7 Night Sale River & Buccaneer Archipelago Explorer
2016 & 2017
|Departs Broome – min 6 passengers required||$5,190 pp|
|Exclusive charter ex Broome, max 10 people||$45,200|
|Inclusions: Chartered Bus transfer from Broome-Derby; Meals whilst on board King Tide; Skilled fishing guides, quality tackle and bait; Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour; Scenic light aircraft transfer.|
|Not Included: BYO alcohol (we will pick up, load and put on ice for you); Purchase of superb pearls, jewellery and lunch at Cygnet Bay pearl farm.|
This popular Kimberley cruise is an action-packed adventure at a moderate price. Enjoy a great balance of Kimberley coast fishing and exploring. This unique Kimberley tour starts and ends in Broome.
HIGHLIGHTS MAY INCLUDE:
|– King Sound|
|– Cone Bay|
|– Silica Beach|
|– Coppermine Creek|
|– Yampi Sound|
|– Horizontal Waterfalls|
|– Dugong Bay|
|– Montgomery Reef|
|– Raft Point|
|– Ruby Falls|
|– Sale River|
|– Yampi Sound|
|– Outer Islands|
|– Cygnet Bay|
On Day One
Chartered Derby Bus pick-up from your Broome accommodation for your scenic overland drive to Derby jetty. Welcome aboard your new home King Tide, meet the crew & enjoy your favourite drink straight off the ice. Your safety and orientation briefing will be followed by discussion of our plan for your unique adventure as we steam north into King Sound to our first anchorage.
Awaken to a spectacular sunrise, we are surrounded by beautiful Islands, with giant granite boulders resting above the pebbled beaches. At 1.8 billion years, these are some of the oldest rocks in Australia. Gather large Black Lipped Oysters at low tide, a delicious feast our cook will prepare just the way you like them. Follow the tide up a mangrove creek chasing Barramundi and Mudcrabs. Fish our secret lump for big Northern Mulloway as the tide slackens.
Cruise north to Hidden Island where, if tide permits, we will alight on the pure white sands of Silica Beach. Walk up the river bed to find the origin of this unusual creation. Enjoy a swim in the azure waters.
Fish the nearby reefs for big Fingermark and Saddletail Sea Perches. Our anchorage near the creek is a hot spot for close encounters with bigger marine animals after the sun sets.
Yampi Sound fishing
Troll for Spanish Mackerel , Coral Trout and Trevally over the reefs. Drift over some deeper reefs for big Fingermark and Saddletail Sea perches on the turn of the tide.
At high tide visit Crocodile Creek for a lovely swim beneath the waterfall. The small fishes nibbling at your toes are juvenile Mangrove Jacks. Climb up to crystal waters of the spring fed pool above. Many of our adventurers will enjoy the aerial route back down.
Cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery on the coast and then be blown away by an exciting ride in a very fast boat through one of the natural wonders of the world, the Horizontal Waterfalls. The resident Tawny Nurse sharks will be slowly circling our duckboard, hoping for a feed.
Experienced by only a few, this bay is enclosed in steep quartzite cliffs. Waterfalls cascade from their heights. We will fish and explore creeks hidden in the mangroves. Here we find resident crocodiles and Barramundi chasing the bait up with the tide.
Catch the outgoing tide to the famous Montgomery Reef. Watch the water recede and the 400 square km of reef rise out of the water creating many bubbling cascades. See the myriad of reef life including Dugongs, Turtles, and schools of tropical fishes. Jump in for an exciting drift snorkel through coral canyons.
Climb up a bushy track passing huge boabs to an incredible Aboriginal art site featuring some of the most famous Wandjina paintings in the North West. The view from this sacred place is spectacular looking out over Steep Island and Doubtful Bay. We will pay our respects to the Spirits in a traditional way.
Hunt for delicious Mudcrabs on the rising tide in Red Cone Creek. Visit the beautiful Ruby Falls for a swim and climb up to explore the headwaters. Swim in Lilly lined pools draped by fragrant Weeping Paperbarks and Frangipani. Jump off the top into the plunge pool if you dare. (only for the hard core adventurers)
Ride the incoming tide into the steep sandstone gorges of the Sale River in the tenders. This is one of the most beautiful rivers in the Kimberley. Get above the highest rock bar on the top of the tide where the freshwater meets the salt, cast for a Barramundi. Explore a fantastic rainforest with spring fed creek. Swim in the cool fresh water with the local Cherubim.
Yampi Sound exploring
After some more fishing around the Yampi reefs, we will cruise up Silvergull Creek to the Squatters Arms for a BBQ lunch. Phil and Marion have created a hidden oasis of tropical gardens replete with a warm spring fed pool. Float around in the healing waters and celebrate your adventures. Here you will have the opportunity to purchase some unique jewellery.
Today is the big fish day .We will be trolling the blue water offshore from Cafferelli Island for Spanish Mackerel, GTs, Queenfish, and Tuna. At high tide swim and stroll on a scenic double beach. Climb up to the top of the Island for a vista of the Archipelago.
Final Day – Cygnet Bay
Watch a slideshow of your trip highlights as we steam through Escape Passage to Cygnet Bay at the NE of Cape Leveque. After an informative tour of the oldest family owned pearl farm in the Kimberley, it’s your choice for lunch and drinks at their cool new bistro. Purchase an Australian South Sea pearl from our pristine ocean. The original homestead has been transformed into a cafe’ and pearl gallery where you can view an array of Australian pearls harvested fresh from the waters of Cygnet Bay.
Every Unreel Adventure is unique. Your experienced Skipper and Crew will plan each day’s activities to suit the prevailing tides, weather and guests desires. *Tour may operate in reverse to above. Ie – Tour 1 sails from Derby to Cygnet Bay, tour 2 sails in reverse order from Cygnet Bay to Derby etc.