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Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises

2856 Mossman Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
0740987717
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Daintree
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Some people have a knack of talking to a group of people but making it feel as if you are the only one there, having a fireside chat with a nice cup of tea So it is with Bruce, who imparts a huge amount of knowledge during the one hour cruise with a quietly enthusiastic manner Apparently this is not... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

called in to book a river cruise and had Ray as our guide/ boat driver. He's a real character and gave continual running commentary with hilarious comments and tales. Firstly he took us down river to a 7 month hatchling then called off at various places seeing a further six large crocs. To cap off a delightful hours cruise, Ray... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Thanks to our awesome tour dude Ray, the lack of huge crock sightings wasn't a big deal. Even with his 98% return rate (!)we felt at ease. The river was beautiful and Ray's knowledge and wit made the morning tour a great part of our daintree experience. We did get to see the dominant 50 year old male 'scarface' as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nice, but definitely too expensive for what it is. We saw 2 medium crocs and a half. But scenery on the boat in the middle of the daintree rice was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I chose this cruise for our family based on trip advisor and was not disappointed. This is a family run business and Bruce and his wife give it a relaxed but professional feel. I called in advance and Zoe informed me just to call an hour before on the day we were planning on being in the area. We arrived... More

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Auckland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We chose this company based on Trip Advisor, and partly because of the length of the cruise- one hour rather than two, which we thought would be enough. It also made it comparatively cheaper. It was an easy drive from Mossman, about 20 minutes, and you don't have to cross on the Daintree ferry for it. ( We did cross... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did the 6.30am bird watching tour on the Daintree. Bruce knows the local birdlife and gave us a great early morning experience. His enthusiasm and passion for the local environment was clear to see. Highly recommended for bird lovers.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We came on this tour following the advice of many others. We did manage to see one croc and some of natural wildlife including birds - however, was under whelmed. The success of these tours I think falls to the guide. Bruce's son was very well natured but didn't seem to have the natural flair of a story teller which... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The highlight and purpose was to see wild crocodiles in their natural environment however even with the best efforts of the 'captain/pilot' who was coordinating sightings with other cruise operators we only cited two small ones. Perhaps it was the wrong season and the crocodiles were somewhere else.

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

this is a must when you visit the Daintrees the cruise goes for about an hour we seen 5 crocs out in the wild which was amazing and the scenery is worth it to and while u are there u must try there quiche yum yum

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