True North

OTHER INFORMATION & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Helicopter Flights

True North sails complete with an onboard Helicopter, which adds a new dimension to this ultimate holiday experience. Flights can only be booked on board. Flights are not included in the cruise cost, unless otherwise stated.

Dress

Generally ‘smart-casual’ however during the day casual t-shirts & shorts are recommended for activities & fishing.

Laundry

The True North stewardesses will happily attend to your laundry needs. A nominal charge is applicable.

Housekeeping

Cabins are serviced daily. We supply all bath and hand towels. Personal valet services are also available.

Alcohol

BYO drinks are not permitted onboard as the True North has its own licensed bar. However passengers may be permitted to BYO drinks in instances where the desired drink is not available from the ship’s bar, ONLY with prior written approval. Corkage will be applied to all BYO drinks.

Species of fish commonly caught

Only the highest quality in eating fish – mangrove jack, coral trout, fingermark bream, monster golden snapper & the revered barramundi are caught in tropical waters. In ‘cooler climes’ West Australian jewfish, pink snapper, emperors and whiting are always popular.

Fishing Gear

Keen anglers are welcome to bring their own gear (6-8kg bait casting outfits are recommended), however a comprehensive selection of rods, reels, lures and hand-lines are available for use.

Transfers

Generally all cruises include transfers to & from the vessel. This includes helicopter and light aircraft transfers where stipulated. Embarkation is normally 1700hrs and disembarkation is normally 0800hrs.

Scuba Diving?

Crocodiles are a viewing highlight on our Kimberley Wilderness Cruises however they tend to be a little territorial when it comes to getting in the water!

Inclusions

Adventures on the True North include all tender excursions & activities, superb dining and refreshment throughout the day, fishing & snorkeling equipment, cylinders & weight belts (on dive trips) – in fact only helicopter flights and alcohol are ‘extras’.

Standard of Cuisine

Easy – simply expect the finest in fine dining! Signature meals include freshly caught barramundi – a revered sport fish possibly caught with your very own hands! Giant black-lip oysters (which you almost certainly helped to collect!) served to your liking. Our ‘heli-picnics’ are an unforgettable way to enjoy a wide variety of seafood including shrimp, squid, baked fish, pearl meat and smoked salmon. For those who prefer, there are also plenty of meat dishes including the famous “Kimberley Rib” and exquisite lamb racks. And, fresh vegetables and garden salads are never in short supply!

Passengers are invited to advise of any dietary requirement and, our chef’s are always happy to prepare meals of preference.

‘No shoes onboard’ policy

This policy assists with keeping the magnificent True North in showroom condition. However footwear for shore excursions should be included.

What to Bring

Generally, clothing should be casual and lightweight. Bring 4 or 5 changes of clothes including shorts, t-shirts, collared and long-sleeved shirts (to avoid sunburn), tracksuit, windcheater, waterproof jacket, old reef walking shoes/neoprene slip-ons, and sturdy comfortable walking shoes/boots. Also include a hat, sunglasses, sunburn cream, insect repellant and toiletries. Shoes are not worn onboard the vessel.

Please note that heavy suitcases are definitely not permitted aboard True North. Our remote operation often requires items to be transferred in difficult circumstance and it is simply not practical to handle heavy personal baggage. Please note that the baggage limit aboard True North is not more than 2 soft bags each weighing not more than 15 kilograms.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted anywhere within vessel interiors. A small area is available outside where environmental care and respect is essential.