Harbour Cruise

Cairns Half Day Tour

A Cairns half day tour harbour cruise is something that will appeal to everyone. Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen, except by fishermen. Only accessible by boat, M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable, air-conditioned vessel taking small numbers of visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise and popular Cairns half day tour. With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from our crew. This is the saltwater crocodile’s natural habitat – with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particularly in the cooler months.

Days of Operations: Daily at 1.30pm for a 2 hour cruise.

** A minimum of 4 passengers are required for this tour to operate **

  Packages / Prices valid until 31st March 2020 Adult Child Family
  Harbour Cruise 1.30pm $59.00 $29.50 $147.50
  Harbour Cruise 1.30pm / Dundees Lunch 12 noon $87.00 $43.50 $231.50
  • Explore Trinity Inlet – a remote picturesque wilderness right on Cairns doorstep
  • Informative commentary from friendly and knowledgeable crew
  • Relax on a scenic calm water cruise while crocodile and bird spotting
  • Learn about the life of a crocodile, including their breeding habits with the possibility of seeing crocodiles in their natural habitat, particularly in the cooler months
  • Cruise along the Cairns Harbour waterfront learning about the points of interest and the history of the harbour
  • Enjoy stunning scenery of the estuary, mangroves, rainforest and mountains
  • Popular Cairns half day tour, perfect for those on a tight itinerary
  • Relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the MV Crocodile Explorer, with internal cabins and external viewing areas
  • Perfect for all weather conditions
  • Fully licensed bar on board with snacks and souvenirs available
  • Convenient 2 hour tour with daily departures from Cairns at 1.30pm
  • Enjoy complimentary morning or afternoon tea
  • Free Family Fun Package for children

Tour Duration:

  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Coach Transfers:
Are available for an additional cost from Cairns ($20 adult, $10 child) & (Northern Beaches accommodation. $24 adult, $12 child). Passengers will have approx. 1.5 hours free time in the CBD on conclusion of the tour until the coach departs at approx. 17.00


Harbour Cruise with Lunch

Combine your Harbour Cruise with lunch at Dundees Restaurant on the Waterfront. Lunch is before the cruise at 12noon.

Harbour Cruise with Green Island

To combine Cairns Harbour Cruises & Green Island click here.

Tour operates daily except Christmas Day. If you would prefer to cruise in the evening, visit Cairns Sunset Cruises with a daily departure at 5.30pm.


Soup of the day
Please ask our staff for the Chef’s Special Soup of the Day


Calamari Rocket & Apple Salad
Calamari Coated in Dundee’s Special Seasoning Lightly Fried
Served With Tom Yum Mayo and Served With Rocket and Shredded Apple Salad

Roast Duck Spring Rolls
Shredded Roast Duck, Rice Noodles & Mixed Julienne Vegetables
Rolled In Spring Roll Pastry with Chilli, Lime & Coriander Dipping Sauce
And Asian Coleslaw

Cajun Ocean Trout – 100g (GF)
Ocean Trout Spiced with Cajun Spice on a Wild Rocket, Avocado, Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Dill Creme Fraiche Dressing

Octopus Salad (GF)
BBQ Marinated Octopus tossed in a Salad of Sweet Onions, Roast Red Pepper, Black Olives and Wild Rocket with Crumbled Feta

Smoked Chicken and Chorizo Penne
Shredded Smoked Chicken, Chorizo, Kalamata, Olives & Wild Rocket Tossed with Penne Pasta in a Rich Tomato & Olive Oil Sauce.

Half Rack of Pork Ribs
Hickory Basted Pork Ribs with Mixed Leaf Salad, Steak House Fries & Smokey BBQ Dipping Sauce.

Chef’s Favourite Wrap
Hot Hungarian Salami, Mustard Pickles, Lettuce, Carrot, Sundried Tomato & Swiss Cheese.

Chilli Prawns Spaghettini (Gluten Free Pasta available extra $2)
Tiger Prawns Sautéed with Chilli, deglazed with White Wine, finished with a Rich Tomato Sauce and tossed with Spaghettini, Semi-Dried Tomatoes and Baby Spinach

Garlic Mussel Linguine (Gluten Free Pasta available extra $2)
Steamed Southern Blue Mussels in Garlic, White Wine and Cream, tossed with Linguine

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli (V)
Pasta filled with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese with a Rich Tomato Sauce, drizzled with Basil Pesto

Dundee’s Bolognese Spaghettini (Gluten Free Pasta available extra $2)
Dundee’s own Home Made Mince made into a Rich Tomato Meat Sauce tossed with Spaghettini and finished with Wild Rocket and grated Parmesan Cheese

Bacon & Mushroom Linguine**Gluten Free pasta available**
Sautéed Bacon, Mushroom & Baby Spinach in a White Wine & Creamy Sauce, finished with Green Eschallots

Chicken Hokkien Noodles (Vegetarian also available)
Stir-fried Chicken, Mixed Vegetables and Hokkien Noodles coated in Soy, Ginger, Chilli, and Coriander Sauce, finished with Roasted Cashews and Fresh Pineapple

Italian Sausages
Grilled locally made Italian Style Sausages with Creamy Mashed Potato, Steamed Sugar Peas, Tomato and Fennel Relish and Red Wine Jus

Steak Burger
Chargrilled Sirloin Steak, Fresh Grated Beetroot Tomato and Lettuce and Swiss Cheese, and Paw Paw Chutney in a Crusty Roll Served With Fries


Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry Coulis and Almond Biscotti

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