Cairns & the Tropical North

Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise

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From USD 152.78

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Cairns with a local guide and enjoy a dinner cruise on this all-day combination tour. After a convenient pickup from your Cairns City or Northern Beaches hotel, visit popular destinations like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and Lower Barron Gorge. Enjoy a scenic lookout with gorgeous views and afternoon tea—included in the tour price—before feasting on a 3-course dinner aboard the 85-foot (26-meter) Spirit of Cairns catamaran.
  • See Cairns’ highlights with a comprehensive tour and catamaran dinner cruise
  • Visit Lower Barron Gorge, Palm Cove, and St Monica's with a guide
  • Experience a traditional afternoon tea at Flecker Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy a 3-course dinner and live entertainment while sailing Trinity Inlet

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Cairns CBD Hotel pickup
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Cairns
    Cairns QLD, Australia

    Complimentary pick up from Cairns CBD Hotels only, we do not pick up from Air BnB's

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

12:30 pm

End point

  • Cairns Marlin Marina
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Pickup details

Please call Cairns Discovery Tours 24 hours prior to departure on (07) 40283567 to confirm your hotel pick up and time We offer complimentary pick up from all Cairns CBD Hotels only Additional costs for Northern Beaches -Palm Cove, Trinity Beach -please call to arrange-subject to availability Return transfers NOT included to your accommodation at the completion of the dinner cruise

What To Expect

Cairns Discovery Tours

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Cairns Museum

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St Monica's Cathedral

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cairns Botanical Gardens

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Barron Gorge National Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palm Cove Beach

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Spirit of Cairns

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual for the Sunset Dinner Cruise, suitable footwear
  • Motor schooiers not permitted
  • No Wheelie Walkers permitted
  • Spirit of Cairns Vessel is non-smoking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


16 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-8 of 16 reviews
Great all round day adventure
SusanHennifer_T, May 2023
The day tour around Cairns was fantastic and Ben was really informative about where we visited, lovely day and well worth the experience. The dinner cruise was not what we expected but turned out to be a lovely evening with great food and making new friends
Amazing tour by...
Khin_S, Dec 2022
Amazing tour by presenting Cairns in a short time- Cathedral, Botanical garden, the view points are most enjoyable part of the tour. The tour guild , Mitchell is knowledgeable and well explained about Cairns. We enjoyed Cruise Dinner too! Thank for that Wonderful day!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for reviewing Cairns City sights/Dinner cruise. So pleased you enjoyed your day with us
We would do it again . But not the tour and cruise together . We'd do them on separate days
Cheryl_A, Oct 2022
Overall a great day . Would of been nice to stay at palm Cove long enough to have beverage. We were a little disappointed to find that we were under dressed for the dinner cruise . Having come straight from the day tour straight to cruise . Not sure how this could be rectified. ??? But something to think about .
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you, Cheryl, for your review and comments. We have been operating the combined tour of the city sights and dinner cruise for 7 years and have not had this comment previously. Cairns is a relaxed tropical city, and the information on the booking site you used for booking the tour does state the dress code is smart casual for the dinner cruise. It would be nice to have a beverage at Palm Cove however this would add at least another 30 minutes if not longer to the tour, and we do have a schedule to maintain and return our guests to their hotels in Cairns for 6.00 pm The two tours can be taken separately however some people have limited time in our city and want to see and do as much as possible in their schedule. Regards Maryanne
A 'must do' Tour
Colin_S, July 2022
Eric - our driver and guide on our City tour gave a pleasant and informative insight to Cairns and surrounds. Highly recommend the tour to enable a more productive experience whilst in Cairns.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you Colin for your review.
Nice dinner cruise
Kon_S, Apr 2022
It was a pretty good experience, the staffs was very friendly which is the most important things to me. Food was nice but more options would have been great but over all I can't complain.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your review, good news as of 1st July 2022 the Dinner cruise will return to a Buffett style menu with many choices.
Hidden gems and good food
William_V, Nov 2021
Eric was a great guide. Very informative. Plenty of stops- so many places hidden away. Shanan at the Cairns Museum was fun. Delicious afternoon tea at NOA. The dinner cruise was a lovely way to end the day.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your Cairns City Sights & Dinner Cruise tour with us. Happy that you enjoyed visiting our hidden gems of Cairns.
Absolutely Great
Wayne_U, Sept 2021
We had an excellent guided tour amd lovely relaxing dinner cruise. Our tour guide Eric was one of the best we have had! We seen some very interesting places in Cairns which we hadn’t heard or seen before! Glad we did this adventure! Absolutely Excellent 😃👍😃👍
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for your rave review, much appreciated, Eric is an amazing guide. We are very proud of our tour and combined with the dinner cruise makes for a wonderful day and evening in Cairns. Regards Maryanne
A relaxed sightseeing tour
Jian_L, Apr 2021
Small group of about 10 people with a friendly, very experience local tour guide. Good for visitors who want to quickly see around cairns without hiring a car by themselves.
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your Cairns city sights tour with us. It is a great introduction to our beautiful city, history and culture.

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