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Snapping Tours

Fossey Park | Johnstone River, Innisfail, Queensland 4860, Australia
+61 448 814 655
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There is simply no better option then to come on board Snapping Tours and experience the famous world heritage listed wet tropics. Our locally owned and family operated business have generations of local knowledge and have taken interest in learning about the history of the Innisfail area and the surrounding rivers, rain forests, flora and fauna. We happily pass on our knowledge to our friendly customers. This leisurely cruise takes you along the beautiful calm waters of the Johnstone River, where our guides take you for a closer look at the mangroves and wildlife, such as snakes or birds, that live on the banks of the river. You will also experience a close up of the abundant river life such as fish, turtles or even the chance of spotting a cassowary. We have a very keen eye for spotting our fellow crocodile friends in their natural habitat. They will either be lurking beneath the waters or sunning themselves on the sandbanks. Either way it is a spectacular sight! These animals are all unique to the wet tropics and can be mostly spotted all year round. The best chance for spotting wild salt water crocodiles in their natural habitat is during low tide, in the mornings and from May to September. Feel free to contact us to find out more information regarding the prime time to spot crocodiles. Whether it is for an enjoyable day out or a special occasion, our cruises can be tailored to suit the needs for all our customers or groups. This unique cruising experience on the tranquil waters of the Johnstone River awaits you! Check our new sunset experience! A perfect way to end your day. Come on board our 5:30pm tour and enjoy the breathtaking scenery our beautiful Johnstone River has to offer upon nightfall. This 2.5-hour sunset cruise provides opportunities for our customers to take part in spotting wild salt water crocodiles and other nocturnal wildlife that live beneath and along the banks of the Johnstone River. Night time is prime time for crocodiles to begin hunting, so this tour is not to be missed for those interested in seeing and listening to how crocodiles hunt in their natural habitat. Experiencing wild caught mud crabs and guided walks along a secluded beach is also on the agenda. During our boat cruise, our tour guides will check crab pots in the hope of seeing wild caught mud crabs, together with explaining their general features and their habitat. These mud crab’s claws are very powerful and customers can see just how powerful their claws are through a live demonstration. Take a walk along a secluded beach located in a world heritage area comprising of the wet tropics and cassowary habitat. Our guides take you for a guided walk along the beach, with a chance of spotting cassowaries and other wild bird species. *Additional cost for food platters* During the tour, food will be provided. There is a choice of a seafood platter and fish chips is also on the menu. Our food is provided by the lovely people at Innisfail Seafood and Walla's fish and chips. We thank them for their catering options and service! (Please note that you must book for the seafood platters and the fish and chips either through Snapping Tours Sunset Tours and Dinner Cruises or you can contact us via phone or email).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fossey Park | Johnstone River, Innisfail, Queensland 4860, Australia
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"father and son"
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"cheese crackers"
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"his mouth"
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"small crocs"
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"croc sightings"
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"beautiful river"
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"great local knowledge"
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"excellent tour"
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"two hours"
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"their natural habitat"
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"interesting facts"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, it was very interesting and our host, Jessica, gave us very interesting information about the river, its surroundings and the life cycle of crocodiles. We didn't get a chance to be bored, we saw several crocodiles sunbaking and got to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw two crocodiles during this trip, much to the delight of some overseas visitors onboard. We were able to get so close we didn't need the binoculars. The commentary provided was informative, the cruise was relaxing and a free drink was included.

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this tour, they have good binoculars and everything you may need on board. The crew is friendly and knowledgeable and the limited number of passengers makes the visit comfortable. There’s enough room for everyone to have a good view of the river banks....More

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Probus Club of Innisfail mustered 36 club members for a fantastic trip up our local Johnstone River hosted by Brenton’s Snapping Tours. Being locals we thought we knew it all but Brenton’s dad Vince had facts and figures and stories we had never heard...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful informative tour of the river. Information about crocodiles, birds, mangroves, tides, fish and local industry. Great for all ages with drinks, snacks and toilet on board.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Finally took the opportunity to view the magnificent Johnstone River, on the river. What a fantastic couple of hours with great hosts. Informative, knowledgeable and wonderfully relaxed. Highly recommended for both visitors and locals alike.

Thank Diana D
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Relaxed family company with a great boat. They give you heaps of interesting information! This is your chance to see wild crocs in Australia. Awesome!

Thank bobetomal
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your review! Greatly appreciated!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Today my family and I did a 2 hour Johnstone River cruise with Snapping Tours. Wow what an amazing adventure, it didn’t take long before we saw our first of many crocodiles. Vince and Brenton are very professional and know so much about the crocodiles...More

Thank Candy0201
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your tour! Yes, it is an amazing experience seeing crocodiles in the wild! Thank you!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I and my family,son,daughter in law and two grandsons 10&16 enjoyed the friendly tour. Vince was knowledgeable about the area and showed us photos. We saw two crocodiles ( one huge) the drinks and cheese& crackers was a nice touch! I highly recommend anyone doing...More

Thank kayehayes2016
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks heaps for your review! Great to hear you and your family enjoyed your tour! How awesome it would have been seeing crocodiles too!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The hosts where great, friendly and knowledgeable Great tour of the history of the area Family had a great time seen two crocodiles Free drinks and nibble Well wirth the trip

Thank Monena B
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you Monena and very pleased that you and your family had a great time!

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