We will be in Port Douglas for about a week at the end of August / beginning of September and have allocated 4 days to snorkeling the GBR and about 2 days to explore other interesting sights near the area. We are very interested in wildlife and beautiful natural scenery, so settled on spending the non-snorkeling part of our trip inthe Daintree area. We are thinking of doing 1 to 2 river cruises (debating between the Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, Solar Whispers Croc Tour and Daintree Boatman Nature Tour) and will do some self-driven tours ourselves. We would like to see a variety of different animals (cassowaries, kingfishers, tree frogs, crocodiles, etc.) and plan to have a rented car as well. Does anyone have suggestions as to how we should split our itinerary and if there are any guided tours that we should consider doing in addition to self-driving? Any advice on the river cruises we picked out relative to our interests, including whether they are very additive to the experience?
Are there any other things to do in the area that we had left off our itinerary but would be in line with our interests?