Spotting a crocodile in the wild is reason enough for many to visit Darwin, and one of the best ways to catch a glimpse of one (or many!) is by taking a Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise (SJCC).
Located about an hour's drive away from Darwin City, this snaptacular cruise company has been in the business for over 30 years. With some of the best and most knowledgeable croc spotting teams in the Territory, it's no wonder SJCC is still so popular today.
This wildlife spotting cruise runs along the Adelaide River, over four hour-long cruises each day. Operating year-round with the 11am and 1pm cruises generally the busiest time onboard, it’s a good idea to take the 9am or 3pm cruise if you want a more intimate experience.
More than just a snap-happy experience
Speaking of intimacy, the boat cruise experience also includes free python handling for those that want an even closer encounter with Australian wildlife.
Roaming these waters that are home to an estimated 80,000 crocodiles means spotting a croc is a sure bet. However, if you do happen to visit on a very rare day that the reptiles are feeling reclusive, SJCC offer a money back guarantee.
Getting to the SJCC departure point is easy: take the ‘Crocodile Express’ departing from Darwin at 1pm or, if you’ve hired a car, turn off the Arnhem Highway at ‘Window on the Wetlands’ on the way to or from Kakadu National Park.