Airboat & Jetboat Tours In Darwin: Everything You Need To Know

Darwin is the adrenaline junkie’s paradise. With so many adventure activities to do in the area, it’s no wonder so many tourists hailing from different parts of Australia and the world travel here to get their fill of fun and excitement.

One popular activity in the area for thrill-seekers is the adventure boat tour in Darwin and here at Matt Wright Wild Territory we have the best one. An hour-long boat ride exploring some of the most amazing nature spots in the region, our tour packages definitely offer a taste of adventure like no other.

Here’s everything you need to know about our boat tour packages.

Adventure boat tour options in Darwin

Part of our airboat tour offering is the regular boat ride around Darwin Harbour. Here, our V8 airboat called “Mudskipper” takes adventurers on a fast and exhilarating ride of their lives, providing a scenic tour of the harbour, the city’s mangroves, and the fascinating wildlife in the area. Mudskipper also does fast laps, spins, and glides on the water for a fun and heart-pumping experience. This definitely leaves passengers at the edge of their seats!

These tours aren’t just for adults either. Your little adventurers can also get a chance to experience these thrills with our Kids Ride Free option. Help unleash their inner adrenaline junkie and give them fun memories to fondly remember.

Besides these airboat tours in Darwin, Matt Wright also offers wild and fast-paced jetboat rides! Experience spins, drifts, and slides as the water splashes all around you. Definitely a must-try if you’re daring enough!

Sights to see during a Darwin boat tour

These boat tours mainly take place in Darwin Harbour, starting at Dock 1 at Stokes Hill Wharf. As one of the many acclaimed spots in the region, Darwin Harbour serves as a core transport hub in the Northern Territory. It is also home to breathtaking mangroves, mudflats, and marine ecosystems that you’ll see during the boat tour.

Speaking of the mangroves, the ones found in Darwin Harbour are said to be the most diverse in the country. There are around 36 species of mangroves that are local to the harbour, among the 50 existing species in the world. These mangroves are considered an important resource in the country as well as globally.

Beyond that, the harbour also boasts a diverse and vast wildlife, ranging from birds, fish, crustaceans, and crocs. Trust us when we say, you’ll experience it all in this amazing one-hour airboat tour of Darwin’s wonders.

What to prepare for a Darwin adventure boat tour

Now that you know what a Darwin adventure boat tour looks like, it’s time to prep and get ready for the wild ride! Be sure to pack a sun hat, sunscreen, and water for the tour to keep you well protected from the sun. Bring a camera as well to capture the most amazing moments to cherish in years to come. Make sure you have a waterproof case for it, though, as the ride will definitely get a little wet. Lastly, a change of clothes is always a must. As fun as Matt Wright’s Darwin airboat tours are, they can get a little wet and muddy. Better to have a clean set of clothes so you can change after the tour.

At Matt Wright Wild Territory, we provide only the best adventure activities in the Darwin region for the bravest visitors. If you’re one of those thrill-chasers bold enough to try, book now for an adventure you won’t forget!

We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation; we are proud to work closely with the traditional owners of the Northern Territory and to honour their land and culture in everything we do.

Matt Wright

Matt Wright's unique outback lifestyle and knowledge of helicopters, boats and airboats has led him to develop some of the most unique tourism experiences in the world, in Matt’s Wild Territory series

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