Specialised Daintree River Cruises

Premium Small-group Birdwatching & Wildlife Cruises

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours is a small tour business, owned and operated by professional nature guide Murray Hunt, offering premium small-group wildlife cruises on the Daintree River.

Cruises are a special experience, with highly sought-after birds, crocodiles and snakes seen on most cruises. Cruises are professionally conducted in a small open comfortable vessel which enables a quiet intimate exploration of the river with close views of wildlife. Cruises explore the narrow shallow tributaries of the Daintree, where the big boats can’t go.

Two-hour cruises are conducted at dawn and late afternoon when the river is at its most picturesque, sunlight is at its best for photography, and birds are at their most active.

Private cruises are available for those with a special interest such as wildlife photography or simply wish to experience the best of the river in a smaller group. Private Photography cruises, 2.5 hours in duration, conducted at dawn and dusk, are perfect for keen photographers. For families or small groups of friends, hoping to avoid the crowds, the boat is available for charter on a hourly basis throughout the day for quick private ‘Daintree Highlights’ cruises.

  • Boat has a collapsible roof for shelter when needed.
  • Maximum of just 10 passengers.
  • Discount for repeat cruises.

“Doesn’t matter what you’re into – birds, crocs, nature – definitely book this tour!”  Owl logo

Contact me:

Murray Hunt, ph 0417 651 929 boatman@daintreerivertours.com.au


Birds seen on cruises are reported to the eBird website. Click on the logo to see what has been seen recently.