directions_boatCruise in The Kimberley, Darwin & Broome

Cruise the Kimberley Coast in 2021!

All-inclusive!

This Kimberley adventure offers a powerful way to reset your soul and satisfy your urge to explore without leaving Australia. A precious wilderness region almost twice the size of the United Kingdom, the Kimberley’s raw, rugged beauty is best seen from the deck of a small expedition ship.

FROM
$10,350PP
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DURATION
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11 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • local_activityAll inclusive
  • restaurantAll meals
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
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  • restaurantSelected meals
  • terrainShore excursions
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About this holiday

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Cruise the Kimberley Coast in 2021

Explore the remote Kimberley region in Western Australia in 20201 and experience some of the most expansive and magnificent landscapes on earth. 

Turn your eyes upwards to the jagged, deep red ochre cliffs. Ride the remarkable tidal flows. Discover wildlife belonging to another time. Feel the power of the Kimberley’s cascading waterfalls and surround yourself with the silence of secluded gorges.

Highlights include:

  • Broome - enjoy an included night and welcome dinner at the famous Cable Beach Club in Broome
  • Horizontal Falls - revel in the thrill of riding tidal rapids through the Horizontal Falls in a zodiac
  • King George Falls - cruise up the King George River toward the soaring 80m King George Falls
  • Bradshaw Rock Art - visit Indigenous rock art galleries and learn about ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art
  • Beach - enjoy sunset canapes and drinks on the beach as dusk settles over the Kimberley
  • Montgomery Reef - discover the tidal reef's diverse marine life

Inclusions

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What's Incuded?:

  • 1 night at Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome
  • 11 night cruise in a small expedition ship from Broome to Darwin
  • All meals
  • Expert Expedition Team and Guest Lecturers
  • An authentic, flexible expedition itinerary
  • All daily guided excursions
  • Lectures, workshops and demonstrations onboard
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Selected wines and beer with lunch and dinner service
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Events, and Open Bridge Access
  • 24-hour coffee and teas
  • Use of all onboard facilities, including reference library
  • Access fees including Traditional Owner fees

Not included:

  • Pre- and post-cruise flights, transfers and hotels (if not shown in itinerary)
  • Helicopter Flight over Mitchell Falls
  • Entry visas/travel permits
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases

Tipping NOT required:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On our vessels, our crew has no other agenda than your delight.

Accommodation

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Cruise the Kimberley Coast in 2021 on a small expedition ship

Coral Deck Stateroom:

Coral Deck Staterooms are located below the Promenade Deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles.  A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. 

The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A porthole window gives you views of the world outside. Coral Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres.

Promenade Deck Stateroom:

Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer Deck and are identically furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles.  A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included.  

The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage.  A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside. Promenade Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres.

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom:

Our Explorer Deck staterooms are located below the Bridge Deck and are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles.  A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. 

The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage.  Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom:

The two Bridge Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles.  A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage.  French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two gives you a private perch to watch the panorama unfold outside. 

 These staterooms are located on the bridge deck with superb views and adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres.

Bridge Deck Balcony Suites:

The two Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. They have a spacious super King-sized bed.

The 8 square metre private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two.  A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath and separate shower complete the suite experience. The complimentary minibar is replenished daily. Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are 55.8 square metres.

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

18-29 April 2021

Coral Deck Stateroom:

  • Twin share - from $10,350 per person
  • Sole use - from $15,525

Promenade Deck Stateroom:

  • Twin share - from $12,350 per person
  • Sole use - from $18,525

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom:

  • Twin share - from $15,590 per person
  • Sole use - from $27,285

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom:

  • Twin share - from $16,990 per person
  • Sole use - price available on request

Bridge Deck Balcony Suite:

  • Twin share - from $21,990 per person
  • Sole use - price available on request

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin NOW!

Itinerary

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Expedition Note:

This itinerary is expeditionary in nature. You are travelling to a remote area and alterations to this itinerary may be necessary. Your Captain and Expedition Team will make changes to the daily schedule when necessary to maximise guest experience. Variations may occur due to weather conditions, safety, local community requirements or other operational requirements.

SUNDAY 18TH APRIL - Arrive Broome

Arrive in Broome and transfer to the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your Constellation Journeys team and fellow travellers. Speak to us if you’d like to arrive earlier and spend some additional time in Broome.

MONDAY 19TH APRIL - Board Coral Adventurer

Take a complimentary morning tour to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm before joining the Coral Adventurer.Come together in the bar for the Captain's Welcome cocktail party for drinks before feasting on freshly prepared cuisine over dinner.

TUESDAY 20TH APRIL - Lacepede Islands

A group of four islands known as The Lacepedes are classified a Class A nature reserve and known for their rookery of brown boobies and roseate terns as well as other species of birds. The low lying islands are also an important breeding and nesting habitat for green turtles.

WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL - Horizontal Falls & Buccaneer Archipelago

The Horizontal Falls are created as the ocean thunders through a narrow gorge in the McLarty Ranges. As the tide changes water is forcibly pushed through the bottleneck, creating a rushing horizontal waterfall of swiftly flowing seawater.

In the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago you’ll see evidence of massive geological forces in the ancient rock formations before concluding this remarkable day with sunset drinks at Nares Point.

THURSDAY 22ND APRIL - Raft Point & Ruby Falls

Raft Point guards the entrance to sheltered Doubtful Bay, which harbours significant sites such as the ancient Wandjina rock art galleries.Find wonder and history in the ancient stories contained within the rock art. Later, a visit to Red Cone Creek offers the active an opportunity to climb up to a freshwater swimming hole overlooking Ruby Falls. Other sites we may visit in Doubtful Bay include the mighty Sale River and Steep Island.

FRIDAY 23RD APRIL - Montgomery Reef

Get ready for a thrilling experience at Montgomery Reef as the sea rapidly recedes in a mammoth tide. The reef rises from the ocean in a cascade of rushing water, revealing the flat topped reef and leaving you breathless with wonder and excitement.

Opportunistic birds take advantage of the marine life left exposed in rock pools, while turtles and larger marine life may also be spotted.

SATURDAY 24TH APRIL - Prince Regent River & Kings Cascade

Running on a fault line the spectacular Prince Regent River is accessible only by sea. The area is a haven for native mammals and birds and is our access point for the magnificent King Cascade, a terraced waterfall. Falling from a considerable height and spanning a wide distance, the water tumbles down a staggered terrace of Kimberley sandstone, surrounded by grasses, mosses and ferns. It is an iconic Kimberley sight.

SUNDAY 25TH APRIL - Bigge Island & Careening Bay

Picture a harbour, dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre hued escarpments. This is a truly spectacular location. White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here and, at low tide, expansive mudflats reveal large populations of mud-skippers, mangrove crabs and even a crocodile or two.

MONDAY 26TH APRIL - Hathways's Hideaway & Mitchell Falls

Carved through layers of sandstone Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level.Stand and savour the serenity of this ancient landscape. Visiting Mitchell Falls is only possible by taking the optional helicopter flight (at additional cost). Alternatively, explore the sandstone caves of Hathway’s Hideaway, a maze of weathered tunnels, arches and columns that was once an Aboriginal midden.

TUESDAY 27TH APRIL - Vansittart Bay & Jar Island

Vansittart Bay is home to many cultural and historically significant sites like the remarkable Jar Island Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art galleries, estimated to be around 15,000 years old. Nearby, on the Anjo Peninsula, we explore the well preserved wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 Skytrooper aircraft.

WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL - King George River & Falls

The mighty King George River plunges over an ancient sandstone cliff into tidal waters, forming the remarkable King George Falls – 80m high twin falls. We are here at the height of the Kimberley’s spectacular waterfall season, so get ready for a somewhat wet welcome as your Zodiac cruises under the mist of the falls!

THURSDAY 29TH APRIL - Arrive Darwin

Enjoy breakfast on board before bidding farewell to the extraordinary crew who have become almost like family. Constellation Journeys will provide your transfer to your Darwin hotel (or the airport) or talk to us about staying longer in the Top End.

Questions

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Travel Insurance is NOT included. For your protection you are required to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy and provide a copy to us.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS:

This tour involves a moderate level of activity. You will need to be able to walk reasonable distances unassisted, negotiate uneven surfaces (uneven surfaces, and wet landings), climb stairs, embark and disembark zodiacs, coaches and other modes of transport with or without handrails. You will also be responsible for your own hand luggage.

To ensure the enjoyment of the tour for all guests, we do ask that you assess your level of mobility and consult with your doctor in relation to any significant mobility or health issues. It is important to note that if on tour our Journey Leader, assesses that your mobility level and/or general health does not meet a required level, in your own interest and those of your fellow guests, our Journey Leader may need to discontinue your participation in the remainder of the tour. As a condition of travel you may be required to complete a medical screening with your GP 7 days prior to embarkation and may be required to undertake a Covid-19 test prior to embarkation.

PAYMENT:

  • A deposit of 10% is due at time of booking
  • A second deposit of 15% is due no later than Friday 12 February 2021
  • The balance is due no later than Friday 16 April 2021
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.