Daintree River Cruise Centre, Daintree

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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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  • This was an amazing experience, highly recommend! We saw 3 adult salt water crocodiles and lots of little baby crocs in mid April, including the Alpha male called Scar Face. Staff were excellent...  more »
  • We had a great tour at 2pm seeing lots of hatchlings on the banks and 3 large crocs in the water plus a green snake lining up a frog for lunch. Jarrod our guide was excellent informative and great...  more »
  • Really good value. Very informative and lots to see. Saw two crocodiles and the operator got us really close. Was good to see how the competing businesses all get along and share info so no one misses out.
  • What an awesome cruise! 🐊 If you are thinking about a crocodile cruise then Daintree River Cruise Centre is a place to go! It was so much more than just a crocodile spotting - we saw birds, fish and learned some interesting facts about wildlife. 🌿🐦🐠 Plus the tour guide has a good sense of humour and receptionists are lovely, sweet and can definitely recommend you wonderful places to visit. Thanks Daintree River Cruise Centre team! 🤗

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