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 mimosa, beer or non-alcoholic drink as you board, nibble on some festive canapés and 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 deluxe 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.

AVAILABLE

Sunday 25 December 2022

DEPARTS

11.30am (Check-in
at 11am)

RETURNS

2.30pm

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 3-hour calm water dinner cruise
  • Festive canapés on arrival
  • Complimentary glass of mimosa, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Delicious buffet menu Christmas lunch
  • Standard drinks package
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel with large outdoor decks

*Please note that a 10% public holiday surcharge applies for all 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.

Menus

COLD SELECTION

Chef’s selection of three salads: 

  • Spinach and parmesan cheese salad (V, GF, NF)
  • Rainbow salad (Vegan, GF, NF)
  • Potato salad (V, GF, NF)

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

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

Stuffed Tomatoes (V, GF, 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 Lasagne (V, GF, NF)

Mushroom Bourgignon (VG, NF)

Rolled pineapple pork (GF, NF)

Honey glazed turkey (GF, NF)

Herb-crusted Barramundi Fish (DF, NF)

Frittata (V, GF, NF)

DESSERT SELECTION

Gingerbread cookies (V)

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/allergy requirements.

The drinks package will include:
  • Mimosas
  • Aperol Spritz
  • House wines
  • Beer (Great Northern)
  • Ciders (Somersby Apple and Pear)
  • Soft Drinks

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

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.

Reviews

Robyn P
TripAdvisor

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.

Wen2go
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.

price
$240

Adult (15+) – $240

Children (4-14) – $140

Infants (0-3) free of charge

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