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1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise
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1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise

By Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-100, max of 55 per group
Duration: 1h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Complimentary local Daintree tea or freshly brewed coffee or slushies
  • Entry/Admission - Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises
What's not included
  • Raincoats


Departure details
  • 2856 Mossman Daintree Rd, Lower Daintree QLD 4873, Australia
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91591P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Guests must be capable to walk 200-250 meters to the boat
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Notice is required if you are bringing a service animal
  • Guests must be capable to walk 200-250 Mtrs to boat on a gravel path that has slight inclines, declines & steps.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise?
1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise price starts from AU$36.00. Discover and book 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise cancellation policy?
1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise?
1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise is hosted by Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h. Discover and book 1-Hour Daintree River wildlife cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91591P2

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  • You'll start at
    2856 Mossman Daintree Rd
    2856 Mossman Daintree Rd, Lower Daintree QLD 4873, Australia
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    Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises offer a one-hour wild life cruise. We are enthusiastic, honest, exciting and informative. We are keen bird watchers and have a good eye for crocodiles and tree snakes, with crocodiles being spotted on 98% of trips, particularly in cooler months. We don't provide Daintree bird watching tours however the native bird life in the Daintree is abundant.
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#4 of 9 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Daintree
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    jsdolphin
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    Port Douglas - Wow - Lovely people - knowledge abound.
    A++ would recommend, go to port douglas, don't stay in Cairn, there is much better to get out and about, and Exemplar shuttle was good, Thanks with Chris and Sixt, port douglas, way to go with these people.
  • Tassie2023
    Tassie2023
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    Tassie on holidays
    Great staff and amenities. We had a good commentary and the guides knowledge of the area and the resident crocodiles was passionate.
  • Colin T
    Colin T
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    Daintree Cruise
    The guide knew where to find the local wildlife & pointed out many different plants as well as the resident crocodiles and a pair of mating tree snakes.
  • dougcJ1312RL
    dougcJ1312RL
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    Great guide highly recommend
    The guide was great. Very knowledgeable and a real character. We knew prior to booking that due to it being November crocs would be harder to spot but still managed to see three along the way. Lots of good information and a fun and friendly tour. Highly recommended
  • globetrotter212024
    globetrotter212024
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    Very knowledgeable guide!
    Pleasant cruise with very knowledgeable, experienced local guide. Sustainable, crocodile-friendly approach. Fewer crocodiles spotted than usual since we were in lower season but guide went out of the way to communicate with other boats and circle back until we located a couple!
  • allisonstarkey
    allisonstarkey
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    Fun Trip
    Had a great trip to see if we could see a crocodile in its natural habitat. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and made the trip very enjoyable. How he spotted a green tree snake I’ll never know. Not a lot of crocodiles around due to the time of year, but we did see a juvenile crocodile.
  • hartmanlisa2023
    hartmanlisa2023
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    Enjoyable (and lucky) cruise
    We found everything about this cruise to be smoothly run and enjoyable. We were able to book just the day before, which isn’t always the case with tourist activities but is helpful as flexibility is important while travelling. Our guide led us to a half-dozen sightings, which was lucky in part, but also demonstrated his skill in finding and seeing them. His commentary was also a good blend of humour and serious cautionary tales, which both reflected and instilled a healthy respect for crocodiles. Thanks for a great trip!
  • mark b
    mark b
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    Informative Cruise
    Our guide had an excellent knowledge of the local fauna and flora, he spotted a green tree snake that I had trouble seeing until we were almost next to it.
  • M8036XLirenec
    M8036XLirenec
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    Amazing experience
    Our guide, Brad was very friendly and informative. We ended up seeing two crocs thanks to his sharp eyesight! Absolutely amazing experience.
  • christinewalsh87
    christinewalsh87
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    Daintree River Cruise
    Great boat ride and commentary. The provided snacks were a bonus to the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • ljcdmo
    ljcdmo
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    AWESOME TRIP
    Brilliant service. We booked an hour before the trip departed. Our skipper was fantastic. Croc was amazing. Thank you
  • vj_cole
    vj_cole
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    Interesting and fun, just long enough to spot crocs and quick enough to incorporate into a day trip.
    We really enjoyed our croc experience. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, and knew where to look. Went with 2 kids 10 and 12 and they loved it!
  • michaelweidemier
    michaelweidemier
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    What an experience!
    Griffith was our tour guide/captain and he was exceptional! We were in a brand new boat, saw the large local male croc Scarface a few smaller ladies and a tiny little croc sunning themselves, the ride was super smooth and informative with incredible knowledge shared about the mangroves and local wildlife as well as the rainforest itself and what makes it so special. We would have been happy with just the river cruise as it was such a pleasant ride but seeing the snakes, crocodiles and birds made it so much more of a special experience, 10/10 would and I will be booking again.
  • syks83
    syks83
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    Daintree river cruise tour
    Awesome tour. Griffith took his time and made sure we saw the crocs and was full of knowledge. The boats felt super safe as well which made it easy with both young children and teenagers.
  • Passenger63755747009
    Passenger63755747009
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    So much fun
    We were not expecting to see crocs this close, but we did (from a safe distance obviously). We saw a big big big boy named Scarface eat and bite at what was left of a piggy. Incredible.
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Billingt2n
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia38 contributions
Jan. 2022
Family of five that is not into seeing animals in captivity but in their natural habitat and we were not disappointed!! Bruce Belcher himself took our tour and he was a fountain of knowledge, engaging for adults and kids and great fun guide... We saw a couple of Mother Crocs and their nests and spotted several babies... probably the best value for money on our 13 day trip... authentic, entertaining and the ice cold free slushies' on arrival certainly didn't go astray!
Written 29 January 2022
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MerrenW
Hobart, Australia74 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
Bruce is a legend. This part of the Daintree River he took us on was absolutely stunning, highly recommend doing the 4pm last cruise of the day as the setting sun across the water + mangroves, and the bird life was incredible. We spotted a baby croc + a 2.5m croc feeding… for us this tour wasn’t all about seeing crocs, it was the wilderness + being in the river… if you want definite croc sightings go to a zoo! This tour is all about being in nature - appreciating our natural world. Thank you Bruce + team, you were all amazing x
Written 29 September 2022
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Deb S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia51 contributions
We did a lunch time River Cruise it was fantastic. Well organised and very friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife and the river itself. I highly recommend booking with Bruce Belcher’s if you are considering a Daintree River cruise. Bonus of lunch and a drink included in the price if you book a lunchtime cruise.
Written 29 September 2020
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Dear Guest Thank you for the review and for your kind words. We set customer satisfaction as our main priority and it is just lovely to read that we hit the mark for you. Thanks again and we hope to see you back next time :) @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written 7 October 2020
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Mick H
5 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
Best river tour I've ever been on, saw heaps of crocs, a great- billed heron, a couple of paradise kingfishers and a yellow billed egret.
Our tour guide was great, he knew heaps about the flora and fauna in and around the Daintree and it's history. He made the trip really enjoyable for both adults and kids.
The price was fantastic, we booked a 9 person private tour which worked out a less than $25 each.
If you're looking for a really great adventure for both adults and kids, make sure you book a Bruce Belcher's Crocodile River Cruise.
Written 26 July 2020
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Greetings from the Daintree River! Thank you so much for the lovely review! our small family business thrives on feedback like yours as we strive hard everyday and set our focus on creating a memorable experience for all of our guests. Our Red Hot Deals are hot and we are happy that you were lucky enough to snap up a bargain :) Thanks again and we hope to see you back next time! @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written 1 August 2020
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scaffolder1888
swindon,england5,397 contributions
Feb. 2020
Bruce's tour was recommended to us so we sought out the location on the way back from a day out From Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation,it's easy enough to find but don't panic if the barrier leading to the Car Park is down,there is a number to call and signage to inform of the next cruise.
Bruce met us at the small shop/cafe and took payment whilst having a good general wind up with everyone,there is places to keep in the shade and drinks are available whilst waiting for the tour to commence.
The boats are small and you are fairly close to the surface of the water,there are Binoculars provided and a great humorous commentary by Bruce as you make your way along the river,we did manage to see one Croc sleeping and another large one moving around which i think made everyone happy to have least seen one.
Bruce talks passionately about the river and all that surrounds it and tells many interesting stories regarding the area and its history.
A fascinating and very worthwhile hours cruise,top marks Bruce,excellent.
Written 29 February 2020
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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience of Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises & for acknowledging Bruce we really appreciate the feedback. Your kind words have been passed onto Bruce. We hope to see you again @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written 3 March 2020
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SMilne
4 contributions
Apr. 2021
Our guide Ray knew where all the adult crocodiles would likely be on the stretch of the river where their boat goes. He didn't disappoint, we saw a massive 60 something male and a few other females with their hatchlings swimming around them.

We travelled as a family with 2 teenagers and a 3 year old. We were all amazed and enjoyed this experience.
Written 21 April 2021
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Dear Guest Greetings from the Daintree River! Thank you for the lovely review We are thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed your experience at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises as a small family business we really appreciate your feedback. Your kind words will be passed onto Ray We hope to see you again on your next travels to the Daintree @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written 18 May 2021
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MrsmacAus
Palm Cove, Australia415 contributions
We went with 4 generations ranging from 83 to 14months and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Saw some crocs in the wild and even a couple of babies.
Griffith was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide and we felt it was really good value for money.
Sausage roll and drink afterwards made it even better.
Written 13 April 2021
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Dear Guest Thank you for the wonderful review and for acknowledging Griffith As a small family business, we put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written 6 May 2021
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Danielle R
Cairns, Australia44 contributions
Guided by Ray (and Skipper Duke, the dog) we were able to spot heaps of crocodiles, - massive 5m big boy all the way to a 15cm baby! - some frogs and even a green tree snake. Ray was as hilarious as he was informative; telling us all about the local crocs, mangroves and the river with a colourful commentary that had us all laughing. The boat is also licensed and the shop in which reception is location sells beers and wines (and pies). Our tour also came with a free slushie, tea, or coffee - we went for slushies and they were delicious!

Thanks so much Ray and the whole Bruce Belcher's team for making our trip to the Daintree so special!
Written 16 June 2021
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Naomi
5 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Ray was a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. He was very welcoming and funny with his comments. He knew exactly where the crocs would be, could answer all the questions and spotted snakes from up far in trees. Very good value for money. A free sausage roll with a drink at the end of the tour was very nice and keeps you going on your trip upwards.
Written 23 June 2021
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S-Caitlin
5 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Family
Such great value for money! We did the 11.30-12.30 tour with 2 adults 2 kids and Bruce was our guide. He was very knowledgeable, entertaining and made you feel safe. We were lucky enough to see 5 crocs all different sizes and were very happy. Great souvenir store too! Highly recommend!
Written 27 September 2020
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Greetings from the Daintree River!! Thank you for the awesome review and for mentioning Bruce, your kind words will be passed onto him. We hope to see you next time! :) @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written 3 October 2020
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