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“Great time very relaxing”
Review of Snapping Tours

Snapping Tours
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US$29.01*
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Johnstone River Glass-Bottom Boat Wildlife Cruise...
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Innisfail
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: There is simply no better option then to come on board Snapping Tours and experience the famous world heritage listed wet tropics. Our locally owned and family operated business have generations of local knowledge and have taken interest in learning about the history of the Innisfail area and the surrounding rivers, rain forests, flora and fauna. We happily pass on our knowledge to our friendly customers. This leisurely cruise takes you along the beautiful calm waters of the Johnstone River, where our guides take you for a closer look at the mangroves and wildlife, such as snakes or birds, that live on the banks of the river. You will also experience a close up of the abundant river life such as fish, turtles or even the chance of spotting a cassowary. We have a very keen eye for spotting our fellow crocodile friends in their natural habitat. They will either be lurking beneath the waters or sunning themselves on the sandbanks. Either way it is a spectacular sight! These animals are all unique to the wet tropics and can be mostly spotted all year round. The best chance for spotting wild salt water crocodiles in their natural habitat is during low tide, in the mornings and from May to September. Feel free to contact us to find out more information regarding the prime time to spot crocodiles. Whether it is for an enjoyable day out or a special occasion, our cruises can be tailored to suit the needs for all our customers or groups. This unique cruising experience on the tranquil waters of the Johnstone River awaits you! Check our new sunset experience! A perfect way to end your day. Come on board our 5:30pm tour and enjoy the breathtaking scenery our beautiful Johnstone River has to offer upon nightfall. This 2.5-hour sunset cruise provides opportunities for our customers to take part in spotting wild salt water crocodiles and other nocturnal wildlife that live beneath and along the banks of the Johnstone River. Night time is prime time for crocodiles to begin hunting, so this tour is not to be missed for those interested in seeing and listening to how crocodiles hunt in their natural habitat. Experiencing wild caught mud crabs and guided walks along a secluded beach is also on the agenda. During our boat cruise, our tour guides will check crab pots in the hope of seeing wild caught mud crabs, together with explaining their general features and their habitat. These mud crab’s claws are very powerful and customers can see just how powerful their claws are through a live demonstration. Take a walk along a secluded beach located in a world heritage area comprising of the wet tropics and cassowary habitat. Our guides take you for a guided walk along the beach, with a chance of spotting cassowaries and other wild bird species. *Additional cost for food platters* During the tour, food will be provided. There is a choice of a seafood platter and fish chips is also on the menu. Our food is provided by the lovely people at Innisfail Seafood and Walla's fish and chips. We thank them for their catering options and service! (Please note that you must book for the seafood platters and the fish and chips either through Snapping Tours Sunset Tours and Dinner Cruises or you can contact us via phone or email).
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The hosts where great, friendly and knowledgeable
Great tour of the history of the area
Family had a great time seen two crocodiles
Free drinks and nibble
Well wirth the trip

Thank Monena B
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thank you Monena and very pleased that you and your family had a great time!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Great time great experience
Well worth the trip family loved it
Happy and friendly hosts
Free drinks and nibble
Beautiful scenery

Thank Bhayes45
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thanks heaps for your review! Yes, the scenery is very spectacular along the Johnstone River!

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We had a fantastic time with Vince and Brenton on our sunset cruise. It was the night of the super blue blood moon. It was a down night and we were the only couple in attendance so we got a personal cruise. Despite lower chances of spotting crocs on this night, Vince spotted us 3. He got us close enough to get a good view from the naked eye. They were a great team and very knowledgeable and accommodating. It was nice to get a history of Innisfail in the meantime too. We saw many crocs, enjoyed a beautiful sunset, had good conversation, and then got to see the red eyes of crocs in the night of the night's super blue, blood moon.

Thank chaynes1
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

That is fantastic to hear! Thank you very much for your review! How amazing it would have been seeing crocodiles at night time in the Johnstone River!

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend Snapping Tours. We headed out towards the heads in search of crocs. Not the right time of year, but still managed to see two smalk crocs, and the time on the water was lovely anyway.

Thank GCKoala
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Great to hear that you saw two crocodiles! Greatly appreciate your review!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Went in the tour tonight with the father - son team. Was great, dinner was good and the croc sightings even better

Thank Lisa H
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Brenton G, Owner at Snapping Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thank you Lisa for your review! Spotting crocodiles in the wild is amazing!

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