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Jumping Crocodile Tour from Darwin

The half-day Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River is the must-do Darwin tour that gets you up close and personal with these giant apex predators

Darwin, Australia
DurationDuration4 Hours
Start & End TimeStart & End Time7:30am - 11:30am
Max Group SizeMax Group Size23
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncludedi
Minimum AgeMinimum AgeAll agesi
Fitness LevelFitness LevelLow

What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us

  • 1-hour Adelaide River cruise, with jumping croc demonstration

  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild

  • Experienced wildlife guides

  • Air-conditioned, small group travel designed for maximum comfort

  • Comprehensive tour commentary

  • Select inner city pick-up and drop-off

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


The 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.


FUN FACT: 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 while learning about these magnificent creatures, croc biology, behaviours and local ecosystem. All staff are issued with Wildlife Permits by National Parks and Wildlife for these interactions and no animals are harmed in any way during these 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!


FUN FACT: An infamous crocodile called “Sweetheart” was once 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend you bring:

  • Refillable 1-litre water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Tropical strength insect repellent
  • Money for snacks & meals
  • Camera

Yes. 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 the time of booking. Please note vehicles do not have the storage to accommodate prams or strollers, these must be left at your hotel or accommodation.

No - however, there are many bathroom and comfort stops during the tour.


Terms & Conditions:
  • Child fare prices apply for 0-12 years. Infants aged 0-4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats must be requested at the time of booking. Please note vehicles do not have the storage to accommodate prams or strollers, these must be left at your hotel or accommodation.

  • Although every effort is made, The Supplier shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond their control. We highly recommend all passenger have travel insurance coverage.

  • The Supplier retains the right to alter routes, itineraries, bus types and configurations, fares adjustments, days of operation or even cancel tours if unforeseen circumstances occur. Other accredited tour operators may be used on some tours.

  • The customer shall comply with all Government (Federal, State and Territory) COVID entry restrictions and vaccination guidelines or testing requirements for entry into Australia and/or at the time of travel for tour and transport services. Where the customer is not vaccinated and/or tested prior to departure, the customer will forfeit any and all monies paid and GLT holds the right to refuse to board. Where the customer cancels due to travel restrictions other than vaccination or testing requirements, the operator shall have the discretion to
    (a) offer a refund or credit voucher (to be used at a later time); or
    (b) to forfeit any and all monies paid by the customer.
    For the purposes of (a), the operator reserves the right to withhold such a reasonable sum to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when notice of cancellation is given by the customer.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 7-days prior to departure; or

(b) 2 to 7-days prior to departure:

  • The Supplier will hold 100% of the deposit paid by you as a credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from the date of purchase
  • any credit voucher resulting from cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by The Supplier within Australia; or

(c) 8-days or more prior to departure,

  • The Supplier will refund the balance paid by you in connection to your booking less any unrecoverable costs; or

(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within 2-days/48-hrs will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or

(e) cancellation prior to departure due to you having COVID-19/ “flu-like symptoms”, supported by a medical certificate, we will refund 100% of monies paid by you either directly or via your booking agent.

Pickup Locations

  • Cullen Bay Resort - 26 Marina Boulevard Darwin
  • Darwin FreeSpirit Resort - 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze
  • Discovery Parks -meet opp Farrell Cres StuartHwy Bus Stop192
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade - 116 Esplanade Darwin
  • H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment - 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • H on Smith Hotel - 81 Smith St Darwin City
  • Hilton Darwin - 32 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • Mantra on the Esplanade - 88 The Esplanade Darwin City
  • Mindil Beach Casino Resort - Casino Dr The Gardens Darwin
  • Oaks Elan - 33 Woods Street Darwin City
  • Ramada Suites Zen Quarter - 6 Carey Street Darwin City
  • Travelodge Resort Darwin - 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
  • Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront - 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City

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