11 Night Kimberley Coast & Rivers, Broome to Broome
Schedule based on and around a full moon spring tide. Itineraries can be tailored for private group charters.
Day 1: Boarding
Your incredible Kimberley journey starts with a scenic flight transfer Broome to Dampier Peninsula where you will board the vessel and meet the crew before departing across King Sound and into the Buccaneer Archipelago. Enjoy the afternoon cruise with sunset drinks on the bow as we cruise into the evening across the racing tide.
Day 2: Yampi Sound to Talbot Bay (Horizontal Falls)
We’ll start our day with a refreshing swim under an amazing freshwater waterfall, try our luck at catching a fish, before taking in the scenery of Cockatoo and Koolan Islands as we make our way into Talbot Bay for the evening.
Day 3: Talbot Bay to Collier Bay
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the Horizontal Waterfalls 1st hand in one of our tenders, then enjoy a cruise through the ancient geological landscape that surrounds the bay. An arvo fish to collect dinner is always full of surprises!
Day 4: Collier Bay to Doubtful Bay
Collier Bay- home of the largest tides in the Southern Hemisphere – a truly amazing spectacle to behold. The day spent exploring one of several creek systems available, a climb and freshwater swim at a secret watering hole is a great way to spend the afternoon before we sail to the northern reach of the Bay.
Day 5: Montgomery Reef
Spend the day observing the phenomena that is the truly amazing Montgomery Reef system. Watch as the reef literally rises from the ocean on the dropping tide and reveals all its hidden wonders- a day you will truly remember!
Day 6: Camden Harbour to Hanover Bay
Start the day visiting Camden Harbour and Sheep island- the failed settlement attempt by early Europeans. Then we’ll cruise thru Port George taking in some Pearling history before arriving at Hanover Bay for an afternoon excursion, fish and sunset beach walk.
Day 7: Prince Regent River
Wake up to the grandeur of your surrounds as we cruise down into the Prince Regent River. Then its’ out in the tenders to fish and explore the tributaries and enjoy the day at Kings Cascades – with another amazing freshwater swim in one of the crystal-clear tiered pools at the top. Back on board for a sunset cruise back out of the river with drinks on the bow to reflect on this incredible place.
Day 8: St Georges Basin to Deception Bay
We’re in St Georges Basin where we’ll head out to try our luck at catching the elusive Barramundi, take in the sights of this ancient landscape with its soaring cliffs and grand peaks. The afternoon will be spent on board as we cruise around Augustus Island and make our way south into whale country!
Day 9: Deception Bay to Doubtful Bay
We’re in Deception Bay where the water is clear and very inviting- a long beach walk beckons to stretch those sea hardened legs! Keep your eyes peeled for blows and breaches- its whale territory in season and the viewing is up close and personal- an exhilarating experience. There’s a freshwater gorge swim on the cards as well- not to mention time to tangle with the aggressive Mangrove Jack for the keen!
Day 10: Doubtful Bay to Buccaneer Archipelago
We’re in Doubtful Bay and the options are aplenty! Tides will dictate our day with fishing always a big favourite, there’s mud crabbing available, as well as numerous swimming holes and waterfalls to visit, along with the chance to view some rock art. The evening cruise into the sunset is one not to be missed.
Day 11: Buccaneer Archipelago
Today will be spent exploring some of the many Islands that make this 1000 Island Archipelago. The chance to collect some magnificent Kimberley rock oysters, troll a lure for some pelagic action in the tenders, beach walk and swim or just relax on what is the penultimate day of your trip. “Dining Under the Stars” on our top deck is a truly memorable way to finish off what will have be an unforgettable Kimberley experience.
Day 12: Cygnet Bay to Broome
The morning will see you depart the Kimberley Pearl for your light aircraft flight back down the scenic Dampier Peninsula to Broome.
Note: Itineraries may change subject to weather and tidal conditions