Darwin Adventure Boats
Darwin Adventure Boats
4.5
Boat ToursSightseeing ToursNature & Wildlife ToursSpeed Boats Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Matt Wright has taken fun and adventure to the next level, by combining our custom built V8 Airboat with our NEW supercharged Jetboat! Your epic journey commences as our Jetboat transports you from the Stokes Hill Wharf across Darwin Harbour (at some serious speed) towards our city’s scenic mangroves. With a few spins along the way, your heart is sure to be pumping! Once you reach the mangroves, you will jump aboard our Airboat where you will cruise along the mudflats and take in the beautiful surrounds. Enjoy the local birdlife and keep an eye out in the waters below for sharks, crocs, dolphins, mud crabs, even stingrays. Then it’s time to REALLY get your adrenaline pumping. You’ll be left smiling from ear to ear as you spin and glide across the mud, powered by that huge V8 engine! Once you’re all muddied up, you will jump back into the jetboat to soar across the Timor Sea, with picturesque views of the Darwin Harbour in plain site to end your epic journey.
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Jules2treasures
Tugun, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
Woohoo, what a way to cool down on a hot day, with some action and sightseeing. Anton was our captain and his own excitement and love for his job overflowed onto us. Loved hearing Anton speak about the mangroves and local area with some interesting facts I never knew. You will definitely get drenched in such a fun way, so go prepared and have fun doing burn out's on the mud flats too.
Written 23 July 2023
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Louisa P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Anton was just a superstar! It was so much fun and be prepared to get saturated! Anton was very informative and gave great talks along the way. Would recommend for anyone in Darwin!
Written 6 July 2023
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FlickyJ
Gold Coast, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
What a fun day out! Thanks Anton! Didn’t plan to get absolutely saturated, but hey, you made it fun and incredibly exciting 🤣. Loved it!!
Written 4 July 2023
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Thank you for sharing your feedback about your fun day out with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a blast, thanks to Anton's guidance and enthusiasm. We're glad that Anton's ability to turn unexpected soaking into a fun and exciting experience added to your enjoyment. Getting absolutely saturated may not have been part of the plan, but we're delighted that it turned into a memorable and thrilling adventure for you. We appreciate your kind words and your love for the experience. Providing a fun-filled experience is what we strive for, and it's rewarding to know that we succeeded in creating an enjoyable and exciting outing for you. Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your positive experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more fun-filled adventures in the future!
Written 6 July 2023
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GrandTour53620645508
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Such a great few hours out on the water. We had the best tour guide named Anton who was super funny and taught us about Darwin mangrove system and crocs. Would definitely come back to such an awesome experience and the tour guides energy, knowledge and humour made it even better.
Written 4 July 2023
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Thank you for sharing your positive experience on the water with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great few hours and enjoyed the tour guided by Anton. We're glad that Anton's humor and knowledge added to the enjoyment of your experience. Our team takes pride in providing informative and entertaining tours, and it's wonderful to know that Anton's energy, knowledge, and humor made it even better for you. We appreciate your kind words and the recommendation to others. We would be delighted to welcome you back for another awesome experience in the future. Your feedback encourages us to continue delivering exceptional tours. Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Written 6 July 2023
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Rhonda B
Brisbane, Australia51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
Anton couldn’t have been more helpful as getting into a boat that’s madly rocking in the unseasonal chop is not for the coordinatedly challenged. The jet boat experience was a rush & though I’ve experienced the 360 spins before I didn’t realise that jet boats could dive! Spoiler alert…you will get wet…you will get saturated! We were disappointed with the air boat however. A cruise through the mangroves was fascinating but too short. Powering along the mudflats & spotting a wide variety of bird life was wonderful but then we just sat in one place & spun around…and around…and around…and around & frightened all the bird life away. Not interesting or comfortable at all… Save the exhilaration for the jet boat & keep the airboat for exploring the unique wildlife that calls the mangroves home.
Written 3 July 2023
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Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience with Anton and our boat tours. We appreciate your kind words about Anton's helpfulness, especially in assisting those who may find it challenging to board a rocking boat. We're glad to hear that the jet boat experience provided you with a rush and that the 360 spins were a thrilling surprise. It's certainly an adventure that leaves you drenched! We aim to provide exhilarating moments that create lasting memories. We apologise that the air boat experience fell short of your expectations. We appreciate your feedback regarding the duration and the repetitive spinning. We understand that this detracted from the overall enjoyment for you. We will take your comments into consideration to ensure that future air boat tours provide a more engaging and comfortable experience. Your suggestion to focus the air boat tour on exploring the unique wildlife of the mangroves is valuable. We will review our itineraries to better showcase the diverse wildlife that calls the mangroves home. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. It helps us identify areas where we can improve. We hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a more satisfying experience in the future.
Written 6 July 2023
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Cathy Reed
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
WOW!!!! Wat a time!!!! Cannot recommend this tour enough!!!
ET was amazing!!! We enjoyed this so much we are definitely going to re-book!!!
Define one to remember!!! Cant wait to do this tour again!!!! ***** Highly recommended *****
Cheers
Cath
Written 24 June 2023
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Thank you for sharing your enthusiastic feedback about your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had such an incredible time and cannot recommend our tour enough. We're delighted that ET made your experience amazing. Our team strives to provide memorable and enjoyable adventures, and it's fantastic to know that we succeeded in creating a tour to remember. We appreciate your intention to re-book with us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another exciting tour and provide you with more unforgettable moments. Thank you for highly recommending our tour. Your endorsement means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 6 July 2023
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Paula Brown
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
Just had the most amazing hour, first on the jet boat for turns, spills and dives, thanks to Anton our driver we did get a little bit wet, little did we know what he had in store for us on the way back! Then onto the airboat for a little meander down the mangroves, checked out a trap, but alas no croc in there, then some adrenaline pumped 360 degree turns on the mudflats before jumping back on the jetboat for the return back to the wharf and a dunking that left us all very, very wet. Loved every second of this adventure, and what made it all the more special was we got to Matt Wright himself, I am such a big fan of him and his family and the croc show he does, it just made me adventure even more special. Thoroughly recommend this adventure 😁
Written 3 June 2023
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Thank you for sharing your incredible experience with us at Darwin Adventure Boats. We're thrilled to hear that you had the most amazing hour filled with thrilling turns, spills, and dives on the jet boat, thanks to our skilled driver, Anton. We love providing a wet and wild experience that keeps our guests on their toes! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the meandering journey down the mangroves on the airboat, even though you didn't spot a croc in the trap. The adrenaline-pumped 360-degree turns on the mudflats must have been an exhilarating experience! We aim to create unforgettable memories and it sounds like we succeeded. We're delighted that you had the opportunity to meet Matt Wright himself. He is truly an incredible individual, and we're thrilled that his presence made your adventure even more special. We share your admiration for him, his family, and the croc show they do. It's an honour to have provided an adventure that lived up to your expectations. Thank you for thoroughly recommending our adventure. We appreciate your trust and kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future for more thrilling and memorable experiences.
Written 6 July 2023
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orent333
Darwin, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Great fun, the guides were entertaining and knew their stuff. Would highly recommend for tourists and locals alike.
Written 26 April 2023
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brettric2019
Greater Bendigo, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Really good experience host was exceptional lots of personality and knowledge great day would recommend
Written 21 March 2023
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amandachristie14
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
I went with my two children (son 18, daughter 13) and we all LOVED this attraction, it was epic fun! Anton was a great guide he had a great sense of humour and great knowledge of the region, particularly for an American! It was equal parts informative, thrilling and fun. We'd all recommend and do it again. The hour went really quickly and for us a longer option would be something we'd be interested in.
Written 21 March 2023
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