8 DAY ARNHEM LAND COASTAL CRUISE WITH KIMBERLEY EXPEDITIONS
Your 8 day Arnhem Land Coastal cruise awaits!
Walk through the footsteps of time, alongside members of an ancient culture. As you cross the Arafura Sea, step into the timeless wonder and magnificence of one of Australia’s secret treasures, Arnhem Land. Explore the Arnhem Land coastline on this new 2019 Expedition.
Join us as we explore the vast and unspoiled wilderness that is Arnhem Land, rich in Aboriginal culture, offering some of the most unique indigenous cultural experiences, rock art and some of the best fishing in the world. Marvel at the towering rocky escarpments, breathtaking gorges, stunning rivers full of fish of many kinds and majestic waterfalls.
Together we will explore tropical beaches of white sand where the turquoise water reflects the myriad of stars at night. Watch and wonder as encounter all types of wildlife indicative to this ancient land.
A true wilderness area in the northern edge of Australia, Kimberley Expeditions will escort you from Darwin in our luxurious 38M catamaran Reef Prince to explore:
Victoria Settlement on the Coburg Peninsula, where you can see the ruins of a lost city in the top end. Here you are surrounded by the ghosts of past European settlers amidst a wetland sanctuary which supply all manner of predators abundant marine and wildlife. Then sail in our tender Regent up the mangrove fringed Caiman Creek. Multitudes of fish make these waters their home.
Wessell Islands– famous for the Hole in the Wall also known as the Gulgari Rip which is a tiny inlet where you will see ancient rock art depicting sailing vessels and unusual men. This passage also provides refuge for numerous threatened local species. The beaches provides nesting areas for numerous species of marine turtles. The crystal clear waters allows the keen eyed traveller a marvellous view of aquatic life
Galwinku Elcho Island where you will be given the opportunity to take a helicopter ride over the vast Arafura swamplands. This vast area of freshwater swamplands are of massive international significance. The tidally influenced swamps are covered in paperbark and woodlands which are a haven for a large number of birds and threatened species.
The people of the Tiwi Islands known as the island of smiles, welcomes each of you as a part of their community. Spend time learning aspects of Aboriginal culture from the perspective of the first Australians. Many pieces of Tiwi art hang in some of the most prestigious galleries in the world. You can have the opportunity to meet the artists and if you desire purchase your own piece of art. You will learn about traditional culture and bathe in fresh water pools.
The pristine, beautiful and rugged coastlines of the Willigi island will leave you breathless, particularly as you take time to breathe in the magnificent sunsets. View the lush rainforest, towering escarpments and explore the rivers that are teaming with fish.
EX DARWIN TO DARWIN
Reef Prince is a custom-built 38m-expedition vessel. 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.
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.
The dining area can seat all passengers comfortably for meals or presentations. Outside on the upper deck all guests can be seated under shade for alfresco meals and presentations, Reef Prince has three other comfortable outdoor viewing decks. We have available on board the vessel washing facilities to help make your packing lighter, dryer, iron and hairdryers.
Reef Prince carries a compliment of navigational equipment, radios, satellite communications, data facilities and a full DVD entertainment system.
Reef Prince allows for comfort for all guests with a choice of accommodation types to suit all budgets.
Our 2019 Arnhem Land Coast Expedition is very popular so be sure to book early!
2019 bookings now open!
8 DAY ARNHEM LAND COASTAL EXPEDITION FROM $7,195 PP
3rd April 2019 to 10th April 2019
12th April 2019 to 19th April 2019
15th May 2019 to 22nd May 2019
17th June 2019 to 24th June 2019
13th August 2019 to 20th August 2019
15th September 2019 to 22nd September 2019
STATE CLASS – $9,280 PP
(Port Side Cabins 15 & 17) (Starboard 16 & 18)
CLASS 1 – $8,375 PP
(Port Side Cabins 9 & 10) (Starboard 11 & 12)
CLASS 2 – $7,985 PP
(Internal Cabins 1, 3, 5 & 7)
CLASS 3 – $7,595 PP
(Port Side Cabins 2 & 4) (Starboard 6 & 8)
CLASS 4 – $7,195 PP
(Internal Cabins 13 & 14)
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
- Cruise transportation to Central Business District Hotels in Darwin only
- All meals on board
- Boat ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls,
- Facilities, port & handling charges,
- Excursions and tender transfers.
- Govt. Fees & Taxes.
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 in Darwin outside of the CBD and airport
- Optional shore experiences – heli flights and adventure high speed boat rides
- Medical treatment
- Telephone and internet charges.
NOTE: The traditional owners of the Kimberley and Arnhem Land and their representatives are proposing the introduction of a ‘Visitor’s Pass/Permit/Fee’ for all guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley and Arnhem Land coast. If a visitor pass of this nature is introduced prior to the commencement of the cruise/expedition, then in that event the Visitor Pass fee will be added to the cost of the cruise.
Arnhem Land 8 day adventure -are you ready?
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!
SEND US A MESSAGE
1300 874 707
7 Farrell Street, Broome, WA
PO BOX 4006
Mataranka, NT, 0852
*Guests who book directly have access to the depot in Broome to leave cars and vans or to just swim and relax in the pool whilst waiting for your flight.