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Cairns Cruise Ship Shore Tours

Cairns is a busy cruise ship destination with a port in Cairns city.  The Cairns Cruiseliner terminal is situated in the heart of Cairns City and next to the Cairns Marina/Reef Fleet Terminal where the Great Barrier Reef and Island tours depart from. A short 10 minute walk.

Cairns Discovery Tours is Cairns’ official local City Sightseeing tour, operating since 1995 and can tailor Cairns Cruise ship shore excursions and tours for cruise ship arrivals.

There are many Cairns Tours and shore excursions to choose from. Great Barrier Reef Tours, Scenic Helicopter flights, Hartleys Crocodile Adventures, Port Douglas, Paronella Park, Green Island and Fitzroy Island. Kuranda Day Tours, including Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail – please contact us for the options and availability.  

Click on the tours below matching your cruise ship arrival into Cairns for further information and details of the cruise ship tours. Contact us at (07) 40283567 or email bookings@cairnsdiscoverytours.comWe can tailor-make private tours to suit your individual or group needs.

Cruise Ship shore excursions for Yorkeys Knob are very limited as many operators DO NOT PICK UP from Yorkeys Knob which is situated 20 minutes north of the Cairns city. Please email us to enquire and we will advise what tours are available for your specific cruise. We can also arrange private transfer and Kuranda Tour with pick-ups from Yorkeys Knob.

Book Now Pay Later

You can make your plans while staying flexible. Book now, and pay a 20% deposit—we will charge your card seven days before your Cairns Tour. Secure your booking with ease, flexibility, and peace of mind. Cancellation 24 hours prior to departure - full refund.

We are locals, we live here, and we love it...we want you to have the best possible experience during your visit. 

Cairns Shore Tours 2024



Monday 3rd June - Carnival Splendour


Tuesday 2nd July - Wed 3rd July - Pacific Encounter
Thursday 18th July - Pacific Adventure 


Palm Cove beach
Wednesday 22nd October - Queen Elizabeth
Thursday 24th October - Celebrity Solstice YORKEYS KNOB TENDER PORT
Sunday 27th - Monday 28th October - Celebrity Edge  YORKEYS KNOB TENDER PORT

Ship arrives 8am and departs Monday 28th at 6.00pm

Sunday 27th October 2024
Kuranda Scenic Train/Skyrail from $210.00 pick up Yorkeys Knob - call to book 
Hartleys Crocodile Adventure 12.30pm - 5.30pm $99.00 pick up Yorkeys Knob
Green Island Half Day 1.00pm – 5.00pm $116.00
Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight options

Monday 28th October 2024 ship departs 6.00pm
Green Island Half Day 9.00am – 1.00pm $110.00
Hartleys Crocodile Adventure 9.00am - 2.00pm $99.00
Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight options
Ship times subject to change - please check your schedule



Crocodiles and Hartleys Boat Tour


Great Barrier Reef


Snorkellers Great Barrier Reef
Wednesday 22nd January  -Seven Seas Voyager - YORKEYS KNOB - Tender Port