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Daintree River Wild Watch

Daintree Village Jetty, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
07 4098 6278
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Daintree
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had been recommended Daintree River Wild Watch by one of Queensland's best birders. So our expectations were high. And I'm an older African safari guide of 30 years experience, so I know what it takes to be an informed companion to visitors. I'm also a pretty serious bird photographer that needs to know facts, history, recent discoveries etc. In... More

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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This guy is superb. 'Sauce' really knows his subject and his river. He takes you to those parts of the river that you can only see from a small boat. I am a tour guide in Wales and I learnt a great deal from 'Sauce' about good practice. His quiet unassuming manner creates a wonderfully relaxed tour. Small boat and... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

“Sauce” gave us a very enjoyable and relaxing evening bird watching trip on the Daintree River. He knows his birds and where they are to be found.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our two hour early morning Daintree cruise. What I liked about Ian (nickname: 'Sauce') tour is the small group size (there were only five of us + guide) and his good field skills with bird's, plants and other wildlife. I highly recommend Ian for serious birder's as well as casual observers.

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Seattle
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105 reviews 105 reviews
13 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I'm afraid of boats. So I boarded Ian "Sauce" Worcester's small boat with a bit of trepidation. How foolish of me. And how happy I am that I boarded his boat, for Sauce showed me an Australian biome that I would NEVER have seen from the land. Sauce's handling of the boat reassured me, and I stopped worrying about falling... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We are birders and have done River trips in many parts of the world. This has to be one of the best. An idyllic pristine environment, excellent birding and a boatman/ guide (Ian "sauce" Worcester) who really knows his patch and is passionate about it. He goes to a lot of trouble to take the boat very close to get... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

"Sauce" - Ian Worcester- knows his birds and animals and his trip was recommended to us. Small numbers ( max 8) and a quiet low draft boat means you can travel up into streams the larger boats can't get into. A great tour for birding enthusiasts.

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Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We took the dawn cruise with Ian 'Sauce' and it was excellent, one of the highlights of our Qld trip. Even if you're not a keen birdwatcher, the sheer amount of wildlife and plantlife to see is fascinating and Ian is an expert in every way, and really knows his stuff. He is an excellent spotter and we saw scores... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were looking forward to this tour and had pre-booked for our last evening in Daintree. After booking with Ian via email and confirming the time twice, being 4:30pm (this time is also advertised on Ian's brochures) we arrived at the jetty for 4:20pm only to find Ian had already set sail with a full boat! It seems that pre-booking... More

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Fig-Parrot, Public Relations Manager at Daintree River Wild Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. There seems to be a terrible mistake. We left the jetty a little after 4:30 after waiting for you. To be fair to the other passengers our policy is not to wait more than 5 minutes for late passengers. We did come back within sight of the jetty a little after that to see if... More

San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We took the sunset cruise as the mornings had been very cool, and it was incredibly beautiful, calm, exciting, educational, personal. There were 4 passengers (you must book ahead) and Ian, our guide. Ian knew all of the ins and outs of the river, where to find the birds (and the crocs), the small inlets and has an amazing ability... More

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