Port Douglas River Cruise

The Port Douglas River Cruise takes you on a journey that showcases spectacular coastal views.

Join the search for estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles and other wildlife on this idyllic calm water river cruise through the mangrove forests around Port Douglas.  We see these incredible crocodiles on 95% of our tours as well as countless other bird and animal species.

There are several different cruise times.  Each Port Douglas River Cruise passes through the scenic Port Douglas waterfront, past the marina with a cruise to the inlet entrance and exploration far up Dickson Inlet

An entertaining and informative commentary covers mangroves, crocodiles, local history of Port Douglas and all there is to know about the area.

See stunning wilderness, wildlife, shipwrecks as well as the picture-perfect scenery including stunning coastal views of the rainforest-clad mountains and local islands. The perfect location to enjoy the sunsets over the mountains on our sunset cruise. 

Relax and enjoy yourself slowly cruising the calm waters of Port Douglas’ waterfront and drifting into the mangrove forests along the river.

Port Douglas River Cruise Itinerary

Morning Cruise

10:30 am – 12 noon

Midday Cruise

12:30 pm – 2 pm

Afternoon Cruise

2:30 pm – 4 pm

Sunset Cruise

4:30 pm – 6 pm


  • Complimentary beverage and finger food
  • Optimal access for wildlife viewing and photography
  • Activity sheets for children
  • 1.5 hours cruising on calm water. Suitable in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable seating. Plenty of space to move around
  • Explore up the Dickson Inlet and Packers Creek with informative commentary
  • Additional beverages for purchase from the fully licensed bar.

How to Get to Port Douglas River Cruise

The Lady Douglas departs from Berth C13, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas.

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina is on Wharf Street, a short walk from the main street of Port Douglas.

Boarding time is 15 minutes before departure.


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Port Douglas River Cruise

1.5-hour cruise. Departing the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. Pass through waterfront into the inlet and mangrove-lined estuary. Spot wildlife and take in natural beauty. ALL CRUISES RUN DAILY IN HIGH SEASON, JUNE-NOV. OTHER MONTHS RUN ON DEMAND. Please phone to check availability 07 4037 2700



Sunset Port Douglas River Cruise

Experience a stunning Port Douglas sunset. There is nothing quite like watching the sunset over the majestic mountains.