New Year’s Eve CRUISE
Ring in the New Year with a festive dinner cruise
New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Get your New Year’s Eve celebrations off to a roaring start with a festive dinner cruise on board Spirit of Cairns!

Enjoy a welcome drink as you board, tuck into some tasty canapés (vegan options available) and admire the view as we cruise the calm waters of Trinity Inlet and across the Cairns waterfront precinct.

Then sit down in air-conditioned comfort for a delicious buffet New Year’s Eve dinner, featuring top-quality produce and some festive favourites.

Enjoy an extensive drinks package for the duration of the cruise, including a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks. Our fully licensed bar will also have cocktails available for purchase, as well as a full range of wines, beer and spirits.

At 9.45 pm, we’ll arrive back at the Marlin Marina, and you’ll have the best seats in town to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks and bid ‘auld lang syne’ to 2023.


Sunday 31st December 2023


6.30pm (Check-in
at 6pm)


9.30pm - 9.45pm

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 3-hour calm water dinner cruise
  • Complimentary festive canapés
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Delicious buffet dinner
  • Standard drinks package
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel with large outdoor decks
  • Front row seats to the Cairns New Year’s Eve fireworks display

Please note there will be no refunds for cancellations within 7 days of travel for NYE Dinner Cruise bookings. Cairns locals discount does not apply for New Years Eve cruise.

Food and Drinks Menu


Chef’s selection of fresh salads: 

  • Caesar Salad
  • Niçoise Salad (V, GF, DF)
  • Mediterranean Salad (VG, DF)

Charcuterie Board (GF, DF, NF)
Selection of local cured meats 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


Moussaka Eggplant Veggie Bake (VG, GF, DF)
served with vegan cheese, rocket and red onion

Potatoes au Gratin (NF)

Veggie Stir-fry Noodles (VG, GF, DF)
served with fresh coriander and chilli

Grilled Harissa Chicken (GF, DF)

Herb-crusted Barramundi Fish (GF, DF)

Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid (GF, DF)
served with green goddess sauce and lemon wedges


Mini Pavlovas (GF, DF)

Mini White Chocolate and Kahlua Cheesecakes

Macadamia Blondies

Mango Mousse (VG, GF, DF)

Fresh tropical fruits (VG, GF, NF)

Gourmet cheese board and crackers

Please note all menu items are subject to change without notice. Please contact us when booking with any special dietary requirements.

  • House wine (Red, White, Sparkling White)
  • Local Beer
  • Soft Drinks
  • Juices

Bar 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%

Grey Goose

Bombay Sapphire

Johnny Walker Red
Glenfiddich 12 Yr

Jack Daniels
Canadian Club
Jameson Irish

1800 Anejo

White Rum

Dark Rum
Mount Gay
Captain Morgan
The Kraken Spiced

Jim Beam
Wild Turkey American Honey

Sheep Dog


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.


Lynda Ric
Google Reviews

Good food, great service, nice evening cruise. Definitely worth the money.

Marty Punter
Google Reviews

It was a great night out with a wonderful variety of great quality food. The staff were awesome and brought out a little cake and sang happy birthday to my better half. We both can’t wait to do this again.

Aaron Yule
Google Reviews

Pleasant cruise with professional staff and plenty of good food and drinks.


Adult (15+) – $250.00

Children (4-14) – $135.00

Infants (0-3) free of charge