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Published October 31st 2019
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Darwin is surrounded on three sides by rivers. Darwin's massive harbor is on the west side, the Timor Sea is on its north side and Shoal Bay is on the east side. There are several boat ramps supporting each of these three water bodies, providing easy access to blue water.

The standard of blue-water fishing by Darwin is thrilling. Regular blue water charter ships depart from the marina of Cullen Bay, and qualified fishing guides will pick you up for one or more days of fishing rod tour at your hotel. There are a number of boat outlets and tackle shops as well.

Ocean kayaking - In the upper end, Darwin Harbor is prepared for adventure paddling in a sea kayak with one of the most picturesque areas of the coast. Although the conditions are generally suitable for all levels, it is better to consult before leaving if you do not have experience in the area. Check the weather forecast, as well as regional crocodile data seasonally inhabiting the waters.

In Darwin, you'll find shops that offer or employ a range of kayaks and canoes, as well as gear for your adventures, whether it's a relaxing wave rowing, sunset trips or a fishing place. Many neighboring kayak places include the shore to the Cox Peninsula around the west side of the harbor.

Canoeing boating is a great way to enjoy the nearby scenery when staying in shape. The Lake Bennett Hotel, 87 km south of the capital, has several possibilities close Darwin. Its artificial lake is the perfect place to paddle and a good place to start a barramundi line. Another scenic canoe destination is the Manton Dam, which offers an excellent day trip from the city. A lot of waterfowl and local wildlife can be seen here.

There is no doubt that the highlight of any visit is a cruise through Darwin Harbor's picturesque waters. A trip to this quiet canal, twice the size of Sydney Harbor, is a pleasant experience that allows you to relax over the Timor Sea with a tropical sunset. Cruises are available from 2 to 12 hours on a variety of boats.

Get to learn Darwin's cosmopolitan beach and go through the mangrove-border cliffs, home to a number of bird species and marine species. Dinner cruises are popular with a gourmet seafood grill offering a sunset trip. Afternoon cruises, or hiring a vessel for world-class fishing, are another enjoyable way to spend the day.
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