The Endeavour River was named by Captain James Cook who in 1770 hauled his damaged boat 'The Endeavour' into the river to repair it after it had sprung a leak on the reef. He stayed 7 weeks and made the most of his stay. The Endeavour is the only river to be named by Cook.
Today the Endeavour River offers great fishing and a place to explore Cooktown’s flora and fauna. Take a boat cruise to explore ancient mangrove systems and magnificent rainforest habitat; experience native wildlife and fauna in its natural form and learn about this amazing eco-system and the part it plays in supporting its neighbour the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore the river in your own boat, a hire boat or book a fishing or sight seeing charter. The end of the day is a great time to enjoy the river and there is no better way of doing it than taking a Riverbend “Sunset Cruise