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Address: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Crocodile Explorer)
Phone Number: 07 4031 4007
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Description: Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen...
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.
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Relaxing Way to View the Harbour

We went on the sunset cruise the first night of our honeymoon in Cairns and it was lovely! We got our free drink when getting on the boat and had some of the nibblies which were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Runaway Bay, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My partner & I decided to take the Cairns Sunset Harbour Cruise yesterday afternoon after sightseeing around Cairns during the day. We both agreed that it is a must if you are going to Cairns at any time.Our boats Captain was named Hamish & he is one of the nicest people we have met on our travels in Australia...not only... More 

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Benalla
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice tranquil trip Afternoon tea very ordinary But otherwise quite enjoyable and would do it again Very informative

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went on the sunset cruise the first night of our honeymoon in Cairns and it was lovely! We got our free drink when getting on the boat and had some of the nibblies which were a great accompaniment to the drinks! We sat up top looking out the back of the boat and it was just such a relaxing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unfortunately our afternoon tea cruise was cancelled and we were placed on the sunset cruise. While we were offered our complimentary drink (which was included in the price) we were told we could view the sights upstairs, which we did and it was very nice. There was no commentary throughout the cruise and just a 2 minute session at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We took the tour in the evening for an hour and a half, The captain was very informative . the trip had food and drinks. We loved it

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

Hi Blinky, Thanks for your feedback, fantastic to hear you had a great evening and enjoyed the informative commentary. We'll pass on your comments to the skipper and crew. Regards, Cairns Sunset Cruises More 

Cairns, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We luckily had a coupon that we had won at my husbands christmas party.So glad that we only paid for the kids, that were bored and annoying as we saw sameness after sameness of mangroves.Quick look it's crocodile-stick. Woo hoo and lame. Honestly the best part was the airconditioned inside.As locals we wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt the need to go public with your disappointing comments for a product that was donated by ourselves. Our company receives many donation requests a year from various charities and as a company we are very generous in giving these away so money can be raised towards... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Awesome scenery Fantastic crew Very informative skipper Photographers dream Relaxation assured Fun, fun and more fun Lots of nibbles Welcome drink on boarding Onboard bar A perfect Cairns sunset

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

Hi Giitanjali, Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time out to write such positive remarks. Glad to hear the Sunset was prefect. Thanks and regards, Cairns Sunset Cruises More 

sydney
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Trip well organised. All needed equipment on board and usable. Staff will to assist clients with a smile and good service. Try it, you will like it

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Adelaide
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fun cruise, taken at at sunset. Fun captain, friendly first mate, nibbles and drink provided. Cruise just the right length of time.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

in order to see everything, we had to get on and off 4 boats, disorganized! The corals were nice and we saw lots of fish. Green Island is beautiful

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