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Jan 09

Cairns Sunset Cruise & Dinner

Posted on January 9, 2010 by

For those looking for a relaxing way to wind down after a day out snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest, the Sunset Cruise along the Trinity Inlet is wonderful.


Our evening started with a 5:15pm check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns.  We had a few minutes to check out some of the gorgeous boats that call the Cairns Marlin Marina home before being welcomed aboard the cozy boat with a chilled glass of Australian sparkling wine.  We immediately headed for the upper back deck where there was more than enough space to sit comfortably while sipping on our bubbles in the fresh air.  The boat began heading north out of the marina so we could take photos of the beautiful Cairns harbour at dusk.  It just so happened that there were a few luxury yachts that were in port and we were lucky to get close enough to them to get some great pics!


The skipper then turned the boat around and began heading inland down the Trinity Inlet where we were able to view the mountains in all their glory.  The contrasts between the fading skies, the mystery of the range and the calmness of the water was just gorgeous.  While we navigated the river, our captain gave us a little bit of history on Cairns, including hearing about the sugar cane factories and some of the unique residences along the banks of the Inlet all the time keeping an eye out for Saltwater Crocodiles and other local creatures that inhabit these waters. After taking it all in we were turning around and heading back to the marina where we had a reservation at one of the nicest restaurants along the waterfront – Dundee’s!


We arrived back in port at our 7:00pm arrival time and were fare welled by the friendly crew.  After walking the short distance over to Dundee’s we were shown to a lovely table for two right out front of the restaurant.  Dinner was a three course set menu from which we were able to choose one of three entrées, mains, and dessert.  There was a wide variety of options, including vegetarian choices.  The portions were quite generous and we had trouble making it through dessert.  While enjoying our meal we took in the sights and sounds of the marina all lit up at night.  It was a perfect backdrop on a really lovely evening.


The sunset cruise combined with a delicious dinner at Dundee’s is a great way to experience Cairns by night.  The overall relaxed vibe of the evening will leave you feeling chilled out and content – just as a holiday should.


Thank you Cairns sunset Cruises for a great evening sampling your tour


For more information about this tour please visit The Tour Specialists 


By: Andrea Teed, TTS Tour Consultant

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