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Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises

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Address: 2856 Mossman Daintree Rd, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4098 7717
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Found a huge crocodile at high tide.

We ended up on a high tide tour which is not really good for crocodile watching and our guide got us in close to a 5 meter 700 kilogram old croc! Knowledgeable guide and a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Keith H
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not choose the best day for going on a river cruise, - it was raining cats and dogs - and we saw some birds. Not too impressed compared to other river cruises I have taken in other parts of the world.

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

Thanks for your review, hard to gage what you were not impressed about, raining cats and dogs or only seeing a few birds. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended up on a high tide tour which is not really good for crocodile watching and our guide got us in close to a 5 meter 700 kilogram old croc! Knowledgeable guide and a great experience

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

Thanks for your review, seeing a crocodile in the wild is a great experience. The Daintree river has some very interesting wildlife, florna and history. More 

melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relaxing trip on the river was exactly what we hoped for, and to see birds and crocodiles was an added bonus! Friendly, knowledgeable staff made our trip an experience to remember. It was a quiet, rainy day, and we were the only people on the boat, but that didn't stop Ray from doing his best to find crocodiles for... More 

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

Thanks for your review,it is greatly appricated. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I give our guide credit for spotting crocs in a flooded, muddy river. We saw a big female and a one-year-old. The pre-departure slushes, glass of wine for the 4pm tour, and the little snacks were a nice touch. And we even saw a tree frog hiding in plain sight in the gift shop! I'm allergic to dogs but I... More 

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

It is greatly appreciated to receive such a great review like yours, thank you. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here. More 

Bournemouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the 4pm tour knowing it wasn't the best time of year to see crocs but we were fortunate enough to see 2 very big females amongst other wildlife. Ray was incredibly knowledgeable and Duke the dog a pleasure to watch enjoying the ride. A lovely way to spend an hour of your time and the beer and nuts were... More 

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

Thanks so much for your great review, the 4.00pm is great value with the nibbles and beer. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great trip, Bruce has a nice place by the river, free tea/coffee while your waiting for your boat. If you go on the 4pm boat you get a free beer, bonus. Ray our guide and driver was very honest and informative from the start. Because we went in the middle of the wet season we were told... More 

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

Thanks so much for your great review it is greatly appricated. More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took visitors on trip and they loved the Daintree River and tour. Highly recommended. The visitors centre very well laid out, customer service very friendly. Felt like we were in the tropics.

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

Thank you for your review about our wildlife cruise and the great comments about our cruise centre. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt really disappointed and embarrassed for this tour operator. Lack of local knowledge by driver was embarrassing , the commentary was uncouth and sensationalised. I felt the guide was irresponsible in manouvering the boat too close to the one croc we saw and there was also a pet dog on board who was uncontrolled by the guide. Overall it was... More 

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

Disappointed.......So are we! Your remarks are unjustified and rude. Trip advisor is for honest and informative reviews which yours is not! 1.Our guides are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of wildlife and history of the Daintree river. 2.They are never rude or uncouth, read our reviews. 3.They are trained drivers that always respect wildlife. 5.Duke our dog is very well... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

After several city break type stop overs - it was a real contrast to hire a car and explore the Daintree National Park. Part of that was to book a one hour tour with Bruce Belcher's River Cruise. In a very laid back comfortable garden room you are given a free tea or coffee while waiting for all the passengers... More 

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

Thank you so much for your informative report it is greatly appricated,so good that you got to see crocodiles in the wild. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Being the wet season they warned us that we mightn't see much due to the crocs being in the sea! but we managed to see a tiny croc and a 2.5m croc and a colony of fruit bats! Bruce the guide was very informative, defo worth the price!

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

Thank you for your review and understanding what wild life does at times of the year, so glad you got to catch up with a couple of crocodiles and that you enjoyed our cruise. More 

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