Kimberley Pearl

A true small ship experience, the beautifully restored Kimberley Pearl offers an outstanding holiday experiences and is ideal for private charters for groups of friends.

About Kimberley Pearl

Launched by world-renowned Paspaley Pearls in 1979 as the lugger Dalumba, Kimberley Pearl originally worked the pearl shell grounds off Eighty Mile Beach and at Compass Rose. Following her retirement from the pearling industry, she  has been fully transformed into a stylish and comfortable 12-passenger small ship allowing travellers to discover the wonders of the outback Kimberley Coast. 

Kimberley Pearl boasts six air-conditioned cabins, a welcoming galley / saloon area which opens onto a spacious rear deck, ideal for al fresco dining and socialising after a busy day of exploration. There’s additional lounge seating positioned on the foredeck of the upper deck.

Her intimate size means that Kimberley Pearl is also an excellent – and affordable –  choice for a group of friends seeking an exclusive Kimberley charter experience. 

Kimberley Pearl travels with three excursion tenders (dinghies) allowing the flexibility for  guests to tailor their own exploration. For those keen to try their hand at fishing, quality fishing gear is available on board for guest use, and the expert crew is always on hand to provide fishing tips and assist with baiting hooks.

Kimberley Cruises beach bonfire

Dining aboard the Kimberley Pearl is a true highlight, and you will have a fully-qualified chef at your service right throughout your expedition. Of course, the Kimberley’s abundant seafood is a feature of the menu, with the day’s catch of mud crabs, barramundi and mangrove jack taking centre stage at dinner. Meals are typically served buffet-style although, on occasion, a limited a la carte menu is offered.

Kimberley Pearl’s galley is at the very heart of the ship. Open plan, guests are welcome to watch the chef in action, ask questions and perhaps even learn a trick or two!

Kimberley Pearl is not licensed for the sale of alcohol, however the crew will be delighted to purchase your preferred alcohol on your behalf ahead of time and have it chilled upon your arrival.


Kimberley Pearl Cruises

Kimberley Pearl operates three different Kimberley Cruise itineraries. For those with more time, the 13-night expedition from Broome to Wyndham (or vice versa) covers the entire coast and all its highlights. These cruises operate between March and the end of June annually. From July to October guests can join seven and ten night cruises from Broome, focussing on the Southern Kimberley.

Kimberley Pearl Cabins

Kimberley Pearl boasts just six  compact, air-conditioned cabins. Spread across the ship,  one is located on the upper deck, two on the main deck and a further three below.


Kimberley Pearl’s cabins are equipped with modern and surprisingly roomy en suites, air-conditioning, porthole style windows for natural light  and storage.

Bedding: Each cabin has a double bed, with an additional overhead single bunk.
Size: 7 SQM (75 SQF)

Kimberley Pearl Deck Plan

Kimberley Pearl Deck Plan
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