5 Best Cruises from Cairns You Must have in Your Bucket List

Cairns is full of astounding natural beauty from luxuriant rainforests, stunning beaches and islands, it has everything to convert your holiday blissful and enchanting.

Other than hiking, island hopping, and adventurous water sports, Cairns also offers luxurious cruises to offer the best of thrilling experiences. 

Here are the 5 most popular cruises starting from Cairns to explore the most stunning aspects of this city.

1. Sunset Cruise

Sunset-Cruise
Sunset-Cruise

If you are planning to visit Cairns in your next vacation, this cruise must be on your bucket list. You would love to enjoy a photogenic sunset while sailing through the emerald Pacific. Take a sunset cruise starting from Cairns Harbour that will take you through the varied landscape of rainforests, lush green mountains and mangroves vegetation. You would see the best sunset over the Pacific Ocean and collect the most unforgettable memories of a lifetime. The average cost starts at $ 59/head.

2. Great Barrier Reef

Great-Barrier-Reef
Great-Barrier-Reef

Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular cruises from Cairns which you cannot miss to sail. It is a 6-8-hour long catamaran cruise that will take you to stunning destinations like Dunk Island, Lizard Island, Cooktown, and Pelorus Island where you will experience the spectacular beauty of the coral reefs and verdant rainforests. Costing an average of $114/head, you can also enjoy deep-sea diving and snorkeling at two spots i.e. Upolu Cay and Upolu Reef.

3. Willis Island

Willis-Island
Willis-Island

Willis Island is the only permanent island among the Coral Sea Island situated beyond the Great Barrier Reef. Cruising there from Cairns is the most amazing activity that you’d not like to miss. It is a part of a 7-8 days long cruise from Cairns departing for Sydney. You can enjoy here bird watching, stroll around and spot plenty of fishes and turtles for an average cost of $ 999/head.

4. Green Island

Green-Island
Green-Island

This is a small emerald island located close to the mainland of Cairns and plenty of lush green rainforests justifies its beauty. Embellished with sparkling white sand beaches, Green Island is an amazing paradise and you must visit this island on a day cruise. The air-conditioned catamaran cruises start from Reef Terminal in Cairns and reach Green Island in an hour. The amazing view of Green Island while cruising is a great delightful treat to the eyes. Spend a day exploring the island and enjoying the breath-taking beauty of the island as you will get plenty of things to indulge in. Enjoy snorkeling, canoeing, glass-bottom boat rides, and helmet diving which all are a part of the cruise facility. All these just $98 per head.

5. Thursday Island

Thursday-Island
Thursday-Island

Thursday Island cruise that starts from Cairns is a 6-day voyage, popular among locals and tourists. Take a cruise to this emerald breath-taking island, Trinity Bay and Bamaga and the beauty of the sea, beautiful coastline and reefs will leave you awestruck. It is a 60-meter-long vessel that will take you from Cairns to Thursday Island with an accommodation capacity of up to 38 passengers and starts once every week from the Reef Terminal for a cost of $ 1087/head.

Synopsis

These are the most popular and stunning cruises that Cairns has to offer when you plan to visit Australia.

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