a zodiac skiff takes adventure travelers through a turquoise horizontal waterfall with cliffs on either side on the Kimberley Cruising to the Australian Outback trip
Aerial view of Tranquil Bay, Australia, with white-sand spit, turquoise water, red-rock cliffs, waterfalls & lush greenery.
Silver Xplorer tender boat pulls up in front of cascading waterfalls under a blue sky in Australia's Kimberley Region.
a guide points to indigenous cave art on a tour during the Kimberley - Cruising to the Australian Outback small ship cruise trip
Zodiac of people pulls up to rocky red islet with teal-colored water & bright green plants in Australia's Kimberley region.
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The Kimberley Cruise

This 11- or 13-day exploration voyage to the Kimberley has so many highlights that you’ll be an expert in the Australian Last Frontier by the end. The expedition cruise begins from either Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory, or Broome, which is famous for its beauty and cultured pearls. Both are unique frontier centers and are the gateways to the magnificent Kimberley wilderness. 

Receive the best service while experiencing the wonderful remote access only a small cruise ship can permit. Choose from expeditions aboard the 72-guest Coral Discoverer, 120-guest Coral Adventurer or 120-guest Coral Geographer. Experienced, highly informative expedition leaders and guest lecturers will supervise the itinerary, maximizing the experiences offered on each shore excursion. Be awed by the power and vastness of this land steeped in ancient indigenous culture; experience it firsthand by traveling ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. 

On the 11-day itinerary, a specially designed excursion vessel enables exploration of the King George and Mitchell Falls, Prince Regent River and King Cascades. For the more adventurous, optional (added-cost) helicopter flights to the Mitchell Falls are also available. On the alternative 13-day itinerary, make unique visits to the Rowley Shoals Marine Park, plus Ashmore and Scott Reefs, for incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities.

The abundance of bird life and native wildlife, including the salt-water crocodile, make every moment of the expedition unique. With hundreds of islands in the Buccaneer Archipelago, the tidal phenomena at Montgomery Reef and the extraordinary horizontal waterfalls near Talbot Bay, the Kimberley has it all!

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Australian cruises and Australian trips.



Itinerary

The Kimberley: Westbound Itinerary

The 11-day westbound Kimberley cruise travels from Darwin to Broome, along Western Australia’s territory.

Route map of The Kimberley cruise, operating between Darwin and Broome, Australia, with visits to Lacepede Islands, Horizontal Falls, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point, Montgomery Reef, Prince Regent River, Careening Bay, Prince Frederick Harbor, Bigge Island, Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan, Swift Bay, Vansittart Bay & King George River & Falls.
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Day 1
Embark Darwin, Australia

Board at 8:00am and take time to settle into your cabin before a 9:00am departure. Spend a luxuriant sea day at leisure as the ship cruises across Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and into Western Australian waters. Become acquainted with all the facilities on board and join the expedition team for an insightful introduction to the Kimberley. As dusk falls, meet fellow travelers, the captain and crew for the captain’s welcome drinks.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer, Coral Geographer

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Days 2 - 10
Exploration of The Kimberley

No two Kimberley cruises are the same. Each expedition is crafted by experienced captains and expedition leaders around weather, tidal and community requirements. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

King George River & Falls (Oomari Falls)

Fed by the King George River draining across the Gardner Plateau, over-260-foot-tall Oomari – King George Falls are the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Cruise through steep-sided gorges carved many millions of years ago to reach the base of the falls. In waterfall season, cruise under the mist of the falls by Zodiac, while in later months view the honeycomb erosion patterns of sandstone cliffs up close. The Falls is named Oomari by the Balangarra people.

Vansittart Bay

Vansittart Bay is home to many cultural and historically significant sites like the remarkable Ngula – Jar Island Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art galleries estimated to be up to 20,000 years old. Ngula is the Wunambal Gaambera name for Jar Island. Nearby on the Anjo Peninsula, explore the well-preserved wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 Skytrooper aircraft.

Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan & Swift Bay

Carved through layers of sandstone, Punamii-Uunpuu – Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level. An optional helicopter flight (added cost) will provide a breathtaking view. At the top of the falls, sandstone terraces form a lookout from which to savor the serenity of this ancient landscape. Swift Bay reveals fine Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries.

Prince Frederick Harbor

Prince Frederick Harbor is one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular locations. The harbor is dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre-hued escarpments. 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 and mangrove crabs. Cruise up Porosus Creek to spot wildlife and later explore rock art sites at Lumbarrni Island.

Prince Regent River & Careening Bay

Running on a fault line, this straight river is a haven for native species. Here, visit the beautiful King Cascade, a terraced waterfall. Falling from a considerable height and around 165 feet across, water tumbles down a staggered terrace of Kimberley sandstone, surrounded by grasses, mosses and ferns. See the National Heritage Listed Mermaid Tree at Careening Bay. It still bears the name carved by the carpenter of Phillip Parker King’s ship HMC Mermaid when the ship was repaired here in 1820.

Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 115 square miles. Twice daily, as the sea recedes in mammoth tides, Montgomery Reef rises from the ocean in a cascade of rushing water, revealing a flat-topped reef. Opportunistic birds take advantage of the marine life left exposed in rock pools, while turtles and larger marine life may also be spotted. Get up close to witness the spectacle, as the expedition team share their knowledge on the reef and surrounding wildlife.

Doubtful Bay

Ngumbirri – Raft Point guards the entrance to sheltered Doubtful Bay, which harbors significant sites such as the ancient Wandjina rock art galleries. Doubtful Bay is the traditional country of the Worrora people who follow the Wandjina. Their stories, knowledge and culture have been recorded in stone for millennia. Visit Red Cone Creek, which flows gently downstream until it meets Ruby Falls (subject to tides). Climb up rock formations like building blocks, to reach the freshwater swimming hole. If time permits, also do an Xplorer tender vessel cruise up the mighty Sale River.

Talbot Bay & Horizontal Falls

Due to the mammoth tides the Kimberley is renowned for, 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. Experience a heart-pumping ride through the rapids aboard a Zodiac.

Buccaneer Archipelago

The stunning Buccaneer Archipelago is made of over more than 1,000 tiny islands with small secluded bays and picturesque sandy beaches. Cruise through Whirlpool Passage and the past the scenic Iron Islands, see the turquoise waters and white sands of Silica Beach, and enjoy sunset drinks at Nares Point.

The Lacepedes

Subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands. The low islands are a nature reserve and Important Bird Area, supporting up to 18,000 breeding pairs of brown boobies and roseate terns, as well as a significant breeding area for the green sea turtle. Explore the island’s lagoon by Zodiac and Xplorer tender vessel, to spot many species of birds and marine wildlife.

As the incredible Kimberley adventure draws to a close, on the last evening aboard, enjoy the captain’s farewell drinks amongst new-found friends.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer, Coral Geographer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Disembark Broome, Australia

This unforgettable cruise along the Kimberley coast concludes in Broome this morning after an early breakfast. Disembark at 8:00am and take an included transfer to Broome’s central business district or the airport.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations as booked; cruise transportation; all meals onboard; 24-hour coffee and tea; showcase wines and selected beers with lunch and dinner service; excursions and sightseeing, daily lectures and briefings, use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels; use of all onboard facilities, including comprehensive range of library and video resources; access fees including Traditional Owner fees (The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region).

Exclusions

Items of a personal nature, including but not limited to travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone and internet charges. A helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls may be available for purchase while onboard the vessel; the price to join this optional flight is approximately $630(AUD) per person in 2022 and estimated at $645(AUD) per person in 2023 (subject to change & 2024 TBA) with a 12-guest minimum, otherwise the fee will change.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The westbound Kimberley cruise begins in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (DRW), and ends in Broome, Western Australia, Australia (BME). Plan flights to arrive to Darwin in time for an 8:00am boarding and 9:00am departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Broome following the 8:00am disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include scenic helicopter flights (added cost), land treks, swimming, snorkeling, wildlife observation, beachcombing, cultural visits and Xplorer tender vessel tours.

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Promenade Deck B category (Coral Discoverer) or the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories (Coral Adventurer & Geographer). Bookings made via the sole use rate are confirmed, with the option to request a cabin share; share requests made without a solo use rate booking are not guaranteed unless a match is found, accepted by both travelers and confirmed by the reservations team.

If you would like to share accommodation with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to take your details and try to connect you with a suitable match. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate if a match is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Seasons

This itinerary operates with distinct seasons. Waterfall Season, March to May, comes at the end of the wet season with opportunities to experience rushing waterfalls and creeks, abundant wildlife and lush greenery. Peak Season, May to July, is the most popular time to see the Kimberley due to optimum weather (cooler temperatures and no rain), abundant wildlife and a vibrant landscape. Whale Season, July to October, is when humpback whales migrate to Kimberley waters and may be spotted; weather is hot and dry, with beautiful sunsets.

The Kimberley: Eastbound Itinerary

The 11-day eastbound Kimberley cruise travels from Broome to Darwin, along Western Australia’s territory.

Route map of The Kimberley cruise, operating between Darwin and Broome, Australia, with visits to Lacepede Islands, Horizontal Falls, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point, Montgomery Reef, Prince Regent River, Careening Bay, Prince Frederick Harbor, Bigge Island, Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan, Swift Bay, Vansittart Bay & King George River & Falls.
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Day 1
Embark Broome, Australia

Board at 4:00pm and take time to settle into your cabin before a 5:00pm departure. Become acquainted with all the facilities on board as the ship cruises northwards towards Cape Leveque. As dusk falls, meet fellow travelers, the captain and crew for the captain’s welcome drinks.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer, Coral Geographer

Meals

dinner

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Days 2 - 10
Exploration of The Kimberley

No two Kimberley cruises are the same. Each expedition is crafted by experienced captains and expedition leaders around weather, tidal and community requirements. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

The Lacepedes

Subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands. The low islands are a nature reserve and Important Bird Area, supporting up to 18,000 breeding pairs of brown boobies and roseate terns, as well as a significant breeding area for the green sea turtle. Explore the island’s lagoon by Zodiac and Xplorer tender vessel, to spot many species of birds and marine wildlife.

Buccaneer Archipelago

The stunning Buccaneer Archipelago is made of over more than 1,000 tiny islands with small secluded bays and picturesque sandy beaches. Cruise through Whirlpool Passage and the past the scenic Iron Islands, see the turquoise waters and white sands of Silica Beach, and enjoy sunset drinks at Nares Point.

Talbot Bay & Horizontal Falls

Due to the mammoth tides the Kimberley is renowned for, 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. Experience a heart-pumping ride through the rapids aboard a Zodiac.

Doubtful Bay

Ngumbirri – Raft Point guards the entrance to sheltered Doubtful Bay, which harbors significant sites such as the ancient Wandjina rock art galleries. Doubtful Bay is the traditional country of the Worrora people who follow the Wandjina. Their stories, knowledge and culture have been recorded in stone for millennia. Visit Red Cone Creek, which flows gently downstream until it meets Ruby Falls (subject to tides). Climb up rock formations like building blocks, to reach the freshwater swimming hole. If time permits, also do an Xplorer tender vessel cruise up the mighty Sale River.

Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 115 square miles. Twice daily, as the sea recedes in mammoth tides, Montgomery Reef rises from the ocean in a cascade of rushing water, revealing a flat-topped reef. Opportunistic birds take advantage of the marine life left exposed in rock pools, while turtles and larger marine life may also be spotted. Get up close to witness the spectacle, as the expedition team share their knowledge on the reef and surrounding wildlife.

Prince Regent River & Careening Bay

Running on a fault line, this straight river is a haven for native species. Here, visit the beautiful King Cascade, a terraced waterfall. Falling from a considerable height and around 165 feet across, water tumbles down a staggered terrace of Kimberley sandstone, surrounded by grasses, mosses and ferns. See the National Heritage Listed Mermaid Tree at Careening Bay. It still bears the name carved by the carpenter of Phillip Parker King’s ship HMC Mermaid when the ship was repaired here in 1820.

Prince Frederick Harbor

Prince Frederick Harbor is one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular locations. The harbor is dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre-hued escarpments. 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 and mangrove crabs. Cruise up Porosus Creek to spot wildlife and later explore rock art sites at Lumbarrni Island.

Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan & Swift Bay

Carved through layers of sandstone, Punamii-Uunpuu – Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level. An optional helicopter flight (added cost) will provide a breathtaking view. At the top of the falls, sandstone terraces form a lookout from which to savor the serenity of this ancient landscape. Swift Bay reveals fine Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries.

Vansittart Bay

Vansittart Bay is home to many cultural and historically significant sites like the remarkable Ngula – Jar Island Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art galleries estimated to be up to 20,000 years old. Ngula is the Wunambal Gaambera name for Jar Island. Nearby on the Anjo Peninsula, explore the well-preserved wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 Skytrooper aircraft.

King George River & Falls (Oomari Falls)

Fed by the King George River draining across the Gardner Plateau, over-260-foot-tall Oomari – King George Falls are the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Cruise through steep-sided gorges carved many millions of years ago to reach the base of the falls. In waterfall season, cruise under the mist of the falls by Zodiac, while in later months view the honeycomb erosion patterns of sandstone cliffs up close. The Falls is named Oomari by the Balangarra people.

As the incredible Kimberley adventure draws to a close, on the last evening aboard, enjoy the captain’s farewell drinks amongst new-found friends.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer, Coral Geographer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Disembark Darwin, Australia

This unforgettable cruise along the Kimberley coast concludes in Darwin this morning after an early breakfast. Disembark at 8:30am and take an included transfer to Darwin’s central business district hotels or the airport.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations as booked; cruise transportation; all meals onboard; 24-hour coffee and tea; showcase wines and selected beers with lunch and dinner service; excursions and sightseeing, daily lectures and briefings, use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels; use of all onboard facilities, including comprehensive range of library and video resources; access fees including Traditional Owner fees (The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region).

Exclusions

Items of a personal nature, including but not limited to travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone and internet charges. A helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls may be available for purchase while onboard the vessel; the price to join this optional flight is approximately $630(AUD) per person in 2022 and estimated at $645(AUD) per person in 2023 (subject to change & 2024 TBA) with a 12-guest minimum, otherwise the fee will change.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The eastbound Kimberley cruise begins in Broome, Western Australia, Australia (BME) and ends in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (DRW). Plan flights to arrive to Broome in time for a 4:00pm boarding and 5:00pm departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Darwin following the 8:30am disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include scenic helicopter flights (added cost), land treks, swimming, snorkeling, wildlife observation, beachcombing, cultural visits and Xplorer tender vessel tours.

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Promenade Deck B category (Coral Discoverer) or the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories (Coral Adventurer & Geographer). Bookings made via the sole use rate are confirmed, with the option to request a cabin share; share requests made without a solo use rate booking are not guaranteed unless a match is found, accepted by both travelers and confirmed by the reservations team.

If you would like to share accommodation with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to take your details and try to connect you with a suitable match. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate if a match is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Seasons

This itinerary operates with distinct seasons. Waterfall Season, March to May, comes at the end of the wet season with opportunities to experience rushing waterfalls and creeks, abundant wildlife and lush greenery. Peak Season, May to July, is the most popular time to see the Kimberley due to optimum weather (cooler temperatures and no rain), abundant wildlife and a vibrant landscape. Whale Season, July to October, is when humpback whales migrate to Kimberley waters and may be spotted; weather is hot and dry, with beautiful sunsets.

Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals: Westbound Itinerary

The 13-day westbound Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruise travels from Darwin to Broome, along Western Australia’s territory, with special visits to Rowley Shoals Marine Park and remote snorkeling and diving at Ashmore Reef and Scott Reef.

Route map of Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruise, operating between Darwin and Broome, Australia, with visits to King George River, Scott Reef, Adele Island, Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Horizontal Falls & the Lacepede Islands.
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Day 1
Embark Darwin, Australia

Board at 8:00am and take time to settle into your cabin before a 9:00am departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities on board and join the expedition team in the lounge for an insightful introduction to the Kimberley. As dusk falls, meet fellow travelers, the captain and crew for the captain’s welcome drinks as the ship crosses the Bonaparte Gulf.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer, Coral Geographer

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Days 2 - 12
Exploration of The Kimberley, Ashmore Reef & Rowley Shoals

No two Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruises are the same. Each expedition is crafted by experienced captains and expedition leaders around weather, tidal and community requirements. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

King George River

Cruise down the scenic King George River, through steep-sided gorges carved by a flooded river system that carved a swathe through the Kimberley landscape 400 million years ago. Take the opportunity to get up close and view the honeycomb erosion patterns of the over-260-foot-tall sandstone cliffs.

Swift Bay

This T-shaped bay is composed of heavily fractured sandstone providing an abundance of rock shelters. On the walls of these shelters are examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion-style rock art. Spend time observing these ancient rock art sites with expert interpretation by the expedition team.

Ashmore Reef

Spend 2 days exploring Ashmore Reef, a very special stop on the voyage. The rich marine environment is revealed with snorkeling and diving expeditions to discover vibrant populations of sea snakes, turtles and complex coral reefs. Cruise the lagoons by tender to spot the colonies of seabirds.

Scott Reef

Located roughly 185 miles off the coast of the Kimberley, Scott Reef has been treacherous to shipping. Visit the wreck of the Yarra where an iron barque was driven onto the reef in 1884, as well as go on a snorkeling or diving expedition to discover the breathtaking outer walls of the reef.

Adele Island

Roughly 93 miles off Cape Leveque, Adele Island is a Class A reserve and Important Bird Area due to innumerable birds that breed here. The turquoise waters surrounding the island are also home to fish, sharks, turtles and stingrays.

Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef covers over 115 square miles. As the sea recedes in mammoth tides, the reef rises from the ocean in a cascade of rushing water. Opportunistic birds take advantage of the marine life left exposed in rock pools, while turtles and larger marine life may also be spotted. Witness the spectacle up close, as the expedition team share their knowledge on the reef and surrounding wildlife.

Doubtful Bay

Raft Point guards the entrance to sheltered Doubtful Bay, which harbors significant sites such as the ancient Wandjina rock art galleries. Visit Red Cone Creek and beautiful Ruby Falls and climb up the rock formations to reach the freshwater swimming hole. Possibly also visit Steep Island.

Horizontal Falls

Due to the mammoth tides for which the Kimberley is renowned, the Horizontal Falls are created as the ocean thunders through a narrow gorge in the McLarty Ranges. Experience a heart-pumping ride through the rapids aboard a Zodiac.

The Lacepede Islands

Subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands. The low islands are a nature reserve and Important Bird Area, supporting up to 18,000 breeding pairs of brown boobies and roseate terns, as well as a significant breeding area for the green sea turtle. Explore the island’s lagoon by Zodiac and Xplorer tender vessel to spot many species of birds and marine wildlife.

Rowley Shoals

At the edge of the continental shelf, 170 nautical miles offshore, lie the Rowley Shoalsa chain of three coral atolls including Clerke, Mermaid and Imperieuse Reefs. The shoals offer some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in the world. Their shallow lagoons are inhabited by myriad coral species and marine life, including giant potato cod, Maori wrasse, at least 233 species of coral and 688 species of fish. Water clarity here is unparalleled, making for superb underwater photography opportunities. Conditions permitting, spend 1-2 days here for snorkeling and diving opportunities. Guided by the onboard marine biologist, snorkel away the day in the coral gardens of the Aquarium at Clerke Reef, try a drift snorkel in the channel, or beach comb on Bedwell Island.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer, Coral Geographer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 13
Disembark Broome, Australia

This unforgettable cruise along the Kimberley coast concludes in Broome this morning after an early breakfast. Disembark at 8:00am and take an included transfer to a Broome central business district hotel or the airport.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations and meals on board; 24-hour coffee/tea station; showcase wines and beer, as well as soft drinks, with lunch and dinner service; daily excursions and sightseeing; use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels; snorkeling and kayaking equipment and instruction; use of all onboard facilities, including a reference library; access fees including Traditional Owner fees (The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region).

Exclusions

Pre- and post-flights; personal items such as telephone, internet charges, laundry, bar charges, medical and travel insurance; scuba diving (AUD80-110 per person, per dive in 2022 & 2023, contact your Adventure Specialist for details).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The westbound Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruise begins in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (DRW), and ends in Broome, Western Australia, Australia (BME). Plan flights to arrive to Darwin in time for a 8:00am boarding and 9:00am departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Broome following the 8:00am disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include land treks, swimming, snorkeling, wildlife observation, beachcombing, cultural visits and Xplorer tender vessel tours. Scuba diving is offered at an additional cost (see Exclusions).

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories. Bookings made via the sole use rate are confirmed, with the option to request a cabin share; share requests made without a solo use rate booking are not guaranteed unless a match is found, accepted by both travelers and confirmed by the reservations team.

If you would like to share accommodation with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to take your details and try to connect you with a suitable match. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate if a match is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Seasons

This itinerary operates with distinct seasons. Waterfall Season, March to May, comes at the end of the wet season with opportunities to experience rushing waterfalls and creeks, abundant wildlife and lush greenery. Peak Season, May to July, is the most popular time to see the Kimberley due to optimum weather (cooler temperatures and no rain), abundant wildlife and a vibrant landscape. Whale Season, July to October, is when humpback whales migrate to Kimberley waters and may be spotted; weather is hot and dry, with beautiful sunsets.

Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals: Eastbound Itinerary

The 13-day eastbound Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruise travels from Broome to Darwin, along Western Australia’s territory, with special visits to Rowley Shoals Marine Park and remote snorkeling and diving at Ashmore Reef and Scott Reef.

Route map of Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruise, operating between Darwin and Broome, Australia, with visits to King George River, Scott Reef, Adele Island, Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Horizontal Falls & the Lacepede Islands.
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Day 1
Embark Broome, Australia

Board at 4:00pm and take time to settle into your cabin before a 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities on board and join the expedition team in the lounge for an insightful introduction to the Kimberley. As dusk falls, meet fellow travelers, the captain and crew for the captain’s welcome drinks.

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Coral Adventurer, Coral Geographer

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Days 2 - 12
Exploration of The Kimberley, Ashmore Reef & Rowley Shoals

No two Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruises are the same. Each expedition is crafted by experienced captains and expedition leaders around weather, tidal and community requirements. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

Rowley Shoals

At the edge of the continental shelf, 170 nautical miles offshore, lie the Rowley Shoalsa chain of three coral atolls including Clerke, Mermaid and Imperieuse Reefs. The shoals offer some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in the world. Their shallow lagoons are inhabited by myriad coral species and marine life, including giant potato cod, Maori wrasse, at least 233 species of coral and 688 species of fish. Water clarity here is unparalleled, making for superb underwater photography opportunities. Conditions permitting, spend 1-2 days here for snorkeling and diving opportunities. Guided by the onboard marine biologist, snorkel away the day in the coral gardens of the Aquarium at Clerke Reef, try a drift snorkel in the channel, or beach comb on Bedwell Island.

The Lacepede Islands

Subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands. The low islands are a nature reserve and Important Bird Area, supporting up to 18,000 breeding pairs of brown boobies and roseate terns, as well as a significant breeding area for the green sea turtle. Explore the island’s lagoon by Zodiac and Xplorer tender vessel to spot many species of birds and marine wildlife.

Horizontal Falls

Due to the mammoth tides for which the Kimberley is renowned, the Horizontal Falls are created as the ocean thunders through a narrow gorge in the McLarty Ranges. Experience a heart-pumping ride through the rapids aboard a Zodiac.

Doubtful Bay

Raft Point guards the entrance to sheltered Doubtful Bay, which harbors significant sites such as the ancient Wandjina rock art galleries. Visit Red Cone Creek and beautiful Ruby Falls and climb up the rock formations to reach the freshwater swimming hole. Possibly also visit Steep Island.

Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef covers over 115 square miles. As the sea recedes in mammoth tides, the reef rises from the ocean in a cascade of rushing water. Opportunistic birds take advantage of the marine life left exposed in rock pools, while turtles and larger marine life may also be spotted. Witness the spectacle up close, as the expedition team share their knowledge on the reef and surrounding wildlife.

Adele Island

Roughly 93 miles off Cape Leveque, Adele Island is a Class A reserve and Important Bird Area due to innumerable birds that breed here. The turquoise waters surrounding the island are also home to fish, sharks, turtles and stingrays.

Scott Reef

Located roughly 185 miles off the coast of the Kimberley, Scott Reef has been treacherous to shipping. Visit the wreck of the Yarra where an iron barque was driven onto the reef in 1884, as well as go on a snorkeling or diving expedition to discover the breathtaking outer walls of the reef.

Ashmore Reef

Spend 2 days exploring Ashmore Reef, a very special stop on the voyage. The rich marine environment is revealed with snorkeling and diving expeditions to discover vibrant populations of sea snakes, turtles and complex coral reefs. Cruise the lagoons by tender to spot the colonies of seabirds.

Swift Bay

This T-shaped bay is composed of heavily fractured sandstone providing an abundance of rock shelters. On the walls of these shelters are examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion-style rock art. Spend time observing these ancient rock art sites with expert interpretation by the expedition team.

King George River

Cruise down the scenic King George River, through steep-sided gorges carved by a flooded river system that carved a swathe through the Kimberley landscape 400 million years ago. Take the opportunity to get up close and view the honeycomb erosion patterns of the over-260-foot-tall sandstone cliffs.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer, Coral Geographer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 13
Disembark Darwin, Australia

This unforgettable cruise along the Kimberley coast concludes in Darwin this morning after an early breakfast. Disembark at 8:30am and take an included transfer to a Darwin central business district hotel or the airport.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations and meals on board; 24-hour coffee/tea station; showcase wines and beer, as well as soft drinks, with lunch and dinner service; daily excursions and sightseeing; use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels; snorkeling and kayaking equipment and instruction; use of all onboard facilities, including a reference library; access fees including Traditional Owner fees (The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region).

Exclusions

Pre- and post-flights; personal items such as telephone, internet charges, laundry, bar charges, medical and travel insurance; scuba diving (AUD80-110 per person, per dive in 2022 & 2023, contact your Adventure Specialist for details).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The eastbound Kimberley Icons, Ashmore & The Rowley Shoals cruise begins in Broome, Western Australia, Australia (BME), and ends in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (DRW). Plan flights to arrive to Darwin in time for a 4:00pm boarding and 5:00pm departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Darwin following the 8:00am disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include land treks, swimming, snorkeling, wildlife observation, beachcombing, cultural visits and Xplorer tender vessel tours. Scuba diving is offered at an additional cost. (see Exclusions)

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories. Bookings made via the sole use rate are confirmed, with the option to request a cabin share; share requests made without a solo use rate booking are not guaranteed unless a match is found, accepted by both travelers and confirmed by the reservations team.

If you would like to share accommodation with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to take your details and try to connect you with a suitable match. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate if a match is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Seasons

This itinerary operates with distinct seasons. Waterfall Season, March to May, comes at the end of the wet season with opportunities to experience rushing waterfalls and creeks, abundant wildlife and lush greenery. Peak Season, May to July, is the most popular time to see the Kimberley due to optimum weather (cooler temperatures and no rain), abundant wildlife and a vibrant landscape. Whale Season, July to October, is when humpback whales migrate to Kimberley waters and may be spotted; weather is hot and dry, with beautiful sunsets.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Listed prices for this trip are based on foreign currency exchange rates and may vary. USD pricing will be calculated at the time of final payment based on the market conversion rate plus a 1% banking conversion fee of total invoiced amount. Please contact AdventureSmith for current pricing.

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May 09 - May 19, 2023
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May 15 - May 25, 2023
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May 19 - May 29, 2023
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May 26 - Jun 05, 2023
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The 120-guest Coral Adventurer travels from Darwin, Australia, to remote Indonesian archipelagos exploring the natural wonders of Raja Ampat, traditional cultures of West Papua and vast history of the Spice Islands. An alternative itinerary adds time to travel farther north, to Micronesia.

From $7975USD
Mar Apr Aug Sep
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13 - 21 Day Cruise
National Geographic Indonesia Cruises

On these 13- or 21-day Indonesia cruises aboard 102-guest National Geographic Orion, discover a region lost to time and enveloped in lore. Visit remote archipelagos, uninhabited islands and local villages. Explore by Zodiac, kayak and paddleboard, plus snorkeling and diving.

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Sep Oct Nov Dec
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The most comprehensive Great Barrier Reef itinerary available, this Australia small ship cruise will reveal the underwater world of numerous exclusive reef sites with opportunities to become a relaxed beachcomber or an inquisitive adventurer on an 8-day island-hopping voyage of discovery aboard 72-guest Coral Discoverer.

From $3325USD
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Coastal Wilds of Tasmania Cruise

This 11- or 17-day Tasmania expedition cruise is a rare adventure into the wilderness, showcasing the rugged coastal beauty and World Heritage Listed National Parks of Australia’s island state, in the intimate comfort of the 72-guest Coral Discoverer.

From $5020USD
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Frontier Lands of New Guinea

Travel from Australia aboard the 120-guest Coral Adventurer to explore or circumnavigate the rarely visited Papua New Guinea. Choose from 13 days to a comprehensive 36-day route that explores the entire coastline of Papua New Guinea, plus Raja Ampat and the history-rich Spice Islands.

From $6745USD
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