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Darwin Crocodile Tour

Experience the thrill of direct interaction with a top predator sans cages or transparent barriers on our half-day Jumping Crocodile Cruise. This activity is a crucial must-experience when in the Northern Territory. We offer convenient daily transport to and from Darwin, including cruise tickets.

Highlights

  • Enjoy convenient transfers from Darwin City to experience the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise.
  • Experience a unique boat cruise operated by Aboriginal owners who reinvest profits to support the region’s traditional custodians.
  • The Adelaide River is a diverse floodplain region known for its unique wetlands and waterways, considered a critical habitat for rare bird species.
  • The Top End is renowned for its diverse native Australian wildlife, including around 280 species of birds and 117 reptiles.
  • Experience informative live commentary from our wildlife expert and tour guide as you delve into intriguing facts about these creatures. Gain a deeper understanding of crocodile biology, behaviours, and ecosystems.
  • Shhh… Every tour includes a surprise!!

Darwin Croc Tour in Adelaide River.

You’re invited to join us for a half-day Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River in Darwin, where you can observe powerful and unpredictable predators in their natural environment.
Our route takes us southeast from Darwin city, covering roughly 60km towards the Marrakai wetlands. This area is a haven for biodiversity, boasting over 280 varieties of indigenous birds and 117 species of reptiles, including the notorious top predator, the saltwater crocodile.
The northern part of Australia, particularly around Darwin, Mary River, and the Adelaide River region, is a habitat for more than 100,000 saltwater crocodiles. Thus, sighting numerous crocodiles is almost inevitable during your day in the Northern Territory’s organic water bodies.
The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile on Earth and ranks among the most ancient organisms to have roamed the planet since the era of dinosaurs. These ancient creatures can reach lengths of up to 6 meters (comparable in size to a small bus) and can tip the scales at around 1000kg! A legendary local crocodile, endearingly named ‘Sweetheart’, became notorious for severing motors from fishermen’s boats and stealing cattle from nearby farms. Sadly, Sweetheart died in 1979 but remains preserved through taxidermy at the Darwin Museum.
We ensure that all our personnel are accredited with Wildlife Permits from the National Parks and Wildlife Service, upholding our commitment to not harm any wildlife during our interactions.

Total Driving Distance: 120 km

Details​​​

Half-Day Darwin Croc tour Package: $135 Adult (13+ yo), $100 *Child (0 to 12)

*Child fare prices are valid for children from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 cannot 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 when booking.

  • 7:25 – Mindil Beach Casino Resort – Casino Dr The Gardens Darwin
  • 7:25 – Cullen Bay Resort – 32 Marina Boulevard Darwin
  • 7:30 – H on Smith Hotel – 81 Smith St Darwin
  • 7:30 – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
  • 7:34 – Hilton Darwin – 32 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 7:37 – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 7:38 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 7:40 – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 7:45 – Ramada Suites Zen Quarter – 6 Carey Street, Darwin City
  • 7:45 – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City
  • 7:55 – Discovery Parks – 11 Farrell Crescent, Winnellie (meeting point Bus Stop ID: 192 Stuart Hwy)
  • 8:00 – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze
  • 8:45 – Croc Cruise 2915 Arnhem Highway – Window of Wetlands Wak Wak

The weather conditions in the Top End can fluctuate rapidly and be quite intense at times. Temperatures can soar to over 40+ degrees Celsius in the dry season and drop dramatically in the evening. Before your journey, we recommend checking the average temperatures for the time of year you’re travelling and packing suitable clothing. In the case of rain or harsh weather, expect your tour to go ahead unless otherwise advised by the provider.

  • Infants aged 0 to 4 must be safely restrained within a protective child seat and not allowed to travel on adult laps. We can provide infant protective seats free of charge; however, they must be requested at the time of booking.
  • Child fares apply to children between 0 to 12 years old.
  • This terrain is unsuitable for mobility-impaired travellers with wheelchairs, walkers, prams or strollers.
  • Due to limited storage space in our vehicles, baggage must be kept to a 1 x 5-7kg bag per person.
  • All tours MUST be re-confirmed with the tour operator within seven days of departure on 03 9393 1300.
  • Please notify the tour operator of any preexisting medical conditions before departure.
  • Private charter tours are available upon request.
  • Any meals not previously indicated in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Pre/post-tour hotel transfers
  • Additional personal expenses
  • Crocodile souvenirs and aboriginal arts & crafts are available in the Jumping Crocodile Cruise gift shop.
  • Refillable water bottle (at least 1 Litre)
  • Sturdy & comfortable shoes for walking
  • Cash for extra snacks and meals
  • Camera to capture the memories
  • Sun protection – wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (tropical strength)
  • Hassle-free transfer service from Darwin
  • Australian native wildlife sightings
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Comprehensive commentary on the tour
  • 1-hour Adelaide River boat cruise
  • Accredited and experienced tour driver-guide
  • Pickup/ drop-off from selected inner-city Darwin points

Booking​

FAQs

Yes, the tour provides child-protective seats and life jackets for safety.
The dry season, between May and October, is considered the best time for the tour.
Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are recommended due to the rugged terrain.
The tour includes visits to Adelaide River, Mary River, and Darwin City.
Yes, Darwin offers a wide range of accommodations to suit various budgets.
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