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Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

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Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 417 651 929
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Excellent private tour, superb guide and wildlife

Last week, My family and I couldn't make the sunrise tour so we were offered a 1-hour mid-afternoon... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MattHerring
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Lithgow, Australia
Fabulous sunrise cruise, July 2018

Murray was friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. We had a really good 2.5-3hr sunrise cruise with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leslor2018
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Melbourne, Australia
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Choose the SMALL boat for a BIG experience! The ‘Daintree Boatman’ provides small-group, wildlife cruises for close views of highly sought-after birds, snakes and crocodiles on the mighty Daintree River. Two hour cruises ($65 adult, $40 child) are provided at dawn and dusk whilst birds are at their most active and the river at its most scenic. Cruises cater for a maximum of just 10 passengers and are customised to the interests of the passengers. Cruises depart from the Daintree Village boat ramp. Private cruises are available for those with a specific interest such as wildlife photography.
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Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 417 651 929
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Last week, My family and I couldn't make the sunrise tour so we were offered a 1-hour mid-afternoon private tour. It was brilliant. Murray was great with our two young boys (4y and 6y). He obviously knows this river like the back of his hand...More

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MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks MattHerring for your lovely review. Was a great cruise, was a pleasure to meet you and your family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Murray was friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. We had a really good 2.5-3hr sunrise cruise with beautiful birds, snakes, crocodiles and so much information on all, as well as the gorgeous vegetation. I would strongly recommend this as your go to Daintree river cruise. Thanx Murray.

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MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your great review! I appreciate it greatly. Thanks

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time we have been on a boat tour with Murray and it was excellent. Lots of crocodiles including two big male saltines, sensational bird watching (including the great billed Heron) and even a tree snake. Murray is very knowledgeable and a really good guide....More

Thank Chris J
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MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Chris J. I'm pleased you enjoyed your cruise.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A real highlight of our trip to the Daintree! It was wonderful to see crocodiles, birds, snakes and other wildlife up close in their natural environment. Murray was a fabulous guide, explaining all about the Daintree and the creatures that live within it. The small...More

Thank Ellie4171
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MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review! 😊

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a sunrise tour of the river with Murray. He was extremely knowledgeable about the local environment. We had two birdwatchers onboard who were delighted with good views of azure kingfisher, sacred kingfisher, rainbow bee eaters, sea eagles, Papuan frogmouths and one endemic species,...More

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MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review ✅ I appreciate it greatly 👍 I particularly appreciate your comment regarding value for money - my cruise costs more than others but you receive so much more.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into birds and wildlife, take this tour. Murray is an excellent naturalist, and he found us many bird species.

Thank Elizabeth S
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MurrayH206, Manager at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I appreciate it 👍

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Murray was a very professional and friendly guide with a great knowledge of the variety of birds and other wildlife of the river as well as the crocs. The 2 hour long tour and smaller boat made it a much better experience than other cruises...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience just like having your own river safari with a personal guide. Murray is clearly a highly knowledgable naturalist and can spot and point out highly secretive wildlife. We saw kingfishers, rare herons, snakes and a croc as well as unique plant life. Would...More

Thank JWilliams L
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MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review 👍

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic experience on this cruise. We saw crocs, many different types of birds, plantlife etc. Murray was very knowledgeable about the Daintree and surrounding areas. We learnt a lot of interesting facts. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Elaine H
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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time and effort in leaving a nice review. I appreciate it greatly.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Murry is an extremely knowledgeable guide with expertise in every facet of the river from plants to reptiles and especially birds. He crafts the tour to the attendees wishes and is flexible with finding the birds, crocs or snakes you are hoping to see. We...More

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your cruise. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

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Response from dhels16 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to book ahead. Think it was about $60 per person I think
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Response from MurrayH206 | Property representative |
I provide 2 hour cruises at dawn and dusk. Cruises depart the public boat ramp at Daintree Village. Cost is $60 per adult, $40 per child. Bookings are required as cruises are by demand and I am not there each day.
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