- Return transfers from Darwin
- 1-hour Adelaide River cruise, with Jumping Croc demonstration
- Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
- Experienced wildlife driver guides
- Air-conditioned small group travel
- Comprehensive tour commentary
Jumping Crocodile Tour from DarwinThe half-day Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River is a must-do tour from Darwin that gets you up close and personal with these giant apex predators.
- Personal expenses
What to Expect
Join Darwin's most iconic must-do activity – the half-day Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River. Departing the city, journey about 60km South-East towards the Marrakai wetlands, home to not only an apex predator, the crocodile, but 117 different species of reptiles and 280 different types of birds.
Our Jumping Crocodile Cruise partners are the only Indigenous-owned cruise operator, where profits go back into supporting the traditional owners of the surrounding area. They're also highly trained to ensure the safety of both the crocodiles and passengers at all times. Crocodiles are fed buffalo meat so that guests can see first-hand the powerful and spectacular hunting techniques of a saltwater crocodile. Enjoy live commentary learning about these magnificent creatures, croc biology, behaviours and local ecosystem. All staff are issued with Wildlife Permits by National Parks and Wildlife for our interactions and no animals are harmed in any way during our wildlife interactions.
It's a truly exhilarating and unique experience for guests to get up close and personal to some of nature's most aggressive and dangerous wildlife located in the naturally occurring waterways of the Northern Territory. It is said that Australia’s Top End hosts over 100,000 saltwater crocodiles predominantly in and around the Darwin, Adelaide River and Mary River areas. As such, there's no need to worry, you'll be sure to see the biggest reptile in the world and oldest creature to walk the planet since dinosaurs. These prehistoric beasts growing up to 6 meters in length (the size of a small bus) and can weigh up to 1000kg.
An infamous crocodile called “Sweetheart” was captured not too far from the Adelaide River after repeatedly chewing the motors off the back of fisherman’s boats and stealing the farmer's cows. Sweetheart, unfortunately, passed away and can now be seen taxidermied in the Darwin Museum.
Where we visit:
- Marrakai wetlands
- Adelaide River
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend you bring:
- Refillable 1-litre water bottle
- Sunglasses & sunscreen
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Tropical strength insect repellent
- Money for snacks & meals
- Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking
- This terrain is not suitable for mobility-impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers, prams or strollers
- There is limited storage space on the vehicle, so baggage must be kept to 1 x 5-7kg day bag per person
- Please notify the operator of any dietary requirements, medical conditions and your travelling contact number at the time of booking
- Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of the tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture
- Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price
- Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person
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