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Airlie Beach Sunset Cruise on Sundowner

Unwind in the ambiance of a Whitsunday sunset, as you see in the evening from dusk to dark. Watch the lights of Airlie Beach while enjoying your favourite tipple from our fully licensed bar. Sundowner Cruises offers a relaxing social atmosphere for connecting with new friends and sharing experiences. 

Sundowner is a fully covered, purpose built catamaran designed for socialising – a floating bar. Unlike a yacht, we have a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move, and high heels are welcome.

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From dusk to dark

Sunset Cruising

A glass of sparkling or soft drink is included in your sunset cruise ticket price, and the bar is open throughout the cruise for you to purchase further drinks. Cash or card welcome. Sorry, no BYO.

Sundowner departs from Coral Sea Marina, North Village, which is only a short walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. Coral Sea Marina is a vibrant award winning marina which includes the Garden Bar & Bistro with uninterrupted views across the marina and Sorrento’s Restaurant & Bar located alongside the boardwalk in the North Village.

We circumnavigate Pioneer Bay and as we have very little draft we are able are able to get up close and personal to the many points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline, and enjoy a bit of turtle spotting in Turtle Bay. After the sun sets, enjoy the lights of Airlie Beach at night, while we slowly make our way back to port.

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday islands provide the perfect backdrop for our sunset cruises. Sundowner is also available in the afternoon for private charters for birthdays, corporate groups, weddings, hens and bucks parties, or any celebration.

Important Information

Schedule and Pricing

Sunset Cruises Tuesday to Sunday evening.

  • 5.00pm – 7.15pm   1 January – 28 February
  • 4.45pm – 7.00pm   1 – 31 March
  • 4.15pm – 6.30pm   1 April – 31 October
  • 4.45pm – 7.00pm  1 November – 31 December

Sunset Cruise Prices

  • $69.00 per adult and includes a glass of sparkling for the adults and nibbles.
  • $49.00 per child: Age 3 to 17 and includes a glass of soft drink/juice.
  • Children 2 and under travel free, but MUST hold an infants ticket as they must be on our manifest and count towards our total passenger limit.

Our nibbles consist of a simple antipasto platter and dip, which are shared with all guests. Some nibbles are available to purchase on board.

Some items contain dairy or gluten. You are welcome to bring your own small nibbles along if you wish. We do recommend bringing something for kids to keep them happy during the 2 hour cruise.

We recommend you make a reservation for dinner after the cruise. We arrive back to port promptly at the advertised seasonal finish time.

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

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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

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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

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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

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