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“Breat Barrier Reef”

Cairns Harbour Cruises
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$72.18*
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
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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.
Dehradun, India
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“Breat Barrier Reef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The visit to the barrier reef was a life time experience with SCUBA diving. The cruise team was very helping to make the visit enjoyable. The beautiful sea world at the reef was a great treat to the eyes. A must visit for everyone visiting this beautiful city....

Visited June 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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“A Nice Cruise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

It is a well oiled machine going on a Cat to Islands everywhere but it was a nice laid back experience we both enjoyed. The vista was magnificent both going out to the island and coming back - just beautiful. Good staff on the boat

Visited August 2013
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Nsw
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“very relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Pleasant trip with good commentary. I did feel that the price was a bit steep for two hours however - but that's Cairns I guess.

Visited August 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Croc cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went on the 2 hour cruise up Trinity Inlet. It was very relaxing and morning tea was provided. It wasn't a huge boat like the ones that go out to the reeef and there was only a small group on board. The staff provided an excellent commentary as we travelled up stream. We were fortunate to see two crocodiles.

Visited August 2013
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Bacchus Marsh Australia
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“Bang for your buck”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

At 5.30pm last night we took the 1-1/2 hour sunset cruise coupled with the dining package at Dundee's Waterfront Restaurant total cost $90.00 We were welcomed aboard by friendly crew and received complimentary drink (beer, wine, ginger beer) plus a little platter of olives, cheese, biscuits and salami. Lots of landmarks etc. pointed out as we glided along passing numerous craft of all different shapes and sizes both in the inlet and moored along the banks.
Fortunate enough to spot a 4 metre crock on our return. Nice crowd on board, certainly room to move around and from side to side to capture those special moments with the camera.

We returned at 7pm and took the stroll a couple of hundred metres to Dundee's Waterfront Restaurant. Here we were greeted by lovely, friendly staff and we were NOT despatched to the inner sanctum of the restaurant, rather given seats outside. I can't emphasise enough that despite the fact we were not having the full dining experience at no time were we made to feel second rate or anything like that, completely the opposite actually.
We had a choice of the soup of the day, or Calamari strips (wife said they were lovely) or Seafood Chowder which I had an can attest to the fact it was delicious. Other choices offered were Caesar Salad or Aussie Connection which is skewered Kangaroo and Crocodile pieces served with special sauces.

For mains there are choices of Wild Barramundi, Chicken Breast pocketed with sundried tomatoes and avocado with creamy macadamia nut pesto (we both had this dish and it was moist, tender and flavoursome, beautifully cooked) Sirlion Steak, Linguini Cabonara or Pasta Ricotta Ravoli. Desserts were a choice between Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with strawberry coulis and almond biscotti or Marshmallow Pavlova.
Food and ambience of Dundee's is excellent, Staff friendly and efficient. Sit yourself down and enjoy the total package from the cruise through to dessert. We had a bottle of Two Hands Angels Share Shiraz $54.00 and it was superb - just another thing that made this a most enjoyable night and certainly value for your money.....all of that for $90.00 do yourself a favour - get on board!

Visited August 2013
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