John B.United States
James was extremely knowledgeable about flora and fauna of the area. We had a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers John! Thank you for leaving feedback
Nick KralevichUnited States
An amazing guide! James went above and beyond to ensure every detail of the tour was looked after. A knowledgeable guide with facts and local context to allow tourists to gain greater appreciation for what Cairns and Daintree have to offer. We cannot say enough good things about him and the experience. Because of his hospitality, Cairns is on our list to come back and visit again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nick Maate, what an incredible day! Certainly makes my job easier when all the animals come out to play :) I absolutely loved reading this feedback, thank you so much for taking the time! Have a great day out in Cairns and enjoy your sleep in! James
Phyllis LowSingapore, Singapore
James is one of a kind. Not only is he very knowledgeable, he's very passionate about the the Atherton Tableland and everything else included in his tour. We especially enjoyed our ride on the lake and was lucky to see quite a varied amount of natural birds, animals and fauna. We would definitely recommend him, also for his great sense of humour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Phyllis I'm so glad you found me, it was such a pleasure to guide your group around the Tablelands! I hope you are well and happy! xoxo
Kelly FitzgeraldUnited States
A truly amazing day with a very knowledgeable, passionate guide!! My boyfriend and I enjoyed this great exploration of the Atherton tablelands, spotting the unique flora and fauna. The tour includes a boat tour and short hike around Lake Barrine which is teeming with wildlife. We saw turtles, monitors, dragons, eels, snakes, butterflies, a large variety of beautiful birds. We spotted wild platypus at Tarzali lake. James is a very engaging, easy going guide. Book this trip for a memorable time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kelly! Reading reviews such as yours really make all the effort so worth while! It's wonderful to hear and was very rewarding to read, thank you so much! I have some photos to share so I will send you an email shortly! xo James
Ilana WestermanUnited States
James is a real pro, not some dude making extra on this side giving tours. He is very passionate about the Daintree, animals, geology, the ecosystem and really knows his stuff. He runs his own tour company and picked us up in his van (very clean and comfortable). He was also a very SAFE capable driver, I never felt uncomfortable like I have in many other tours. I highly recommend trying the tour off season. While it was muggy and rained hard at times, it was a wonderful experience to see!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Ilana, Thank you so kindly for taking the time to leave feedback. It was an absolute pleasure hanging out with yourself and Bill in the Rainforest! I hope you have an awesome time in the Red Centre and thanks so much for the card game on the last day, we loved the laughs! James and Cristine xoxo
Carol LoveladyUnion, KENTUCKY, United States
Spent several days with James for an excellent visit to Cairns. Highly reccomend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol! Happy travels xo
Carol LoveladyUnion, KENTUCKY, United States
Great tour. James is knowledgeable and we enjoyed his company for 2 consecutive days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carol! Those cheeky Platypus! We think they moved on after the flooding as we haven't seen them since. We've had to find another location to view them, tricky business working with wildlife haha xo
Alice (Becky) ClarkUnited Kingdom
We had a great day out with James. He was fun to be with and very knowledgeable about the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Much appreciated Becky! Enjoy the rest of your cruise and say G'day to Roy for me. xo
Julie GelderloosUnited States
SO GREAT! Really can not say enough good things about James and the tour he provided us of the Daintree Rainforest region. My two teenage sons, were completely engaged in learning about the ecology, history, and environmental issues of the area, while we explored the river by boat and hiked/swam in the Mossman Gorge. AND we saw over 25 species of birds, plus crocs, forest dragons, feral pigs, and even wallaby! The tree-to-table lunch was amazing. It really was a day we will never forget - THANKS JAMES!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie Your review just made my day! It means so much to me that you, Carl and the boys had such a fun and educational experience! If I ever get to Colorado, I'll be in touch. Thank you again for taking the time to say those lovely things. Keep on adventuring! Xoxo James
Nancy B.United States
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 JohnsonReno, NV, United States
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 KaissarUnited States
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 SileoUnited States
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