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Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises

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Address: 2856 Mossman Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: 0740987717
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Description: 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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Hard work locating the elusive croc during this period between the change of seasons when the water temperature is still high and the crocs still in the water and hard to find on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Hard work locating the elusive croc during this period between the change of seasons when the water temperature is still high and the crocs still in the water and hard to find on the mud flats soaking up the sun. Very knowledgable tour guide workinghard to find what the tourists want to see. Good price for 1.5 hours on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We went on Bruce's midday tour, and while we only saw three crocs (a juvenile and two young ones) we found Bruce to be knowledgeable about everything on the river. We also spotted tree frogs, kites and a sleeping Papuan frogmouth (nightjar). He was funny and friendly and took time to answer the kids' questions...We got a free pie for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent cruise among the crocodiles. So you don't make the same mistake we did, check Bruce's hours. They are consistent but not what you would expect so we ended up waiting 45 minutes on a very busy sightseeing day. As Bruce says, do more research ahead of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great value for money! Saw 3 crocodiles & other wildlife such as many different types of birds. Bruce was full of information about the river & all its animals

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Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Bruce knows the Daintree so well that I'm sure if anyone can spot a croc, he can. On our cruise we saw 2 small ones - it was nesting season so the females are still on their nests and hidden from view. Bruce also pointed out a beautiful little tree frog which we would have otherwise missed. He gave an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Bruce was so friendly and very knowledgable, definitely book a cruise with him! We saw a female croc guarding her nest and a two year old croc, plus many birds and wildlife, it was a lovely cruise down the river too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We took the lunchtime cruise (the pie & drink deal sold it for us, makes it better value for money), unfortunately we picked the worst day lol quite high tide, hot weather & breeding season so no croc in site despite one being seen in the tour before, not the companies fault, the guide did everything he could to try... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went on the 12pm tour. Wanted to see crocs in their natural environment instead of the captive ones you can easily see at zoos/other places. Of course it is a risk because who can control wild animals, we Managed to see a female from a distant in the shrubs which was not that visible and a baby one.Our guide Bruce... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having read one of the previous reviews I was a little bit apprehensive of going on this tour. Afterwards I was very glad that I didn't choose a different operator. Bruce was very approachable and had extensive knowledge of the river and area; while the weather was a bit on the wet side it didn't spoil our tour. The fauna... More 

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Prague. Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Bruce obviously knows what he's doing. You will definitely see a croc, but Bruce's real strength is in birdlife, which is really amazing. The shop is really nice as well and you can enjoy your included coffee (or meal) there or buy a nice souvenier (they were really quite cheap). Great value for the price.

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