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Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

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Excellent Daintree River Tour

We enjoyed a great afternoon tour on the Daintree River. The owner and guide, Murray Hunt, is very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CarlaV1116
Cruise with an expert

I've done a number of nature cruises recently, but Murray is the best of the best. The sign of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a great afternoon tour on the Daintree River. The owner and guide, Murray Hunt, is very knowledgeable and is clearly a great champion for conserving this magnificent area.

Thank CarlaV1116
MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Carla for your kind words. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've done a number of nature cruises recently, but Murray is the best of the best. The sign of a great wildlife guide is being able to tell you what might happen before it happens so you can be ready to observe or photograph the...More

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

Thank you Harry for your kind review! You've added a number of compliments there that I appreciate greatly. The interaction between the flycatchers was indeed wonderful to observe.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a two-hour river tour for four people. Murray Hunt was our guide and asked us what kind of things we preferred to see. He spotted a wide variety of wildlife and plants and explained a bit about the ecology of each. He was...More

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

Thank you Michelle for your review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. 3 large Crocs. 2 tree snakes and numerous beautiful birds. Exactly what we wanted. Small group of 10. Extremely Knowledgeable guide. Very good value. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for your review. It is always nice when people take the effort to leave a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the two tours one morning and one evening tour I did with Murray on the Daintree River Murray has a wealth of knowledge on flora and fauna as well has the history of the region. Murray explains things clearly and has very...More

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

Thank you Stuart for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your cruises on the Daintree River.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived home after a week in the Daintree, talking through our highlights, the boatman tour on the Daintree takes the prize, crocs, snakes and an abundance of birds and amazing views. Murry was very knowledgeable on all thing Daintree, even a little bit of...More

Thank micblake
MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. A kind comparison to Attenborough is very humbling.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the knowlegde and sharp eyes of our host Murray Hunt we had a great afternoon on the Daintree River. Furthermore, the ecology of the Daintree River is stunning. 5/5, would recommend. Cheers, the international guests from Holland.

Thank Tom R
MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Tom for your review. It is always great to get positive feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a morning cruise with Murray and we loved every minute of it. First of all this was exactly what we like best: intimate contact with nature with a really small group of people. The river was beautiful and misty in the morning, then...More

Thank Anna S
MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Anna. So pleased you enjoyed your cruise. I agree Winter cruises are often scenically stunning. Thanks for this kind review, it is an privilege to be able to show people the beauty and wildlife of the Daintree.

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour. Very professional. Private Tour arranged at very short notice. Tour suited both experienced and enthusiastic birders. Just great to be on this gorgeous river with such an experienced guide.

Thank Paul K
MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Paul for taking the effort to post a review. I'm pleased that we could get together to show you the highlights of the Daintree.

Reviewed 10 August 2018

We took the late afternoon tour with our family and enjoyed it very much. We saw the crocodiles of course, but also many species of kingfishers, egrets, and our favorite was the Papuan frogmouths. Murray has great knowledge of birds and goes to great length...More

Thank Els E
MurrayH206, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Els for your kind review. During the cooler months the cattle egrets returning home flock after flock against a setting sky is indeed a fantastic experience.

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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 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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