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 from day 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 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. 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 sunset / evening cruise
  • Delicious buffet dinner 
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel, with large outdoor decks

Menus

Cold Selection

Chef’s selection of three salads: 

  • Potato Salad (V, GF, NF)
  • Garden Salad (VG, GF, NF)
  • Pasta Salad (V)
  • Couscous Salad (VG, NF)
  • Greek Salad (VG, GF, NF)

Antipasto Platter (V, GF, NF)
Selection of roasted vegetables and dips 

Charcuterie Board (GF, DF, NF)
Range of tasty cured and smoked meats

Oven-baked bread rolls (V, DF, NF)

Fresh Cooked Local Prawns (GF,DF, NF)
served with cocktail sauce and lemon

Natural Oysters (GF, DF, NF)
served with mignonette sauce

HOT SELECTION

Vegetarian Pasta Bake (V)
with spinach, cherry tomatoes and ricotta cheese

Mushroom Bourgignon (VG, NF)

Noodle Stir-fry (VG, GF, NF)
with tofu, fresh vegetables and hokkien noodles

Marinated Moroccan Chicken (GF, DF, NF)

Herb-crusted Barramudi Fish (DF, NF)

Salt and Pepper Calamari (GF, DF, NF)
served with tartar sauce and lemon

DESSERT SELECTION

Pavlova (V, GF, NF)

Variety of sweet cakes (V)

Fresh tropical fruits (VG, GF, NF)

Gourmet cheese board and crackers (V, NF)

Please note all menu items are subject to change without notice. Please contact us when booking with any special dietary requirements.

DRinks Menus

Lemon Drop Martini $16
Absolut Vodka, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup

Margarita $16
Espolon Tequila, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup (available frozen)

Gin Spritz $16
Gordon’s Pink Gin, Sugar Syrup, Soda Water, Fresh Strawberries, Sparkling Wine

Mojito $17
Bacardi, Lime, Mint, Soda Water, Sugar (Strawberry and Passionfruit options available)

Passionfruit Caprioska $17
Absolut Vodka, Passoa, Fresh Lime, Sugar Syrup, Passionfruit Pulp, Soda Water

Pornstar Martini $17
Absolut Vodka, Passoa, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup, Pineapple Juice, Passionfruit Pulp

Pina Colada $17
Bacardi, Malibu, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Milk, Sugar Syrup, Fresh Pineapple

Long Island Iced Tea $18
Absolut Vodka, Espolon Tequila, Tanqueray Gin, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup

Peach Cosmo $16
Absolut Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup, Cranberry Juice

Espresso Martini $17
Absolut Vodka, Khalua, Espresso, Sugar Syrup

Toblerone $17
White Creme De Cacao, Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, Chocolate Sauce, Milk

Hazelnut Espresso Martini $17
Frangelico, Kahlua, Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Espresso, Sugar Syrup, Milk

Lychee Mint Paradise $17
Bacardi, Paraiso, Mint, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup

Sea Witches’ Potion $17
Blue Curacao, Cointreau, Soda Water, Sugar Syrup, Lime Juice, Grenadine

Strawberry Frozen Kiss $17
Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Strawberry Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Lemonade

Spirit of Cairns Daiquiri $17
Absolut Vodka, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup, Fruit of the Week (ask our crew!)

SPARKLING WINE

Barefoot Pinot Grigio Bubbly $8.5/$35
California, USA
Sweet, citrus and orange blossom notes

Craigmoor Cuvee Brut $8.5/$35
Mudgee, NSW
Dry and citrus complemented

Aurelia Prosecco $9/$40
South East Australia
Dry, fruity with honey notes and a touch of lemon acidity

Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV $95
Reims, France
Dry, fresh, flowery and fruity. Pairs extremely well with seafood

Moët & Chandon Imperial $130
Epernay, France
Dry, smokey aroma, delicate lime and rose petal notes

WHITE WINE

Wild Oats Sauvignon Blanc $9/$40
Western Australia
Sweet, fresh, juicy tropical flavour

Wild Oats Chardonnay $9/$40
Mudgee, NSW
Dry, full-bodied, citrus and melon notes

Giesen Uncharted Sauvignon Blanc $10/$45
Marlborough, NZ
Tropical fruit aromas with citrus notes

Giesen Pinot Gris $9.5/$45
Marlborough, NZ
Dry, spiced, poached pear aroma, with tropical fruit tones

Derwent Pinot Gris $10/$55
Tasmania, Australia
Dry, spiced, poached pear flavour with a savoury finish

Moscato & Rosé

Fiore Pink Moscato $8.5/$35
Riverland, SA
Sweet, spritzy, floral and grape flavours.

Ara Single Estate Rosé $9 /$40
Marlborough, NZ
Dry, bright and vibrant fruit tones

RED WINE

Wild Oats Cabernet Merlot $9/$40
Mudgee, NSW
Dry, tropical fruit tones, ripe, rich acidity

Wild Oats Shiraz $9/$40
Mudgee, NSW
Plummy tones with notes of fruit and a touch of spice

Pikes ‘The Assemblage’ Shiraz $10/$45
Clare Valley, SA
Cool aromas of red and blue fruits – a triple threat blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache

Pikes ‘The Dogwalk’ Cabernet Merlot $10/$45
Clare Valley, SA
Medium-bodied, excellent concentration of dark fruits, tannins and cedary French oak

Bremerton ‘Tamblyn’ $10/$45
Langhorne Creek, SA
Full-bodied blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec.

Ad Hoc ‘Cruel Mistress’ Pinot Noir $11/$50
Great Southern, WA
Softly textured, fresh and vibrant. 

FORTIFIED WINE

Craigmoor Rummy Port $9
Mudgee, NSW
Light and bright with a nutty complexion

Great Northern Super Crisp $8
Lager / ABV 2.4% / QLD 

Great Northern Original $8
Lager / ABV 3.5% / QLD 

Carlton Dry $8.5
Lager / ABV 4.5% / VIC 

Corona $8.5
Lager / ABV 4.5% / Mexico 

James Squire One Fifty Lashes $9
Pale Ale / ABV 5.2% / NSW 

Stone & Wood $9
Pacific Ales / ABV 4.4% / NSW 

Somersby Apple Cider $8.5
ABV 4.5%

Somersby Pear Cider $8.5
ABV 4.5%

Vodka
Absolut $9
Absolut Vanilla $9.5
Grey Goose $12

Gin
Tanqueray $9
Gordon’s Pink Gin $9.5
Bombay Sapphire $12

Scotch
Johnny Walker Red $9
Johnny Walker Black $9.5
Glenfiddich 12 Yr $11

Whiskey
Jack Daniels $9
Canadian Club $9.5
Jameson Irish $10

Tequila
Espolon $9
Patron XO Café $10
1800 Anejo $12

White Rum
Bacardi $9
Malibu $9

Dark Rum
Bundaberg $9
Mount Gay $9.5
Captain Morgan Spiced $9.5
The Kraken Spiced $10

Bourbon
Jim Beam $9
Wild Turkey American Honey $9.5

Liqueurs
Tia Maria $9
Baileys $9.5
Frangelico $9.5
Kahlua $9.5
Ouzo $9.5
Midori $9.5

Mocktails

Strawberry Nojito Mint $9
Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Lime, Sugar Syrup, Fresh Mint, Soda Water

Virgin Pina Colada $9
Fresh Pineapple, Coconut Milk, Sugar Syrup, Pineapple Juice

Virgin Passionfruit Caprioska $9
Fresh Lime, Passionfruit Pulp, Lemonade

Soft Drinks & Juices

Soft Drinks $4
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Lemonade, Solo, Ginger Ale, Lemon-Lime Bitters

Fruit Juice $4
Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry

Water
Soda Water, Tonic Water $4

San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water 750 ml $8

Hot Drinks

Coffee 
Espresso $4

Long Black, Cappuccino, Flat White $5

Tea $3
Earl Grey, English Breakfast

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 a little cash, EFTPOS or credit card for your bar purchases.

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
$105

Adult (15+) – $105

Child (4-14) – $55

Book with confidence – cancel up to 24 hours before departure for a full refund.

Menu offering – Buffet menu available seven nights a week.