LADY Douglas River Cruise operator Kate Agrums can’t wait to welcome passengers back on her vessel.

The small business owner is now offering locals a 25% discount on the iconic cruise until September 1.

She believes supporting local business is vital to helping the economy through this period.

“I think it is very important for our community to buy local and support our fellow local businesses,” she said.

“If we all spend our money locally, it will definitely have a domino effect and I believe what goes around should come around.”

“I think locals will love a little, affordable outing on the Lady Douglas at this time.”


Lady Douglas River Cruise has been operating out of Port Douglas for over 30 years.

The iconic paddle wheeler was one of the very first vessels in the Marina Mirage, back in the late 1980’s when renowned businessman John Morris built it as a stable, river boat to cruise up and down Dickson’s Inlet in all weather conditions.

Over the years, the Lady Douglas has built up quite a reputation for herself and is well-known to many repeat visitors who love to come on board every year on their annual Port Douglas holiday.

These days, local family Lucas and Kate Agrums own and operate her, and spend any spare time they have, lovingly restoring her unique charm.

“We have spent our time during Covid-19 continuously maintaining our vessel, to have her looking her best and ready for action as soon as we are allowed to resume operating,” Kate said.

The 1.5 hour river cruise meanders along the unspoiled mangrove channels of Dickson’s Inlet, spotting estuarine crocodiles, sea eagles, Brahminy Kites, several varieties of crabs and much more local wildlife along the way.

The historical, informative and entertaining commentary is recommended far and wide by visitors, especially the dry humour delivered by the captain.

With a complimentary beverage and snacks included, this local, family operated tour is one of the best value tours Port has to offer.

Visit their website here.

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