Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cairns-Australia by Tour Guide James B. (Guide #21780)

Nancy B.

United States

Tour: #342964, Exclusive Daintree Experience, Cairns, QLD, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

James was a fantastic tour guide— knowledgeable (degree in zoology and ecology), friendly, energetic, flexible, and astute! He arranged a private 2 hour cruise on the Daintree and its creeks with a boat owner who was excellent at sighting wildlife and sharing info about them. He arranged delicious lunch at a cafe where the owner explained the genesis of 8 different fruits. He led us on a walk through the Mossman Gorge in the rainforest where we saw multiple bird species, 9 tree dragons, and feral pigs!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy! Thank you very kindly for taking the time to review my tour service. I had a wonderful time with Walter and yourself. Safe travels onwards and I hope the grandkids enjoy the photos! James

Susan Johnson

United States

Tour: #344387, Crater Lakes Private Charter for Susan Johnson, Cairns, QLD, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

James was amazing and made my tour an absolutely magical adventure.  My husband couldn't go and James knew I'd been ill so he really watched over me and ensured I stayed well.  He was kind, unbelievably knowledgeable about history, culture and flora and fauna of area.  We saw incredible wildlife on tour. When I forgot to pick up some souvenirs, he went back and bought them for me.  I would recommend him to anyone who loves nature and a bit of adventure. Been on 60 tours thus far and his tour was the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan! You're full of wonderful complements and it's made my day! It means so much to us when our customers go home with wonderful stories and memories of the region we love so much. Still think about that moment with the Platypus with the thunder soundtrack above us, it was stunning! Thank you so much for leaving feedback Susan! Much appreciated xo James

Amy Kaissar

United States

Tour: #342964, Daintree private day for Amy, Cairns, QLD, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

met us right where he said. Comfortable air conditioned safe vehicle, very knowledgeable about the area/wildlife and lot of fun to spend the day with would definitely recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amy! Much appreciated! James

Chrissy Sileo

United States

Tour: #344385, Cairns Hiking Experience, Cairns, QLD, Australia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

James was the perfect tour guide! We had a fabulous time hiking the Cairns rain forest with him. He was friendly and really knowledgeable about the history and topography of the area. The hike was exactly what we were looking for, off the beaten trail and challenging. It was the perfect escape from the crowds and a great way to feel like a local. The highlight of the day was seeing not one but two cassowaries! If you are looking for some adventure and have energy to burn we highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chrissy, Thank you for taking the time to leave me feedback :) I'm glad you reminded me about those Cassowaries, wow that was so lucky! Congratulations being my first booking from Tours by Locals! I'm glad it met your expectations and thank you for such a lovely day, your family did an amazing job conquering the mountain! Kind regards James