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Kimberley Coastal Expedition

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 Trip Length
10 Days
 Trip Starts
Broome
 Trip Finishes
Darwin
10 Day Kimberley Coastal Expedition Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
Trip Operator
Trip Style
Small Ship Cruise
Departures
Trip Code
GKKCB10
Cruise Line
Seabourn
Ship
Passengers
264
Crew
120
Launched
2023

Overview

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 10 Day Kimberley Coastal Expedition. Cruise along the stunning Kimberley Coast aboard the luxurious Seabourn Pursuit. Visit some of the Kimberley’s majestic natural wonders including Horizontal Falls, Montgomery Reef, Bigge Island, King George Falls and more. Enjoy delectable dining and luxury accommodation on board your ship.

Itinerary

Today, we'll meet you at the airport before welcoming you aboard your expedition ship. The Seabourn Pursuit is the newest and most luxurious ship on the Kimberley Coast, boasting incredible facilities, delectable dining options and personalised service. You might like to admire the views from the panoramic balcony of your spacious suite, sip champagne on the outdoor deck, take a dip in the infinity pool or share stories of your adventures with your newfound friends in one of the luxurious shared spaces.

A relaxed dinner this evening gives you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and sets the tone for the next nine nights on board. Stay Nine Nights: Seabourn Pursuit (D)

Cruise to Adele Island and join your Expedition Team member for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef, teeming with an array of coral and marine life, including reef sharks and stingrays. There's further promise of turquoise waters this afternoon as your ship arrives in the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands.

This evening, enjoy a Captain's welcome dinner. (B/L/D)

Explore Talbot Bay and Cyclone Creek. Accompanied by your Expedition Team Leader, you'll weave nimbly past the dramatic folds of rock formations, keeping a look out for local wildlife. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create the unique Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, board a zodiac with your Expedition Team to view this incredible natural phenomenon.

Today, visit Freshwater Cove and Montgomery Reef, where you will enjoy two Signature Experiences. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • At Freshwater Cove take a guided hike to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. The unique figures depicted are ritually repainted each year, but scientific estimates date the originals as far back as 5,000 years.
  • Following your visit to Freshwater Cove, depart with your Expedition Team to discover Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. The reef 'rises' out of the ocean as tidal waters cascade into surrounding channels.

You are transported to Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to the towering red cliffs and tangled mangroves of Hunter River and Porosus Creek. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems, the harbour and its waterways are rich in wildlife including mudskippers and saltwater crocodiles. Porosus Creek takes its name from the scientific name for saltwater crocodile, a good indication of what we're looking for today. Keen birdwatchers should keep a careful eye out for kingfishers, egrets, herons and white-bellied sea eagles.

To enhance your day, you might choose to set out on a thrilling helicopter flight to see Mitchell Falls in all its splendour from above (flight at own expense). (B/L/D)

Today, enjoy a Signature Experience on Bigge Island. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Approximately six kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is ripe for discovery today. It's well known for its Aboriginal rock art, created by the Wunambal people, and you'll explore a network of caves throughout the island. Here, discover paintings that display fascinating examples of first-contact art and Wandjina figures.

Enjoy a relaxed morning aboard your luxurious ship.

This afternoon, pay a special visit to Ashmore Reef Marine Park. Located in the Timor Sea and spanning 583 square kilometres, the reef is a sanctuary for many marine species. Every year, more than 100,000 seabirds breed here, including crested terns, white-tailed tropicbirds and great frigatebirds. In addition to the prolific birdlife, beneath the clear tropical waters, the coral reefs, seagrass meadows, sandflats and lagoons of Ashmore Reef are home to a colourful array of marine life. 255 species of reef building coral dwell here - the greatest number of any reef on the West Australian coast.

Our visit to Ashmore Reef is required to ensure we comply with Australian government regulations. Pending favourable weather and sea conditions, you'll explore this sanctuary via Zodiac with your Expedition Team. (B/L/D)

This morning, join your Expedition Team on an intriguing discovery. Walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash-landed near Vansittart Bay during World War II.

Later, we reposition in the bay to visit Jar Island and discover the island's outstanding rock art gallery. During your exploration here, you'll see fascinating examples of Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) paintings, dating back more than 20,000 years. (B/L/D)

Today, your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Join your Expedition Team aboard a Zodiac to meander through King George River's gorge system, passing mangrove-fringed coves and sheer red cliffs. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, which plunge 80 metres over a soaring sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season.

Arriving at Darwin this morning means it's time to say goodbye to your ship and to be transferred to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • View the incredible natural phenomenon Horizontal Falls
  • Join your Expedition Team to explore Montgomery Reef by Zodiac
  • Step ashore on Bigge Island and discover Aboriginal rock art created by the Wunambal people
  • Experience the natural wonder of King George Falls aboard a Zodiac

  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • Experiences in 11 destinations
  • Services of an APT Cruise Director
  • Price includes airport transfers, port charges and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 26 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages

  • Nine nights aboard Seabourn Pursuit.

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • High Zodiac Activity – This expedition cruise uses Zodiacs for most excursions
  • Prices are for tour only, flights not included

Trip Reviews (4) Most Recent 'Kimberley Coastal Expedition' Reviews

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The Amazing Kimberley 2 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
The cruise on the Caledonian Sky was once again a wonderful adventure. This was the fourth time we have travelled on this ship. Previously we had toured with Noble Caledonian tours and we can honestly say that the service from the expedition team and hotel staff was the same which was of high quality The highlight of the trip was Montgomery's reef. ...read more If you thinking of taking this trip it would be better at the end of the wet season as when we where there in September the waterfalls were dry but the landscape was beautiful. The knowledge of the expedition team was fantastic.

The only negative was that on arrival in Broome we had not been booked into the hotel that we originally booked and paid for due to confusion between Oaks and APT but the staff of Oaks Cable Beach were able to organise with Oaks Town for us to stay with them sat the Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary. Thank you Rachael from Oaks Cable Beach.
Kimberley Cruise 1 , WA, Australia, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time on the Kimberley cruise. The Caledonian Sky was very comfortable, the meals and drinks were first rate and the crew were excellent, very attentive and always polite. Overall, we’d give it 10 out of 10.
Fabulous Kimberley cruise 1 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our Kimberley cruise. The crew were lovely, and efficient, and the expedition team were great… very knowledgeable and helpful. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. The food was great.. with lots of variety, but also not huge portion sizes ( which I appreciated ). We did have a few COVID cases on board… but the Captain was very ...read more good with keeping us informed on what was happening. A great and comfortable way to see the Kimberley coast.
Kimberley Coast Trip to Remember 2 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2022
Travelled on APT Caledonian Sky 9 night cruise from Broome to Darwin late May 2022. We had the most wonderful time. The sights and experiences were unforgettable and we loved every moment of the cruise. Very professional, very organised, food above expectations. Cannot fault any aspect of this trip. Special thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys for ...read more her assistance over the past couple of years as we maneuvered our way through COVID and cancelled trips. Hannah was always timely in her responses and kept us informed of any new developments. Will certainly book through Hannah and Global Journeys for future trips.
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Deck Plans

Deck 9
 
Category V2
Veranda Suite
 
Category V4
Veranda Suite
 
Panorama Veranda Suite
 
Penthouse Suite
 
Wintergarden Suite
 
Signature Suite
Deck 8
 
Category V2
Veranda Suite
 
Category V4
Veranda Suite
 
Panorama Veranda Suite
 
Penthouse Suite
 
Wintergarden Suite
 
Owners Suite
Deck 7
 
Category V2
Veranda Suite
 
Category V3
Veranda Suite
 
Panorama Veranda Suite
Deck 6
 
Category V1
Veranda Suite
 
Category V3
Veranda Suite
 
Panorama Veranda Suite
Deck 5
Deck 4
Deck 3

Cabins

Category V1 - V4 (Veranda Suite)

All suites feature a private veranda, comfortable living area, queen size or twin beds, walk-in closet, flat-screen television, complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences and spacious bathroom with bath tub and shower. Approximately 33 sqm, including a veranda of 7 sqm.

Panorama Veranda Suite

Semi-circular separate living area with comfortable seating and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Queen-sized bed or twin beds oriented to face the windows to enjoy views of beautiful scenery and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Bathroom features a separate shower and large soaking tub placed next to a wide window. Total Space: 420 sq. ft. (39 sq.m.)

Penthouse Suite

All Penthouse Suites onboard Seabourn Venture feature a comfortable living area; private veranda; queen-size bed or two twin beds; walk-in closet; personal safe; interactive TV with music and movies; fully stocked bar and refrigerator; writing desk with personalized stationery; makeup vanity; spacious bathroom, separate tub and shower, plush robes, slippers, luxury health and beauty products, hairdryer and 110/220V AC outlets.

Wintergarden Suite

All Wintergarden Suites onboard Seabourn Venture feature a comfortable living area; private veranda; queen-size bed or two twin beds; walk-in closet; personal safe; interactive TV with music and movies; fully stocked bar and refrigerator; writing desk with personalized stationery; makeup vanity; spacious bathroom, separate tub and shower, plush robes, slippers, luxury health and beauty products, hairdryer and 110/220V AC outlets.

Signature Suite

All Signature Suites onboard Seabourn Venture feature a comfortable living area; private veranda; queen-size bed or two twin beds; walk-in closet, personal safe; interactive TV with music and movies; fully stocked bar and refrigerator; writing desk with personalized stationery; makeup vanity; spacious bathroom, separate tub and shower, plush robes, slippers, luxury health and beauty products, hairdryer and 110/220V AC outlets.

Owners Suite

Owner's Suites on Seabourn Venture feature a comfortable living area; private veranda; queen-size bed or two twin beds; extra-large walk-in closet for expedition gear; personal safe; interactive flat-screen TV with music and movies; fully stocked bar and refrigerator; writing desk with personalized stationery; makeup vanity; spacious bathroom with double vanities, tub and shower, plush robes, slippers, hairdryer and 110/220V AC outlets.

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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Veranda Suite V2 D8 $ 700
Veranda Suite V2 D7 $ 700
Veranda Suite V2 D6 $ 700
Veranda Suite V3 D6 $ 1,300
Veranda Suite V3 D5 $ 1,300
Veranda Suite V4 D7 $ 2,000
Veranda Suite V4 D8 $ 2,000
Penthouse Suite DD8 $ 6,500
Penthouse Suite DD7 $ 6,500
Penthouse Suite D8 $ 6,500
Penthouse Suite D7 $ 6,500
Penthouse Panorama Suite D8 $ 8,500
Penthouse Panorama Suite D7 $ 8,500
Penthouse Panorama Suite D6 $ 8,500
Penthouse Panorama Suite D5 $ 8,500
Owners Suite $ 16,300
Signature Suite $ 19,600
Wintergarden Suite $ 20,000
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Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by APT. For cruise itineraries, cabin images are sourced from APT. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on the ship selected and your sailing dates.

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