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“Great way to spend an hour and a half.”

Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu's scenically spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the Wonderful pristine wilderness of this world heritage Landscape as you leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture, local mythology, the river's abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as the bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting & gathering implements. Limited to 25 guests, the cruise ensures an intimate & personalized cultural experience. Departs Daily April to November
Alice Springs, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Great way to spend an hour and a half.”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The cruise was great, the river is beautiful however the knowledge imparted by our guide was the highlight.
On the border between Arnhem Land and Kakadu and surrounded by many sacred places,I felt lucky to be able to see it. Great to hear Terrence talk about his people and culture and share their history.
Recommend it highly.

Visited June 2014
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“something special”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

the Guluyambi Boat Tour is a great way to see Arnhemland especially since you actually get to hop off the East Alligator river and walk traditional Indigenous land, without having to get a permit as you would normally, to enter their sacred land. A great little cruise.
You also get experience and use some traditional weapons and it is accompanied with great commentary along the whole cruise.

Visited May 2013
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Yulara, Australia
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7 reviews
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“An amazing tour!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We went on this tour earlier this month and found it well worth the money spent. The tour takes in the East Alligator River, and focuses on the local Aboriginal culture. Our aboriginal guide, Robert, showed us plenty of crocs, educated us about his culture and even took us on to Arnhem Land for some spear throwing demonstrations. The tour group size is small, making it a little more personal. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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Darwin, Australia
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“Special birthday celebration”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

A friend (celebrating a special birthday) and I took this cruise last weekend. It had been recommended to us and we could not have wished for a more remarkable experience with Terence of Guluyambi on the beautiful East Aligator River. He spoke eloquently and confidently of his culture and language and shared and charmed us with his beautiful spirit, skills and sense of humour. It was a wonderful privilege to be able to join him on this cruise. and we would recommend this tour to ANYONE, EVERYONE who wanted to learn about aboriginal culture and visit spectacular country. The fee charged was very reasonable. Wouldn't have missed it for the world and look forward to another visit in the future. Thank you so very much.

Visited November 2013
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Narrabeen
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“Guluy Cruise East Alligator River”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

For two hours of very interesting commentary, outstanding scenery and heaps of crocs, take this tour. Terry and his mates have centuries of history in their blood here and are only too happy to pass so much information on. To stand on the Arnhem land border was a treat within itself but the ongoing action along the banks of the river were the highlights. A small group of people per boat make this a very personal type of trip. Much different and better than the Yellow Waters excursion.

Visited August 2013
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