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Southern Kimberley Sailing Expedition

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 Cruise Length
11 Days
 Cruise Starts
Broome
 Cruise Finishes
Broome
11 Day Southern Kimberley Sailing Expedition Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Australia
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Ship Class
Sailing Yacht
Passengers
32
Crew
33
Launched
1997
Refurbished
2021
Cruise Code
KRIBME7

Overview

Ponant invites you to experience Australia's unique and spectacular Kimberley coast in a remarkable new way, under sail aboard its emblematic yacht Le Ponant. The majestic three-masted yacht, with elegant lines and an intimate atmosphere for only 32 like-minded guests, is redefining barefoot luxury expeditions. A crew to guest ratio of more than 1 to 1 and an expedition staff to guest ratio of 1 to 8, combine to provide the pinnacle Kimberley expedition sailing experience.

Unique to the experience, Ponant has partnered with the Paspaley group to include a spectacular scenic flight over...read more the Kimberley landscape aboard their Grumman Mallard amphibious aircraft between Broome and Kuri Bay. Often referred to as the "Antarctica of the tropics," the Kimberley is renowned for its natural beauty and cultural significance. It is the pristine environment, wild, rugged and remote landscapes that gives rise to the comparison. The ancient landscape is the epitome of a sunburnt country, the vast plains and rugged red sandstone gorges are quintessentially Australian and like nowhere else.

The Kimberley is one of the world's last great Wilderness areas, and one of Australia's greatest natural assets. The 13,000km of remote isolated coastline boasts more than 2,600 islands and is home to the oldest continuous culture on earth, the world's largest living reptile, the only two 'Horizontal Falls' on the planet, the world's largest inshore reef, extensive undisturbed mangrove forests, wild rivers, important seabird and marine turtle breeding colonies and the largest population of migrating humpback whales on the planet. It is a national biodiversity hotspot and listed in the top 4% of least impacted marine environments worldwide.

Our Barefoot luxury sailing expeditions are fully flexible itineraries with no predetermined destinations. With a maximum of 32 guests, we are able to create bespoke itineraries showcasing the changing environment throughout the dry season from April to September. Each day's activities will be determined by the Captain and Expedition Leader, taking into account the season, prevailing weather, tide and sea conditions to deliver the best experience possible.

Night in Broome + Flight Broome/Kuri Bay + Night in Broome

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Broome
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Day 2: Fly from Broome to Kuri Bay
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18:00
Day 3: Southern Kimberley Coast
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Day 4: Southern Kimberley Coast
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Day 5: Southern Kimberley Coast
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Day 6: Southern Kimberley Coast
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Day 7: Southern Kimberley Coast
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Day 8: Southern Kimberley Coast
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Day 9: Broome
07:00
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Day 10: Broome
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Day 11: Broome
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard Le Ponant

Le Ponant
Le Ponant

This sleek, expertly designed 88-metre-long and 56-metre-high three-master is one of the most majestic yachts in the world. Read more

Free as a Bird
Free as a Bird

Le Ponant embodies a simple philosophy - the freedom to do or not to do. Onboard Le Ponant, everyone is free to set their own pace. Read more

Room with a View
Room with a View

With an emphasis on space and freedom, Le Ponant gives guests a sense of being on their own private yacht. Read more

Gourmet Gastronomy
Gourmet Gastronomy

Locally sourced, gourmet and refined gastronomy celebrates the delights of fine food and the riches of nature. Read more

What's On Board
What's On Board

Book a spa treatment, endulge in fine gastronomic cuisine or relax in the common areas, designed by French design studio Jean-Philippe Nuel. Read more

Discovery and Exploration
Discovery and Exploration

Join Ponant's world-renowned expedition team and naturalist experts in a breathtaking sailing environment. Read more

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Kimberley Expedition Guide

Ponant Kimberley Expedition Guide (2023-26)

A beguiling wilderness of rugged ancient landscapes, cavernous gorges and wildlife-filled ravines, the Kimberley is one of the world’s last true frontiers. With PONANT as your guide, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through this spellbinding region is guaranteed.

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Note
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 Ponant. For cruise itineraries, cabin images are sourced from Ponant. 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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