New ticketing offices for local harbour cruise operators;Darwin Harbour Cruises, Sea Darwin and Cape Adieu, will soon open on StokesHill Wharf.
The operators provide a range of services from sunsetcruises to charters to diving and eco tours.
This is the first onsite ticketing office for Sea Darwin andCape Adieu.
In the past we haverelied on our customers planning ahead and booking via the phone, website orbooking agent, Jim Smith from Sea Darwin said.
The new office allows us to have a physical presence andtalk face-to-face with visitors on the wharf. As the only operator offering daytime cruises as well as sunset and charters year-round, this will be a greatnew service.
We will now be able to take bookings on the spot frompeople who visit the wharf and those that make the spur-of-the-moment decisionto experience our beautiful harbour from the water.
While weve operatedfrom the wharf for 11 years, were excited to officially become part of thetop deck of the wharf and work-in with existing businesses including the restaurantsand Royal Flying Doctor Service Bombing of Darwin Tourism Facility.
Stokes Hill Wharf is a truly iconic location and one which wereproud to be part of.
Stokes Hill Wharf is managed by the Darwin WaterfrontCorporation on behalf of the Northern Territory Government.
The new ticketing offices increase capacity for our cruiseoperators and enhance the visitor experience, Minister for Tourism, Sport andCulture, Lauren Moss said.
The DarwinWaterfront Corporation has listened to the needs of businesses on the wharf andresponded with a solution which is a win-win for our harbour cruise operators,restauranteurs and visitors to the wharf.
Darwin Harbour is aniconic and historic tourist attraction and its important we continue todevelop our local harbour cruise industry.
Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby is pleased these localbusinesses who deliver such iconic Top End experiences to Territorians andtourists alike will now have a physical location at the wharf.
A sunset harbour cruise is an ultimate Darwin experienceand to be able to find these three operators in one centralised location is agreat outcome, Mr Kirby said.
The new office building also allows for Darwin HarbourCruises to relocate from the food arcade, making a highly sort after tenancy availablefor a new food-outlet to further enhance and complement the existing offeringsat Stokes Hill Wharf.
Local company NT Link was commissioned to construct the newdemountable offices.
The operators have started moving into the offices this weekand are expected to be open in the coming weeks.