Experience magic of Daintree
A TOUR along the Daintree River is an experience not to be missed.
Just 45 minutes drive from Port Douglas, the iconic Daintree River offers a variety of tours where tourists and locals can experience nature up close and get a taste of a real adventure.
The tours overlook the picturesque views of the river where warm seawater and cool fresh water meet with the tropical World Heritage rainforest.
It is recommended to take a camera on the tours because everywhere you look there is a perfect view of beautiful lush and green mountains in your surroundings - not to forget the crocodiles.
Crocs are not the only thing you can expect to see on the river, there are many other creatures which experienced guides show you along the way.
As you sit in the large vessel the guide will drive up close to surrounding vegetation and stop along the way to point out critters and fauna such as birds, tropical frogs, snakes, butterflies, seeds, fruit and crocodiles up to five metres in length.
Throughout the tour you will also get the chance to see the creatures up close and feel some of the seeds and fruits picked from the water or surrounding trees.
The guides are experienced naturalists who communicate through equipped technology to ensure that if something is spotted along the river, you won’t miss it.
They know the Daintree River like the back of their hand and provide information to educate you about the rich history of the river and the wildlife and fauna that inhabit it.
This is the ideal experience for photographers, birdwatchers, nature-lovers, or thrill-seekers who are eager to see large crocodiles in the wild.
Just the anticipation of drifting quietly along the river keeping your eyes peeled for a crocodile to pop out of the water or through the trees is enough excitement to enjoy the trip.
There are not too many places in the world where you can experience the tropical rainforest on the river so close to home.
This worthwhile experience is truly something not to be missed.
Even if you’ve experienced the Daintree River before, you are guaranteed to learn something new every time you visit.
What’s that: tourists spot a tree snake (inset) on the Daintree River