A Unique Cairns Cruise


Join us in Cairns Harbour for one of our 4 daily cruises for a truly unique cruise! Select a morning tea or brunch cruise, an afternoon siesta sail, or an enchanting sunset sail.

Our captain will teach you all there is to know about our unique vessel while you relax on the deck and enjoy beautiful bay views!

A Unique, Vintage Timber Junk Boat

Experience a harbour cruise like no other on the authentic sailing junk boat ‘Shaolin’! Learn the intriguing history of this unique and rare vessel as she takes you on a journey through the Cairns Harbour, Trinity Bay and wetland waterways. Enjoy stunning views of the rainforest clad mountains and mangrove habitat while you relax on the teak deck or inside the comfortable saloon area.

Our local captain delivers informative commentary from the salon seating. Listen to our local captain deliver informative commentary on our comfortable salon seating or relax on the teak deck and soak up the tropical ambiance.

Included in your junk cruise is a complimentary beverage and Yum Cha snacks. Book your junk cruise now for an epic ocean adventure!

A 5-Star Experience

kid steering shaolin junk boat

"We had the best cruise on the Junk to celebrate my sons birthday The crew were excellent with a drink on arrival yummy snacks and lots of info about Cairns, wildlife and the history of the Shaolin. Beautiful views of Cairns from the harbour, Thanks Flynn and the crew We will be booking more of our celebrations on the Junk!"

– March 23, 2018
people on shaolin junk boat

"The crew were friendly, professional and very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. The Skipper will tell you the history of the junk and be sure you ask. It is fascinating. It has been lovingly restored to full health and is a beautiful vessel. The trip out on the water is a beautiful. Sit out on the deck, enjoy a drink and just relax and enjoy. This experience alone made my trip to Port Douglas worth it."

– March 2, 2018
people in pirate costumes on shaolin junk boat

"At the last minute, I booked the sunset cruise for me and my three adult daughters. The Shaolin is a lovely boat and lounging on the front deck under the sails is the way to go. Flynn and Matty are full of info about the geography around Port Douglas. We were blessed with a beautiful sunset and the boys extended the journey so that we could see the sun drop below the mountains."

– January 13, 2018
people on dock in front of shaolin junk boat

"After going on a sunset cruise last year we were keen to go out to the low isles. The trip surpassed our expectations. Thanks again Flynn and Don, we can't wait to go again next year. From the professional service, the beautiful junk boat and the catering on board, this incredible trip was definitely worth every cent and more. Thanks again and I hope you have an awesome 2018!"

– January 4, 2018
people on shaolin junk boat

"What a day I can’t recommend this enough , the personal service , the information , the relaxing vibe had an awesome day with the crew on a sensational boat , my teenage kids loved it as well 14 & 16 which as you know is no easy feat!!! It is a must!"

– December 28, 2017