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Cairns Harbour Cruises

Spence St | Reef Fleet Terminal 1, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 4007
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Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Spence St | Reef Fleet Terminal 1, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Cairns locals and this is a favourite trip of ours when we have guests visit. It's a relaxing couple of hours exploring the inlet and mangroves. You always get to see some sort of wildlife and experience the mangroves up close. If one...More

Thank Broocy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went on the afternoon cruise through Trinity Inlet. Being quite inaccessible, I've actually never been to this area before despite living in Cairns. I didn't expect to see the mangrove terrain and creeks so close to the city. Interesting to see wild crocodiles in...More

Thank Char852
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took an afternoon cruise around the inlet of Cairns. The 2 hour ride was very relaxing to say the least. The Captain was giving us a running commentary throughout the trip. True to it's word that it would be a crocodile sighting trip, we...More

Thank JYao55
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We went on the sunset cruise and it was disappointing. The sunset is all dependant on the weather....alas we had bad weather, this is uncontrollable. The boat leaves just before sunset so most of the journey is in the dark. The speakers on the outside...More

Thank Damien S
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Hi Damien, Please accept my apologies for the late response. Damien, we don't deny that a perfect Sunset Cruise is weather dependent and i'm sorry it wasn't favourable on this particular evening, this is why we offer a free amendment and cancellation free policy so...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Disappointed not nearly enough commentary. The trip back was boring . Nothing to see or hear. Most on board now seem to agree.More

Thank Kylee M
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Hi Kylee, I am sorry to hear you were dissapointed with the commentary. As you'll see with the majority of previous reviews, we often are congratulated on the commentary and glorious scenic views the Sunset Cruise has to offer. We do appreciate though that everyone...More

Reviewed April 20, 2017

I enjoyed the sunset dinner cruise which includes a three course meal at Dundee's. The harbour is flat water so you won't get seasick. The captain was great, he would let the younger guests help steer the ship.

Thank Jake H
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thanks for your kind comments Jake, we appreciate the 5 stars ! Thanks and regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Having lived in cairns for over 20 years, sad to say the Cairns Harbour Cruise was one trip I had not had the pleasure of enjoying. Traveling with a group of work colleagues, this cruise ticked off all the boxes. Be it a company get...More

1  Thank CINROCKS
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for your kind words and in depth review CINROCKS, We really value you your feedback and thank you for taking the time to write in with such a wonderful review. Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

Reviewed January 23, 2017

I had a couple of hours to kill so decided to take to the water and chose the afternoon cruise up the estuary. Boarded the boat at Reef Fleet Terminal and we set off along the Cairn's waterfront towards the mangrove swamps. The boat is...More

Thank Johnny S
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thanks for your comments Johnny, We do appreciate your feedback and opinion. Thanks for your review. Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

Reviewed November 15, 2016

Went on the midday Cruise - lunch package deal. Excellent value. The cruise was relaxing and informative. Crew were very friendly. Not over crowded. Enjoyed the nibbles and wine. Didnt see and crocs but didnt pay to see them. A bonus if we did see...More

Thank Donald L
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2016

Hi Donald, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback. Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

Reviewed October 29, 2016

My booking was last minute, the night before. I was thinking how could I kill a few hours on my last day in Cairns? Well, for $46, I couldn't go wrong! I was right. The trip departed Cairns Harbour at 1.30pm. Only about 15 people...More

Thank qantas_traveller
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2016

Thanks Qantas Traveller, We agree, we do find the tour is very popular for passengers looking for something to do on their last day after hotel check out. Great to hear you managed to spot a croc ! Thanks for your kind comments and review....More

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