About Cairns Sailing Tours

Spirit of Cairns | Dinner Cruise

Cairns Sailing Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. Boarding our sailing catamaran at the Marlin Marina, you will enjoy an evening of calm water cruising on Trinity Inlet, taking in the sights and sounds of this tropical port city and its surrounding mangroves, as they transition from day to night.


  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine, beer or soft drink on arrival
  • A 2.5 hour calm water sunset / evening cruise
  • Live Music by some of Cairns’ best local musicians
  • Delicious buffet dinner featuring authentic local produce
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel, with large outdoor decks

The Spirit of Cairns dinner cruise departs Marlin Marina at 6.30pm and returns at 9:00pm. 
Check-in and boarding is on Spirit of Cairns, moored at Marlin Marina, between 6.00pm and 6.15pm.

Saltwater Club | Tallship Sailing

Saltwater Club Tallship Sailing Cairns

The Tall Ship Derwent Hunter is operating in Cairns in July 2021. 

Morning 3 Hour Sailing Experience
Departs Cairns at 9am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Join a sailing adventure to the beautiful bays and pristine coastline of False Cape, Yarrabah and East Trinity and Learn of the maritime cultural heritage of Cape York and the Torres Strait including pearling, blackbirding, missionaries and pirates

Afternoon 3 Hour Twilight Sailing Experience
Departs Cairns at 4.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Enjoy a sumptuous selection of native bush tucker, local seafood, licensed bar and entertainment.

Sunday Morning Brunch 3 Sailing Experience
Departs Cairns at 9am on Sunday
Sit back and watch our experienced crew whilst for three hours of traditional sailing around the Cairns, Trinity Inlet and the picturesque Yarrabah coastline. 

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival and a sumptuous brunch of native foods, traditional dampers, fruits, tea and coffee and bush tucker iced-teas. You can even get to taste the famous Green Ant Marmalade on our wattle seed and coconut damper fresh out of the oven.

Ocean Free | Sail to Green Island

Ocean Free Green Island Cairns

Ocean Free is a beautiful 63ft schooner, which sails daily to tropical Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

This is the only boat operating out of Cairns to offer a personalised Sailing and island experience all in the one tour.


  • Maximum 25 passengers
  • Stunning 16 metre schooner - a truly great sailing boat
  • 4.5 hours of Reef and Island experience
  • True 'hands-on sailing' if you want to try it
  • Personalised service
  • Flexible time to enjoy Green Island

Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal at the Ocean Free counter from 7:15am for an 8:00am departure. Arrive back into Cairns approx 5pm

Reef Day Tripper | Reef Sailing Tour

Reef Day tripper Cairns | Great Barrier Reef Sailing

Avoid the crowds and set sail to the picturesque Upolu Reef on-board Reef Daytripper for a relaxing yet fun filled sailing trip.  Reef Daytripper is a small sailing catamaran with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere offering sailing, snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.


  • 2 different Reef destinations
  • An enchanting Catamaran with plenty of room
  • Professional, friendly and personalised service
  • Small passenger numbers - maximum 20 guests
  • Hands-on sailing or complete relaxation
  • Relax on the Bownets

Reef Day Tripper is located at 'D' Finger, Marlin Marina (Near Reef Fleet Terminal)
Boarding is at 07:30am for an 07:45am departure
Returns between 4:30pm & 4:45pm
Please advise if you have a flight departing that evening

Passions Of Paradise| Great Barrier Reef Sailing

Passions Of Paradise| Great Barrier Reef Sailing

Passions of Paradise visits two unique outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef.  Snorkel, dive, sunbathe, or chill out on the boat.  The sleek, modern catamaran will ensure you travel in style and comfort without the large crowds. 


  • Morning tea including freshly brewed coffee and muffins
  • Buffet lunch
  • 2 Outer Reef locations
  • Snorkeling Gear & Instruction
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • 10 minute FREE scuba diving demonstration 
  • Cheese platter for afternoon tea

Check-in Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns at 7:30am for an 8am departure.
The Reef Fleet Terminal is located at 1 Spence St.
The trip returns into Cairns at 5pm.

Cairns Sailing Tours

Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns QLD Australia 4870

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