Varea River Crocodile Tour (night-time)
After an early dinner the longboat departs Wilderness at 7:30pm, calling into IriIri (the boat landing used for Gatokae Airfield) to pick up river guide Gary Kituru (Gary is also our mud crab supplier, braving the crocs to catch the tasty crustaceans by hand).
From IriIri the boat runs northwest through Bili Passage, entering Marvovo Lagoon at Tibarene Bay, then heading back south through the Lagoon to the mouth of the Varea River on the north coast of Gatokae, travel time from Wilderness approx 40 minutes. Gary then guides the boat to the favoured haunts of the saltwater crocodiles that call the Varea River home, using spotlight to locate and get close to the reptiles. Gary has paddled, fished, and happily shared the Varea with the saltwater crocs for some 40 years. Boat arrives back at Wilderness approx 11:00PM.