We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yellow Water Cruise, Kakadu

Select Date and Travelers
2 travelers
    What to Expect

    About one third of Australia's bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park, with at least 60 species found in the wetlands. Whistling Ducks and Magpie Geese are the most abundant. Eagles can be seen hovering searching for prey, and at times you will see distinctive Jabirus and may even get to see Brolgas dancing. There are plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains.

    The Experience

    Yellow Water Cruises 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. The cruises offer a year-round spectacle, with the different seasons providing a rich and ever-changing vista.

    Your Guide

    All guides are experienced and are ticketed with the Kakadu Knowledge and are often supported by our Indigenous guides who are taught the secrets of Kakadu by tribal elders. They can give fascinating insights into how the Bininj people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life and the remarkable life cycle of the region’s most famous wildlife, such as the crocodiles and eagles.

    A Yellow Water Cruise is the best way to experience the wetlands of Kakadu and it will be an experience remembered for a lifetime.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Yellow Water, Kakadu Hwy, Kakadu NT 0886, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please ensure you are present at Cooinda Lodge 20 minutes prior to cruise departure time. Boats leave promptly and guests who arrive late for transfers may not be accommodated.
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Cruise (either 1.5 or 2-Hours in duration depending on option selected)
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Breakfast (if travelling on 6:45am cruise)
    • Entry/Admission - Yellow Water Cruises
    • Entry/Admission - Kakadu Tourism
    • Food and drinks (unless booking 6:45am cruise)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Cruises are always subject to availability and environmental conditions
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (47)
    There are newer reviews for Yellow Water Cruise, Kakadu
    See the most recent reviews
    Filter reviews
    40 results
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Traveler rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews rueben bird life great experience their natural habitat well worth the money sense of humour photo opportunities highlight of our trip birds buffalo breakfast lilies sunrise croc marty jesus pigs
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    21 - 25 of 40 reviews
    Reviewed July 18, 2019

    If visiting this region we recommend doing this early morning cruise, see all the animals come alive with the sun rising, we absolutely think this was the highlight of our trip, plenty of photo opportunities, educational for the kids and adults alike. Magical!!!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jenny H
    Reviewed July 18, 2019

    Stunning scenery with a witty informative guide who worked hard to make sure we all got the photo opportunities we hoped for. Wonderful!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Karen W
    Reviewed July 15, 2019

    Our family booked the sunrise Kakadu Yellow Water Cruise. It was amazing!!! Gorgeous scenery, the light at sunrise was breathtaking and the area coming to life as the sun rose is something you have to experience. Martin was our tour guide and he was so...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Csb3872
    Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

    If you only take 1 cruise in the area, this is the one. Informative crew and beautiful scenery. Also worth rising early for the sunrise cruise.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kimmy_C1
    Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

    We went on a sunrise cruise. It was brilliant. Dennis our guide was excellent. We absolutely loved it. Great breakfast afterwards too.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank debstar30
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Yellow Water Cruise, Kakadu staff and past visitors.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: