Cairns Cruise Ship Tours | Explore the Great Barrier Reef | Remote Islands

An intimate Great Barrier Reef Cruise Ship Tour with all the comforts, without the crowds, awaits you!

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Discover the best of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, on a 3, 4 or 7 day cruise ship tours from Cairns and return. These bespoke small ship, all inclusive boat cruises offer spacious, comfortable accommodation with spectacular views with only a maxiumu of 44 discerning cruise ship passengers on board.  

The local Cairns cruise ship crew will attend to your every need as your boat cruises along the edges of the Great Barrier Reef along the Australian coastline to the northern tip. 

Hand picked for their local knowledge, personality and attention to detail and excellent service you, your partner and or friends will be in good hands for your bespoke small cruise ship holiday on Australia's mighty Great Barrier Reef.

The modern Australian cuisine on board your cruise ship features an abundance of local seafood and fresh tropical produce, and dining experiences that won't dissapoint.  

If you are a 'scuba diver or snorkeler there is plenty of opportunity to expore some really amazing sites amongst the pristine coral reefs where not another person will be seen. This paradise of coral gardens with literally thousands of species of marine life will be only viewable to you and your group of scuba diving buddies.  

The big benefit of booking a holiday on a small bespoke expedition style cruise ship tour from Cairns is the one-on-one attention you will recieve with the on board Marine Biologist and knowlegable guides providing hands on experiences and lectures over the days you luxuriate on the cruise ship. 

The cruise ships 'open bridge' policy will also allow you to visit the ships Captain and crew on the bridge and chat about what's in store for you or to listen to some tales of previous Great Barrier Reef cruise adventures.

Of course there is plently of time to relax and take in the sights at your own pace, soak up the tropical Queensland sun from the sun deck and spa pool, sipping that tropical cocktail but don't wait too long you need to book early as these small cruise ships book out years in advance!

Coral Princess II

Cruising The Great Barrier Reef From Cairns

Cairns Only Bespoke Small Ship Cruise Tour Company on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia 

Our Cairns Cruise ships have 4 categories of cabin accommodation on board the boat with twin and triple share available.

If you are a single cruise ship traveller there is NO single supplement (subject to availability).

Deluxe Stateroom - Only 4 cabins located on the upper B Decks you wont be dissapointed with the stunning picture window views, comfortable double or twin beds, spacious 15sqm room with ensuite bathroom and writing desk.

Upper Deck Stateroom - Also on B Deck there are nine cabins with the same comforts, 14sqm with picture windows.

Stateroom - Located mid ship on C Deck close access to the dining room and glass bottom boat platform, which is convenient for passengers wanting to avoid stairs.

Cabin - Also on C Deck perfect for the budget minded traveller, only available with twin beds.

All Cairns Cruise Ships depart from Cairns Cruise Terminal twice a week

3 DAY GREAT BARRIER REEF SHIP CRUISES - Southbound (departs Fridays)

Day 1. Today our cruise ship captain will head south from Cairns to Thetford Reef and Sudbury Cay for lunch.  After lunch opportunity to spend the afternoon on the reef, diving, snorkelling or feeding the fish from the semi submerged dive platform.  

Day 2. Cruising through the Hinchinbrook channel along side Hinchinbrook Island there are mangroves and diverse marine life; Crocodiles, Turtles, Dugongs and Dolphins. The afternoon is spent at Cairns Cruise ships own Pelorus Island for a shore excursion and a beach BBQ and free time to explore the island's remote rainforest and golden beaches.  

Day 3. The day along side the beautiful Dunk Island, time to go ashore and discover the marvelous wildlife including the 100 species of native birds and the stunning Uyssess Butterfly unique to the region. Nathan Reef provides the avid scuba divers and snorkelers more underwater adventure.

Day 4. The final day takes for a shore excursion to Fitzroy Island where there are bush walks and white sandy beaches.  The sheltered waters are perfect for snorkelling.  After lunch the cruise ship is back at Trinity Bay to dock in Cairns.

4 DAY GREAT BARRIER REEF SHIP CRUISES - Northbound (departs Mondays)

Day 1. Leaving Cairns in the afternoon the cruise ship heads north past Double Island and the tropical village of Palm Cove, with dinner being served as the tropical sunsets over the Macalister Mountain range.

Day 2.  Moored at the historic Cooktown there is free time for a shore excursion to explore the museum, beautiful Botanic Gardens and quaint vintage buildings. Cooktown takes its name from the British explorer Captain James Cook, who's ship the Endeavour struck a reef and was beached ashore at this point on the north coast.  In the afternoon the next port of call is the picturesque Lizard Island.

Day 3. This is a full day shore excursion to discover the amazing reefs surrounding Lizard Island.  The Island offers white sand beaches and sheltered waters perfect for relaxing or taking the glass bottom boat tour to view the numerous species of marine life.  Cook's Look is the Island's peak, worth a hike to the top for the photo opportunities!

Day 4. Heading in a southward direction, the cruise ship takes you to some amazing remote sites amoungst the Ribbon reefs. The Great Barrier Reef is approx 3,000km in length and made up of a series of coral cays, this World Heritage listed marine park is teeming with colourful coral and amazing fish of all colours and sizes.  The ships sundeck is also a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the tropical sun.

Day 5.  This morning the cruise ships final desination is Trinity Wharf in Cairns.

7 DAY GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISES - Northbound & Southbound Great Barrier Reef (departs Mondays & Fridays)

The 7 Day cruises are a combination of both 3 and 4 day cruise ship itineraries with a short turnaround in Cairns.  There is a discounted price offered if you book the combined 7 day cruise and the perfect way to explore the most of the Barrier Reef and tropical islands.


Coral Princess

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Aerial View Great Barrier Reef Cruise Ship moored on the Reef

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Cairns Cruise Ships | Ultimate 3,4 & 7 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruises
  • Departs From: Cairns Trinity Wharf
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    3 Nights / 4 Days

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    7 Nights / 8 Days

Our Cairns cruise ships offer the ultimate in Great Barrier Reef small bespoke cruise ship exploration cruises. Departing weekly from Cairns, choose from 3, 4 and 7 night itineraries offering the best of diving and snorkeling remote coral cays, rainforest walks, historical towns and tropical Islands. Only 44 discerning guests on board, personalised service, exploring remote regions in comfort on board an award winning small cruise ship of the world

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Cairns To Darwin 11 Night Cruise | Departing 4th April 2021
  • Departs From: Departs from Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
  • Duration:

    11 nights

Cairns to Darwin, Cape York, Arnhem Land, 11 Night expedition cruise ship tour departing Cairns 14th April 2019, exploring remote islands, snorkelling coral lagoons and meeting indigenous tribes and artists of Northern Australia. Our 2019 Cape York and Arnhem Land cruise ship expedition will be an exotic personalised bespoke journey like no other thru remote islands in northern Australia.

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Local Elcho Island Artists | Cruise & Experience Aboriginal Culture

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Darwin To Cairns 11 Night Cruise | Departing 18th June 2021
  • Departs From: Darwin
  • Duration:

    11 nights

Our 11 nights 12 days days Cape York, Arnhem Land and Great Barrier Reef cruise begins at the Top End of Darwin on Friday 4th October 2019 and ends at the Cruise Liner Terminal in Cairns. Our shore tours will include guided tours of the Coburg Peninsular on a full day of exploration, our expedition team will escort you around Thursday Island to learn about the Torres Strait Islanders, and we can view and purchase indigenous art on Elcho Island.

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