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Feb 02

It’s new and it’s Awesome – Three New Boat Cruises From Cairns Queensland Australia

Posted on February 2, 2015 by


1 Hour Cairns Wetlands and Wildlife Tours



The minute you set your eyes on her you know why she is called Awesome!

With racing colours of red and white and 4 x 300 horse power 4 stroke engines capable of speeds of up to 100 kilometres an hour It’s Awesome! You just need to take a cruise on her!

Designed for a thrill ride but oh so smooth and comfortable as she calmly meanders thru the Trinity Inlet at a more moderate speed.

Sit back and relax while being part of an educational and adventurous ‘’smooth water’’ cruise. The inlet that you will travel through serves as a Port for the local area and behind it stands the city of Cairns complemented with a rainforest backdrop and some spectacular mountain views.

The 1 hour journey travels along twenty kilometres of mangrove wetlands which is home to the largest of all living reptiles – the saltwater crocodile so make sure you bring your camera and be ready to get some great close up shots of these ferocious reptiles in the wild in Cairns city.

Along the inlet live some of the rarest birds in Australia making the one hour tour absolutely ideal for bird watching enthusiasts.  To name a few, The ‘Great Billed Heron’ known to be the third rarest bird in Australia, the ‘Osprey’ commonly found soaring over the water in search of prey and the White-bellied Sea-Eagle, are all commonly sighted whilst on this boat tour.

The Cairns harbour and its surrounds are rich in pioneering history and it is out here that you will see time worn shipwrecks and sunken barges, and learn all about their stories from days gone by.

That’s Awesome is a Naiad designed speed boat that seats 36 guests comfortably. The vessel reaches speeds of 100 kilometres per hour, therefore a bit of haste will be reached around the back of Admiralty Island away from other vessels for a little bit of fun. This new day tour is suitable for absolutely all ages and is also ideal for all weather conditions.

1 Hour Cruise Departure Times:

Morning tour at 10:30am

Afternoon tour at 2:30pm

Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina Berth B1.


New To Cairns  1 ½ Hour Sunset & City Lights Cruise on Trinity Inlet – It’s Awesome


Sunset Cruise

One way to complete your day in paradise or get your evening started is by hopping on board a relaxing Sunset and City lights cruise. “That’s Awesome” travels along the Cairns Trinity Inlet providing you with a romantic setting showcasing a brilliantly coloured sunset and skyline, a pretty cityscape and a magnificent mountain backdrop. Sit back or wander around the roomy boat and unwind whilst enjoying a complimentary beer, glass of wine or bubbly and some pre dinner nibbles, otherwise please feel free to BYO.

Soak up the peaceful atmosphere on the one and a half hour sunset cruise, all the while observing the colourful city lights and the pretty tropical scenery. Once the cruise has docked you can then go off to your favourite restaurant or wine bar for your evening to continue late into the night. If this is your first holiday to Cairns ask the crew for some advice on their go to places for a nice meal and some entertainment.

Sunset Cruise Departure Times:

Tuesday and Fridays only 5.30pm to 7pm,

Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina Berth 1.


Awesome Is Now Available For Private Group Charters


That's Awesome Boat 1


Take a private half day group charter to Green Island or Fitzroy Island. Alternatively, venture to both islands in one full day. Visit Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef on your own schedule, this means no queues, no crowds and best of all you have the vessel for your group only. ‘That’s Awesome’ will provide all snorkelling equipment, 3 crew members, snacks and soft drinks for your private group to enjoy and you can also pre-book any optional extra on island or in water activities such as glass bottom boat, semi-submersible submarine tours and more to make the day more exciting and memorable.


Tour 1: Visit Green Island


Take a private high speed 30 minute cruise across the Great Barrier Reef to a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay, also known as Green Island. With your own private mooring, it is here that you will have 2 full hours to explore the island and participate in a number of land based and water based activities. There are cafes, a bar and a restaurant that serve a variety of foods from light refreshments to hot and cold buffets.

At Green Island Your Private Charter Group Can Choose From These Optional Extra Tours:

  • Beach Activities

Kayak around the island, play a game of beach volley ball or simply relax with a cold drink on your personal sun lounge with an umbrella on the beach.

Visit Marineland Melanesia home to the largest of all living captive reptiles – ‘Cassius’ the Salt Water Crocodile. Hold a baby croc and see the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef through aquariums.

Treat yourself to an exhilarating bird’s eye view of the ancient coral cay and the Great Barrier Reef. Helicopter rides are one of the best ways to see the magnificent reef systems and their marine life.

Experience the reef and stay dry by participating in a glass bottom boat tour. This is a great way to learn about the reef through the fantastic commentary that is provided on board, all whilst observing the marine life up close.

The Seawalker is an incredible underwater walking experience that will have you walking along the ocean floor around Green Island. This is a fantastic option for non-swimmers and your hair will stay dry.

  • Boat Snorkel Trip

Travel a short distance to one of the best snorkelling sites at Green Island. A safety officer will be on hand to supervise, while you explore the colourful marine life and coral gardens.


Tour 2: Visit Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island Map

If you would prefer take a 30 minute cruise to the pretty Fitzroy Island and its white sandy beaches. The vessel will dock at its own private mooring. You will then have 2 hours on the tropical island to enjoy all it has to offer. There is also casual restaurant with bistro style food that can be purchased on the island.

Fitzroy Island offers the following Optional Extra activities:

  • Bush Walking

Fitzroy offers a number of bushwalking tracks throughout the island, including the light house and summit walks that provide extensive views of the Great Barrier Reef. Alternatively, take a walk to some of Far North Queensland’s iconic beaches, including Secret Garden and Nudey Beach.

The glass bottom boat is a brilliant way for the group to see the coral and marine life while keeping dry. With fantastic commentary you will be an expert on the Great Barrier Reef in no time.

Explore the island in a single or double kayak with glass portal viewing or adventure out on a stand up paddle board. Alternatively relax, unwind and soak up the sun on the beach.


Tour 3: Visit both Green and Fitzroy Island in one day

That's Awesome Boat 3

If you want to really impress your private charter guests then you should combine a Green Island and Fitzroy island private charter all in one day. This tour allows 2.5 hours on each island and you have the flexibility to choose the times you and your group visit the islands.


This tour is a private charter that provides the flexibility of choosing your own timings, in order to suit your group’s schedule.

One island: Suggested tour package is a 3 hour tour, providing 2 full hours on either one of the islands.

Two Islands: Suggested tour package is 6.5 hour tour, providing 2.5 hours on each island.

Its Awesome is a great new tour boat that offers visitors to Cairns an educational and adrenaline pumping tour with some unique private charter boat options for conference and incentive groups.

To discuss your next Awesome Cairns Cruise ring us on 1300 761 612 or find us here.


Author: Christina James – The Tour Specialists


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