River Cruises in Port Douglas
Crocodile Express. Birdwatchers and photographers flock to Crocodile Express's flat-bottom boats to cruise the Daintree River on crocodile-spotting excursions; you may also see rare birds and outsized butterflies, flying foxes, snakes, and lizards en route. Sixty-minute cruises leave the Daintree Gateway, near the ferry crossing, at regular intervals from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (A$25 per person); or you can board at Daintree Village Jetty and cruise the Upper Daintree regularly between 10 and 3:30 (A$25 pp). Extra cruises from both access points are scheduled in peak periods. 5 Stewart St., end of Mossman–Daintree Rd., Daintree Village, QLD, 4873. 07/4098–6120. www.crocodileexpress.com.