True North Yacht – Kimberley Cruise Escapes

Luxury Adventure Cruises

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Welcome Aboard The True North-Celebrating 30 Years in the Kimberley!

The highly acclaimed TRUE NORTH allows discerning adventurers to experience wilderness in surroundings in line with a personal luxury mega yacht that would look as at home in the world’s most exclusive harbours as it does in the Kimberley. Guests are able to take advantage of a number of stylishly appointed vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on plasma screens and, an internet café enables convenient communication with the outside world.

A popular venue on any True North cruise, the lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vista – large panoramic windows ensure that guests never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’. All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class staterooms and the River Class cabins offer king size beds that can be converted to singles and the Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds.

Multiple expedition boats provide guests with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want” and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter!The purpose built TRUE NORTH is able to explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems – guests need only step out of their cabins to experience wilderness and, the latest in computer controlled motion stabilizers ensures a comfortable ride.

True North Dates and Rates 2017

True North Kimberley Cruises – Dates 2017
Cruise NameRouteDates
Wet Season Adventure 1Broome – Wyndham23 March – 02 April
Wet Season Adventure 2Wyndham – Broome SOLD OUT 02 April – 12 April
Wet Season Adventure 3Broome – Wyndham SOLD OUT12 April – 22 April
Kimberley Ultimate 1Wyndham – Broome22 April – 05 May
Kimberley Snapshot 1Broome – Wyndham06 May – 13 May
Kimberley Ultimate 2Wyndham – Broome LAST ROOMS13 May – 26 May
Kimberley Snapshot 2Broome – Wyndham27 May – 03 June
Kimberley Ultimate 3Wyndham – Broome LAST 1 ROOM03 June – 16 June
Kimberley Snapshot 3Broome – Wyndham LAST 2 ROOMS17 June – 24 June
Kimberley Ultimate 4Wyndham – Broome24 June – 07 July
Kimberley Snapshot 4Broome – Wyndham LAST 2 ROOMS08 July – 15 July
Kimberley Ultimate 5Wyndham – Broome15 July – 28 July
Kimberley Snapshot 5Broome – Wyndham SOLD OUT29 July – 05 August
Kimberley Ultimate 6Wyndham – Broome05 August – 18 August
Kimberley Snapshot 6Broome – Wyndham19 August – 26 August
Barra Bonanza (North)Wyndham – Hunter River (TBC)26 August – 02 September
Barra Bonanza (South)Hunter River – Wynsham (TBC)02 September – 09 September
True North Kimberley Cruises – Rates per person 2017
CruiseOcean ClassRiver ClassExplorer Class
Kimberley Snapshot (7 Nights)$12,995$15,995 (SOLD OUT 2017)$17,995
Barra Bonanza (7 Nights)$12,995$15,995$17,995
Kimberley Ultimate (13 Nights)$20,995$24,995 (SOLD OUT UNTIL 24 JUNE 2017)$28,995
Wet Season Adventure (10 Nights)$16,995$19,995 (SOLD OUT)$22,995
Rates above are per person standard published fares and DO NOT INCLUDE specials, discounts or reductions exclusively available through 1300 Cruise. Check out our Specials page or just Call toll free 1300 278 473 for currents specials and availability.

True North Dates and Rates 2018

True North Kimberley Cruises – Dates 2018
Cruise NameRouteDates
Kimberley WaterfallsBroome to Wyndham22 March – 1st April
Kimberley WaterfallsBroome to Wyndham1st April – 11th April
Kimberley WaterfallsBroome to Wyndham11th April – 21st April
Kimberley UltimateWyndham to Broome21st April – 4th May
Kimberley SnapshotBroome to Wyndham5th May – 12th May
Kimberley UltimateWyndham to Broome12th May – 25th May
Kimberley SnapshotBroome to Wyndham26th May – 2nd June
Kimberley UltimateWyndham to Broome2nd June – 15th June
Kimberley SnapshotBroome to Wyndham16th June – 23rd June
Kimberley UltimateWyndham to Broome23rd June – 6th July
Kimberley SnapshotBroome to Wyndham7th July – 14th July
Kimberley UltimateWyndham to Broome14th July – 27th July
Kimberley SnapshotBroome to Wyndham28th July – 4th August
Kimberley UltimateWyndham to Broome4th August – 17th August
Kimberley SnapshotBroome to Wyndham18th August – 25th August
True North Kimberley Cruises – Rates per person 2018
CruiseOcean ClassRiver ClassExplorer Class
Kimberley Snapshot (7 Nights)$13,595$16,995$18,995
Kimberley Ultimate (13 Nights)$21,998$25,995$29,995
Kimberley Waterfalls (10 Nights)$17,995$20,995$23,995
Rates above are per person standard published fares and DO NOT INCLUDE specials, discounts or reductions exclusively available through 1300 Cruise. Check out our Specials page or just Call toll free 1300 278 473 for currents specials and availability.

True North Accommodation

True North explorer class cabin

Explorer Class Stateroom

Located on the upper deck – Explorer Class cabins feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and a twin basin en-suite. Cabin size is 15 square metres.

Other features include large panoramic windows, a complimentary mini-bar, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

True North river class double

River Class Double

Located on the middle deck – River Class cabins feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and en-suite. Cabin size is similar to Explorer Class.

Other features include large panoramic windows, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

True North ocean class twin

Ocean Class Twin

Located on the lower deck – Ocean Class cabins feature roomy singles and en-suite. Cabin size is approximately 12 square metres.

Other features include 2 portholes, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

True North Deck Plan

True North Deck Plan

Fine Dining

Food is always a highlight on a North Star Cruise

Modern Australian cuisine is featured.

Dining is a stylish but casual affair. Seating is not assigned.

Hors d’oeuvres in the ship’s lounge is a not to be missed daily event! Keep an eye out for succulent oysters (which you almost certainly helped to collect) and sashimi caught just hours before.

Signature dining includes freshly caught barramundi – a revered sport fish possibly caught with your very own hands, or perhaps aged Angus or delicate Wagyu beef, or exquisite Australian lamb!

Our ‘heli-picnics’ are an unforgettable way to enjoy the quintessential Aussie barbeque featuring a wide variety of seafood including freshly caught reef fish, local king prawns, squid, pearl meat and smoked salmon.

Fishing Aboard the True North

A guide just for you

A guide Just For You

If you’re looking for experienced and knowledgeable fishing instructors look no further than the guides aboard the True North. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an ‘expert’, you will benefit from our ‘local’ knowledge ensuring unequalled opportunity from the remote Kimberley to untouched West Papua and the rarely fished islands of the Eyre Peninsula.

Variety is the spice

Variety Is The Spice

Our Seven Seas in Seven Seasons calendar presents an array of species to challenge fisherpersons of every calibre. You will be presented with convenient opportunity to do battle with some of the world’s most revered sports-fish. The iconic barramundi, the elusive mangrove jack, finger mark bream, golden snapper, jewfish, pink snapper, delectable whiting and even the mighty sailfish are all on the agenda!

On the water

On The Water

With six expedition vessels (not zodiacs) accompanying the True North, guests have greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want.” The luxury of so many dedicated expedition boats means that we can always allocate craft to different fishing styles and to varying degrees of experience. Fish in comfort and receive the individual attention that the True North is famous for.

In the air

In The Air

The ship’s helicopter also adds unique dimension to fishing on the True North. Heli-fishing is one of our most popular activities – fly over stunning wilderness in air-conditioned comfort to an otherwise inaccessible location! Who could pass up the opportunity to fish where perhaps no one has fished before?

Nothing but the best

Nothing But The Best

The True North carries a full complement of high quality fishing equipment on all cruises. Rods, reels and hand lines are provided for your complimentary convenience however keen anglers are welcome to bring their own gear (6-8kg bait casting outfits are recommended). Lures are available on a replace if you lose basis.

Catch of the day

Catch Of The Day

Our chef’s love to be a part of the fishing action – when the ‘hunters and gathers’ return to their home away from home, the chefs will delight in preparing a lunch or dinner that truly reaps the rewards of your efforts! Our chefs particularly enjoy mud crabbing – not only will they show you how to prepare unforgettable fare; they will also be right by your side when you battle these cantankerous adversaries!

Everyone is invited

Everyone Is Invited

Who can, you can! From the “never fished” to the “I’ve caught ‘em all”, our guides encourage all onboard to join in the action and multiple expedition boats always allow opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of fishing styles in small groups of equal ability!

Ladies, fishing isn’t just for the men, in fact, on the True North it may just be the other way around! Things might start a little slowly but in our experience, once that first fish is in the esky – there’s no stopping the fairer sex! You may just surprise yourself – one of our most common guest comments is “I’ve never given fishing a thought – now I can’t get enough!”

We'll be back

We’ll Be Back

Everyone on the True North is conscious of the fact that fishing in a wilderness area is a privilege. The True North is fully licensed for fishing and fishing regulations are strictly observed.

We never take more than a ‘taste’ and fishing operations are always conducted with the utmost care and respect. Wherever possible we practice ‘catch & release’ techniques and, we never permit any activity that might degrade fish habitat.

True North’s Helicopter

Adding yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options on the TRUE NORTH also feature an onboard helicopter!

Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness! Now it’s not uncommon for our guests to embark with some uncertainty about flying in a helicopter – however it’s always a different story when the time comes for disembarkation.

The ship’s helicopter helps you to climb mountains and volcanoes in air conditioned comfort. Even if you are not as spritely as you once were – the helicopter will deliver you without fuss to even the most inaccessible locations.

See ancient rock art without leaving your seat. Glide over impenetrable jungle and swoop on historic and cultural highlights. Take someone special on a sunrise flight or join the entire guest compliment for an unforgettable heli-picnic.

The ship’s helicopter – another TRUE NORTH icon!

True North Helicopter Specifics

The light, single-engine Eurocopter 130 B4 is the quietest, most spacious helicopter available on the market. The ultra-quiet EC130 B4 integrates the latest technological advances of EUROCOPTER’s new generation helicopters. It has a maximum gross weight of 2.4tonnes, and offers an enlarged cabin, allowing comfortable accommodation for the pilot and 6 passengers on individual leather seats.
With air-conditioning and large cabin windows, it is perfectly suited for getting those spectacular aerial shots and exploring the many destinations that are on offer with North Star Cruises Australia.

Heli-operations are run by Rob Colbert, Chief Pilot of Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd. Rob has been working in and flying around the Kimberley region for over 23 years, and has been working with TRUE NORTH since 1996. He has a keen interest in fishing, local history and culture, and provides entertaining commentary on all flights! Or you may be lucky enough to have Rainor Marshall or Will Stinson as your pilot, both experienced and very knowledgeable in their own right!

Spectacular Eagle Falls Helicopter flight!Explore by sea and air aboard TRUE NORTH!

  • Enhance your cruise experience with a heli flight direct from the deck of TRUE NORTH!
  • Waterfall exploring! Fly to a secluded location and relax with an afternoon of swimming and exploring.
  • Take the Heli to an exciting hilltop location and watch the sun sink into the ocean. Exploring hidden waterfalls with your very own helicopter!

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True North Fast Facts

  • Commissioned: February 2005
  • Crew: 20 Australian
  • Passengers: 36
  • Configuration: Mono-hull adventure yacht
  • Length: 50 metres /164 feet
  • Draught: 2.2 metres
  • Cruising Speed: 14 knots
  • Motion Control: Computer controlled stabilizers
  • Safety: Full compliance under the International Marine Orders
  • Cabin Features: en-suite, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone
  • Cabin Power: 240 V and 110 V (normal Australian plugs)
  • Day Areas: sun deck, observation lounge, ship’s lounge, alfresco bar, sports deck and dining room
  • Expedition Vessels: 6 (3x150hp + 3 x 115hp)
  • Helicopter: NEW! Eurocopter EC 130 (6 pax all facing forward/air conditioned)
  • Bed sizing (cm): Explorer & River = King 183wide 205long OR King Single 106wide 203long / Ocean = 90wide 185long / Camden & Lacepede = 90wide 190long
  • Stairs: There are exactly 12 steps between each deck
Kimberley Cruise Escapes with True North

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Escape to the Kimberley on the 7 day wet season adventure, 10 day Kimberley Snapshot or 13 day Kimberley Ultimate aboard the True North. Keep an eye on the Kimberley Cruise Escapes current best deals for the latest True North deals.

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