Daintree Boatman Nature Tours is owned and operated by Murray Hunt. I am a professional guide with experience working at a number of great locations around Australia, including Kakadu, Uluru, Cape York and Lamington National Park. Great experiences along the way have included driving boats on Yellow Water Billabong, guiding visitors amongst the sea-lions on Kangaroo Island, driving 4WD buses at O’Reilly’s Guesthouse, and witnessing the colours of each passing season in Central Australia. For a short period I also worked for the Department of Conservation in NZ, assisting with the intensive management of some of the world’s rarest birds including Kakapo and Black Robin.
To provide the best birdwatching river cruise in Australia.
To operate a sustainable business consistently exceeding expectations with a quality and memorable guest experience.
In 1992, Chris Dahlberg pioneered Daintree River dawn cruises conducted in a small open vessel for clear view of wildlife. He operated for an incredible 18 years.
In 2010, I became the owner and operator of this well-known Daintree River cruise.
In 2017, the vessel used underwent renovation, with a new outboard, collapsible bimini roof and comfortable seats added to enhance the passenger experience.
In 2019, the vessel underwent further modification, becoming a ‘hybrid’ boat with the addition of a German-made electric motor powered by a portable 24V lithium battery. The electric motor was added to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, reduce amount of noise generated, an most importantly reduce disturbance to wildlife leading to better wildlife observations.