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Itinerary
Make your own way to Marlin Marina in Cairns to collect your private pontoon, then set sail on your half or full day adventure. Cruise through the Trinity Inlet, an estuary fringed by forested mountains and just a short distance from the city. Glide through the glistening waters and mangrove forests, keeping an eye out for local wildlife like pelicans, egrets and eagles. You might even spot the odd crocodile lounging on the banks!

Your day is yours to spend as you wish, so perhaps enjoy fishing or crabbing along the inlet, stop for a barbecue lunch on the waterfront or cruise out to explore the mangrove swamps around Admiralty Island. Or you could simply relax on deck and soak up the scenery.

Please note: No boat license is required to drive the pontoons, but the driver must be over 18 years. Fuel is included and fishing tackle, bait, crab pots and BBQs can be hired on the day.
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Cairns Boat Hire
Overview
Fancy being captain for a day? Set sail from Cairns on-board your very own pontoon, on this private self-drive tour with space for up to 8 people. Spend a whole or half day cruising along the Trinity Inlet, try your hand at fishing or crabbing, or just sit back and enjoy the views from deck. Along the way, keep a look out for wildlife like pelicans, eagles and even crocodiles!
Highlights
  • Full or half day self-drive pontoon boat hire from Cairns
  • Sail your own private pontoon along the Trinity Inlet
  • Get up close to native wildlife and birds as you cruise through the estuary
  • Rent extra equipment like fishing tackle, crab pots or BBQs (extra cost)
  • Private self-guided tour for up to 8 people
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile
Great day out on the water

Self driving a pontoon around Trinity Inlet during the peak of summer is actually a lot cooler than it sounds - fresh breezes from the water, heaps of places to stop and drop anchor. The boat hire staff are really friendly and walk you through...More

1  Thank RMJI
Reviewed 16 October 2017
Great day exploring the Trinity Inlet and fishing !

Went out in October 2017 with friends and their family from overseas for a full day 8-person pontoon hire. Vessel: Plenty of room on the boat to accommodate 5 of us with two 40L eskies and fishing gear and drinks. would be great if there...More

1  Thank Jef C
Reviewed 4 January 2014
Fantastic day out

My husband & I and 2 children hired a pontoon for a full day. We brought our own fishing gear but hired an extra rod, extra esky, & BBQ . Pontoon was easy drive, we have some experience with boats, for a real greenhorn I...More

2  Thank Samanthapar
Reviewed 18 November 2013
Overpriced and badly maintained Pontoon

Rented a pontoon with six others (small catamaran with shade roof capable of 10 people) to explore Trinity Inlet. Boat was poorly maintained and unclean. On-board toilet ($100 p/d extra for pontoon with this facility) was filthy, handbasin did not function due tap removed. Steering...More

4  Thank Alan4870
Reviewed 26 August 2013
Up the Lazy River

The easy to steer cruising pontoon we hired was well suited for a leisurely half day expedition up Trinity Inlet. It had plenty of space and was very stable, making it easy to stand and walk around under cover when looking (unsucessfuly) for crocodiles. Plenty...More

Thank TonyfromNewtown
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