1 Arrive Broome
Your incredible adventure begins today in Broome. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may choose to relax by the pool or perhaps visit iconic Cable Beach, or head into town where you will discover Broome's rich and colourful history. Stay: Oaks Broome
Today, discover Broome's fascinating pearling and maritime history during a visit to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. You will also learn how the pearling industry operates today and view some of the beautiful pearls and pearl-jewellery that Broome is famous for. This afternoon, you will transfer to the wharf to board your ship. Meet your friendly crew and fellow travellers at the Captain's Welcome Drinks while you sail amongst stunning scenery. Stay 10 Nights: Coral Adventurer (B/L/D)
3 Lacepede Islands
Cruise to the Lacepede Islands (subject to conditions), a group of four islands home to an abundance of marine birds. The islands support over one percent of the world population of Lesser Frigatebirds and Roseate Terns. Because of this the islands are considered an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International. (B/L/D)
4 Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Travel through the Buccaneer Archipelago, a group of over 800 islands strewn across the azure waters of the Timor Sea. Your skilled captain navigates smoothly through the hidden whirlpools, unmarked rocks and reefs caused by the largest tides in the Southern Hemisphere. The islands' rocks are over two billion years old, still in pristine condition due to the isolation and minimal tourism of the area. We head towards Talbot Bay and see the majestic Horizontal Falls. After your Insider Experience, explore the stunning white sands at Silica Beach. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: When the 12-metre tide turns at Horizontal Falls, strong currents rush through the two narrow coastal gorges, creating a cascading effect. Board a Zodiac for a ride through the falls.
5 Kuri Bay, Raft Point, Ruby Falls
Cruise Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Board the Xplorer and travel to striking Raft Point, where you will have the opportunity to see ancient Wandjina rock art alongside some of the Kimberley's most well-preserved Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. Later, explore Red Cone Creek and visit the serene Ruby Falls. (B/L/D)
6 Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay
Experience a truly spectacular moment when Montgomery Reef rises out of the ocean as the tide falls. Stretching over 300 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean, witness the miniature waterfalls cascade down the exposed reef walls in all directions, creating an awe-inspiring effect. Discover the reef's diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks. Later, make sure to have your camera at the ready as you cruise through the dramatic and rugged sea cliffs at Doubtful Bay. (B/L/D)
7 Prince Regent River, King Cascades, Careening Bay
Cruise the Prince Regent River, named by the crew of the survey vessel, the HMC Mermaid, who were the first Europeans to discover it in 1820. Look out for saltwater crocodiles gliding through the opaque water. Afterwards spend time at leisure wandering Careening Bay. Then, with a knowledgeable guide, you'll journey to the site of the iconic boab tree engraved with ‘HMC Mermaid 1820', miraculously visible after almost 200 years. Learn about the ship and crew who left their mark in the iconic tree before heading back to your ship. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Admire the King Cascades, a spectacular waterfall that falls in torrents over terraced rock formations.
8 Prince Frederick Harbour
Visit Prince Frederick Harbour, located at the southern end of York Sound. Composed of ancient mangroves and monsoon rainforests, this region is a wonderland of wetland delights. And because of its isolated environment, you'll hopefully come across a rare creature or two basking on the sunny banks. Other critters like white-bellied sea eagles and birds of prey are often seen here among the predators. Head back to your ship in the afternoon. (B/L/D)
9 Winyalken Bay
After anchoring in Winyalken Bay, travel ashore and explore the maze of natural sandstone caves of Hathaway's Hideaway. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: This evening, pull up a chair and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean while you savour a delicious gourmet Australian beach barbecue.
10 Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
View the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 plane that crashed at Vansittart Bay during World War II in 1945. Later, you'll see Jar Island and its abundance of high quality and ancient Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings etched into the alcoves and cave walls. Many of these images show figures with elegant clothing or ornaments. (B/L/D)
11 King George River, Tranquil Bay
Jump aboard the Xplorer and discover rugged gorges carved by the force of the mighty King George River. After your Insider Experience, explore the pristine beach and luscious green landscape at Tranquil Bay. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Board a Zodiac and cruise to the base of magnificent King George Falls. Towering 80 metres above the water and reminiscent of an outdoor cathedral, the twin falls are one of the Kimberley's most spectacular attractions.
12 Depart Darwin
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to your hotel. At your leisure visit Crocosaurus Cove home to some of the biggest Saltwater Crocodiles, see these unique creatures up close. Stay Three Nights: Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin (B)
After a relaxing morning, take a city sights tour visiting Darwin's most iconic points of interest. (B)
14 Kakadu National Park
Today travel to Kakadu National Park. Learn about the pristine ecosystem and discover the billabongs and birdlife of this World Heritage-listed region. (B/L)
15 Disembark Darwin
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)