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, with prizes on the day and watch the race on the big screen!
Soak in the day and let us look after you, with a canapé-style lunch brought to you wherever you are throughout the cruise. Stay hydrated with our fully licensed bar on board, featuring an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu.
Highlights & Inclusions
- 2.5-hour calm water Melbourne Cup lunch cruise
- Complimentary glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
- Canapé-style lunch served throughout the cruise
- Prize for best hat, door raffle prize and other race day fun
- Watch the Melbourne Cup race on our big screens
- Luxurious air-conditioned vessel with large outdoor decks
Chambord Spritz $17
Chambord, Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé, Soda Water and a dash of Raspberry.
Espolon Tequila, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup (available frozen)
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, Kahlua, Espresso, Sugar Syrup
White Creme De Cacao, Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, Chocolate Sauce, Milk
Hazelnut Espresso Martini $17
Frangelico, Kahlua, Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Espresso, Sugar Syrup, Milk
Strawberry Frozen Kiss $17
Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Strawberry Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Lemonade
Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé $9/$40
Strawberry and red fruit flavours. Creamy texture and refreshing acidity.
Craigmoor Cuvee Brut $9/$40
Dry and citrus complemented
Aurelia Prosecco $10/$45
South East Australia
Dry, fruity with honey notes and a touch of lemon acidity
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV $95
Dry, fresh, flowery and fruity. Pairs extremely well with seafood
Moët & Chandon Imperial $130
Dry, smokey aroma, delicate lime and rose petal notes
Wild Oats Sauvignon Blanc $9/$40
Sweet, fresh, juicy tropical flavour
Wild Oats Chardonnay $9/$40
Dry, full-bodied, citrus and melon notes
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc $10/$45
Tropical fruit aromas with citrus notes
Hentley Farm Riesling $11/$50
Eden Valley, SA.
Lovely aromas of lemongrass and lime zest complemented by subtle peach notes.
Derwent Pinot Gris $12/$55
Dry, spiced, poached pear flavour with a savoury finish
Moscato & Rosé
Fiore Pink Moscato $8.5/$35
Sweet, spritzy, floral and grape flavours.
Ara Single Estate Rosé $9 /$40
Dry, bright and vibrant fruit tones
Wild Oats Cabernet Merlot $9/$40
Dry, tropical fruit tones, ripe, rich acidity
Wild Oats Shiraz $9/$40
Plummy tones with notes of fruit and a touch of spice
Pikes ‘The Assemblage’ Shiraz $11/$50
Clare Valley, SA
Cool aromas of red and blue fruits – a triple threat blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache
Quilty & Gransden Merlot $10/$45
Elegant and robust. Richly flavoured with violets and cherries.
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.
Craigmoor Rummy Port $9
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
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
Somersby Pear Cider $8.5
Grey Goose $12
Bombay Sapphire $12
Johnny Walker Red $9
Johnny Walker Black $9.5
Glenfiddich 12 Yr $11
Jack Daniels $9
Canadian Club $9.5
Jameson Irish $10
Sheep Dog $11
1800 Anejo $12
Mount Gay $9.5
Captain Morgan Spiced $9.5
The Kraken Spiced $10
Jim Beam $9
Wild Turkey American Honey $9.5
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
Innocent Strawberry Crush $9
Fresh Strawberries, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Soda Water
Virgin Passionfruit Caprioska $9
Fresh Lime, Passionfruit Pulp, Sugar Syrup, Lemonade
Juice Galore with Dry $9
Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Lemon Juice, Ginger Ale
Soft Drinks & Juices
Soft Drinks $4
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Lemonade, Solo, Ginger Ale, Lemon-Lime Bitters
Fruit Juice $4
Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry
Soda Water, Tonic Water $4
San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water 750 ml $8
Espresso, Long Black, Cappuccino
Earl Grey, English Breakfast
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.
A big thanks to the crew who made our 2021 Melbourne Cup cruise such an enjoyable day. Food was amazing and the staff were so professional and friendly. Was certainly worth the trip up from Brisbane.
Adult (15+) – $TBC
Not suitable for children
Book with confidence – cancel up to 24 hours before departure for a full refund.
Check back soon to book our 2023 Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise!