OPERATES:Daily (May-Nov) / Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun (Dec-Apr)
TOUR DURATION:4 Hours.
MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Travelodge Resort Darwin, 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City NT 0800.
- Hassle-free transfers from Darwin direct, with Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise entry
- Explore the diverse wetlands and waterways of the Adelaide River, a floodplain region identified as an important bird area
- Northern Territory is known for its diverse Australian wildlife, amongst 280 different species of birds and 117 species of reptiles
- Travel aboard the only aboriginally owned cruise operator, where profits go back into supporting the traditional owners of the surrounding area
- Enjoy live commentary from our wildlife expert, learn about these magnificent creatures, croc biology, behaviours and local ecosystem
- Shhh… there’s a secret in every tour!
Join us for one of Darwin’s most iconic must do activity… a ½ Day Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River. Departing the city, we 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.
A truly exhilarating and unique experience for our 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. So there is no need to worry, you 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 farmers cows. Sweetheart unfortunately passed away and can now be seen taxidermied in the Darwin Museum.
Our jumping crocodile cruise partners are 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. 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. Meals: n/a, Driving Distance: 120 km, Hike Distance: – n/a.
*Note this itinerary is interchangeable during seasonal fluctuations.
- Hassle-free transfer service from Darwin
- 1-hour Adelaide River boat cruise
- Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
- Experienced wildlife driver guides
- Air-conditioned small group travel
- Comprehensive tour commentary
- Any meals not indicated
- Travel insurance recommended
- Personal expenses
- A range of crocodile souvenirs and aboriginal arts & crafts are available for purchase at the Jumping Crocodile Cruise gift shop.
WHAT TO BRING:
Water bottle – 1L, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, tropical strength insect repellent, money for snack and meals, camera.
Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. 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 time of booking.