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14 Day Cruise

The Kimberley Quest II Ultimate Quest

The Kimberley Quest II Ultimate Quest

$18500 / per person
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The Kimberley Quest II is a 25-metre fully air-conditioned expedition vessel equipped with helipad. Custom built for the remote Kimberley coastal region, it accommodates a maximum of 18 passengers in a range of twin or double cabins, each with private ensuite.

  • Comfortable dining areas
  • State of the art communications and navigation equipment
  • Satellite phone and fax facilities
  • Fresh de-salinated water
  • 4 excursion tenders
  • Helipad on roof
  • Spa bath on front deck

Enjoy comfortable shore expeditions in the Kimberley Quest’s fast boat ‘Quest Express’, with 2 x 440 HP Yanmars with a top speed of 40 knots and a canopy to shade from the Kimberley sun.

1 night FREE accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (Garden View Studio) including airport transfer.

1 night FREE at Kimberley Grande Kununurra (Studio Room), including airport transfer.

El Questro day tour for $199 per person (RRP $625 pp)! Join a custom tour from Wyndham Wharf to Kununurra on disembarkation. On the way you will stop at El Questro wilderness park – Soak in Zebedee thermal springs, enjoy a delicious lunch at Emma Gorge Resort, then (if you’re feeling up for it) enjoy a guided walk to stunning Emma Gorge. Option to go a day earlier and stay overnight at Emma Gorge, the Station or the Homestead -extra cost-please enquire.

CABIN RATES, TWIN SHARE

2021

 2022
Deluxe Double (Lower Deck) $18,500 pp $18,990 pp
Superior Double (Main Deck) $21,500 pp $22,145 pp
Exclusive Flybridge $22,900 pp $23,500 pp
Charter Pls enquire

Single travellers: can pay the single supplement (50% more than the standard per person rate) or opt to share a cabin with a stranger of the same gender at the usual twin cabin share rate. If we do not book another passenger into your cabin you will have sole use of the cabin at no additional cost.

2021

2021

30th March, 2021 – 12th April, 2021 Broome – Wyndham
13th April, 2021 – 26th April, 2021 Wyndham – Broome
27th April, 2021 – 10th May, 2021 Broome – Wyndham
25th May, 2021 – 7th June, 2021 Wyndham – Broome

Cruise Details

This is the ultimate wilderness cruise along the whole Kimberley coast.  Cruising between Broome and Wyndham, this adventure really does have it all:

Witness amazing Kimberley icons such as the King George Falls, Berkeley River, Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Falls to name a few.  Enjoy refreshing swims in fresh water holes, explore historical Aboriginal art sites, fish for the elusive Barramundi plus many other fish species and view the majestic gorges.

This cruise operates just after the wet season when the waterfalls are spectacular!

Reverse Destination Option Available

Accommodation

Choose between three different cabin types, all individually air-conditioned with their own private ensuite. All cabins are serviced daily and linen and towels are provided. Each cabin has a small bar fridge. The Kimberley Quest II has a constant supply of 240-volt power outlets in cabins & on deck. Each cabin also has its own hair dryer.

The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and viewing windows.

For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one double bed which can be split into two single beds.

Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

*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.

Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual airconditioning, personal mini-fridges and large viewing windows.

A closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and storage underneath your bed is also in your 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.

Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning and a personal mini-fridge. With a large window in the bedroom and a port hole in the ensuite you will never miss a moment of the magnificent Kimberley scenery.

Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

Note: The queen size bed in this cabin is accessible from both sides.

*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.

Cuisine

Cuisine on board Kimberley Quest II is simply delicious. All meals are prepared by our talented chef in the fully equipped gourmet galley, offering an array of fresh fish, seafood, the highest quality meats, freshly baked breads and some of the best local produce.

The menu is designed with variety in mind and you can expect a minimum of three meals each day with tasty treats and snacks in between meals. When our guests catch fresh fish, oysters or crabs, you can expect to see them on the menu!

With both indoor and outdoor dining areas, you can relax while enjoying the amazing cuisine and the ever-changing backdrop. The air conditioned indoor dining area offers a large open dining/lounge space and is an excellent location to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal with views through our full length windows, whilst the outdoor dining area offers a relaxed environment complete with a soft ocean breeze.

We cater for all dietary requirements and special needs. We have endless fresh drinking water, tea, coffee and an espresso machine available 24 hours a day.

Kimberley Quest II is a fully licenced vessel and beverages can be pre-ordered prior to your departures. BYO is also an option.

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13+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Wyndham
  • Dress Code
    Casual
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Non-alcoholic beverages
    Services of staff
    Shore excursions by tender boat
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic beverages
    Coffee & tea
    Flights to/from your cruise
    National park fees
    Optional extra helicopter flights
    Souvenirs on board

Tour Plan

1

Broome, Cape Leveque

Your Ultimate Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.
2

Buccaneer Archipelago, Dugong Bay, Talbot Bay

This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.
3

Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek

Early morning we take you Barramundi fishing in Collier Bay and then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. In the afternoon we cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or try your luck at mud crabbing.
4

Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point

This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home, view ancient rock art from the tenders. We then head to Steep Island and anchor below Raft Point, as we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley Coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.
5

Langii, Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour

Visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the ‘Petrified Warriors’. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle. We then cruise between Augustus Island and the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settlers’ graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. We take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.
6

Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Falls

Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of the mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the spring- fed King Cascade, admire the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big barra and Threadfin Salmon.
7

Careening Bay, Bigge Island

Visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydrographic survey of the Australian coastline. Next we cruise north to Bigge Island, one of the largest sandstone islands and home to amazing Bradshaw art and Wandjina art with a maritime theme. As we continue our journey, witness the rugged terrain and ancient weathered rocks from the vessel while cruising towards the Mitchell River.
8

Mitchell River, Surveyors Creek

We are now entering the incredible assortment of islands that form the Bonaparte Archipelago. Cruise to the Mitchell River, source of the magnificent Mitchell Falls, where you can charter a helicopter and take an exhilarating ride over the falls themselves. Drop a lure in later and perfect your fishing skills in these rich waters or go crocodile spotting. Late afternoon enjoy a swim in the cool tranquil waters of Surveyors Creek.
9

Vansittart Bay, WWII DC3 Crash Site

Today we explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art, named after Joseph Bradshaw, who in 1891 became the first European to record these amazing paintings. Some Bradshaw art, which is unique to the Kimberley. There is also the opportunity to visit the crash site of a DC3 aircraft, located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay.
10

Drysdale River

Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palm- studded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a Barramundi, with many great ‘snags’ to fish around.
11

Glycosmis Falls, Pangali Cove, Koolama Bay

Early morning we cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia. We then visit Glycosmis Falls to view a unbelievable Kimberley waterfall before witnessing the survivors’ camp at Pangali Cove where you can enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel Koolama was beached in February 1942, following an attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore by order of the ship’s master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek.
12

King George River

At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing ‘shower’, Kimberley-style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below, a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.
13

Berkeley River, Cambridge Gulf

Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Take an excursion with our guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching or try your luck at fishing. Marvel at the Amphitheatre Falls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the salt water meets the fresh water. Fish off the flat rocks for Barramundi which are lurking in the rapids, or alternatively walk to a freshwater pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Savour your last evening under the Kimberley skies as we cruise towards Cambridge Gulf, journeying through the night towards the townsite of Wyndham.
14

Wyndham Port, Kununurra

Arrive into Wyndham Port early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast on board before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Board a courtesy coach at 7.30am for transfer to Kununurra (100km), arriving at approximately 9.00am.

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1 night FREE accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (Garden View Studio) including airport transfer.

1 night FREE at Kimberley Grande Kununurra (Studio Room), including airport transfer.

El Questro day tour for $99 per person! Join a custom tour from Wyndham Wharf to Kununurra on disembarkation. On the way you will stop at El Questro wilderness park – Soak in Zebedee thermal springs, enjoy a delicious lunch at Emma Gorge Resort, then (if you’re feeling up for it) enjoy a guided walk to stunning Emma Gorge. Option to go a day earlier and stay overnight at Emma Gorge, the Station or the Homestead -extra cost-please enquire.

CABIN RATES, TWIN SHARE

2021

2022

Deluxe Double (Lower Deck) $18,500 pp $18,990 pp
Superior Double (Main Deck) $21,500 pp $22,145 pp
Exclusive Flybridge $22,900 $23,500 pp
Charter Pls enquire

Single travellers: can pay the single supplement (50% more than the standard per person rate) or opt to share a cabin with a stranger of the same gender at the usual twin cabin share rate. If we do not book another passenger into your cabin you will have sole use of the cabin at no additional cost.

 

2021

30th March, 2021 - 12th April, 2021 Broome - Wyndham
13th April, 2021 - 26th April, 2021 Wyndham - Broome
27th April, 2021 - 10th May, 2021 Broome - Wyndham
25th May, 2021 - 7th June, 2021 Wyndham - Broome
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