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Taste of the Kimberley

Taste of the Kimberley

From AUD $3,990

Description

This 4 day cruise offers a taste of our renowned Quest itineraries and will see you visit some of the breathtaking scenery within the southern Kimberley. This ‘Taste of the Kimberley’ showcases a fully operational Australian South Sea Pearl farm at Cygnet Bay. Cruise through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and visit icons including the incredible Horizontal Waterfalls and Montgomery Reef, Australia’s largest inshore reef. You will have the opportunity to view ancient indigenous rock art and to fish for the elusive barramundi in one of the many tidal creeks or inlets the Kimberley has to offer. Exploring this region aboard the well-appointed Kimberley Quest II, accompanied by our luxury fast boat Quest Express, will leave you with the taste for more!

Trip Name
Taste of the Kimberley
Days
4
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 24 metres Passenger Capacity: 18 Built: 2005 The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in complete comfort and style.This custom-built vessel is fully air-conditioned, equipped with a helipad, spa, large en-suited cabins and offers indoor and outdoor alfresco areas so there will always be plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets. Whilst on board take advantage of the extensive library, including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels, otherwise sit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and learn more about the Kimberley outback.Accommodating just 18 passengers and 6 crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in luxurious and intimate surrounds. You have the choice of 9 cabins from deluxe twin, double, superior and the exclusive flybridge. All cabins feature private ensuites, individual air-conditioning, viewing windows, mini-refrigerators and are serviced daily by your hostess.Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities both on and off land, exploring the spectacular region with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley coastline. During your cruise you are free to do as much or as little as you wish and can be sure that your Kimberley Cruise with us will exceed your expectations!

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1: BROOME - CYGNET BAY
A courtesy vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Broome at approximately 9.00am.Your Quest begins with a transfer to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On arrival, you will be transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy lunch whilst crossing King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago; this is your first taste of the Kimberley. Cool off with a refreshing swim in one of many Kimberley freshwater pools, followed by a scenic tender excursion. This evening you can witness one of the spectacular Kimberley sunsets.
Day 2 - DAY 2: TALBOT BAY, DUGONG BAY & KINGFISHER ISLANDS
This morning will find us exploring Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast; the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take an exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon and wonder at the amazing rock formations of Cyclone Creek. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Later in the day you will have your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, mackerel, tuna and queenfish at the Kingfisher Islands.
Day 3 - DAY 3: MONTGOMERY REEF, STRICKLAND BAY
This morning, we cruise towards the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia's largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Later we explore Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining our guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Before unwinding on the sun deck capturing one last sunset aboard Kimberley Quest II.
Day 4 - DAY 4 : CYGNET BAY - BROOME
Today, after one last breakfast, we disembark Kimberley Quest II. Followed by a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour, offering you a rare glimpse into the life of an operational pearl farm. This experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of what makes this place unique! Here we wave goodbye with a transfer back to Broome. On arrival you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation.
Day 5 - Please Note:
This is only a suggested itinerary. The remote Kimberley region experiences large tidal movements which can affect our itinerary. We may need to vary this from time to time, however, no matter the tides, we always visit the spectacular icons of this region. There will be plenty of land and sightseeing excursions to many untouched places, and opportunities to catch fresh fish for the table. Please note scenic helicopter flights are available on request.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
08-10-202111-10-2021AUD $3,990Double Cabin
08-10-202111-10-2021AUD $4,690Superior Cabin
08-10-202111-10-2021AUD $4,990Flybridge Cabin
11-10-202114-10-2021AUD $3,990Double Cabin
11-10-202114-10-2021AUD $4,690Superior Cabin
11-10-202114-10-2021AUD $4,990Flybridge Cabin
26-10-202129-10-2021AUD $3,990Double Cabin
26-10-202129-10-2021AUD $4,690Superior Cabin
26-10-202129-10-2021AUD $4,990Flybridge Cabin
07-10-202210-10-2022AUD $4,900Superior Cabin
07-10-202210-10-2022AUD $5,500Flybridge Cabin
07-10-202210-10-2022AUD $4,100Double Cabin
10-10-202213-10-2022AUD $4,100Double Cabin
10-10-202213-10-2022AUD $4,900Superior Cabin
10-10-202213-10-2022AUD $5,500Flybridge Cabin
25-10-202228-10-2022AUD $4,100Double Cabin
25-10-202228-10-2022AUD $4,900Superior Cabin
25-10-202228-10-2022AUD $5,500Flybridge Cabin

Inclusions

    • Explore Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls
    • Cruise towards the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia's largest inshore reef
    • Discover Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining your guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon

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