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Cairns Harbour Cruises

Spence St | Reef Fleet Terminal 1, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Cairns Harbor Cruise
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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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"sunset cruise"
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"trinity inlet"
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"their natural habitat"
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"interesting commentary"
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"relaxing trip"
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"fruit"
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"running commentary"
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"boarded the boat"
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"afternoon tea"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed today 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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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank RSV_12
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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank nefer14
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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 26 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We took the lunchtime cruise which was very enjoyable. We were lucky enough to see one medium sized crocodile sunning itself. We were provided with tea/coffee, fruit and cakes during the cruise. You could purchase alcohol and cold drinks. Commentary was informative giving you the...More

Thank RHONDA B
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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thanks for your kind feedback Rhonda, We appreciate you taking the time to write this. Regards, Chris Koscielny Sales Manager

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Forget about it - this is one of the most lame "cruises" ever - just a time killer - didn't see much and staff was not interested in anything but "getting it over with" - MUCH better ways to spend time and $ in CairnsMore

Thank Greg P
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BigCat73, Manager at Cairns Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Morning Greg, I am surprised at your comments when as you can see from other reviews we receive such great feedback about the cruise, the staff and what great value for money it is. I am sorry your personal expectations were not met and felt...More

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