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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: +61 7 4098 7717
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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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We went on the Bruce Belcher Daintree River Cruise and would highly recommend the experience. Ray was our guide, knowledgable and interesting. We saw 3 crocodiles - one of them 2... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on the Bruce Belcher Daintree River Cruise and would highly recommend the experience. Ray was our guide, knowledgable and interesting. We saw 3 crocodiles - one of them 2 times, and he explained all about the region and croc behaviours. Note - do check the times of the tides before booking a tour - but the staff will... More 

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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Firstly we would thank Ray, the guide, for turning us away when we went for the 11am trip. He said spotting would not be good and we would do better on the 4pm trip. Which it was (he told us he had seen nothing at 11am) Whilst it was not the best time of year or conditions we still saw... More 

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

Thanks for your review,low tide is always the best time to view wildlife. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bruce is a very knowledgeable and pleasant river guide. The boat had numerous binoculars for anyone to use. We saw a huge male croc on the beach, a female floating in the river, and a much smaller juvenile on another beach. Our tour was at lunchtime and included a bonus lunch. Besides the crocs there were numerous birds and plants... More 

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

Thanks for your review, Bruce enjoys showing people all types of wildlife on the Daintree river, it has been his back yard for 30 years and he knows it well and has a passion for everything that lives in it. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to see estuarine crocodiles and that's what we saw! Several of them, from very small and cute (eighteen inches) - well, maybe cute is the wrong word - to very large and menacing (maybe twelve feet?). And a great entertaing and informative commentary from the guide and his mate who was driving the boat.

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

Thank you for your great review,it is a great experience to see crocodiles in the wild. More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bruce Belchers Daintree River Cruise was excellent. The first time we went we weren't as lucky as we thought we would be and saw a tree snake and a frog as well as a baby croc and it's mother bopping her head under some branches, so Ray and Bruce gave us the chance to come back and have another tour... More 

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

Thanks for your review,Ray and Bruce enjoy showing wildlife and low tide is always the best time to view it. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came at a not so good time of the year to see the crocs. You will see much more during the winter (June/July). Despite this we did still see a couple and a few baby crocs as well which was really cool! The first part of the cruise we barely saw one croc. Our guide went the extra mile... More 

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

Thanks for your review, winter and low tide is the best time to view wildlife. Our guides try their best to show as much wildlife as they can in the wild, thank you for appreciating our efforts. More 

Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great trip with Ray at the helm of the boat! We saw 6 or 7 crocs in the wild and also scarface aka no.1 the 5.5 meter salty. All round great arvo! Hope to see you again next time👍👍

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

Thanks for your great review, your sightings were great on the day you came and glad that you really enjoyed Ray our guide. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously there are many company's to do a river croc tour with, but sometimes it's not just where you are, but who you are with! Griffith thanks for the purple X on the map, found it. Very cool. Thanks Ray, Jack, and Duke for a memorable experience. Love your passion for the crocs!

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

Thank you for your review,everyone at Bruce Belchers Daintree River Cruises has a passion for wildlife and we are glad that you appreciated what we do.Thanks agiain for joining our cruise. More 

Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We chose Bruce Belcher's croc cruise as we wanted to see the crocodiles in their nature environment; not caged up in a zoo or farm. The trip was really well organised, a lot of fun and we saw 3 crocs plus a green tree snake and a green frog. The crocodile in the photo was just over 4m long. The... More 

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

Thanks for the great review,we all enjoy showing guests the wonderful Daintree river and the wildlife in its natural habitat.Low tide is always the best time to do our tour. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The staff here were really friendly. Griffith was our guide and was really knowledgeable, not just about the crocodiles but also the local flora and fauna. We were able to see three crocodiles which was pretty cool .. we didnt get to see a really big one but still left pretty happy. We really just wanted to see crocodiles in... More 

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

Thanks for your great review,seeing crocodiles in their natural habitat is a wonderfu experience. More 

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