Kakadu Yellow Water Cruises


Yellow Water Cruises, past winner of the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Major Tour and/or Transport Operators, has exclusive use of Yellow Water Billabong. It operates year round and provides up to six cruises a day of 90 or 120 minute duration. The sunrise and sunset cruise are very popular and advance bookings are recommended. Many people undertake more than one cruise during their stay to see the changes in the wildlife at different times of the day.

Tour Highlights:

  • About one third of Australia's bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park
  • There are plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains.

Tour Points

Departs: 6.45am Cooinda Campground
Returns: Cooinda Campground

Tour Information

Part of South Alligator River floodplain Yellow Water provides an opportunity to see the varied flora and fauna of Kakadu's World Heritage wetlands. A Yellow Water Cruise is the ultimate wilderness experience. They are regarded as Australia's best wildlife boat tours. As canopied boats steer safely through tranquil waters, witness a land barely touched by mankind, where nature is raw, crocodiles rule and a prehistoric landscape is enlivened by sightings of jabirus, sea eagles and whistling kites across the flood plain. Located just a few minutes drive from Cooinda Lodge.

Yellow Water Cruises provides you with a unique opportunity to experience this diverse and sublimely beautiful area and it's associated wildlife. The canopied cruise boats operate year round and are skippered by experienced guides.

  • Our newly refurbished fleet of vessels include padded seating, shade cloth, on board toilet facilities and environmentally safe outboard motors.
  • Yellow Water Cruises is an Eco accredited tour business.

Cruise departure times and durations:
Operates daily

Departure 6.45 am - 2 Hours cruise with B/fast $99.00 p/p

                9.00 am - 2 Hours  cruise no B/fast $90.00 p/p

               11.30 am - 1.5 Hours cruise  no B/fast $72.00 p/p

               13.15 am - 1.5 Hours  cruise no B/fast $72.00 p/p

               14.45 am - 1.5 Hours  cruise no B/fast $72.00 p/p

               16.30 am - 2 Hours  cruise no B/fast $90.00 p/p

               19.45 am - 2 Hours cruise  no B/fast $90.00 p/p 

 Breakfast  is provided at the Barra Bar and Bistro after your cruise.

Please remember to carry your Kakadu National Park Pass

Cold water is provided on board.