Tropical Light: "Unplugged" Twilight Cruise

Do you love extraordinary?

Just add water for your tropical light experience, and start your evening in Darwin with mother nature’s best free light show. This is tropical light unplugged, a short sunset and twilight cruise on Darwin Harbour during the tropical summer season when the sky is stretched with colour catching storm clouds, multi-hued sunsets and a peppering of electrical light shows. 

Tropical Light Unplugged!

This is a time of year when there is an abundance of natural beauty on the harbour, with that famous Top End sunset, and magnificent storms clouds rolling by, legendary for the speed they move and the spectacular light shows they bring. On this cruise nature will awaken your senses, and you will know that you are alive!

When Twilight Talks to You!

This 45-minute cruise is for those with a love of the extraordinary. Board your vessel 15 minutes before sunset. Settle into your seat and make yourself comfortable.  Perhaps buy a beverage to sip on for the show. Next comes a fast ride out on the harbour to catch the last rays of the setting tropical summer sun. Expect dark, moody, orange, pink or yellow illuminated rays in the sky. And then, as twilight awakens, expect the colours to stretch the sky and intensify, a quintessential Darwin experience enjoyed through a unique perspective.

Journey to the back of the harbour to a thriving landscape of trees in the sea, where birds find sanctuary at the end of the day, and where natures embrace has a backdrop of Darwin city reflecting twilight’s mood. This is an area of Darwin that few tourists visit. 

And to Finish - Tropical Light!

Returning to Kitchener Bay, we swap nature’s light for the conventional variety where you will be greeted with ‘plugged light’ and the stunning view of Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light sculpture ‘Water Towers’ at the Darwin Seawall, where stacked recyclable water bottles are illuminated by optical fibre, like enormous liquid batteries of light.. This sculpture pay homage to the humble water tower, found in every outback town in the Northern Territory.

Disembark at Stokes Hill Wharf in perfect proximity to walk through the Sea Wall exhibit and into the Darwin Waterfront precinct to stroll through the 3 additional art installations, inspired by nature and the seasons of the Top End.

Further information

For further information visit the Sea Darwin website.