Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises, Daintree

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There's nothing like watching wildlife cruising along the beautiful Daintree River. Magnificent ancient rainforests and mangroves line the protected marine habitat. See ! Crocodiles, Birds, Reptiles & Butterflies in the Wild ! The Daintree River is the best location to see Crocodiles in their natural habitat.

Crocodile Express was the first wildlife cruise operator on the river in 1979. Your cruise will take you along sections of this spectacular waterway with your guide pointing out wildlife and flora along the foreshore and creeks. Our naturalist guide will interpret the importance of this amazing World Heritage location. A cruise on the Daintree River is a "must-do" activity as part of your Daintree Rainforest experience. The vessels are well equipped, comfortable and. stable in all weather conditions.

The Daintree is the habitat of an extensive array of wildlife many of which are endemic to this eco system only. This is also the habitat of the estuarine or saltwater crocodile seen regularly on our cruises, also look out for other reptiles, rare birds, flying foxes and beautiful butterflies. The Wet Tropics World Heritage Region is home to: 26% of Australia's frogs, 17% of it's reptiles, 58% of it's butterflies, 30% of marsupial species and 48% of it's birds. Ask about the "Croc Pass" for free return cruise visits!

The Daintree Rainforest is a living museum of flora and fauna dating back 250 million years. There are close to 200 species of plants which only grow in the Wet Tropics, of which about 170 have been found north of the Daintree River, with perhaps 30 of them growing only in the Daintree and nowhere else in the world. The Daintree has many excellent rainforest walks located from Mossman Gorge to Cape Tribulation for you to explore at your own leisure. Call at Daintree Visitor Information Centre for maps.
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  • Our guide, Graham, was very knowledgeable and funny to boot. Not just about crocs, but birds and wildlife in general. Saw the resident alpha male who is 4 plus metres long. No, I am not posting pics.....  more »
  • Easy to book, easy to locate and easy to board the boat. Everything else is up to the crocs. We were lucky enough to spot a few on our tour, although the scenery is lovely should you not. The driver.....  more »
  • Not sure if I can recommend this. I enjoyed the relaxing ride, just seeing the birds and the trees. And yes, you can take the cruise as many times as you want with your initial ticket. When it's warm, though, you probably won't see any crocodiles, in which case you may decide there are more exciting things to do.
  • Even though we didn't get to see any crocs (wrong time of year apparently!) the tour guide Nick is one of the coolest characters we came across while on holiday up here. His knowledge of the local eco system and wildlife made the cruise enjoyable and the way he was able to rattle off a myriad of facts while making some kind of joke (usually at a politicians expense) was amusing to say the least. Its a stunning drive to this neck of the woods and as others have mentioned, you can take the cruise multiple times with the one ticket.

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