Discover the hidden treasures of the Kimberley coastline between Broome and Kuri Bay on board Ponant's flagship three-mast luxury yacht Le Ponant

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Broome & The Kimberley
from A$13822 pp
7 Night Expedition Cruise
1Overview
Overview

Enjoy a truly bespoke luxury Kimberley cruise from Broome to Kuri Bay on board Ponant's flagship three-mast yacht Le Ponant. With no schedules or predetermined destinations, the daily itinerary is flexible and determined by the weather, sea and tide conditions to ensure you have the best possible experience. There are only 16 modern staterooms and suites accommodating up to 32 passengers, so you'll have plenty of space and freedom to relax. On board Le Ponant you'll enjoy guided Zodiac® expeditions to remote sites, all-inclusive gourmet dining and personalised service from Ponant's five-star crew. Your journey also features an exclusive scenic flight onboard a unique Paspaley Grumman Mallard amphibious aircraft between Kuri Bay and Kununurra or Broome.

Ponant Le Ponant Shore Landings
Ponant Le Ponant Sun Deck
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Luxury Kimberley superyacht cruise

Discover Aboriginal Rock Art dating back 30,000 years

Horizontal Falls

Buccaneer Archipelago and Montgomery Reef

Gourmet dining, open bar and in-suite mini-bar replenished daily

Paspaley Pearl Farm visit and scenic flight to or from Kuri Bay

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Seven nights onboard Le Ponant with all gourmet meals including breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner provided
  • Captain’s cocktail welcome reception and farewell gala dinner
  • Open bar including Charles Heidsieck Champagne, wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary in-room mini bar restocked daily, and 24-hour room service
  • Small group Zodiac® excursions and landings with Expedition Guides
  • Private Paspaley Pearl Farm tour in Kuri Bay
  • Exclusive Paspaley Grumman Mallard amphibious aircraft scenic flight between Kuri Bay and Kununurra (or Broome on select departures)

Book your Ponant cruise with Walk into Luxury for these exclusive offers:

  • Complimentary private chauffeur transfers to and from your home airport (country and metropolitan area limits apply)
  • On-board credit of EUR300 (additional credit for Owner's Suite bookings)
  • Ponant early booking bonus
            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            This cruise runs from Broome to Kuri Bay and includes a scenic air transfer to Kununurra. A reverse journey is also available. Direct flights to Broome are available from Kununurra, Darwin and Perth and some capital cities in Australia. Direct flights to Kununurra are available from Perth, Broome and Darwin.

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            6Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            April to September departures. View all departure dates below.

            7Itinerary
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1: Broome and Le Ponant embarkation

            Upon arrival in Broome, you'll be transferred to the Wharf to embark on Le Ponant. Boarding just in time for a sunset drink, the luxury yacht sets sail at 6.00 pm. Meet new friends over your first dinner in the panoramic restaurant Le Diamant tonight. If it's a warm night, watch the stars appear over the ocean from the Bar Lounge on the Sun Deck as your journey commences.

            Included: Dinner

            *The following itinerary is indicative only and select departure dates have minor amendments to the day-by-day schedule. Your Journey Designer will be able to confirm the specific plan for your cruise date upon request and assist with arranging pre-cruise accommodation and experiences in Broome.

            Ponant Le Ponant Exterior 2

            Days 2-7: Southern Kimberley Coast

            A truly bespoke journey, there is no predetermined itinerary nor schedule to follow. Your sailing expedition will feature many highlights of the Kimberley Coast, including:

            • The Lacepede Islands - home to the world’s largest breeding colony of Brown Boobies and Western Australia’s most important breeding habitat for Green Turtles
            • Cape Leveque - best known for its pristine white sand beaches and golden red sandstone cliffs
            • Buccaneer Archipelago – featuring 800 islands, explore secluded white sandy beaches, historical pearling locations and remarkable geological scenery
            • Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Falls - described by Sir David Attenborough as “One of the greatest wonders of the natural world”
            • Outdoor rock art galleries including Wijingarra Bard Bard, which provide an insight into the remarkable history and culture of Australia’s First Nations People
            • Doubtful Bay - a gateway to multiple river systems lined with mangroves which are ideal for spotting crocodiles and an abundance of birdlife

            At any time you are welcome to join the expedition team for further exploration of remote sites on a Zodiac® or relax onboard.

            Included: All meals and beverages

            Ponant Le Ponant Horizontal Falls 2

            Day 8: Le Ponant disembarkation in Kuri Bay and Kununurra

            After an exceptional journey along the Southern Kimberley Coast, you'll farewell the crew and disembark Le Ponant at 7.00 am in Kuri Bay, the location of Australia's first cultured pearl farm. Named after the company's first principal, Tokuichi Kuribayashi, it is now the home of Paspaley, the world’s most important producer of cultured pearls. Enjoy a private tour of the Paspaley Pearl Farm before ending your expedition in style with a spectacular scenic flight over the Kimberley landscape aboard a Paspaley Grumman Mallard amphibious aircraft between Kuri Bay and Kununurra.

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

            Included: Early breakfast

            Ponant Le Ponant Paspaley Mallard Plane

            Select departure times

            Departure Date
            Return Date
            Price (per person)
            Availability
            14 April, 2023
            21 April, 2023
            $16,558
            21 April, 2023
            28 April, 2023
            $13,822
            26 May, 2023
            02 June, 2023
            $16,558
            01 September, 2023
            08 September, 2023
            $14,878
            24 September, 2023
            01 October, 2023
            $13,822