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“A lovely family run operation!”

Lady Douglas River Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Melbourne Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A lovely family run operation!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

What a lovely little cruise, and unlike another experience on a boat in Port Douglas, we felt welcome, very welcome indeed.
Had a lovely glass of champagne, whilst enjoying the view of Dicksons Inlet. We spotted 4 crocodiles and at least a couple of sea eagles. My kids loved Jock, the boat owners dog, and enjoyed being given a turn to steer this lovely paddle steamer boat. Would recommend to anyone, looking to spot crocodiles in their natural enviroment or even just to view the river and vast area of mangroves,an area of Port Douglas, i have never seen before.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“great value cruise”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Did the 430pm sunset cruise and really enjoyed it. We had been tossing up doing a Daintree river sunset cruise, but a few people advised us the Port Douglas cruise was better, so we gave it a try. Definitely great value. $35 for a 90min cruise with a drink and nibbles. Saw a few crocs. sea eagles, egrets & kites, nice scenery and the sunset as we came back into Port Douglas topped it off. Thoroughly Recommended

Visited May 2013
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Matamata, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Looking for something to do in P'Douglas - do this trip a 4pm....
Bargin Price - $30 for a "river cruise' at dusk to find some crocs and they throw in a free drink and some nibbles!
We saw 2 crocs in the wild, one who I think was eyeing us up for tea!.
Staff friendly and infomative.

Visited May 2013
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“Great experience”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a very good cruise to take you get to see quite a few crocs if your lucky. You also get a free drink and snacks as well. We went on the sunset cruise which was great we went out to the whining of the inlet to watch the sunset it was beautiful. Great value

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect sunset cruise”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

My husband and I wanted to do a crocodile boat tour while up in Pt Douglas, however were not interested in the whole tourist, theme park style - so decided to go on the Lady Douglas and see crocodiles in their natural habitat. We chose to do the sunset tour, which departs from the Pt Douglas Marina about 4:30pm. We were warmly greeted and offered a complimentary champagne and beer. We settled in and enjoyed the cruise along the river as the tour guide spoke over a speaker about the area etc; It was such a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the hosts were so friendly and welcoming, even putting out complimentary nibbles for everyone on board. Unfortunately we did not see any crocodiles (this was due to the tide being a little high and it was a bit cloudy) so keep these factors in mind when booking....however it didn't matter one bit! We saw a couple of sea eagles and fed the catfish. We were lucky enough to witness one of the sea eagles fly down and catch one of the fish right out of the water in front of us. Whether you see a crocodile or not, I would HIGHLY recommend this tour....such a wonderful afternoon and it was exactly what we wanted. We would definately do this tour again!

Visited May 2013
Thank Melvum
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