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Solar Whisper Daintree River Wildlife Cruises

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Cape Tribulation Road, Daintree | 400m upstream of Car Ferry, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 7131
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Great tour - saw lots of crocs

Great tour! Everyone was so knowledgeable and friendly. The tour lasted an hour and we saw lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim B
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Sydney, Australia
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Highly recommended for crocodile safary

This trip has been one of the highlights of our Australian family tour. Electric boat of a good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kirsten R
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1 hour Daintree River wildlife and crocodile cruise on the only solar electric boat on the Daintree river. The boat it is nice and quiet and there are no petrol fumes or exhaust , it is also good for getting close to the wildlife without disturbing it. We aim to treat this fragile ecosystem with respect and have minimal impact, our boat does not create a wake so we do not erode the mangroves. We are the only boat with "Croc Cam"; a digital video with a very good zoom for showing hard to see animals on a big screen. Wildlife includes Salt Water Crocodiles, snakes, frogs, and birds and also interpretation of the mangrove environment. The buisness is locally family owned and operated and has been going for 16 years. We offer a unique experience with minimal impact see, hear and smell nature at its best nature eco experience. We also offer longer two , three hour cruises by bookings only, maximum 10 people great for photography for those that want a longer more personalised tour.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cape Tribulation Road, Daintree | 400m upstream of Car Ferry, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4098 7131
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour! Everyone was so knowledgeable and friendly. The tour lasted an hour and we saw lots of crocs and birds. Very reasonably priced - highly recommend.

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trip has been one of the highlights of our Australian family tour. Electric boat of a good size, not too big, with friendly and very well informed staff. Today we saw three crocodiles and several different birds, without disturbing the animals in their wildlife....More

Thank Kirsten R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Prior to arriving in Australia, we requested the sunrise tour, and Dave was gracious to accommodate. He and his wife took us on a fascinating 2 hour tour of the river seeing a variety of wildlife and a beautiful sky. They were incredibly informative about...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend this crocodile tour. The staff were extremely friendly and inviting as soon as we arrived. The boat was clean and comfortable and a good size so everyone could see. The guild makes you feel safe on the boat as soon as you...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

David really knows his stuff and mixes good explanations with personal anecdotes of his time on the River. Got some great views of all sized crocs, the perfect way to spend an hour!More

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Crocwhisperer, Owner at Solar Whisper Daintree River Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review I really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed your tour and after 20 years on the river I have learnt some personal stories about these magnificent creatures that live on this river. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little tour. The electric boat was terrific and our guide had all the knowledge needed to find and talk about the wildlife we saw, including 6 crocodiles.

Thank Jeff G
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Crocwhisperer, Owner at Solar Whisper Daintree River Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Jeff for your review I really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed your tour and appreciate our unique vessel being the only electric boat on this river. Kind regards David

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We chose Solar Whisper because of their reviews and quiet boat, and they certainly lived up to their reputation. Martin gave a friendly welcome and John the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the croc habitat on the river. We saw six crocs in total...More

Thank ronbron
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Crocwhisperer, Owner at Solar Whisper Daintree River Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your detailed review being a small owner operated business we really appreciate it. So happy to hear you appreciated the quiet boat which has minimal impact on this fragile ecosystem. How lucky were you to see the king of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't decide which tour group to use, but chose the Solar Whisper and was so pleased I did. Can highly recommend. A quiet boat, excellent tour guide and booking process, complete with senior's discount, and we spotted so much more than other tour boats seemed...More

Thank Helen H
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Crocwhisperer, Owner at Solar Whisper Daintree River Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review , I am really happy you choose to travel with us. We are family owned and operated small company and rely on reviews for our bookings. Really happy you enjoyed your tour with us on the only...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic tour - Martin was a great source of knowledge as well as our fantastic tour guide- great to meet a fellow melbournian who loves his footy

Thank Leah L
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Crocwhisperer, Owner at Solar Whisper Daintree River Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and yes Martin is a great bloke and indeed loves his footy . Glad you enjoyed your time with us regards David

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an excellent tour watching crocs, snakes and frogs. Tour guide was informative and pleasant. Our kids loved the experience. Boat was stable and comfortable. Recommended!More

Thank iglortho
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Crocwhisperer, Owner at Solar Whisper Daintree River Wildlife Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you kindly for your review so glad you enjoyed your time with us and saw some of our wonderful wildlife. Really glad the kids loved the tour and yes the boat is stable. It’s a unique custom made designed off the New Guinea long...More

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Katieemma31
27 January 2017|
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Response from Crocwhisperer | Property representative |
Tide times vary but you can check for the updates by googling tide times daintree river
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Duckeith
2 April 2016|
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Response from Sherry P | Reviewed this property |
The cooler months are better. The crocodiles will leave the water to warm themselves. The hotter months the water is warm so they don't need to soak up the sun.
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