Port Douglas Private River Boat Charter

Tour Code: 336

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Private Charter Boat
  • She is perfect for calm water cruising and entertaining groups of guests for weddings, corporate incentives or parties  
  • Great boat for sneaking along the rivers and seeing crocodiles on the river banks and other native Australian wildlife

Included In Price

  • 1 or 1.5 hours on Port Douglas Inlet
  • A welcome drink & canapes
  • Onboard Commentary

Enjoy scenic views, a stunning sunset, and see wild estuarine crocodiles on this private riverboat charter from Port Douglas. The boat accommodates groups of 60 guests for special occassions.

Your private charter riverboat tour starts from the Port Douglas waterfront and scenic Reef Marina. With plenty of free parking and being central to Port Douglas, this makes it accessible for everyone whether by car or by local coach.

The boat will accommodate 60 guests and since it is your private boat charter we will work around your times to arrange a schedule that will fit in with your group's plans.

This private charter boat was purpose-built for the calm flat waters of the Dickson Inlet, so there’s little chance of any of your guests becoming seasick. Your cruise boat has good protection from the elements, with an ideal viewing area.

John or Lucas (owner) who will be your tour guides are both highly qualified skippers with loads of experience and knowledge under their belts. Should you wish to have commentary on your cruise, then they will be sure to make it interesting and fun to learn.

Your private charter riverboat cruise in Port Douglas

Our Port Douglas based charter boat takes its guests out of the estuary towards the opening of the Coral Sea. 

From this vantage point onboard guests will see the best views of the Cape Tribulation mountain range with its rainforest clad peaks.  

If you wish for your guests and group to have a private charter sunset cruise the skipper will pause the boat to stay longer at the opening of the Inlet where guests can watch the sky turn into a myriad of brilliant colours with the reflection on the ocean producing a magical backdrop.


Spot Estuarine Crocodiles

And for the star of the show! Estuarine Crocodiles are seen on over 90% of these private charter boat trips, more commonly in the dry season (May-October).

Catch a good look at these prehistoric creatures as they bask on the banks trying to absorb the sun's heat. Some of the males reach a length of 6.3m (20.7ft) so they are an awesome sight.

You might be lucky to see one open a lazy beady eye to look at you or give a yawn, displaying the most powerful jaw in the animal kingdom.

I don’t think many of your guests will be getting up close and doing selfies with it!

Rich animal diversity of the Wet Tropics

This World Heritage Wet Tropics area is rich in animal diversity and as you gently cruise down the Dickson Inlet you will be serenaded by croaking frogs and the chirruping of insects (unless you wish to have a band playing). 

In the sky, you might just see the circling of kites, sea eagles, and ospreys.  A passing Ulysses butterfly or a hunting kingfisher creates flashes of electric blue glinting against the green foliage. Herons and Waders balance delicately on their super-model legs as they wait for passing fish.

Port Douglas Weddings

If you book this private charter boat for your wedding group we can pick up your guests from the wharf and arrange to provide transportation to reception venues, Port Douglas restaurants or back to your hotel accommodation.

The first drink for guests is free, after that, you can set up an open or cash bar from our licensed bar. Drinks from the bar are sparkling wine, wine and beers.

Due to the configuration of the charter boat, there is no room for individual sit down dining tables. There are places on the boat where you can sit with canapes and tapas.

Local caterers can prepare delicious items such as lamb cutlets, chicken skewers and sushi rolls. A variety of different caterers menus are available for you to choose from.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

Departure times to meet your requirements

Departure Instructions

Depart from Berth C16 at the Reef Marina

Pickup Locations

Port Douglas


Dickson Inlet

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



1 or 2 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Private Weeding Charter: additional drinks can be purchased from licensed bar
  • Catering can be added to your private charter
Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • Pre-booking is essential
  • Charter boat is wheelchair & pram accessible
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (charged)

Containes notes on wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessibility

The river cruise boat can accommodate a wheelchair and take disabled passengers.

Boarding Access

There is only a small ‘lip’ on access to the boat.

Onboard Access

There is room for a wheelchair on the boat.


Access to the toilet is by a small step. It is a standard marine toilet so a helper will be needed.

  • Supervised children of all ages are welcome
  • Vessel is pram accessible

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.

Port Douglas Private River Boat Charter

Tour Code: 336

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Private Charter Boat



Prices are AUD, per charter and include all levies fees and taxes.

Tour Code: 336



15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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