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Spend an enchanted evening in Cairns with a 90-minute sunset cruise along the scenic Trinity Inlet. Sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy nibbles as city lights come on and the fading sun casts a colorful glow across the water, mangrove swamps and mountain ranges. Extend your night with an optional 3-course waterfront dinner at Dundee’s Restaurant — a local favorite where you can enjoy a bounty of fresh seafood, pasta, salads and grilled meats. 


  • Cairns sunset cruise along Trinity Inlet
  • View the mangroves, mountains and waterways surrounding Cairns
  • Great photo opportunities
  • The option to complete your cruise with a 3-course dinner at one of Cairns' best waterfront restaurants

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What You Can Expect

Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner

Cairns Sunset Cruise

Get a new perspective on the coastline and waterways of Cairns on this enchanting sunset cruise. Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal in the early evening and climb aboard a comfortable boat, where you’ll be welcomed with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and appetizers.

As you head away from the dock and through the waterways of Trinity Inlet, watch the surrounding tropical scenery become bathed in the rosy hues of sunset. Admire the diverse landscape of mangroves and mountains in the distance from the open-air decks or an indoor cabin.

After a 90-minute tour of the inlet, return to the terminal just after sunset. If you choose the dinner upgrade, take a short stroll along the waterfront to Dundee’s Restaurant, known as one of the best in Cairns. Savor a 3-course meal of regional cuisine highlighting fresh-caught seafood like garlic prawns, seared barramundi, and soft-shell crab tempura. A children’s menu is offered for little ones, and drinks are available to purchase from the bar. 

Customer Reviews

Diane P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic crew on the cruise and Dundees restaurant was perfect

Gillian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Unfortunately, the day we went it was cloudy, so there wasn't much of a sunset. But our captain gave a very good commentary. We purchased the dinner option, which I highly recommend because Dundee's is really good!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great night out for a great price. Complimentary drink on arrival with nibbles was the perfect start to a beautiful night. Highly recommend doing this sunset cruise.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A great start to a night out in Cairns. Head to the front deck of the boat to enjoy the views along the inlet.

Antony K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and the evening dinner

Viv C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great way to see the river. The nibbles were great and they restocked them when it was low.

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A truly lovely way to start trip to Cairns. Staff were wonderful on both cruise ship and at Dundee's restaurant where the dinner is.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We did this on our first night in Cairns. A shame about the cloudy sky but we ended up having a relaxed evening with everything done for us. The food was...well you could tell they had it waiting for you and was microwaved. So if you can tell it's going to be a night sun set and you've missed the opening times for the supermarket then go for it.

Lidia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Tour was excellent! Highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

beautiful and well worth a see, amazing seeing 100's of bats flying past us so low, the sunset was beautiful and information was very informative!! Good value

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