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Truly enjoyed having you share the river with us - Christie and I made it back to the States last Tuesday, and back home in Montana for me on Thursday. Thanks again for a great time. We loved it and...
Tours were definite highlights of our trip - Dan, Just wanted to touch base and thankyou you again for looking after us again! The two tours were definite highlights of our trip – thank you so...
Look forward to returning to Daintree - Dan, we returned to New York and I posted a review of your tour right away - but forgot to do the most important thing - thank you We keep talking...
Extract taken from the Boston Globe - “A small-town entree to Australia’s wonders” By Christopher Klein, Globe Correspondent Nature lovers shouldn’t leave north Queensland without...
The tour was most relaxing, enjoyable and educational - Dear Dan, We greatly enjoyed the wonderful boat tour on the Daintree River that you gave us on Saturday, May 16. The tour was most relaxing,...
The highlight of my Australia trip - Hey Dan, You took me out on a night cruise a few weeks ago, and I made a note to email you my thanks when I got back to the states. It was an...
The views were both beautiful and mysterious - Hi Dan, our boat tour through the rainforest river with you was fantastic! The views were both beautiful and mysterious, and the landscape was...
Dan's passion for the Daintree is absolutely infectious - Taken from Discovering the Daintree... "No great shakes in the botanical department, I was lucky enough to hook up with one of the region's great...
Croc spotting in daintree - Yup, we caved in and joined a crocodile spotting river cruise. The tour was actually called Mangrove Adventures by Dan Irby. It was a two-hour sunset...
Wonderful two hours and quite the highlight of our trip north - Just wanted to say how much my partner Robert and I and my daughter Alanna and her son Max enjoyed the night tour we went on the weekend before last...
Right away we saw a small green double-eyed parrot - Extract from Fodor’s Australian and the Pacific Forum. “Right away we saw a small green double-eyed parrot in a hole in a tree right on the water,...
Rob's Aussie Odyssey - Following is an extract from Rob's blog AussieOdyssey - "We first worked our way down the river to its mouth. Dan said this was his favorite spot on...
Will most definitely recommend your tour to my clients - A few weeks ago I joined one of your cruises. Thanks again for taking me out. I very much enjoyed it and will most definitely recommend it to my...
Enjoyed the experience immensely - Thanks very much for hosting Toni and I on your river trip last month. We both enjoyed the experience immensely and it was a highlight of our trip to...
Recommend tour to anyone who visits the Daintree area - Your river trip was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Australia, and we would recommend it to anyone who visits the Daintree area! Please...
Really enjoyed getting to go into some of the less-traveled area - This is Chris and Erin Klein from the Boston area. You gave us a tour of the Daintree at the end of August. We had a great time and really enjoyed...
Thank you again for the wonderful tour - Thank you again for the wonderful tour. It was spectacular! Our pictures came out beautifully, and the tour was definitely a highlight of our trip to...
Impressed with knowledge of both the birds and vegetation - G'day Dan, early in January I went with Ian Worcester (also Jo Wieneke and guest, and Townsville photographer Ian Montgomery). This happened to be my...
Bird observed on Daintree River from Dan Irby's boat - Mangrove Robin, Jonathan Munro et al.16/10/04. Single bird observed on Daintree River from Dan Irby's boat. Great-Billed Herons (4), Jonathan Munro...
Out in the wild with the stars overhead was truly awesome - Oh, I forgot to rave about the stars on the Dan Irby (albeit Ian) night boat tour. I was mesmerized. The Milky Way was so thick it looked like ice...

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Recommendations

Recommendations about Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures include Frommer's Complete Travel Guide To Australia, Florida Tech Biological Sciences, Pacific Island Travel, Conde Nast Traveller, Tourism Queensland, Specialist Birding Related Activities and Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm. Located in tropical Northern Queensland Australia near Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas, Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures offers Daintree River cruises which are very personal and informative for both the amateur and professional visitors all year round.

Frommer's Complete Travel Guide To Australia

One of the best operators catering to nature lovers is Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures, whose small, open-topped boats can get up interesting side creeks the bigger boats can't. Originally from Oklahoma, Dan has been in Australia for 30 years and is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and habitat. He takes no more than 10 people at a time on 2, 3 and 4 hour cruises. It is very important to make advance reservations with Dan to ensure seats and to determine departure times. Chances are you will spot lots of fascinating wildlife on his 2 hour night cruise, but even if you don't, it's worth it just to see the stars!

Florida Tech Biological Sciences, Summer Field Program Australia

A nighttime boat trip with Dan Irby on the Daintree River showed us all kinds of flying foxes, insectivorous bats, roosting birds, lizards and crocodiles.

Pacific Island Travel

The Dusk To Dark Mangrove Adventure allows you to witness the transition from day-time to nocturnal habitat, and as you watch the entire environment change in a few short hours, the effect is inspiring, ancient, exciting and yet peaceful.

Conde Nast Traveller

Mangrove tours on a specially designed punt, evening tours on the Daintree River are brilliant.

Tourism Queensland

Discovering the Daintree by Sue Fuller

No great shakes in the botanical department, I was lucky enough to hook up with one of the region's great characters, Dan Irby. One of the most magical ways to experience the Daintree is with Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures. At sunrise and sunset, Dan runs small, personalised tours of the Daintree River, focusing on the area's natural history. Dan has years of experience in medical and zoological research. His passion for the Daintree is absolutely infectious and we were soon enthusiastically croc spotting, bird watching and learning about the unique flora and fauna.

Specialist Birding Related Activities

Specialist Birding Related Activities - Early AM cruise with Ian is exceptional!

Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

If you have limited time then choose Dan Irby's sunset cruise on the Daintree River. Dan is a scientist and photographer who has moved to the Daintree for a change of lifestyle. He takes small groups out on the Daintree River an hour before sunset and then explores the tributaries as darkness falls, looking for crocodiles by spotlight and roosting birds. This is a very personal tour. One hour south of Cape Tribulation.

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