Written by Guy Besley, Latitude Resorts FNQ,
I thought it would be a good idea to start a series of posts. “What to do in Port Douglas” and “What to do in Cairns”. So over the coming weeks I will be summarising some of the great activities there are around Port Douglas and Cairns. Quite often we hear, “S what is there to do in Port Douglas”, or “Port Douglas is boring” well, that’s only because you have not made the effort to experience it.
So Ill start by posting about one of the most inexpensive and enjoyable things to do in Port Douglas. The Lady Douglas.
The Lady Douglas cruises the beautiful mangrove channels and waterfront of the Port Douglas Estuary, where they have excellent success in finding wildlife – especially wild saltwater crocodiles and birds of prey.
During the cruise the skipper gives an interesting and informative commentary about crocodiles, mangroves and the local history. The 2 hour lunch cruise departs at 11.30 (on weekdays July-Dec and Mon Wed and Fri Dec to June). After anchoring in a peaceful spot a delicious buffet lunch is served (includes fresh local prawns, roast chicken, antipasta, cheese, potato salad, green salad, bread and tropical fruit).
The Sunset cruise departs daily at 4.30pm and returns at 6pm. Enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles whilst relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
Personally to me the best option is the Sunset Cruise when there are low tides in the late afternoon. Low tides offer the best opportunity to see a salt water croc or two. Not only that, the Port Douglas Estuary is spectacular in its ability to transform you to a prehistoric surround; once the Lady Douglas motors past the mornings you really can imagine yourself in a prehistoric setting and you could easily be in the Congo or Amazon.
So try the Lady Douglas in Port Douglas for one of the great things to do in Port Douglas.