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Address: Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: +61 417 651 929
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Daintree Boatman Nature Tours provides premium nature cruises in a small...

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours provides premium nature cruises in a small open vessel (max 12 passengers) for an intimate exploration of the Daintree River and its tributaries. Two hour cruises 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 with an average of 45 species seen or heard per cruise. 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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Interesting Birds Close Up

We were in Australia for a birding holiday. We saw some beautiful birds at very close range with Murray's morning excursion. We arrived late but he gave us our full 3 hours and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Australia for a birding holiday. We saw some beautiful birds at very close range with Murray's morning excursion. We arrived late but he gave us our full 3 hours and more. We were delighted to see a Pied Monarch, although he moved so quickly from branch to branch, often obscured by leaves, so we didn't get a... More 

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Worcester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did both the morning and evening cruises on our visit to Daintree in October 2016. Murray knows the animals, including who has been hanging out where, and the plants. He is passionate and informative. I'd give him my highest recommendation. FYI, he said that the Mossman River tour he has listed on his website had never worked out, so... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Barry for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm pleased that you were able to experience the river in both the early morning and late afternoon as wildlife seen is often different. Thanks for your review. Cheers Murray. More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Murray was able to spot birds and snakes you wouldn´t have seen otherwise. The river itself is scenic and beautiful. We did it first thing in the morning and its amazing to see the colours on the river when the sun rises. Regretfuly we didn´t see any crocs but Murray did his best to point us to other places where... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Appreciate it greatly. I'm sure I would have explained that crocodiles get difficult in the warmer months due to the warm water and not being required to emerge to thermoregulate as often. So pleased that you enjoyed your cruise on the river despite the absence of crocs. Cheers Murray More 

Uppsala County, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Daintree river a couple of times for bird watching with a small group, latest oct 2016. Both times with Murray, one of the best guides I ever met during many years of bird watching around true world. His knowledge about the local fauna is excellent and his pedagogic skill outstanding. Highly recommended!

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

WOW. Thank you Gunnar for your outstanding review. I appreciate it greatly. Thanks for revisiting. Cheers Murray. More 

Pearl Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Thank you Murray for your unique insight into the birds, snakes and animals of the Daintree river. I will forever be amazed by your knowledge and ability to spot the smallest animal whilst crusing down the river. The birders who were part of the tour group were just delighted Sally and I really enjoyed your tour Best wishes Martin

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Martin for your review, I appreciate it greatly. More 

Tideswell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We originally wanted to book a morning cruise, but because of the tides Murray suggested evening would be better, so we took his advice So glad we did Because he operates a small boat for small groups he can get places the bigger boats can't (even into low hanging trees to observe birds and snakes up close) And it's a... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm pleased that my recommend of cruise time based on tidal conditions resulted in a cruise that met your expectations. Cheers Murray More 

Kenmore
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Murray knows the Daintree River like his backyard. Took us into a small tributary, saw some nice birds and my first ever crocodiles in the wild. Awesome experience

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Mark for your review. Love the first line of your review. Cheers. Every cruise I do I work hard to provide a good experience and see the animals that passengers are interested in. I'm very pleased that you saw your first wild crocodiles particularly now as they are getting harder to see as the water temperature increases as we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a very memorable morning with DBNT. First, on board sailing along the river daintree and tributaries, where we found fantastic birds such as Great-billed Heron, Yellow Oriole, Shinning Flycatcher, Azure Kingfisher, Little Kingfisher and others, with a great view of a Crocodile! Later on we had a road morning trip in search of more birds and wildlife in... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm pleased you enjoyed both your cruise and road tour to show you both the key birds/animals of both the river and land. The appreciation of a fellow guide is particularly gratifying. Cheers Murray. More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We booked Murray for a morning river cruise and that morning it was very rainy, stormy weather. Murray has an open boat so obviously we were getting drizzled on. There were six of us on board, four were birders and two wanted to see crocs. After 30 minutes and a few birds, Murray said he really thought we should cancel... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I appreciate it greatly. This particular morning we had poor weather and I needed to make a difficult decision to defer to later in the day at the risk of losing business. I was therefore pleased that everyone chose to return later and we were able to have a good cruise and see... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a great morning boat tour with Murray Hunt who is very knowledgable and has a keen eye for the finding the sometimes elusive wildlife on the river. We saw magnificent trees, wonderfully camouflaged birds, unexpected snakes and a crocodile quietly digesting a meal just to mention a few highlights. It was a lovely experience to be on the... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Antoinette for your lovely review. I appreciate it. I'm pleased you enjoyed your cruise and got to see some of the special places and inhabitants of the Daintree. Cheers Murray More 

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