14 Day Kimberley Coast Cruise (MS Island Sky)

APT Small Ship Cruise starting in Broome and finishing in Darwin

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 14 Day Kimberley Coast Cruise (MS Island Sky). Start your journey with three nights in Broome. With tumbling falls, fascinating reefs and gorges carved by majestic and powerful rivers, the Kimberley coast is simply spectacular. Cruise from Broome to Darwin for 10 nights on...read more
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: Small Ship Cruise (Premium)
Cruise Ship: MS Island Sky
Duration: 14 Days
From: Broome to Darwin
Tour Code: GKISB14
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Australia
Our Price From:
$ 13,316
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 444
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Arrive Broome
Arrive in Broome and enjoy dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill. Stay Three Nights: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (D)
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Broome
Enjoy a guided Broome sightseeing tour and learn about Indigenous culture and Japanese pearl divers. Afterwards, visit the Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park. This crocodile and animal refuge features some of the largest crocodiles in Australia, as well as finding colourful birdlife, a cassowary, rare white and black dingoes, kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies. (B/L/D)
3
Broome
Visit the award-winning Willie Creek Pearl Farm for a tour. Enjoy lunch and a beer tasting at the iconic Matso’s Broome Brewery. Later, enjoy a spectacular sunset camel ride on the sands of Cable Beach. (B/L/D)
4
Broome, Embark Ship
This morning check out of your hotel and take part in a short Broome tour before transferring to your expedition ship.Get to know your fellow guests, and Expedition Team during a Welcome Dinner tonight. Stay 10 Nights: MS Island Sky (B/D)
5
Adele Island, Buccaneer Archipelago
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. (B/L/D)
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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.
7
Raft Point, Doubtful Bay, Montgomery Reef
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. Later cruise through Doubtful Bay, an amazing location for whale watching during the season. (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.
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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)
12
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.
13
At sea
Enjoy a full day to relax at sea and take in a presentation from your Expedition Team. 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)
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Disembark Ship, Depart Darwin.
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport or your Darwin hotel. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Ride into the iconic Cable Beach sunset on the back of one of Broome's beloved camels..
  • Board a high powered fast-boat to ride the massive tide at the spectacular Horizontal Falls..
  • Explore the sandstone gorge carved by King George River to the 80 metre cascade of King George Falls, the highest in WA..
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 16 destinations
  • 10-night cruise aboard your elegant small ship
  • Expert 10-member APT Expedition Team and Leader
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Airport transfers, port charges, sightseeing and park fees
MS Island Sky
  • Featuring just 57 suites with a maximum of 118 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.
  • Several public lounges and bars and a large outside deck are perfect for taking in the ever-changing panoramas.
Included Meals
  • 37 included meals over the course of your trip
  • Exclusive beverage package on your cruise
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Cruising itinerary is 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
  • Independent touring in Broome is unescorted
  • Prices are for cruise/land only. Flights not included
APT
APT Reviews: (251)
Cruises on Sale: 293
Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
MS Island Sky Deck Plans
Standard Suites (Forward)
Standard Suites
Superior Suites
Premium Suites
Corner Suites
Deluxe Balcony Suites
Owners Balcony Suites
Magellan Deck
Columbus Deck
Marco Polo Deck
Erikson Deck
Explorer Deck
MS Island Sky Cabin Types
Standard Suites
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Standard Suite

  • Standard Suite, 244 sq .ft/ 22.7 sq. m
  • Large portholes
  • All suites feature outside views and feature elegant ensuites.
  • A hairdryer, plush bathrobe, slippers and designer toiletries are also provided.
  • Flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone
  • Enjoy the convenience of a mini-fridge, individual climate control and bottled water provided daily
Superior Suites
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Superior Suite

  • Superior Suite, 232 sq. ft/ 21.6 sq. m
  • Large window
  • All suites feature outside views and feature elegant ensuites.
  • A hairdryer, plush bathrobe, slippers and designer toiletries are also provided.
  • Flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone
  • Enjoy the convenience of a mini-fridge, individual climate control and bottled water provided daily
Premium Suites
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Premium Suite

  • Premium Suite, 217 sq .ft/ 20.2 sq. m
  • Sliding glass doors with direct deck access
  • All suites feature outside views and feature elegant ensuites.
  • A hairdryer, plush bathrobe, slippers and designer toiletries are also provided.
  • Flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone
  • Enjoy the convenience of a mini-fridge, individual climate control and bottled water provided daily
Corner Suites
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Corner Suite

  • Corner Suite, 237 sq .ft/ 22 sq. m
  • Sliding glass doors with direct deck access
  • All suites feature outside views and feature elegant ensuites.
  • A hairdryer, plush bathrobe, slippers and designer toiletries are also provided.
  • Flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone
  • Enjoy the convenience of a mini-fridge, individual climate control and bottled water provided daily
Deluxe Balcony Suites
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Deluxe Balcony Suite

  • Deluxe Balcony Suite, 268 sq .ft/ 24.9 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private balacony with table & chairs, 4 sq. m
  • All suites feature outside views and feature elegant ensuites.
  • A hairdryer, plush bathrobe, slippers and designer toiletries are also provided.
  • Flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone
  • Enjoy the convenience of a mini-fridge, individual climate control and bottled water provided daily
Owners Suites
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Owners Suite

  • Owner's Balcony Suite, 322 sq .ft/ 30 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private balacony with table, chairs & sunlounger, 8 sq. m
  • All suites feature outside views and feature elegant ensuites.
  • A hairdryer, plush bathrobe, slippers and designer toiletries are also provided.
  • Flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone
  • Enjoy the convenience of a mini-fridge, individual climate control and bottled water provided daily
Prices & Dates
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Trip Starts Trip Ends Ship Retail Offer Save Our Price  
Wednesday
05 Jun 2019
Tuesday
18 Jun 2019
MS Island Sky

14,240

per person

444

per person

13,796

per person

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Tuesday
25 Jun 2019
Monday
08 Jul 2019
MS Island Sky

14,240

per person

444

per person

13,796

per person

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Monday
15 Jul 2019
Sunday
28 Jul 2019
MS Island Sky

14,240

per person

444

per person

13,796

per person

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Sunday
04 Aug 2019
Saturday
17 Aug 2019
MS Island Sky

13,940

per person

432

per person

13,508

per person

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Saturday
24 Aug 2019
Friday
06 Sep 2019
MS Island Sky

13,740

per person

424

per person

13,316

per person

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Saturday
24 Aug 2019
Friday
06 Sep 2019
MS Island Sky

21,785

per person

746

solo traveller

21,039

solo traveller

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
MS Island Sky
Lead in Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Standard Suite $ 300
Superior Suite $ 1,400
Deluxe Balcony Suite $ 3,300
Premium Balcony Suite $ 3,500
Corner Balcony Suite $ 4,200
Owners Balcony Suite $ 5,100

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Cruise Consultant will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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