Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Get your heart racing with a close encounter with an apex predator without any cages or perspex glass onboard our half-day Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise. A must-see bucket list item when visiting Northern Territory. With hassle-free daily transfers to/from Darwin including cruise admission.


Jumping Crocodile Cruise Highlights


  • Travel onboard the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise
  • Cruise the Adelaide River wetlands and waterways
  • Explore the diverse ecosystem of Northern Territory
  • Abundance of Australian reptiles and birdlife
  • Supporting traditional land owners


Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise Adelaide River

If you’re in the Northern Territory, one of the items that likely tops your travel to-do list is beholding the magnificence of the crocodile in person. One of the best ways you can make sure you safely cross paths with the world’s largest reptile is by going on a Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the Adelaide River. A cruise allows you to experience these creatures up-close but without safety concerns. Here’s what to expect from a Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise led by Wildlife Tours on the Adelaide River.

Learn About the World’s Largest Reptiles Onboard the Jumping Crocodile Cruise

While there was a time when crocs were in danger of extinction, you’ll see that these beasts are alive and well in northern Australia. Today there are about 150,000 saltwater crocodiles and 100,000 freshwater crocodiles in the area. And the 238-kilometre-long Adelaide River is known for being highly concentrated with these reptiles.

Crocodiles are known for being the world’s largest reptiles but this is far from the only interesting thing about these creatures. On a Jumping Crocodile Cruise, you’ll learn so many fun facts about crocodiles from their biology to their behaviour. Our guides know how to make every cruise exciting and educational!

You’ll get live commentary that’s relevant to the crocs you encounter on your cruise as well as the local ecosystem. It’s the more exciting biology class you’ll ever sit through! The amount of information you’ll learn is well worth the cost of the tour.

Of course, these jumping crocodile cruises aren’t just an educational experience. It wouldn’t be a jumping croc cruise without getting to see some of these beasts leap into the air. Witness crocs jump for joy to get to the chunks of meat our guides will dangle for them from a stick over the edge of the boat. It’s quite the adrenaline rush!

Experience So Much More Than Just The Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise!

Although you probably came on the Jumping Crocodile Cruise Adelaide River for the crocs, you don’t want to miss out on the other wildlife that will be all around you. There are over 100 species of other types of reptiles besides crocodiles. There are also nearly 300 different species of birds, making it a bird lover’s dream!

There’s no substitute for the up-close view of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. On the Adelaide River, you can enjoy sea life, including bull sharks, birds like white-bellied sea eagles, and flying foxes which are some of the largest bats in the world. No matter what you’re watching, you can have peace of mind that none of the animals or nature are being disturbed in the process. The experience is completely authentic which makes for the best photos that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Aside from the wildlife, the Adelaide River is a stunning sight all on its own.

Book A Spectacular Jumping Croc Tour Today

If you’re going to be out on the water in the Northern Territory’s heat, you want to make sure that the cruise you’re on is comfortable so you can enjoy yourself as much as possible. That is exactly what you’ll get when you’re on a Jumping Crocodile Cruise from Wildlife Tours. We want all of our guests to have a wonderful, relaxing experience on our cruises spotting plenty of crocodiles. You also won’t have to worry about getting too hot since our cruises are air-conditioned

Our jumping crocodile cruise is Aboriginal-owned and proceeds go toward traditional owners of the surrounding area, so you can feel good about your investment. To book your special getaway with the crocs, contact Wildlife Tours today!


  • Jumping Crocodile Cruise from Darwin

    Are you ready for the exhilarating experience of a lifetime!? Departing Darwin, together we travel approximately an hour along the Arnhem Highway in the direction of Kakadu towards the Adelaide River. The spectacular jumping crocodile cruise here is where you’ll get to witness the world’s largest reptiles in their native habitat and experience an up-close encounter with these apex predators, at a safe distance of course.

  • Board The Jumping Croc Cruise On The Adelaide River

    The stunning 238-kilometre-long Adelaide River is renowned for being highly concentrated with crocodiles. Once considered to be in danger of extinction in the Northern Territory, aboard the jumping crocodile cruise you’ll notice there is a thriving population here, with an estimated 150,000 saltwater crocodiles and 100,000 freshwater crocodiles in the area. While freshwater crocodiles may be as long as three meters, their saltwater counterparts can be as long as six meters and way over 100 kilograms.

    Once onboard the Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile Cruise, you’ll get to learn and discover so many more interesting facts and details about these incredible reptiles. The jumping croc cruise is both a thrilling AND an educational experience. Our guides provide a wealth of fascinating information and live commentary along the way about the biology and behaviour of crocodiles and the local ecosystem that will blow your mind.

    Of course, the spectacular jumping croc experience wouldn’t be complete without getting to witness some of these massive beasts leap into the air as our guides dangle chunks of meat over the edge of the boat for them. It’s guaranteed to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping!

  • Learn About Kakadu Wetlands & Waterways

    The Adelaide River and surrounding environment is a stunning sight to behold all on its own. Whilst on your cruise you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the intricate wetlands and waterways of the surrounding Kakadu region.

    The main wetlands here include mangroves, tidal flats, freshwater flood plains, small billabongs/ basins, estuaries, springs and pools that contain a high diversity of plant and animal species. Approximately one-third of Australia’s bird species are represented here in Kakadu, with at least 60 different species residing in the wetlands too.

  • Learn About The Protection of Wildlife

    Aside from the jumping crocs, Darwin is abundant with wildlife all around. With over 100 species of different types of reptiles and nearly 300 different species of birds in the area. On the Adelaide River, you will also get to enjoy sea life-like bull sharks, birds like white-bellied sea eagles and flying foxes which are some of the largest bats in the world. The region is home to the largest populations of snakes within Australia (including the Water Python and Death Adder) and hosts an abundance of diverse native wildlife including fascinating rare local and migratory birds and turtles.

    Many of the animal species found here are vulnerable, rare or endangered however they are able to thrive in this area due to their unique habitat. The continued management of Kakadu by the Bininj and Mungguy People, in association with Parks Australia is the reason this region continues to thrive and support unparalleled wildlife and ecosystems with incredible biological diversity.

    Our jumping crocodile cruise is Aboriginal-owned and proceeds from your investment go toward supporting the traditional custodians of the surrounding area.

  • Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise returns to Darwin

    After a wonderful day on board this half-day Jumping Crocodile Cruise, we make our way back to Darwin, arriving at approximately 11:30am. We hope you have had a wonderful time on your Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise and we hope you have the opportunity to enjoy other great Darwin Tours as well.

    If you have yet to explore Litchfield National Park, Wildlife Tours offers 1 day Litchfield National Park Tours from Darwin. We also offer Kakadu day trips from Darwin too.


  • What you need to bring?

    • 1L Refillable water bottle
    • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Insect repellent
    • Money for food, beverages and crocodile souvenirs
    • Camera to capture the moment
  • What's Included?

    • Transfer service to/from Darwin
    • 1-hour Adelaide River boat cruise
    • Australian wildlife sightings
    • Experienced wildlife driver guides
    • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
    • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Pricing Options

    Half Day Jumping Crocodile Cruise Package:  $115 Adult (13+ yo),  $70 *Child (0 to 12)

    *Child fare prices are valid 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.


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Jumping Crocodile Cruise Pick Up Locations

  • 07:25am – Mindil Beach Casino Resort – Casino Dr The Gardens Darwin
  • 07:30am – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
  • 07:32am – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St Darwin City
  • 07:32am – Mantra Pandanas Darwin – 43 Knuckey St Darwin City
  • 07:34am – Hilton Darwin – 32 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 07:35am – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 07:37am – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
  • 07:38am – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 07:39am – Novotel Darwin CBD – 100 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 07:40am – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
  • 07:45am – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City
  • 08:05am – Discovery Parks – 11 Farrell Crescent entrance Winnellie
  • 08:10am – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze
  • 08:45am – Croc Cruise 2915 Arnhem Highway – Window of Wetlands Wak Wak (self-driving option)

*Please notify the tour operator if you have any allergies, medical conditions and travelling contact number prior to departure.

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