Cairns Dinner Cruise - Waterside Dining

A Cairns dinner cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. Board our sailing catamaran and enjoy an evening of calm water cruising on Trinity Inlet, taking in the sights and sounds of this tropical port city and its surrounds as they transition from day to night.

Every journey begins with a refreshing pre-dinner drink, as all good dinner cruises should. With your glass charged, stroll the interior or exterior decks and admire the view as the sky transforms from blue to red to orange and finally a silky black, filled with thousands of sparkling stars. Your journey takes you deep into the heart of Trinity Inlet and across the waterfront precinct of Cairns, from the Cruise Liner Terminal to the Esplanade.

The water is calm, the weather mild and the night is yours to enjoy, with entertainment and a delicious buffet dinner featuring some of the region’s best produce, including seafood. Our luxurious Spirit of Cairns sailing catamaran is fully licensed, selling a range of beverages. This is the ultimate in waterside dining.

View the menus: Dinner Menu / Drinks Menu

When Do We Go

The Spirit of Cairns dinner cruise operates on Saturday evenings, departing Marlin Marina at 6.30pm and returning at 9pm. Check-in and boarding is at the boat, moored at Marlin Marina, from 6pm – 6.20pm. A welcome drink (beer, bubbles or soft drink) is served on arrival and the bar is open for you to relax on board prior to departure.

Group Bookings

For groups of 20 or more, please contact us to discuss options. Spirit of Cairns is available for private charter and we can customise the cruise to suit your requirements. Group beverage packages are available. Contact us for locals rates and special events.


What Will You See / Do

Enjoy a fantastic evening of calm water cruising with a delicious buffet dinner and fabulous views, including sunset over the rainforest-clad mountains (depending on the time of year). Starting at Marlin Marina, Spirit of Cairns takes you on a journey deep into the interior of Trinity Inlet and its winding tributaries. Keep your eyes peeled, you might even see a crocodile. The cruise passes along Cairns’ waterfront and Esplanade precinct, delivering panoramic views of the twinkling night lights of this port city.

What To Bring / Wear

Yourself and your smile, for a great evening ahead. Tropical cocktail attire is suggested, with a light jacket for the winter months. Footwear is mandatory, with suitable shoes for boating recommended. Although it’s a calm water cruise, you will find it more comfortable moving around the boat in flat rubber soled shoes. Don’t forget to bring a little cash, EFTPOS or credit card for your bar purchases.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • A 2.5 hour calm water sunset / evening cruise
  • Live Music by some of Cairns’ best musicians
  • Delicious buffet dinner featuring some of the region’s best produce
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel, with large outdoor decks

View the menus: Dinner Menu / Drinks Menu