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Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises

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Address: 2856 Mossman Daintree Rd, 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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Excellent intro to the Daintree River

We were a group of 9 with 5 kids and had Bruce as our guide. His intimate knowledge of the local croc population ensured we saw over 5 adult females, 3 hatchlings and we even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 9 with 5 kids and had Bruce as our guide. His intimate knowledge of the local croc population ensured we saw over 5 adult females, 3 hatchlings and we even found Scarface the 4.5m dominant male. Bruce was a very likeable bloke and very well informed. A fantastic way to discover the beautiful, deadly Daintree... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a fantastic trip on Bruce's tour. I know it's his job but he is amazing at spotting crocs. He clearly knows his stuff, and puts the passengers at ease with his reassured approach and commentary. He's a lovely bloke. We had a really rewarding trip seeing a variety of males and females, young and old in their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing trip, well worth doing. Saw quiet a number of crocodiles, both large and small, including the dominant male croc in the area. Bruce is a gentleman and very knowledgeable.

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

Thanks for your review, it is greatly appreciated.Bruce enjoys showing wildlife in its natural habitat as the Daintree river has many interesting aspects. More 

Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been on a recent cruise I would say that for first timers to the area this is a must do. The cruise is of one hours duration and about an hours drive from Port Douglas. Our recent experience had us seeing 2 large crocs and 3 juveniles, as well as a tree snake and a water monitor. All this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would thoroughly recommend a trip on Bruce Belcher's River Cruises. We had Griffith Belcher, Bruce's son, as our guide (alongside Duke the dog) and he was excellent. We saw loads of crocodiles including some cute (!?) hatchlings as well as lots of birds. Griffith was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and local area and made the journey fun. There... More 

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

Thanks for the great review,it is greatly appreciated and as a small family business we all enjoy what we do. We all think it is the best job in the world! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome family run business, from the very beginning we felt welcomed. The lady at reception was lovely and even gave us some tips on things to see and do in the Daintree. Bruce was our tour guide who was very informative, we got to see 6 crocs in total 3 of them were baby crocs only 5 months old! Meat... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a great experience and I am glad that you enjoyed it, our pies are good value as well. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bruce was very informative on local crocodile habitat. A good hour as he guided the boat to a number if sightings of grown and of juvenile crocs. The attendant in the shop was very helpful and an asset to the business. Would definitely recommend.

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

Thank you for your review,we are a small family business that enjoy meeting people from all over the world and showing them the wildlife in their natural habitat on the Daintree river. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose Bruce's crocodile tour over the others because the trip advisor reviews said it was a small family run low key adventure. So happy to say we enjoyed every moment from the minute we were greeted at the kiosk and offered a free coffee while we waited. Nothing pretentious or multi national commercial about this operation.Just a genuine crocodile... More 

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

Thanks for your great review,it is very much appreciated. More 

Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had an extra group member on the trip - Duke the dog and he made it fun for those of us needing some pet therapy !! Great cruise but did have to hide my face from the very large snake they found. Baby crocs were very cute.

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

Thanks for the great review, nothing like viewing wildlife in their natural habitat. Glad that you enjoyed our cruise. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved seeing the crocodiles and snakes and birds. We got so close to them. The kids loved having their own set of binoculars. Would do again and would have signed up for a longer tour if they were available.

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

Thank you for your review, glad that you and your family enjoyed our wildlife cruise, seeing animals in their natural habitat is a wounderful experience. More 

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