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“Fun, exciting and heart racing”

Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: SPECTACULAR JUMPING CROCODILE CRUISE is the best possible way to be a witness to the natural jumping behaviour of these amazing Australian Saltwater Crocodiles. Our cruises operate four times daily at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each one hour cruise will amaze you with how close in proximity you are to these wild animals and provide you with invaluable information about the intriguing Saltwater Crocodile. At Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises our passion for these animals is clearly evident.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The jumping crocodiles were actually so much more thrilling then I was expecting. I came over the Easter weekend and they were open for business! Make a booking ahead of time and be prepared for a hot steamy day out on the water. I was there during high tide and there were still plenty of crocs to see. I have been told that during low tide you can see the crocs laying in the mud and they slide into the water when they hear the boats coming.

My top 5 things:
1. The massive crocs - you get so close to the crocs and they are huge. One of them was 4-5m long and a monster. He swam right next to me several times. They also don’t have a lot of protection on the sides of the boat which sets off the adrenaline. Rest assured, the team said nobody has ever had an incident on the cruise.
2. The staff - really nice and relaxed Aussies who actually provide a fair bit of interesting information about these creatures. I love crocs so I was happy to hear what they had to say.
3. The view - the boat cruises down Adelaide river and it’s nice to see a relaxed part of Australia without high rises in the background. Darwin is quite special in that way. Plus the drive out to the tour passes the wetlands and you see lots of birds in there. If you’re lucky you’ll spot some crocs.
4. The firehawks - these birds(3 varieties) are regularly spotted along the tour and they are special as they spread fires to lure out their pray. You might even see one get eaten by a croc!
5. The treatment of the animals - I don’t enjoy animals being tortured for human enjoyment and I didn’t get that vibe from the tour at all. They often just give the food to the crocs and don’t force them to do anything. The crocs know there’s free food up for grabs and it’s of no danger to them. If anything, it feels like the free food distracts them from the humans hanging out in the boat.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mitch D
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent experience highly recommended for the young and old. Not only did we see the amazing crocs but we also saw the Kite birds fly beside the boat whilst being fed ..just loved it. Our female guides were extremely knowledgeable providing heaps of interesting info thanks heaps

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jaggerphoenix
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The guide was nice and funny, it is a rare experience to see these huge beasts in their natural environment, but too bad they deceive the poor animals pretending to give them the food and then they don’t give them any “prize”. I know crocs eat just a little and if they feed them, the day after they probably won’t be attracted anymore, but it was a bit sad. Overall a satisfactory experience

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FbdG
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Mike K, Public Relations Manager at Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Fabio,

The Crocs do in fact get a snack every time they come to see us ... they can only be fed once ... and it may be they were on the opposite side of the boat to where you were when they got their feed.

Only on rare occassions do we not feed a croc - at times it is because another croc might be closing in and may hurt the croc we are interacting with.

We do appreciate your observations however.



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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Just returned from an amazing afternoon/evening on the sunset crocodile cruise.
I always love seeing these magnificent and fascinating creatures in their own habitat.
The vessel was safe and roomy and the guides were a wealth of interesting information.
The fruit platter and champagne were an added bonus.
Your family and friends will enjoy this trip, I know I certainly did

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bundysue
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

It was good fun, great tour guide, well priced and not too long. It’s a nice short drive from Darwin.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SDF1983
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