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Melbourne Cup CRUISE
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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, 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.

AVAILABLE

TBC

DEPARTS

1pm (Check-in
at 12.30pm)

RETURNS

3.30pm

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

Menus

CHECK BACK SOON FOR DETAILS OF OUR 2023 Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise Menu!

DRinks Menus

Chambord Spritz $17
Chambord, Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé, Soda Water and a dash of Raspberry.

Margarita $16
Espolon Tequila, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup (available frozen)

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, Kahlua, 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

Strawberry Frozen Kiss $17
Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Strawberry Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Lemonade

SPARKLING WINE

Craigmoor Cuvée Rosé $9/$40
Mudgee, NSW.
Strawberry and red fruit flavours. Creamy texture and refreshing acidity.

Craigmoor Cuvee Brut $9/$40
Mudgee, NSW
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
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 Sauvignon Blanc $10/$45
Marlborough, NZ
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
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 $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
Orange, NSW.
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. 

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 

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
Grey Goose $12

Gin
Tanqueray $9
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

Sheep Dog $11

Tequila
Espolon $9
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
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

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

Water
Soda Water, Tonic Water $4
San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water 750 ml $8

Hot Drinks

Coffee $3
Espresso, Long Black, Cappuccino

Tea $2
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

Lynda Cichocki
Facebook Reviews

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.

price
$TBC

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!