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Sundowner Cruises

Sundowner Cruises FAQ's

Can I bring my own drinks?

No. As we are a fully licensed venue, we do not allow BYO ‘bring your own’. You will see on our beverage menu pages our drinks are reasonably priced, so we do hope you come on board and enjoy.
Bar Menu

Cash or Card

We love cash, but we do take both. You can pay for your drinks on Sundowner, or any balance owing for your tickets, with either cash or card. Please note a small surcharge applies to all card transactions.

Can you help with catering?

For private charters, we are happy for you to bring your own food or be catered for by your preferred caterer.Please see our Groups & Private Charters page for our recommendations on local caterers.Please note we do not have facilities on board for cooking or storing food in fridges. Chilled or hot food can be stored in thermal containers provided by the caterer.
Catering Sugestions

Can I wear high heels?

Yes! Sundowner is a flat platform with no ropes or pulleys to trip over, so no need for flats if you’re a heels kind of girl.

How do I get there?

Sundowner departs from Meeting Point B at the North Village, Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach, 4802. It is only a short stroll along a scenic boardwalk from the main street of Airlie Beach.On foot: There is a pathway and boardwalk beside the Coral Sea Resort Hotel which will take you directly to the North Village, Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach.Driving: There is plenty of paid parking available Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach, 4802.Taxi: Please ask the driver to stop at the roundabout at the North Village adjacent to Le Kiosk Cafe, near Sorrento’s. NOT the South Village.
Location Map

Where do we meet you?

Meeting Point B, North Village, Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach, 4802.We meet under the umbrellas, at ‘Meeting Point B’, adjacent to the roundabout, opposite the Kiosk Cafe. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

How many guests does Sundowner take?

Sundowner Cruises can cater for up to 48 guests, including adults, children and babies.

Is there a toilet on the boat?

Yes, we have one toilet on Sundowner. It is a marine toilet and a little more sensitive than your standard household toilet.

What nibbles are serverd?

Nibbles consist of a shared platter of antipasto, dips and crackers. Nibbles are complimentary and not offered as a meal. Typical inclusions are: Ritz crackers, dairy-based french onion dip, gluten free pork kabana, carrot and celery sticks, olives and sun-dried tomatoes. These are served as a single platter, which is shared amongst all guests.A Cruise and dine package is available with nearby Sorrento’s Restaurant. If you wish to dine out after the sunset cruise, we highly recommend making a reservation (for 15 minutes after the cruise finish time) to ensure you can get a table.
Cruise and Dine Package

Can I smoke / vape onboard?

Sundowner is a non-smoking vessel, this includes vapes. Private charter bookings may request that smoking be allowed, in which case a specific smoking area will be allocated at the front of the vessel, away from the engines and fuel at the back of the boat.

How accessible is Sundowner?

Sundowner is moderately accessible, with assistance, as there is no boarding ramp, and a step up is required. There is room on board for a limited number of prams or wheelchairs. The bathroom is not an accessible bathroom. If you do have access requirements, please let us know prior to booking, so we can work out how to look after you best.

Do you cater for children?

Yes, you are welcome to bring children on board. There is some space for a couple of prams. Please mention to staff on booking if you would like to bring a pram aboard. You may wish to bring snacks, an iPad, or other small activity to keep younger children happy during the two hour cruise.Infants aged 0-2 travel free, but must still be booked as with an infant ticket, as they do count towards our total head count of 48 guests on board.We do not have a change table on board.Infants do not need to wear a life jacket on Sundowner, and we do not carry infant sized jackets for general use. If you are concerned, please discuss with our team prior to arrival.

Can I purchase a gift voucher?

Yes you can buy a gift voucher for our sunset cruise or our Cruise and Dine package right here on our website. Go to the ‘Book Now’ link, select your cruise option, enter the number of guests, then instead of choosing a date, scroll down and click on the ‘BUY GIFT CARD’ button. Gift vouchers are valid for 365 from date of purchase. Seasonal discounts can not be applied to gift vouchers.
Purchase Gift Voucher

What Our Guests Say

We did the cruise and dine sunset package and cannot recommend enough! The cruise was amazing, with lovely staff and drinks, nibblies and music which created a relaxing yet fun experience. Definitely great value for money and will be doing it again next time we are here!

Jacqui Holst


If I could recommend any sunset cruise it’ll be you guys!! Perfect timing not too long and not too short, amazing vibe and atmosphere, 21st birthday made it way more exciting especially for the young at heart, the mixture of age groups was sensational, onboard entertainment superb and the service was top notch! Friendly vibe loved it!

Nathan Jay


Im a local of Airlie Beach. I’ve been on this trip 3 times in the last 4 years or so when family come to stay. We have never been disappointed. The crew are fantastic and it’s a peaceful way to watch the sunset with friends and family. It’s great to see the town from a different perspective. We will go again!

Bryony Venter


Such an amazing experience on the Airlie beach at sunset. The crew were amazing. Thanks for the great vibe you created on the cruise. Thanks to the captain for letting my wife steer for a while. Great music and lights. Free bubbles, yay, and snacks. The view was amazing and so romantic.

Basanta Shrestha