The most affordable luxury wilderness adventure on the Kimberley Coast including an onboard helicopter, award-winning chef, and 25 years experience and knowledge of the region. This 5 day (4 night Kimberley cruise) escape is the perfect duration to add to your existing Broome or Kimberley holiday.
Capture the incredible Kimberley Coastline over 5 days, beginning right in the heart of this ancient and majestic wilderness. Experience Montgomerey Reef, Raft Point and its intriguing Aboriginal rock-art, Ruby Falls, the stunning Sale River, and the opportunity to see the famous Horizontal Falls from the air. This cruise package includes a return charter flight across the spectacular southern Kimberley, and a scenic helicopter flight.
Depart Broome for the Kimberley Coast
Once everyone has arrived we will make our way to Dugong Bay where you will go exploring in the tenders to view waterfalls, swim in a freshwater rock-pool and try your hand at fishing. For anyone who would love to see the Horizontal Waterfalls you can discuss options with our chopper pilot to view it in style!
The evening will be cruising over to Raft Point ready for an action packed day of Kimberley adventures ahead.
Raft Point – Ruby Falls
Red Cone Creek offers a host of different activities we will enjoy depending on the time of the tides. On the high tide we will head off to Ruby Falls – a favourite Kimberley watering hole. Named after one of our captain’s daughters, it is a great place to relax, cool off and have a swim. Tide permitting, if anyone would like a hike, we can follow the freshwater back to where it heads underground.
On the low tide we will gear up the tenders to go in search of the elusive Barramundi. Spending time in the tenders is a great opportunity to watch the intricate activity of daily Kimberley life. You will see a host of flora and fauna with a good chance of spotting crocodiles. The bird life is wonderful and the movement of the tides is amazing as you witness the scurrying life of the critters that live on the mud banks. It is a tranquil and intriguing place to be – out in the tenders feeling the natural heartbeat of the land while waiting for the peace to explode with a great big Barra at the end of your line!
Depending on time and tides we may anchor here or cruise for an hour to the next river system – the Sale River.
Once onboard MV Great Escape, kick back, relax and enjoy the cruise back to Raft Point ready for an early morning departure to Montgomery Reef, and also time for you to enjoy sunset drinks under the magnificent Raft Point, radiating a kaleidoscope of colours – golds, reds oranges and yellows, as the sun slowly melts into the ocean. Our chef will cook up a sumptuous meal to end the day’s proceedings and the captain will discuss the next day’s activity options with you.
We will be cruising across to Montgomery Reef in the early morning or to accommodate the tide on the day. This amazing natural phenomenon is best viewed on a dropping spring tide, so your captain will aim to make this visit on the day of the largest tidal movement during your stay onboard MV Great Escape. Marvel at the waterfalls of Montgomery Reef in an early morning foray along this unusual reef structure. Discovered by Phillip Parker King in the early 1800’s this area has a rich history. Your crew will share with you some interesting stories that relate to the reef. We will also see loads of turtles grazing on the exposed seagrass, along with sharks and the odd dugong or two.
If anyone loves to target pelagic fish, here we can hook into a Giant Trevally, Queenfish, Tuna or maybe a Mackerel.
After the tide has flowed back over the reef we will cruise back to Talbot Bay to be ready for our morning transfers.
Kimberley Coast to Broome
You will be greeted at the Broome airport by our friendly office staff and transferred to your accommodation if required. If you are departing Broome that afternoon/evening, you are more than welcome to leave your luggage in our office until you are ready to go to the airport.
We are confident you will leave MV Great Escape and her crew having had the Kimberley adventure of a lifetime.
Please note: This is a typical itinerary and whilst your adventure will be similar to the one described here, tides will affect the itinerary. We plan each day according to the tides and often modify or rearrange the schedule to work in with Mother Nature.
|Rates 2017 (per person – twin share)|