6 Day Cruise

Lady M: Rowley Shoals

Lady M: Rowley Shoals

Accommodating only 12 / 13 guests in en-suite air-conditioned cabins, your Kimberley adventure promises to be an intimate and personal journey. Itineraries are adapted daily to suit tides/weather and to avoid the larger passenger vessels arriving at destinations at the same time. Guests’ comfort and the experience of the “remoteness” of the Kimberley is our priority.

The Lady M, a family owned and operated vessel, was designed specifically for the Kimberley to ensure your cruise is as comfortable as possible.

Cruise Details

5 night Rowley Shoals Snorkeling Cruise

The Rowley Shoals is located 260km from Broome, and are made up of 3 coral atolls. You will discover the pristine reefs and waters of this beautiful marine park. Be one of very few to enjoy the un spoilt beauty of the Rowley Shoals as there are less than 200 people that visit it each year making it so remote.

Cruise details

Snorkel crystal clear lagoons, vertical 300m walls and high speed drift channel snorkels. Our experienced crew will take you to those secret fishing spots to find sail fish, marlin, tuna, Spanish mackerel or even a wahoo.

You will be able to snorkel amongst colourful coral gardens, giant clams and more the 500 of the oceans most beautiful fish including the potato cod, Maori wrasse and don’t forget about shark alley.

You will get to experience sunset drinks and beach combing on the secluded Bedwell Island to finish the day.

Accommodation

Accommodating only 13 guests in en-suited, air-conditioned cabins, the Lady M  is a custom-built, aluminium single-hull boat with three deck levels, designed specifically for the Kimberley.  Our guests’ comfort and the experience of the “remoteness” of the Rowley Shoals is our priority. Choose between 6x Queen bedded cabins, or for single travellers there is a single ensuited cabin- with no single surcharge on 1 cabin!

Lower Deck
The lower deck houses six Queen bedded cabins, and one single ensuited cabin. Each Queen cabin includes:
  • Queen size bed
  • Single bunk bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Desk and chair
  • Air conditioner, privately controlled
   
*Please note: You can request to have a particular cabin number. Cabins are allocated on booking, but only confirmed 30 days prior to travel. Room Request allocations are not guaranteed.
Main Deck
  • All indoor areas are fully air conditioned.
  • Fully equipped galley with walk-in cold room and freezer room
  • Indoor dining area
  • Indoor lounge with TV, DVD, CD, well-stocked book case
  • Outdoor bar with barbeque and ice machine
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Toilet with wash basin
  • Crew and owner accommodation
   
*Please note: You can request to have a particular cabin number. Cabins are allocated on booking, but only confirmed 30 days prior to travel. Room Request allocations are not guaranteed.
Top Deck
  • Seating area on bow for uninterrupted views of the Kimberley coast
  • Spa (8 person) covered with shade sail
  • Wheelhouse
  • Skipper’s en-suite cabin
*Please note: You can request to have a particular cabin number. Cabins are allocated on booking, but only confirmed 30 days prior to travel. Room Request allocations are not guaranteed.

Destination : Broome
Departure : Broome

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee & tea
  • Shore excursions by tender boat
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals
  • National park fees
  • Services of staff

Not Included:

  • Flights to/from your cruise
  • Optional extra helicopter flights
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    Overview

    A set itinerary is difficult to follow due to the large tidal movements of the Kimberley coast. So in the best interest and comfort of our passengers, we set our itinerary on a day by day basis. We travel mainly during daylight hours, ensuring you will not miss any of the spectacular scenery along the way. Your itinerary includes some or all of the following highlights:

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    Horizontal Falls
    Be amazed at the tidal power of this natural phenomenon. Balance the fast pace of the Falls with a relaxing boat tour floating past the unusual and colourful lines to the ancient cliffs of Cyclone Creek. Observe the gentle lemon sharks surround the boat and feed the fish.
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    Crocodile Creek
    Take a short ride in the tenders along the creek to the waterfall for a relaxing or invigorating swim surrounded by nature. The Koolan Island mine workers made this their own playground and swimming pool many years ago but now happily share it with those of us fortunate enough to be passing by.
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    Raft Point
    A 30 minute climb up the red sandstone bluff rewards you with a exceptional and well-preserved Wandjina Aboriginal art site. On your way back down the bluff enjoy the spectacular view of Steep Island and the amazing colours of this area from under the huge boab tree.
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    Ruby Falls
    When anchoring in Red Cone Creek we are often visited by the local ever-watchful crocodiles. Here we travel upstream in the dinghies for about 8 km for a fresh water swim at Ruby Falls, a chilly but refreshing dip under the falls and perhaps a mud pack for the ladies.
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    Camden Harbour & Sheep Island
    The site chosen for settlement in 1864 by the Camden Harbour Pastoral Association, a decision which cost the lives of many, their sheep and horses. Under the boab tree on Sheep Island lays the grave site of the first white woman buried in the Kimberley. Remnants of the settlement and memorial plaques still remain today. This tragic story is revealed in the book, “There were Three Ships” (by Christopher Richard).
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    Careening Bay
    One of the Kimberley’s most historic sites; the large boab tree carved in 1820 marking the time Phillip Parker King careened his ship in the bay for repairs on his third voyage of the Australian coastline. The bay is usually a good spot for fishing, so a good chance of fresh fish for dinner during our stay.
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    Silica Beach
    Enjoy a dip in the pristine turquoise water or a barefoot walk on the pure white sand of Silica Beach. Treat yourself to a body scrub as you sit on the water’s edge. Enjoy the peace and remoteness of this area as you take in the view of the colourful surrounding sandstone rocks.
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    Careening Bay
    One of the Kimberley’s most historic sites; the large boab tree carved in 1820 marking the time Phillip Parker King careened his ship in the bay for repairs on his third voyage of the Australian coastline. The bay is usually a good spot for fishing, so a good chance of fresh fish for dinner during our stay.
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    King Cascades Waterfall in Prince Regent River
    Explore the Prince Regent River before heading to King Cascades to anchor. This is a tranquil, scenic spot with a beautiful swimming hole at the top.
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    King George River Gorges & Waterfalls
    The 12km journey up the King George River reveals some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and a wealth of bird species. The almost vertical sheer canyon walls have been eroded and looks like stacks of sandstone reminiscent of a child’s building blocks. The King George River drains the Gardner Plateau and the falls are the highest single-drop falls in the whole of the Kimberley (80m).
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    Berkeley River
    Entry to this river is quite challenging as the sands at the mouth shift constantly. Our expert skipper will carefully manoeuvre through the entrance and meander upstream this glorious river. Even though this river is only 5 hours from the King George, the cliffs and colours are quite different. Lady M will anchor upstream as far as possible and then take the dinghies further up for an easy walk over flat rocks to a most delightful little pool to cool off. From a different anchorage point, another tender excursion takes us to Casuarina Falls.

Prices

2024 and 2025
Cabin Type    2024    2025
Lower Deck Bunk $3,950  $4,000
Lower Deck Queen bed cabin $3,950 pp  $4,000 pp

Charter Price- Bring your own group and save! Please enquire

Single Travellers Do not pay a single supplement for exclusive use of the bunk cabin

Cruise Fare Includes: Meals; Shore excursions by tender boat; Crew; Complimentary wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages at selected times during the day

Cruise fare does not include: pre or post accommodation, flights before or after the cruise, UVP Fee

Cruise Dates

2024 and 2025
27 Oct – 1 Nov 2024 and 2025    Rowley Shoals
4 – 9 Nov    Rowley Shoals
12 – 17 Nov    Rowley Shoals
20 – 25 Nov    Rowley Shoals
28 Nov – 3 Dec    Rowley Shoals