Wildlife Tours

Join us for our Wildlife Tour and experience Far North Queensland’s World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics with Snapping Tours.

Our Wildlife Tours follow the winding banks of the Johnstone River on a 2 hour guided river cruise. Learn about the region’s history, the biodiversity of the river system and spot wildlife in their natural habitat, including the mighty saltwater crocodile.

Saltwater crocodiles are magnificent creatures. Our tour guides have a keen eye for them, lurking beneath the waters or sunning themselves on the river banks.

It’s not all about the crocs though; you’ll get the opportunity to spot many species of unique birdlife, fish, turtles and more.

Saltwater Crocodile

2 hour guided river cruise

World Heritage Rainforest

Small Personalised Group Tours

Top Rated Attraction in the region

Wildlife Tour
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Adults $60
Seniors $55
Children (4-15 years) $30
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) $150
Private $1,500

Children under 4 are free.

Tour Dates and Times

From April to December
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2 pm

From January to April

Please be aware that we have had to adjust our schedule based on the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism industry. Printed brochures and other advertisements may show different tour times and days.

What's Included
  • 2 hour guided tour on the Johnstone River
  • Small personalised tours
  • Entertaining, friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Spot wild saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat
  • World Heritage-listed rainforest over 150 million years old
  • Innisfail history and buildings from the water
  • Complimentary drink on arrival (beer, wine, soft drinks or water)
  • Right in the heart of the Cassowary Coast
Spotting Saltwater Crocodiles

Please be aware that spotting crocodiles in the wild is not always guaranteed. We are on the river most days, and we know where to look, but these are wild animals and we cannot guarantee sightings. We estimate a 98% success rate on cruises between May and October.

Between October and May, FNQ begins to reach scorching temperatures. Therefore, the Johnstone River becomes a lot warmer and crocodiles will spend most of their time either in the warm water or on the banks, sunning themselves.

This reduces our chances of spotting crocodiles between October and May, but we’ll do our best.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q – Is the boat covered?
A – Yes, both our tour boats have canopies.

Q – Can I bring my infant or toddler on board?
A – Yes, our tours are safe for children of all ages.

Q – I have limited mobility, is it easy to board the vessel?
A – There are a few stairs with handrails, and our staff are there to assist.

Q – How many people are on the tour?
A – We have two vessels depending on the size of the bookings.

Q – Do I need insect repellent?
A – We have some on board, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Snap up your tickets!

Bookings are essential and 100% online.