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Solo Savings: Kimberley Small Ship Cruise

Waive the single supplement! Save up to $9,100 on selected 2023 departures!

T​ravelling by yourself? Here's an amazing opportunity to cruise the spectacular Kimberley coast THIS YEAR in small ship luxury —and at an enormous single traveller discount!

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10 nights
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About this holiday

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this amazing cruise at a glance

Explore vast, remote and timeless waters along Australia's coastline. Climb aboard zodiacs to navigate pristine nature reserves and step ashore secluded island.See ancient Indigenous stories of creation on cave walls and as each day draws to a close, watch as the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean.

ONLY TWO DEPARTURES IN 2023 - 2​9 July 2023 and 07 September 2023

C​all now to secure your discounted solo fare on 1300 414 198.


  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • The services of an cruise director and expert 12-member expedition team
  • 10 nights aboard a luxury small ship with daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 29 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • View the incredible natural phenomenon Horizontal Falls
  • Join your expedition team to explore Montgomery Reef by Zodiac
  • Experience the natural wonder of King George Falls aboard a Zodiac
  • See the wild mangrove forests and saltwater crocodiles at Hunter River


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Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
  • international house wine, local beer, spirits and soft drinks are all included
  • Most suites features a private balcony and all include 24 hour room service
  • Board a zodiac to access remote marvels with ease and get closer to local wildlife and spectacular natural wonders
  • An expedition team including naturalists share their knowledge during forays ashore and during on board lectures
  • Enjoy wellness facilities include a gym, spa, steam-room and salon
  • Take a refreshing dip after a day of sightseeing in the on-ship pool

Travel dates


T​he following prices are all based on the lead-in cabins, these prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Call today to enquire on 1300 414 198

Solo Savings all prices are FROM for ONLY TWO Departures in 2023.

ONLY 2 DEPARTURES IN 2023 - 2​9 July 2023 and 07 September 2023

W​AS $22,595 - NOW FROM $13,495 - SAVE $9,100



Day 1 - Arrive Broome and Embark Ship

Welcome to Broome, an ideal stepping stone to your Kimberley luxury cruise.

After your arrival, you will be transferred to your luxury ship. Get to know your expedition team and cruise director at a welcome briefing before dinner.

I​ncluded meals: Dinner

D​ay 2 - Lacepede Islands, Buccaneer Archipelago

The Lacepede Islands are Western Australia’s most important breeding habitat for Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) and have been named by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area. The breeding colony of Brown Boobies is possibly the largest in the world. Up to 20,000 Roseate Terns have also been recorded here. Other birds breeding on the islands include Masked Boobies, Australian Pelicans, Lesser Frigatebirds, Eastern Reef Egrets, Silver Gulls, Crested, Bridled and Lesser Crested Terns, Common Noddies, Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers. Join your expedition team for a guided Zodiac tour to view the prolific wildlife. Later, your ship charts a course into the stunning Buccaneer Archipelago. Made up of more than 800 islands, and filled with stunning scenery and an incredible array of wildlife, the remote region remains relatively untouched.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 3 - Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create the unique Horizontal Falls.

Explore Talbot Bay and Cyclone Creek. Accompanied by your Expedition Team Leader, you’ll weave nimbly past the dramatic folds of rock formations, keeping a look out for local wildlife.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 4 - Raft Point, Montgomery Reef

Depart with your expedition team to discover Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. The reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly down into the surrounding channels. By Zodiac you’ll get up close to see this natural phenomenon for yourself.

Step onto dry land at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. The unique figures depicted in these artworks are ritually repainted each year, but scientific estimates date the originals as far back as 5,000 years. You’ll be joined by a local Indigenous guide when available.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 5 - Careening Bay

Visit Careening Bay, the home of the historic Mermaid Boab Tree, where in 1820 Lieutenant Phillip Parker King used the area’s massive tides to beach his damaged ship, the HMC Mermaid to repair a leak in the ship’s hull. One of King’s crew members carved the ship’s name in a Boab Tree that overlooks the bay, and today you have the chance to see for yourself a living piece of Australian colonial history.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 6 - Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

You are transported to Prince Frederick Harbour today, which is home to towering red cliffs and tangled mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, the harbour is rich in wildlife including mudskippers and saltwater crocodiles. Keen birdwatchers should keep a careful eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles. Stepping out from the sleek comfort of your ship to your trusty Zodiac, it’s hard to believe you’re at Australia’s final frontier, this time to explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a thrilling helicopter flight to see the Mitchell Falls in all its splendour from above (flight at own expense).

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 7 - Swift Bay

Explore this maze of islands, inlets and peninsulas, believed to have been named by explorer Lieutenant Phillip Parker King after novelist Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels. Most significant here are extraordinary examples of Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw), rock art, estimated to have been created between 5,000 and 13,000 years ago. They can be seen in caves close to the water’s edge, mainly painted on rock overhangs.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 8 - Vansittart Bay, Jar Island

This morning join your Expedition Team on an intriguing discovery. Walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash-landed near Vansittart Bay during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery. During your exploration here, you’ll see more examples of Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) paintings, dating back more than 20,000 years.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 9 - Koolama Bay, King George River & Falls

Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, which plunge 80 metres over a soaring sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.

Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Next, it’s onto the King George River. Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river’s gorge system, passing mangrove-fringed coves and sheer red cliffs.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 10 - Day at Sea

Relax and ease into a full day at sea, enjoying the endless horizon. Perhaps take a swim in the onboard pool, pamper yourself in the wellness area, or relax in the Panoramic Lounge with a book from the library.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

D​ay 11 - Disembark Ship, Darwin

Arriving in Darwin today means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship and to be transferred to the airport or extend your time in Darwin.

I​ncluded meals: Breakfast



Flights to arrive NO later than 2:00pm. Ship embarkation commences from 3pm. All passengers must be on-board by 4.30pm for mandatory safety drill. Ship departs at 5.00pm.

All passengers will be required to disembark by 9.00am. APT recommends flights to depart after 11.00am.

A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake some longer, more challenging walks over terrain with uneven and slippery surfaces in hot conditions. Some walks can be physically demanding and shore excursions may require you to disembark tenders onto wet landings. Sturdy and comfortable walking shoes are a must.

**We strongly recommend that pre cruise accommodation is booked**

Passports are a requirement & MUST be taken on board your cruise. (Name as per passport, Number, Expiry Date, Place and Date of Issue) are required and MUST be provided at the time of booking.

LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS 20 Kg luggage limit per person.

TRANSFERS: Arrival/Departure transfers are included ARRIVAL TRANSFER: Passengers purchasing APT pre accommodation will also be provided with a transfer from the airport to the pre hotel. DEPARTURE TRANSFER: A transfer MUST be selected. ALL transfers are supplied by Broome Transit to Airport, Civic Centre or APT listed Hotels.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply

Conditions apply. Book by 31 March 2023, unless sold out priorPrices is subject to change - please ask our travel team for the latest up to date prices.
ALL OFFERS: A limited number of Solo Deal offers are available on select itineraries, cabins and departures.
Offers may be withdrawn at any time, are strictly limited and are available on new bookings only. Offers cannot be combined, unless otherwise specified.
DEPOSITS: A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking.