8 DAY WA COASTAL CRUISE (BROOME TO EXMOUTH) WITH KIMBERLEY EXPEDITIONS

Amazing Broome to Exmouth 8 day cruise

Western Australia’s Coast line offers some of the world’s last great wilderness areas.  It is difficult to access and has fewer people per square kilometer than almost any other place on Earth.

Almost every island on the WA coast is surrounded by a fringing reef, rich in marine life.  Aboard our vessel you will have the chance to explore many untouched parts of our Australian Coast.  Departing Broome this amazing cruise takes in the pristine Rowley Shoals, the beautiful Montebello Islands, Mackerel Islands and Serrurier Island – otherwise know as Long Island.  As well as island hopping guest can enjoy fishing, snorkelling, diving or beach walks.

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OUR VESSEL
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.

YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US…
Our crew are experienced guides and will share with you their knowledge of the region 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 2020 Broome to Exmouth cruise is very popular so be sure to book early!

2020 bookings now open!

8 DAY BROOME TO EXMOUTH

WA COASTAL CRUISE

EXPEDITION $4,995PP

3rd November 2019 to 10th November 2019

08th November to 15th November 2020

Cabin allocation – First in, Best Dressed

Excursions

Most excursions are via our tender vessel “Regent”. Regent is a 10 metre passenger tender that can take the guests ashore or on expedition at the same time. With safe easy access, commentary, comfortable seating, toilet, shade plus a open area for enjoying the waterfalls.  Regent is a fantastic asset to our expedition. We also have two other small vessels for those who would like to enjoy fishing, mud crabbing and exploring.

Disembarking

Disembarking is around 10am in Darwin, we recommend you don’t fly until the following day to avoid missing flights and avoid fatigue. Please ensure we have all your accommodation details prior to departure.

Departure

Transfers to and from the vessel are included. Please ensure you arrange accommodation in  Broome  to have the transfers included. Pick up to depart Broome will be at around 8am on the morning of your departure.

Reservations

If you require more information or wish to make a reservation please either booking online or send a quick inquiry, we also have a free call number for further information 1300 874 707

To confirm your reservation we require a 20% non refundable deposit to secure your booking, a signed booking form and final payment is due 60 days prior to your cruise.

We accept cheques; cash, Master and Visa Card or you can direct debit the deposit into our account. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Reef Prince.

ITINERARY – Broome to Exmouth

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 won’t be disappointed.

Day 1: We Welcome You Aboard MV REEF PRINCE in Broome

Your Expedition begins this morning.  Our coach will collect you from your Hotel around 9am TBC. Your coach will transfer you to your expedition vessel.  Reef Prince will be awaiting your arrival anchored within Broomes – Roebuck Bay.  Our crew will soon begin our overnight steam to the beautiful Rowley Shoals.   Wave goodbye to the pearling town of Broome as we steam towards the setting sun. 

 

Day 2: Arrive at the Rowley Shoals

This morning we arrive at Clerk Reef.  Today you may wish to join a fishing expedition or beach comb the sandy bay within the atoll.  Amazing diving and snorkelling awaits you at the Rowley Shoals

From within the Shelter of the Atoll we watch the sun set over a pristine and virtually untouched coral island. The top deck is definitely the place to be for yet another spectacular sunset whilst enjoying your choice of beverage before savoring a delicious meal.

Day 3: Rowley Shoals

Our crew will fill the day for you with some unforgettable experiences.  This afternoon we begin our overnight steam towards the Monte Bellos.

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Day 4: Arrive Montebellos Islands

Tonight we arrive and anchor within the shelter of 174 beautiful little islands.  The crew’s favourite destination!

The Montebello Islands was the site of three nuclear weapon tests by the British Military: one in 1952, and two in 1956.  A bay on Trimouille Island was the site of Operation Hurricane, the first ever atomic weapon tested by the United Kingdom, on 3 October 1952.  In 1956 there were two further tests, on Alpha and Trimouille Islands respectively. The second of these, codenamed “G2”, included the largest nuclear explosion in Australia, with a yield of 98 kilotons.  Fallout from the Montebello tests is reported to have contaminated areas of mainland Australia as far away as Queensland.  We can explore the, now safe, site of these blasts.

Days 5 & 6: Explore the Montebello Islands.

Two days is just enough time to give us a great taste of the Monties.  From the mangroves to the Ornate crayfish and perfect little sandy bays.

These islands were significant for pearling from the end of the 19th century until recent years when the farms were disassembled.

Be it fishing, snorkeling, diving or just strolling the perfect isolated beaches – the MontIes are our playground for the next two days.   

We’ll be looking forward to tasting today’s fresh catch.  Perhaps after sharing a drink or two under the stars on the upper deck.

Day 7: Cruise the Mackerel Islands with the security of Serrurier Island for the night.  

We depart our playground today to cruise through the Mackerel Islands.  Feel free to drag a lure for a big mackerel as we continue our cruise through the industrial islands of the Pilbara.

 

Day 8: Discover Serrurier Island then cruise to Exmouth

An early mornings beach walk and swim on Serrurier or a fishing expedition for today target species the Estuarine Cod  – the choice is yours.  Serrurier offers some great beach combing and swimming.

 Departing our little island paradise the fishermen will be keen to drag a lure while we head further south.  Good chance of a charging Spanish mackerel for the patient.  Today we to steam down into the Exmouth Gulf.

 This afternoon we disembark in Exmouth.  We will arrange transfers to your hotel

PACKING LIST

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.

*No weight restriction applies for the 11 Day cruises nor do we have baggage limits. 

Toiletries and Medications

We do require you to bring your own private toiletries which include:

  • Personal toiletries/hygiene items (we provide hair-dryers)
  • Prescription medication
  • Vitamins
  • Motion sickness preventative
  • Chapstick
  • Sun protection (sunscreen is provided on-board)
  • Insect repellent (Repellent spray is provided on-board)

We advise guests to pack four to five changes of casual clothing which are comfortable. There is no dress code for dining as a rule, generally “Kimberley casual” attire for evenings is recommended.

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.
  • 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)
  • Sarong
  • Wide-brim hat (available for purchase on-board)
  • Polarised sunglasses

INCLUDED

Included in your cruise fare are:

  • Accommodations as booked on board
  • Cruise transportation. excursions and tender transfers
  • 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.

EXCLUDED

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 including meals and tours in Exmouth
  • Medical treatment
  • Telephone and internet charges.
  • Dive and snorkel equipment.

Are you ready for an amazing, adventure?

ABOUT US

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!

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CONTACT US

FREE CALL:
1300 874 707

EMAIL:
info@kimberleyexpeditions.com.au

ADDRESS:
7 Farrell Street, Broome, WA

POSTAL ADDRESS:
PO BOX 4006
Mataranka, NT, 0852

 

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