Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. What other travel components can be arranged pre & post cruise?

Kimberley Pearl Charters can provide valuable local advice and assistance when it comes to ‘getting around’ Broome and the Kimberley. We are happy to help with accommodation as well as other tour arrangements. Make sure you take full advantage of your visit to this remote destination!

Q. What time is embarkation & disembarkation?

Times may differ slightly depending on tides, however all flight or coach transfer departures to meet the vessel from Broome or Kununurra will be morning departures for an early afternoon embarkation.  Disembarkation for guests will be in the morning, with arrival back in Broome or Kununurra by early afternoon.  With this in mind, Kimberley Pearl Charters recommend guests arrange pre and post cruise accommodation to allow for delays and ensure no flights or charter is missed.

Q. How many can fit in each tender?

Kimberley Pearl Charters has three custom built tenders specifically for the Kimberley and fishing.  5 metres long with 70 horse power engines, our tenders are licensed to carry six passengers at a time.  With a total of 10 guests on board, the number of tenders to guests will ensure everyone can go out for their day activity of choice!

Q. What happens if I am ill during the cruise?

Kimberley Pearl Charters requests that travellers are in general good health to participate in our cruises.  Please detail any medical or physical conditions on the Booking Form provided and ensure you bring enough medication (if required regularly) for cruise duration and/or paracetamol or travel sickness medication.  The Kimberley Pearl carries an extensive medical kit on-board for your well-being, and will also carry general first aid kits in all tenders and on all walks.

Please note that clients must bear the cost of any emergency medical or rescue services summoned at the discretion of the Master of the vessel in relation to any illness or injury.

Please ensure that you take out travel insurance adequate to the eventuality prior to boarding.

Q. What do I wear and need to bring?

Due to the climate and nature of cruising activities, clothing is generally light weight, loose fitting, sun smart and made of natural fibre.  No need for those heels – evening wear tends to be smart casual.  Sturdy comfortable shoes (not boots) are required for land activities and we encourage guests to enjoy the freedom of being barefoot whilst on board the vessel.

Please provide your own toiletries. Bath and swimming towels will be provided.  Sunscreen and insect repellents are provided on board, however if you have a particular brand preference, we suggest you include them in your luggage.

Q. Can I purchase alcohol aboard?

Kimberley Pearl Charters is BYO, we do not operate an onboard bar service.  We liaise with a local bottle shop and can assist with arranging your alcohol order and ensuring your drink(s) of choice will be aboard the vessel at time of departure.  Payment will be made directly to the bottle shop and will need to be completed 14 days prior to departure.

Q. Can I dive or snorkel on my Kimberley cruise?

Whilst the crystal blue waters may look tempting, we are in croc country, so diving and snorkelling is only offered on our Perth Charters, Albrohlos Islands and Rowley Shore Cruises.  There will be many opportunities to explore the coastline and swim in a number of fresh water holes along the way.

Q. How can I get in contact with my family?

The Kimberley Pearl has a satellite phone which guests are permitted to use at an additional cost.  Number can be provided to guests prior to departing, to provide to families in case of an emergency.

Q. Is there a laundry facility on board?

A washing machine and dryer are located downstairs.  Should you require use during your cruise a laundry bag will be provided in each cabin.  Please ask one of your crew members and they would be happy to assist.

Q. Can I drink the water aboard Kimberley Pearl?

All water on board is desalinated and safe to drink. In line with our responsible and sustainable tourism practices, all guests are provided with a water bottle upon boarding the vessel which can be re-filled from the main water tap located in the kitchen.  We produce our own water on board the Kimberley Pearl, but as this is one of our most precious commodities, we ask all guests to be mindful of their water use.

Q. Are there any luggage restrictions?

Yes. As the cruise will include a scenic transfer, space and weight is limited. Guests are asked to travel with one piece of soft hand luggage, no hard cases, and a maximum of 10kg per person. Should you anticipate your luggage to exceed this, please speak to our office about arranging storage for excess luggage during this time.  Should you have any questions with regards to luggage restrictions please do not hesitate to contact Kimberley Pearl Charters.

Q. Are there hair dryers on board the Kimberley Pearl?

Yes, Kimberley Pearl have three hair dryers for guests use should you require.

Q. Are there any additional costs I need to consider?

For those guests travelling on our 13 Night Ultimate Kimberley charter and 10 Night Pearler in 2021, yes.  The nightly rate does not include the one-off fee for Native Title Access for the area in which we will be cruising.  Confirmed costing for this will be advised prior to final payment and detailed on invoice separately as Uunguu Visitor Pass for billing purposes. (Current cost for this is $105.00 per person, however this price is subject to increase)

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