Boating & fishing
Boating on Kakadu's waterways can be dangerous due to strong currents, sand bars, submerged logs and crocodiles. For this reason use of non-motorised vessels (canoes) is prohibited.
Please let someone know where you are going and what time you expect to be back. In tidal areas always carry life jackets, water, oars, flares, torch, tool kit, extra fuel and a satellite phone. Refer to the Northern Territory Marine Act signs for more detailed safety information. Boating is prohibited in certain areas - check at the Bowali Visitor Centre for details.
Concrete boat ramps are located at the South Alligator River near the Arnhem Highway, the East Alligator River, Yellow Water, Mardugal and Jim Jim Billabong. Unsealed boat ramps are located at Waldak Irrmbal and Muirella Park.
Always remember, crocodiles occur near boat ramps.
For your safety, be alert for crocodiles at all times.
Keep away from the water's edge and do not enter the water.
Take extreme care when launching and retrieving boats.
Do not reach into the water to bring up a fish; use a landing net.
Do not clean fish or bleed fish in or near the water's edge, as this may attract crocodiles.