ADELAIDE RIVER CRUISES IS A SMALL FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY FOR 30 YEARS.

Adam, Andy & Sean are the dynamic true blue blokes behind Adelaide River Cruises who share a passion for crocs and the Territory. Adelaide River Cruises have been in business for over 30 years in the Territory, originally founded by Harry & Morgan who have since retired and the business has been acquired by Harry's son Adam - keeping the knowledge and business in the family.

TO COIN AN OLD TERRITORY SAYING YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW IF YOU NEVER NEVER GO.

You may have heard of our famous crocs Brutus & Dominator!

Current Business Owners

Adam

Adam

Adam has been involved in the tourism business for over 20 years. Not only has he guided and owned 4WD Safaris within the Kakadu and Litchfield regions but also right through the Top End and the Kimberley in WA, all of these tours involved working with crocodiles. Watching and understanding crocodiles takes time and Adam knows and understands them well, during your tour you will see the respect and knowledge he has of them and their behaviour. No where else anywhere in Australia except the Adelaide River can you get this close to the jumping crocs, Adam's years of experience understanding these unique creatures will quickly become evident during your tour. Adam's Dad and Uncle previously owned the business, with Adam's extensive experience and knowledge of the the crocs and Adelaide River, it was a no-brainer that he took over the family business and kept it alive.

Andy Croc

Andy

Andy has worked alongside Adam in the 4WD tourism industry of Kakadu and the Kimberley for over 10 years, also working closely with crocodiles on the rivers of the north and the Top End. During your tour, you'll see how much love and admiration he has for our crocs as well as an extensive knowledge about the Top End, our local wildlife and of course, Crocs too!

Sean

Sean

Sean has spent many years in the tourism business and gained his knowledge of crocs by working as a guide on yellow waters in Kakadu. Sean previously lived in North Queensland, which was the beginning of his fascination with crocodiles and studying their behavior. He returned to the NT in 2019 to team up with Adam in the business takeover from Adam's family and jumped at the chance to work with Crocodiles again, which is his passion. With Sean's existing knowledge for river crocodiles and the action the Adelaide River provides, he couldnt think of a better office to walk into everyday than being on a boat on the river further studying crocodiles.

Previous Business Owners

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Harry

It all began when Harry Bowman arrived in the Territory 3 decades ago and quickly embraced the lifestyle and beauty of the region. He quickly found employment as a tour guide thanks to his natural gift of the gab and passion for wildlife as well as his excellent gunmanship. This was essential as his first job was leading buffalo hunts for trophy shooters!

It wasn’t long before Harry acquired Adelaide River Cruises and over the ensuing years evolved into one of the top Top End tour companies, as the business grew Harry’s brother Morgan joined him when they embarked on a sea change from NSW. 25 years later, they sold the business to Harry's son Adam to ensure they keep the same family feel and the knowledge and spirit of Adelaide River Cruises is never lost.

Morgan

Morgan

Morgan shares a passion for the Northern Territory and this has never waned, even in his retirement. He joined his brother in the business over 25 years ago guiding tours along Adelaide River and has welcomed thousands of visitors who jumped on his boat, showing off our crocs and delivering more information about crocs than you can ever imagine. He has since retired along with his brother Harry, after handing down the business to his nephew Adam.