About Us

A few words about​

who we are​

Family standing by river
Lee Lafferty

 

In 1987, Lee & Janet Lafferty opened the Daintree River Cruise Centre with a vision to share the spectacular wildlife and rainforest in the most environmentally sensitive way possible.

Dedicated conservationists with an infectious passion for wildlife, the Lafferty name quickly became synonymous with eco-tourism and the Daintree River.

Lee was one of the original guides on the river and gained a reputation as the authority on its flora and fauna. With his encyclopaedic memory and constant fascination with the river, he spent the rest of his life educating others and sharing his passion through his tours.

When Lee passed away in 2015 his daughter Kianna inherited the business and assumed the responsibility of championing this amazing eco system to the world.

Kianna has remained dedicated to operating sustainably and in harmony with the environment and local community. She continues to uphold all the values put in place by her father and has proven herself, not only as a business owner, but also as a passionate environmental activist.

We hope you share our​

mission & vision​

Our mission today is to continue to operate a business that reveals the splendour and wonders of the very special place we call home. We strive to educate and excite all who visit and to create a legacy of conservation to preserve the places we love for future generations.

Our ultimate aim is to reinvest into the local community and the environment that we live and work in.

We have been awarded a Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certification, designed by Aboriginal Tourism Australia, and are a certified Climate Action Business, exceeding world's best practice standards for efficient fuel, energy and water use. We also donate directly to a range of conservation, humanitarian and community projects. In 2017 we were able to launch the Lee Lafferty Foundation which awards education grants to local young people who want a career championing the environment.

We at the Daintree River Cruise Centre are incredibly proud to be the only Advanced Ecotourism Certified operator on the river.
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Fully certified

Multiple eco-tourism certifications

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Guided experiences

Experience the Daintree up-close

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Group options

Tour groups and busses welcome

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Guest support​

Helpful reception team on hand