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Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

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Address: Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4090 7017
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Small and very personal (max. 10) boat tour. Operating since 1993....

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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Fabulous, Informative and relaxing

We had the pleasure of heading out with Dan and another couple earlier this evening. The tour was informative and very relaxing. We spotted several baby crocs, a tree frog and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 April 2013
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Skye, Victoria, Australia
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Skye, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

We had the pleasure of heading out with Dan and another couple earlier this evening. The tour was informative and very relaxing. We spotted several baby crocs, a tree frog and numerous birds. We really enjoyed the relaxed way that Dan ran the cruise and would highly recommend it should you visit the area! - Chris & Nic

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a couple of hours on the river with Dan. He loves the river and has a keen eye for croc's and tree frogs. When the stars come out Dan can point out the Southern Cross and other stars. It is a relaxing and informative time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

We were a group of 4 travelling to Cairns for a week-end trip and decided to make the trip to Cape Tribulation. I came accross this tour here and decided to contacted Dan (the day before we were to be there). He was very accommodating to us, replied to all our questions and gave us as much flexibility as possible... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

Myself and my 10 yo daughter did a trip with Dan, mid April. It was a sunset tour and it was very very good. There was no one else on the river when we went, except the ferry. Dan went out of his way to encourage questions and he answered everyone honestly and with much knowledge. He did not stop... More 

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Luxembourg City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

We visited Australia in December 2012 and one of our highlights was this trip with Dan Irby. We did this trip wiht our two daughters of 19 and 20 and they loved it as well. We went in the afternoon and evening and the quietness, the huge amount of bats and of course the very interesting information of Dan made... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

My daughter and I spent an evening on the river with Dan, while visiting Cape Tribulation. We had a wonderful time. Dan is, first and foremost, a lovely man, and a pleasure to spend time with. He is easy going, thoroughly knowledgable and a joy to be with. The river is beautiful and so peaceful at sunset. We enjoyed the... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

Our family of 2 adults and 3 kids under 12 had a fun and excellent adventure with Dan. He's great with the kids and very patient when they struggle to ask questions or interrupt. He's a wealth of knowledge and answered all of our questions. He pointed out a ton of animals and explained their habitats and behaviors. We took... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

We got picked up Dan by the riverside, and said hello to the other people joining us this evening. We felt really comfortable and taken care of with this small unit of people. Dan showed us, and told us a lot about the rainforest. We learned about mangrooves, birds, tree ants, local history and crocodiles. The tour started out with... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We did the evening tour and it was amazing. Cruising up and down the Daintree as the sun slowly set, with crocodiles, wading birds and thousands of bats flying overhead was pretty spectacular. If you are staying somewhere in the Daintree make sure you eat beforehand, because although Dan was kind enough to drop us off first, we couldn’t make... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

We spent a memorable evening on a sunset tour of the Daintree river, joining a small group of 3 other people on the motorboat. Dan Irby puts on these tours 'to order' so you have to book him in advance. He's a David Bellamy look a like, very knowledgeable and has an eye for spotting wildlife that nobody else can.... More 

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Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this review

It always makes me very proud and happy when people say/write that my tour was one of the best and most memorable things they did on their vacation. It is because of the pleasure that I get from spending time with appreciative people (like you) that I haven't retired from the river. Plus (I must admit) I really like the... More 

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