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Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4090 7017
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Sunset on the Daintree River with an absolute gentleman

Thank you Dan for an amazing, informative tour on the Daintree River. We were so pleased to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bakana2017
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Adelaide, Australia
Daintree River

If you can't get David Attenborough, Dan's the man. To be guided by his abundant scientific... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jonathan G
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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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Travellers talk about
“evening tour” (43 reviews)
“tree frogs” (32 reviews)
“the river” (188 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

Thank you Dan for an amazing, informative tour on the Daintree River. We were so pleased to enjoy your company and learn so much about the Daintree environment and its inhabitants. Your keen eye amazed us, seeking out the tiniest of creatures from across the...More

Thank bakana2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you can't get David Attenborough, Dan's the man. To be guided by his abundant scientific knowledge and gentle humour is a rare privilege.

Thank Jonathan G
Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow! Thanks Jonathan! Nice review and thank you for taking time to post this.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the evening tour with Dan, we enjoyed the birds, crocs, frogs etc, and above all Dan's explanations regarding the river environment. We liked the individual seats that turn 360 so you can turn fast to take the appropiate shot. And the sunset..... Amazing...More

Thank jaume v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this cruise with our five year old. Dan is very knowledgeable and his science background was really helpful when explaining the flora and fauna of the Daintree River. We saw pretty much everything in the brochure. It was really interesting to hear...More

Thank Virginifer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a tough night that we went on this tour - pouring rain for much of it. Despite this, we still saw 5 crocodiles, and many birds, and even a green tree frog, somehow spotted in the rain and dark.More

Thank Phillip G
Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Philip G, Thank you for taking time to send this review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your tour inspite of the pouring rain. In the last couple of weeks I have had the best of customers that had to endure so much rain...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the 2 hour sunset cruise and couldn’t rate it highly enough! Dan’s knowledge of the Daintree River and rainforest is simply staggering, as is his ability to see the glint of his spotlight reflecting in the eye of a tree frog or...More

1  Thank ChrisDrake89
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time on Dan's boat. We did the afternoon and evening tour over Easter and they we're both great. The boat is really comfortable with soft swivel chairs. Just make sure you've got protection from the sun/rain as there is no canopy,...More

Thank matty_roberts_uk
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful evening with Dan on the Mangrove Adventure Tour. No tourist hype. Time to enjoy the eerie peace of the river. Dan is very informative but doesn't go into information overload. Also very helpful in ensuring photographers had ample opportunity to...More

Thank Lorelle D
Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you Lorelle ! Glad that you got some nice photos. Thanks for this review. It's encourages to me to continue to show people the wonders of the river when I hear positive feedback like this.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We spontaneously booked Dan’s cruise after hearing recommendations from numerous people, and we were not disappointed. Immediately after jumping into the boat, Dan asked what we were hoping to see during the cruise (birds for my friend, crocodiles for me). This resulted in a personalised...More

1  Thank Jo S
Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Jo, Thank you for this wonderful review. I really enjoyed showing my office to you two ! And thanks for the photo of the Large-billed Gerygones. So happy that you enjoyed the transition of day to night on the Daintree River Dan

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Half December 2016 we visted Daintree river, not knowing that the season was just starting we went on to the river with Dan. We booked an afternoon and dawn trip on the river. Since, Dan didn't do any trips recently he was not sure that...More

Thank gijsklous
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