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Christmas DAY Lunch CRUISE
a tropical celebration
Enjoy a hassle-free Christmas Day with a relaxing, festive cruise
Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

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 festive dishes, including turkey with cranberry stuffing, smoked ham on the bone, fresh local seafood, and decadent Christmas-themed desserts.

Our fully licensed bar will also be available for drink purchases*, with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu including a few fun Christmas cocktails!


Wednesday 25th December 2024


11.30am (Check-in
at 11am)



Highlights & Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour calm water dinner cruise
  • Complimentary glass of mimosa, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Delicious buffet Christmas lunch
  • 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.

Food Menu


Chef’s Selection of Fresh Salads:

  • Fresh Apple, Rocket, and Parmesan Cheese Salad (V, GF)
  • Asian Slaw & Crispy Fried Onions Salad (VG, GF)
  • Potato and Egg Salad (V, GF)
  • Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze (V, GF)

Charcuterie Board (GF, DF, NF)
Selection of local cured meats, pickles, panino mix and warm olives with fresh herbs.

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

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


Traditional Turkey with Dried Cranberry Stuffing (GF, DF)

Roast Pork Loin with Apple Sauce and Red Wine Jus (GF, NF)

Double-Smoked Ham on the Bone (GF, DF)

Steamed Barramundi with Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs (GF, DF)

Four Cheese Potato Galette (V, GF)

Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots (V, GF)

Ricotta and Spinach Quiche (V, NF)

Stuffed Mushrooms (V, GF, NF)

Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls (V)


Ginger & Bailey’s Cheesecake (V)

Chocolate Brownies with Cherry Glaze (GF)

Fresh Tropical Local Fruits (VG, GF, NF)

Mini Pineapple and Roasted Coconut Tarts (V)

Christmas Plum Pudding with Warm Custard (V)

Gourmet Cheese Board and Crackers (V, NF)

Vegan options are available on request

Drinks Menu

Chambord Spritz
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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

Fruit Juice
Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry

San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water 750 ml


Espresso, Long Black, Cappuccino, Flat White

Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Peppermint


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.


Robyn P

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.

Nom Thanwiset
Facebook Reviews

Excellent lunch with very smooth relaxing cruise.

TripAdvisor Reviews

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+) – $260

Children (4-14) – $145

Infants (0-3) free of charge