Lady Douglas Cruises departs Port Douglas 5 time per day and will take you searching for crocodiles on an idyllic 90 minute calm water river cruise through the mangrove wetlands near to Port Douglas.
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Lady Douglas Cruise Times
- Morning Cruise 10.30-12.00
- Midday Cruise 12.30-14.00
- Afternoon Cruise 14.30-16.00
- Sunset Cruise 16.30-18.00
- Evening Cruise 18.30-19.30 - Friday Only. (Includes live music. Operating June-Nov on demand.)
About the Cruise
Lady Douglas Riverboat has been taking Port Douglas visitors on tours of the Dickson Inlet since 1989.
The River Cruise is a 1 1/2 hr scenic and relaxing cruise up the Inlet, departing right in the heart of Port Douglas. It is all calm water and totally undercover. Spot wildlife including salt water crocodiles in their natural habitat
Everyone receives a complimentary drink and nibbles. Kids get a complimentary crocodile activity sheet and a drive of the boat!
On board we have comfortable seating, a licensed bar and galley, toilets, and room to stand and move around during your cruise. She is an ideal nature viewing platform with protection from the elements. She has wheelchair and buggy access and is suitable for supervised children of all ages.
Cruises depart from the main marina in the heart of Port Douglas, just a short walk from most accommodation.
Each cruise includes both an exploration far up Dickson Inlet and a cruise to the inlet entrance. An entertaining commentary covers mangroves, crocodiles and local history.
How to Get to Lady Douglas
Cruises depart from the main marina in the heart of Port Douglas
Lady Douglas berths in the main marina (Port Douglas Marina) in the heart of Port Douglas, a very short walk from Macrossan Street.
Wildlife & Scenery
Lady Douglas travels several kilometers through the unspoilt mangrove channels of Dickson Inlet where you can experience and learn about the fascinating estuarine habitat.
Crocodiles are normally seen on over 90% of trips, especially in the dry season. There are also likely wildlife sightings of sea eagles, kites, ospreys, kingfishers, herons and waders.
Each river trip passes the scenic Port Douglas waterfront and harbour with stunning coastal views of the rainforest clad mountains. On sunset trips we spend more time here to enjoy the sunset views.
We very regularly see birds of prey such as brahminy kites, ospreys and white bellied sea eagles. Other birds such as mangrove herons, whimbrels, rainbow bee-eaters, sunbirds and kingfishers are normally seen.
Dickson Inlet and Packers Creek
Dickson Inlet is listed as an Estuarine Conservation Zone of the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park and an Area of State Significance.
The Lady Douglas leaves from Berth C13, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas.
The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina is on Wharf St, which is a very short walk from the main street of Port Douglas; Macrossan Street. This is a short walk from most accommodation.
Boarding for all tours is 15 minutes prior to departure.