Reef Prince

The newly-refurbished Reef Prince delivers outstanding Kimberley cruising over eleven nights between Darwin and Broome. Small groups of no more than 36 travellers.

About Reef Prince

Reef Prince is a custom-built 38-metre expedition small ship operating on Western Australia’s Kimberley Coast. Following a multi-million dollar refurbishment ahead of the 2019 Kimberley cruising season, Reef Prince offers great value Kimberley cruising for no more than 36 travellers sharing 18 cabins, all with private en suite.

The light and spacious dining area seats all travellers comfortably for meals or presentations. Outside on the upper deck all guests can be seated under shade for al fresco meals and presentations. There’s plenty of room to find your own place aboard Reef Prince,  including three other comfortable outdoor viewing decks. 

Reef Prince carries a compliment of navigational equipment, radios, satellite communications, data facilities and a full DVD entertainment system.

Her advanced catamaran design ensures very quiet operation and stability, complemented by a spacious interior. Drawing just 1.8 metres and powered by two Mercedes Benz diesel engines, Reef Prince is the ideal size for sneaking into secluded, shallow bays and she is able to navigate the Kimberley’s tidal rivers, meaning she can get you all the way to the base of locations such as King George Falls and King Cascades without having to use excursion tenders.

When you cruise aboard Reef Prince not only will you discover all the major highlights of the Kimberley Coast, keen fisherman will also be delighted to discover that they will enjoy several opportunities to fish for the Kimberley’s best sports fish, including the iconic barramundi.

Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian crew, your cruise aboard the stylish Reef Prince will remain in your memory for a lifetime.

Reef Prince Kimberley Cruises

Reef Prince’s ten night Darwin to Broome (and vice versa) itinerary is one of the most comprehensive itineraries you can undertake in the Kimberley. Discover all of the region’s highlights, from King George Falls and King Cascades through to Aboriginal art on Bigge Island and Raft Point, remarkable Montgomery Reef and the iconic Horizontal Falls. Expeditions depart April to September annually from both Broome and Darwin.

Reef Prince Cabins

Reef Prince’s 18 cabins and staterooms offer the stylish amenities required to ensure a successful expedition on the Kimberley Coast. All cabins are air-conditioned with private en suite, and State Class, Class 1 and Class 2 cabins all provide external views. Budget conscious travellers might enjoy Classes 3 and 4, which offer similar amenities without the external views.   

State Class

Located on the Mid Deck, the four State Class cabins feature a Queen Bed with en suite, large viewing window, television, DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet and bar fridge.

​Bedding: Queen bed

Class 1

Located on the Mid Deck, the four Class 1 cabins feature a Double Bed with en suite, viewing window, DVD player, air conditioning and storage cabinet.

Bedding: Choice of Double or Twin Single beds


Class 2

Located on the Main Deck, Class 2 cabins feature an en suite, window, personal DVD player, air conditioning and storage cabinet. Three Class 2 cabins feature a Double Bed, and one features two single beds.

​Bedding: Choice of Double or Twin Single beds

Class 3

The four Main Deck Class 3 cabins are interior cabins (no window). They feature an en suite, personal DVD player, air conditioning and storage cabinet.

​Bedding: Choice of Double or Twin Single beds

Class 4

The two Main Deck Class 4 cabins are interior cabins (no window). They feature an en suite, personal DVD player, air conditioning and storage cabinet. One has Bunk Beds whilst the other has two Single Beds.

​Bedding: Twin Single beds (1) or Bunk (1)

Reef Prince Deck Plan

Reef Prince Deck Plan

Reef Prince Kimberley Cruise F.A.Q.

Looking for answers about your Reef Prince Kimberley cruise? Here’s the answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

Reef Prince does have satellite internet capability. For a one-off fee of $70, guests can purchase an internet pack which allows you 100mb of data per day. This is satellite based and can be assessed for the entire trip. It’s not super fast and you won’t be able to live stream sport or your favourite mini-series, but you will be able to send and receive texts, browse social media and make phone calls through apps such as Messenger and WhatsApp.

Once the Reef Prince leaves port there is generally no mobile service. There may be a limited time with reception as we pass the iron ore mining areas of Cockatoo and Koolan Islands.
There is a satellite phone in the wheelhouse for emergency contact between the ship and land.

Aboard Reef Prince there are five grades of accommodation. State Class & Class 1 cabins feature large viewing windows, Class 2 cabins have a small window for natural light and Classes 3 & 4 are internal cabins, meaning they do not offer external views, however they do come at a lower price.
Yes, all cabin grades aboard Reef Prince feature a private en suite.

Each cabin has power outlets for charging and using appliances. Outlets are standard Australian 3-pin 240v, so if using international appliances please ensure you bring an appropriate travel converter.

Our chef will tempt your tastebuds with a plethora of culinary delights. If you have dietary concerns, let us know so we can adjust your culinary experience accordingly. Our meals are based on healthy local produce and fresh seafood wherever possible.
A continental breakfast is served daily usually at 6:00 AM.
Every second day a cooked breakfast is served usually at 7:00 AM. This consists of treats such as eggs (done so many ways), bacon, mushrooms, beans, pancakes, croissants and mini pastries.
Lunch is normally served at midday and consists of normally two or three options of hot food, three different types of salads and maybe even a soup. Fish is popular at lunch time, depending on how the fisherman go in the morning!
Both breakfast and lunch are served buffet style.
Dinner is different. We encourage you to have a shower, change into something nice and be seated as dinner is table-service. Enjoy an amazing culinary experience for both main and dessert.
All the meals onboard are based on healthy local produce and fresh seafood wherever possible.

After a scrumptious dinner, your cruise director will ensure you are entertained. We often hold a trivia / quiz night, alfresco dining evenings that guests never want to end and themed or fancy dress parties. It’s not uncommon for guests to have a birthday or anniversary onboard – so any excuse for a party!
Sometimes, there may be options to fish in the early evening, or we might set up the outside lights for crocodile, fish and shark spotting. Then of course there’s the billions of stars amongst the Milky Way to sit under and enjoy a quiet evening drink amongst new friends.
For most of your expedition your tour director is going to run you ragged with activities from dawn till dusk – every day – and it’s not uncommon for guests to have an early night in bed due to the 6:00 AM start that day and the same time the next day.

During your Reef Prince Kimberley Cruise you will have several opportunities to cast a line or troll. Depending on your success, the ship’s chef might even incorporate the ‘catch of the day’ into the ship’s menu.

When joining a Reef Prince Kimberley cruise you require travel insurance that provides protection against the need to cancel (as fees of up to 100% of the fare apply) and also coverage for remote area medical evacuation. At Kimberley Cruise Specialists we are able to offer a 20% discount on nib Travel Insurance (which offers both of these requirements, and much more) for travellers who book their Reef Prince cruise through us.

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