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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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  • 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

Our group of 6 really enjoyed the afternoon cruise around the harbour and mangroves! Hilarious crew, we had so many laughs! Even got refunded 20 cents for being overcharged at tour desk....didn't want the money but Pearl came running out with it! So funny! Thanks...More

Thank Barrett2Whangaparaoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the Sunset Cruise [ 1.5 hours] .It was a relaxing trip after a hard days walking, but if you need to see large crocodiles, this is not the trip. You need the Daintree. Some interesting commentary,complimentary first drink and nibbles . Not exciting,but a...More

Thank N592GVpeterh
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Thanks for your feedback. Just to be clear, although occasionally we will see crocodiles on the Sunset Cruise, it's the day time Cairns Harbour Cruise 1330 - 1530 which is more suited to seeing crocodiles in their natural habitat as there is a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our 2 hour inlet cruise, didn't really expect to see any crocodiles so when we did it was an added bonus. Very informative & experienced crew

Thank Jste011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went on a two hour harbour cruise seeing the historical harbour and the mangrove inlets around the harbour. The tour guide was excellent. He told us all about the history of the harbour and the various landmarks that we passed as...More

Thank Richard B
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Richard for the extensive feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment and review us. It's wonderful to see so many sightings of Crocodiles in their natural habitat this season. Nice that you think the tour is great value for money also....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to relax with a cruise through the Harbour and chilling with a beer and nibblees. You guys had me with the cube cheese i love it and of course all the other yummy snacks. The scenery was great and the fella...More

Thank Murray W
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind words and review Murray. We get some great feedback with regards to the informative commentary on both the daytime harbour cruise as well as the sunset cruise, it gives a great insight to the City of Cairns from the...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

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
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow ! Thanks for the great review Broocy, it's always great to hear comments like this from repeat local passengers of Cairns. To be honest I don't think I could write a better review myself ! Thanks for your kind words. The constructive feedback about...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 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
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much char852, We really appreciate the 5 stars and wonderful feedback. Again like a more recent review it really helps us when locals of Cairns support and review us in this way. Great that you got to see a few crocodiles in...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

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
BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you JYao55, Good to hear the Crocs have been popping up to say hello to our passengers recently. We agree a great chance to see these prehistoric creatures in their own natural habitat and so close to the City. I'll be passing on your...More

Reviewed 11 June 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 2 July 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 22 May 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 25 May 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

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