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Dinner Cruise

Waterside Dining
Cairns Dinner CRuise

A Spirit of 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 to night.

We’ll welcome you on board with a refreshing pre-dinner drink. With your glass charged, stroll the interior or exterior decks and admire the view as the sky, 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. Inside our air-conditioned dining room, sit down to a sumptuous buffet meal with a wide range of hot and cold dishes, fresh seafood, and delicious local produce. 

Our luxurious Spirit of Cairns sailing catamaran is fully licensed, selling a range of beverages to compliment your meal and enhance your evening.

AVAILABLE

Monday to Sunday

DEPARTS

6:30pm
(Check-in at 6pm)

RETURNS

9pm

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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

Food Menu

COLD SELECTION

Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls
served with butter

Chef’s selection of fresh salads: 

  • Potato Salad (GF, V, DF)
  • Roasted Pumpkin Salad (GF, V, DF)
  • Rocket and Pear Salad (GF, V)

Charcuterie Board (GF, DF, NF)
Selection of local cured and roasted meats

Fresh Local Prawns (GF, DF)
served chilled with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges

Fresh Australian Oysters (GF, DF)
served with a red onion vinaigrette

Australian Smoked Salmon Platter (GF, DF)
served with slices of red onion and cucumber

HOT SELECTION

Salt and Pepper Squid (GF, DF)
served with green goddess sauce and lemon wedges

Spring Rolls
filled with either vegetables, prawns or crocodile meat

Eggplant Parmigiana (VG, GF, DF)
served with vegan cheese and fresh herbs

Garlic Parmesan Potatoes (GF)

Tablelands Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork (GF, DF)

Atherton Chicken Mediterranean (GF, DF)

Lemon Caper Butter Barramundi Fish (GF, DF)

Seafood Marinara Pasta

Tumeric Rice (GF)

DESSERT SELECTION

Lamington Sandwich

Mini Tim Tam Cheesecakes

Freshly-baked Anzac Biscuits

Assorted Mini Tarts

Pannacotta of the week (GF)

Fresh tropical fruits (VG, GF, NF)

Gourmet Galo cheese board and crackers

Please note all menu items are subject to change without notice. Please contact us when booking with any special dietary requirements. More options for vegans available upon request.

Drinks Menu

Chambord Spritz
Chambord, Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé, freshened with soda water and a dash of raspberry.

Margarita
Espolon Tequila, Cointreau, Triple Sec, fresh, lime juice and sugar syrup (shaken)

Mojito
White Bacardi Rum, fresh lime, mint, soda water, and sugar

Passionfruit Caprioska
Vodka, Passoa Passionfruit Liquor, fresh lime, sugar syrup, passionfruit pulp, and soda water

Pornstar Martini
Vodka, Passoa Passionfruit Liquor, fresh lime, sugar syrup, pineapple juice, and passionfruit pulp

Piña Colada
White Bacardi Rum, Malibu, pineapple juice, coconut cream, sugar syrup, and fresh pineapple

Long Island Iced Tea
Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Gin, Triple Sec, fresh lemon, and a splash of Cola

Espresso Martini
Vodka, Kahlua, Boston Black cold-brew coffee, and sugar syrup

Toblerone
White Creme De Cacao, Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, chocolate sauce, and milk

Tropical Bay Breeze
Malibu, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and Grenadine

SPARKLING WINE

Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé
Mudgee, NSW.
Strawberry and red fruit flavours. Creamy texture and refreshing acidity.

Craigmoor Cuvee Brut
Mudgee, NSW
Dry and citrus complemented

Aurelia Prosecco
South East Australia
Dry, fruity with honey notes and a touch of lemon acidity

Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV
Reims, France
Dry, fresh, flowery and fruity.

Moët & Chandon Imperial
Epernay, France
Dry, delicate lime and rose petal notes

WHITE WINE

Wild Oats Sauvignon Blanc
Western Australia
Sweet, fresh, juicy tropical flavour

Wild Oats Chardonnay
Mudgee, NSW
Dry, full-bodied, citrus and melon notes

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, NZ
Tropical fruit aromas with citrus notes

Hentley Farm Riesling
Eden Valley, SA.
Lovely aromas of lemongrass and lime zest complemented by subtle peach notes.

Joseph Chromy Pinot Gris
Tasmania, Australia
Rich texture, with fresh, zesty stone fruit and pear flavours with hints of ginger

Moscato & Rosé

Fiore Pink Moscato
Riverland, SA
Sweet, spritzy, floral and grape flavours.

Ara Single Estate Rosé
Marlborough, NZ
Dry, bright and vibrant fruit tones

RED WINE

Wild Oats Cabernet Merlot
Mudgee, NSW
Dry, tropical fruit tones, ripe, rich acidity

Wild Oats Shiraz
Mudgee, NSW
Plummy tones with notes of fruit and a touch of spice

Pikes ‘The Assemblage’ Shiraz
Clare Valley, SA
Cool aromas of red and blue fruits – a triple threat blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache

Quilty & Gransden Merlot
Orange, NSW.
Elegant and robust. Richly flavoured with violets and cherries.

Bremerton ‘Tamblyn’
Langhorne Creek, SA
Full-bodied blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec.

Ad Hoc ‘Cruel Mistress’ Pinot Noir
Great Southern, WA
Softly textured, fresh and vibrant.

Great Northern Super Crisp
Lager / ABV 2.4% / QLD

Great Northern Original
Lager / ABV 3.5% / QLD

Barrier Reef Brewing
Hazy Lager / ABV 4.2% / CNS

Corona
Lager / ABV 4.5% / Mexico

James Squire One Fifty Lashes
Pale Ale / ABV 5.2% / NSW

Stone & Wood
Pacific Ales / ABV 4.4% / NSW

Strongbow Cider
ABV 4.5%

Vodka
Absolut
Grey Goose

Gin
Tanqueray
Bombay Sapphire

Scotch
Johnny Walker Red
Glenfiddich 12 Yr

Whiskey
Jack Daniels
Canadian Club
Jameson Irish

Tequila
Espolon
1800 Anejo

White Rum
Bacardi
Malibu

Dark Rum
Bundaberg
Mount Gay
Captain Morgan
The Kraken Spiced

Bourbon
Jim Beam
Wild Turkey American Honey

Liqueurs
Baileys
Frangelico
Kahlua
Ouzo
Midori
Sheep Dog
Cointreau
Chambord
Sambuca

MOCKTAILS

Strawberry Nojito Mint
Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Lime, Sugar Syrup, Fresh Mint, Soda Water

Virgin Piña Colada
Fresh Pineapple, Coconut Milk, Sugar Syrup, Pineapple Juice

Virgin Passionfruit Caprioska
Fresh Lime, Passionfruit Pulp, topped with Lemonade

SOFT DRINKS & JUICES

Soft Drinks
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Lemonade, Solo, Ginger Ale

Fruit Juice
Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry

San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water 750 ml

HOT DRINKS

Coffee
Espresso, Long Black, Cappuccino, Flat White

Tea
Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Peppermint

FAQs

Cruises operate seven nights a week.

Check-in: 6pm
Departs: 6.30pm
Returns: 9pm

All cruises depart from our mooring at A Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina.

Spirit of Cairns Map

Starting at Marlin Marina, Spirit of Cairns takes you on a journey deep into the interior of Trinity Inlet and its winding tributaries. The cruise passes along Cairns’ waterfront and Esplanade precinct, delivering panoramic views of this tropical port city. 

Depending on the time of year, our dinner cruises offer stunning views of the sun setting over the rainforest-clad mountains, and the twinkling lights of the city as dusk deepens into night. 

Yourself and your smile, for a great evening ahead. We suggest tropical cocktail attire, with a light jacket for the winter months. Footwear is mandatory, with suitable shoes for boating recommended. While this is a calm water cruise, you will find it more comfortable moving around the boat in flat rubber-soled shoes.

Don’t forget to bring cash, or an EFTPOS/credit card for your bar purchases onboard.

Cairns locals receive a 20% discount. Simply use the promo code LOCAL when booking online, or call 4047 9170. ID required.

Bookings of 15 or more people are considered a group and qualify for a group bookings discount. Contact us for more info about group bookings. 

Reviews

Lynda Ric
Google Reviews

Good food, great service, nice evening cruise. Definitely worth the money.

Marty Punter
Google Reviews

It was a great night out with a wonderful variety of great quality food. The staff were awesome and brought out a little cake and sang happy birthday to my better half. We both can’t wait to do this again.

Aaron Yule
Google Reviews

Pleasant cruise with professional staff and plenty of good food and drinks.

From
$129

Adult (15+) – $129

Child (4-14) – $79

Book with confidence – cancel up to 48 hours before departure for a full refund.