Private cruises are suitable for small groups, families and individuals wishing either to experience the river in privacy or participate in a special interest such as wildlife photography. Private cruises are customised, tailored to match the passenger’s interests whether they be photographic, viewing the stunning scenery, or seeing the crocs, snakes or the special birds of the Daintree River.

Private cruises depart the public boat ramp at Daintree Village. By special arrangement cruises can depart the Daintree Ferry area or explore the Mossman River (closer to Port Douglas). Private cruises are generally conducted on lower tides to ensure good wildlife observations. Let me know what you’re hoping to achieve, when you would like to attend, and I’ll check a tide chart and give you my recommendation.

Private Photographic Cruises (2.5 hrs)

Private photographic cruises, 2.5 hours in length, conducted in the good light of the early morning or late afternoon, are suitable for individuals wishing either to experience the river at its best or try to get good photographs of the stunning scenery or wildlife of the river. Private cruises are generally conducted on lower tides to ensure good wildlife observations. Close photographic opportunities of a good variety of wildlife should be obtained. Key targets include Saltwater Crocodile, Green Tree-snake and highly sought-after birds such as Azure Kingfisher, Little Kingfisher, Sacred Kingfisher, Great-billed Heron, Papuan Frogmouth and Shining Flycatcher amongst others.

Total cost for a private cruise for two passengers is $350. Extra passengers just $50 each.

Daintree Highlights Cruise (1+ hrs)

A ‘Daintree Highlights’ cruise, one or more hours in length, is designed to enable a small group or family avoid the crowds and experience the best of the Daintree River in privacy. Private cruises are entirely customised to the interests of the passengers ensuring a great experience with close views of crocs, snakes and birds.

Cruise duration and starting time by negotiation. Cruises are available between 9.30am and 3.30pm. ‘Daintree Highlights’ cruises cost $220 per hour. This enables up to 4 passengers to experience the best of the Daintree River. Extra passengers in your group cost just $40 each.

To book please call me on 0417 651 929 or email me so I can ensure the cruise achieves your viewing hopes.

Contact me:

Murray Hunt, ph 0417 651 929 boatman@daintreerivertours.com.au

eBird

Birds seen on cruises are reported to the eBird website. Click on the logo to see what has been seen on recent cruises.