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The Daintree Rainforest is undoubtedly one of the world’s natural wonders. Its complex tropical ecosystem is over 180 million years old, making it a registered UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination. One of the best ways to experience the rainforest is by cruising along the Daintree River. Snaking through the heart of the area, the densely populated mangrove estuary is home to an abundance of wildlife. Most visitors arrive with the hopes of seeing a dazzling array of tropical creatures, though one animal in particular seems to catch everyone’s eye, the Estuarine Crocodile!
At the Daintree River Cruise Centre, we aim to showcase all aspects of this incredible environment. From these ancient reptilian predators, to flocks of birds, schools of fish, sneaky snakes and a variety of the mangrove species lining the riverbank. All aspects of this ecosystem play an important role and are equally interesting. We encourage you to come aboard, ask as many questions as possible and let our guides show you the ultimate wildlife experience on the Daintree River.
Take in the wonder of the world's oldest rainforest, learn about the unique flora and fauna, and you might even be lucky enough to spot one of our famous crocodiles.
Book ahead to confirm a cruise time or view our scheduled cruises for the day on the website.
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Daintree River Cruise Centre reviews
Had an amazing time on the Croc tour! The team here were so accommodating, not only allowing my partner and I to take our 2 medium sized dogs on board with us, but also allowing us to sit on a...
Had an amazing time on the Croc tour! The team here were so accommodating, not only allowing my partner and I to take our 2 medium sized dogs on board with us, but also allowing us to sit on a... more »
This was an excellent experience with a super friendly, educational tour guide! Great value for money too! Would recommend to anyone visiting the Daintree area
This was an excellent experience with a super friendly, educational tour guide! Great value for money too! Would recommend to anyone visiting the Daintree area more »
Was a great trip, very friendly welcome and a terrific guide on the boat. Was also very lucky to see a 4.6m crocodile swimming alongside the boat.
Was a great trip, very friendly welcome and a terrific guide on the boat. Was also very lucky to see a 4.6m crocodile swimming alongside the boat. more »
This was fantastic we saw lots of crocodiles on this trip. The guide was fantastic and very informative. The cruise centre had lots of information and things to buy and served local Daintree ice tea. It was yummy. If you want to see crocodiles in there natural environment rather than in a zoo this is the place to do it. We also saw lots of mangroves and native birds. It's was a pleasant trip down the river with lots to see. I would totally recommend this trip to anyone.
It was a beautiful rainy day, fitting the Sunshine state 😎 However the staff was super nice and fun. The cruise itself was awesome. Our skipper knew his stuff and made the most effort to spot crocies for us. Not an easy task in an overcast day but he managed to find few. There was lots of other things to see along the river. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed.
Our family went on the 2pm cruise today. The receptionist is so nice and offered us some tea or coffee before boarding. Even though the weather was bad we still spotted multiple crocodiles and a tree snake. The captain of the cruise is very competent and informed everyone about the flora and fauna. Thanks to the captain and the receptionist.
Highly recommend! Our guides was very knowledgeable and we saw several Crocodiles. Even a giant male! Our guide had a great eye pointing out birds and snakes as well!
29/12/21 @2.00pm Great boat ride up the river. Our boat operator had heaps of information on the river & with his experience & expertise, we were able to see two Crocs. Our ride was a bit wet so I couldn't get any pics. Our boat ride was part of Billy Tea tour
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