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Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

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Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 417 651 929
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Knowledgeable guide to the Daintree River

Very comfortable boat, explored different aspects of the river including botany, birds and... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Candy E
Excellent way to enjoy the Daintree

We recently enjoyed a trip out on the Daintree River with Murray, the Daintree Boatman, and his... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
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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 7 January 2018

Very comfortable boat, explored different aspects of the river including botany, birds and reptiles. Very good eye for spotting points of interest, and excellent and describing how to locate the animal amongst the rainforest foliage. Very knowledgable about scientific and environmental aspects, clearly loves the...More

Thank Candy E
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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you Candy for your lovely review! Cheers Murray

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We recently enjoyed a trip out on the Daintree River with Murray, the Daintree Boatman, and his lovely wife. We saw excellent birds including kingfishers and the Great Billed Heron. Murray knew the best places to look for snakes, birds and crocs and had a...More

Thank Michelle I
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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Michelle, thank you for your lovely review. Cheers.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Murray was a terrific guide. His approach to birds offered both what you could see and what you could hear. The rive itself was beautiful. We saw a lot of different animals and flora, in addition to the birds. It was an excellent trip. At...More

Thank Matt S
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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We are birders and had the privilege of taking a boat trip with Murray Hunt. Murray really knows his birds and other animals that call the river home. Murray knew exactly were to find the birds and how to approach them. For birders and wildlife...More

Thank Gillilandf
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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Pleased you enjoyed your cruise. I just love showing people the good birds and animals of the river. Cheers.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic river cruise with Murray. He's a really nice guy who knows his birds & the local ecology. Very helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Su G
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Murray H, Manager at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you Su G for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed your cruise. Cheers Murray

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

My young family and I base our holidays around seeing wildlife in its natural environment. We are very independent and as such do our best to see animals on our terms. However doing it by ourselves isn't always an option and so we need to...More

Thank PEARSON_CHRISTIAN
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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you Christian for a 'simply excellent' review. Perfect! Your suggestion of my skill as a guide is outrageous...but I'll very happily accept the compliment. Thanks for visiting. Your photos from the cruise are exceptional.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had evening and morning cruise with Murray. He was very knowledgable and understood lighting requirements for best photographic opportunities. Managed to see Giant billed heron and many kingfishers. Special views of Papuan frogmouth and tree snake. Of course large crocodiles were present. Very good boat...More

Thank Doug C
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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you Doug for your review. Getting the boat in the right position for close views and good wildlife photography is what I take pride in. Enjoyed our cruises together.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

There is a broad choice of tour operators in the area, and we liked Daintree Boatman's premium small-group offering (as compared to some of the larger offerings). Murray is a highly knowledgeable and very friendly tour guide and his boat is in great condition. We...More

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you Niko for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I remember this cruise well, I too enjoyed seeing the large crocodile on the bank at the start of the cruise. He was looking quite magnificent. Pleased you enjoyed the entirety of the cruise.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We went on both, sunrise and sunset cruise, and it was a great pleasure. The boat is very comfortable and small enough to have a more private tour feeling. Murray has listened to all the wishes when asked what each of us wants to see...More

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you, ladybug 😊 for your lovely review, I appreciate it greatly 👍. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your dual cruises on the river. Cheers Murray

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Went on afternoon cruise and Murray checked in with us to see what our interests were and if there was anything we particularly wanted to see. He tried really hard to find particular species of birds that some participants were looking for but also pointed...More

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Cheers!

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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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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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