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Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

#3 of 14 Tours in Daintree Features Animals
Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4090 7017
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Very knowledgable guide and personalized service

We chose this tour over others because of the reviews and were not disappointed. There were 10 of... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2013
Ozetravellers
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Gold Coast
Dan found us a lot of crocs at night

Did the sunset tour with Dan on a nice full moon evening. Thoroughly enjoyed his cruise and his... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2013
Pinky D
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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
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Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4090 7017
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We chose this tour over others because of the reviews and were not disappointed. There were 10 of us and the boat only seats 10 so it was perfect. Dan was actually on a day off but took us out anyway and was flexible with...More

Thank Ozetravellers
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Did the sunset tour with Dan on a nice full moon evening. Thoroughly enjoyed his cruise and his warm and colorful persona. (He's like a Santa Claus driving a river boat instead of a sleigh). Must say, I enjoyed this cruise more than the Cooper...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Excellent tour and a very knowledgable and friendly guide. He will take the time to personalize the tour to your interests (birds, wildlife, flora, ...) and has a wealth of knowledge on the biology of these systems. He has a smaller boat with no roof...More

Thank pip98
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We had a wonderful trip with Dan! The smaller nature of the tour (compared with other, larger companies in the area) made it very personable - the size of the boat allows to go places other, larger boats/tours can't go... on our tour, he drove...More

Thank Rebecca268
Reviewed 26 June 2013

It was easy to book this tour. Dan was from the same area in the US that we are and had a wonderful time with him. We are birdwatchers and he took time to find birds for us. He is so knowledgable about all kinds...More

Thank ted2pat
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Smaller boat which means you can get to areas on the river the other larger, roofed boats can't get to. There are swivel seats on either side with no roof. We did 2 tours - the afternoon and sunset tour. I couldn't pick a favourite,...More

Thank Jen255068
Reviewed 18 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 14 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
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