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Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises

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Address: 2856 Mossman Daintree Rd, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4098 7717
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We have been conducting tours on the Daintree River since 1987 and run a...

We have been conducting tours on the Daintree River since 1987 and run a family operated, one hour river tour from a private jetty. Our boats are small and personalised for a quality experience and our tours focus on wildlife such as snakes and birds, with an emphasis on crocodile spotting. The tour includes commentary about the area and the mangrove ecosystem. We also provide good quality binoculars and complimentary hot and cold beverages.

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A really memorable part of our trip to Australia

After several city break type stop overs - it was a real contrast to hire a car and explore the Daintree National Park. Part of that was to book a one hour tour with Bruce... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After several city break type stop overs - it was a real contrast to hire a car and explore the Daintree National Park. Part of that was to book a one hour tour with Bruce Belcher's River Cruise. In a very laid back comfortable garden room you are given a free tea or coffee while waiting for all the passengers... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being the wet season they warned us that we mightn't see much due to the crocs being in the sea! but we managed to see a tiny croc and a 2.5m croc and a colony of fruit bats! Bruce the guide was very informative, defo worth the price!

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and understanding what wild life does at times of the year, so glad you got to catch up with a couple of crocodiles and that you enjoyed our cruise. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I could only go on the cruise at 1:30pm. The lady at the shop told us low tide is better because we would probably not see any crocs at this time. But we did. Ray was a very friendly guide and so knowledgeable. We were very lucky that we had him all to ourselves. We saw a... More 

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. The Daintree river is a beautiful platform to view the mangroves,rainforest and wildlife in its natural habitat. More 

Raunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely family business! We took the lunch trip and got a sausage roll and can of drink st the end for no extra. We had Ray as our guide and he was great!

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Ray really likes showing our wildlife on the Daintree river. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team were really professional, knew heaps about crocs, and knew exactly where to look. Despite it being low season (January) we saw 2 large crocodiles (approx. 3m each) and a couple of hatchlings. Top tip - go at low tide and preferably on an overcast day as the crocs are easier to see Our skipper had great knowledge of... More 

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review,low tide is always the best time to view wildlife in its natural habitat. More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I did a trip on the Daintree River looking for wild life, we arrived in the morning and it was suggested that the afternoon cruise would be lower tide an much better for viewing. We returned 20 mins prior to departure that afternoon and were greeted by lovely staff with a welcoming smile, they have a pleasant... More 

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wounderful review,it is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the 4pm cruise as we were recommended by the staff to do a low tide tour.On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff and two dogs.We were provided free slushies which was well received as it was a very hot day and we they also provided a drink and nibblies for every person going on the cruise (we... More 

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great, informative review, seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a great experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We visited today as it was our last day before our flight home and was told because it was an early trip and high tide that we may not see any crocs but guess they were wrong cos we saw 2 crocs and amazing they were , Ray our guide was so happy and we saw pythons , bars and... More 

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review,glad that you got to see a couple of crocodiles on a high tide, the giant mud skippers are also interesting. Nature on the Daintree river is always exciting. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We went with Bruce belchers crocodile tour as recommend by our hotel and so happy it was! Such a great way to see Crocodiles in there natural habitat. All staff were friendly and welcoming from the get go, our tour guide Ray educated us with great knowledge of the local crocodiles and was hilarious! The boats only take small number... More 

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review,low and at tide is always the best time to view wildlife and the spectacle bats are a bonus on the tours. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff, welcomed with a free drink (slushie, tea/coffee) and free lunch (pie or sausage roll). Binoculars are provided on every seat. Saw 4 crocodiles and a large python. Bruce was very knowledgable and was always on the look out for wildlife. Tour was topped off by their 2 amazing doggos, which I will attach photos of. Very good... More 

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ZonaB, Owner at Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review it was very much appreciated.Our cruise centre is also our family home and we enjoy showing guests the wildlife in its natural habitat on the Daintree river. Our dogs are very fortunate to be with people all day and get lots of pats. More 

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