The waterways of Tropical North Queensland wind their way through thousands of kilometres of the oldest - and some of the most ecologically diverse - rainforest in the world. There is a great range of tours and operators to choose from, and a river cruise can be a great way to escape the madding crowds and add another perspective to your experience.

Just remember to keep your arms inside the boat at all times!
Cape Tribulation Road, Lower Daintree
Phone (07) 4098 7131

Glide up quietly to crocodiles!

Cruise the Daintree River (Julaymba) spotting wildlife on a quiet clean solar electric boat "Solar Whisper". Get closer to nature....hear, smell and experience without noise and fumes. Know that you have enjoyed seeing crocodiles and other wildlife without having any impact on it.

We have a 99% success rate* for spotting crocodiles, excellent birding opportunities and other wildlife possibilities such as snakes, frogs, crabs and fish.

Your experienced interpretive guide is accustomed to the nuances of the river, rain-forest and mangroves and can spot an incredible variety of wildlife that you would not necessarily see on your own.

Solar Whisper is fitted with the unique 'CROC CAM' to help show well camouflaged crocodiles and wildlife.
Across the Kuranda Railway Station footbridge
Phone (07) 4093 0082
Warren Clinton 0412 159 212
Melissa Clinton 0418 930 511
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Cruise the world's most ancient tropical rainforest!

The Kuranda Riverboat began operating rainforest cruises on the Barron River in 1982. It has cemented its reputation for providing one of the most relaxing and refreshing experiences the region can offer.

Promising wonderful opportunities to spy and snap the glorious flora and fauna of this ancient tropical rainforest environment, the cruises sail five times a day. They feature a commentary from the skipper and run for 45 minutes, departing from their riverside jetty, which is below the Kuranda Railway Station. You simply walk across the railway station footbridge and go down the stairs to the river where you will see their red flags flying.

The Kuranda Riverboat team also conducts guided rainforest walks in a secluded section of rainforest, accessible only via the riverboat, on the far side of the river. These walks are followed by tea/coffee and cake in their covered rainforest tea room.
54 Yappar Street, Karumba
Phone 0425 868 708
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The ultimate river cruise experience.

Explore the mangrove lined waterway of the Norman river with the Ferryman, informative and educational cruises. Ferryman River Cruises wildlife adventures include birdwatching, croc spotting and unforgettable sunsets over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Ferryman River Cruises have lots of room, flat bottom so it's stable and easy wheelchair accessible.

While on the cruise, enjoy heaps of snacks (fruit platters, cakes, nibbles, etc), complimentary wine, tea coffee and a full galley and fridge full of COLD drinks. Have heaps of fun with theme nights and the best sunsets in the world.
4 McGowan Drive, Innisfail
Phone 0448 814 655
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So much to do on a day trip from Cairns!

Come on board and experience the world heritage listed wet tropics. Snapping Tours is a locally owned and operated family business, offering unique and picturesque boat cruises along Innisfail's Johnstone River.

Small personalized 2-hour tours; choose from a lunch or dinner cruise or a suinset cruise. Also available for private charter and party tours...

The guide's love for wildlife and interest in the history and knowledge of the local area has set the foundation for creating exciting and interesting cruises that customers will never forget. Snapping Tours provide enjoyable and relaxing boat tours that offer entertainment, a variety of activities and educational experiences, and cater for any numbers.
Phone (07) 4745 9009 / Fax (07) 4745 9001
Mobile 0428 496 026
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Experience an exciting adventure!

If you'd like to experience an exciting adventure, or just kick back and enjoy a relaxing and peaceful tour on board our spacious luxury vessel, then Croc and Crab Tours have something for you.
Croc and Crab Tours operate both half day tours as sunset tours. Take a Croc and Crab Day Tour on the luxury 10 metre vessel, and experience the excitement of an outback-by-the-sea adventure.

Half day tours include live crab pot lifting, live crab handling and crab tying and both croc and bird spotting. Or take a peaceful and relaxing Croc and Crab Sunset Tour, and watch the sky and sea turn into fire while you kick back on board this luxury vessel. Enjoy a free wine glass, fresh cooked Gulf prawns, a tropical fruit platter and refreshments on both tours.
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas
Mobile 0408 986 127
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An iconic, handsome, stable riverboat!

The iconic Lady Douglas takes you searching for estuarine crocodiles and other wildlife, on an idyllic calm water river cruise through the mangrove forests around Port Douglas.

Each cruise includes both an exploration far up Dickson Inlet and a cruise to the inlet entrance. An entertaining and informative commentary covers mangroves, crocodiles, local history of Port Douglas and all there is to know about the area.


2856 Daintree Road, Daintree
Phone (07) 4098 7717
Welcome to our boutique facility on the banks of the Daintree River. We are all Queenslanders and are keen birdwatchers and have a good eye for crocodiles and tree snakes. Small personal groups with Bruce's decades of experience on the Daintree River.

49 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 5665 / Fax (07) 4099 5765
View rainforest and river creatures in the wild. The Daintree is the natural habitat of many species of birds, bats, snakes, reptiles and, haunt of the fearsome estuarine crocodile.

Cape Tribulation
Phone (07) 4033 2052 / Fax (07) 4033 2057
Cape Tribulation Wildernes Cruises offer mangrove tours on the only tour boat permitted in the Cape Tribulation Section of Daintree National Park on a mangrove discovery tour in search of the estuarine crocodile.

The Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 4007 / Fax (07) 4051 8896
Cairns' tidal estuary is only accessible by boat. M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable, air-conditioned vessel taking small numbers of visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. Expect rich diverse wildlife; this is the saltwater crocodile's natural habitat'.

5 Stewart Street, Daintree
Phone (07) 4098 6120
Crocodile Express operates a one hour, one and a half hours or a two and a half hours cruises on the Daintree River. Their guides are local naturalists.

Mobile 0417 651 929
Daintree Boatman Nature Tours is a small cruise business, owned and operated by professional nature guide Murray Hunt, offering premium small-group wildlife cruises on the Daintree River. Passengers are limited to a maximum of 10, ensuring personalised attention with cruises tailored to meet guests' viewing and photographic wishes.

PMB 4, Daintree
Phone (07) 4098 6115 / Fax (07) 4098 6208
Departing early morning or late afternoon, Daintree River and Reef Cruises will take you to the most charming part of Daintree River.

Marina Mirage, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 1603 / Fax (07) 4099 1604
Enjoy a fun and informative calm water cruise on the Lady Douglas. Aboard you can explore the beautiful mangrove channels near Port Douglas, where you can see saltwater crocodiles and a wide variety of birds and fish. Different tour options available.

Phone (07) 4090 7017
Small, personal and informative day and night Daintree River Tours. Go where other tours can't go. Don't miss the very special night spot-lighting tour.