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Lady Douglas River Cruise

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Address: Wharf Street | Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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+61 409 986 127
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Lady Douglas River Cruise is iconic in Port Douglas, successfully operating...

Lady Douglas River Cruise is iconic in Port Douglas, successfully operating for over 27 years. The relaxing 1 1/2 hr cruise includes, crocodile and wildlife spotting in the wild, spectacular scenery, an informative and entertaining commentary and a complimentary beverage and nibbles. Voted the "Best Tour" award in Port Douglas in 2015. Departing from The Reef Marina, right in the heart of Port douglas. A must do for all visitors to Port Douglas. Very affordable.

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Delightful River Cruise

What a great way to spend some time, see some sights and learn some local history. The vessel was skippered by Lucas whose wealth of knowledge interspersed with some Aussie humour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Castle Hill, Australia
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Castle Hill, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great way to spend some time, see some sights and learn some local history. The vessel was skippered by Lucas whose wealth of knowledge interspersed with some Aussie humour kept all aboard informed and entertained. Thanks for a great time! If you're traveling to Port Douglas, add this to your 'must do' list.

Thank Gratski
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got off the Lady Neilson. What a treat. $35.00 best entertainment ever. Welcome drink, food along the way, commentary with humour and a lovely afternoon. Such a lovely couple plus the added bonus of chatting with other travellers. It was awesome and we saw a crocodile :) We paid for another drink. A red wine and a beer $12.00.... More 

Thank Anne F
Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time on the lady First time seen lots of crocs and wild life This time no crocs but still a very enjoyable time So relaxing with nothing to do but look at the peace

Thank Greg2j
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went on the sunset cruise on the Lady Douglas and were greeted by our host Niki and Captain Lucas. We cruised up the estuary and Lucas provided the commentary describing the landscape including the different types on mangroves, the local wildlife, the mountain regions and the various vessels in and using the waterway. Niki provided a... More 

Thank Ian L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth every penny. The crew were intertaining, friendly and informative. Great for all the family. I would recommend this to everyone.

Thank Kylee M
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 4.30 cruise and it was truly worth every cent. The complimentary welcome drink and on board nibbles were excellent. The skipper was hilarious in his commentary even though he must have done it hundreds of times. Carol was a lovely hostess. The cruise was exactly what it said in the brochure, a trip up the estuary and... More 

Thank OzzieSandra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The captain and his colleague were fantasitic. Nibbles are included and one free drink. We did the 4.30 cruise which took into the estuary and back out past the main strip. The captain was great, knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. Loved it and will be doing it again

Thank Suzie G
Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend booked the 4.30 tour, the hospitality was fine, thanks to the drink included and the nice lady that served us. The captain dissapointed us, he spoke as a recorded machine for the entire trip (I don't think crocodiles come out if you make all that noise) and he spent most of the time around the marina... More 

Thank Matteo d
Jersey, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this boat trip. The skipper and his colleague were so very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The boat was in tip top condition - obviously lovingly cared for. The wine and beer was the cheapest and best in Port Douglas. The buffet/snacks were yummy. We saw crocs, a sea eagle, tons of birds and learnt so much about the... More 

Thank Juliejersey66
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to go out on a boat, well this was something different.. we had a running commentary all the way covering all sorts of information, the survival of the mangrove very interesting, the we saw a very large crocodile which I managed to get on film, we also had food and drink on board, the only thing that irked was... More 

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