Crocodile Express | Daintree River Cruise
The Daintree River, Wet Tropics region has one of the most diverse and extensive concentration of wildlife, insects, tropical plant life and vegetation you’ll find anywhere in the world, with many species endemic to this ancient ecosystem only. The best way to explore this ancient and majestic landscape and its fantastically diverse and exotic inhabitants, is from the safety and comfort of our specialised river cruisers which are purpose-built to enable visitors to get up close and personal with all the locals.
Upper Daintree River Cruise
The Upper Daintree River Cruise from Daintree Village is especially popular for bird watching as it winds its way through dense rainforest and mangroves providing spectacular views of Thornton Peak.
Duration | 1 Hour
Meeting Point | Check-In at Crocodile Express Shop. 5 Stewart St. Daintree Village.
Lower Daintree River Cruise
The Lower Daintree River Cruise from the Daintree Ferry crossing amongst explores the vast network of mud banks and mangroves and is guaranteed crocodile country with the waterways teeming with fish and bird life.
Duration | 1 Hour
Meeting Point | Check-In at Crocodile Express (Big Croc Head) Kiosk on Cape Tribulation Rd. 300
Deprture Times | Upper & Lower Cruise
08:30am | 09:45am | 11:00am | 12:30pm | 02:00pm | 03:30pm
Our Eco River Tour Guides are all local naturalists with a keen interest in the local environment and their passion for the flora and fauna of the Daintree River systems is reflected in their engaging and highly informative presentations on all cruises. Guides communicate with each other by radio to give you the best opportunity on sightings of wildlife along the river. Our tour vessels are stable and spacious, so everyone can get up close and personal as they move around the boat to get the best photos.
- From Cairns: 1 Hour & 40 Minutes
- From Port Douglas: 45 minutes
- From Daintree River ferry: 15 minutes
- From Julatten 55 minutes
- From Mossman 30 minutes
A very interesting and enjoyable tour. Although out of season for crocs we did see one and the rest of the wildlife and rainforest habitat made it more than worthwhile.
We really enjoyed the experience. A pity most of the birds have travelled inland to take advantage of the big wet. A very relaxing time spent on the water.
Everyone was very kind and caring.
Cruise 1 | Upper Daintree | Check-In at Crocodile Express Shop. 5 Stewart St. Daintree Village.
Cruise 2 | Lower Daintree | Check-In at Crocodile Express (Big Croc Head) Kiosk on Cape Tribulation Rd. 300 meters before reaching Daintree Ferry Crossing.