Captain Billy’s “Discover Cape York Safari” is a family owned and operated business that has specialised in the travel and tourism industry since 1983 and is dedicated to exceptional customer service and satisfaction.
Each “Discover Cape York Safari” offers a unique and enjoyable journey into this breath taking 'out back' area of Australia.
About Our Guides
We employ both men and women and each of our guides has been personally selected for their ability to relish their occupation and general enthusiasm for Australia tourism and hospitality.
All our guides have a good sense of humour, are competent off-road drivers and have culinary skills to ensure your meals are wholesome, hearty and delicious! Guides are also experienced in all aspects of general first aid.
Each guide is keen to share their passion and wisdom of the Cape York area, including history and flora and fauna, and will ensure that you get to see and experience the best of everything in this fabulous region of Northern Australia.
Our staff is renowned throughout the peninsula as the only operators who have people constantly happy and in our industry, a contented client is a satisfied one, which is why we say, "We carry travellers... not tourists!"
Legend of Captain Billy
The name 'Captain Billy' is well known mainly due to Captain Billy Landing in Cape York, which is a picturesque place to visit on your Cape York journey.
Captain Billy Landing was named by Robert Logan Jack in March 1880 when Jack and his group were led there by a local Aboriginal calling himself 'Captain Billy'. Mr Jack was later attacked by a group of Aborigines lead by 'Captain Billy', just north of Camisade Creek. The mouth of the creek, named by Mr Jack, became the 'Port' for Heathlands Station.
Captain Billy Landing is 27 km's from the main road along a reasonably good track that meanders towards the coast. The coast offers a back-drop of white sand and bushland, making it an attractive place to visit. A walk along the white sands of Captain Billy Landing, or a chance to try your hand at fishing, is a 'must do' on any Cape York tour.
Further information regarding our tours can be found in the F.A.Q page within this Website.