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Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise provided by Spirit of Cairns

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Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise
4.5
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$75.98
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Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Watch the sunset over Cairns on an evening cruise
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
60
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Sail along the Cairns waterfront and out through the mangrove forests of the Trinity Inlet on this evening catamaran cruise. This tour offers all the ingredients for an unforgettable evening, with spectacular sunset views and a 3-course dinner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 360-degree views from the open-air top deck
What to expect
Set sail along Trinity Inlet aboard a luxurious catamaran and experience Cairns from the water. From the open-air top deck, enjoy a 360-degree view of Cairns Harbour and the waterfront precinct. Then, admire the natural scenery as you glide through the mangrove forests and tranquil waterways of the inlet. Move to the dining hall and continue admiring the scenery through the panoramic windows as your 3-course dinner is served. Dinner includes hot and cold dishes, vegetarian options, and fresh seafood, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine or beer. After watching the sunset over Cairns as you sail back to shore.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 360-degree views from the open-air top deck
What to expect
Set sail along Trinity Inlet aboard a luxurious catamaran and experience Cairns from the water. From the open-air top deck, enjoy a 360-degree view of Cairns Harbour and the waterfront precinct. Then, admire the natural scenery as you glide through the mangrove forests and tranquil waterways of the inlet. Move to the dining hall and continue admiring the scenery through the panoramic windows as your 3-course dinner is served. Dinner includes hot and cold dishes, vegetarian options, and fresh seafood, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine or beer. After watching the sunset over Cairns as you sail back to shore.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 37778P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2.5 hour calm water evening cruise
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Sumptuous dinner featuring local produce
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase from a fully licensed bar)
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please present yourself for boarding on 'A Finger' at Cairns Marlin Marina by 6.00 PM. Departure at 06.30PM sharp and return approximately at 9.00PM
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 4 years old
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise dietary requirements a minimum of 1 day before departure
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2.5 hour calm water evening cruise
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Sumptuous dinner featuring local produce
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase from a fully licensed bar)
Departure details
  • Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please present yourself for boarding on 'A Finger' at Cairns Marlin Marina by 6.00 PM. Departure at 06.30PM sharp and return approximately at 9.00PM
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 4 years old
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise dietary requirements a minimum of 1 day before departure
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Mar 17, 2022
A note from Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise
Contact tracing is in place & all travelers will need to provide their details upon arrival. We are following the guidelines & precautions set by the Queensland Government.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
156 reviews
Excellent
114
Very good
25
Average
9
Poor
4
Terrible
4

Phill D
Hastings, Australia241 contributions
Really enjoyable dinner cruise
You are greeted with a glass of champagne or stubbie of beer upon arrival.
The staff were excellent, as was the captain.
The catamaran sailed calmly up and down Cairns taking in the night lights of the City.
The food was fabulous including oysters and prawns, plenty of salads and a great variety of desserts.
There was a bar and plenty of staff walking around to assist with drinks orders (at an extra cost).
At $105 pp this is a definite must do while in Cairns
Written August 9, 2022
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Mooshee05
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Great ! First impressions are important and the welcome from the crew was warm , welcoming and friendly .
Checking in was smooth . Within seconds we were sipping sparkling wine on the top deck mixing with the other guests admiring the warm breeze and full moon it was relaxing and romantic .
Invited to our tables below deck we left the dock and sailed quietly along as we ate from the generous buffets which was very well prepared and supervised by the wait staff . the staff arranged for each table to step up to the buffet individually so there was no crowding and there was ample opportunity to return for seconds or thirds .
Desert was served after the main meal had been finished the same process was followed
It was quite well orchestrated . The food was brilliant , salads , antipasto , potato gratin pork belly , steamed fish ,fresh prawns , fresh oysters etc .
The wait staff were friendly and were engaging , constantly overseeing the tables and buffet and clearing any leftovers away instantly .
I’ve been on a few of these cruises and this would have to be the most pleasant one we have had . If your not enjoying yourself it’s nothing to do with the cruise or staff because they were exemplary . If your not satisfied after eating on this cruise ld find it a stretch to pin anything on the quality of the food provided.
I would recommend this cruise and l would also come on this cruise also because $99 is not a pinch on what it would be costing this company to run these cruises to the standard they are .
Good work Spirit of Cairns crew ! we were happy to have the experience you provided tonight thank you
Written July 23, 2021
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Five-star-critiques
Gold Coast, Australia517 contributions
This was top notch from start to finish. A ("free"), glass of bubbly or beer to start set the mood. The staff were very attentive and hard working. The ship is steady and easy to negotiate around and the water in the harbour and inlet is very flat. The music was perfect and helped make the atmosphere.
We had a sit down three course meal. The steak was perfect and the pana cotta was easily the best I have ever tasted. Wine choice was limited and connoisseurs will be disappointed, but prices were good.
The tables were well separated, both on deck when drinking and below when dining. and Covid protocols were followed.
Most of our trip was in the dark but that did not bother us. It just added to the romance.
Another acknowledgement for the staff. They should receive a pay rise :-)
Written October 20, 2021
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Rik H
Cairns81 contributions
Quite disappointing

Delighted to see the cruise back again after the craziness of the virus
We have been on this cruise at least 6 times in the past,and enjoyed it immensely but it is evident the last two years Have taken its toll ,with cost cutting very evident.
The service was excellent but alas the food selections where less than before and the sea food was very limited running out early in the night .
The waiter serving the sea food ( albeit wearing a mask ) was coughing a lot and thanks very much mate ,my wife and I now have your germs with us being sick for over a week.
Thankfully it was not the dreaded Covid,but very much could have been.
If this is now the norm ,we suggest you review your food options and stand down staff that show any signs of illness no matter how minor
Written May 25, 2022
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rianda26
Malua Bay, Australia75 contributions
We felt for the price it was not much more than a sail, and a meal, and nothing to see as too dark except city lights, and being inside is just like a normal restaurant with no real atmosphere , the cost of wine was a lot considering you had only four red wines to choose from, and we sent back the $35 bottle as was undrinkable for me and then only choice $45 bottle of another brand. Drink Waitress had a lot of issues with drink orders and table numbers. Food was plentiful and buffet but not serve yourself with COVID. Clean and staff pleasant, tables for two, too close for my liking.
Written June 26, 2021
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Diane_Entrada
Hi Rianda26 Thank you for taking the time to give us valuable feedback about your experience. Spirit of Cairns is renowned for it’s delicious buffet dinner and calm water sail down Trinity Inlet – the backbone of our tour! Our Summer months are certainly the best option when it comes to viewing the sunset and surrounds, before we sail down the inlet, but we do love the view of the city lights during Winter months too! We will ensure that our waitresses are given more training on the drinks menu but are surprised to hear that you didn’t enjoy our house red wine, as it has been enjoyed by many customers in the past. Our staff would have happily advised of a better option from the seven other varieties we sell onboard, which may have been better suited to your taste. As with many businesses we have had to make many adjustments to our operations during COVID (which is ever changing), including how our buffet has operated. Thank you again for your feedback, we will pass this on to our restaurant manager.
Written June 27, 2021
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jebskulker
Sydney, NSW1,975 contributions
It's a pleasant 5 to 10 minute walk from the main terminal out to the boat, although the Fitzroy Island ferry arrives at the same time so there were 100+ people walking towards us heading back to shore, so give yourself a bit of extra time to get there.
Staff were glad to meet us & offered us a seat for a pre-dinner drink which was lovely, so we had a couple of glasses of wine on the deck before heading inside as there was no rain or wind. In fact, the whole service from staff was very welcoming.
We had prawns & oysters as entrees which we shared amongst us, all fresh & tasty. For the main I had the mackerel which I found was ok but a bit bland, but I'm told the lamb was exceptional. In hindsight I would've gone for that. I don't know what could've made the mackerel better but it was very plain.
We all had different desserts, my pannacotta was amazing & my favourite of the 3 courses, and there were no complaints over the mudcake & carrot cake either.
If you're hoping to see some views then you might want to choose a month where the sun sets later in the day as there were no outside views once the sun went down.
Otherwise it was a comforting relaxing journey and something different to do around town if you're looking for a unique experience.
Written May 26, 2021
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AnnaS_ETG
Hi jebskulker, Thank you for your detailed review of your time out with us on our Catamaran Harbour and Dinner Cruise. It is great to hear that the service our staff provided was welcoming. We will definitely pass on your feedback to the chef regarding your main and we are pleased to hear that your dessert was amazing!
Written July 8, 2021
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HolidayBliss8
Sydney, Australia101 contributions
A great night on the Spirit of Cairns. Loved the glass of bubbly when we boarded. Our dinner was really well presented and gorgeous, in particular the steak was cooked to perfection and very tender. Amazes me how the chef can cook 20 odd steaks and get them all right - majority of guests had the steak. Great value, attentive staff and a very peaceful couple of hours cruising around Cairns. Will be doing this cruise on our next visit.
Written March 1, 2022
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Dear HolidayBliss8, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review here! We're so happy that you had an amazing time on board with us and enjoyed our beautiful experience. We'll surely let our chef and restaurant management know of your feedback. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Written March 15, 2022
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mhaseldine
Cairns, Australia5 contributions
A fantastic experience. Fresh seafood along with a variety of other equally tasty dishes. Also a great selection of desserts and both a cheese & fruit platter. Excellent and engaging live musician. Customer service was outstanding. The captain even finds a way to make the mandatory safety briefing entertaining - providing you appreciate Dad jokes 🤣
Written March 16, 2020
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Helen Q
7 contributions
We were looking forward to our Sunset cruise. Presented with a glass of bubbly on boarding that was actually palatable! Unfortunately, some guests thought it was OK to be 20 minutes late (50 minutes late, if you take into account that they should have been there 30 mins before sailing), so the sun had set before we set sail. No more announcements were made by the Captain after the safety drill. Though, it was dark, so we wouldn't have known where we were! Food was really good. Though there was a large family group on our cruise (about 20), who just let their kids run wild!
Written January 15, 2022
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Hey 32helenq, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We do apologise for the experience you had on board with us. We endeavour to depart Cairns at 6.30pm sharp and do advice guests to board on time to avoid an inconvenience to others. We will work with our operations team to avoid such delays in the future and how better to address them. Thanks again, and we hope we are given the opportunity to host you again.
Written March 15, 2022
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Fendaz
76 contributions
We went on the dinner cruise on a rainy night so we didn't get the sunset but that didn't diminish the experience too much. The food was nice and very filling. I was so full at the end of the meal. The staff were very efficient and very friendly. They were good about coming around and asking if we needed anything else. On a better night you can go up outside and watch the lights of the city go by (we just watched through the windows mostly due to the rain). Maybe some live entertainment might've been nice. Overall a good dining experience.
Written December 26, 2020
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Thank you your review and feedback we love to receive such reviews about our hard working team and the food we serve. We will be sure to pass on your feedback and hope to see you again very soon to experience our new Summer menu.
Written January 4, 2021
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Got2try
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OMG - simply outstanding. I've taken my partner on heaps of dinner cruises, Hawaii, Vietnam, Sydney and Perth. This
RobynP536
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Outstanding and well worth the money
We did the Cairns Harbour lunch cruise. From the time we stepped onto the catamaran the service and all staff were
Lsrgirl
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Excellent evening in Cairns
Awesome experience with wonderful staff. The food and drink service could not fault and we thoroughly enjoyed this
issyk52019
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Spirit of Cairns😬
Not impressed at all. The food was awful. There was no live music as was advertised. The boat left the Marina then
Tina W
Tina W
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Overpriced service
I booked for my family of 4 for sunset cruise on the 20/4/2021. The service was extremely slow. We had our appetize
747dionnem
747dionnem
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Incredible experience, highly recommend
Me and my partner did the sunset dinner cruise for the first time with spirit of Cairns and it was a beautiful expe
Wen2go
Wen2go
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Special celebration
We went on the lunch cruise. Couldn't fault it. The boat was quite spacious with plenty of room to move around. Sta
Dianne M
Dianne M
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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS CREW AND FOOD AND VIEWS
I & my USA friends and some of my local friends went on this Cruise to celebrate the 25th Wedding Anniversary of my
ROBD367
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Birthday celebration
And a great way to celebrate my 39th birthday with my beautiful wife. The singer on the boat was fantastic and the
boswell2017
boswell2017
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A MUST DO for any occasion
Having been on this amazing vessel numerous times, day or night the experience is well worth treating yourself, sta
818petey
818petey
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Outstanding dinner
This was an outstanding experience and a must see and do experience when in Cairns. You get a drink on check and t
alanmcmullen
alanmcmullen
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BARGAIN - bargain - BARGAIN
Excellent Vessel, friendly professional Crew, delightful and plentiful Food. And great entertainment thrown in. We
coe282
coe282
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Good buffet food, good live music
The cruise was overall good. The buffet food was not on the level of a la carte food in good restaurants, but defin
mainstreettravelers
mainstreettravelers
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A great way to end you day.
This was an amazing night on the water. Great food( prawns, oysters inc) top wines and entertainment was topped off
Whitehavengirl43
Whitehavengirl43
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Birthday lunch up the Trinity passage
Very smooth operators and attentive smiling staff plus very good food made this a lovely birthday trip for my husba
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