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 views: Cairns Harbour Cruise with Buffet Dinner with Spirit of Cairns, Marlin Marina from RedBalloon
- 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
Best for experience length: 2 Course Waterside Lunch and Scenic Cruise with Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises, Reef Fleet Terminal from RedBalloon
- Cost: $87
- 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
Best for price: Cairns Harbour sunset cruise from Klook
- Cost: From $46
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Available on: Daily, departing at 5.30pm
- Extras: Sail along the coast for just $46. Cruise includes a drink and savoury nibbles on arrival
Compare Cairns harbour cruises
|Cruise name||Location||Available on||Duration||Suitable for (ages)||Extras/inclusions||Price||Book with|
|Cairns Harbour Sunset Cruise||Reef Fleet Terminal||Daily||2 hours||All ages||Wide selection of beverages||$46 - adult|
$24 - child
|Cairns Evening Sunset Cruise||Reef Fleet Terminal||Daily||90 minutes||All ages||Drink on arrival||$59 – adult||RedBalloon|
|Cairns 2-Hour Harbour Cruise with Afternoon Tea||Reef Fleet Terminal||Daily||2 hours||All ages||Complimentary afternoon tea, fruit platter and muffins||$59||GetYourGuide|
|2 Course Waterside Lunch and Scenic Cruise||Reef Fleet Terminal||Daily||3 hours 30 minutes||All ages||Two-course lunch, two-hour cruise, afternoon tea on board||$87||RedBalloon|
|Cairns Harbour Cruise with Buffet Dinner||Marlin Marina||Daily||2 hours 30 minutes||4 years and over||Drink on arrival, hot and cold three-course buffet featuring fresh seafood, live entertainment||$95||RedBalloon|
|Sunset Cruise with Three Course Dinner||Reef Fleet Terminal||Daily||90 minutes||All ages||Three-course dinner, beverage of your choice||$123||RedBalloon|
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