Azure Kingfisher, photo by Murray Hunt

Little Kingfisher, photo by Tony Whitehead (www.wildlight.co.nz) Daintree Boatman, Murray Hunt  

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"The Daintree Boatman is an organised, knowledgeable and fun guide, and a day tour was one of the best experiences of our trip".  Ingrid K, Oct. 2012, TripAdvisor

 

Customised day tours to see the best of the region by river and road.

Want to see the best of the region? Combine a cruise on the Daintree River with a road tour to find the 'special', rare and endemic birds and animals of the Wet Tropics.

Day tours are customised to match guests, with sites visited based on whether guests are interested in bird photography, seeing as much as possible or viewing endemic birds. If tides permit a secondary cruise on the Mossman River may be provided to enable a close look at this mangrove-lined river and give a second chance at a number of key species.

All road tours are conducted in a comfortable air-conditioned 4WD with a maximum of four passengers but often just two. Tours include a pick up from your accommodation in Port Douglas, Daintree Village, or Mossman (times below based on Port Douglas pick up). Meals are not included (you may bring your own or purchase from a Daintree Village cafe).

Half Day Tour    5.30am to 11.30am or 1pm to 7pm         Combines a dawn or dusk cruise on the Daintree River with a road tour to the best local nature sites of the Daintree Valley and beaches to see a variety of birds and wildlife. (average 65 species). Commonly seen species on this tour include Great-billed Heron, Papuan Frogmouth, Shining Flycatcher, Saltwater Crocodile, Tree Snake, and several species of kingfisher. Single passenger $280, two passengers $195 each, extra passengers (max 2) $95 each.

Full Day Tour    5.30am to 4.30pm or 9am to 7pm      Combines a dawn or dusk cruise on the Daintree River with a road tour to the best nature sites of the wider region (avg 90 species). Potential sites visited include Julatten, Mt Molloy, Mt Carbine and for those interested in endemic species, Mt Lewis. Commonly seen species (in addition to half day tour species) include Pademelon, Agile Wallaby, Bustard, Squatter Pigeon, Great Bowerbird, and endemics such as Chowchilla & Fernwren. Single passenger $370, two passengers $260 each, extra passengers (max 2) $125 each.

"Our day tour with Murray was the highlight of our month Down Under.  Murray is expert at identification, and he knew where to take us for productive birding.  Not only is Murray a wonderful guide in the field, but he also has a thoughtful approach to conservation issues.  When we return, we will certainly go out again with the Daintree Boatman".  V.MacCracken, 2012

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Contact  ●  Murray Hunt  ●  0417 651 929  ●  boatman@daintreerivertours.com.au