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About Shaolin Junk Cruises
Shaolin Junk Cruises now operates exciting new tours from the Cairns Harbour. Experience a harbour cruise and sail like no other, on the authentic Junk Boat ‘Shaolin’, learn the intriguing history of this unique and rare vessel as she takes you on a journey through the Cairns harbour enjoy stunning views of the rain forest clad mountains and mangrove habitat while you relax on the teak deck or inside the comfortable saloon area. Our Sunset sail is simply the best way to enjoy the tropical ambience on the water. The local Captain delivers informative commentary while the crew are on lookout for local wildlife including the elusive saltwater crocodile and waterbirds and if you are lucky dolphins. Included in your sail is a complimentary beverage and snacks, cooked on board its a must do experience! The Shaolin Junk is the perfect venue for Birthday Parties and Dinner Charters we can custom design a menu and theme to suit.
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely awesome night! great hosts, Flynn and Chris, locals with alot of knowledge and fun! Great to travel in the 'not so typical' tourist boat. Food was great and drinks there to be drunk! travel out to a spot to see the sunset, both motorised...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sammee1971
Reviewed November 10, 2018

What a wonderful way to spend some time on the water in cairns. Beautiful boat, great crew, and a really interesting cruise. Have recommended it to my friends and hope to take family soon. My husband and I live in cairns and enjoy what cairns...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynellerigby
Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Thank you so much your your lovely review ! Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

I took mum and her sister on the cruise for her 81st birthday. I don't think I could have chosen a better present for her! The weather was very kind to us, smooth sailing into the sunset (I wish...I had to come back!!!!). The crew...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShaneD4869
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

A great cruise on an authentic Chinese junk. The captain, Flynn, told us the history of the junk while we relaxed with a complimentary bubbly and yummy snacks. A lovely cruise, and a beautiful sunset. Chris, who's planning to sail around the world, was 'first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 76janne
Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, we appreciate your support and glad you enjoyed your Junk tour.

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed the minute we arrived at the dock. All staff introduced themselves to us, we were encouraged to check out the boat interior, and offered our complimentary beverage. Flynn was eager to answer all our questions about the amazing history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, we appreciate your support and welcome you back anytime.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

I did book early a day trip departing from Port Douglas using their website. I did pay during booking. Before leaving home I did check their website and noticed that our trip was not listed anymore. Instead of our trip the same ship on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 341JanT
Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

It is disappointing you have written to TripAdvisor but haven't responded to any of our emails trying to resolve your complaint. I have written multiple emails to you and tried to call you many times on your international mobile. As we have explained we take...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

A must do. The love for the craft comes through from Flynn. Very well catered for. Was disapointed you have moved from Port Douglas but I guess Cairns is the richer for it. Did love our trip to the Low Isles last year.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michael T
Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

I'm so sorry we had to move we hope you get the chance to experience our new sunset sail from Cairns. The Shaolin charm will never change and Flynn is still smiling at the helm thanks so much for the review and your support.

Reviewed April 13, 2018

After spending three weeks with friends in Newcastle (NSW) and some time in Sydney, we travelled to Cairns for a week. I did a lot of research as our friends had never been to Cairns so it was a new and exciting adventure for all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brigitte K
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We had the best cruise on the Junk to celebrate my sons birthday The crew were excellent with a drink on arrival yummy snacks and lots of info about Cairns, wildlife and the history of the Shaolin. Beautiful views of Cairns from the harbour, Thanks...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cherylmL457TW
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Awesome experience. I am glad I didn't miss it. What an amazing junk with a rich history from use around the world. The crew were friendly, professional and very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. The Skipper will tell you the history of the junk...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sandy G
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Judy C
July 9, 2016|
Response from Skye B | Property representative |
Hi Judy The Shaolin is no longer operating out of Nelson Bay I'm sorry it was on a lease which ended and the boat was then sold. We are new owners and the Shaolin has been bought back to Port Douglas, Queensland we run... More