Cruises off Western Australia Coast 2018 - Photo
Kimberley Cruises 2018 - Photo
Coastal Kimberley Cruises 2018 - Photo
Small Ship Cruises Kimberley Coast 2018 - Photo

itinerary

Day 1. Darwin

Arrive in Darwin and be transferred to your boutique ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, for what promises to be an epic journey. Enjoy dinner on board as you set sail. Stay: 10 Nights: MS Caledonian Sky (D)

Day 2. At sea

Become familiar with your small expedition ship and its outstanding facilities as you enjoy a full day at sea. (B,L,D)

Day 3. Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls

Wake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in World War II. Arriving at King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls. The highest single drop falls in Western Australia, it plunges approximately 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff.(B,L,D)

Day 4. Vansittart Bay, Jar Island

With your Expedition Team, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s Indigenous rock art gallery. See examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years. (B,L,D)

Day 5. Bigge Island

Off the coast of the Kimberley, approximately 6 kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is filled with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. The island is well known for its Indigenous Australian rock art, which was created by the Wunambal people. In caves throughout the island, you will be able to see paintings including examples of first contact art and Wandjina figures. (B,L,D)

Day 6. Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tide and pristine ecosystems, there is an incredible range of wildlife to discover here including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and birds. Explore the Hunter River and visit Naturalist Island where an optional helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls departs (own expense). (B,L,D)

Day 7. Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George’s Basin

Visit Careening Bay, the home of the Mermaid boab tree, and where Phillip Parker King was forced to beach his damaged ship HMC Mermaid in 1820. You’ll explore Prince Regent Nature Reserve, a protected area, and cruise St George’s Basin. (B,L,D)

Day 8. Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point

Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life. Cruise through Doubtful Bay, an amazing location for whale watching during the season. Later, travel ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. (B,L,D)

Day 9. Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

Cruise through to Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create an amazing spectacle, the incredible Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, embark on a ride through the falls on a high-powered fast boat. David Attenborough described this as “one the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Later, take a Zodiac cruise through Cyclone Creek and keep an eye out for native birdlife. (B,L,D)

Day 10. Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island

Arrive in the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and explore this important location for breeding seabirds. Savour a Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 11. Disembark Cruise, Depart Broome

Disembark your ship this morning and enjoy a Broome orientation tour before being transferred to Broome airport this afternoon. (B)

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

dates & pricing

Cabin Type Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2018
Standard Suite Porthole (fwd) $11995pp $17245pp July 18, 28*
Standard Suite Porthole $12295pp Aug 7, 17*, 27
Superior Suite Window $13395pp Sep 6*, Sep 16
Premium Suite Window $13995pp
Deluxe Balcony Suite $15295pp
Premium Balcony Suite $15095pp
Owner’s Balcony Suite $16195pp
  • REEF N OUTBACK SPECIALSAVE $150 PER PERSON OFF ADVERTISED FARES
  • * Indicates operates in reverse – Broome to Darwin
  • Sole use fare is a Porthole Suite. Please enquire for other pricing.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and includes a choice of Wyndham sightseeing activities (pre-booked)
  • Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • This tour also operates in reverse from Darwin to Broome
  • Prices are for land / cruise only. Flights not included
  • A passport is required for this tour

Highlights & inclusions

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 18 destinations
  • 10-night cruise aboard the elegant MS Caledonian Sky
  • Expert 10-member APT Expedition Team and Leader
  • Daily excursions on zodiac vessels
  • All meals and exclusive beverages package
  • Transfers, port charges, sightseeing and park fees
  • Admire King George Falls, the tallest single drop falls in Western Australia
  • Marvel at the incredible wildlife and Indigenous art of Bigge Island
  • Witness the tidal phenomenon and marine life of Mongomery Reef
  • Take an exhilarating high-powered fast boat ride through the iconic Horizontal Falls
  • Choose from a range of cabins aboard MS Caledonian Sky
  • Private Balcony Suites available
  • Exclusive all-day beverages package
  • Enjoy 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 10 Dinners

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