Kakadu Cultural Tours Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River


Our highly acclaimed unique boat cruise on Kakadu’s scenically spectacular East Alligator River ! Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness of this World Heritage landscape and culture as we leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides you with an insight into their culture, local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements. Limited to just 24 guests, the Cruise ensures an intimate and personalised cultural experience.

  • Experienced Aboriginal cultural guides
  • World Heritage land and culture
  • Breathtaking East Alligator River & escarpment scenery
  • Traditional survival skills
  • Small groups – personal experience
  • 100% Aboriginal owned and operated
  • Count the crocodiles!

Note 1: We reserve the right to modify itinerary and cruise operations to an alternative water system if environmental and cultural issues prevent access to advertised waterway. Wet season operations are usually possible on Magela Creek.

Note 2: We reserve the right to use non-indigenous guides on this cruise on occasions where, for cultural reasons, replacement staff are required.

Tour Code K86
Operates Daily (May-Nov.) 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm from the Upstream Boat Ramp on the East Alligator River
Duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Price $76 per adult, $49 per child (4-14 yrs), Solo Trav. $76
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Getting there: From the Arnhem Highway 5km west of Jabiru, turn north onto the Oenpelli Road. After approximately 36 km turn off to the right following a sign to the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise and Upstream Boat Ramp (East Alligator River). This turnoff is about 400 metres before the Border Store. (Allow 45 minutes from Jabiru). The road is sealed all the way. Travelling time and distance from Darwin to Upstream Boat Ramp: allow approximately 4 hours, (300 km).

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Parking: A large public carpark is available at the Upstream Boat Ramp. Parking is at own risk.

Check in: Give your name, number of people in your party and confirmation number to the Guluyambi check-in staff at the shelter at least 10 minutes in advance and await boarding instructions.

Special Needs: If any member of your group has special needs or requirements as part of the cruise, please call the Jabiru office at least a day in advance on 1800 525 2381800 525 238.

Cancellations: If you find that you will be delayed and unable to make the cruise that you have booked, please ring the Jabiru office on 1800 525 2381800 525 238 FREE and every effort will be made to reschedule your departure subject to availability.

What to wear and bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for sun protection
  • Comfortable walking shoes for disembarking in Arnhem Land
  • Camera, binoculars, water bottle
  • Hat, sunscreen & repellent
  • Rain jacket early or late in the season

What's included:

  • Iced water
  • Expert Aboriginal Guide
  • Specialised small group 24 seat boat cruise
  • Traditional Owner Land-use fees

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