The Choo Choo crew is at your service to ensure that your time with us is a truly memorable experience of the finest Port Douglas has to offer-from cruising the waterway, to exploring our town and enjoying its fabulous local food & genuine hospitality.


We are delighted to announce a new attraction for Port Douglas.  Visitors and locals alike will love Choo Choo Explorer's  new 3-in-1 cruise and sunset cruise. The 3-in-1 tour includes a trip on the Ballyhooley Steam Railway and lunch at Choo Choos. Our new eco friendly vessel will take you up into the narrow reaches of the mangroves, deliver you to Choo Choos for lunch, while your return journey is a gentle adventure on the Bally Hooley. 

This month the 3-in-1 tour is available from October 7-13th, and from October 21-28th.

In November, the tides mean we will be operating the trip from the 6-11th, and from 19th-28th.

The sunset cruise is operating 7 days.

Tickets for these tours are available at the Bally Hooley ticket office at the Marina, or from your preferred agent.

The 3-in-1 package

choose #1 Train–Dine-Cruise

  • Depart from The Marina Station on board the Bally Hooley train at 11:05 am
  • Arrive at Choo Choos at St Crispins at 11:25am for lunch
  • Passengers  transfer from St Crispins Station at 12:55pm to St Crispins Pontoon to board Choo Choo Explorer. 
  • Arrive back at The Reef Marina at 1:45pm

or   #2 Cruise–Dine-Train

  • Depart from The Reef Marina onboard Choo Choo Explorer at 12:30pm.  Please arrive 15 minutes earlier at the Bally Hooley Ticket Office where you will be directed to the Explorer Berth.
  • Arrive at Choo Choos at St Crispins at 13:05pm for lunch.  Train staff will assist all guests from the pontoon and deliver to Choo Choos for lunch. 
  • Depart on the Bally Hooley train at 14:35pm, arriving at The Marina Station at 14:55pm.


  • $70 Adult
  • $35 Child (4-12years)
  • Infants will ride free but will purchase own food.

Your tour includes a complimentary beverage aboard Choo Choo Explorer, and the choice of any main meal from the Choo Choos at St Crispins menu.

Choo Choo Sunset Cruise


A sunset cruise is a relaxing way to enjoy our tropical Port Douglas evenings on the waterfront.   Our friendly crew will greet you onboard with a welcome drink and canapés.  Enjoy the special beauty of panoramic sunset views along the waterways, mangroves and mountains. This cruise takes passengers exploring well into the narrow waterways to the head of the Dickson Inlet, out to cruising by then out past the Super Yacht Marina and the picturesque Sugar Wharf.  

Your skipper will select the best locations on the day to ensure your cruise is the most enjoyable journey.

On return, Choo Choos @ the  Marina  welcomes you to enjoy their sunset specials. Present the voucher included with your tour for a complimentary beverage.

Choo Choo Explorer Cruise Price

  • $50 Adult
  • $25 Child (4-12 years old)
  • Infants ride free

Choo Choo Explorer Sunset Timetable

  • Departs 16:30 pm.  Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your departure.  Vessel departs from the main finger of The Reef Marina adjacent to MV Monsoon.
  • Cruise returns 18:00 pm.

BYO Alcohol

  • Glasses, ice and complimentary soft drinks are provided. 

Book a trip on Choo Choo Explorer

  • with your preferred local agent or tour desk
  • by popping in to the tour desk at the Bally Hooley ticket office
  • call 0403 068 505
  • complete the email form below