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9 Day Tour

MV Great Escape: Waterfall Safari

MV Great Escape: Waterfall Safari

$14030 / per person
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MV Great Escape is a 26 metre, custom built, fully air-conditioned catamaran perfect for cruising the Kimberley Coast in comfort and style. With only 7 cabins available and a crew of 5, guests will experience small, intimate cruises. MV Great Escape now boasts an on-board chopper to give guests the option of thrilling scenic heli-flights!

A specially designed 8-person spa is located on the bow, the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cold beverage and a spectacular Kimberley sunset.

The Great Escape operates 3x 5m tenders enabling variety and personalisation. State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, games and extensive book libraries are available to guests.

El Questro day tour for $199 per person! Your guide will drive you to Great Escape at Wyndham port with a personal 4wd tour of 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 for a pre-cruise overnight at ELQ – please enquire.

Staterooms

2020

2021

Horizon View Stateroom (Twin Share) $14,030 pp $12,200 pp
Panoramic View Stateroom (Twin Share) $15,085 pp $14,030 pp
Exclusive Charter Please enquire Please enquire

Single travellers: Double per person rate and deduct 20% (sole use)

2020

26 Mar – 03 Apr 2020 Broome – Wyndham

2021

31 Mar – 09 Apr 2021 Broome – Wyndham

Tour Details

Taking place only once every season, this cruise focuses on all the incredible waterfalls along the Kimberley coast from Broome to Wyndham, including the iconic King George Falls: a true photographer’s delight!

Highlights include cruising through the picturesque Buccaneer Archipelago, seeing the spectacular Montgomery Reef and Doubtful Bay, climbing Kings Cascade for a refreshing rock pool swim, mud crabbing on the Mitchell or Hunter River and visiting ancient rock art galleries at Vansittart Bay.

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Accomodation

All cabins have private bathrooms (toilet, shower, basin) with another 2 bathrooms located on the main deck. Each cabin has modern state-of-the art facilities, including plasma screen TVs and DVD players.

  • All on Lower Deck
  • Private bathroom (toilet, shower, basin)
  • 2x very large Portholes
  • Plasma screen TV, DVD player
  • 2 of these Staterooms can convert from Double bedding to Twin bedding

*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 and Upper Deck
  • Viewing Windows
  • Private bathroom (toilet, shower, basin)
  • Plasma screen TV, DVD player
  • Double beds can convert to singles if needed

*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

Great Escape has an onboard chef whose culinary skills are consistently praised by guests. All meals are five star quality and only fresh produce is used. Special dietary needs can easily be accommodated. Please discuss any special requirements with us. Water is taken out in the tenders along with soft drinks (and beer if required) on ice in the eskies on every excursions.

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

Tour Plan

1

Broome

  After boarding your luxury vessel at 5:00pm from the Broome Jetty, your crew will welcome you with drinks and canapés. We’ll then set off for the fabled Kimberley coast with a delicious dinner to be served on the way. Afterwards, you’ll have the rest of the evening to relax, familiarize yourself with the boat and settle into your guest room.
2

Bucaneer Archipelago

We’ll start the day cruising through King Sound and the Buccaneer Archipelago. With luck, we’ll collect some legendary Kimberley oysters for the evening entrée, before passing through the Koolan Island gap down to Dugong Bay. Here you can explore numerous hidden waterfalls, swim in freshwater pools and try your hand at fishing. We’ll then spend the evening cruising over to Raft Point and Doubtful Bay.
3

Doubtful Bay & Montgomery Reef

The next two days will be spent exploring all that Montgomery Reef has to offer. This includes stunning waterfalls and a fantastic Aboriginal art gallery, as well as a variety of fishing spots such as the Sale River, Sapphire Creek, and Three Ways. Montgomery Reef also features an unusual reef structure that creates spectacular cascading waterfalls in the middle of the ocean. We’ll explore these waterways in full, taking care to spot turtles, crocodiles and all manner of fish as we go. We’ll finish off with a visit to Langii and its beautiful wet season waterfall, before spending the night cruising to the Prince Regent River.
4

Kings Cascade

Anchoring the boat by Kings Cascade waterfall, we’ll set out on a hike to swim in the multitude of rock pools, all fringed with grass and trees. On the tide we’ll head back down the river to the mouth of Camp Creek, where we can hike up to the next waterfall if time permits.
5

Mitchell River

Here we’ll find the hunting grounds of the elusive barramundi, providing us with a day of fishing and collecting mud crabs. On the high tide, we’ll head off to Surveyors Creek, where we can walk up to a beautiful swimming pool and a wide variety of cascading falls. In the evening we’ll cruise around to King George Falls.
6

King George Falls

The magnificent King George Falls. These towering twin falls will be in full glory after the wet season and a real sight to behold. After a leisurely cruise down the river, you can spend the day hiking, exploring and enjoying all the fantastic scenery. We’ll then reconvene on deck for afternoon drink as we head to the Berkeley River.
7

Berkeley River

This spectacular river system offers a wide variety of entertainment options. Following a leisurely cruise through the sandstone cliffs, you can head off for a nature walk and then cool off in a beautiful fresh water pool. When the tide is right there’s also the opportunity for a spot of fishing, before enjoying a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we’ll move back down the river and anchor just outside the mouth of the river. This is a chance for a last-minute fish, a sunset wallow in another freshwater lagoon, or to just kick back and relax on the deck. We’ll then depart the Berkeley River for a 7-hour cruise down the Cambridge Gulf to Wyndham port.
8

Kununurra

Anchoring at the jetty, we’ll depart the vessel at approximately 8:30am. Air-conditioned transfers to Kununurra are included.

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El Questro day tour for $199 per person! Your guide will drive you to Great Escape at Wyndham port with a personal 4wd tour of 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 for a pre-cruise overnight at ELQ – please enquire.

Staterooms

2020

2021

Horizon View Stateroom (Twin Share) $14,030 pp $12,200 pp
Panoramic View Stateroom (Twin Share) $15,085 pp $14,030 pp
Exclusive Charter Please enquire Please enquire

Single travellers: Double per person rate and deduct 20% (sole use)

2020

26 Mar – 03 Apr 2020 Broome – Wyndham

2021

31 Mar – 09 Apr 2021 Broome – Wyndham
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