About our Daintree cruises boat
M.V. Mangrove Jack II was built in March, 2008. It was designed to be comfortable, quiet and to maximise Daintree river cruises observation. Guests are encouraged to stand on the front deck to get “up close and personal” with wildlife on our Daintree crocodile tours.
The boat is covered and we have clear screens in the event of rain. The boat, being small and more personalised allows me to interact with guests. Therefore loud speakers are not always required.
The comfortable seats on our Daintree tours face forward for best viewing. They are padded and have back rests.
About Bruce – your Daintree discovery tours expert
I enjoy seeing the delight on people’s faces as they see crocodiles and other animals in the wild for the first time, just as I did on my first encounters.
I have travelled the world during my youth, but there is nowhere that suits me more than the Daintree River.
Hello my name is Bruce Belcher and my family and I and my guides are celebrating over 28 years as a tour guide on the Daintree River.
As a small family Daintree river tours business we have a great lifestyle with our own private boutique facility on the riverbank in a Conservation Park.
My involvement in tourism started from humble beginnings as a trainee tour guide, learning the knack of how to spot wildlife – so 40,000 trips later I have an eagle eye for spotting wildlife!
I offer you a one hour Daintree cruises experience observing wildlife, with an empahasis on providing the best Daintree crocodile tours available. Other aspects include tree-snakes, pythons and Daintree bird watching on our crocodile tours, natural history of the region and the mangrove eco-system. Binoculars are provided.
My obsession with the river and with providing Daintree tours comes from my childhood and growing up with the aborigines on Mornington Island, in the Gulf of Carpenteria, where I learned a lot about wht I am presenting on my tour.