Sail in luxury aboard the custom-built Eclipse catamaran while exploring the rugged landscape of the Kimberley's ancient coastline

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Private chauffeur airport transfers + 10% discount + bonus onboard credit
Broome & The Kimberley
From A$12,250 pp
7 Night Expedition Cruise
1Overview
Overview

Discover the extraordinary Kimberley coast on this once-in-a-lifetime sailing adventure aboard luxury catamaran Eclipse. Experience icons of the Kimberley such as Montgomery Reef, the Horizontal Falls and Kings Cascade up close, with guided expeditions to remote sites only a fortunate few get the opportunity to visit. You'll spend seven nights in luxury onboard the Australian-built Eclipse in an elegantly appointed queen ensuite stateroom, with all chef-prepared gourmet meals and a pre-dinner cocktail included. With only eight guests and three crew members on board, this is a truly exceptional way to explore the Kimberley, culminating with a scenic helicopter flight over the Donkin and Mitchell Falls.

Eclipse Expeditions Leopard 50 sail
Eclipse Expeditions Kimberley waters
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Luxury Kimberley catamaran cruise

Scenic heli flight over Mitchell Falls

Unique marine and bird life

Horizontal Falls and King Cascade

Montgomery Reef and Hunter River

Gourmet meals prepared by the onboard chef

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • All meals, freshly prepared by the on-board chef
  • A selection of premium WA wines, spirits and local beers, including a Cocktail of the Day
  • Tea, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages
  • One West Australian Wine Night with a chef-prepared multi-course menu expertly paired with WA wines
  • Unlimited use of fishing tackle and expedition equipment including picnic rugs
  • All off-vessel experiences such as hikes, picnics and fishing
  • Private Mitchell Plateau heli experience on the final day
  • Road transfers from Broome to the vessel departure point
  • Private charter flight transfer to Broome from Mitchell Plateau on the final day
            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            The cruise commences in Cygnet Bay (near Broome), with guests disembarking at Hunter River before a scenic heli flight over the Mitchell Plateau. Private road and air transfers are included to and from Broome as per the itinerary. This journey is also available in the reverse direction. Direct flights to Broome are available from Kununurra, Darwin, Perth and some capital cities in Australia.

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            6Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            April to October departures. Please enquire for departure options.

            7Itinerary
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1: Cygnet Bay - welcome aboard

            You'll be collected in Broome for a private transfer to Cygnet Bay where you'll enjoy lunch at the Cygnet Bay Pearl farm. It's then time to board your private vessel, “Eclipse” from 2pm for a 3pm departure. Enjoy a sunset cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago accompanied by cocktails and canapes. Dinner will be served shortly after sunset while cruising to your first beautiful anchorage spot.

            Included: Lunch, Dinner

            *The following itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the captain and crew based on daily weather, sea and tide conditions to ensure you have the best possible experience

            Eclipse Expeditions Leopard 50 Cygnet Pearl Farm Kimberley Island Explorer

            Day 2: Horizontal Falls - Buccaneer Archipelago

            The southern heart of the Kimberley is characterised by blue water, endless islands and spectacular reef and tidal systems. Experience the immense power of the Horizontal Falls as you travel through this extraordinary geological phenomenon. With its powdery white sand and pristine waters, Silica Beach is one of the North West's finest beaches. Enjoy a swim, or simply soak up the sun, before jumping back on board for the journey to nearby Crocodile Creek where you'll discover walking trails canopied by the rainforest and a hidden waterfall oasis. Cruise past Cockatoo and Koolan Island and ease into the evening with a refreshing drink on the rooftop lounge followed by another beautiful gourmet dinner.

            Included: All meals

            Horizontal Falls

            Day 3: Raft Point - Montgomery Reef

            Wake up at the picturesque Raft Point anchorage and make the most of the area's great fishing, cultural tours and scenic walks. It's then time to prepare for another Kimberley icon, sailing over brunch to Montgomery Reef. Described as the eighth wonder of the world, this unique ecosystem and tidal phenomenon is made up of 400 square kilometres of coral reef emerging out of the ocean, forming countless waterfalls, gorges of cascading reefs and a concentrated marine life hotspot. The afternoon's activities are up to you, with options including fishing, sunset beach drinks and onshore walks to explore this ancient area.

            Included: All meals

            Montgomery Reef Tourism WA

            Day 4: Doubtful Bay - Ruby Falls

            Today's itinerary will be determined by the tide in this diverse region of the Kimberley where five exquisite river systems all converge into the protected Doubtful Bay. Enjoy private access to the beautiful waterfalls of the Sale River and Red Cone Creek, cast a line for the elusive Barramundi or Golden Snapper, and cool off with a relaxing soak in your own private billabong.

            Included: All meals

            Eclipse Expeditions Kimberley Waterfall

            Day 5: Camden Sound

            Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park's sheltered waters are home to a diverse range of marine life, including turtles, octopuses, reef sharks, dugongs, manta rays and dolphins. As the first (but short-lived) attempt at European settlement in the Kimberley, the picturesque Camden Harbour is also steeped in history. Tide permitting, you’ll enjoy access to fresh Kimberley rock oysters, followed by some private beach combing or exploring the area's historic trails. Keen anglers will love the great reef fishing opportunities, surrounded by beautiful scenery before setting sail again in the afternoon.

            Included: All meals

            Eclipse Expeditions Leopard 50 sailing reefs

            Day 6: Kings Cascade - Prince Regent River

            Today begins with a stunning cruise past Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo into the mouth of the stunning Prince Regent River, which is surrounded by near-vertical 50-metre-high cliffs, terraced waterfalls and ancient rock formations. Stopping at the famous Kings Cascades terraced waterfall, experience a refreshing natural shower on the bow of Eclipse. You’ll then trek to the beautiful Camp Creek waterfall for an afternoon of creek fishing or exploring more waterfalls and ancient rock art of this prehistoric environment.

            Included: All meals

            Eclipse Expeditions Kimberley Private waterfall dip

            Day 7: Hunter River

            Behold the mighty Hunter River, where rainforest-encrusted mountains and lush mangroves offer spectacular scenery around this calm waterway. The region is alive with wildlife and provides spectacular fishing, mud crabbing and bird-watching opportunities. Today you have the option to join a challenging waterfall hike to Jackson Falls. Your final evening begins with relaxing sunset drinks on a secluded beach while enjoying the serenity of one of the Kimberley’s best anchorages.

            Included: All meals

            Hunter River Tourism WA

            Day 8: Mitchell Plateau to Broome

            Wake up in time to experience more of the stunning Hunter River before disembarking Eclipse this morning. However, the adventure does not stop here. Experience the remoteness of the spectacular Mitchell Plateau with a private helicopter flight over Donkin Falls and the renowned Mitchell Falls before heading back to Broome on a private charter flight.

            To enhance your journey, your Journey Designer can assist with arranging post-cruise accommodation and experiences in Broome or further afield in Kununurra or Darwin.

            Included: Breakfast

            Mitchell River National Park Tourism WA