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Cairns Harbour Cruises

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Crocodile Explorer)
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Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen, except by fishermen. Only accessible by boat, M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a... more » Owner description: Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen, except by fishermen. Only accessible by boat, M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable, air-conditioned vessel taking small numbers of visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from our crew. This is the saltwater crocodile’s natural habitat – with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particularly in the cooler months. Cairns Harbour Cruises depart daily at 11.00am and 1.30pm for a 2 hour cruise.We also offer an evening cruise departing at 5.30pm daily.Picture yourself drinking sparkling wine while watching the tropical sunset from Trinity Inlet. A sunset cruise aboard the MV Crocodile Explorer sets the tone for an unforgettable evening. As our friendly crew greet you on board you will be offered a welcome drink to enjoy on deck prior to departure. The Sunset Cruise allows passengers to soak in beautiful views of the waterways, mangroves and mountains in the magical early evening sun. The 90 minute cruise includes a sparkling wine, standard beer, wine or soft drink and savoury nibbles on arrival. « less
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

這個旅程太值得了, 輕鬆愉快而且風景真的是太美了 本來不知道該抱著哪種期待來參加這個船程的 上船後有小點心和咖啡或茶可以飲用 開船後在內海中行駛所以一點也不晃, 對於百出必暈的我來說真的是太放心了 整路都有船長的解說, 了解了凱恩斯很多以前不知道的事情 所以如果英文聽得懂的話, 來這個會挺值得的 最棒的是入了內海灣的小支流後, 整個景色全部提升了 簡直感覺像在亞馬遜河上那種寧靜的感覺 天起好時景色也超美 船上的工作人員都很熱情, 一路保持著微笑和愉快的氣氛 如果有年長和年幼的, 可以一同搭乘, 會是個很放鬆的一天 This trip is sooooooooo worth it, not they provide good food and free coffee or tea, the staff on the boat were very friendly and helpful!! The trip started from the Trinity wharf and goes into the Inlet, the water is... More

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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I will make sure that your comments are passed onto the skipper, staff and management. We appreciate your feedback and hope you get to visit us again in the future Thank you and regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager More

Otaki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We enjoyed the 1 1/2 hour harbour cruise that left at 5.30pm and booked it in conjunction with an arranged dinner on the waterfront - relaxing and certainly the way to prepare for a great dining experience. Welcomed on to the boat with a choice of wine, beer or other plus a selection of nibbles - all very nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A nice little 2 hour cruise of the inlets of Cairns Harbour. Hoping to see a crocodile or 2 but that was not to be on our trip. Good to hear about the history of the estuaries and see the scenery, industry etc there.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Cairns inlet is not necessarily the most beautiful place to look at but the cruise which operates just on dusk is informative and worth a look. They serve drinks and nibbles on board (you pay for the drinks) The cruise goes along slowly as the commentator gives history and tidbits of information about Cairns. They 'attempt' to find crocodiles on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a nice way to spend an evening. We did go in July when it gets dark at 6.00pm so we were in darkness for most of the trip.Probably a cruise at this time should leave at 4.00pm. The complimentary wines and beers on arrival were well above average and the boat and seats were comfortable. The commentary, while... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great views, and sunset, nibbles were more than expected and the price of the drinks were reasonable

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Temora, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a very relaxing trip on the 11.00 am start up the estuary on this cruise. The staff on board were friendly and the commentary informative. You get to see a part of Cairns that is not visible from the road. We didn't see any crocs or snakes, but did see plenty of birds. I certainly don't hold it... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

comentry could have been better theres a lot of barges etc in the river would have been good to here about them and some of the large ships tied up at the wharf

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There are three options: Morning, afternoon or sunset tours. At a previous visit we did the sunset tour, so this time we took the afternoon trip which was preceded my lunch at DunDee,s restaurant. Both the lunch and boat trip was most enjoyable, with a very informative cometary along the way.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very relaxing and informative cruise, taking in the Cairns skyline at night. A very enjoyable meal at a waterfront restaurant afterwards is included in price. Good value.

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