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From its foundations in 1994 as a pilot boat for Broome Port, Kimberley Quest has grown into a multi-award winning, luxury Kimberley cruise company operating extended wilderness expeditions along the magnificent Kimberley coast.
Kimberley Quest is a dynamic and thriving business that has remained dedicated to providing all guests with an unforgettable experience. Whilst having operated now for over 20 years, the company still succeeds in exciting all those that step aboard and extends its passion for the Kimberley to all its guests.
With a strong sense of guest-focus and quality service, at the core of the business, Kimberley Quest looks forward to their adventure ahead.
The Kimberley Quest II is a 25 metre vessel that has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline, its custom design allows us to visit areas many other Kimberley cruises simply cannot reach. Whilst on board guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, a refreshing dip in the spa and gourmet cuisine prepared by our on-board chef. Cruising with a maximum of 18 guests our personalised service and attention to every detail means you will enjoy the amazing surrounds in complete comfort and luxury.
There are a range of Kimberley tours available, your daily cruise adventures feature a myriad of activities. Leaving the mother-ship in our custom-built tender vessels you will set out exploring the untouched river systems, viewing ancient Aboriginal rock art and fishing the tidal creeks as well as discovering the in-depth history of the area, viewing the rugged cliffs, caves, waterfalls and gorges, spotting wildlife, taking refreshing dips in secluded waterholes and much more!
The Kimberley is prolific with islands, whirlpools, inlets, extensive waterfalls, pristine beaches and unforgettable scenery that will take your breath away. The team at Kimberley Quest will convey their passion for this ancient land, forging the sights and sounds of the Kimberley into your memory forever.
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and viewing windows.
For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one double bed which can be split into two single beds.
Storage consists of a small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual airconditioning, personal mini-fridges and large viewing windows.
A small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and storage underneath your bed is also in your cabin.
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning and a personal mini-fridge. With a large window in the bedroom and a port hole in the ensuite you will never miss a moment of the magnificent Kimberley scenery.
Storage consists of a small closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.
Note: The queen size bed in this cabin is accessible from both sides.
The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in complete comfort and style.
Our 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 7 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 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!
Ship Profile & Stats
- Length: 24m
- Maiden Voyage: 2005
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 18
- Crew Nationality: Australian
- Officer Nationality: Australian
- Dining Staff Nationality: Australian
- Ship Registration: Australia
- Air Conditioning
- State of the art communications and Navigation systems
- Fresh desalinated water
- Sun Deck
- Main Lounge and Dining Area
|27 Apr '21||
Broome, Western Australia
|28 Apr '21||
Talbot Bay, Western Australia
|29 Apr '21||
Montgomery Reef, Western Australia
|30 Apr '21||
Sale River, Western Australia
|01 May '21||
Kuri Bay, Western Australia
|02 May '21||
Prince Regent River, Western Australia
|03 May '21||
Careening Bay, Western Australia
|03 May '21||
Bigge Island, Western Australia
|04 May '21||
Mitchell River, W.A., Australia
|05 May '21||
Vansittart Bay, Western Australia
|06 May '21||At sea|
|07 May '21||
Koolama Bay, Western Australia
|08 May '21||
King George River, Western Australia
|09 May '21||
Berkeley River, Western Australia
|10 May '21||
Wyndham, Western Australia
All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.
13 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Wyndham aboard Kimberley Quest II.
The Kimberley Quest II is a 25 metre fully air conditioned expedition vessels equipped with helipads. The vessel has been custom built for the remote Kimberley region, enabling it to explore estuaries and river systems inaccessible to larger boats. The vessel has the luxury of all private en-suite cabins, several deck areas for relaxation, sightseeing and alfresco dining. The talented chefs offer a diverse range of cuisine, incorporating some of the best local produce.
DAY 1: Broome â€“ Cape Leveque
Your Ultimate Quest begins when you embark the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.
DAY 2: Buccaneer Archipelago, Dugong Bay, Talbot Bay
This morning will find us crossing the vast 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 Dugong Bay, followed by a scenic tender excursion. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.
DAY 3: Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek
Early morning we take you barramundi fishing in Collier Bay and then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300kmÂ², making it Australiaâ€™s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. In the afternoon we cruise to Red Cone Hill for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or try your luck at mud-crabbing.
Day 4: Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point
This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive barramundi and threadfin salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, on the journey home, view ancient rock art from the tenders. We then head to Steep Island and anchor below Raft Point, as we prepare to 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 as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.
DAY 5: Langii, Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour
Visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the â€˜Petrified Warriorsâ€™. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle. Enjoy a swim in the pristine ocean. We then cruise between Augustus Island and the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settlerâ€™s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. Take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collecting rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.
DAY 6: Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Falls
Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvel at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the King Cascade waterfalls, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance â€“ wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Price Regent River which is renowned for big barra and threadfin salmon.
DAY 7: Careening Bay, Bigge Island
Visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydro-graphic survey off the Australian coastline. Next we cruise north to Bigge Island, one of the largest sandstone islands and home to amazing Bradshaw art and Wandjina art with a maritime theme. As we continue our journey, witness the rugged terrain and ancient weathered rocks from the vessel while cruising towards the Mitchell River.
DAY 8: Mitchell River, Surveyors Creek
We are now entering the incredible assortment of islands that form the Bonaparte Archipelago. Cruise to the Mitchell River, source of the magnificent Mitchell Falls where you can charter a helicopter and take an exhilarating ride over the Mitchell Falls. Drop a lure in later and perfect your fishing skills in these rich waters or go crocodile spotting. Late afternoon enjoy a swim in the cool tranquil waters of Surveyors creek.
DAY 9: Vansittart Bay, WWII DC3 Crash Site
Today we explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art. Named after Joseph Bradshaw, the first European to record these amazing paintings in 1891. Some Bradshaw art has been dated at over 17,000 years old, which is unique to the Kimberley. There is also the opportunity to visit the crash site of a DC3 aircraft, located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay.
DAY 10: Drysdale River
Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palm-studded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life, which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a barramundi, with many great â€œsnagsâ€ to fish around.
DAY 11: Glycosmis Falls, Pangali Cove, Koolama Bay
Early morning cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia. We then visit Glycosmis Falls to view a unbelievable Kimberley waterfall before witnessing the survivors camp at Pangali Cove where you can enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel â€˜Koolamaâ€™ was beached in February 1942, following the attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore on orders, by the shipâ€™s master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek.
DAY 12: King George River
At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River, for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing â€˜showerâ€™, Kimberley style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below, a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.
DAY 13: Berkeley River, Cambridge Gulf
Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Take an excursion with our guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching or try your luck at fishing. Marvel at the amphitheatre waterfalls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the saltwater meets the freshwater. Fish off the flat rocks for barramundi which are lurking in the rapids, alternatively walk to a fresh water pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Savour your last evening under the Kimberley skies as we cruise towards Cambridge Gulf, journey through the night towards the townsite of Wyndham.
DAY 14: Wyndham Port
Arrive into Wyndham Port early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II.