The Kimberley's Best Ships
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Kimberley Cruise Specialist’s hand-picked portfolio of expedition and small ships features the very best of the best. And, we only work with fully-accredited operators, with impeccable safety records. Where possible, they also have eco-accreditation, because we want to ensure the Kimberley stays pristine for future generations to enjoy.
We also believe in supporting local, Australian operators where we can. Australian-flagged ships such as Coral Discoverer, True North, Coral Adventurer, Great Escape, Eco Abrolhos , Reef Prince, Kimberley Pearl and Kimberley Quest. These ships – we think – offer the very best Kimberley cruise experiences.
Book selected 2024 or 2025 Kimberley cruises and as an added bonus receive $549 per person in land credit for just $49 extra per person. The credit may be used to book pre and post cruise hotels, touring and even travel insurance. Applies to a range of the Kimberley's best ships. Enquire for full terms and conditions4
10 Nights Darwin to Broome and vice versa from $11,900pp
Fully refurbished ahead of the 2019 Kimberley cruising season, the stylish Reef Prince is a great ‘all-rounder’ cruise. The comprehensive 11 day itinerary from Darwin to Broome (and vice versa) covers all the iconic sights with extra time for fishing.
Accommodating just 36 travellers in 18 staterooms, you may choose from four grades of accommodation, all with air-conditioning and private en suite. The heart of the ship is the light-filled dining room and lounge, which also offers spectacular views through panoramic windows while cruising. There’s also plenty of deck space so it’s always easy to find a quiet spot to sit back and relax.
Reef Prince cruises with three oversize aluminium tenders, perfect for offering flexible exploration.
7, 10 & 13 Nights Broome to Wyndham and vice versa from $17,595pp
True North delivers the ultimate in comfort and style! Cabins are spacious and feature modern décor, large en suites, satellite telephones and in-cabin entertainment.
Passenger numbers are limited (36) and a young Australian crew (20) provides personalised service. Multiple expedition vessels whisk guests away in small groups to experience the Kimberley wilderness ‘up close’. And, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter.
Carefully crafted itineraries allow guests opportunity to ‘experience the destination’. Daily activities can include scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, culture, picnics, nature, exploring and much more! Modern cuisine is also featured onboard the True North.
10 Nights Darwin to Broome and vice versa from $12,800pp
Australia’s Coral Expeditions has long been a pioneer of expedition cruising, having launched their first Kimberley cruises back in 1996. Now, they’ve welcomed a brand new expedition ship to their fleet; the state-of-the-art Coral Adventurer.
Launched in 2019, the new Coral Adventurer is 93.50 metres in length, and accommodates 120 travellers in 60 spacious Staterooms and Suites, over half with private balcony.
The design remains true to the Coral Expeditions philosophy, and travellers will soon feel right at home aboard the Coral Adventurer. There’s twin Xplorer tenders for excursions, along with a fleet of six inflatable zodiacs. There’s also an open bridge, a light-filled Lecture Lounge and single seat dining room.
10 Nights Darwin to Broome and vice versa from $12,800pp
A sister-ship to the newly-launched Coral Adventurer, the 93.50 metre Coral Geographer commences operations in the Kimberley in May 2021. She accommodates 120 travellers in 60 spacious staterooms, over half with private balcony. There’s also six spacious Bridge Deck Suites which are sure to appeal to the most discerning travellers.
Coral Geographer’s design remains true to the Coral Expeditions philosophy. And, travellers will soon feel right at home when they step aboard. There’s twin Xplorer tenders for excursions, along with a fleet of six inflatable zodiacs. There’s also an open bridge, a light-filled Lecture Lounge and single seat dining room.
Bookings now open for the inaugural 2021 Kimberley cruise season.
10 Nights Darwin to Broome and vice versa from $11,850pp
The state-of-the-art Coral Discoverer is the grand vision of Coral Expeditions, who pioneered Kimberley cruises over 20 years ago. Accommodating just 72 guests, Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities. The ship also carries a flexible range of excursion tenders including zodiacs and the unique ‘Xplorer’ boat.
Following a major modernisation and refurbishment in December 2016, Coral Discoverer has enhanced its reputation as one of the leading expedition ships operating in the Kimberley. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your Kimberley expedition cruise aboard Coral Discoverer will remain in your memory for a lifetime.
13 Nights Wyndham to Broome and vice versa from $13,115pp
At 35 metres in length, the Eco Abrolhos can accommodate just 32 passengers in twin share cabins with en suites on Kimberley cruises between both Darwin and Broome and Wyndham and Broome (and vice versa).
Come and explore the magnificent Kimberley with Eco Abrolhos. This expedition ship is an ideal size with its 17 en suited cabins, including six single bunk bed cabins, four king single bunk bed cabins, one double bed bunk bed cabin, two double bed staterooms and six king bed deluxe staterooms. All rooms are air-conditioned for your comfort.
Eco Abrolhos is also a great choice for single cruisers, with a low single supplement on offer in Lower Deck cabins.
7 & 13 Nights Broome to Wyndham and vice versa from $13,440pp
With seven staterooms, MV Great Escape caters for just 14 guests. Each room is air-conditioned and features a queen-size bed, private en suite, flat-screen TV / DVD and personal fridge.
Guests also have access to the onboard helicopter. Take in thrilling aerial views of the Kimberley’s enchanting wilderness on the way to the most remote Indigenous art-sites, fishing spots, waterfalls, and swimming-holes. Or, if simple relaxation is what you’re after, the saltwater spa on the foredeck provides a refreshing break during the warm Kimberley days and lets you lay back in style as you cruise through this wondrous landscape.
The experienced and hospitable Australian crew is waiting to welcome you aboard. Enquire today about when you can make your next Great Kimberley Escape.
Kimberley Quest II
7, 9 & 13 Nights Broome to Wyndham and vice versa from $12,990pp
The custom-built 25 metre Kimberley Quest II is fully air-conditioned and equipped with helipad, spa and large en suited cabins. There’s comfortable indoor and outdoor alfresco areas offering plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery. Take advantage of the extensive library, including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels. Perhaps sit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and learn more about the Kimberley outback.
Accommodating just 18 guests and seven crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in intimate surrounds. Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with myriad activities both on and off land. Explore this spectacular region with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley coastline.
7 & 13 Nights Broome to Wyndham and vice versa from $16,640pp
Ocean Dream is an outstanding 24-metre twin-hull catamaran designed for luxury cruising. Built in 2005 and extensively refurbished with a modern sophisticated interior, this on-water retreat can accommodate 12 guests across six en suite staterooms in luxury and comfort.
With the many benefits that a catamaran has to offer, you will be delighted by the sheer volume of space and comfort on board Ocean Dream. Relax in one of the many lounging areas or soak up the surroundings from the six seater spa. There are indoor and outdoor dining options and a wet bar featuring an espresso machine. There are numerous toys and equipment for activities and the vessel’s helicopter pad is an exciting option available by prior arrangement.
True North II
10 & 13 Nights Broome to Wyndham and vice versa from $17,995pp
True North II provides an intimate experience for just 22 expeditioners on her Kimberley cruises. Built in 1999, and refurbished early in 2023, True North II features a combined saloon / lounge, while the dining room offers a glamorous setting and the revered True North dining experience. Onboard, there’s also a sundeck, outdoor bar deck and a dedicated sports deck.
Five excursion tenders provide expeditioners with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want” and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most itineraries feature an onboard helicopter, available to travellers at additional cost.
7 & 13 Nights Broome to Wyndham and vice versa from $8,050pp
Originally built in 1979 as a pearl lugger for famed Paspaley Pearls, the Kimberley Pearl has been fully transformed into an intimate and very stylish 12 passenger cruiser offering small group explorations of the Kimberley Coast.
Six well-appointed cabins offer the ‘mod cons’ of home and feature a private en suite. The open plan living area is centred around a professional kitchen and saloon area, with an onboard chef ready to prepare the fresh ‘catch of the day’. There’s three excursion boats on hand, providing guests the opportunity to style their adventure around their own interests.
Kimberley Pearl offers a series of scheduled Kimberley cruises and is also a great choice for a private charter when a small group of friends travel together.
8 & 13 Nights Broome to Wyndham and vice versa from $9,390pp
Odyssey is a custom-built 24 metre expedition vessel launched in 2006. Her advanced catamaran design ensures very quiet operation, a spacious interior and excellent stability.
Perfect for sneaking into secluded shallow bays, she draws just 1.8 metres and accommodates just 20 guests, with six well-equipped Deluxe Double cabins and four compact Twin Cabins. Four spacious, shared toilet and shower facilities are conveniently located mid ship, close to all cabins.
The dining area can seat all passengers comfortably, with al fresco dining also available on deck. Odyssey is equipped with the latest navigational equipment, radios, satellite communications and travels with a comfortable 12 metre excursion tender.
10 Nights Darwin to Broome and vice versa from $11,950pp
Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel
of exceptional pedigree.Originally designed to accommodate 184 guests, we now welcome just 140 expeditioners to create a spacious, comfortable on board experience and continuation of the exceptional, personalised expedition experience.
On board, enjoy stylish, sophisticated accommodations spanning four decks, visit the captain and crew in the Bridge and dine on gourmet fare from leading Australasian chefs.
Watch your adventure unfold from numerous spectacular indoor and outdoor viewing locations including Heritage Adventurer’s famed Observation Lounge resplendent with 270-degree views.. A fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensures all guests are able to maximise their expedition experience.
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