Cairns Harbor Cruise With Optional Lunch - Palm Cove

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    12pm lunch, 1:30pm cruise only Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Reef Fleet Terminal and selected Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Cairns waterfront on a two-hour harbor cruise. Youll glide through Cairns mangroves and meandering waterways, and spot saltwater crocodiles basking in the sun. With informative commentary from the crew, its 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.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Popular choice with kids

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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, youll 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, theyll 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 youll 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 childrens menu is also available.


2-hour Cairns Harbour cruise

Informative commentary

Afternoon tea

Lunch (if option selected)

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Children 14 years and under receive a Crocodile Certificate, tour of the wheelhouse and a crocodile coloring-in sheet



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Lunch options: Adult includes 2-course meal, choose either entree and main course, or main course and dessert. Drinks are not included

Child menu includes 2 course meal with drink

Infants (aged 0 to 3 years) travel free on the cruise. Meals are not included for infants if the lunch option is selected

Disabled access is limited and passengers must have some mobility. Presence of a carer is necessary to assist with boarding and disembarking the cruise

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Oct-2017

    A very enjoyable afternoon.

  • 29-Jul-2017

    The weather wasn't exceptionally good the day we went (July 14). We mostly wanted to see crocodiles, but didn't. The information given was about boats and structures within the harbour. We went on a tour a few days later by the Daintree River which was more to our liking.

  • 20-Feb-2017

    We selected the harbor cruise with the lunch option. the meal at Dundees was average. you can choose an entree and main or a main with desert. The entree was a soup of the day only ,the main had more options, but the desert was only 1 scoop of ice cream with 1 small biscuit. drinks were not included, only instant coffee and tap water was included. The cruise itself ,travels along the harbor and then turns into the mangroves. not much to see. you are able to by drinks on board and some lamingtons and mini muffins were provided. overall ,just average as not much to see

  • 12-Aug-2016

    Pleasant and relaxing tour on the cairns harbour with interesting commentary from the boat's crew on the surroundings. Even spotted some crocodiles! Other than the tea/coffee there were some snacks available as well, which was a pleasant surprise. The Lamingtons especially were really good.

  • 01-Jun-2016

    A nice way to pass a couple of hours, not a lot to see but it is nice a relaxing

  • 17-May-2016

    Excellent meal and cruise, great value for money....

  • 16-Mar-2016

    Afternoon harbour cruise with afternoon tea.
    Lovely relaxing cruise along the harbour, with a very informative talk from our driver.
    Calm water all the way.
    Got to see a salt water crocodile on the bank, which was a highlight of the cruise.
    Selection of cakes and hot drinks and also a bar if you wanted an alcoholic drink.
    Very reasonably priced, with nice clean boat and friendly crew.

  • 09-Nov-2015

    A pleasant cruise on the river.

  • 21-Dec-2014

    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!!

  • 13-Mar-2014

    A very enjoyable cruise.