Separate yourself from the world for an hour or weeks and float off into a tropical wonderland as you cruise the Cairns region.


Cairns is home to the Coral Princess cruise line, a fleet of luxury ships dedicated to the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the top end of Queensland and beyond.


Visitors to Cairns can choose from a variety of cruises with trips lasting as long as five weeks or as short as four days.


For a day cruise visitors can experience the tropical rainforest up close and personal on the unique Daintree Rivertrain or take a trip back in time on one of the Atherton Tablelands crater lakes.


For longer Cairns cruises and Great Barrier Reef cruises visitors need to book well in advance as they only depart on scheduled trips.


Cairns cruises and those north along the Cape York coast are a particularly good option for visitors with mobility issues or small children.


Most day cruises are day-long trips and will provide lunch and transfers. Some Cairns cruises include ‘meet and greets’ of the local Cairns wildlife.


Remember to take your camera as professional shots taken by the cruise company will cost you more.


For a gentle way of discovering the exotic rainforest or pristine Great Barrier Reef, a cruise is the way to go.

Cairns cruises Directory

Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises
2856 Daintree Rd
P: 61 7 4098 7717

Cairns Habitat Cruises
Reef Fleet Terminal, Spence St
P: 61 7 4031 4007

Captain Cook Cruises
The Conservatory, Abbott St
P: 61 7 4031 4433

Chris Dahlberg's River Tours
Daintree Village
P: 61 7 4098 7997

Coral Princess Cruises
PO Box 2093
P: 61 7 4040 9999

Crocodile Express
5 Stewart St
P: 61 7 4098 6120

Daintree Rainforest Rivertrains
PO Box 1450
P: 61 7 4090 7676

Daintree River & Reef Cruise Centre
PMB 4,
P: 61 7 4098 6115

Daintree River Electric Boat Cruises
Daintree Rd
P: 61 7 4098 6103

Dan Irby's Mangrove Advertures
P: 61 7 4090 7017

Lake Barrine Cruises
Gillies Highway
P: 61 7 4095 3847

New Horizon Sail & Dive
PO Box 5957
P: + 61 7 4055 6130

Solar Whisper
P: 61 7 4098 7131

Spirit of Freedom Cruises
PO Box 1276
P: 61 7 4047 9150