Bally Hooley

Choo Choo Explorer Cruises


Choo Choo Explorer is a quiet jet engine catamaran with comfortable seating onboard for 40 guests inshore river cruises and 12 guests for offshore reef charter adventure in comfort and luxury.  The vessel is easy to board and depart, with a vast sky view deck- a great vantage for photos, and magnificent large windows for great viewing. Your safety and enjoyment on board Choo Choo Explorer is our priority.

eco-friendly and peaceful river cruising along Port Douglas’s pristine tidal estuary
while you relax in comfort and style, there is adventure to be had on the water

Keep your eyes peeled for a myriad of tropical wildlife, from rare birds to fish to dolphins and sharks, to exotic flowering plants.  Accompanying your keen wildlife spotting, your guide’s commentary will help you learn about the incredible ecology of our mangrove nurseries, the ancient culture and Stories of the Daintree ranges and the colourful history of this port town.



  • Service of beverages and refreshments on board Choo Choo Explorer
  • Disabled access available (please note toilets are not wheelchair accessible)
  • Expansive skyview deck offers uninterrupted panoramic views and fabulous entertainment area
  • Covered indoor seating
  • Available for charters and private functions, whether corporate, Christmas parties, or social and family gatherings
  • Shallow draft
  • Jet engine propulsion
imagine yourself departing from Port Douglas’s Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina cruising along a calm estuarine wilderness...
...with a World Heritage site over each horizon...

Join Choo Choo Explorer's welcoming crew at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas.

Port Douglas is an internationally celebrated cosmopolitan beach village with a rich nautical history and industry. Nestled along the famous Four Mile beach, an hour north of Cairns and the Cairns international airport, Port Douglas is the gateway to the northern reaches of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef over each of your horizons.


port douglas / far north queensland

Bally Hooley Rail Tours

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