The famous Trinity Bay

6 days from AU$1,590pp Round trip on-suite cabin

Freighter cruise to Thursday Island on Trinity Bay

Sail to Thursday Island from Cairns onboard the "Trinity Bay". The MV "Trinity Bay" is an 80 metre passenger carrying cargo vessel that has accommodation for up to 38 passengers and operates a weekly all year service between Cairns and Thursday Island. The vessel departs Cairns and travels through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to Thursday Island, Bamaga and back to Cairns A round trip takes 6 days and this will include time in port at Thursday Island and again at Bamaga before returning to Cairns. Alternatively take a 4 wheel drive camping tour one way.

Note: This is one of our most popular cruises. Please try to book at least 6 months in advance to avoid disappointment. There are only 5 cabins with shower and toilet.

Freighter cruise to Thursday Island on Trinity Bay 

5 night / 6 days roundtrip from Cairns to Thursday Island.
One way voyages can also be booked. 

Cairns (Tuesdays)
Bamaga (Fridays)
Cairns (Sundays)
Dry dock is usually done in December - check for dates.


Rates vary according to the season from AU$1,590.

Low season: December, January, February

Shoulder: November,  March and April.

High season: May 1 to October 31. 

Price is per person based on twin share cabin with shower and toilet. Includes all meals.  

EnquireTo Book or Enquire

Call: 02 8270 4899

Book early.  (ie. 6 months early or ask us to put your name on the waiting list for closer dates!)

All cabins are 3 to 4 berth with wash basin - only 5 have private facilities (only 2 with windows) so get in early! 

Day tours are booked from the ship and paid for onboard.  All meals are buffet style and coffee and tea is available at all times. The ship also has a licensed bar.

Ports of Call

Cairns, Australia
Thursday Island, Australia
Horn Island, Australia
Bamaga, Australia

Trinity Bay PLUS 4 wheel drive camping tour

Sail one way from Cairns to Bamaga and join a camping tour and return to Cairns by 4WD OR vice versa.  Book early as these tours are very popular with overseas visitors. 
Duration from 10 / 12 or 14 days.

Tours can also be done with motel accommodation instead of staying at camp sites.   Ask for prices.

Join a small group of 15 persons and really see the Cape York Peninsula and outback Northern Queensland. Tours operate between May and October each year. Book early as the tours book out.  Deposit is $500.00 per person non-refundable with balance payment due 45 days prior to departure. Advise is to take out travel insurance. We can organise this for you.

Prices start from  $4,175.00 per person for the 12 day itinerary and includes 4 days at sea and 6 days camping / hotel /4wd touring back to Cairns.  Rate includes meals and touring.

Prices do not include airfare or taxes so please enquire with Freighter Cruises for flights.
In additional 1% - 3% Credit Card Service Fee will be applied to the dollar amount paid by credit. A 30% deposit is required and balance payment is due 45 days prior to sailing.
Prices may fluctuate due to changes in charges and taxes.
Seasonal surcharges and conditions apply.
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended.
Prices are subject to change and withdrawal without notice.