Come on board Snapping Tours and experience the world heritage listed wet tropics. Our tours provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the history and biodiversity of the Innisfail area, together with spotting an abundance of wildlife that call the Johnstone River home. Wildlife you will spot include salt water crocodiles, many bird species and turtles.

Right in the heart of Innisfail is the most spectacular river that flows through Innisfail, known as the Johnstone River. Here is where you will board our boat, where our experienced tour guides will take you on a 2 hour journey around the river. There is so much to see and do! Experience the beautiful scenery and take a closer look at life above and beneath the waters of the Johnstone River. Spotting crocodiles is certainly the highlight of the tour, no matter if they are big or small, it is truly wonderful to see these creatures. We have a very keen eye for spotting crocodiles in their natural habitat. They will either be lurking beneath the waters or sunning themselves on the sandbanks. Either way, it is a spectacular sight!

Complementary drinks are available on board. Don’t forget to bring a few snacks, hat, sunscreen, a camera and big smiles!

This unique cruising experience on the tranquil waters of the Johnstone River awaits you! Book a tour today!

  • Two-hour guided tour on the Johnstone River
  • Small personalised tours
  • Wild Salt Water Crocodiles in their natural habitat
  • World Heritage Listed Rainforest over 150 Million years old
  • See Art Deco buildings from the water
  • Family owned & operated
  • Free drink on entry (beer, wine, soft drink or water)
  • Right in the heart of the Cassowary Coast
  • Only 1 hour south of Cairns
  • Only 40 minutes from Mission Beach
  • Only 3 hours from Townsville
  • NO overcrowding
  • Come see where two World Heritage Listed Places Meet (Wet Tropic Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef)


Adults: $40

Seniors: $38

Child (4-15yrs): $20

Family Pass (2 adults & 2 child): $110

Infants (0-4yrs): Free

Bookings are essential and must be completed online. Please click on the ‘Book Now’ button below to book. 


Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 2:00pm!

From April to January  



February to April


(please note: Times on brochures and other advertisement may be different to the current tours times due to covid 19 effects on tourism)


A 2 hour guided river cruise

Learning about the history and biodiversity of the local Innisfail area

Seeing salt water crocodiles in the wild

Spotting a variety of wildlife

Spotting many bird species

Visiting world heritage listed rainforest

Complimentary drinks

Small personalised tours! No overcrowding!


Q: Will it be hot on the boat during the day?

A: No. The boat has full canopy, making the boat fully shaded from the sun.

Q: Can I bring my infant or toddler on board?

A: Yes, it is safe to bring your infant or toddler on board.

Q: How much does the tour cost?

A: Adults cost $40 / Children (under 18 years) cost $20 / Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) cost $110.

Q: I have an injury. Is it easy to get on board your vessel?

A:  You will have to go down a few stairs, but the stairs do have hand rails. Our staff will be there to assist you if needed.

Q: Which vessel will we use?

A:  Snapping Tours has two vessels which are used for our wildlife tours, our smaller vessel is used when we only have lower passengers numbers and our larger vessel is used on larger passengers numbers.

Q: If it rains, will I get wet?

A: No you will not get wet. Our vessel is fully covered, protecting you from the rain.

Q: Do I need insect repellent?

A: You are more than welcome to bring your own, but we do have insect repellent on board.

Q: I want to book a tour. How do you do so?

A: It is as simple as. Book online by using the ‘Book Now’ button.

Q: Where are we located?

A: In Innisfail. Only 1 hour from Cairns. Only 40 minutes from Mission Beach & 3 hours from Townsville.

Q: What day’s to we operate?

A: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 2:00pm from April to February.

A: CLOSED from February to April