Cairns’ magnificent tidal estuary

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.

This is the saltwater crocodile’s natural habitat – with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particularly in the cooler months.

Cairns Harbour Cruises depart daily at 11.00am and 1.30pm for a 2 hour cruise.

Tour Inclusions

    • 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
    • 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 11.00am and 1.30pm
    • Enjoy complimentary morning or afternoon tea
    • Free Family Fun Package for children

Tour Itinerary

If making own way, check in is at 10.30am or 1pm at our desk in the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

Coach transfers are available for an additional cost of $16 per adult and $8 per child from Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation.

Cairns Harbour Cruises – packages

We have put together some packages that include an 11am tour with Cairns Harbour Cruises.  Choose one of the following:

      • Cairns Harbour Cruises & Dundees Lunch (coach transfers optional $16 extra)

To combine Cairns Harbour Cruises & Green Island click here)

        • Child Fare 4-14 years inclusive
        • Infants 3 and under travel free
        • Family Fare is 2 adults and 2 children
        • Additional $11 for Cairns Harbour Cruise & Lunch package for 2nd child
        • All prices are AUD and include GST

Harbour Cruise & Dundee's Lunch


  • Entrée + Main with Tea & Coffee




          • Or


  • Main + Dessert with Tea or Coffee


          • Soup of the day

Please ask our staff for the Chef’s special soup of the day Main

          • 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
          • Thai Beef Salad
          • Slices of Char Grilled Marinated Tender Sirloin
          • Asian Style Salad with Soy & Ginger Dressing
          • Roast Sweet Potato & Artichoke Salad (V, GF)
          • Roast sweet potato, artichoke, red peppers, bocconcini & baby spinach coated with a light citrus dressing with toasted pinenuts.
          • 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.
          • Mussel Spagettini **Gluten Free pasta available**
          • Steamed Spring Bay Mussels in Chilli, Garlic, White Wine Tossed
          • With Spagettini and a Rich Tomato Sauce
          • Avocado, Sweet Onions Spagettini **Gluten Free pasta available**
          • Thin Spagettini Tossed With Avocado, Sweet Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes
          • Red Peppers and Baby Spinach with crumbled feta
          • Bacon & Mushroom Linguine**Gluten Free pasta available**
          • Sautéed Bacon, Mushroom & Baby Spinach in A White Wine & Creamy Sauce, Finished With Green Eschallots
          • 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 bean ice cream with strawberry coulis and almond biscotti

Kids Lunch Menu (Choice of)

          • Steak & Chips
          • A minute steak, chargrilled served on chunky chips with tomato sauce
          • Sausages & Mashed Potato
          • Thin pork sausages, grilled and served on creamy mashed potato with tomato sauce
          • Dundee’s Chicken & Chips
          • Crumbed tender pieces of chicken served on chips with tomato sauce
          • Crumbed Fish & Chips
          • Crumbed fish fingers served on chips with tomato sauce and lemon
          • Creamy Pasta
          • Thin spaghetti tossed with bacon and mushroom in a creamy cheese sauce
          • Calamari & Chips
          • Thin strands of calamari, dusted in Dundee’s coating, served with chips and tomato sauce


          • Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

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