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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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Murray knows his stuff

Went on afternoon cruise and Murray checked in with us to see what our interests were and if there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NanaG-0112
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Melbourne, Australia
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Fantastic knowledge and great effort to accommodate everyone

We had a great morning. The tour guide was a little curt at first but warmed up very quickly when... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kateypoo V
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Footscray, Victoria, Australia
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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 3 days ago 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

Thank NanaG-0112
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great morning. The tour guide was a little curt at first but warmed up very quickly when he was ready for passengers to board. The boat was very comfortable and I learned a lot. Loved the entire morning, especially because the guide...More

Thank Kateypoo V
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your cruise despite the rocky start. Cheers.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a private tour and I highly recommend it for photographers. Murray did a fantastic job. He understood how to help me get a good photograph. He knows his river and his stuff. Thanks so much.More

Thank Cheryl W
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Cheryl for your review. I appreciate it greatly. Was a good afternoon together on a good low tide and a whole heap of the good birds and animals turned up to play. I'm pleased you enjoyed the cruise and hopefully went home with some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the morning cruise with Murray. He's highly knowledgeable about the river and the flora and fauna. At one of the cafes in town the barista referred to this as the 'bird cruise' and we did see a lot of birds including scarlet kingfishers and...More

Thank Canucks-down-under
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time on our two cruises with Murray, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and we recommend his cruises without hesitation. He asked what people wanted to see, and he did his best to show us what we wanted...More

Thank K W
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you K W for your enthusiastic review. You have mentioned lots of aspects for which I take pride in with my little cruise, particularly tailoring cruises to find those things that guests are interested in. Thank you very much for this lovely review!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We saw a great variety of birds, two crocodiles and a snake. Murray is very nice and expert. He explains clearly all about local flora and fauna. 2 hours of emotions! Highly reccommended!!!

Thank Laura M
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you 😊 for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your cruise!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Murray was a superb guide on this fantastic boat trip. The Daintree River looked so beautiful in the morning light. The wildlife was amazing and Murray can spot a green tree snake at 100 yards! Murray is full of knowledge about the river and its...More

Thank stephen l
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you Stephen for your lovely review. I appreciate it greatly. Just really pleased that you and your family were able to see the ducks 🦆. Cheers Murray

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I did the cruise with Murray on August 2nd and it was a great experience. My girlfriend and me shared the boat with two other couples. It was nice that at the beginning of the tour Murray asked each of us what was our main...More

Thank edu182
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I went on a solo tour with Murray Hunt on July 29, 2017. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough if you are at all interested in birds, wildlife or photography. I was mostly keen on photographing the birds of the Daintree and Murray made...More

Thank gandjwilson
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Was a great morning on the river, one of those great occasion when the animals turned up as predicted. Enjoyed our morning together. Cheers

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

At the beginning he asks what each group would like to see. Some birds, some crocs, some snakes... he taylors each trip to fit your request. For us, we were able to see crocs big and small, snakes in a tree, frog mouthed owl, exotic...More

Thank Justin L
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Justin. Thanks for the review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your cruise. Thanks for the tip regarding my initial greeting - I'll have to work on that. Cheers Murray.

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Lalage C
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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 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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