Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River

Guluyambi Cruise Costs

$84 per adult (and solo traveller)
$54 per child (4-14yo)
Tour code: K86

Operates daily between 1st May & the 30th November
Times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Departs from the Upstream Boat Ramp on the East Alligator River

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  • Experienced Aboriginal cultural guides
  • Breathtaking escarpment scenery
  • Traditional survival skills
  • Small groups - personal experience
  • 100% Aboriginal owned & operated
  • Count the crocodiles!

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 & animals as well as bush survival skills.

Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting & gathering implements. Limited to just 25 guests, the Cruise ensures an intimate & personalised cultural experience.

Guluyambi Departure Point

Getting there: 

Allow 45 minutes from Jabiru. 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.  The road is sealed all the way.

Allow approximately 4 hours traveling time and 300kms distance from Darwin to Upstream Boat Ramp.

Please Note:

We encourage clients with special needs to contact our reservation staff in advance of booking.
All efforts will be made to accommodate special need requirements within the safety conscious environment in which we operate.

<p><strong>Parking:</strong> A large public carpark is available at the Upstream Boat Ramp. Parking is at own risk.</p>
<p><strong>Check in:</strong> 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.</p>
<p><strong>Special Needs:</strong> 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.</p>
<p><strong>Cancellations:</strong> 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.</p>
<p><strong>Locality Map:</strong> - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise Locality Map - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise (387 KB)</p>
<h4><em>Please Note </em></h4>
<p><em>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. </em></p>
<p><em>Note 2: We reserve the right to use non-indigenous guides on this cruise on occasions where, for cultural reasons, replacement staff are required.</em></p>

Contact Details

(emails preferred)

Kakadu Cultural Tours


Freecall: 1800 525 238

Anbinik Kakadu Resort:


P: 61 8 89793144