4 Day Taste of the Kimberley Cruise Operates from Cygnet Bay
This cruise offers a taste of our renowned itineraries and will see you visit some of the most iconic sites in the southern Kimberley.
Our 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley cruise is a fantastic introduction to the Kimberley region, as the southern Kimberley abounds with famous landmarks and locations. On this cruise, you’ll get to experience many of the most recognised icons of the Kimberley, including the world-famous Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef. We make sure there is also time for exploring the off beaten tracks, as the crew shows you some of their favourite ‘secret spots’.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cygnet Bay (Australia)|
6 October 2023 – 9 October 2023
9 October 2023 – 12 October 2023
24 October 2023 – 27 October 2023
27 October 2023 – 30 October 2023
|DURATION||4 days/3 nights|
|PRICES per person||
Accommodation is based on twin share occupancy. Single passengers may reserve sole use of a cabin for 50% extra.
|GROUP SIZE||18 Guests|
BROOME – CYGNET BAY
Your Quest begins with a transfer to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On your arrival, you will be transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy lunch whilst crossing King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago; this is your first taste of the Kimberley. Cool off with a refreshing swim in one of many Kimberley freshwater pools, followed by a scenic tender excursion. This evening you can witness one of the spectacular Kimberley sunsets.
TALBOT BAY, DUGONG BAY & KINGFISHER ISLANDS
This morning will find us exploring Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast; the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take an exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon and wonder at the amazing rock formations of Cyclone Creek. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Later in the day you will have your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, mackerel, tuna and queenfish at the Kingfisher Islands.
MONTGOMERY REEF, STRICKLAND BAY
This morning, we cruise towards 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 Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining our guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Before unwinding on the sun deck capturing one last sunset aboard Kimberley Quest II.
CYGNET BAY, BROOME
Today, after one last breakfast, we disembark Kimberley Quest II. Followed by a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour, offering you a rare glimpse into the life of an operational pearl farm. This experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of what makes this place unique! Here we wave goodbye with a transfer back to Broome. On arrival you will be transferred to your chosen 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
Onboard facilities include:
- 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 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%.
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.