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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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Fully recommend the Lady Douglas River Cruise

No one can guarantee wildlife sightings, but this cruise gives you the best opportunities. We were lucky : we saw a juvenile crocodile sunning itself on the bank at very close... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 10, 2016
Marionjane B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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Broulee, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This river cruise states it sails ⛵️ on calm waters 🌊 and that is exactly what it does! It is probably best suited to older people and is most certainly suitable for families with young children 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦. The vessel appeared to be well maintained and very clean. Clear instructions were given by both crew members on safety procedures etc. (there... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

No one can guarantee wildlife sightings, but this cruise gives you the best opportunities. We were lucky : we saw a juvenile crocodile sunning itself on the bank at very close quarters. We also saw river dolphin. The intelligent but humourous commentry from the Lucas, the owner and skipper and the friendly welcome of his assistant, plus the wonderful views... More 

Thank Marionjane B
Ballan, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

Fantastic sunset cruise, very informative with great local knowledge, would highly recommend, and we did see a croc sun baking on the pontoon in the marina...just great

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

As relatively new locals we are exploring different activities around Port Douglas for our own enjoyment & also so that we can provide information to our visitors when they come. With that in mind we went out on the sunset cruise on the Lady Douglas. I see that there are many rave reviews of this cruise & they are completely... More 

Thank Jacimacoo7
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Took family of five ( kids 14,12,9 ) along and was given the most informative and entertaining tour by Lucas and Ann. Great stories about the local area and heaps of info as well by Lucas. Ann was the hostess who ensured everyone was well fed and watered. Definitely recommend to all who venture to PD.

Thank Tim H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Who would of thought a croc was baking on the old marina , woo Hoo , well done lady Douglas ,enjoyed our sunset cruise , went all the way down the river , seen no Croc's & guess what , one just happens to be at the old Mariner

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Group of 8. So easy going and amazing. It was literally the best thing we have done I. Port Douglas. Super accommodating and friendly staff. Would recommend 100%!!

Thank Johnnyok1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours cruising up the inlet in the late afternoon before going out to dinner. The Lady Douglas is a lovely old boat, the staff are very welcoming and it was a great way to see the wildlife in it's natural environment. Would particularly recommend for older people as access and seating is good, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

There were just 15 of us on the sunset cruise the evening we went. Friendly skipper who kept up a most interesting commentary and his lovely wife who was very good at keeping an eye open for wildlife - we did see just one small crocodile. A low key and very relaxing way to round off our short stay in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Lovely hour and a half tour exploring the river. Very informative and friendly crew especially little Bray! We saw a little crocodile and interesting. Relaxing way to watch the sunset. Includes a drink and snacks

Thank Dina H

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