We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

Features Animals
Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
Save
Review Highlights
Best boat nature tour in the Daintree area

Murray is a very knowledgeable tour guide whether you have a special interest in Birds, Plants or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil-cosham
,
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Marvellous boat trip

I had a great time on the water, exploring hidden creeks and discovering some fabulous birds and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emma D
via mobile
Read all 175 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“daintree river” (57 reviews)
“early morning” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
Write a ReviewReviews (175)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"great billed heron"
in 17 reviews
"daintree river"
in 57 reviews
"early morning"
in 10 reviews
"small group"
in 11 reviews
"nice photos"
in 2 reviews
"comfortable boat"
in 7 reviews
"tree snake"
in 12 reviews
"bird watchers"
in 5 reviews
"papuan frogmouth"
in 7 reviews
"hanging out"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic boat trip"
in 2 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 10 reviews
"azure kingfisher"
in 7 reviews
"species of birds"
in 5 reviews
"morning trip"
in 4 reviews
"close range"
in 2 reviews
"small boat"
in 8 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Murray is a very knowledgeable tour guide whether you have a special interest in Birds, Plants or Croc's/ snakes. The boat is very comfortable and Murray goes the extra mile to make sure all passengers enjoy the trip, his knowledge of the local area is...More

Thank Phil-cosham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Phil for your review. I appreciate it greatly! I'm very pleased you enjoyed your cruise! Your suggestion that the cruise was "the most informative nature tour that you have experienced" is high praise indeed!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time on the water, exploring hidden creeks and discovering some fabulous birds and plants. It was a great way to see the rainforest and mangroves and some of the hidden gems that live there. Murray and his partner were very skilled...More

Thank Emma D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you Candy for your lovely review! Cheers Murray

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Manager at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 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

Thank Niko P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Daintree Hotels
Daintree Ecolodge
596 reviews
2.68 km away
Daintree Rainforest Retreat
161 reviews
11.15 km away
Cow Bay Hotel
42 reviews
11.34 km away
Cockatoo Hill Retreat
138 reviews
15.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Daintree Village Hotel
229 reviews
.00 km away
Croc Xpresso Cafe
36 reviews
.08 km away
Big Barramundi BBQ Garden
57 reviews
.09 km away
Rob's Place
68 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Daintree Village General Store
20 reviews
.05 km away
Elizas Gallery
10 reviews
.07 km away
Daintree River Wild Watch
156 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lalage C
1 July 2016|
Answer
Response from dhels16 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to book ahead. Think it was about $60 per person I think
0
Votes
Lalage C
1 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
1
Vote