Taking a cruise on the Daintree River, located north of Port Douglas, gives you an intimate rainforest experience with the flora and fauna in this World Heritage protected region. The Daintree Rainforest is one of the largest in Australia and one of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated at over 135 million years old. Stretching over 1,200 square hectares, you will find animal and plant species that call the Daintree home, not found anywhere else in the world.
Daintree River Cruises are operated by eco-certified low fuel consuming river vessels that produce no wash, helping to protect the environment, so people like yourself and generations to come can appreciate this amazing part of the world. This also includes limiting the number of licensed river cruise operators.
Spotting a saltwater crocodile amongst the river banks or mangroves is definitely the highlight of the Daintree river cruise. Seeing these ancient reptiles in their natural environment is much more exciting than at a zoo and what a great photo opportunity! Other animals you may encounter include hundreds of tropical bird species such as the great-billed heron and kingfishers, tree kangaroos, possums, cassowaries and goannas. Cruises are operated by informative tour guides ready to answer any questions, while you relax and enjoy the scenic ride on the Daintree River.