks for your review and your feedback that your teenagers enjoyed the cruise and the RFDS. We appreciate you booking with us, and that you took the time to place a review.

    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    Wonderful experience. The 3D hologram talk from one of the US Navy Commanders who was present at the bombing was great. Also the VR experience really gave me a great appreciation of what it may have been like, don't forget to look around if you...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

    Hi Gerard, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. And you're right there is so much to see. I hope you were aware that you can get a pass out from the RFDS and go back later.

    Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

    We did this on our first day. A great way to start our brief stay in Darwin. A very informative, humorous and good value for money boat trip followed by the RFDS facility on Stokes Hill Wharf. The VR experience of the bombing of Darwin...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Sean D
    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

    Thanks Sean for taking the time to post a review, and for sharing your limited time with us. Hopefully we will see you back on board some time in the future.

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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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