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About Spirit of Cairns
A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way, to end a perfect day in paradise. Boarding our sailing catamaran at the Marlin Marina, you’ll enjoy an evening of calm water cruising on Trinity Inlet, taking in the sights and sounds of this tropical port city and its surrounding tributaries, as they transition from day to night. Every journey begins with bubbles, as all good dinner cruises should. With your glasses charged, stroll the interior or exterior decks and admire the view as the sky transforms from blue to red to orange and finally a silky black, filled with thousands of sparkling stars. Your journey takes you deep into the heart of Trinity Inlet and across the waterfront precinct of Cairns, from the Cruise Liner Terminal to the Esplanade. The water is calm, the weather mild and the night is yours to enjoy, with entertainment and a delicious 3-course meal featuring some of the region’s best produce. This is the ultimate in waterside dining.
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Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

Sail along the Cairns waterfront and out through the mangrove forests of the Trinity Inlet on this evening catamaran cruise. This tour offers all the ingredients for an unforgettable evening, with spectacular sunset views and a 3-course dinner.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from USD 75.72
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Five-star-critiques wrote a review 20 Oct
Gold Coast, Australia467 contributions161 helpful votes
This was top notch from start to finish. A ("free"), glass of bubbly or beer to start set the mood. The staff were very attentive and hard working. The ship is steady and easy to negotiate around and the water in the harbour and inlet is very flat. The music was perfect and helped make the atmosphere. We had a sit down three course meal. The steak was perfect and the pana cotta was easily the best I have ever tasted. Wine choice was limited and connoisseurs will be disappointed, but prices were good. The tables were well separated, both on deck when drinking and below when dining. and Covid protocols were followed. Most of our trip was in the dark but that did not bother us. It just added to the romance. Another acknowledgement for the staff. They should receive a pay rise :-)
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Robyn P wrote a review 10 Oct
Ingham, Australia10 contributions
We did the Cairns Harbour lunch cruise. From the time we stepped onto the catamaran the service and all staff were excellent.A great way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon and would recommend this cruise to everyone. The food was excellent.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Courtney D wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Spirit of Cairns was such a wonderful experience! From the first moment at check in to when the cruise finished I could not fault it. All of the staff were absolutely incredible and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend! Although it is winter and gets dark quite quickly the views were still very lovely.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from KarishmaW_ETG, Sales Coordinator at Spirit of Cairns
Responded 5 Sep 2021
Hi Courtney, Thank you for your kind words and 5 star response! We're so happy you enjoyed our sunset cruise experience. We will definitely share your review with our chef and team, they will be thrilled to read you loved your time with us. Hope we get to see you soon!
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Alburyappetiser wrote a review Jul 2021
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions6 helpful votes
Food very disappointing. Advertised 3 course sit down with what looked like gourmet style dishes. Provuded buffet with most hot dishes cold and definitely not gourmet style. Social distancing non existent. Staff friendly. Was nice wather for sailing around the harbour/marina
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Response from Katherine C, Director of Sales at Spirit of Cairns
Responded 28 Jul 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to review our calm water cruise Spirit of Cairns. If you could please contact our office (4046 7333 ) to advise who you have made the booked with and we will be sure to have them updated on the changes to our tour. Our website does advertise our food offering as the below: Highlights & Inclusions Welcome glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival A 2.5-hour calm water sunset / evening cruise Delicious buffet dinner with a range of hot and cold dishes, including seafood Luxurious air-conditioned vessel, with large outdoor decks Social distancing is explained in our briefing and we follow the Queensland regulations in regard to the COVID litigation. Our team go to great lengths to follow our policy on the 1.5 social distancing , have posters aboard and floor markers on the interior of the vessel. We are surprised to receive this feedback as other guests have loved the return of the buffet. We will be sure to follow up on your feedback in the review.
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Mooshee05 wrote a review Jul 2021
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
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Great ! First impressions are important and the welcome from the crew was warm , welcoming and friendly . Checking in was smooth . Within seconds we were sipping sparkling wine on the top deck mixing with the other guests admiring the warm breeze and full moon it was relaxing and romantic . Invited to our tables below deck we left the dock and sailed quietly along as we ate from the generous buffets which was very well prepared and supervised by the wait staff . the staff arranged for each table to step up to the buffet individually so there was no crowding and there was ample opportunity to return for seconds or thirds . Desert was served after the main meal had been finished the same process was followed It was quite well orchestrated . The food was brilliant , salads , antipasto , potato gratin pork belly , steamed fish ,fresh prawns , fresh oysters etc . The wait staff were friendly and were engaging , constantly overseeing the tables and buffet and clearing any leftovers away instantly . I’ve been on a few of these cruises and this would have to be the most pleasant one we have had . If your not enjoying yourself it’s nothing to do with the cruise or staff because they were exemplary . If your not satisfied after eating on this cruise ld find it a stretch to pin anything on the quality of the food provided. I would recommend this cruise and l would also come on this cruise also because $99 is not a pinch on what it would be costing this company to run these cruises to the standard they are . Good work Spirit of Cairns crew ! we were happy to have the experience you provided tonight thank you
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