Authentic Indigenous Tours Deadly After Dark Sunset Cruise | Cairns Far North Queensland

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Option Prices

Adult (17+ yrs)
Child (5-16 yrs)
Family Package (2A+2C)

Tour Information

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  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Depart: 5.30pm (Check-in 15 minutes prior)
  • Return: 7.30pm

Sunset Cruise & Canapes Highlights

  • Enjoy a sunset cruise through wetlands and mangrove forests of East Trinity Reserve
  • Discover an Indigenous Protected Area where ancient knowledge meets conservation programs
  • Participate in an indigenous Welcoming to Country and Smoke Cleansing Ceremony
  • Learn from Mandingalbay Yidinji rangers as they teach about ancient language and practices
  • Declicious canapes and cold beverages will be served throughout the evening

Enjoy a Sunset Cruise like no other.

As the sun begins to get low over the Great Dividing Range to the west of Cairns, met your Mandingalbay Yidjinji guide and push off from Cairns Marina in our new, covered River Cruise vessel, bound for wetlands and mangrove forests of East Trinity Reserve. Discover an Indigenous Protected Area where ancient knowledge meets latest science to deliver world-first conservation programs.

Cruise along an avenue of ancient mangrove forests.

Upon arrival at the Stingray Shelter, enjoy the ancient Mandingalbay custom of a Welcoming to Country. This can be with the use of fire where guests are “smoked” using leavers from the paperbark tree. This ceremony is conducted by initiated male elders only.

The welcome can also be with the use of “mugra” a traditional ochre paint found on Country to make a symbol of welcome on the face. Women paint women and men paint men.

Listen to our Mandingalbay Yidinji guides speak of ancient language, practices and traditional implements that are still made and used.

Light Canapes and cold non alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the evening by our team.

After the event, cruise quietly through the beautiful mangrove lined waterways back into Cairns Harbour, revealing the beauty of the city lights from the water.

Nothing compares to this unique night time cultural experience.

Please Note: If a Mandingalbay elder male is not available to conduct the smoking ceremony our guides will provide an acknowledgement of Country with women and men offering traditional face painting as a sign of welcome and connection.

Tour Inclusions

  • Return River Cruise from Cairns Marina to East Trinity
  • Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony
    • Please Note: If a Mandingalbay elder male is not available to conduct the smoking ceremony our guides will provide an acknowledgement of Country with women and men offering traditional face painting as a sign of welcome and connection.
  • Cultural Presentation in the Stingray Shelter
  • Non- Alcoholic Drinks and Light Canapes

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Private Expense
  • Meals and Beverage



  • 5.15pm at the Mooz Gelato and Juice Bar – Marina Point, 5/2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns. Look for our A-Frame sign out front of the cafe. Our guides will meet you there, and walk you down to our river cruise vessel.

Departure point

  • Currently departing from Finger Wharf C at the Cairns Marlin Marina


  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • Children's ticket prices are applicable for ages 4-16.
  • Passengers under the age of 18 years old, must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
  • Service animals allowed


  • Sturdy, covered flat footwear, insect repellent or light long sleeve shirt, pants, warm clothes/jacket if traveling between May and September


  • Camera and any prescribed medications – all food, drinks are provided.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 24hours. No refund if cancel within 24hours.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.
If your order only pays the deposit of a product: a, if the product has available seats on the departure date and price and contents are the same as the order you placed, the booking would be confirmed by us without additional notification to you, and the deposit is not refundable. b, if the product has no available seats or price or contents are not the same, we might provide alternative options. If you do not agree with the options, the deposit is refundable.

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