Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise

Watch the race that stops the nation on board our special Spirit of Cairns Melbourne Cup lunch cruise.

Enjoy a complimentary beer or glass of bubbles as we welcome you on board, and admire the views  as we cruise along Trinity Inlet and across the waterfront precinct of Cairns.

Celebrate Cup Day with all the festivities of Spring Carnival Racing on board our cruise catamaran. Wear your glad rags and take part in Fashions on the Harbour, with prizes for the best dressed girl and guy. Watch the race on the big screen and of course make sure you enter our sweepstakes – you never know, it could be your lucky day!

Your Melbourne Cup cruise includes a sumptuous buffet lunch featuring hot and cold dishes, plenty of seafood and delicious local produce. The luxurious Spirit of Cairns sailing catamaran is fully licensed, with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 3-hour calm water Melbourne Cup lunch cruise
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel
  • Large outdoor decks
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Hot and cold buffet luncheon with fresh seafood and local produce
  • Fashion on the Harbour event
  • Sweepstakes
  • Watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screen

Book your Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise

  • Departs: 12:00pm
  • Returns: 3:00pm
  • Boarding from 11.30am



  • Adults (15+): $79


How to Book

Limited spaces available – Book online to secure your spot today!


What To Bring / Wear

We suggest tropical cocktail attire, 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.