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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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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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Great tour, saw crocs, guide Ray very informative, down to earth.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I could only go on the cruise at 1:30pm. The lady at the shop told us low tide is better because we would probably not see any crocs at this time. But we did. Ray was a very friendly guide and so knowledgeable. We were very lucky that we had him all to ourselves. We saw a... More 

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

Thanks for your great review. The Daintree river is a beautiful platform to view the mangroves,rainforest and wildlife in its natural habitat. More 

Raunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely family business! We took the lunch trip and got a sausage roll and can of drink st the end for no extra. We had Ray as our guide and he was great!

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

Thanks so much for your review, Ray really likes showing our wildlife on the Daintree river. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The team were really professional, knew heaps about crocs, and knew exactly where to look. Despite it being low season (January) we saw 2 large crocodiles (approx. 3m each) and a couple of hatchlings. Top tip - go at low tide and preferably on an overcast day as the crocs are easier to see Our skipper had great knowledge of... More 

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

Thanks for your great review,low tide is always the best time to view wildlife in its natural habitat. More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I did a trip on the Daintree River looking for wild life, we arrived in the morning and it was suggested that the afternoon cruise would be lower tide an much better for viewing. We returned 20 mins prior to departure that afternoon and were greeted by lovely staff with a welcoming smile, they have a pleasant... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wounderful review,it is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the 4pm cruise as we were recommended by the staff to do a low tide tour.On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff and two dogs.We were provided free slushies which was well received as it was a very hot day and we they also provided a drink and nibblies for every person going on the cruise (we... More 

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

Thank you for your great, informative review, seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a great experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We visited today as it was our last day before our flight home and was told because it was an early trip and high tide that we may not see any crocs but guess they were wrong cos we saw 2 crocs and amazing they were , Ray our guide was so happy and we saw pythons , bars and... More 

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

Thanks for your review,glad that you got to see a couple of crocodiles on a high tide, the giant mud skippers are also interesting. Nature on the Daintree river is always exciting. More 

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