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Address: Daintree Village Public Boat Ramp, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 417 651 929
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Daintree Boatman Nature Tours provides premium nature cruises in a small...

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours provides premium nature cruises in a small open vessel (max 12 passengers) for an intimate exploration of the Daintree River and its tributaries. Two hour cruises 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 with an average of 45 species seen or heard per cruise. 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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We really enjoyed this trip on the Daintree river, one of the highlights of our time in Northern Queensland. Murray was really knowledgeable about the area and wildlife, and had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really liked this trip with Murray and we saw a lot of bird species most of them on their nest. Murray knows where to go and his boat is very comfortable but has no sun shelter. I don't give 5 points to this tour because of the bad communication with Murray. At the end of the tour he billed... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Angie D for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your cruise and we were able to find some good wildlife. I am though concerned with your statement that I billed more than agreed. I do not recall what occurred on this occasion. if you were part of a big group maybe my math was... More 

London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip on the Daintree river, one of the highlights of our time in Northern Queensland. Murray was really knowledgeable about the area and wildlife, and had a real knack for spotting birds and animals we would never have noticed ourselves! Unfortunately, we didn't see a croc during our trip but were lucky enough to spy a... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your cruise. Cheers Murray More 

Wigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Murray has the most amazing knowledge of the river & where to find the birds, really knowledgable about the daintree river. The boat has swivel seats, which makes wildlife viewing alot easier than twisting your neck & shuffling in the seat! These were cleaned & wiped down before we set off! We booked a morning trip, which was superb &... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I appreciate it greatly. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the comfort of the boat. Cheers Murray. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this tour and recommend it to locals and visitors alike. Murray is extremely knowledgeable and works hard to maximize the experience. We saw many birds including Azure kingfisher and little kingfisher, Papuan frogmouth on the nest and beautiful shining flycatcher showing off his plumage in the sunlight. The river was gorgeous in the early morning, the boat is... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Laurene for your review, I appreciate it greatly. Thank you for your kind comments. Cheers Murray. More 

Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were in Australia for a birding holiday. We saw some beautiful birds at very close range with Murray's morning excursion. We arrived late but he gave us our full 3 hours and more. We were delighted to see a Pied Monarch, although he moved so quickly from branch to branch, often obscured by leaves, so we didn't get a... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I appreciate it greatly. Also thank you for adding some photos to the gallery for people to enjoy. Cheers Murray. More 

Worcester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We did both the morning and evening cruises on our visit to Daintree in October 2016. Murray knows the animals, including who has been hanging out where, and the plants. He is passionate and informative. I'd give him my highest recommendation. FYI, he said that the Mossman River tour he has listed on his website had never worked out, so... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Barry for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm pleased that you were able to experience the river in both the early morning and late afternoon as wildlife seen is often different. Thanks for your review. Cheers Murray. More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Murray was able to spot birds and snakes you wouldn´t have seen otherwise. The river itself is scenic and beautiful. We did it first thing in the morning and its amazing to see the colours on the river when the sun rises. Regretfuly we didn´t see any crocs but Murray did his best to point us to other places where... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Appreciate it greatly. I'm sure I would have explained that crocodiles get difficult in the warmer months due to the warm water and not being required to emerge to thermoregulate as often. So pleased that you enjoyed your cruise on the river despite the absence of crocs. Cheers Murray More 

Uppsala County, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have visited Daintree river a couple of times for bird watching with a small group, latest oct 2016. Both times with Murray, one of the best guides I ever met during many years of bird watching around true world. His knowledge about the local fauna is excellent and his pedagogic skill outstanding. Highly recommended!

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

WOW. Thank you Gunnar for your outstanding review. I appreciate it greatly. Thanks for revisiting. Cheers Murray. More 

Pearl Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Thank you Murray for your unique insight into the birds, snakes and animals of the Daintree river. I will forever be amazed by your knowledge and ability to spot the smallest animal whilst crusing down the river. The birders who were part of the tour group were just delighted Sally and I really enjoyed your tour Best wishes Martin

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Martin for your review, I appreciate it greatly. More 

Tideswell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We originally wanted to book a morning cruise, but because of the tides Murray suggested evening would be better, so we took his advice So glad we did Because he operates a small boat for small groups he can get places the bigger boats can't (even into low hanging trees to observe birds and snakes up close) And it's a... More 

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Murray H, Owner at Daintree Boatman Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I appreciate it greatly. I'm pleased that my recommend of cruise time based on tidal conditions resulted in a cruise that met your expectations. Cheers Murray More 

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