Watching the sunrise as you head off on the cruise was magical. The air was crisp, the water was still. The crocs eyed us off as we glided slowly by.
The bird life was the main thing we went on this tour for, as we'd seen plenty of crocs by this time of our trip. But we did see quite a few crocs on this tour too.
We saw so many birds it was amazing - from the Azure Kingfisher, Jacana (and chicks!), Spoonbill, lots of different Herons, Sea Eagles, pelicans, Jabiru and more...
Our guide helped us to look in the right direction to see everything, plus we had a couple of bird experts on our trip. Their ability to see and identify lots of different birds was amazing and added to our experience.
I'd recommend doing this tour at either sunrise or sunset, as you'll see more birds then. Plus it's not so darn hot! The cool morning air was gorgeous! Even in early Sept, the days got up to around 36 degrees Celsius by lunch-time/early afternoon.
After the cruise, breakfast is served back at the Resort in Cooinda (and the cost is included in the tour fee). Free bus pick up and drop off is available out front of the resort too. We stayed at the resort the night before, which made it very convenient when getting up early. Then we headed off to Katherine after breakfast.
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