7 DAY ROWLEY SHOALS CRUISE WITH KIMBERLEY EXPEDITIONS
Dive into our 7 Day Rowley Shoals Cruise!
DIVING, SNORKELLING, FISHING!
Our Rowley Shoals cruises take you to the ultimate diving and snorkelling destination. Warm water, incredible visibility and life in all shapes and sizes to wet your appetite. A Rowley Shoals cruise with Kimberley Expeditions is an opportunity to experience a diverse array of snorkelling and diving environments including lagoons, canyons, sheer vertical walls, high speed drifts, caves and night dives.
The Rowley Shoals are a chain of coral atolls on the edge of one of the widest continental shelves in the world. The Rowley Shoals three pear-shaped atolls have shallow lagoons inhabited by corals and abundant marine life. Each atoll covers an area of around 80 to 90 square kilometres. The three shoals are strikingly similar in dimension, shape, orientation and distance apart. The Shoals rise with nearly vertical side from very deep water. Mermaid Reef, the most northerly, rises from about 440 metres, Clerke from 390 metres and Imperieuse from about 230 metres. You can experience the swimming pool like conditions 300km from the nearest land, isolation with no other boats insight and gaze at the uninterrupted night sky filled with an endless glittering stars.
The coral atolls of the Rowley Shoals are famed for their almost untouched coral gardens, giant clams and other shellfish. Giant potato cod and maori wrasse wait to be hand fed and follow divers around, while colourful reef fish show little fear, and trevally, mackerel and tuna hover in schools.
Reef Prince is a 38m custom-built, fully air conditioned,large stable catamaran. The advanced catamaran design ensures very quiet operation, spacious interior with phenomenal stability. Perfect for sneaking into secluded shallow bays she draws only 1.8 meters and is powered by two quiet Mercedes diesel engines.
We cater for all guests with cabin options ranging from deluxe en-suited doubles to well priced twin share single bunk beds. A choice to suit your budget.
WHEN TO TRAVEL WITH US…
Most attractions are at their best during April – November, waterfalls are flowing, gorges are full, flora and fauna are at their abundant best. Ideal conditions apply for walking, exploring and experiencing one of the worlds most remote and tranquil destinations.
YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US…
Our crew are experienced guides and will share with you their knowledge of the Kimberley and guide you safely on all excursions.
Reef Prince’s offers you numerous areas to relax. Under the sun on your choice of open air decks or under cover on the alfresco deck or inside within her lounge, coffee shop, reading rooms, library, movie room, or office. The choice is yours. Her spacious open dining room provides bar facilities and a place to relax and take in the spectacular passing scenery. The lounge area is an excellent place to catch up on some reading while enjoying a fresh cappuccino or make a selection from our choices of teas, chais or hot chocolate.
Reef Prince carries a compliment of the latest navigational equipment, radios, satellite communications, data facilities and a full DVD entertainment system. Full digital and audio visual presentation equipment for corporate functions and a library of informative and fictional books.
Our 2019 Rowley Shoals Cruise is very popular so be sure to book early!
2020 bookings now open!
7 DAY ROWLEY SHOALS CRUISE EXPEDITION FROM $3,875 PP
EX BROOME TO BROOME
26th September to 2nd October 2020
6th October to 12th October 2020
14th October to 20th October 2020
22nd October to 28th October 2020
30th October to 05th November 2020
– All with Ensuites
Cabin Allocation – First in Best Dressed
Your safety is our biggest responsibility.
To ensure the only physical defect you take home is an uncontrollable grin, your captain will provide a detailed briefing on first arrival and set a few simple guidelines in place.
In the unlikely event of an accident or illness we have an emergency evacuation plan for the Rowleys. Please be aware that we will be many hours from a decompression chamber. The Rowleys are not the place for your deepest ever dive. All scuba divers must carry a safety sausage. We carry limited emergency oxygen on board.
7 DAY ROWLEY SHOALS CRUISE
Some of the locations we visit include:
- Rowley Shoals
- Clerke Reef
- The Aquarium
- Parrot’s Edge
- Coral Gardens
- Jimmy Goes to China
- Blue Lagoon
- Clerke Lagoon
- The Superman
- Clerke Wall
- Mermaid Atoll
- Northern Wall
- Cod Hole
After discussion on board with you – our guests, your experienced Cruise Director will consider the best tides and weather conditions to develop your cruise plan and provide for an unforgettable tailored expedition for you and your fellow explorers. The following itinerary is a guide. You certainly wont be disappointed.
When packing for your Kimberley cruise we recommend that all passengers pack lightly. Laundry facilities are available on-board free of charge. You do have room to store suitcases either under your beds or in the cupboards provided in each cabin.
The Kimberley is a semi-tropical region experiencing warm, balmy days with minimal rainfall and cool, starry nights during our cruise season.
We do require you to bring your own private toiletries which include:
- Personal toiletries/hygiene items (we provide hair-dryers)
- Prescription medication
- Motion sickness preventative
- Sun protection (sunscreen is provided on-board)
- Insect repellent (Repellent spray is provided on-board)
- T-shirts/Blouses – Short-sleeved, quick-drying and sun protected
- Long-sleeved Shirts – Quick drying, sun-protected and breathable (Can be purchased on-board)
- Jumper/Jacket- Suitable for cooler nights
- Shorts – Loose, quick-drying and comfortable
- Pants – Long, light-weight and comfortable.
- Sleep wear, undergarments and socks
- Bathing suits for swimmers
- Enclosed walking shoes (sneakers or similar with good ankle support for bush walking) .
- Shoes/Sandals (for on board and scenic excursions)
We also recommend you bring another pair of shoes that you do not mind getting wet as we regularly have wet landings
- Reef shoes or equivalent with good ankle support – a pair of redundant joggers are a cheaper option .
- Sports towel (quick drying and light weight)
- Wide-brim hat (available for purchase on-board)
- Polarised sunglasses
Included in your cruise fare are:
- Accommodations as booked on board
- All meals on board
- Facilities, port & handling charges,
- Excursions and tender transfers.
- Govt. Fees & Taxes.
- Whilst on the vessel all your catering, ice, tanks, weight belts and air fills.
Fares do not include items of a personal nature, including but not limited to:
- Travel and medical insurance
- Emergency evacuation
- Shopping on board
- Bar expenses
- Transfers from Hotels outside of Broome
- Single fare guests who do not wish to share with a same sex passenger.
- Medical treatment
- Telephone and internet charges.
- You will need to bring your own dive & snorkel equipment.
Come on, this 6 day Rowley Shoals cruise is just what you need!
Kimberley Expeditions can offer you a Kimberley expedition cruise of a lifetime!
Join us aboard MV Reef Prince in our air conditioned, catamaran with a choice of en-suited cabins. Our vessel Reef Prince is designed specifically for the Northern Australian and Kimberley coast!