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Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

#6 of 8 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Daintree Features Animals
Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 417 651 929
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Great for birds and crocs

Muzza has new and comfortable boat seats, and now a sunshade, so a big upgrade to the boat. He has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
oreornis
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Kuranda, Australia
From one old croc: great nature tour

My third wildlife tour on the Daintree, but definitely the best. Murray did a great job. This tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kenz56
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Daintree Boatman Nature Tours provides premium nature cruises in a small open vessel (max 10 passengers) for an intimate exploration of the Daintree River and its tributaries. 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. Crocodiles, snakes and highly sought-after birds are seen on most cruises. Cruises are tailored to the interests of the passengers. Three hour private cruises are provided for those with a specific interest such as wildlife photography. Cruises depart from the Daintree Village public boat ramp.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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 6 days ago

Muzza has new and comfortable boat seats, and now a sunshade, so a big upgrade to the boat. He has great knowledge of the river and its wildlife- we saw 5 crocs, Little Kingfisher, lovely Papuan Frogmouth, what's not to like?

Thank oreornis
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I appreciate it. Also thanks for letting people know about the wrk I've doneto the boat. Cheers.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My third wildlife tour on the Daintree, but definitely the best. Murray did a great job. This tour is a bit longer than many others, 2hrs, but that gives time for quality. Murray worked hard to cater for all needs: from the 'twitchers' to the...More

Thank kenz56
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Kiwi Ken 😃 Thanks for attending. Thanks for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed your cruise on the river. Cheers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip with Murray was terrific. Great knowledge of the river and wildlife. Saw 3 crocs and birds that are rare. Also caught a glimpse of the python in a tree. Perfect for a small group. We were a group of 6.

Thank BRIANF14
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Brian for your review. Very helpful. Very pleased you enjoyed your cruise. Cheers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the afternoon cruise and had a wonderful time with Murray. He pointed out many birds and animals that were not seen by any of the eight passengers on the boat and had a great knowledge of all the flora and fauna of the...More

Thank mcm04999
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I very much appreciate you taking the time to provide a review. Totally agree with the sentiment of the last line. Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small boat, excellent guide with knowledge of birds, reptiles and plants. Murray went out of his way to help us find a specific bird, even ringing us up and inviting us back on the boat when it had been spotted later in the morning. Amazing....More

Thank Joanna G
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Joanna for your review. I appreciate it greatly. Just delighted that you were able to see your special bird. Love it when guests see exactly what they want!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thankyou so much Murray. The six of us had an incredible time for the afternoon private tour. We saw an amazing array of birds, plant life and of course, crocodiles! We learnt so much about the Daintree from Murray's awesome tour guide skills. Thanks again!

Thank Sophie C
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sophie 😄 Thank you very much for your review. I appreciate it greatly. Was a pleasure to show you girls a little bit of the magic of the Daintree River.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our trip. Murray was really generous and knowledgeable. Saw large crocodiles up close, green tree snakes, amethyst python, papuan frog mouths, great billed heron, radjah shell ducks doing a dance off. Max aged 11 drove the boat along with Oats our French bull...More

Thank OatsIsMyGoat
Murray H, Manager at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. I appreciate it greatly. Was lovely to meet you guys. Glad you enjoyed your private cruise. Cheers Murray

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Murray is an excellent guide, he moved his boat about so we could get the best shots and he was able to find many bird species for us to photograph. We enjoyed his enthusiasm for this area and his helpfulness. Without a doubt his extensive...More

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

Thanks Louis. Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the cruise. Also thanks for the photos! Cheers!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Murray was an excellent and knowledgable guide. The tour was a small group (< 8 people) making it very interactive. Comfortable and safe vessel. Murray led us to opportunities to see many different types of birds, reptiles, including snakes and crocodiles, and vegetation in small...More

Thank Kelly-Ann H
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your review Kelly-Ann. I appreciate it greatly. I distinctly remember this cruise, and agree I was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Cheers Murray.

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant !!! Murray s depth of knowledge is incredible. We had an excellent cruise, his boat is able to access spots other larger operators can't. It was a real adventure, we saw crocs, numerous birds and other wildlife and mangroves, plants. Would recommend it to...More

Thank NswSusan
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for your review. I appreciate it greatly. It was a pleasure to have you aboard. Cheers.

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Lalage C
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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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Lalage C
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Response from Murray H | 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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