Family owned & operated since 1987

07 4098 6115
07 4098 6115

Personalised Tropical Rainforest Cruises with a naturalist guide on the loveliest part of the Daintree River

A Private Location

The Daintree River Cruise Centre is located on privately owned land, on the banks of the Daintree River, with its own jetty. Enjoy our large shaded gardens and tables overlooking the river. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the river and mountain backdrop.

The River & Inhabitants

Join one of our 1 or 1.5 hour river cruises on the Daintree. Our river guides are well informed naturalist and biologists and also keen bird watchers. Our location is at the junction of the tidal convergence zone, where warm seawater and cool freshwater meet, making it an ideal to spot rare wildlife including crocodiles.

Purpose-Built Vessels

There are 5 comfortable vessels, each designed for the river conditions and viewing capability. Each boat provides near silent propulsion with a minimum wake, allowing the best conditions for wildlife viewing - providing you with an unforgettable cruise on the Daintree River.

Cruise Times Duration
9.30am 1.5 hrs
9.50am 1.5 hrs
11.00am 1 hr
11.30am 1 hr
12.00pm 1 hr
1.30pm 1 hr
2.30pm 1 hr
3.00pm 1 hr
3.30pm 1 hr

Adults: $28   Children (4-14 yrs): $14
Family (2Ad/2Ch): $70   Seniors/Pensioners: $24
Price includes: Morning or afternoon Daintree Tea & Biscuits

Enquire about our private charters for 2 or more hours

M.V. Mathilda Sunset Cruise

Cruise Times Duration
4.00pm 1.5 hrs

Adults: $45   Children (4-14 yrs): $20

Note: cruise time may be adjusted to 4.30pm depending on the season and availability

Daintree Dreaming

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Rich in History

The Daintree River Cruise Centre has been operating river cruises since 1987, making it one of the longest running operations on the Daintree River. It is owned and managed by sisters Jessie & Kianna Lafferty, proud custodians of this World Heritage location.


You will have the opportunity to see rare wildlife incuding Estuarine crcocodiles, birds, frogs, pythons, tree snakes, butterflies and insects. The area is also one of the most species - rich mangrove estuaries in the world.


Daintree River Cruise Centre is proud to be Eco Tourism Accredited since 2000. In addition we were awarded Advanced Eco Accreditation & Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certification, designed by Aboriginal Tourism Australia. We are also a certified Climate Action Business.


Follow the signage North towards Daintree Village. You will pass a turn-off on the right to Cape Tribulation and the car ferry.
Continue 3.9km past this, towards Daintree. Keep an eye out for our blue sign, and turn right into the entrance to the
Daintree River Cruise Centre.



07 4098 6115

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Please note this is a booking request only and will be confirmed within 24 hours.


Mossman - Daintree Road, Daintree Qld

Postal: PMB 4, Daintree Qld 4873