Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises

Multiple Locations

Crocodile Express was the first wildlife cruise operator on the Daintree 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. Their naturalist guides 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.

Crocodile Express is the only operator with two different departure points along a twelve kilometre stretch of the river. This gives visitors the best opportunities to see wildlife and the diversity of this amazing eco system. From rainforest to mangroves the scenery is spectacular. The Upper Daintree section from Daintree Village is especially popular for bird watching and departures from Daintree Gateway near the Daintree River Ferry crossing offers spectacular views of Thornton Peak, rainforest and mangroves. Daintree River is well known for it's saltwater crocodiles which can be seen in both sections of the River

Both cruises are included in your ticket price and you can come back again unlimited times for 30 days.

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Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruise (Tour 1)

Cruises depart regularly from 8.30am daily from Daintree Village River Jetty. All cruises take about one hour. This section of the river offers beautiful landscapes with rainforest with the lovely green pastures of the Daintree valley. This is also the rural part of the Daintree which has a rich farming history going back over 100 hundred years. Although this is the freshwater section of the river it is also a very healthy saltwater crocodile habitat.

Birdlife in this section of the river is popular with bird enthusiasts from all over the world looking for rare species that nest at different times throughout from New Guinea.

Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruise (Tour 2)

Cruises depart regularly from 8.30am daily from Daintree Gateway 300 metres from Ferry. All cruises take about one hour. This section of the river offers landscapes with rainforest and magnificent mangrove forest. This section of Daintree River is saltwater with a wide range of wildlife from reptiles to birds and crocodiles. Be sure to ask for a Croc Pass to come back again anytime including their other cruise departing from Daintree Village. Croc Pass is valid for 30 days.

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Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$9.50 - 9.50
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$51 - 210
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning seven and a half kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
From AU$32 - 35
A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.

Jorgey's Patch Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Accessible on a day trip from Cairns, Jorgey’s Patch features a variety of terrains for divers to explore, including bommies, ridges, gutters and ledges. In depths between 10 and 25 metres divers will find an abundance of reef fish on this reef, including fusiliers, angelfish, wrasses, anemonefish and rock cods.

Cod Hole Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Possibly the most well-known dive site in the world can be found roughly 96 kilometres north of Cairns, at Cod Hole. Part of the string of long narrow Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole is home to a group of very friendly potato cod, reaching up to 100 kilograms, that have become accustomed to divers over the past 30 years.

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park

Rossville, Cook Area
Free Entry
Black Mountain, an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders, is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture. The brooding Black Mountain resembles a pile of huge black granite boulders, some the size of houses, stacked seemingly precariously upon one another.

Barron Gorge National Park

Kuranda, Mareeba Area
Free Entry
Rugged rainforest-clad mountains and gorges, tumbling waterfalls, varied wildlife, easy access and a fascinating history make Barron Gorge National Park one of Queensland’s most popular parks. The park extends from the coastal lowlands (Lake Placid) to the elevated regions of the Atherton Tableland (near Kuranda), and lies within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Scubadoo Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$165 - 165
Scuba-Doo is a self drive full guided under water tour of the magnificent Coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, cruise along the Coral reef in your personal under water scooter. Great Adventures’ platform on the Great Barrier Reef is the only place in Australia where you can cruise the reef on your own underwater scooter!

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy Island is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort.

Wonga Beach

Wonga, Douglas Area
Named after the beautiful Torres Strait pigeon, Wonga Beach is a quiet refuge north of Mossman. Off shore there are views to Snapper Island and it is within easy access to the Daintree River and its rainforest habitat.
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