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Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

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Address: Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4090 7017
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Small and very personal (max. 10) boat tour. Operating since 1993....

Small and very personal (max. 10) boat tour. Operating since 1993. Experienced, science-based information. See and do much more than on a large boats's one-hour croc-spotting tour. We go where most boats can't and see many special things that they won't. Many people have said that their tour was the highlight of their vacation.

"The Nightwatchman" is a 6 metre, open-topped ,shallow draft aluminium punt with 10 very comfortable swivel seats. Powered by quiet, eco-friendly, low emission, fuel-injected "state of the art" 60 hp 4-stroke Mercury outboard motor.

One of the best nature-based Daintree River Tours.

Private Tours are also available.

More than twenty three years of experience on the river.

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Tranquil evening on a beautiful river

Had the pleasure of cruising with Dan on a private tour in late January. We had limited time in Port Douglas, and I liked that Dan was willing to accommodate our schedule with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had the pleasure of cruising with Dan on a private tour in late January. We had limited time in Port Douglas, and I liked that Dan was willing to accommodate our schedule with a 2-hour tour starting 90-minutes before sunset. The river at that time is quite beautiful, with an abundance of wildlife either wrapping-up their day or just starting... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We've been lucky enough to visit the Daintree and join Dan's tour five times! We have loved it so much and always find it fascinating! We just got back from our latest trip. Dan is so knowledgeable on the area and we loved watching all the bats overhead, amazing! Then there's all the birds, the trees and flowers.. and Dan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great evening out with Dan, who is incredibly intelligent and knowledgable. The fruit bats coming out to feed at sunset was a spectacle, and Dan managed to spotlight multiple crocs after dark. It was the highlight of our trip!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Dan on the river, and walked away with fantastic information regarding the animals, as well as the plants along the river. We loved the small group size and the conversations that we had. His level of knowledge about the river was fantastic. Going at sunset was the best decision, we got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Today we made a great trip with Dan Irby on the Daintree River. Dan has a boat with swivel chairs so you can sea everything from every seat. He has a lot of knowlodge of this area and he likes to share it with you. There is plenty of time for questions and there is a lot to sea. Watch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had a great afternoon/evening trip with Dan. There was a lot of different animals and plants to see and Dan had a story to tell for all of them. And he also found the crocodile for us even though the conditions was not the best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

First and foremost, Dan is a fantastic, friendly, funny and knowledgable top bloke! Don't be afraid to ask him anything. We did the evening / sunset river tour and it truly was a beautiful experience! Before, during and after sunset was picture time! Dan does his upmost to show you as much as possible, we saw and photographed many species... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I undertook the sunset cruise with my two 7 year old boys. Dan took us on a very informative cruise down the Daintree River; the first hour in sun as it set, spotting bird life and taking in the beauty and peace of the river; the second hour in darkness assisted with spotlight, spotting crocs (two close-up and many from... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Brilliant trip - away from the masses, and a very personalized tour. It was great to get up and close to crocodiles in the wild, and even better as the sun set.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

There were only five of us on our evening cruise on the Daintree with Dan. The night was perfect - cool and clear. Unfortunately, it was high tide, so not many crocs visible. But that didn't make the trip any less enjoyable. Dan was the perfect guide. He knew the river like the back of his hand and showed us... More 

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