Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises

Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises

Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises offer a one-hour wild life cruise. We are keen bird watchers and have a good eye for crocodiles and tree snakes, with crocodiles being spotted on 98% of trips, particularly in cooler months. We don't provide Daintree bird watching tours however the native bird life in the Daintree is abundant. We operate Daintree tours from our home on the banks of the Daintree River in a secluded wildlife boutique facility. Come and relax in our garden room, listen to the surrounding wildlife and enjoy a complimentary Daintree Tea or coffee before or after your Daintree river tours experience. Peruse our tropical souvenir collection. Meander through our lush tropical garden to our private jetty to board our vessel for a personal guided tour with Bruce’s 32 years’ experience on the Daintree River.
Daintree, Queensland, Australia
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2022

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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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(13 reviews)
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5.0
1,550 reviews
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Very good
203
Average
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Nicola R
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
We visited Bruce Belcher’s Daintree river cruise and had a great time! All the staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The lady at the counter was extremely accomodating allowing my sister and I to get a head start on the walk to the boat as my sister was on crutches. The river cruise was awesome, taking in the natural beauty of the Daintree river while seeing some crocodiles. We did the lunch time cruise and got a sausage/cheese & spinach roll and a can of drink included in our tour price. An absolute bargain! Highly recommend.
Written January 16, 2023
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ZonaB
Greetings from the Daintree River! Thank you so much for the lovely review! our small family business thrives on feedback like yours! We set our focus on creating a memorable experience for all our guests and it is delightful to read that you found our staff accommodating and knowledgeable. Your kind words will be passed onto them. Thanks again and we hope to see you back next time! @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written January 18, 2023
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gary a
117 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
A family business that has been operating for over 30 years. It has a feel of a business that cares for what it is they are showing tourists. Our guide (Griffith, owner’s son) was engaging, knowledgeable and very obviously caring of the environment he works in. Small boats (max 24 people), competitive pricing .... a good decision to use them. Plus a small cafe (with a free drink), small shop, toilets. Very well run and genuine company.
Ps Griffith thought he talked too much... absolutely not.... we all were totally engaged with every word.
Written December 23, 2020
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Dear Guest Thank you for the wonderful review and for acknowledging Griffith. As a small family business, we put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written December 25, 2020
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hanbananna
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
A wonderful experience for the whole family. We did this trip with five children ranging from 14yrs to 8mths. Everyone had a wonderful time and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience seeing crocodiles in the wild. The tour guide really knew the area and the crocodiles well. We did the 12pm lunch cruise which included lunch and everyone enjoyed the lunch afterwards. An amazing day out. Highly recommended. Thanks!
Written October 11, 2022
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Tarin W
Los Angeles, CA191 contributions
Nov 2022
The operation was professionally run and easy to book but I'm not sure that the 98% sighting rate they quote is really accurate. As we were getting on the boat, the group before came off saying they didn't see anything which is a disappointing way to start. About half way through we passed another boat/company and the guide said they had seen one but our guide said that we couldn't go there with the boat we were on.
I understand that these are animals and seeing them isn't guaranteed but the company should provide information up front about best time of year and day to see a crocodile based on their expert knowledge. From the guide's talk, I also wondered how many crocodiles there really were in this area.
Written December 3, 2022
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ZonaB
Dear Guest We are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience with us, but we do thank you for the kind words regarding our operations. All the info regarding sightings is located on our website under the FAQ tab. The 98% guarantee is throughout the cooler months which this information is on our website, in our wildlife disclaimer which is in our terms and conditions on our website plus before you pay for your tour on our website, it is on our brochure, and it is on affiliate websites. Our staff are also well trained in informing self-drive guests without online bookings, enquiries, or general questions regarding sightings outside of the cooler months. If you booked through a third party, it is your responsibility to not only check the third parties terms and conditions/info but also the operators terms and conditions/info as you are bound by both when you book through an affiliate. If you would have searched our website, called, or emailed or dropped in you would not have written this review. We are the only operator that even goes to an extent to try and educate guests on seasonal changes because we do care, and we want everyone to be happy. As a long-term wildlife operator, we can somewhat predict crocodile sightings but even our predications are not guaranteed. Wildlife is simply wild. In response to the sighting that was heard over the radio - we operate and advertise as 1-hour cruises which are back-to-back and if the tour is nearing its end and there has been a sighting that is not close by, we just can not power up to the sighting because the boat is required to stay on schedule. Our guides are experienced and as advertised commentary is provided on the flora and fauna of the Daintree River (not all about crocs). We do understand how much guests want to see crocodiles that is why we issue FREE return tickets when there are no crocodile sightings, and these return tickets never expire! There is nothing we can do if people do not read what they are booking. If you have a solution, please enlighten us.
Written December 30, 2022
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Shadowmum
1 contribution
Aug 2022
We were delighted with our river cruise. It was a cool wet day and our group of 6 were the only ones on the 4.00 pm tour, so we tucked into our drinks and snacks as Bruce himself gave us a wonderful journey along the Daintree River, explaining what we were seeing so well and answering our idiot questions with humour and wisdom. We saw 3 crocodiles (one was a teeny tiny one) and many birds, it was fab.
Written September 1, 2022
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Jet15657104812
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Our guide was exceptional, he knew so much about the wildlife, had eagle eyes to spot tree snakes, small birds, and baby crocs! We seen 4 crocs on our trip, hanging out where expected. The other impressive thing is Bruce's crew are clearly the best boat drivers!! Seriously. We got so close, the few other operators on the river didnt seem to be able to manage their boats as well! Loved every minute of the trip - thank you!
Written August 3, 2022
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petersaligari
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
The reception area and souvenir shop was amazing soo FNQ . The staff were so helpful and explained everything about the cruise as bd what to expect . The boat driver was really great snd described all v details as we cruised along the river . There were fantastic wildlife photo opportunities that the boat operator saw. Nd slowed down while we took photos . We would highly recommend the cruise
Written October 6, 2022
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Charlotte M
Sydney, Australia42 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We did this tour as a part of Tony’s Tropical Tours. It was a great croc cruise. Bruce was incredibly informative and answered all of my questions (and believe me I ask a lot). We were lucky to spot a few crocs and baby’s! It rained at one point but that didn’t dampen it we put the front cover down, stood in the middle and by the time we’d travelled 200m it was clear again. Would thoroughly recommend this as a croc cruise.
Written April 19, 2021
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Kylie D
Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
Jun 2022
Very lucky to see 3 crocs up close and personal on a rainy afternoon. Jon maneuvered the boat so craftily that we were able to be within meters of two crocs on the bank, and took us back to see a croc swimming lesuirely along, that he had spotted earlier. Scooter, Bruce and he who must not be named were generous with their time, and did not eat us or the boat. Always a bonus! I'd never seen a croc in the wild, so came away very happy!
Written June 9, 2022
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johnmH6053IN
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Aug 2020
Bruce Belcher's is a family run business and that shows in the great personal service offered by the receptionist Shazza (not a Sharon but a Shanna). The tour started promptly on time and within 50m heading downstream from the jetty there was our first crocodile basking on a log. We headed down the channel between mainland and Pig Island seeking a glimpse of the alpha male called Scarface. No initial sign of him so our guide took us for a circumnavigation of Pig island and after getting up close to 5 other smaller males and females, there he was the kind of croc everybody wants to see. Hauling himself out on to the bank was 5m and nearly 800kg of mean saltwater crocodile called Scarface. What a sight, and to be about 6 or 7m from this amazing animal was awesome. He must have been more than a metre across the middle. Recommend this tour 100%
Written August 22, 2020
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Dear guest Thank you for the brilliant review and for mentioning our receptionist and guide. We are all very passionate about what we present and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Scarface is indeed the one everyone wants to see and we are so happy that you got to experience viewing this big crocodile. Thank you for supporting our small family business, we hope to see you back again :) Kind Regards @BruceBelchersDaintreeRiverCruises
Written August 28, 2020
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