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Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4090 7017
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Excellent tour, very informative and relaxed

Organising a tour with Dan was quick and easy. The boat has 10 seats, each of which swivel so you... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2013
Leave the packaged tours behind

How often does a tour operator call you by name? Dan's cruise was relaxed and informative and it is... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2013
Gary D
Sydney, Australia
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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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Hours Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4090 7017
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Organising a tour with Dan was quick and easy. The boat has 10 seats, each of which swivel so you can get a comfortable view of the wildlife. We went on an evening tour which left at 5pm in the light and returned at 7pm...More

Thank Chatterboxmegan
Reviewed 13 June 2013

How often does a tour operator call you by name? Dan's cruise was relaxed and informative and it is obvious that he is deeply interested in nature which shows in his extensive knowledge. For us this was a chance find on the web and we...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Our afternoon ride down the river was my favorite part of Daintree (an easy drive up from Port Douglas). We chose Dan based on a recommendation in the Frommer's book and were very pleased with our experience. The boat is small so there aren't huge...More

Thank OSUJillyBean
Reviewed 13 June 2013

My family of five adults drove over to Dan's Mangrove Adventures on a rainy afternoon. When we arrived in the rain, Dan did give us the option of returning the next evening but we already were booked for diving. So, in the pouring rain, we...More

Thank BetsyJam
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Dan gave us a great trip along the Daintree River and found plenty of birds and animals, especially crocodiles, for us to see at close range. He was generous with his time and shared his extensive knowledge with patience and good humour. He made sure...More

Thank Warren B
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We were the only ones to book, and Dan took just the two of us out on essentially a personal tour. We did the evening/night cruise, so we saw a few different things. We saw a few birds, then crocs, then bats. He not only...More

Thank bstrvl55711
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I went on an evening boat trip with Dan and can thoroughly recommend it. The two hour trip allowed us to see plenty of interesting wildlife which Dan expertly found for us. At the same time, he shared a huge amount of knowledge that he...More

Thank Finnaus75
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Fantastic tour! Saw lots of Crocs, Spiders *Shivers* and birds :) Very enjoyable couple of hours.. I would recommend Dan's tour to any of my friends venturing to the Daintree in the future.

Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Our evening/night tour on the Daintree River with Dan Irby was one of the highlights of our tour of Australia. He met us on the banks of the river in his boat. The ability to gain access was very easy. The seats were comfortable and...More

1  Thank JDPK
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We are happy to recommend this no frills boat trip. Our tour guide Dan was quietly helpful, allowing us to enjoy the peace and magic of night descending on the Daintree, with all that accompanies it. The colours, vapours, reflections, the moonlight, the bats and...More

Thank CarolN54
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