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Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

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Open Now: 07:30 - 18:00
Open today: 07:30 - 18:00
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Great cruise

Dan was very knowledgeable when it came to the daintree wildlife and fauna to the point he has a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Serene and exciting

Dan's tour along the Daintree River was wonderful. The evening started with the river and trees... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“night tour”(20 reviews)
“sunset tour”(30 reviews)
“tree frogs”(29 reviews)
Very personal (max. 10) nature-based Daintree River tour. Experienced, friendly and science-based information. We think the tour when on a small boat is so much better than tours on the other larger 20, 24, 30-50 seat boats that also tour the river...more
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Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4090 7017
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dan was very knowledgeable when it came to the daintree wildlife and fauna to the point he has a book out.He took us in close to the subjects and if you missed a photo opportunity he would try again.Well worth the money and an education...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dan's tour along the Daintree River was wonderful. The evening started with the river and trees reflecting the falling sun. Dan made a big effort showing us a bird nest, particular plant species and the adjacent mountain, fourth largest in Australia. As dusk and night...More

Thank peteredwardhoare
Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for great review! So glad that you enjoyed the evening. Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took Dan's sunset tour and had a lovely time. Dan knows the river well -- he literally wrote the book. He was very attentive, answering everyone's questions, addressing each person by name, and checking in throughout to make sure we were all happy. We...More

Thank rrrah1
Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review. You were a good crew. It was a lovely night and enjoyed by myself also. The big crocs were a lucky bonus. And we managed to find the requiested crocs and bats. Cheers

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dan gave a highly informative tour. Dan went out of his way to make sure we saw as much wildlife as possible. We spotted 4 Crocs, I huge brown panther, tree snake lots of different birds and not to mention the Daintree forest along the...More

Thank 724josephine
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Don was a lovely guy as was his lady assistant with eyes like a hawk.Saw all we needed to see and more with the highlight seeing 'Scarface' the alpha male croc..Got the best video ever.Did afternoon and evening trips back to back.Both very different. Don't...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Dan is very knowledgeable in regards to wildlife and botanic subjects. He get us up close to animals we spotted and answered 99% of our questions. Definately worth going out with him rather than the usual croc tour that's crowded with tourist (there's 8 of...More

Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent boattrip with Dan, who showed us some crocodilles, a python, a greentree snake as well as lots of birds, cattle egrets and the beautiful azure kingfisher. Dan had a lot of knowledge that he likes to share. This tour was absolutely...More

Thank Mapedu
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Lovely group on our trip with Dan, avid photographers, me with my mobile phone camera! Birds, crocs, frog, snake, owls & more .... and a perfectly splendid sunset evening on a glassy river, the mountain uncovered from mist, couldn't have asked for more with the...More

Thank 200Andy
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The croc density in this river is not that great - it seems like more of a "novelty" for the area. (We came directly from Darwin, so the number of crocs was quite low comparatively. The afternoon tour is a bit slow - some small...More

Thank brandasa
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We come from Europe and we do know we won’t come back in Daintree Forest before...a while. Therefore we planned our trip carefully. When choosing the tour on the river, we reviewed Trip Advisor posts. Dan’s basics (few people on board, no loud speaker, deep...More

Thank Alain S
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Lyn T
25 October 2017|
Response from Stephen01 |
Lyn - your request came to me, the reviewer, and not Dan Irby. I would send you his email address, but Tripadvisor doesn't let me. If you click on his website, it has his contact info and he was very good about getting back... More