MORE THAN JUST JUMPING CROCODILES
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Travelling from Darwin, we are an easy, comfortable one hour drive south east from Darwin city by private or hire car. Please note there is a short, well maintained unsealed road, prior to arriving at our facilities at the Adelaide river. Please check with your hire car outlet, as most operators will make an allowance to attend our premises, despite the no unsealed road hire clauses. Keep your eyes open during the drive and view the amazing wildlife along the floodplains. Our entrance via Windows on the Wetlands Visitor centre, will bring you out directly through the floodplain, where buffalo and other wildlife are frequently visible. Get off the highway and experience the top end with Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises.
AAT Kings provides air-conditioned coach transfers daily, each afternoon from Darwin to Spectacular jumping crocodiles for those without their own transport, or those just wishing to leave the driving to someone else. Their professional drivers are both entertaining and educational and will help make your trip an even greater experience. For those more adventurous, Nautilus Aviation can provide helicopter transfers and floodplain tours from Darwin. Please see helicopter tour page for more information.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE CRUISE!
Our purpose built tour boats, will take you down the wild Adelaide river, in complete comfort and safety, with our professional guides.
We will show you the magnificent surrounding floodplains with its world importance wader bird habitats. Our guides will introduce you to the world famous jumping crocodiles of the Adelaide river.
Ranging from tiny hatchlings, to the mighty Casanova at almost six metres or over nineteen and a half feet! Our section of the river is also the home to the unique white croc “Pearl”, as seen in several wildlife documentaries.
Our cruises last an hour and will show you natural behaviours in natural unspoilt wilderness, up close and safety. These are wild animals, exhibiting natural behaviours, not trained performing animals, and we are one of the last places left in Australia were we can interact with crocodiles in the wild. Come and see the Top ends best interactive crocodile cruise. It’s all in the name, Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises
No animals are harmed by our interaction with them. Some of our regular crocodiles have been interacting with our boats for many years. Our guides are highly trained to ensure the safety of the crocs and passengers. Our interaction with wild animals is strictly controlled by government issued permits. We control and manage our regular animals to ensure they do not become dependant on us for food. At Spectacular Jumping Crocodiles, we take looking after our environment and surroundings seriously. We are in an ecological sensitive area and
Our shore facilities meet the highest level of eco-credentials, running on solar power and our waste water management exceeds government requirements. We take our commitments to protecting our surrounding environment seriously so that you and your family can enjoy Darwin’s best crocodile cruise for many years to come.
EXPERT GUIDES & SAFE BOATS
All our staff are avid wildlife guides – they know the Crocs by name – and personality!
We welcome guests from all over the world to join us to meet the remarkable creatures that inhabit the Adelaide river and surrounding floodplains. Our passionate, professional guides will share their knowledge, gained from the best wildlife experts in their fields, with our guests. Your entertainment and education is what we are all about.
Experience the Adelaide river and its famous jumping crocodiles in the safety and comfort of our three tour boats. To ensure your absolute safety, all our boats have multiple staff to look after you. Our boats range from the small highly stable twin hulled “Wildcat”, to the stadium style seating, purpose built Croc-Cat1, perfectly suited to larger tour groups. It’s design will keep you close to the action. For an even closer view of the action, with its close to the water seating, our two storey, air conditioned Northern Adventurer, is perfect for looking crocodiles in the eye, while being family friendly. The Northern Adventurer proves you don’t need tiny budget boats to experience wildlife the closest possible way.