MS Diversity II, Luxury Kimberley Cruise
9 Day Kimberley Discovery
Broome – Hunter River to Broome (Fly/Cruise) & V.V
Day One – Scenic Flight
Guests are collected at approximately 4.30pm from their accommodation venue. Once on board, you will have the opportunity to meet the other guests and crew, be shown your accommodation and taken through our safety procedures. Whilst the skipper steams out of Broome, relax with a drink and nibbles overlooking a view of the famous cable beach, the gateway to the Kimberley.
Day Two – Horizontal Waterfalls
Wake up to the delights of Yampi Sound. Start your day with breakfast, then depending on tide, board one of our custom built tenders to collect black lip oysters, or fish the headlands or creeks. Back on board, MV Diversity II will then make its way to the well-known swimming hole at Crocodile Creek created by the iron ore workers living on Koolan Island some 40 years ago. Lunch will be served while the MV Diversity II moves through the Koolan channel. We will continue via Dugong Bay into Talbot Bay where you can experience the thrill of the amazing Horizontal Falls. After enjoying a sumptuous evening meal the MV Diversity II will steam to its nights and enjoy a restful night under the Kimberley night sky.
Day Three – Doubtful Bay
Awaken to the aroma of fresh coffee and breakfast being prepared. Once you are energized, sit back and enjoy the beautiful steam through Raft point into Doubtful bay. Doubtful bay is the gateway to many waterways each with their own unique landscape and swimming holes. Spend the day pursuing your choice of activities fishing, mud crabbing or exploring the many fresh water swimming holes the Kimberley keeps secret.
Day Four – Montgomery Reef
Depart Red Cone Creek early in the day and enjoy a short steam to nearby Montgomery Reef. Once anchored, guests will enjoy a scenic tour as the reef rises out of the ocean and water cascades into the channel. Guests will then have the choice to fish the run-offs or just take the opportunity to photograph a special part of the Kimberley.
Day Five – Deception Bay
Wake up to Deception bay on the low tide where guests will have the opportunity to fish and gather some Black Tip Kimberley Oysters. Once the tide has risen, the crew will escort guests for a refreshing swim at one of the many fresh water swimming holes. MV Diversity then departs Deception bay steaming north to the mighty Prince Regent River.
Day Six –Cascade Waterfalls
Wake up in the St George Basin and take the tenders up Spit Fire Creek for the opportunity to catch the prized Barramundi. Once the tide has risen, we steam up to Kings Cascade where the skipper manoeuvres the boat under the powerful Kings Cascade waterfall. Guests will have the opportunity to swim and hike the surrounding areas. MV Diversity steams back to Camp Creek for the night.
Day Seven – Camp Creek
Once guests have enjoyed breakfast, they will have the opportunity to fish the river for Fingermark Broome and Mangrove Jack. Guests can leisurely explore the Aboriginal Artwork of the area. On the high tide the crew takes the tenders up to Camp Creek to enjoy a freshwater swim and the waterfall. MV Diversity will catch the outgoing tide and anchor at Careening Bay.
Day Eight – Mermaid Tree
Guests will go ashore to view the Mermaid Tree and learn about the rich history of the area. MV Diversity will then steam to the Hunter River to Perosis Creek, where guests have the option to fish or explore the surrounding areas. Guests celebrate their final night with a beach bomb fire on Naturaliste Island before enjoying dinner back on board.
Day Nine – Scenic Flight
After breakfast guests depart via helicopter through the Mitchell Falls to the Mitchell Plateau. Guests will then enjoy a scenic flight back to Broome.
Note This itinerary is for guests cruising from Broome to Hunter River. For guests cruising from Hunter River to Broome the itinerary is reversed. On Day one, guests are collected at sunrise and travel by air to Hunter River. Guests start their cruise around mid-day and arrive in Broome mid-morning on day 9.
- Endless purified spring water, brewed coffee, tea & fruit baskets
- Fresh bread baked daily
- All day excursions
- Scenic plane flight
- Sumptuous meals prepared daily by our chefs
- Fish scaling and preparation
- Fishing equipment
- Beach Towels for day trips
What to bring
- Light weight clothing, trousers and shorts
- Sun cream, hat and long sleeve sun shirt
- Enclosed shoes suitable for hiking
- Wet shoes suitable for reefwalking
- Thongs/sandals for onboard
- Sunglasses and chapstick
- Personal toiletries
- Light jumper/jacket
- Personal drink bottle
- Wide Brim hat
We are not licensed to sell alcohol however we are able to purchase alcohol on your behalf. Your order will be waiting for you chilled, on your departure day.
Note: This itinerary is an indication of what destinations are usually visited and activities are usually on offer. Throughout the expedition changes may be made to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.