Daintree River Cruise

Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level moderate
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4.812 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Experience Nature
Spot Wildlife!
Located at a private boutique location
Nature walk to private jetty in a Conservation Park
1 hour Daintree River cruise
Experienced Local Guides

What you can expect

Witness the wonders of the spectacular Daintree Rainforest from its very heart with a Daintree Rainforest cruise! Over the course of an hour, gently cruise along the Daintree River on an informative wildlife focused experience that will highlight all the various animal and plant life of this fragile and beautiful tropical ecosystem. Keep an eye out for rare birds, have your camera ready for seeing crocodiles in their native habitat and much, much more. The Daintree River has one of the most diverse species of mangroves in the World and the mangrove ecosystem in which we operate is an essential ecosystem to the flora and fauna that inhabit it. With refreshments, snacks and beverages included, you'll have everything you need for a serene, educational and beautiful cruise on the Daintree River - so book online today.


What you need to know

  • __Tour Inclusions (excludes infants/toddlers – inclusions can be purchased for infants/toddlers from reception)__ __Meal choices are subject to change at anytime__
  • 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm departures – Daintree tea or coffee or slushy
  • 12pm departure – Enjoy lunch and a cold non-alcoholic beverage at no extra charge after your tour! Lunch options include a beef sausage roll or a spinach and ricotta roll
  • 1 hour Daintree River Cruise
  • 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm & 2:30pm departures - Daintree tea or freshly brewed coffee or a cold slushy
  • 12pm departure – Enjoy lunch and a cold non-alcoholic beverage at no extra charge after your tour! Lunch options include a beef sausage roll or a spinach and ricotta roll
  • Hotel transfers. You will need to make your own way to the cruise departure point, approximately a 45 minute drive from Port Douglas or 90 minutes from Cairns
  • Experienced Local Guides
  • Located at a private boutique location, away from the touristy crowds
  • Nature walk to private jetty in a Conservation Park
  • Small personalised groups, make for a more memorable experience
  • Experience Nature
  • 9.30am
  • 11am
  • 12pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm
  • Please check in 30 minutes before the tour departure time
  • Cruise departs from the suppliers private jetty located at 2856 Mossman Daintree Road, Lower Daintree, 4873, QLD
Departure Location
  • We depart from our private jetty located at 2856 Mossman Daintree Road, Lower Daintree, 4873, QLD
What To Bring
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Nonslip shoes (no heels)
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Our boats are covered but we still do recommend to bring a Hat, Sunscreen and sunnies
  • Sling/Capsule for infants – Prams are not allowed on the boats
Additional Information
  • Please note a minimum of 4 adults is required for the river cruise to go ahead. If the minimum requirement is not met, you may need to reschedule the river cruise
  • Trading Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm (March to January)
  • Sunday 9am to 1pm (March to January)
  • We are closed the whole of February, Christmas day and reduced hours on public holidays.
  • Wildlife Disclaimer: Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises is conducted in the wild and crocodile sightings CANNOT be guaranteed. However, we have been operating since 1987, and in the well over 40 000 tours conducted, our crocodile success rate has been 98% particularly in the cooler months (June to September). If you do not see a crocodile, we are happy to give you a complimentary return ticket.
Cancellation Policy
  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation. Cancellation/refund requests must be made to us in writing via email (not by phone) info@daintreerivercruises.com.au Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please present the voucher on the day of cruise
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

4.812 reviews

Excellent tour. We were able to see several crocodiles.

Our tour guide was excellent and had a very keen eye to be able to spot not just the crocs but other wildlife too, especially the tree python and the tree snake! A bonus was seeing the ferry cross the Daintree. It was a very enjoyable trip on a larger more comfortable boat than I’d expected.

Paul Bartlett 3 months ago

Really great experience, great family-run business :)

The river cruise was really good, we got to see both crocodiles and some snakes which was great. All of the staff there are really nice and friendly (and there was a dog to say hello to which was a nice bonus), overall really worth it, especially for the price :)

Angel Whelan 6 months ago

Great family business! Keep it up! Very entertaining and a well thought learning experience.

The waiting area and shop are very nice, with complimentary coffee and a nice chat to the owners. There are very friendly chickens roaming around. The cruise is fantastic, very educational and packed with science facts, and lots of stories about the river!

Federico Povellato 10 months ago

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