Cairns_GetYourGuide_300x300

Cairns harbour cruises

See Cairns' best side by day or night on a Cairns harbour cruise.

There's more to Cairns than the Great Barrier Reef and some of it you can only explore by boat.

Take a scenic ride through Trinity Inlet, along winding waterways and a maze of mangroves, on one of these Cairns harbour cruises.

If you're lucky you might even get to see a croc.

Our top picks:

Best for price: Cairns Evening Sunset Cruise with Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises, Reef Fleet Terminal

Best for price: Cairns Evening Sunset Cruise with Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises, Reef Fleet Terminal from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Cost: From $24
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Available on: Daily, departing at 5.30pm
  • Extras: Sail along the coast for just $24 a pop. Cruise includes a drink on arrival

View details
Best for views: Cairns Harbour Cruise with Buffet Dinner with Spirit of Cairns, Marlin Marina

Best for views: Cairns Harbour Cruise with Buffet Dinner with Spirit of Cairns, Marlin Marina from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Cost: $95
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Available on: Daily, departing 6.30pm
  • Extras: Polish off your day with golden skies as the sun sets over Cairns waters. Includes a drink on arrival, hot and cold three-course buffet including seafood, live entertainment

View details
Best for experience length: 2 Course Waterside Lunch and Scenic Cruise with Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises, Reef Fleet Terminal

Best for experience length: 2 Course Waterside Lunch and Scenic Cruise with Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises, Reef Fleet Terminal from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Cost: $76
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Available on: Daily. Lunch at 11.30am, sailing at 1.30pm
  • Extras: Enjoy a two-course lunch at a popular waterside restaurant before hitting the water for a two-hour cruise. Includes afternoon tea on board

View details
Best for kids: Land and Sea: DUCK Amphibious Tour of Cairns with Duck About Tours, Pier Point Road

Best for kids: Land and Sea: DUCK Amphibious Tour of Cairns with Duck About Tours, Pier Point Road from Viator

Highlights:

  • Cost: $32 (child) and $42 (adult)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Available on: Daily, departing at 11.30am
  • Extras: Entertain the kids for an hour on the water in this incredible land-to-sea vehicle

View details

Compare Cairns harbour cruises

Cruise nameLocationAvailable onDurationSuitable for (ages)Extras/inclusionsPriceBook with
Land and Sea: DUCK Amphibious Tour of CairnsPier Point RoadDaily1 hourAll agesBus and boat tour$42 – adult

$32 – child

Viator
Cairns Evening Sunset CruiseReef Fleet TerminalDaily90 minutesAll agesDrink on arrival$48 – adult

$24 – child

RedBalloon
Cairns 2-Hour Harbour Cruise with Afternoon TeaReef Fleet TerminalDaily2 hoursAll agesComplimentary afternoon tea, fruit platter and muffins$59GetYourGuide
2 Course Waterside Lunch and Scenic CruiseReef Fleet TerminalDaily3 hours 30 minutesAll agesTwo-course lunch, two-hour cruise, afternoon tea on board$76RedBalloon
Cairns Harbour Cruise with Buffet DinnerMarlin MarinaDaily2 hours 30 minutes4 years and overDrink on arrival, hot and cold three-course buffet featuring fresh seafood, live entertainment$95RedBalloon
Sunset Cruise with Three Course DinnerReef Fleet TerminalDaily90 minutesAll agesThree-course dinner, beverage of your choice$110RedBalloon

Cairns harbour cruise deals

RedBalloon RedBalloon

$10 off your next order

Join the RedBalloon newsletter for $10 off your next order. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Groupon Groupon

$10 off your first Groupon purchase

Spend $49 or more at Groupon and get $10 off your order. Not valid on Village Roadshow Theme Park deals or gift cards. Valid on first purchases only.

Last verified

Viator Viator

Sign up for 10% off

Join the Viator newsletter and get 10% off your first purchase on attractions, food and drink experiences, sightseeing tours and more. Plus access to members-only sales, travel tips and more.

Last verified


Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site