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Daintree River Wild Watch – Early Morning Birdwatch Tour

$60 adult

An early morning bird watching tour that captures the Daintree River at its finest.

Tour Details

The early mornings are the optimum opportunity for some great Daintree birdwatching and photography.

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).

Custom-built boat features 360-degree swivel seats.

Need To Know

  • Bookings required by 4pm the day prior to tour.
  • Two-hour Daintree birdwatching cruise departs from Daintree Village jetty.
  • Daintree birdwatching cruise starts at 6am in summer months and 6.30am in winter.
  • Up to 10 guests per cruise.
  • Binoculars and ponchos available.

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cameras
  • Binoculars
  • Jacket

About Us

Guide Ian “Sauce” Worcester is an experienced and enthusiastic birdwatcher and amateur photographer with early morning bird tours and sunset cruises on the Daintree River and Barratts Creek, Stewart Creek and sometimes Joe Bairds Corner.

Having worked on the Daintree River for many years, in all seasons and weather, I have come to love and respect the river.

No matter how many times I go out on the river there is always something new to see.

It is that type of river, with all of its different ecosystems, the rainforest and mangrove system, where you can see the amazing and beautiful bird life, snakes, frogs, lizards, turtles, butterflies, mammals, insects, epiphytes (plants that grow on trees) including the lovely orchids, and of course the renowned saltwater crocodile.

Being an experienced and enthusiastic bird watcher and amateur photographer, it gives me great pleasure and satisfaction not only for you to see the most birds possible, but also ensuring that you have the best photo opportunities.

Terms & Conditions

The rain doesn’t usually stop a cruise, except on rare occasions if it is really heavy and consistent,  Wildlife viewing is surprisingly good if it is slightly raining and you will still see quite a few species, after all it is a World Heritage listed Rainforest.

All monies will be refunded if the weather turns really bad during the cruise. Also a refund if you experience problems with travel arrangements.

Current Weather - Daintree
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