The perfect way to finish your Daintree Rainforest experience.Â Floating on the water, enjoying the late afternoon light, watching wildlife foraging before sunset, there are few better places to be than out on the Daintree River. Late afternoon cruises give an opportunity to see the river in lovely light, sometimes with the setting sun colouring the sky, often with a multitude of egrets flying home to roost for the night. Crocodiles, snakes, and birds such as kingfishers, flycatchers, and herons are commonly seen.
Finish your day aboard a small comfortable vessel catering for just 10 passengers. Â From the Daintree Village boat ramp and jetty you will be welcomed aboard by the professional guide for aÂ 2 hour guided sunset cruise taking you along the mighty Daintree river and its adjoining tributaries, to where the big boats don't go. Â You will explore the rivers unique ecology from its freshwater origins to the saline mangroves gliding along the river in the late afternoons rays. Â The cruise provides excellent wildlife viewing and photographic opportunitiesÂ getting up close to the iconic wildlife. Â Cruises are a special experience, with highly sought-after birds, crocodiles and snakesÂ seen on most cruises. The smaller vessel enables a quiet intimate exploration of the river. Â
Two-hour cruises are conducted at dawn and late afternoonÂ when the river is at its most picturesque, sunlight is at its best for photography, and birds are at their most active.
The tour concludes back at the Daintree Village boat ramp and jetty where it is just a short stroll up to the village to the hotel for a beverage or dinner.