2020 9 Day Kimberley Cruise and Fly

Situated in the far north west of Western Australia, the Kimberley offers a year round tropical climate, breathtaking scenery and an unspoiled coastline. A diverse array of flora and fauna inhabit the land and waters, including the infamous salt water crocodile.

The Kimberley is blessed with a rich pioneering and indigenous history, offering visitors the holiday experience of a lifetime. Deep gorges, awe-inspiring water falls, the ideal climate and clear night skies bursting with stars, makes the Kimberley a land to be discovered.

This itinerary has been adapted for 2020 to work with the changes that have occurred due to COVID-19

Itineraries

Day 1:  Broome

9:00 am you will be picked up from your Broome accommodation and transferred to MV Odyssey. Welcome aboard beginning with a safety briefing, induction along with a light brunch. Begin your cruise northward into the night passing Cape Leveque and across King Sound.

Day 2: Buccaneer Archipelago - Yampi Sound -
Montgomery Reef

Today we cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago over to Crocodile Creek. Once there a short climb will take us to the top of the falls for a freshwater swim. Then its over Montgomery Reef and Turtle Gulley. Here you ill see the reef rise out of the ocean on a falling tide.

Day 3: Deception Bay - Kuri Bay

This morning we take a cruise in "Homer" through high cliffs and sandstone gorges to Butterfly Gorge for a freshwater swim. Then its off to Brecknock Harbour and Kuri Bay home of Paspaley Pearls remote support base in the Kimberley. Continue on to high Bluff for a beach walk. Enjoy another beautiful Kimberley sunset as we anchor overnight at Hanover Bay.

Day 4: Hanover Bay

After breakfast, today we'll take a short walk on Hanover Bay Beach to a Wandjina art site. Then over to Sheep Island to visit the final resting place of Mary Jane Pascoe, and hear the story of the short-lived failed settlement that was once there. A spot of fishing and with a fresh catch it will be time for dinner.

Day 5: Prince Regent River - Kings Cascade - Cathedral Falls

The incoming tide will carry us deep into the Prince Regent River today, prepare to get wet on the bow of Odyssey as we nose into the Kings Cascade. Hike to the top of the falls for a swim in the large freshwater swimming hole. After lunch, we board Homer to view the thundering Cathedral Falls and have a refreshing dunk on the bow of Homer. Fishing in the afternoon and overnight in the Prince Regent River.

Day 6: Sale River

From Glenelg Waters we will cruise across the bay to the beautiful Sale River. Homer will take us upstream for a closer look at the stunning sandstone cliffs as we wind our way through the narrow gorges toward the Sale River Rain Forest. A bit of exploring to be done then a picnic lunch and a swim before heading back to Odyssey.

Day 7: Doubtful Bay - Red Cone Creek

An early morning fish at 3 ways before we head to Red Cone Creek and Ruby Falls. We will take a small climb to the top of the falls for a bit of exploring and a freshwater swim.  This afternoon we will cruise past Steep Island and Raft Point. This evening we will watch the sunset over beautiful Doubtful Bay.

Day 8: Buccaneer Archipelago - Silica Beach

Today we will cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago to Talbot Bay the location of the Horizontal Falls. An exhilarating fast boat ride will take us through the falls. After lunch, we will head over to Silica Beach and take a walk on the powdery white sands as well as dipping your toes in the water. Sunset drinks on the bow of Odyssey tonight.

Day 9: Buccaneer Archipelago - Talbot Bay

We are still within the many Islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago, we can explore Turtle Reef or some great art sites. After an early lunch, your seaplane will take you for a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls and Kimberley Coast on your way back to Broome.

 

Day 1: Buccaneer Archipelago - Talbot Bay

Your seaplane will take you for a scenic flight over the Kimberley coast and Horizontal Falls to Talbot Bay where you will join Odyssey. After lunch we will explore the many Islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago, we can explore Turtle Reef or some great art sites.

 

Day 2: Buccaneer Archipelago - Silica Beach

Today we will begin in Talbot Bay the location of the Horizontal Falls. An exhilarating fast boat ride will take us through the falls. After lunch, we will head over to Silica Beach and take a walk on the powdery white sands as well as dipping your toes in the water. Sunset drinks on the bow of Odyssey tonight.

Day 3: Doubtful Bay - Red Cone Creek

Waking up in Doubtful Bay, this morning we will cruise past Steep Island and Raft Point. We will head to Red Cone Creek and Ruby Falls and take a small climb to the top of the falls for a bit of exploring and a freshwater swim.

Day 4: Sale River

We cruise onwards to the beautiful Sale River. Homer will take us upstream for a closer look at the stunning sandstone cliffs as we wind our way through the narrow gorges toward the Sale River Rain Forest. A bit of exploring to be done then a picnic lunch and a swim before heading back to Odyssey. We will cruise across the bay to Glenelg Waters.

Day 5: Prince Regent River - Kings Cascade - Cathedral Falls

 The incoming tide  will carry us deep into the Prince Regent River today, prepare to get wet on the bow of Odyssey as we nose into the Kings Cascade. Hike to the top of the falls for a swim in the large freshwater swimming hole. After lunch, we board Homer to view the thundering Cathedral Falls and have a refreshing dunk on the bow of Homer. Fishing in the afternoon and overnight in the Prince Regent River.

Day 6: Hanover Bay

After breakfast, today we'll take a short walk on Hanover Bay Beach to a Wandjina art site. Then over to Sheep Island to visit the final resting place of Mary Jane Pascoe, and hear the story of the short-lived failed settlement that was once there. A spot of fishing and with a fresh catch it will be time for dinner. Enjoy another beautiful Kimberley sunset as we anchor overnight at Hanover Bay.

Day 7: Deception Bay - Kuri Bay

This morning we take a cruise in "Homer" through high cliffs and sandstone gorges to Butterfly Gorge for a freshwater swim. Then its off to Brecknock Harbour and Kuri Bay home of Paspaley Pearls remote support base in the Kimberley. Continue on to high Bluff for a beach walk.

Day 8: Buccaneer Archipelago - Yampi Sound -
Montgomery Reef

Today we cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago over to Crocodile Creek. Once there a short climb will take us to the top of the falls for a freshwater swim. Then its over Montgomery Reef and Turtle Gulley. Here you ill see the reef rise out of the ocean on a falling tide.

Day 9: Broome

Sadly your adventure with us is coming to an end. After an overnight steam across King Sound past Cape Leveque we will have Breakfast on board Odyssey, watching the endless stretch of Cable Beach pass by. Arriving at Port of Broome at 9:00am. Your transport will then take you back to your Broome accommodation.

This is a suggested itinerary only. All our cruises are subject to change due to changing tidal movements and unpredictable weather conditions.

Light aircraft transfers are included in the cost of your cruise. For your convenience please pack luggage into soft bags which weigh no more than 12kg per person.