11 Day Kimberley Coast Cruise (MS Caledonian Sky) (Reverse)

APT Small Ship Cruise starting in Darwin and finishing in Broome

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 11 Day Kimberley Coast Cruise (MS Caledonian Sky) (Reverse). With tumbling falls, fascinating reefs and gorges carved by majestic and powerful rivers, the Kimberley coast is simply spectacular. Cruise in luxury along the stunning coast for 10 nights onboard the MS Caledonian...read more
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: Small Ship Cruise (Premium)
Cruise Ship: MS Caledonian Sky
Duration: 11 Days
From: Darwin to Broome
Tour Code: GKCS11R
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Australia
Our Price From:
$ 10,803
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 444
Per Person ($AU)
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1
Arrive Darwin, Embark Ship
Arrive in Darwin and be transferred to your boutique ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, for what promises to be an epic journey. Enjoy dinner on board as you set sail. (D) Stay 10 Nights: MS Caledonian Sky
2
At sea
Become familiar with your small expedition ship and its outstanding facilities as you enjoy a full day at sea. (B/L/D)
3
Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls
Wake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in World War II. Arriving at King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls. The highest single drop falls in Western Australia, it plunges approximately 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff. (B/L/D)
4
Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
With your Expedition Team, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island's Indigenous rock art gallery. See examples of the Kimberley's mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years. (B/L/D)
5
Bigge Island
Off the coast of the Kimberley, approximately 6 kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is filled with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. The island is well-known for its Indigenous rock art, which was created by the Wunambal people. In caves throughout the island, see examples of first contact art and Wandjina figures. (B/L/D)
6
Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls
Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tidal system and pristine ecosystem, there is an incredible range of wildlife to discover here including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and birds. Explore the Hunter River and visit Naturalist Island where an optional helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls departs (additional expense). (B/L/D)
7
Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George's Basin
Visit Careening Bay, the home of the Mermaid boab tree, and where Phillip Parker King was forced to beach his damaged ship, the HMC Mermaid in 1820. You'll explore Prince Regent Nature Reserve, a protected area, and cruise St George's Basin. (B/L/D)
8
Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point
Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef 'rises' out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef's diverse marine life. Cruise through Doubtful Bay and land at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site with a local guide. (B/L/D)
9
Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef 'rises' out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef's diverse marine life. Cruise through Doubtful Bay and land at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site with a local guide. (B/L/D)
10
Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island
Cruise the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands and then arrive at Adele Island and explore this important location for breeding seabirds. Savour a Farewell Dinner this evening. (B/L/D)
11
Disembark Ship, Depart Broome
After breakfast, be transferred to either Broome Airport or your Broome hotel. (B)
1
Arrive Darwin, Embark Ship
Arrive in Darwin and be transferred to your expedition ship where you can settle in to your well-appointed suite or stateroom. Get to know your fellow guests, and Expedition Team during a Welcome Dinner tonight. Stay 10 Nights: MS Caledonian Sky (D)
2
At sea
Get acquainted with your expedition ship as you enjoy informative lectures from your Expedition Team on board while spending a day at sea en route to the spectacular Kimberley Coast. Learn about the fascinating ecology of Australia’s most remote coastline, one that is dominated by some of the most dramatic tidal conditions on Earth. Hear stories of the rich World War II history and get prepared to discover ancient Indigenous culture that dates back for tens of thousands of years. Take time to relax as you feel the pleasant pristine air of the Timor Sea fill your lungs and then take advantage of the Open Bridge policy for the chance to make acquaintances with your ship’s Captain. After dinner tonight, make your way to the Lounge for the evening entertainment. (B/L/D)
3
Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls
Wake up this morning on the Kimberley Coast as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Once known as Cape Ruilhieres, hear how this spectacular harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942, while carrying 91 passengers, 89 crew and a cargo of war supplies destined for the Australian Army at Wyndham. Arrive at King George River and board your ship’s fleet of Zodiacs with an Expedition Team member. Meander through the gorge system, travelling 12 kilometres upstream to discover hidden mangrove-fringed coves and 100-metre-high red-cliffs. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • While exploring the King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff. Get up close to this spectacular cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.
4
Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
Join your Expedition Team to take an informative walk across salt flats at Vansittart Bay to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. The C-53 is a modified civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner, an aircraft used extensively during World War II by the Allies. Later, visit Jar Island and see examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Gwion Gwion (formerly Bradshaw) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years. These stylised figures give impressions of movement, depicting people involved in ritual dancing, complete with elaborate clothing including tassels hanging from the arms and waist. The style of these paintings are very distinctive. (B/L/D)
5
Bigge Island
Discover Bigge Island today, off the coast of the Kimberley, approximately six kilometres from the mainland. In caves throughout the island, see examples of first contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th century. Learn how the mysterious Wandjina figures are unique to the Kimberley, to the Wunambal, the Wandjina is the supreme Creator and a symbol of fertility and rain who comes to the Kimberley every wet season to bring life. This belief in a single Creator or God is unique to the Kimberley. Many of the Wandjina art sites are still repainted each year as a tradition which reconnects the Wunambal to their Creator. Having been repainted annually for the past 5,000 years, this is thought to be the oldest continuous sacred painting tradition on the planet. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Bigge Island is well known for its Indigenous rock art, which was created by the Wunambal people.
6
Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls
Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, there is an incredible range of wildlife to discover here including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and a plethora of bird species including kingfishers, egrets, herons and the majestic white-bellied sea eagles. Board a Zodiac with your Expedition Team to explore the Hunter River, then visit Naturalist Island where an optional helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls departs (own expense, guests are advised to pre-register interest). (B/L/D)
7
Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve
Visit Careening Bay, the home of the historic Mermaid Boab Tree, where in 1820 Lieutenant Phillip Parker King used the area’s massive tides to beach his damaged ship, the HMC Mermaid to repair a leak in the ship’s hull. One of King’s crew members carved the ship’s name in a Boab Tree that overlooks the bay, and today you have the chance to see for yourself a living piece of Australian colonial history. Continue on to explore Prince Regent Nature Reserve, a protected area that is only accessible by boat and is recognised as a national biodiversity hotspot. Spend time in the picturesque area of Hanover Bay and perhps visit St George Basin by Zodiac to see saltwater crocodiles and numerous marine creatures if tidal conditions permit. (B/L/D)
8
Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point
Cruise through Doubtful Bay, an amazing location for whale watching during the season. Later, travel ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site, gaining a unique perspective from a local Indigenous guide (when available). The Wandjina is known as a living art tradition as these stunning figures are ritually repainted, however scientific estimates show that the original depictions date as far back as 5,000 years. These figures, identified as having a distinctive plate-like face with no mouth, are said to show a powerful creator being. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life. Keep an eye out for unique bird life and turtles who may pop their heads up from time to time.
9
Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Cruise through to Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create an amazing spectacle, the incredible Horizontal Falls. David Attenborough described these impressive tides as “one the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Later, take a Zodiac cruise through Cyclone Creek to see dramatic folding in the rock formations and keep an eye out for native birdlife and saltwater crocodiles. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Subject to tidal conditions, embark on a ride through Horizontal Falls on a high-powered fast boat.
10
Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island
Arrive in the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and board your ship’s Zodiacs with your Expedition Team to explore this remote and isolated island. The island is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area for sea birds and waders and is an important habitat for breeding frigatebirds, brown boobies, cormorants and Australian pelicans. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef which is home to soft and hard corals and a large variety of marine life including reef sharks and stingrays. Savour a Farewell Dinner this evening with new-found friends as you sail towards the historic pearling town of Broome. (B/L/D)
11
Disembark Ship, Depart Broome
After breakfast on board this morning, the time has come to bid farewell to your wonderful crew as you disembark your ship for the last time. Enjoy a short Broome orientation tour before being transferred to Broome airport later this afternoon. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Admire King George Falls, the tallest single drop falls in Western Australia
  • Marvel at the incredible wildlife and Indigenous art of Bigge Island
  • Explore the tidal phenomenon and marine life of Montgomery Reef
  • Take an exhilarating high powered fast boat ride through the spectacular Horizontal Falls
  • See the seabird breeding location of Adele Island
  • View the wreckage of a DC3
  • Witness the soaring red cliffs at Prince Frederick Harbour
  • Visit the site of the HMC Mermaid's repair in 1820 at Careening Bay
  • See Indigenous art at Raft Point
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 18 destinations
  • 10 night Kimberley Coast cruise aboard APT's exclusive expedition small ship the MS Caledonian Sky
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Port charges, sightseeing, park fees and transfers
  • Expert 10-member APT Expedition Leader and Team
  • Transfers to and from your small ship
MS Caledonian Sky
  • Featuring just 57 suites with a maximum of 110 passengers, personalised attention is assured thanks to your crew of 75. This small ship is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment, as well as roll stabilisers to minimise the ship's motion.
  • Get up close to the action faster, thanks to the 10 Zodiac vessels. This means guests can explore together, resulting in less time waiting and more time discovering.
  • Enjoy all meals included on board, with a selection of wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and juices as well as tea and coffee served at your discretion throughout the day. Wi-Fi internet is also included for your convenience.
  • Spacious suites provide the elegance and state-of-the-art amenities of a boutique hotel. Each suite is at least 20 metres square – almost twice the size of suites on some other cruise ships her size, while a large number of suites have their very own private balconies. All suites feature ocean views, a sitting area and ensuite.
  • Take advantage of alfresco dining on the Lido Deck, unwind on the Sun Deck or enjoy a drink in the Panorama Lounge. You will also find a library, small gym and a hair salon.
Included Meals
  • Includes 29 meals - Enjoy 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 10 Dinners
  • Exclusive all-day beverages package
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and may be modified on board your ship
  • Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries
  • This tour also operates in reverse from Broome to Darwin
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Price is for land and cruise only. Flights not included
Journey Highlights
  • Explore the sandstone gorge carved by King George River to the 80 metre cascade of King George Falls, the highest in WA.
  • Witness the tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef as it rises out of the water.
  • Board a high powered fast-boat to ride the massive tide at the spectacular Horizontal Falls.
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 16 destinations
  • 10-night cruise aboard your elegant small ship
  • Expert 10-member Expedition Team and Leader
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Airport transfers, port charges, sightseeing and park fees
MS Caledonian Sky
  • Featuring just 57 suites with a maximum of 110 passengers, personalised attention is assured thanks to your crew of 75. This small ship is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment, as well as roll stabilisers to minimise the ship's motion.
  • Get up close to the action faster, thanks to the 10 Zodiac vessels. This means guests can explore together, resulting in less time waiting and more time discovering.
  • Enjoy all meals included on board, with a selection of wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and juices as well as tea and coffee served at your discretion throughout the day. Wi-Fi internet is also included for your convenience.
  • Spacious suites provide the elegance and state-of-the-art amenities of a boutique hotel. Each suite is at least 20 metres square – almost twice the size of suites on some other cruise ships her size, while a large number of suites have their very own private balconies. All suites feature ocean views, a sitting area and ensuite.
  • Take advantage of alfresco dining on the Lido Deck, unwind on the Sun Deck or enjoy a drink in the Panorama Lounge. You will also find a library, small gym and a hair salon.
Included Meals
  • 29 included meals over the course of your trip
  • Exclusive beverage package on your cruise
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and may be modified on board your ship
  • Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
APT
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
MS Caledonian Sky Deck Plans
Standard Suites (Forward)
Standard Suites
Superior Suites
Premium Suites
Deluxe Balcony Suites
Premium Balcony Suites
Owners Corner Suites
Panorama Deck
Castle Deck
Caledonian Deck
Promedade Deck
Bridge Deck
MS Caledonian Sky Cabin Types
Standard Suites
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Standard Suite

  • Standard Suite, 244 sq. ft/ 22.7 sq. m
  • Portholes
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
Superior Suites
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Superior Suite

  • Superior Suite, 232 sq. ft/ 21.6 sq. m
  • Large window
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
Premium Suites
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Premium Suite

  • Premium Suite, 217 sq. ft/ 20.2 sq. m
  • Large window
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Spacious wardrobe, dsressing table with large mirror and stool or desk
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
Deluxe Balcony Suites
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Deluxe Balcony Suite

  • Deluxe Balcony Suite, 260 sq. ft/ 24.2 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 4.2 sqm
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
Premium Balcony Suites
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Premium Balcony Suite

  • Premium Balcony Suite, 278 sq. ft/ 25.8 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 5.6 sqm
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
Owners Suites
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Owners Suite

  • Owner's Corner Suite, 304 sq. ft/ 28.2 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 11.6 sqm & two forward facing portholes
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
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Trip Starts Trip Ends Ship Retail Offer Save Our Price  
Sunday
07 Jul 2019
Wednesday
17 Jul 2019
MS Caledonian Sky

12,495

per person

444

per person

12,051

per person

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Saturday
03 Aug 2019
Tuesday
13 Aug 2019
MS Caledonian Sky

12,195

per person

432

per person

11,763

per person

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Friday
30 Aug 2019
Monday
09 Sep 2019
MS Caledonian Sky

11,195

per person

392

per person

10,803

per person

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
MS Caledonian Sky
Standard Suite Forward  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Standard Suite $ 300
Superior Suite $ 1,000
Premium Suite $ 2,000
Deluxe Balcony Suite $ 3,500
Premium Balcony Suite $ 3,700
Owners Corner Suite $ 4,200

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