The Kimberley Quest II is a 25 metre custom-built vessel which has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline. Guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, a refreshing dip in the spa and gourmet cuisine prepared by our on-board chef. Cruising with a maximum of 18 guests you can enjoy the surrounds comfortably.
During your expedition, days will be filled with a myriad of activities from exploring the untouched river systems, viewing ancient rock art, fishing the tidal creeks, discovering the history and viewing the rugged cliffs on a scenic tender excursion.
The Kimberley is prolific with islands, whirlpools, inlets, extensive waterfalls, pristine beaches and unforgettable scenery. Allow us to convey our passion for this ancient land, forging the sites and sounds of the Kimberley into your memory forever.
Kimberley Quest offer a cruise like no other. As a family business, the Kimberley Quest are dedicated to providing you with the best service and experience from your first contact right through to the conclusion of your cruise. As a small vessel operator we specialise in small groups, providing comfortable surroundings and intimate experiences that will be remembered forever. We offer personalised individual service that only a small family company can.
We operate cruises between the months of March through to October and cover the spectacular northwest coast of Western Australia from Broome to Wyndham, catering for individuals and small groups offering ‘The ultimate Kimberley experience’.
Kimberley Quest offers an array of Kimberley cruise activities to enhance your cruise experience.
|Kimberley Quest – Dates 2020|
|14 Day Ultimate Quest||Broome – Wyndham||31 March- 13 April|
|8 Day Northern Quest||Wyndham – Mitchell River||14 April – 21 April|
|8 Day Northern Quest||Mitchell River – Wyndham||21 April – 28 April|
|14 Day Ultimate Quest||Wyndham – Broome||28 April – 11 May|
|14 Day Ultimate Quest||Broome – Wyndham||12 May – 25 May|
|8 Day Northern Quest||Wyndham Mitchell River||26 May – 2 June LAST ROOMS|
|14 Day Ultimate Quest||Wyndham – Broome||9 June – 23 June LAST ROOMS|
|8 Day Southern Quest||Hunter River – Broome||30 June – 7 July|
|8 Day Southern Quest||Hunter River – Broome||14 July – 21 July|
|8 Day Southern Quest||Broome – Hunter River||21 July – 28 July|
|8 Day Southern Quest||Hunter River – Broome||28 July – 4 August|
|8 Day Southern Quest||Hunter River – Broome||11 August – 18 August|
|8 Day Southern Quest||Broome – Hunter River||18 August – 25 August|
|8 Day Southern Quest||Hunter River – Broome||25 August – 1 September|
|10 Day Adventure Quest||Broome – Broome||Upon Application|
|4 Day Taste of the Kimberley||Cygnet Bay – Cygnet Bay||Upon Application|
|Fishing Expeditions||Cygnet Bay – Cygnet Bay||Upon Application|
|Kimberley Quest – Rates 2020 (per person / twin share)|
|14 Day Ultimate Quest||$17,900||$20,900||$22,400|
|8 Day Northern Quest||$11,500||$13,500||$14,900|
|8 Day Southern Quest||$11,500||$13,500||$14,900|
|10 Day Adventure Quest||$9,990||$10,990||$12,990|
|4 Day Taste of Kimberley||$3,900||$4,500||$4,900|
*2020 Exclusive offers https://kimberleycruiseescapes.com.au/kimberley-quest-bonus-hotel-and-flight-credit/
** Multi Room Booking Bonus Savings – Call for details
*** Charter Savings Rates Available for 2021 – Call for details
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size walk around bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual airconditioning, personal mini-fridge and large viewing window.
Storage consists of a small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and large viewing windows.
A small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and storage underneath your bed is also in your cabin.
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and viewing windows.
For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one double bed which can be split into two single beds.
Storage consists of a small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.
Custom Built for the Kimberley – designed with your comfort in mind…
The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in comfort and style. Our fully air-conditioned cruise expedition vessel, equipped with helipad and spa, are just some of the many facilities to take advantage of whilst cruising with us.
Offering indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, there will always be plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets.
Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities, exploring the waterways with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley region.
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 6 crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in small intimate surrounds.
You have the choice of 9 cabins from deluxe twin, 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.
You can be sure that your Kimberley experience with us will exceed your expectations, as you can do as much or as little as you wish! So why not take the adventure with one of the Kimberley’s original explorers who are still discovering after 18 years of cruising…
Top DeckOne of the most breathtaking and spectacular viewing points is on the sundeck which is located at the bow of the vessel on the top deck. This spacious, outdoor area is great for reading a book on the sun lounges, relaxing in our spa or enjoying that first glimpse of the majestic Kimberley sunsets.
Located behind the wheelhouse is an outdoor, shaded alfresco area. A great place look out to the Kimberley landscape as you’re cruising, this is also the only designated smoking area on the vessel.
Missing family? Need to get in touch with work? Our satellite phone and facsimile facilities are located in the wheelhouse; our crew will be able to assist with any guest requiring the use of these facilities.
We only have two cabins located on the top deck of the vessel, the Captains cabin and the flybridge cabin. If you are looking at an exclusive cabin with ultimate views and the privacy of being the only guests who have a cabin on this deck, then the flybridge cabin is for you.
Finally, above the top deck we have a helipad for transfers and also optional scenic highlights for our guests.
Enjoying some delectable treats for morning tea, helping yourself to a coffee from our cappuccino machine and then sitting back and relaxing as the fresh breeze takes you into Kimberley dreamtime… Sounds too good to be true? Not onboard the Kimberley Quest II.
A large dining table is located in the outdoor entertaining area. This is a great place for eating, reading, watching the world go by and chatting with newly formed friends over a coffee or wine.
The air-conditioned saloon offers a large open dining/lounge area and is an excellent location to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal while looking out our full length viewing windows.
For those who like to keep a detailed itinerary of where you are, you will love our navigational viewing system which displays the route that you are cruising. The lounge/dining is fully equipped with the latest modern facilities from a plasma television, DVD and CD player and a Bose surround sound stereo system.
A selection of music, movies and documentaries and board games are available for your enjoyment in the lounge/dining area. Our crew are happy to display your photographs on the plasma television allowing you to view the day’s highlights.
Our four superior cabins are located further towards the bow of the vessel and are all named after icons of the Kimberley.
The central stairway on the main deck leads down to the cabins on the lower deck. We have three double cabins and one twin cabin located on this deck.
All transfers are provided between your accommodation and the Kimberley Quest II. Expeditions departing or arriving in Wyndham include transfers to and from Kununurra to the vessel. Selected cruises include a light aircraft transfer and a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.
Our cruises include daily excursions led by our knowledgeable guides, fresh Kimberley style gourmet cuisine prepared by our on-board chef, soft drinks and linen, including excursion towels.
Yes. Please be advised that the following items are not included in the cruise costs.
A completed booking form, terms and conditions and a non refundable deposit of 20% is required within 14 days of booking to confirm your reservation.
Accommodation is based on twin share occupancy. Single passengers may reserve sole use of a cabin for 50% extra. Alternatively, if traveling alone you can also choose to share your cabin with a same sex room-mate and the single supplement fee will be waived. If we do not book another passenger into your cabin you will have sole use of the cabin at no additional cost. *Conditions apply. Valid for new bookings from 1st September 2012.
Kimberley Quest II cruises cater for all adult ages and all levels of fitness. Expeditions are tailor made to suit individual’s needs. We also provide our guests with informative ‘walk sheets’ which details each excursion.
Excursions are operated throughout the day with some treks being more difficult than others. Our knowledgeable and friendly crew will advise you prior to the excursion on the difficulty of the treks and are always on hand for guidance and assistance.
You can do as much or as little as you like!
Our cruises are not generally suitable for children due to the nature of our expeditions, however, please contact our office for advice and to view our terms and conditions regarding children.
If you are departing your cruise from Broome, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises may be able to store your car/caravan for you. Please contact our office prior to your cruise to arrange possible storage.
Alternatively, you can contact the storage companies below:
If your cruise departs from Wyndham please contact the Kununurra Visitor Centre on: (08) 9168 1177.
Even though you are slipping into holiday mode we understand that some guests may need to be in contact with their work. As you will be in the remote Kimberley you will not have mobile phone range, however we do have a satellite phone, facsimile and internet on-board which are available for guests to use at an additional cost. Please speak to the captain if you wish to utilise this facility.
Alternatively, you may provide your work with our phone number/fax for our office and we will forward correspondence to the vessel for you.
The Kimberley Quest II has a satellite phone and facsimile on-board. Guests are welcome to use these facilities however they are at an additional cost to your cruise and you are required to see your Captain or a crew member prior to using these facilities.
Only a short period of the cruise is in open sea therefore for the majority of the cruise you will find the conditions generally fine.
We do recommend that passengers who have a history of travel sickness or are concerned to bring their own sea sickness medication as a precaution. By law we are unable to distribute sea sickness medication therefore we can only offer ginger tea which is a useful remedy at keeping it at bay.
The Kimberley Quest requests that travellers are in general good health to participate in our cruises. Please inform us if you have any medical or physical conditions that we need to be aware of. The Kimberley Quest carries an extensive RFDS medical kit on-board for your well-being. The Royal Flying Doctor service (RFDS) is fully supported via phone consultation and instruction by qualified medical practitioners in the event of a medical situation or emergency. The Kimberley Quest also carries general first aid kits in all tenders and accompanies all walks.
Please bring your own medication on-board including any travel sickness medication and or paracetamol.
Please note that clients must bear the cost of any emergency medical or rescue services summoned at the discretion of the Master of the vessel in relation to any illness or injury.
Please ensure that you take out travel insurance adequate to the eventuality prior to boarding.
If the departure of a cruise is delayed or if the cruise itinerary is shortened for any other reason, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises may refund part of the fare on a pro rata basis to allow for lost time. If the cruise is delayed for operational reasons, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises may refund the paid fare. The passenger accepts that Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises has the right to change the itinerary, the vessel, or cancel the cruise as a result of some unexpected event or prevailing weather conditions and the passenger accepts that he or she may not be entitled to any compensation or refund of the fare paid should this occur. It should be noted that cruise departure/arrival times are approximate and can vary due to tides, weather etc. Please keep this in mind when booking any flights in or out.
We strongly advise that at the time of booking you take out comprehensive travel, medical and cancellation insurance. Please note that Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises does not offer travel insurance. Medical ailments or accidents during the trip should be reported to the Captain immediately. Clients must bear the cost of any emergency, medical or rescue service summoned at the discretion of the master of the vessel in relation to illness or injury to the client. Travel insurance adequate to the eventuality should be arranged prior to boarding.
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Only Diners and American Express incur a surcharge.
Light-weight and quick-dry clothing for excursions is recommended. This includes a few pairs of shorts, T-shirts, a long-sleeved shirt and pair of light-weight pants that offer protection against the sun.
You will need a pair of enclosed shoes that offer good ankle support for bushwalking. We also recommend you bring another pair of shoes that you do not mind getting wet as we regularly havewet landings. This includes; reef sandals, booties or equivalent. Shoes can be worn on-board.
There is no dress code for dining as a rule, generally ‘Kimberley casual’ attire for evenings is recommended.
For further information please click here to download our packing list.
We recommend guests to pack four to five changes of casual clothing which are comfortable into one soft luggage bag. We advise guests to bring a backpack for excursions during the day.
All linen, towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sunscreen, Aeroguard and hair dryers are supplied on-board but you may wish to bring your own with you.
For further information please click here to download our packing list.
Yes. Any personal items, hygiene or medications must be bought with you.
We provide shampoo, conditioner and body wash however, if desired you can bring your own.
Sun protection and insect repellent is also available on-board, however you may also bring your own.
All linen is provided on-board your Kimberley Quest II cruise, including excursion and spa towels.
Yes we do have laundry facilities available. If you could please use the linen bags provided our hostesses will happily wash your clothing for you and return your items to your cabin.
Our hostesses service your cabin daily.
Yes. Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises offers a range of merchandise on-board the Kimberley Quest II for purchase. Some items include: Long-sleeved and short sleeved sun protected shirts, shorts, slouch hats, caps, polos and stubby coolers.
Yes. All dietary requirements (including gluten-free and celiac) can be catered for on-board.
Please advise our office if your cruise is for a special occasion or birthday as we would love to celebrate with you!
There is only one designated smoking area on-board the vessel. This is located on the top deck, behind the wheelhouse outside. Smoking is not permitted in any other areas of the vessel including cabins, alfresco dining area, front deck (top deck) and in the tenders. We ask all passengers to please use ashtrays provided and refrain from discarding butts into the water.
Yes. The Kimberley Quest II has 240v electricity which is suitable for re-charging.
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises provides our guests with a drinks list which has a selection of white and red wines, champagne, beer and non-alcoholic mixers. If there is something in particular that you require that isn’t on our drinks list we will endeavour to supply you with your request.
Orders should be returned to our office within four weeks of your departure date at the latest.
Yes. BYO is possible however we do require notification at our office at your earliest convenience to arrange a timely delivery as some cruises require a flight transfer and weight restrictions are required.
You may find that you drink more than what you usually would as you slip into holiday mode! If you under estimate we do have a small range of beverages on-board for those who would like to purchase more. Generally though, pack/order what you feel comfortable with and maybe a little extra for those times when you’re sitting in our spa watching the sun go down!
Yes. We do have a limited variety of soft drinks, beer, spirits, wine and champagne on-board for guests to purchase. Please remember that if you pre-order your drinks you will have more selection.
Beverages will be stored in your cabin, with a variety of your drinks stored in your mini-fridge chilled, ready for you when you come aboard. We do have a communal fridge in the galley which you are welcome to place your drinks in as well. We have two ice machines on-board for guest use.
The majority of our cruises operate in Dry Season, which occurs during the months of April through to September. Average daytime temperatures during this time are between 18-35 degrees. You can expect clear blue skies, light easterly winds and cooler evenings.
Our Wet Season begins in October, finishing at the end of March. The humidity is higher during the wet, with higher daytime temperatures and warm balmy evenings. This period encompasses spectacular thunderstorm activity, torrential waterfalls, lush green landscapes and magnificent sunsets.
Mosquitoes and sand flies are found throughout the Kimberley due to our tropical climate. Guest’s susceptibility varies, as does how prominent they are, depending on the time of the year. We believe prevention is the best option available and provide insect repellent on-board. Long-sleeved clothing is also recommended during early morning and early evening.
High quality Shimano rods and Calcutta TE250 reels as well as Shimano Bait Runners are used on-board the Kimberley Quest II. A specifically selected range of lures are used to entice the fish.
The isolated waters of the Kimberley are teeming with fish and the crew on-board know the best spots to catch them!
All fishing is performed from our custom built excursion tenders and includes a variety of fishing options from pelagic fishing in the outer islands to casting for the ultimate saltwater barramundi in the estuarine creeks, inlets and numerous river systems.
High quality fishing equipment is available for all passengers to use. We ask that if you lose any fishing gear you replace it. For the keen fisher person there is the possibility of bringing your own fishing gear, if you would prefer this option please contact our office prior to your cruise.
Our policy is catch and release only keeping enough for the dinner table.
From pelagic fishing you will have the opportunity to catch mackerel, giant trevally, queen fish as well as other small game species.
Fish that you are likely to catch in the river systems, creeks and estuaries include mangrove jack, finger mark bream, threadfin salmon and the prized barramundi.
Depending on what cruise you are booked on for, we recommend contacting the office at your earliest convenience to see if this is possible.
Selected cruises include a transfer by light aircraft which limits you to a 10kg limit therefore prior arrangement is compulsory.
If you lose or break our fishing equipment we ask that you replace it. If you have any queries please speak to a crew member.
Yes. All transfers are provided between your accommodation and the Kimberley Quest II. Expeditions departing or arriving in Wyndham include transfers to and from Kununurra to the vessel. Selected cruises include a light aircraft transfer and a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.
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“Wonderful trip and crew.”
Mike & Pam Connelly
“Trip of a lifetime. Had a blast.”
“Wow! Josh you and your crew are wonderful. What an amazing trip, one we will cherish forever. Your passion for the Kimberley makes this trip unique.”
Don & Chris Durant
Jenny Love & Antonia Love
“Will continue to recommend this trip and will be back again.”
Ross & Margaret Carnell
“A truly fantastix trip. Great crew.”
“Great trip – Could not be better. Wonderful crew and marvellous local knowledge. Many thanks.”
Glenda & Shelley Sandars
“Had an amazing trip and seen the best part of Australia. Congratulations to the crew, we will definetly be back.”
Ian & Janice Woodlands
“Fabulous trip, even better than the last time if thats even possible. Thank you to the crew.”
Mike & Merrie Frecker
“A brilliant trip on our 47th Wedding Annniversary. The only way to see this part of our amazing country. Kimberley Quest II = tops!”
Bob & Lorraine Einsiedel
“Your playground, our 1000 fabulous memories. Congratulations on great Australian tourism.”
Trevor & Pauline Nyman
“Fabulous trip. Better than expected. Thank you so much. Great crew. Spectacular scenery. Variety of fun and interesting excursions.”
David Johnson & Jo Cowell
“Would have to rank as the best of adventure cruises! The right size boat, crew, passenger numbers – great trip!”
Brian & Anne Bawcombe
“Top shelf holiday. Great company, excellent food and crew. Bens knowledge is first class. Thank you Ben, Rhys, Sam, Riley, Jess and Ellen for looking after us so well.”
Kevin & Heather Brooks
“Exceeded all our expectations. Great company and crew.”
Colin & Jeanie Spackman