Total capacity 11 Passengers

A perfect tour for nature lovers. Explore the Daintree River on a quiet, clean solar electric vessel capable of getting much closer without scaring off the wildlife. Tropical themed two course lunch with exotic fruit presentation. Afterwards at Mossman Gorge, your guide will interpret the intricate rainforest story on an immersive trail through incredible green wilderness.



We begin our journey heading north along the Great Barrier Reef Drive with gorgeous coastal views of the Coral Sea.

Our first activity is a real highlight for our customers, the Daintree River Wildlife Cruise. Our cruise is a two hour exclusive tour full of opportunities to observe and photograph some of the most primitive forms of animal and plant life in the world. Most days we experience great bird life and crocodile activity. The cruise boat is completely electric and very quiet, making for great wildlife interaction

Lunch will be held at the Daintree Tea House. With 30 years in operation, they have mastered the art of perfection. Lunch has an exotic theme with the outside dining area secluded in the rainforest with beautiful views of tropical rainforest and continuous sounds of birds and nature. A fruit tasting presentation is often a part of their wonderful service.

Mossman Gorge, our chance to explore on foot! We will take you on an ancient journey to witness the evolutionary complexities of the Rainforest. The Gorge has multiple trails for our guides to share and interpret for you. There is the potential to enjoy up to 4.5 Kilometres of quiet walking tracks within the World Heritage Area with time to enjoy a swim in the incredible fresh water gorge.


7:30am Pickup in Cairns (8:30am Port Douglas)
Witness the magical Great Barrier Reef Drive as we head north on the scenic coastal highway. Learn about the unique habitats within the local environment and observe the changes in bio-diversity as we get closer to the Daintree Tropical Rainforest.

9:15am Arrive at Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruise
Cruise the Daintree River spotting wildlife on a quiet, clean solar electric boat known as Solar Whisper. Get closer to nature… hear, smell & experience without noise & fumes. Morning tea included prior departure. We have a 99% success rate for spotting crocodiles, excellent bird watching opportunities and other wildlife possibilities such as snakes, frogs and fish. The cruise is 2 hours.

11:00am Arrive at Daintree Tea House
Enjoy lush rainforest scenery at the exclusive Daintree Tea House. The longest established restaurant in the Daintree Village boasts a beautiful and relaxing setting, fabulous food & personal service. The chef’s specialty is Barramundi! Wild caught in Australian waters, nothing beats it! Locally grown tea and coffee provided.

1:30pm Arrive Mossman Gorge
Every nature lover’s dream can be found in Mossman Gorge. Traditional lands of the local Kuku Yalanji people. Take in the beauty of the pristine rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and the dramatic Gorge. The Daintree is an area of ancient tropical rainforest spanning 120,000 hectares, making it the largest portion of tropical rainforest in Australia Walk the 2.5 Kilometre quiet track to witness the complex ecosystems in this World Heritage Area and swim in the incredible fresh water gorge.

3:30pm Depart Mossman Gorge
Depart Mossman Gorge and head South On the homeward journey, take in the famous scenery of Rex Lookout. This view offers an unrivalled opportunity to photograph the amazing seaside and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

4:30pm Arrive in Port Douglas / 5:30pm Arrive in Cairns
We will return you to your accommodation in Port Douglas at 4:30pm and Cairns at 5:30pm.


What’s included:

  • Passionate interpretive guide
  • Interpretive rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
  • Exclusive Daintree wildlife cruise
  • Exotic fruit presentation and tasting
  • Morning tea
  • Tropical lunch
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • First aid kit on board
  • Binoculars
  • Umbrellas provided for rainy days

What to bring:

  • Sun protection advised: hat, sunglasses
  • Good walking shoes
  • Camera and water bottle
  • Day pack for carrying personal items
  • Towel & spare clothes for swimming
  • Your enthusiasm!


  • Great Barrier Reef Coastal Drive
  • Exclusive Daintree river cruise
  • Interpretive rainforest walks
  • Mossman Gorge swimming option
  • Premium tropical lunch and fresh drinks
  • Exotic fruit presentation and tasting
  • Scenic stop for ocean views



  • star rating  An outstanding day in the Atherton Tablelands rainforests and
    lake region. Matt and Rowen were perfect guides. Their knowledge about the rainforest wildlife and foliage was amazing.... read more

    February 8, 2023
  • star rating  We cannot recommend this tour enough! Matt was the perfect guide with extensive knowledge about the rainforest and its wildlife. He even personalized the tour after finding out my partner... read more

    December 7, 2022
  • star rating  James Boettcher. what a legend! I had the pleasure of spending 4 days with James, in his absolute element, experiencing his infectious enthusiasm and willingness to impart knowledge.
    ... read more

    December 2, 2022
  • star rating  This was truly exceptional trip - one of the best have taken anywhere or anytime. James took us into the Tablelands, where we saw a variety of animals,including tree... read more

    November 9, 2022
  • star rating  See the crocodiles "scarface" and "elizabeth in their natural habitat, informative walks in the rainforest. James is knowledgeable and personable.

    October 30, 2022
  • star rating  We booked the private tour to celebrate our honeymoon and boy did it not disappoint! James was an incredible tour guide and we learned so much about the wildlife, rainforest... read more

    October 27, 2022
  • star rating  Four of us took a private full day tour with FNQ Tours that included a cruise on the Daintree River, walks in the rainforest and on a beach, lunch and... read more

    October 26, 2022
  • star rating  What an awesome tour this is! Matt was such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who ensured that each guest had the best experience possible. We were able to... read more

    Meg E
    October 20, 2022
  • star rating  An amazing mix of birdlife, mammals and ineresting land forms- from coastal rainforest, and volcanic lakes to drier elevated savannah landscapes. Matt our driver and guide for the 5... read more

    Keith M
    October 3, 2022
  • star rating  We joined this tour following to Sanctuary’s recommendation. Our guide Matt was amazing! Friendly, helpful and fun to be with and also full of amazing knowledge of wildlife... read more

    September 26, 2022



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