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Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

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Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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A must do

My husband and I went on an evening cruise with Dan. He is amazingly knowledgeable and has... read more

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GingerHongKong
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Hong Kong
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Sunset Tour - Incredible

Dan’s trip was incredible and very informative. As we passed large tourist boats on the sides of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KMHenry
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Melbourne, Australia
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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. (Doing usual their usual one-hour croc-spotting tours while sitting shoulder to shoulder on hard bench seats). (On some boats the people are all sitting facing toward the inside of the boat). We go for longer tours (minimum two hours) and go places where many boats can't go because they are limited by limit and larger boat sizes. We get to see many magical places that they they can't. Several times over the years people have told me that their Mangrove Adventures tour was the highlight of their Australian vacation. "The Nightwatchman" is a small 6 metre, open-topped, punt with 10 comfortable swivel seats. Powered by quiet 60 hp 4-stroke outboard motor. And we don't offer any other marketing gimmicks other just passion and careing.
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Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went on an evening cruise with Dan. He is amazingly knowledgeable and has incredibly good eye sight! We saw many crocodiles, frogs, bats, learnt about the flora, river, etc. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dan’s trip was incredible and very informative. As we passed large tourist boats on the sides of the river, I was really grateful for his awesome small boat - we were 2 of 3 people on the tour and even if there were 8 of...More

Thank KMHenry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dusk/nighttime trip on the river with Dan, just my family of four. Although we didn't see any crocs, it was not for want of Dan trying. He has a wealth of knowledge about the river and makes a friendly and informative...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a relaxing and enjoyable experience on the evening tour with Dan Irby in March. Of all the tour companies on the Daintree we would put Dan Irby at the top of the list. If you make it to his neck...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

On Dan's advice, we took the evening cruise. I can second all of the things said by the last 3 reviewers from early February. Saw crocks, frogs, bats and numerous types of birds (missed the snake). Small boat = small group, a plus for me....More

2  Thank Leon M
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We spotted Dan,s small boat heading across the river to pick us up and after brief introductions we were on our way. The evening was warm the river quiet and within minutes we spotted a croc. which let us approach quite close. thereafter we continued...More

2  Thank terry187047
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We had Dan's in the bottom of To-Do list of activities when in Cape Tribulation, but on the advice of our accommodation manager decided to go on his river cruise. We found the cruise the best and most exciting activity. He was very good at...More

2  Thank Morteza K
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We enjoyed Dan's tour on the Daintree very much. It was personal, relaxing and Dan was super knowledgeable about everything and it is impressing how he could spot various animals from such a distance. A lovely tour and I can't recommend it enough! I'd do...More

1  Thank dompiano
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Dan was such a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. He showed us an amazing collection of flora and fauna, including bats, tree frogs, crocodiles and a large variety of plant life during a beautiful sun set. Dan shared plenty of interesting stories with us, whist...More

Thank Ruby C
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Dan uses a small but sturdy flat bottom boat with room for 8-10 people. He guided us quietly up the river in a way which was matched to the environment. Dan's knowledge of the area and respect for the river was evidently strong. He often...More

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Dan I, Owner at Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Wow!! Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm so glad that you were able to connect.

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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
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