Bruce Belchers Daintree River Cruises: 1 Hour Daintree River Cruises
ABOUT THE BOAT
M.V. Mangrove Jack IIwas built in March, 2008. It was designed to be comfortable, quiet and to maximise observation. Guests are encouraged to stand on the front deck to get “up close and personal” with wildlife.
The boat is covered and we have clear screens in the event of rain. The boat, being small and more personalised allows me to interact with guests. Therefore loud speakers are not required.
The comfortable seats face forward for best viewing. They are padded and have back rests.
”I enjoy seeing the delight on people’s faces as they see crocodiles and other animals in the wild for the first time, just as I did on my first encounters.”
“I have travelled the world during my youth, but there is nowhere that suits me more than the Daintree River.”
As a small family business we have a great lifestyle with our own private boutique facility on the riverbank, in a Conservation Park.
My involvement in tourism started from humble beginnings in 1987 as a trainee tour guide, learning the knack of how to spot wildlife – so 40,000 trips later I have an eagle eye for spotting wildlife!
I offer you a one hour cruise observing wildlife, with an emphasis on crocodile spotting. Other aspects include tree-snakes, pythons and bird-life, natural history of the region and the mangrove eco-system. Binoculars are provided.
My obsession with the river comes from my childhood and growing up with the aborigines on Mornington Island, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, where I learned a lot about what I am presenting on my tour.
Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises is a family operated business which offers one-hour wildlife cruises from a private jetty. We are enthusiastic, honest, exciting and informative. We are keen bird watchers and have a good eye for crocodiles and tree snakes, with crocodiles being spotted on 98% of trips, particularly in cooler months.
We operate from our home on the banks of the Daintree River in a secluded wildlife boutique facility. Come and relax in our garden room, listen to the surrounding wildlife and enjoy a complimentary Daintree Tea or coffee. Peruse our tropical souvenir collection of local crafts. Meander through our lush tropical garden to our private jetty to board our vessel for a personal guided tour with Bruce’s 24 years’ experience on the Daintree River.
Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Cruises is a family operated business which offers one-hour wildlife cruises from a private jetty. We are enthusiastic, honest, exciting and informative.
The tour departs from our private property in Daintree, which is approx. 45 minutes drive from Port Douglas and 90 minutes from Cairns. It is recommended that guests hire a car and make a day out of Mossman Gorge, Daintree and Cape Tribulation. View our website for a printable regional map - http://www.daintreerivercruises.com.au/regional-map/
Phone number 07 40987717