APT 10 Nights MS Calendonian Sky – Kimberley Cruise Escapes

Darwin to Broome (or itinerary can be reversed)

About This Project

Itinerary

Day 1

Darwin
Arrive in Darwin and be transferred to your boutique ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, for what promises to be an epic journey. Enjoy dinner on board as you set sail.


Day 2

Selaru Island
Sail to the Indonesian island of Selaru. Dock in Fursui and time permitting, discover a spectacular coral atoll that encircles an azure lagoon. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Cocktails and dinner.


Day 3

At Sea
Get acquainted with the facilities of the MS Caledonian Sky and hear interesting lectures as you enjoy a day at sea.


Day 4

Wyndham, Freedom of Choice
Today, choose between some of the Kimberley’s greatest land attractions. Perhaps cruise the Ord River; tour El Questro Wilderness Park; fly to the Argyle Diamond Mine; or enjoy a scenic flight and land tour of the Bungle Bungle Range (please note, some tours are capacity controlled and will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis).


Day 5

Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls
Wake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in WWII. Arriving at King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls, the highest single drop falls in Western Australia plunges approximately 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff.


Day 6

Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
With your Expedition Leader, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery. See examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.


Day 7

Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Naturalist Island
Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs, green rainforest and mangroves. Explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. See Phillip Parker King’s ‘Nine Pin’ and catch a glimpse of the local salt water crocodile population. Today you have the opportunity to take an optional helicopter excursion to see the mighty Mitchell Falls (own expense).


Day 8

Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point
Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life. Cruise through Doubtful Bay and travel ashore at Raft Point to visit one of the region’s most significant Wandjina art sites.


Day 9

Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago
Head to the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Talbot Bay is known for its massive 12-metre tides that create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, you will embark on an exhilarating ride through the falls on a specially designed jet boat. David Attenborough described the phenomena as “one the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Keep your eyes open in the chance you may get to see some of the local Tawny Nurse Shark population. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner.


Day 10

Lacepede Islands
Today, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands atop a platform reef. Board a Zodiac and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigatebirds, egrets, gulls and terns. The islands are also renowned as Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle. This evening, farewell new-found friends as you enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Cocktails, followed by a sumptuous dinner on board.


Day 11

Broome
This morning, your Kimberley Coast Cruise will come to an end. After breakfast, disembark the ship and be transferred to either Broome Airport or your Broome hotel.

APT 10 Nights Kimberley Expedition cruise Rates

Rates 2017
MS Caledonian SkyTwin Share (per person)Solo Room
Standard Suite (forward)$10,495$16,395
Room upgrades per person addition:
Standard Suite$295$495
Superior Suite$1,395$2,195
Premium Suite$1,995$2,895
Deluxe Balcony Suite$2,795$3,495
Premium Balcony Suite$2,995$4,195
Owners Corner Suite$3,795$6,990
Rates 2018
Room TypeTwin Share (per person)Solo Room
Porthole Suite (Forward)$11,895Supplement 75-100%
Porthole Suite Standard$12,195Supplement 75-100%
Window Suite Superior$13,295Supplement 75-100%
Window Suite Premium$13,895Supplement 75-100%
Deluxe Balcony Suite$14,795Supplement 75-100%
Premium Balcony Suite$15,095Supplement 75-100%
Owners Corner Suite$15,795Supplement 75-100%

Inclusions & Additional Information

Included Experiences

  • Ten-night cruise aboard the expedition small ship MS Caledonian Sky
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Exclusive all-day beverages package
  • Port charges, sightseeing and park fees
  • Expert APT Expedition Leader
  • Expedition team and guest lecturers
  • Transfers to and from your small ship

Freedom of Choice

APT EXCLUSIVE! Choose your activity in Wyndham – cruise the Ord River; tour El Questro Wilderness Park; fly to the Argyle Diamond Mine or explore the Bungle Bungle Range by air and land.

Trip Highlights

  • Admire King George Falls, the tallest single drop falls in Western Australia
  • Explore the tidal phenomenon and marine life of Montgomery Reef
  • Take an exhilarating jet boat ride through the spectacular Horizontal Falls
  • Visit the beautiful Lacepede Islands and rare Green Turtle breeding grounds
  • See Prince Frederick Harbour
  • View the wreckage of a DC3
  • See Indigenous art at Raft Point

Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and includes a choice of Wyndham sightseeing activities (pre-booked). Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries. Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises. This tour also operates in reverse from Broome to Darwin. Please refer tour code GKCS11. Prices are for land / cruise only. Flights not included.

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