Day 1: Boarding
Our complimentary transfer will pick you up from your Kununurra accommodation and travel to Wyndham to board the Kimberley Pearl. From here we cruise towards King George River, whilst you enjoy the sunset and a delightful dinner cooked by your onboard chef on your first evening on board the Kimberley Pearl.
Day 2: King George River
Once the tide is high enough at the mouth of the King George, we cross the sand bar for an incredible cruise upstream towards the jewel of the river – The King George Falls. Jump in one of the tenders to explore the river ways and take in the nature up close or a walk at Tranquil Bay. Relax after a long day and learn the history of the ship wreck Koolama as we cruise back to the mouth of King George.
Day 3: Koolama Bay to Jar Island
Its an early start as we depart the Koolama Bay cruising to the most northerly point of Australia, Cape Londonerry to view and enjoy the Glycosmis Falls. Explore the DC3 plane wreck and nature spotting in the Eclipse Archipelago as we cruise onwards towards Jar Island.
Day 4: Jar Island to Mitchell River
On the fourth morning we head towards the Mitchell River. Spend the afternoon fishing for the famous Kimberley Barra or exploring the waterways and finding secret waterholes and falls. As the sun sets on your fourth evening enjoy your freshly caught fish cooked by your onboard chef.
Day 5: Mitchell River to Bigge Island
Spend the morning at leisure before we set off towards Bigge Island and the beautiful Bonaparte Archipelago. A must see of the Kimberley – Bigge Island is famous for its amazing galleries of Aboriginal rock art, with some of the images possibly the oldest known to man.
Day 6: Bigge Island to Hunter River
We depart Bigge Island and head south towards Hunter River, the headwaters of the river rise below Donkins Hill with two spectacular waterfalls to view. Spend the afternoon trying your hand at catching some dinner or exploring the unique rock formations that surround the river. Enjoy your sixth evening with a drink in hand as the sun sets over the Hunter River.
Day 7: Hunter River to Careening Bay (Mermaid Tree)
There is time for some more early morning fishing before we cruise towards Careening Bay. Here you can jump on a tender and enjoy a land excursion which will take you to the National Heritage listed Mermaid Tree, or you can just relax and enjoy a good book whilst we settle in a Bay for your seventh evening.
Day 8: Careening Bay to Prince Regent River
It’s an early start to cruise into St George Basin, enjoying a scenic ride up the Prince Regent River. Enjoy the day exploring the upper reaches of the river, perhaps climb up Kings Cascade Waterfall into the back waters of Cascade Creek, or try your hand at catching some mud crabs in one of the tributaries of the Prince Regent River. End the day relaxing with a drink in hand and enjoying those freshly caught mud crabs.
Day 9: Prince Regent River to Hall Point Area
With an early departure on the outgoing tide we cruise through Camdon Sound, a beautiful marine park where humpback whales are often spotted nurturing their calves, south towards Hall Point Area to enjoy some afternoon beach combing & oyster hunt. Enjoy your ninth evening on a secluded beach with a bonfire!
Day 10: Hall Point Area to Montgomery Reef & Kingfisher Islands
We continue cruising south to Montgomery Reef and onto Kingfisher Islands. Relish in the isolation of the magnificent Montgomery Islands as we cruise over the top of the tide watching the reef as the tide ebbs away and exposes itself. Truly incredible natural viewing!
Day 11: Kingfisher Islands to Talbot Bay
Departing the Kingfisher Islands we cruise into Talbot Bay for the day. Experience the Horizontal Falls and spend the afternoon wildlife spotting or some bluewater fishing whilst exploring the creeks of Talbot Bay. Bask in the serenity of the bay with a drink in hand as the sunsets on your second last evening.
Day 12: Talbot Bay to Yampi Sound & Cone Bay
There is still time to experience the Horizontal Falls before departing on the outgoing tide towards Yampi Sound. Jump on a tender to explore the Buccaneer Archipelago, a cluster of four islands found here, or spend your afternoon catching dinner for your last evening on board the Kimberley Pearl. Continue cruising towards Cone Bay and savour your final Kimberley sunset and dinner delights served by your on board chef.
Day 13: Cone Bay to Dampier Peninsula/Derby
Cruise back to passenger drop off point to disembark the Kimberley Pearl and catch your connecting scenic flight transfer back to Broome. Times will be dependent on tides, Kimberley Pearl Charters would recommend evening flight departures from Broome if wishing to return same day of disembarkation to allow for any delays.
* Itineraries may change subject to weather and tidal conditions.