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Experience the thrill of jumping crocodiles on an Adelaide River cruise during this 5.5-hour tour from Darwin. Observe primeval saltwater crocodiles — commonly referred to as ‘salties’ —  as they leap from the water to snatch food that your boat guide dangles from above. See interactive displays at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre and visit Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve during your visit to the Top End. Hotel transport is included.


  • Cruise the crocodile infested waters of the Adelaide River on this tour from Darwin
  • Spot Saltwater crocodiles up close
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Darwin hotel

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What You Can Expect

Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

This Northern Territory wildlife tour from Darwin takes you on a crocodile jumping cruise along the Adelaide River, known for the high concentration of saltwater crocs, aka ‘salties,’ that inhabit its waters. 

After hotel pickup and transport by air-conditioned coach, hop aboard your wildlife-viewing boat in search of these primordial beasts. As your guide entices the crocodiles by dangling meat on a line overhead, watch as the crocs come up close to jump up and snatch their food.  While you cruise along, listen to onboard commentary about the menacing creatures and search for whistling kites and white-bellied sea eagles among other birdlife.

After your cruise, visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre, situated at a high point on the river’s floodplain with sweeping views over the wetlands. Learn about the area’s natural and cultural history using touch-screen educational displays and observe birds of prey as they scavenge for leftovers. 

Your final stop is the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, a year-round wetlands and wildlife refuge, located along the Arnhem Highway in Australia’s Top End. Look for an abundance of birds and reptiles before your 5.5-hour tour ends with the return drive to Darwin in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Abigail K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Such a great experience! Everyone was friendly and accommodating. We were late for the shuttle pick up at our hotel and they left without us totally our fault, but the tour company was kind enough to send someone to drive us to the meeting point on the Adelaide River. Peter from AAT Kings was full of knowledge and local insight, turning our mistake into a wonderful drive. The cruise itself was awesome, very informative and exciting. We saw 5-6 salt water crocs up close and they all jumped. The only down part was we were on the small boat and my husband and I both super pale got stuck sitting at the front in full sun. Probably had a better view though! After watching these massive animals launch themselves out of the water we headed to the Window on the Wetlands, which is kind of sad and needs an upgrade. Please give them your support and dollars, because it could be great. Last stop was Fogg Dam Nature Reserve, which was closed for walking due to crocodiles, but we were able to drive across and our guide provided lots of good information and pointed out all sorts of wildlife including rare birds and wallabies. Again, super friendly and informative. Will definitely do another AAT Kings tour if we go back to Australia.

Anthony T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What fun to see the crocs up close and see them leap out of the water. Needless to say, keep all arms and legs inside the boat at all times.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Brilliant day out, even the the flat tyre in the bus on the way home was a good laugh with old guys fighting over who was going to change the tyre !!!

The girls that ran the croc tour were very professional, had a great sense humour . They got us nice and close to the action. A day won't ever forget. Cheers Girls. Regards Brad, WA

Brian K Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent. Get up close with the crocs

Daniel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! Seeing all of the wildlife and crocs was great.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Would highly recommend this tour. Was one of the highlights of our trip

Gloria s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The girls on the spectatula cruise were awesome


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Of all the cruises we did to view crocodiles in their natural habitat - this was the best.
Bait was dangled and the crocodiles were jumping to catch it. Fantastic photo opportunities.

J Alan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was excellent and very obliging

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