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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location:Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Best Cairns Harbor Cruise with Optional Lunch

Explore Cairns’ waterfront on a two-hour harbor cruise. You’ll glide through Cairns’ mangroves and meandering waterways, and spot saltwater crocodiles basking in the sun. With informative commentary from the crew, it’s a fun way to learn more about crocodiles and their mangrove environment. You also have the option to include lunch at one of Cairns’ best restaurants located right on the waterfront prior to boarding the cruise.


  • 2-hour harbor cruise from Cairns
  • Cruise the Cairns harbor waterfront and Trinity Inlet
  • Spot crocodiles and birds in the mangroves
  • Listen to informative onboard commentary
  • Afternoon tea included
  • Choose to include lunch at a Cairns' waterfront restaurant prior to the harbor cruise

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What You Can Expect

Best Cairns Harbor Cruise with Optional Lunch

Trinity Inlet

Cruising through Cairns’ tidal estuary on the air-conditioned Crocodile Explorer, follow the waterways of this stunning estuary, backed by rainforest and mountains. As the boat weaves through the mangroves, you’ll have the chance to spot crocodiles basking on the riverbank, especially in the cooler months.

Your friendly, informative crew will share insights on the life of a crocodile, including their breeding habits. As you cruise along the Cairns waterfront, they’ll also highlight points of interest and share tales from the history of the harbor.

With external and internal viewing areas, the boat operates in all weather. On board you’ll find a fully licensed bar with snacks and souvenirs available (own expense), includes afternoon tea. Children can take a tour of the wheelhouse and they receive a Crocodile Certificate and crocodile coloring-in sheet.

You have the option to include lunch at Dundee's Restaurant, one of Cairns’ best restaurants located right on the waterfront and just a short stroll from the ferry terminal. Prior to boarding the harbor cruise, enjoy a two-course meal with a selection of starters, main courses and desserts. A children’s menu is also available.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

I would highly recommend the inlet cruise for anyone to sit back and enjoy a relaxing 2 hr boat trip, all with commentary and afternoon tea. The price is very reasonable, the staff were very welcoming and friendly and were happy to answer any questions we had. We were given information about Trinity Inlet, Cairns city, landmarks and surrounds all the while sitting back sitting tea, coffee of just the ice cold water on tap. The cruise was safe in the calm waters and you are able to walk around the boat because you can be assured of plenty of photo opportunities. ould have loved to have seen a crocodile in the mangroves, but sadly on this day we didn't. It gives us a good reason to go on this cruise again!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

A very enjoyable cruise.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

A pleasant cruise on the river.

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