Jumping Crocodile Tour and Cruise from Darwin

  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily (seasonal)
  • Departs from: Selected hotels
  • Departs at: 7.30am

Overview

This popular and exhilarating experience will see you get up close and very personal with one of the world’s most infamous reptile species — the saltwater crocodile. You’ll cruise the croc-infested Adelaide River on an Indigenous owned and operated vessel, and see large salties take the bait offered by your expert guide.

  • Experience one of Darwin’s most iconic wildlife encounters
  • See amazing birdlife and learn about the many species that live in the wetlands of the Top End
  • Cruise the Adelaide River on the only Indigenous owned and operated tour vessel, and support local communities in the process
  • See saltwater and freshwater crocodiles up close
  • Enjoy live commentary from your expert guide on these magnificent creatures.
Jumping Crocodile Tour and Cruise from Darwin
5

GrazedKnee (via TripAdvisor)

Such an amazing trip. Our knowledgeable tour guide gave us lots of information about the areas we travelled through to the start of the Jumping Croc Cruise, and also afterwards at Fogg Dam. The crocodile cruise was also fantastic, and our guides had an exceptional knowledge of the crocodiles that came for a feed. I highly recommend this tour to all travellers.

Featured guest review

4.5 rating
Such an amazing trip. Our knowledgeable tour guide gave us lots of information about the areas we travelled through to the start of the Jumping Croc Cruise, and also afterwards at Fogg Dam. The crocodile cruise was also fantastic, and our guides had an exceptional knowledge of the crocodiles that came for a feed. I highly recommend this tour to all travellers.- GrazedKnee (via TripAdvisor)
  • Guided group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Selected CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • 1-hour Adelaide River cruise.

  • Michelle P – Via TripAdvisor

    This little half day trip was great. I wasn’t a fan of having to walk to another hotel for hotel pickup In the dark though as a solo female traveller because my hotel wasn’t on the list. Didn’t feel very safe, but it is what it is. The guide Paul was Very friendly, funny, and entertaining. I’m an ex tour guide from many years ago when I did a working visa overseas, and he has the right stuff to become a good guide. His customer service was excellent. He’s very new to tour guiding so was a bit “green” with his speels etc, but that will come with time and experience. He needs to get his local knowledge of Darwin and wildlife etc more up to speed quick smart, or the overseas tourists will eat him alive when they start to come back to Australia. He is very keen and any question he couldn’t answer he researched it and got back to us. He would always come up with a good joke and make us laugh. He was a good and safe driver also. The croc experience was awesome. Loved it. I liked our little stop on the way back to Darwin at the Humpty Doo pub for a quick beer. Was a great little tour and highly recommend.

  • GrazedKnee – Via TripAdvisor

    Such an amazing trip. Our knowledgeable tour guide gave us lots of information about the areas we travelled through to the start of the Jumping Croc Cruise, and also afterwards at Fogg Dam. The crocodile cruise was also fantastic, and our guides had an exceptional knowledge of the crocodiles that came for a feed. I highly recommend this tour to all travellers.

This popular half-day Jumping Crocodile Tour and Cruise from Darwin is high on the list of must-dos for many visitors to the Top End, and with good reason. It’s simply one of the most incredible ways to see feared saltwater and less formidable freshwater crocodiles in the wild. You’ll travel out to the Adelaide River in air-conditioned comfort, enjoy informative commentary, and encounter the reptile that’s remained largely unchanged for millions of years — so successful is it as an apex predator.

Selected hotel pick-ups completed, this Jumping Crocodile Tour and Cruise from Darwin departs the city for the sixty-kilometre journey south-east towards the Marrakai wetlands — home not only to crocodiles, but also 117 other reptile species and 280 different types of birds.

On arrival at the Adelaide River, you’ll board your Indigenous owned and operated riverboat for a one-hour wildlife viewing cruise. The crocodiles you’ll see are among the largest reptiles in the world, and can grow up to six metres in length and weigh in at one thousand kilograms. Buffalo meat is used to lure the crocodiles to the side of the boat, giving guests the rare opportunity to get close to these incredible animals in their natural environment.

The operators of your cruise are highly trained to ensure the safety of passengers and crocodiles at all times. All staff are accredited by Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife, and no animals are harmed in any way during interactions.

This Jumping Crocodile Tour and Cruise from Darwin is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and will give you a better understanding and appreciation for one of nature’s most awe-inspiring animals.

Jumping crocodile images: Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and tour operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • Child pricing applies to 0 to 12-year-olds. Infants are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must occupy a protective child seat. Protective seats are available free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking (please add your request under ‘additional booking information’).
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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  • COVID-19 safety and cancellation policy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily (seasonal)
  • Departs from: Selected hotels
  • Departs at: 7.30am

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