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Riverbend Tours

Webber Esplanade | Cooktown Boat Ramp, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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The highlight of Cooktown

Fantastic way to see Cooktown, the sunsets are so beautiful here and seem to last longer than they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica C
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Riverbend cruises

My wife & I had a really great Riverbend sunset cruise.Very well priced with great informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tonydevlin51
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Cairns Region, Australia
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Sunset Cruise* Enjoy some relaxing music, listen to a few stories about Cooktown's rich maritime history and cross your fingers for a magnificient sunset.Experience the Endeavour River at its most special time of day. We will explore the harbour in the long afternoon light and then head upstream to watch the sunset over the distant ranges. While navigating the maze way of smaller creeks we will serve a complimentary gourmet cheese platter to accompany your drink of choice. After dark, spotlights add a whole new perspective to the impenetrable walls of mangrove that line the river. Listen to some stories about Captain Cook’s infamous passage along the Cape, about devastating cyclones, about the glory days of pearling luggers and about the new Cooktown, gateway to the frontier. This sunset cruise can make for a wonderfully peaceful way to end the day. •Complimentary Nibbles •Complimentary Gourmet Platters •BYO (ice & glasses on board) •Soft drinks available *2hr cruises depart by appointment from the Cooktown Boat Ramp with a min of 4 and max of 36 passengers. Daytime tours and private functions available.
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Webber Esplanade | Cooktown Boat Ramp, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic way to see Cooktown, the sunsets are so beautiful here and seem to last longer than they do down south. Nothing beats enjoying a sunset with a glass of wine and local producers cheese platter, yum!!

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I had a really great Riverbend sunset cruise.Very well priced with great informative local history past and present along with a great cheese platter, byo grog, just sit back & enjoy the views. "Would highly recommend"! Thank you to the owner tourguide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the sunset over the mountains, but the highlight was the cruise through the mangroves. Stunning scenery. The hosts were very friendly, informal and so informative. The cheese platter served was exquisite. The boat is very clean, roomy and very stable. The cruise...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent sunset cruise with great host Nick. Informative, relaxing, fabulous cheese platter and a great way to see the inlet of Cooktown.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous cruise. Food and our skipper and guide Nick excellent. An absolutely must do when visiting Cooktown. Judy

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We were 3 friends travelling to Cooktown and were invited by Nick and Krissy on their tour. What a great experience and there friendliness and knowledge was incredible. The cheese platers are delicious and I would highly recommend this experience. Also the sunset we had...More

1  Thank Jeremy2012
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We went on this tour a couple of nights ago. Very relaxing, informative and the cheese platter was great. BYO alcohol if you want to. The sunset on the night we went was just stunning. Great trip with good company.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We are locals but had never done this tour and took the opportunity when family visited. It was fantastic, the skipper was informative and friendly, nice nibbles. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great sunset cruise with Nic who is very knowledgable about Cooktown's history. The sunset cruise went for 2 1/2 hours and is excellent value for money. We really like the BYO option and the Gallo Dairy cheese platter was delicious. If you...More

Thank Marcia B
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Oh what a great experience. Nick was fantastic. As soon as we got in and started moving Nick gave us a bowl of almonds. Then he made sure we all had a drink. This was our first time on a sunset cruise, but must admit...More

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Response from Nick D | Property representative |
Hi. For our sunset cruise we come in at $45 / adult $25 / child 7-14yrs. Kids under 7 are free. The cruise is BYO with ice filled esky and wine glasses on board. Inclusive is a generous gourmet platter with 4 locally... More
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