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Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - Early Morning

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    What to Expect
    You will board our comfortable open top 10 seater boat with individual swivel seats, and be offered a pair of good quality binoculars for use during the trip.

    When we depart from the Daintree Village Jetty, your expert guide will introduce you to a variety of ecosystems along the main river and smaller tributaries looking for rare birds, snakes, crocodiles and some of the unique plants that grow in the ancient Daintree Rainforest.

    On return a species list is available of all the birds and animals seen during the trip.

    Species often found include the Great- Billed Heron (

    Ardea sumatrana), Black Bittern (

    Lxobrychus minutes) when in season, Nankeen Night Heron (

    Nycticorax caledonicus), Papuan Frogmouth (

    Podargus Papuensis), Double-Eyed Fig Parrot (

    Psittaculirostris Diophthalma), Wompoo Fruit-Dove (

    Ptilinopus magnificus), Shining Flycatcher (

    Myiagra cyanoleuca), Large-billed Gerygone (

    Gerygone magnirostris), Yellow bellied Sunbird – (Olive backed) (

    Nectrinia jugularis), just to name a few…as there are too many to mention.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Daintree Village Jetty, Daintree.
    Departure Time
    6am during summer, 6:30pm during winter.  Confirmation of start time will be provided on booking.
    • Use of poncho and binoculars.
    • Food and drinks not included (BYO)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Winter temperatures can be chilly early in the tour, warm clothes are recommended during winter
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and I took a river trip on our 3rd day into a 2 week road trip (and first visit to Australia). It was excellent. The boat is well set up for looking around. Sauce and some great information and provided some close in viewing opportunities of birds that would have been
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    A really good and informed boat ride down the river and plenty of crocodiles to see. This was an easy going trip for anyone to enjoy.
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    Alex (and Sauce) are just wonderful, knowledgeable but quietly competent bird guides. Had a couple of magic mornings with Alex, gliding down the river among this ancient rain forest, spotting a high variety of birds with Alex's help and his good binoculars. I liked that the
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    I can only echo all the other glowing reviews. Ian "Sauce" Worcester took us for 2.5 hours (instead of the promied 2 hours), beginning on a very foggy morning. Every seat (8 only) is on a side, so all get a view, The seats are also padded and comfortable, and swivel for easy
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    This isn't a sensationalist croc-spotting jet boat trip but a journey for those who want to appreciate and understand the biodiversity of the Daintree river. We have to echo the glowing reviews already posted for Ian "Sauce" Worcester as this trip was a highlight of our
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