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Take to the water and make your event uniquely memorable

Spirit of Cairns is the ultimate venue to host any style of event – birthdays, weddings & receptions, annual Christmas parties and even corporate conferences. Spirit of Cairns delivers on location, luxury, privacy and great photo opportunities, while also providing delicious gourmet catering.

Our two-level 26-metre vessel is ideal for all styles of events and will comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests seated and 120 in a cocktail-style event.

Features include:

  • Two exterior decks, one on the bow facing spectacular views of the Inlet.
  • Fully air-conditioned interior, complete with table and chair seating,
  • Fully licensed bar and servery, complete with carefully selected wines and locally sourced beers as well as an extensive cocktail menu.
  • Entertainment floor
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment
    2 x 55-inch HD screens for presentations and screenings
  • Galley and Restroom facilities

Spirit of Cairns is in immaculate condition and will deliver a memorable function, party, or event for your group. Your event can either be hosted in conjunction with one of our regular dinner cruises or charter the boat for an exclusive experience. Surveyed to sail anywhere in calm waters around the Cairns region, you can tailor your itinerary to suit your requirements.

Group Bookings

Spirit of Cairns is happy to accommodate group bookings for our calm water dinner cruises. We offer one free-of-charge ticket for every 20 guests booked. Please note this offer cannot be combined with any further discounts.

Your group can join us on one of the standard dinner cruises hosted 7 nights a week. In doing so, your trip would include:

  • A welcome glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • A 2.5-hour calm water evening cruise
  • Delicious buffet dinner
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel, with large outdoor decks

Please note, due to an open floor plan of our saloon, we do not have private sections. However, we will do our best to have your group seated together in an area of the restaurant.

Charters and special events

Weddings & Receptions

Spirit of Cairns is the ultimate wedding and/or reception venue. Imagine exchanging vows to the backdrop of a stunning sunset, before cruising into the evening for a reception held under a starlight sky, with panoramic views of the twinkling lights of Cairns’ waterfront.

Not only does Spirit of Cairns deliver on location, luxury, privacy and great photo opportunities, it also provides delicious gourmet catering. Truly an unforgettable wedding and reception option, for locals and visitors alike.

Spirit of Cairns Wedding Venue - couple on deck

Private Charters

Spirit of Cairns can be hired as an exclusive venue for your special occasion or corporate event. Get out of the boardroom or hotel function room and feel the breeze in your hair, for a calm water cruise that includes delicious catering, and the best views in town.

You can charter Spirit of Cairns for a daytime and/or evening cruise. We offer tailor-made quotes to cater to your style and needs for the event. Our menu can be designed to offer a buffet, three-course meal or canape options, all prepared inhouse by our team of experienced chefs.

We offer beverage packages to suit your needs with an extensive beverage list including Australian wines, local beers and delicious cocktails. Our team can also assist with arranging live entertainment and venue styling options if required.