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11 Day Cruise

Reef Prince: Kimberley Cruise

Reef Prince: Kimberley Cruise

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With a personal family feel, Kimberley Expeditions focus is on value for money for all travellers.  MV Reef Prince is a 38 m expedition vessel that has undergone a recent multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2019.

The advanced catamaran design ensures a very quiet operation, spacious interior with phenomenal stability. Perfect for sneaking into secluded shallow bays, she draws only 1.8 meters and is powered by two Mercedes diesel engines. Reef Prince allows for comfort for all guests with a choice of accommodation types to suit all budgets. The friendly and experienced crew will keep you busy with amazing activities, food and plenty of time to relax and unwind.

Most excursions are via the tender vessel “Regent”. Regent is a 10 metre passenger tender that can take all passengers ashore or on expedition at the same time. With safe easy access, commentary, comfortable seating, toilet, shade plus an open area for enjoying the waterfalls, Regent is a fantastic asset to our expeditions. We also have two other small vessels for those who would like to enjoy fishing, mud crabbing and exploring.

Cabin Location
2021 Twin Share
2022 Twin Share
Class 4 Interior Cabin 13,14 $11,400 pp $11,900 pp
Class 3 Interior Cabin 1,3,5,7 $11,985 pp $12,485 pp
Class 2 Cabin 2,4,6,8 $12,600 pp $13,100 pp
Class 1 Cabin 9,10,11,12 $13,190 pp $13,690 pp
State Class Cabin 15,16,17,18 $14,185 pp $14,685 pp

Single Travellers *:
Limited sole use occupancy available – please enquire regarding pricing.

Cruise Fare Includes:
Cruise transfer to Broome hotel; Cruise transfer to CBD Hotels in Darwin only; All meals on board; Boat ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls, Port fees, Excursions and tender transfers, Govt. Fees & Taxes.

Not Included:
Travel and medical insurance; Emergency evacuation; Shopping on board; Bar expenses; Transfers from Hotels in Darwin outside of the CBD and airport; Optional shore experiences – heli flights and adventure high speed boat rides; Medical treatment; Telephone and internet charges.

2020

06 Oct – 12 Oct 2020 Broome – Broome
14 Oct – 20 Oct 2020 Broome – Broome
22 Oct – 28 Oct 2020 Broome – Broome
30 Oct – 05 Nov 2020 Broome – Exmouth

2021

19 – 29 Mar 2021 Broome – Darwin
31 Mar – 10 Apr 2021 Darwin – Broome
12 – 22 Apr 2021 Broome – Darwin
25 Apr – 05 May 2021 Darwin – Broome
07 – 17 May 2020 Broome – Darwin
19 – 29 May 2021 Darwin – Broome
31 May – 10 June 2021 Broome – Darwin
12 – 22 Jun 2021 Darwin – Broome
24 Jun – 04 July 2021 Broome – Darwin
06 – 16 Jul 2021 Darwin – Broome
18 – 28 Jul 2021 Broome – Darwin
30 Jul – 07 Aug 2021 Darwin – Broome
11 – 21 Aug 2021 Broome – Darwin
24 Aug – 03 Sep 2021 Darwin – Broome
05 – 15 Sep 2021 Broome – Darwin
17 – 27 Sep 2021 Darwin – Broome
29 Sep – 05 Oct 2021 Broome – Broome
07 – 13 Oct 2021 Broome – Broome
15 – 21 Oct 2021 Broome – Broome
24 – 30 Oct 2021 Broome – Broome
03 – 10 Nov 2021 Broome – Exmouth

Tour Details

An adventure of a lifetime Kimberley Cruise from Darwin to Broome or vv. Join us aboard Reef Prince to experience the best the Kimberley has to offer.

Expedition Highlights
  • Jar Island – Gwion Gwion art
  • King George Falls – the highest in the area
  • Magnificent Hunter River
  • Montgomery Reef featuring the marine life of Turtle Gully
  • Prince Regent River including the beautiful King Cascades
  • Talbot Bay- ancient geology, mangrove creeks and spectacular Horizontal Water Falls
  • Vansittart Bay – WW2 aircraft crash
  • Bigge Islands intriguing ancient art
  • Silica Beach nestled within the 800 islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago.
  • Countless perfect beaches, inlets and Kimberley coastal scenery.
Reverse Destination Option Available

Accommodation

Reef Prince has undergone a recent multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2019, with new en-suites now added to every room.

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • All cabins ensuited
  • Spacious open dining room
  • Beautifully prepared meals
  • Power is available in all cabins
  • Several undercover decks
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour fresh cappuccino, tea, chai or hot chocolate
  • DVD players in all cabins
  • Bar fridges in all cabins

Class 4 Interior

Cabin 13: Single bunk beds; en-suite; DVD player; air conditioning; storage cabinet.

Cabin 14: Twin single beds; en-suite, DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

*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.

Class 3 Interior

Internal Cabins 1, 3, 5 & 7: Double bed; en-suite; DVD player; air conditioning; storage cabinet.

*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.

Class 2

Cabins 2, 4, 6 & 8: Double bed; en-suite; DVD player; air conditioning; storage cabinet.

Cabin 8: Twin single beds; en-suite; DVD player; air conditioning; storage cabinet.

*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.

Class 1

Cabins 9, 10, 11 & 12: Double bed; en-suite, viewing windows, DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

*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.

State Class

Cabins 15, 16, 17 & 18: Queen bed; en-suite; large viewing windows; television; DVD player; air conditioning; storage cabinet and bar fridge.

Cuisine

Our meals are based on healthy local produce and fresh seafood wherever possible (with a light smattering of extremely tasty irresistible desserts that may not be so healthy). Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements upon final payment.

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

Tour Plan

1

Depart Darwin

A charter coach will pick you up in the morning and transport you to MV Reef Prince, where your crew will welcome you aboard. After a tasty morning tea we’ll wave good-bye to the city of Darwin. This evening as we steam towards the setting sun, you can meet your fellow travellers and friendly crew as you enjoy the view from the decks and the fresh sea air. We start our journey across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters.
2

Koolama Bay

Wake in the tranquil setting of Koolama Bay. Over breakfast we’ll discuss the day’s activities. On the high tide we’ll enter the first of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers, the mighty King George. Within the King George River we’ll marvel at the soaring cliffs leading to two breathtaking falls. The best views are from the upper sun deck and bow. Feel the spray mist produced from billions of litres of water falling hundreds of feet as MV Reef Prince or its expedition tender is steered expertly to the majestic falls. We’ll enjoy a night anchored at the base of these perfect falls.
3

King George River

We depart the amazing King George River this morning. Within Koolama Bay lies many hidden treasures for us to explore. A fascinating mangrove system brimming with life or an idyllic fresh water pool for a dip or perhaps a morning walk on the first of many isolated Kimberley Beaches. Departing Koolama we cruise through the night on calm waters to arrive at our next destination.
4

Jar Island & WW2 Crash Site

Our crew will lead you to several stunning displays of the distinctive Aboriginal rock art in beach caves. These easily accessible paintings are very early Bradshaw art. Within Vansittart Bay lies a more recent reminder of our past. After running out of fuel on its way to Broome in 1943, a DC3 crashed. Well go ashore to explore this well preserved site. Departing Vansittart Bay we’ll cruise west within a multitude of Kimberley Islands.
5

Bigge Island Indigenous Art

We awake at the northern end of Bigge Island, where we’ll go ashore to visit a very significant aboriginal art galley. Here we will discover examples of the first contact with sailing ships and pipe-smoking European seafarers of the 19th century. The lack of feral predators makes the Kimberley islands an ideal habitat for vulnerable mammal species. Departing Bigge Island we cruise into Prince Fredrick Harbour then further up into the Hunter River and Porosus Creek. On the low tide we can all investigate the ecosystems hidden within the mangroves and mud flats from the comfort of our 11m expedition tender – “Regent”. This ecosystem is a favourite for those who enjoy our native birds. For the keen fisherperson, the chance to flick a lure into the low tide run-offs.
6

Naturaliste Island with Optional Scenic Flights & Careening Bay

Enjoy the solitude as the Kimberley sun rises over the spectacular sandstone cliffs and invites you to share another day in Kimberley Country. This morning we move a short distance to Naturaliste Island. We are pleased to offer a very scenic helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls. Register your interest upon booking your cruise. Alternatively, you can try your luck in our favourite fishing patch on the incoming tide. Departing after lunch we steam for Carreening Bay. Careening Bay was named by an early explorer Phillip Parker King after his ship, ‘HMC Mermaid’, was careened for repairs during his first voyage of discovery in the Kimberley. Our crew will lead you ashore to the site of a large boab tree, inscribed by the ships carpenter “HMC Mermaid – 1820”, still clearly visible almost 200 years later. This evening we enjoy yet another Kimberley sunset as we cruise towards The Prince Regent River. Awaiting the incoming tide we anchor in St George Basin for the night.
7

Prince Regent River

On the high tide we take our vessel Reef Prince many miles up the Prince Regent River to discover a spectacular waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations. We can nose the bow of our expedition tender Regent, under the cascading falls to indulge in an unforgettable wash in the cool fresh water. This afternoon opens many other option for us. We may choose to explore another hidden waterfall further up the Regent or take a steep climb up the banks of the river to reveal the mysterious Aboriginal Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), thought to be some of the world’s oldest indigenous art; or climb to the top of King Cascade waterfall. Tonight we ride the tide out of the river to anchor just off a perfect little Kimberley beach.
8

Ruby Falls

Within Collier Bay lies many Kimberley gems for us to enjoy. We’ll plan our day around the huge 12m tides rising and falling every 6hrs. After a healthy breakfast we’ll walk to the top of an escarpment to view a special gallery of modern Wandjina style art. Some may like the optional Indigenous tour were local aboriginals will welcome you to their land with a smoking ceremony and ochre face painting followed by story telling and a walk to their significant cyclone cave. Register your interest upon booking. On the high spring tide we can explore Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim within Ruby Falls. Red Cone Creek may also entice us to try our luck for a mud crab or barramundi.
9

Montgomery Reef

Within the heart of Collier Bay lies 400 square kilometres of Kimberley Reef System. Join a reef cruise in our expedition tender to study the marine life. Leaving Montgomery we cruise to Talbot Bay for the evening, the location of the commanding Horizontal Falls. After we drop anchor we’ll be greeted by our resident tawny nurse sharks who come for a friendly snuffle at our transom.
10

Horizontal Falls

This morning we’ll experience the awesome power of the Horizontal Falls. On a trip through the falls our attention will be taken by the incredible geology that abounds this area. Cruising through Yampi Sound witness the effects of the iron ore mining operations on Koolan and Cockatoo Islands. Visit Crocodile Creek to enjoy a fresh water swim under a cool waterfall. Finally, we toast to our Kimberley Expedition and enjoy afternoon drinks as the sun sets over the Buccaneer Archipelago.
11

Disembark in Broome

Today we disembark in Broome at around 10.00am. We will arrange transfers to your hotel.

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Cabin Location
2021 Twin Share
2022 Twin Share
Class 4 Cabin 13,14 $11,400 pp $11,900 pp
Class 3 Cabin 1,3,5,7 $11,985 pp $12,485 pp
Class 2 Cabin 2,4,6,8 $12,600 pp $13,100 pp
Class 1 Cabin 9,10,11,12 $13,190 pp $13,690 pp
State Class Cabin 15,16,17,18  $14,185 pp $14,685 pp

Single Travellers *:
Limited sole use occupancy available – please enquire regarding pricing.

Cruise Fare Includes:
Cruise transfer to Broome hotel; Cruise transfer to CBD Hotels in Darwin only; All meals on board; Boat ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls, Port fees, Excursions and tender transfers, Govt. Fees & Taxes.

Not Included:
Travel and medical insurance; Emergency evacuation; Shopping on board; Bar expenses; Transfers from Hotels in Darwin outside of the CBD and airport; Optional shore experiences – heli flights and adventure high speed boat rides; Medical treatment; Telephone and internet charges.

2021

19 – 29 Mar 2021 Broome- Darwin
31 Mar – 10 Apr 2021 Darwin - Broome
12 – 22 Apr 2021 Broome- Darwin
25 Apr – 05 May 2021 Darwin - Broome
7 – 17 May 2021 Broome- Darwin
19 – 29 May 2021 Darwin - Broome
31 May – 10 June 2021 Broome- Darwin
12 – 22 Jun 2021 Darwin - Broome
24 Jun – 04 July 2021 Broome- Darwin
6 Jul – 16 Jul 2021 Darwin - Broome
18 – 28 Jul 2021 Broome- Darwin
30 Jul – 09 Aug 2021 Darwin- Broome
11 – 21 Aug 2021 Broome- Darwin
24 Aug – 03 Sep 2021 Darwin- Broome
5 - 15 Sep 2021 Broome- Darwin
17 - 27 Sep 2021 Darwin- Broome
29 Sep - 5 Oct 2021 Rowley Shoals

Broome- Broome

7 - 13 Oct 2021 Rowley Shoals
15 - 21 Oct 2021 Rowley Shoals
24 - 30 Oct 2021 Rowley Shoals

2022

1 - 11 Apr 2022 Broome – Darwin
13 - 23 Apr 2022 Darwin – Broome
25 Apr - 5 May 2022 Broome – Darwin
7 - 17 May 2022 Darwin – Broome
20 - 30 May 2022 Broome – Darwin
1 - 11 Jun 2022 Darwin – Broome
14 - 24 Jun 2022 Broome – Darwin
27 Jun - 7 Jul 2022 Darwin – Broome
11 - 21 Jul 2022 Broome – Darwin
23 Jul - 2 Aug 2022 Darwin – Broome
4 - 14 Aug 2022 Broome – Darwin
16 - 26 Aug 2022 Darwin – Broome
29 Aug - 8 Sep 2022 Broome – Darwin
10 - 20 Sep 2022 Darwin – Broome
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