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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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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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Spence St | Reef Fleet Terminal 1, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4031 4007
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"sunset cruise"
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"trinity inlet"
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"their natural habitat"
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"relaxing afternoon"
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"croc spotting"
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"fruit"
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"interesting commentary"
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"relaxing trip"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checkin at the Reef Terminal was highly efficient and the Staff were very helpful. Top marks there. The Captain (a Badge might be useful - or some braid !) welcomed us and greeted us at the jetty. Snacks and a Complimentary Drink were offered on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxing cruise up Trinity Inlet and into the mangroves, where we were delighted to see a couple of crocs at the waters edge. Staff were friendly, and commentary was entertaining. "Companion Card" was accepted by company, which was an important reason for choosing this...More

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

Thanks KW, We really appreciate the 5 star review and recommendation. Yes, we accept companion cards on all our products. Thanks and regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent this afternoon on a relaxing harbour cruise. Only a small number of guest on board which made it easy to move around which was fantastic. Afternoon tea included, tea and coffee, fruit and cake, I feel this could have been better, cake seemed like...More

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

Hi Emma, Thanks for the 4 stars and kind comments about the tour. I will follow up with regards to the cake later today with the operations dept, funnily enough we moved away from the supermarket style cake a few months ago and now use...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 7 day break, the six of us wished to finish off our time in Cairns in a special way and we were not disappointed in our choice. It was a sunset cruise on the Cairns harbour with Cairns Harbour Cruises. We were welcomed...More

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

Thanks so much Freo_doctor, We really appreciate your fantastic review and of course the 5 stars you have given us. Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We have been out to the reef previously and were looking for something a little more sedate to do. This was a lovely 2 hour cruise up Trinity inlet . The skipper was really informative and the young lady serving the afternoon tea was very...More

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

Thanks Cassandra, It's great to read you got to see 2 x crocodiles ! It's the best time of year to be spotting them due to the cooler weather. Thanks for the 5 stars Cassandra. Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The 1:30pm 2-hour cruise is always an exceptional experience - so peaceful and relaxing. You travel comfortably (either outside or in the air-conditioned cabin), enjoy complimentary fruits and tea with delicious cakes. The commentary are very informative with lots of interesting facts. Soft background music...More

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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thanks so much RSV, a beautifully written review ! Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We boarded at the time requested on the ticket but the cast of was delayed by a group of german tourists. Everyone was offered a glass of wine and soft drink with nibbles. But the Captain told the young woman in the bar which was...More

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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Nefer, Thanks for your feedback. Nefer, if you are still in Cairns, please contact me at chris@greenisland.com.au and I'd be more than happy to organise another complimentary trip for you. I have followed up and can see it was coach delay for the group...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This cruise was overpriced, overcrowded and non stop noise and advertising. Never again will we take this “cruise”More

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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear X3235, Can you please contact me at chris@greenisland.com.au as I believe you may have the wrong cruise in mind ? This cruise has a maximum capacity of 68 therefore we are never in a position to be overcrowded. We don't advertise anything over the...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A perfect way to finish off the day after visiting Green Island. Very informative regarding all the history about Cairns. So relaxing sitting with a drink while going up the river and watching the sunset

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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thanks Ecjalk, We appreciate your feedback and 5 stars. Great to hear you enjoyed our Green Island cruise earlier in the day also Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were welcome on board by friendly staff, and given a welcome drink and savoury nibbles, then off we sailed with a very good talk about Cairns harbour and the large verity of private cruises, sailing boats all sizes and the Navy boats all in...More

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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thanks for your kind review Peggy, We appreciate you taking the time out to write in and of course the 5 stars. Thanks and regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

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