See crocodiles in the wild in the Whitsundays!
- The only wild crocodile tour in the Whitsundays
- Venture into the estuaries and wetlands of the Whitsundays
- See giant saltwater crocodiles up close - a unique Whitsundays experience
- Also get to see native birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals, including up to 150 estuarine crocodiles
Whitsunday Crocodile Safari holds advanced Eco-certification through Eco-tourism Australia and has been operating since 2000. The safari departs from Airlie Beach in the morning and travels to the Proserpine River, where you will spend your day croc spotting! Our small group numbers (maximum 31) ensure personal contact with our experienced guides. The sound of nature is our background noise and you will feel like you are miles away from civilization, deep in the Australian bush. Cruise quietly along the Proserpine River and enjoy a wagon ride through the Goorganga Plains and experience the mangrove habitat of many species of flora and fauna, including the estuarine Saltwater crocodile. Enjoy a bushman's billy tea and damper on your return to top off this awesome Aussie experience.
- An all-weather nature excursion that is both a safe and fun way to see saltwater crocodiles in the Whitsundays
- Cruise the Proserpine River and spot the crocodiles in their natural environment!
- Small group numbers
- See other amazing animals including birds, fish, marsupials and crustaceans
- Venture to Goorganga Plains on an open-air, elevated wagon train tour
- Aussie BBQ lunch
- Traditional bushman's damper and tea
- Covered campsite including picnic tables and chairs, cold refreshments, toilet
- Comprehensive commentary
- Courtesy pick up
- Crocodile sightings are not guaranteed because we operate in the crocodile's natural habitat, not in a fauna park or farm. But we offer the best chance of seeing crocodiles in the wild in Queensland because we run our cruise at the lowest point of the tide each day, which provides the best opportunity to spot crocodiles as they bask on the exposed river bank.
- Departure times and itinerary are subject to change
- Guests must be able to climb at least 25 stairs to enter and exit the wagon
Spend your day enjoying the wildlife of the Proserpine River and Goorganga Plains. Start with a calm-water cruise on the Proserpine River, where you will get to see the natural home of the amazing saltwater crocodile. The Proserpine River is home to the highest density of saltwater (estuarine) crocodile per kilometre in Queensland, as well as many other residents of the mangrove habitat, giving you a great chance to see these animals up close!
After your cruise and time spent spotting crocodiles, you'll get to enjoy a BBQ lunch as you take in your beautiful surrounds before departing for the part of your journey!
Next, you'll join an open-air elevated wagon train tour through the Goorganga Plains, discovering wetlands, natural waterholes, and pastures to witness all the plants and animals that live in this beautiful region. You will feel immersed into nature as you take in all the sights and sounds, before stopping for a traditional Billy Tea and damper.
What To Bring
- Cash for cold drinks and souvenirs
- Any type of footwear is appropriate
- Guests should wear clothing appropriate for the outdoors and the prevailing seasonal conditions
- All weather day tour with expert guides and commentary
- Cruise on Proserpine River to observe crocodiles in the wild
- Wagon-train tour on Goorganga Plains wetlands
- Courtesy return bus transfers from most accommodation houses in Airlie Beach (please enquire if unsure)
- Barbecue lunch
- Traditional Billy Tea & Damper (prepared on site)
- Iced drinking water
- Rain ponchos are provided as required
- Insect repellent is provided as required
- There is a toilet at the tour site
- Tour is about 6.5 hours in total
- Drinks and souvenirs
Terms and Conditions
Crocodile sightings are not gaurenteed. Destinations may vary due to weather conditions, however, our experienced crew will always visit the best locations available under the prevailing conditions ensuring every trip is a memorable one.
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.
You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.
It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.
It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time.
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.
We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.
It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages.
All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.
No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.
Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee.
It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to email@example.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.
Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.
You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.
All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators.
Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.
Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.
Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.