Sunset Cruise

Experience the Endeavour River at its most special time of day.

We 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 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 Cape York.

This sunset cruise can make for a wonderfully peaceful way to end the day.


We are BYO! Bring your own alcohol.

Sunset Cruises Cooktown

Locally Sourced Gourmet Cheese

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

*Cheese selection during the wet season (Jan – April) may differ.

The cheese platter was way beyond my expectations…
Sharlene D
May 2019
The cheese platter was as good as any we’ve ever had, you would have been happy with it at a good restaurant.
Teresa C
Aug 2020
Must do! There are so many reasons why you should take this cruise.
Mariann S
Jul 2020


Departs from the Cooktown Public Boat Ramp (opposite the Seaview Motel) at 5pm daily, pending minimum numbers.We look for at least 6 adult passengers for the tour to go ahead.
Please call to confirm your booking.


(Effective 1 April 2024)

*Local rates are available for people living in the 4895 postcode area.

**June – September only. Kids under 4 travel free from October – May.