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“Nice way to spend the evening.”

Cairns Harbour Cruises
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Nice way to spend the evening.”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Did the Cairns Sunset River Cruise, including dinner. This was a nice way to spend the night, with an enjoyable ride on the boat, seeing some good sights in the harbour. Dinner afterwards is at Dundee's. The food was very nice, the only downside is that its typical restaurant food, where the portions were very small. All in all a great experience.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Pleasant boat cruise on Trinity Inlet”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

OK, not the best choice if you're in a group of young lads as I happened to be, but nonetheless a pleasant enough experience. Weather was dreadful so saw no wildlife/crocs whatsoever, but the guide was exceptionally well informed and regailed plenty of delightful facts. Enjoyed a chocolate ice cream and a coffee on board. Would have been great to see some crocs, but totally out of our control so can't really complain. The guide was really enthusiastic and considering how often he must give these tours, that's not to be scoffed at.

Visited February 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Relaxing time”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went on the sunset cruise on Trinity Inlet and as new residents in Cairns we found it very enlightening. The welcome drink and nibbles were good and the scenery was interesting. Love the views of the mountains. It was not overbooked being at the end of the wet season and so we had room to move on the top deck. Coupled with the dinner at Dundees it is great value and would love to do it again

Visited April 2013
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Doveton, Australia
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The day before we left to come back home to Melbourne we went on a eveing cruises around the harbour it was a sunset dinner cruise we had a good tine doing it & the next time we do it in the day time as it was quite exciting at night & in the day time it will be a lot better....

Visited March 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing way to spend two hours”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Not massively expensive and a nice way to spend a spare couple of hours. Crew were nice and ship in good shape. Complementary teas and coffees on board which was welcome as it was raining.

Due to the weather we didn't see any wildlife to speak of but nothing they could do about that. Crew had good local knowledge and worth asking them about other things to do that they recommend.

Visited April 2013
Thank Graham J
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