The Daintree Ferry provides access into the Cape Tribulation area. This is accessible by conventional vehicles except during periods of heavy rain. The road is sealed as far as Cape Tribulation. Crossing the Daintree River via a vehicular ferry is an experience not to be missed. 

EFTPOS is available at the ferry between 8.30am-5pm seven days a week.  At all other times users of the ferry need to pay cash unless they have a concessional card. Daintree River Ferry

Daintree Ferry operates between 7.30am to 10am and 2.30pm to 5pm on Christmas Day.  

After crossing the Daintree Ferry you travel through lowland and tropical rainforest passing road junctions for Cape Kimberley and Cow Bay.

The Daintree River Ferry operates from 6am to midnight each day.


For any enquiries please contact Customer Service on (07) 4099 9444.
As of  July 2021 the following fees to travel on the Daintree River ferry will take effect:

Daintree River Ferry Price

Motor Car & Utilities (private use)
One Way | $23.00
Return | $39.00

Buses 6 to 10 seats
One Way $24.00
Return $42.00

Buses 11 to 20 seats
One Way | $41.00
Return | $81.00

Buses 21+ seats
One Way | $66.00
Return | $128.00

Licensed Public Transport buses
One Way | $13.00
Return | $23.00

School Buses
One Way | $8.00
Return | $14.00

Passenger, Bicycles & Pedestrians
One Way | $3.00
Return | $4.00

Motor Bikes
One Way | $10.00
Return | $17.00

One Way | $9.00
Return | $15.00

Multi Day Pass (5 return car / ute trips)
Per Book | $77.00