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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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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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Brilliant Belcher

Bruce was very honest when we arrived and explained that although we may see crocs that day, due to the weather and tide, it would be better to come back if we are able. We took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bruce was very honest when we arrived and explained that although we may see crocs that day, due to the weather and tide, it would be better to come back if we are able. We took his advice and had a great trip seeing lots of crocs and info from Bruce. Highly recommended

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Horsham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised by the travel centre in Port Douglas that this was one of the best tours if you wanted to see crocodiles in their natural habitat along the Daintree River. On arrival we strolled through the beautiful garden, greeted by really nice people that were happy to have tourists visit as you don't always find that is the... More 

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

Thanks so much for your comments, we really appreciated guests that understand our commitment to what we are doing on the Daintree River. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our hour on the river with Ray the awesome, friendly and cute skipper! :) Prior to the cruise we visited the Daintree Zoo and the kind lady there suggested Bruce Belchers river cruise, so she even called him for us to make sure there were spaces for us! We spotted about 4 Crocs! Nice up and close... More 

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

Thanks so much for your report, it is great to see our guests appreciate crocodiles and wildlife..... in the wild. Ray is passionate about what he does on the Daintree river. More 

Palmyra, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great cruise with Bruce who was very friendly, very knowledgable and who clearly has great respect for crocodiles. We saw three crocodiles and plenty of bird life and it kept the kids attention for the whole hour. Really don't understand some of the negative reviews, it's called nature and crocodiles don't just come to order. My view is... More 

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

Thanks so much for your comments, nature does not always perform but we try our very best and you totally understand what we are doing. More 

Seaford, South Australia, Australia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What great value for money & super friendly people! Ray our skipper was very knowledgeable and passionate about the crocs, making sure we saw at least 4 big ones, even getting up close with one (accidentally) almost stepping on one right under the boat haha! We also saw a tree snake hunting a cute little green tree frog... Was a... More 

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

Thanks for your comments and hope to see you back in peak season. More 

Jersey, Channel Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although we only saw one croc - and then only its eyes - this was a nice one hour trip. Bruce has been a guide on the river for 29 years and his wife runs things on dry ground. There's a shop and if you take the mid day trip you get a complimentary pie and can of drink.

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Portland, Oregon
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just an hour boat ride and quite reasonably priced. One of the employees had gone home sick and Bruce himself took us out. What a nice down to earth guy. His wife runs the store and is also very nice.

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

Thanks for your response, greatly appreciated. More 

Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had a marvelous time with Bruce Belcher on his crocodile spotting tour. Don't let the rain put you off because apparently that actually increases the chance of seeing a crocodile because the water gets cold. Bruce was both informative and interesting. We were a little worried that we would get stuck on a crowded boat with one of the... More 

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

Thanks for your great comments, croc sightings are great in rainy weather as the water gets cooler and brings them out. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Had a great tour, saw 4 crocs and had down to earth Aussie style commentary. Would recommend to others.

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

Thanks so much for your great comments More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

my partner and i went on this cruise on Jan 4th. Knowing its quieter with crocs during wet season we were happy enough and super excited just to see the Daintree river by boat. The cruise was fantastic and we were accompanied by the friendly "duke the spotter dog". With low expectations of a sighting we were over the moon... More 

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

Thanks so much for your report we really appreciate your feed back. More 

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