Ultimate Wildlife Experience Cruise

Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
Wheelchair friendly
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4.52 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Learn about the incredible mangrove ecosystem
Immerse yourself in the worlds oldest living rainforest
Chance to see the Estuarine Crocodile in their natural habitat
World-renowned wildlife experience cruise
Each cruise provides a unique experience
Local guides share knowledge about the native wildlife

What you can expect

Experience the world’s oldest rainforest on this 60 minute Daintree River Cruise taking you deep into the natural habitat of Estuarine Crocodiles. Gliding along the calm river, local guides will share the secrets of this unique tropical ecosystem. Keep your eyes firmly peeled on the horizon and you may just spot some crocodiles on the river banks warming up in the sun or popping up to the surface to take a breath. While crocodile sightings are never guaranteed, the 60 minute Daintree River Cruise is a wonderful way to experience the ancient rainforest, flocks of birds and schools of fish. Daintree River Cruises are available at 9.30am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm and a complimentary morning tea or afternoon tea are included in each ticket.


What you need to know

  • A fully guided wildlife spotting cruise
  • Complimentary morning or afternoon tea
  • Use of all amenities at the centre
  • Transfers
  • Immerse yourself deep in the ancient rainforest
  • Glide along the Daintree River with a local guide to learn more about this unique tropical ecosystem
  • Chance to see native wildlife such as the Estuarine Crocodile in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy complimentary morning or afternoon tea
  • Cruises operate daily 9.30am, 11:00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm
  • Departure times may change depending on bookings and weather conditions.
  • Cruises are 1 hour in duration
Departure Location
  • Daintree River Cruise Centre, 2914 Mossman - Daintree Road, Daintree QLD
  • Located 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Cairns; 45 minute drive from Port Douglas; 30 minute drive from Mossman
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts
  • You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins
What To Bring
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Camera (please share your photos on our social channels)
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Picnic lunch or snacks
Additional Information
  • Suitable for all ages. For those with infants we recommend bringing a car seat or small pram if you do not wish to hold your little one throughout the cruise
  • Wheelchair accessible. The cruise centre is wheelchair accessible. If you or your travel partner require any assistance please contact the supplier before your cruise so we can make sure our friendly staff are on hand to provide any help required on your arrival and boarding the boat
Cancellation Policy
  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit when canceling with more than 24 hours’ notice of the departure time
  • If a customer cancels in under 24 hours they will be charged a booking fee of 20%. Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances
  • If a customer misses their departure time they will be charged the full price of the cruise. Please contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.52 reviews

Very good experience and would recommend it. Captain was very knowledgeable.

Nice informative tour of the river. Spotted 4 adult crocs and 2 babies. The captain even showed us how the Archerfish spit to get their food and it was very exciting. The only downside was that they have packed the small vessels with 41 people which is more than allowed and at the end of the tour when everyone came out it was very dangerous and almost flipped the vessel over.

Eran Rabbe 6 months ago

Great tour around the river with knowledgeable tour guide

Great tour around the river. Saw many young crocodiles and birds throughout the hour long journey. Would go again and recommend to friends who visit Cairns and the Daintree Rainforest. Absolute bargain and made our trip very memorable. Thanks for having us!

Stephanie ODolan over 1 year ago

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