sunset cruise - Details

Approximately 2 hrs

Experience the Endeavour River at its most special time of day. We will explore the harbour in the long afternoon light and then head upstream to watch the sunset over the distant ranges. While navigating the maze way of smaller creeks we will serve a complimentary gourmet cheese platter to accompany your drink of choice. After dark, spotlights add a whole new perspective to the impenetrable walls of mangrove that line the river.  Listen to some stories about Captain Cook’s infamous passage along the Cape, about devastating cyclones, about the glory days of pearling luggers and about the new Cooktown, gateway to the frontier. This sunset cruise can make for a wonderfully peaceful way to end the day. 


  • Gourmet cheese platter (selection of cheeses* & salami, dried fruit, wafer crackers, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and pickled onions)
  • Iced water
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Emergency rain coat (as required)

*Riverbend Tours uses locally sourced gourmet cheese selection from Gallo Dairyland. 


Departs Cooktown Boat Ramp at 5pm daily with a minimum of 4 adult passengers. Please call to confirm your booking.


  • Adults $49.00*
  • Children (7 - 14) $27.00
  • Families (2 adults + 2 children) $139.00

*Call us to inquire about locals and group rates. 



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