10 Nights Kimberley Pearler
Cygnet Bay (Broome) to Mitchell Plateau (Kununurra) or vv
Itineraries are subject to change depending on tidal and weather conditions. This itinerary is also done in reverse Mitchell Plateau to Cygnet Bay. Itineraries can be tailored for private group charters.
Day 1: Broome/Cygnet Bay
We start your Kimberley adventure with a 3-hour air-conditioned coach trip to Cygnet Bay. Sit back and relax as you learn about the surrounding country, culture and history from our experienced guide, and enjoy a delightful morning tea as you visit the famous Beagle Bay Church. Board the vessel at Cygnet Bay and enjoy the afternoon cruise with sunset drinks on the bow as we steam 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 in a secret freshwater water pool, or maybe try our luck at catching a fish, before taking a scenic cruise past Koolan Island as we make our way into Talbot Bay to view and experience one of the ‘greatest wonders of the natural world’, the Horizontal Waterfalls.
Day 3: Collier Bay
Today we cruise to Collier Bay — home of the largest tides in the Southern Hemisphere – an amazing spectacle to behold. The day can be spent exploring one of several creek systems, or if you’re feeling more adventurous a climb and swim in a freshwater watering hole. The afternoon we set sail to the northern reach of Doubtful Bay.
Day 4: Doubtful Bay/Montgomery Reef
Doubtful Bay and the options are aplenty! Tides will dictate our daily activities, but there will be the opportunity to throw in a line, maybe try your hand at some mud crabbing, as well as numerous swimming holes and waterfalls to visit. Spend the afternoon observing the phenomena that is the 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 5: 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 through Port George taking in some Pearling history before arriving at Hanover Bay for an afternoon excursion, fish and sunset beach walk.
Day 6: 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 explore the tributaries and enjoy the day at Kings Cascades. There is also another opportunity to enjoy a 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 7: Careening Bay to Bigge Island
Start the day with an early walk to the historic ‘Mermaid Tree’, one of the few places where you can see the King’s voyage of discovery along the coast, before cruising out to Bigge Island. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the coastline of Bigge Island or trying your luck at catching a spot of dinner.
Day 8: Bigge Island
Spend the day exploring the beautiful Bigge Island. A large broken sandstone island, Bigge island is home to abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the little rock wallaby, turtle nests and crocodile tracks. There is also an opportunity to view some amazing rock art with both Wandjina and Bradshaw on display with a maritime theme.
Day 9: Bigge Island to Winyalkin Island
Spend the morning collecting the delicious Kimberley Black Lip Oyster, before wetting a line to try your hand at landing a decent pelagic. Enjoy lunch with friends and crew as you cruise to Winyalkin Island to view some more of the amazing Rock Art that’s on offer in the bay — with Gwion Gwion and Wandjina styles both available.
Day 10: Swift Bay to Mitchell River
Those eager to explore Winyalkin Island can enjoy a morning ashore, before cruising out to Swift Bay and into Mitchell River. Spend the afternoon catching mud crabs or casting a line to catch dinner and enjoy your last evening indulging in your conquests prepared by your on-board chef.
Day 11: Mitchell River to Surveyors Pool
Disembark Kimberley Pearl between 9:00am and 10:00am (depending on tides), to board your complimentary scenic flight transfer to Kununurra.
Please note for all guests travelling this itinerary: there is a one-off Native Title Access Fee applicable to all passengers. This cost will be confirmed at the beginning of the season and applied to invoices prior to final payment detailed separately for billing purposes as Uunguu Visitor Pass. (Anticipated cost of up to $150.00 pp).