Spending Christmas in the tropics? Relax and unwind on board Spirit of Cairns for your Christmas lunch – fuss-free! Enjoy a welcome wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink while you admire the view as we cruise the calm waters of Trinity Inlet and across the waterfront precinct of Cairns.
Then sit down to a delicious buffet menu Christmas lunch with many favourite Christmas dishes, including honey-glazed turkey, fresh seafood, and decadent gingerbread cookies. This is complemented by a standard drinks package for the duration of the cruise, including a selection of beer, wine, and soft drink options. Our fully licensed bar will also be available for drink purchases*, with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu.
Monday 25th December 2023
Highlights & Inclusions
- 2.5-hour calm water dinner cruise
- Complimentary glass of mimosa, beer or soft drink on arrival
- Delicious buffet Christmas lunch
- Standard drinks package
- Luxurious air-conditioned vessel with large outdoor decks
*Please note that a 15% public holiday surcharge applies for all on-board beverage purchases.
Please note there will be no refunds for cancellations within 7 days of travel for Christmas Day Lunch Cruise bookings. Cairns locals discount does not apply on public holidays.
Chef’s selection of fresh salads:
- Spinach and Parmesan Cheese Salad (V, GF, NF)
- Rainbow Salad (VG, GF, NF)
- Potato Salad (V, GF, NF)
Charcuterie Board (GF, DF, NF)
Selection of local cured meats, baby cornichons and warm olives
Fresh Cooked Local Prawns (GF, DF, NF)
served with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges
Natural Australian Oysters (GF, DF, NF)
served with red onion vinaigrette
Vegetarian Lasagne (V, GF, DF)
Rolled Pineapple Pork (GF, NF)
Mushroom Bourguignon (VG, NF)
Honey-Glazed Turkey (GF, DF)
Herb-crusted Barramundi Fish (GF, DF)
Frittata (V, GF, NF)
Oven-Baked Bread Rolls (V, DF, NF)
Stuffed Tomatoes (V, GF, NF)
Gingerbread Cookies (V)
Variety of Cakes (V)
Fresh tropical fruits (VG, GF, NF)
Gourmet cheese board and crackers (V, NF)
The drinks package will include:
- House Wines (Red, White, Sparkling White)
- Local Beers
- Soft Drinks
Chambord, Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé, freshened with soda water and a dash of raspberry.
Espolon Tequila, Cointreau, Triple Sec, fresh, lime juice and sugar syrup (shaken)
White Bacardi Rum, fresh lime, mint, soda water, and sugar
Vodka, Passoa Passionfruit Liquor, fresh lime, sugar syrup, passionfruit pulp, and soda water
Vodka, Passoa Passionfruit Liquor, fresh lime, sugar syrup, pineapple juice, and passionfruit pulp
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
Vodka, Kahlua, Boston Black cold-brew coffee, and sugar syrup
White Creme De Cacao, Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, chocolate sauce, and milk
Tropical Bay Breeze
Malibu, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and Grenadine
Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé
Strawberry and red fruit flavours. Creamy texture and refreshing acidity.
Craigmoor Cuvee Brut
Dry and citrus complemented
South East Australia
Dry, fruity with honey notes and a touch of lemon acidity
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV
Dry, fresh, flowery and fruity.
Moët & Chandon Imperial
Dry, delicate lime and rose petal notes
Wild Oats Sauvignon Blanc
Sweet, fresh, juicy tropical flavour
Wild Oats Chardonnay
Dry, full-bodied, citrus and melon notes
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc
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
Rich texture, with fresh, zesty stone fruit and pear flavours with hints of ginger
Moscato & Rosé
Fiore Pink Moscato
Sweet, spritzy, floral and grape flavours.
Ara Single Estate Rosé
Dry, bright and vibrant fruit tones
Wild Oats Cabernet Merlot
Dry, tropical fruit tones, ripe, rich acidity
Wild Oats Shiraz
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
Elegant and robust. Richly flavoured with violets and cherries.
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
Lager / ABV 4.5% / Mexico
James Squire One Fifty Lashes
Pale Ale / ABV 5.2% / NSW
Stone & Wood
Pacific Ales / ABV 4.4% / NSW
Strawberry Nojito Mint
Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Lime, Sugar Syrup, Fresh Mint, Soda Water
Virgin Pina Colada
Fresh Pineapple, Coconut Milk, Sugar Syrup, Pineapple Juice
Virgin Passionfruit Caprioska
Fresh Lime, Passionfruit Pulp, topped with Lemonade
SOFT DRINKS & JUICES
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Lemonade, Solo, Ginger Ale
Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry
San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water 750 ml
Espresso, Long Black, Cappuccino, Flat White
Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Peppermint
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.
From the time we stepped onto the catamaran the service and all staff were excellent. A great way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon and would recommend this cruise to everyone. The food was excellent.
Excellent lunch with very smooth relaxing cruise.
We went on the lunch cruise. Couldn’t fault it. The boat was quite spacious with plenty of room to move around. Staff very friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed the day and would definitely recommend to everyone.
Adult (15+) – $250.00
Children (4-14) – $135.00
Infants (0-3) free of charge