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Land and Sea: DUCK Amphibious Tour of Cairns

  • Combine two excursions—by bus and by boat—in one tour
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to best suit your schedule
  • Get a great orientation of the city and see the main landmarks
Land and Sea: DUCK Amphibious Tour of Cairns
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Join our exciting 1-hour tour departing at 11:30am each day! ‘Ride the Croc’ turns from a bus to a boat as he plunges into the Cairns Harbour! Great fun!
From $28.48
Splash n Dash 2
Join our exciting 1-hour tour departing 1.30pm each day! ‘Ride the Croc’ turns from a bus to a boat as he plunges into the Cairns Harbour! Great fun!
From $28.48
Explore Cairns by both road and by water in a single trip on this entertaining guided tour. Discover the city's most important landmarks as you travel through the streets aboard a bus, with your guide offering insights along the way. Then your bus turns into a boat and plunges into the harbor's Trinity Inlet offering the chance to see a completely different landscape, filled with mangroves and excellent mountain views, as you cruise the waterways.
What to Expect

… your adventure on the ‘Ride the Croc’, Cairns tourism vessel. You will make your way, and be greeted by your tour guide at Bus Bay 21, Pier Point Road CAIRNS (next to the lagoon pool).  Please arrive 20 mins before your departure times of 11.30, and 1.30pm daily. You will board the vessel here, and after a safety briefing you begin your 60 minute tour.


… and experience it’s historic sights and unique culture, as you tour by road through the city.  Departing from Pier Point Road, you will begin your city based tour, travelling along the beautiful Esplanade, then turning left to make our way to Trinity Inlet.  Exploring the Cairns City in the open-sided amphibious vehicle you can see the sights and feel the tropical air. 


… Your professional driver will then pause at the top of the Fearnley Street Boat Ramp, and explain the entry into the water. Without leaving your seat,‘Ride the Croc’ turns from a bus to to boat as he plunges into Cairns Harbour.  


… and enjoy the view as you explore the beautiful waters of Cairns Harbour!  A narration of Cairns accompanies your journey the whole way, as you explore the inlets and Cairns Harbour. After cruising for 30 minutes, you then exit the water.

… ‘Ride the Croc’ emerges from the water and after exploring Cairns further, drives you back to the pick up point.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This was such a good way to start our trip to Cairns. First of all we were driven around Cairns to get us familiarised with the town, then the vehicle drove directly into the river and we had a cruise of seeing Cairns from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BrendaG1796
Reviewed September 6, 2018
Fun time aboard "Reggie"

Informative and fun way to see some of Cairns City highlights by road, and a nice river "cruise" in the Trinity Inlet. Unlucky time for our group as it was close to the top of the tide, which meant there was very little wildlife activity...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rod F
Reviewed August 27, 2018
Great experience.

Friendly , informative staff. Very bumpy ride around town, but this was expected and we were warned by the driver. Smooth when we went into the water , tried to spot some crocs but they were hiding from us. Was a great experience, and recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dinks599
Reviewed August 25, 2018
Beautiful Mangroves

Great fun, tour guides were knowledgeable and the scenery was beautiful Nice length of time to sit back and watch the beauty of Cairns pass you by

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank m1ndimoo369
Reviewed August 22, 2018
the mangroves

very informative tour. The driver and tour leader were friendly and it was a great way to,learn about Cairns.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Maeve M
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Maeve M
May 31, 2018|
Response from alanmcmullen | Reviewed this property |
It is perfect for seniors, and if you have your Australian Seniors card you will save 10%
Maeve M
May 31, 2018|
Response from ourukholiday | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, it’s a little bit of a rattle when you’re on the road and an easy float. Go along, it’s fun and you’ll learn a lot as well.