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Taste of the Kimberley

This 4 day cruise offers a taste of our renowned Quest itineraries and will see you visit some of the breathtaking scenery within the southern Kimberley. This 'Taste of the Kimberley' showcases a fully operational Australian South Sea Pearl farm at Cygnet Bay. Cruise through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and visit icons including the incredible Horizontal Waterfalls and Montgomery Reef, Australia's largest inshore reef. You will have the opportunity to view ancient indigenous rock art and to fish for the elusive barramundi in one of the many tidal creeks or inlets the Kimberley has to offer. Exploring this region aboard the well-appointed Kimberley Quest II, accompanied by our luxury fast boat Quest Express, will leave you with the taste for more!

25 September, 2019 to 28 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Taste of the Kimberley, departing on 25 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double Cabin £ 1995 GBP pp
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above.* For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one cabin which can be arranged into twin single bed configuration. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. *Please note, the layout of our double cabins can vary from the picture shown.
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Superior Cabin £ 2339 GBP pp
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed and large viewing windows. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This option is well suited to guests who wish to add a little indulgence to their onboard stay.
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Flybridge Cabin £ 2679 GBP pp
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size walk around bed, as well as a large viewing window. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This is our most luxurious cabin and provides the ultimate in onboard comfort.
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28 September, 2019 to 01 October, 2019 Make a booking request for Taste of the Kimberley, departing on 28 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double Cabin £ 1995 GBP pp
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above.* For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one cabin which can be arranged into twin single bed configuration. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. *Please note, the layout of our double cabins can vary from the picture shown.
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Superior Cabin £ 2339 GBP pp
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed and large viewing windows. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This option is well suited to guests who wish to add a little indulgence to their onboard stay.
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Flybridge Cabin £ 2679 GBP pp
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size walk around bed, as well as a large viewing window. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This is our most luxurious cabin and provides the ultimate in onboard comfort.
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01 October, 2019 to 04 October, 2019 Make a booking request for Taste of the Kimberley, departing on 01 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double Cabin £ 1995 GBP pp
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above.* For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one cabin which can be arranged into twin single bed configuration. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. *Please note, the layout of our double cabins can vary from the picture shown.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 2339 GBP pp
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed and large viewing windows. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This option is well suited to guests who wish to add a little indulgence to their onboard stay.
view cabin photo
Flybridge Cabin £ 2679 GBP pp
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size walk around bed, as well as a large viewing window. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This is our most luxurious cabin and provides the ultimate in onboard comfort.
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28 October, 2019 to 31 October, 2019 Make a booking request for Taste of the Kimberley, departing on 28 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double Cabin £ 1995 GBP pp
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above.* For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one cabin which can be arranged into twin single bed configuration. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. *Please note, the layout of our double cabins can vary from the picture shown.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 2339 GBP pp
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed and large viewing windows. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This option is well suited to guests who wish to add a little indulgence to their onboard stay.
view cabin photo
Flybridge Cabin £ 2679 GBP pp
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size walk around bed, as well as a large viewing window. Each cabin includes its own private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air conditioning, personal mini-fridge and viewing window. Storage in your cabin consists of a small closet with hangers, a cupboard, and a space for stowage underneath your bed. This is our most luxurious cabin and provides the ultimate in onboard comfort.
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Taste of the Kimberley itinerary:

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DAY 1: BROOME - CYGNET BAY
A courtesy vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Broome at approximately 9.00am. Your Quest begins with a transfer to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On arrival, you will be transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy lunch whilst crossing King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago; this is your first taste of the Kimberley. Cool off with a refreshing swim in one of many Kimberley freshwater pools, followed by a scenic tender excursion. This evening you can witness one of the spectacular Kimberley sunsets.
DAY 2: TALBOT BAY, KINGFISHER ISLANDS, SALE RIVER
This morning will find us exploring Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Taking an exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Followed by your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, Mackerel, Tuna and Queenfish at the Kingfisher Islands. In the afternoon, we explore the Sale River taking an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools. Along the way we will point out ancient rock art from the excursion vessel.
DAY 3: RAFT POINT, MONTGOMERY REEF, STRICKLAND BAY
This morning we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and 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. Mid-morning, we cruise towards 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 spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Later we explore Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining our guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Before unwinding on the sundeck capturing one last sunset aboard Kimberley Quest II.
DAY 4: CYGNET BAY - BROOME
Today, after one last breakfast, we disembark Kimberley Quest II. Followed by a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour, offering you a rare glimpse into the life of an operational pearl farm. This experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of what makes this place unique! Here we wave goodbye with a transfer back to Broome. On arrival you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Taste of the Kimberley reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are subject to change.
Today, after one last breakfast, we disembark Kimberley Quest II. Followed by a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour, offering you a rare glimpse into the life of an operational pearl farm. This experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of what makes this place unique! Here we wave goodbye with a transfer back to Broome. On arrival you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation.
This morning we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and 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. Mid-morning, we cruise towards 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 spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Later we explore Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining our guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Before unwinding on the sundeck capturing one last sunset aboard Kimberley Quest II.
This morning will find us exploring Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Taking an exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Followed by your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, Mackerel, Tuna and Queenfish at the Kingfisher Islands. In the afternoon, we explore the Sale River taking an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools. Along the way we will point out ancient rock art from the excursion vessel.
A courtesy vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Broome at approximately 9.00am. Your Quest begins with a transfer to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On arrival, you will be transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy lunch whilst crossing King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago; this is your first taste of the Kimberley. Cool off with a refreshing swim in one of many Kimberley freshwater pools, followed by a scenic tender excursion. This evening you can witness one of the spectacular Kimberley sunsets.
* = Indicative
Map for Taste of the Kimberley
Kimberley Quest II, the ship servicing Taste of the Kimberley

Kimberley Quest II

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 24 metres

Passenger Capacity: 18

Built: 2005

The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in complete comfort and style.
This custom-built vessel is fully air-conditioned, equipped with a helipad, spa, large en-suited cabins and offers indoor and outdoor alfresco areas so there will always be plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets. Whilst on board take advantage of the extensive library, including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels, otherwise sit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and learn more about the Kimberley outback.
Accommodating just 18 passengers and 6 crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in luxurious and intimate surrounds. You have the choice of 9 cabins from deluxe twin, double, superior and the exclusive flybridge. All cabins feature private ensuites, individual air-conditioning, viewing windows, mini-refrigerators and are serviced daily by your hostess.
Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities both on and off land, exploring the spectacular region with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley coastline. During your cruise you are free to do as much or as little as you wish and can be sure that your Kimberley Cruise with us will exceed your expectations!

 

• Explore Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls

• Cruise towards the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia's largest inshore reef

• Discover Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining your guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon
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