10 Day Adventure Quest Kimberley Cruises Operate

from Broome & Cygnet Bay

An extensive exploration of the southern Kimberley, visiting many unknown sights: rarely visited islands, inlets and ‘secret spots’.

Our 10 Day Adventure Quest allows you to expand your exploration of the Kimberley region, visiting locations that other cruises don’t go to. Stoke your sense of adventure as we explore everything from well-known highlights to little-known areas that are some of our very favourite ‘secret spots’. Join us to experience extra-special highlights that you won’t find on our other cruises – whether this is your first cruise, or you’re back for another taste, this will guarantee some unique destinations!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONBroome or Cygnet Bay (Australia)
DEPARTURE DATES

31 August 2021 – 9 September 2021 (B to C)

9 September 2021 – 18 September 2021 (C to C)

20 September 2021 – 29 September 2021 (C to C)

29 September 2021 – 8 October 2021 (C to C)

DURATION10 days/9 nights
PRICES per person

Double: A$10,500  
Superior: A$11,500

Flybridge: A$13,500

Accommodation is based on twin share occupancy. Single passengers may reserve sole use of a cabin for 50% extra.

GROUP SIZE18 Guests
INCLUDED
Pre and post cruise transfers to/from airport or local accommodation
Cruise disembarking in Cygnet Bay includes scenic flight transfer to/from Broome
Daily excursions (including history, rock art, fishing, scenery, bird and nature viewing, bushwalking, visiting swimming holes),
All meals during the cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Unlimited water, coffee and tea during the cruise
On board Naturalist during the cruise
Harbour docking fees, fuel and crewing
NOT INCLUDED
Air-tickets and taxes
Pre and Post land arrangements
Vaccination costs
Passport or Visa fees
Travel Insurance
Items of a personal nature 
Any other meals or sightseeing not specified in the detailed itinerary

Additional information

DestinationKimberley Coast
1

Day 1

BROOME – CAPE LEVEQUE

Your Adventure Quest begins on board the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

 
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Day 2

BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO, DUGONG BAY, TALBOT BAY

This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon we take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

 
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Day 3

SURPRISE FALLS, SECURE BAY

Mid-morning you will visit Surprise Falls for a refreshing swim. Then enter Secure Bay and watch the incredible tidal movements as we cruise through many spectacular whirlpools. Take a scenic tender excursion to witness the colours of ancient sandstone cliffs and the stunning Kimberley Rose. Late afternoon get your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, mackerel, tuna and queenfish.

 
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Day 4

MONTGOMERY REEF, SALE RIVER & RAFT POINT

Today we cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Later we explore the Sale River taking an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools. On the journey home we view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley Coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

 
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Day 5

DOUBTFUL BAY, RED CONE CREEK, CAMDEN SOUND

This is another day packed with adventure as we cruise towards Three Ways for Barramundi fishing and mud crabbing. Further exploration takes us to Ruby Falls, located off Red Cone Creek. Enjoy this picturesque freshwater swimming hole, filled with water lilies and smooth water-worn rocks to sit on and take in the tranquil surrounds. Marvel at the antics of infant whales as we cruise through the Humpback breeding sanctuary of Camden Sound.

 
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Day 6

CAMDEN HARBOUR, ROTHSAY WATER

Early morning we take you pelagic fishing or join our guides in search of Kimberley rock oysters. Afterwards visit Camden Harbour, scene of a 19th-century sheep farming fiasco by early European settlers. In this rugged setting and harsh climate, the settlement failed miserably and was abandoned after less than two years. Mid-afternoon we cruise towards Rothsay Water to take a tender excursion exploring ancient Bradshaw and Wandjina art.

 
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Day 7

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL FALLS

Cruising up the Prince Regent River, marvel at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. We arrive at King Cascade, which is a spring-fed waterfall, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

 
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Day 8

HANOVER BAY, BOOBY ISLAND

Enjoy a tender excursion around historic Hanover Bay and learn about the naming of Treachery Head and the exploits of explorer George Grey (1837). Cruise out past the scenic sandstone and basalt islands of Brunswick Bay. Marvel at the remote seabird colony of Booby Island and try your luck at pelagic fishing.

 
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Day 9

HEYWOOD & CHAMPAGNY ISLANDS

Spend the day exploring the spectacular crystal clear beaches of Heywood and Champagny Islands. Visit a historic secret radar base from World War II, which is a truly fascinating heritage site. The final leg of your journey takes you towards Cape Leveque as you savour your last evening on board enjoying the sunset and marvelling at the spectacular Humpback Whales.

 
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Day 10

CYGNET BAY, BROOME

This morning enjoy your last breakfast on board, then wave goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II before boarding a scenic flight back to Broome. On arrival ( approximately 12.00pm) in Broome a courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation.

Please note: This is only a suggested itinerary. The remote Kimberley region experiences large tidal movements which can affect our itinerary. We may need to vary this from time to time, however, no matter the tides, we always visit the spectacular icons of this region. There will be plenty of land and sightseeing excursions to many untouched places, and opportunities to catch fresh fish for the table. Please note scenic helicopter flights are available on request.

1

Day 1

BROOME – CYGNET BAY

Your Adventure Quest begins with a scenic flight from Broome to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On arrival you will learn about the fascinating history of pearling before being transferred to the Kimberley Quest II. Meet the captain and crew and enjoy lunch whilst crossing King Sound.

 
2

Day 2

BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO, DUGONG BAY, TALBOT BAY

Wake up amongst the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon we take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

 
3

Day 3

SURPRISE FALLS, SECURE BAY

Mid-morning you will visit Surprise Falls for a refreshing swim. Then enter Secure Bay and watch the incredible tidal movements as we cruise through many spectacular whirlpools. Take a scenic tender excursion to witness the colours of ancient sandstone cliffs and the stunning Kimberley Rose. Late afternoon get your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, mackerel, tuna and queenfish.

 
4

Day 4

MONTGOMERY REEF, SALE RIVER & RAFT POINT

Today we cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Later we explore the Sale River taking an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools. On the journey home we view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley Coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

 
5

Day 5

DOUBTFUL BAY, RED CONE CREEK, CAMDEN SOUND

This is another day packed with adventure as we cruise towards Three Ways for Barramundi fishing and mud crabbing. Further exploration takes us to Ruby Falls, located off Red Cone Creek. Enjoy this picturesque freshwater swimming hole, filled with water lillies and smooth water-worn rocks to sit on and take in the tranquil surrounds. Marvel at the antics of infant whales as we cruise through the humpback breeding sanctuary of Camden Sound.

 
6

Day 6

CAMDEN HARBOUR, ROTHSAY WATER

Early morning we take you pelagic fishing or join our guides in search of Kimberley rock oysters. Afterwards visit Camden Harbour, scene of a 19th-century sheep farming fiasco by early European settlers. In this rugged setting and harsh climate, the settlement failed miserably and was abandoned after less than two years. Mid-afternoon we cruise towards Rothsay Water to take a tender excursion exploring ancient Bradshaw and Wandjina art.

 
7

Day 7

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL FALLS

Cruising up the Prince Regent River, marvel at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. We arrive at King Cascade, which is a spring-fed waterfall, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big barra and Threadfin Salmon.

 
8

Day 8

HANOVER BAY, BOOBY ISLAND

Enjoy a tender excursion around historic Hanover Bay and learn about the naming of Treachery Head and the exploits of explorer George Grey (1837). Cruise out past the scenic sandstone and basalt islands of Brunswick Bay. Marvel at the remote seabird colony of Booby Island and try your luck at pelagic fishing.

 
9

Day 9

HEYWOOD & CHAMPAGNY ISLANDS

Spend the day exploring the spectacular crystal clear beaches of Heywood and Champagny Islands. Visit a historic secret radar base from World War II, which is a truly fascinating heritage site. The final leg of your journey takes you towards Cape Leveque as you savour your last evening on board enjoying the sunset and marvelling at the spectacular Humpback Whales.

 
10

Day 10

CYGNET BAY, BROOME

This morning enjoy your last breakfast on board, then wave goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II before boarding a scenic flight back to Broome. On arrival (approximately 12.00pm) in Broome a courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation.

Please note: This is only a suggested itinerary. The remote Kimberley region experiences large tidal movements which can affect our itinerary. We may need to vary this from time to time, however, no matter the tides, we always visit the spectacular icons of this region. There will be plenty of land and sightseeing excursions to many untouched places, and opportunities to catch fresh fish for the table. Please note scenic helicopter flights are available on request.

 

Kimberley Quest II

 

Our custom-built vessel is fully air-conditioned, equipped with a helipad, spa, large en-suited cabins and offers indoor and outdoor alfresco areas so there will always be plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets. Whilst on board take advantage of the extensive library, including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels, otherwise sit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and learn more about the Kimberley outback.

Accommodating just 18 passengers and 7 crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in luxurious and intimate surrounds. You have the choice of 9 cabins from deluxe double, superior and the exclusive flybridge. All cabins feature private ensuites, individual air-conditioning, viewing windows, mini-refrigerators and are serviced daily by your hostess.

Introduced in 2017, the Quest Express is our custom built jet boat offering a fantastic way to see the sights while providing shade and ultimate comfort on excursions.

Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities both on and off land, exploring the spectacular region with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley coastline. During your cruise you are free to do as much or as little as you wish and can be sure that your Kimberley cruise with us will exceed your expectations!

 

 

 

On Board Facilities

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Onboard facilities include:

  • Helipad
  • Spa located on the sundeck
  • 9 spacious guest cabins including double, superior and the exclusive flybridge. Each cabin has a spacious ensuite
  • Additionally, three custom built 5 metre tenders with 90HP outboards
  • Plus, an 11 metre 20 passenger, luxury shaded fast boat ‘Quest Express’.
  • Open wheelhouse allowing you to sit with the captain and learn more about the Kimberley outback
  • Wide screen plasma TV and DVD unit
  • BOSE hi tech sound system throughout the vessel – indoors and out
  • Satellite phone and internet; Wifi is available for purchase
  • Extensive library including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels
  • 24-hour tea and coffee facilities with espresso machine
  • Two ice machines
  • Three alfresco deck areas including fully seated outside dining
  • Inside dining and lounge area
  • Desalination units capable of producing 6000L/day on average
  • Open galley
  • Includes complimentary laundry service

How to Book

To ensure your place on this exciting adventure, please contact us to reserve a place 02 6355 2022 or , then complete the Adventure Associates Booking Form and return to us with your 20% per person deposit.

Deposit required per person:20% at the time of booking
Balance due:75 days prior to departure
If booking within 75 days of departure:Full payment must be made.

Reservations are established when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit and Booking Form. Travel insurance is strongly recommended at the time of booking.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be advised in writing to Adventure Associates. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations of airlines, coach and tour operators, hotels and other principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable charges will apply.

Deposits are non-refundable once paid

20% per person

Cancellation within 60 days prior to departure incurs a cancellation fee of 100%.

No Refund

If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out Travel Insurance. Once the tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.

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