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Land and Sea: DUCK Amphibious Tour of Cairns

  • Combine two excursions—by bus and by boat—in one tour
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to best suit your schedule
  • Get a great orientation of the city and see the main landmarks
Land and Sea: DUCK Amphibious Tour of Cairns
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Join our exciting 1-hour tour departing at 11:30am each day! ‘Ride the Croc’ turns from a bus to a boat as he plunges into the Cairns Harbour! Great fun!
Splash n Dash 2
Join our exciting 1-hour tour departing 1.30pm each day! ‘Ride the Croc’ turns from a bus to a boat as he plunges into the Cairns Harbour! Great fun!
Explore Cairns by both road and by water in a single trip on this entertaining guided tour. Discover the city's most important landmarks as you travel through the streets aboard a bus, with your guide offering insights along the way. Then your bus turns into a boat and plunges into the harbor's Trinity Inlet offering the chance to see a completely different landscape, filled with mangroves and excellent mountain views, as you cruise the waterways.
What to Expect

… your adventure on the ‘Ride the Croc’, Cairns tourism vessel. You will make your way, and be greeted by your tour guide at Bus Bay 21, Pier Point Road CAIRNS (next to the lagoon pool).  Please arrive 20 mins before your departure times of 11.30, and 1.30pm daily. You will board the vessel here, and after a safety briefing you begin your 60 minute tour.


… and experience it’s historic sights and unique culture, as you tour by road through the city.  Departing from Pier Point Road, you will begin your city based tour, travelling along the beautiful Esplanade, then turning left to make our way to Trinity Inlet.  Exploring the Cairns City in the open-sided amphibious vehicle you can see the sights and feel the tropical air. 


… Your professional driver will then pause at the top of the Fearnley Street Boat Ramp, and explain the entry into the water. Without leaving your seat,‘Ride the Croc’ turns from a bus to to boat as he plunges into Cairns Harbour.  


… and enjoy the view as you explore the beautiful waters of Cairns Harbour!  A narration of Cairns accompanies your journey the whole way, as you explore the inlets and Cairns Harbour. After cruising for 30 minutes, you then exit the water.

… ‘Ride the Croc’ emerges from the water and after exploring Cairns further, drives you back to the pick up point.
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1 - 5 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Safe and Fun Boating in Dangerous Waters

After a short and informative jaunt driving around Cairns Inner City, proceeded down a launching ramp into Trinity Bay. With the recent tragedy in Arkansas of amphibious vehicle I was a little apprehensive of adding Croc infested waters to the risk. However while this vessel/vehicle...More

Thank alanmcmullen
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth doing - Great fun and informative

Great fun and lovely tour guides. A real must do while in Cairns. Great for younger travelers. Perfect amount of time and really fun.

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cairns, interesting and fun

Ride the Croc LARC ex military vehicle/boat Cairns does a drive in the CBD, in to the industrial area then in to the Trinity Inlet as a boat. Cruise along and learn about the marine history of Cairns. Tour guide talked the whole trip, lots...More

Thank Selldara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Worth the ride

Short but enjoyable for by road and water in a LARC vessel. Informative host and croc spotting and loads of knowledge. Recommended !

Thank Bull134
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Fantastic tour, very informative and professional - A must do

I totally enjoyed this trip. Whilst driving around the city the tour was very informative, from the new buildings and the way the city is changing and growing to the history of the older parts. I learned so much about the city that you would...More

Thank Lisa D
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Maeve M
31 May 2018|
Response from alanmcmullen | Reviewed this property |
It is perfect for seniors, and if you have your Australian Seniors card you will save 10%
Maeve M
31 May 2018|
Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, it’s a little bit of a rattle when you’re on the road and an easy float. Go along, it’s fun and you’ll learn a lot as well.