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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Kimberley Coast

Enjoy an epic cruise journey along Australia's remote Kimberley Coast to discover dramatic rock formations, thundering waterfalls and ancient rock art, with a 4-night hotel stay in Darwin and tickets to the Ocean Film Festival

Fly Cruise
16 nights from £6699pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Mitchell Falls
  • Raft Point
  • Darwin

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This unique cruise holiday takes you on an unforgettable journey from Darwin to Broome along the rugged Kimberley coast.

A 4-night hotel stay in Darwin includes a tour to Litchfield National Park, where a massive sandstone plateau creates spectacular waterfalls, and tickets to the fascinating Ocean Film Festival. Join your ship for an epic journey along Australia's remote Kimberley Coast. Board a Zodiac and touch the spray from the magnificent King George River and its towering 80-metre twin falls, adn see the 'hanging garden' King Cascades waterfall. Join an expert guide to learn about the history of the ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock paintings, experience the thrill of riding the Horizontal Falls by Zodiac and witness waterfalls cascading off Montgomery Reef whilst discovering the reef’s diverse marine life.

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The Kimberley Coast Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Darwin (Australia)

Overnight flight from the UK to Darwin.

Day 2 - Darwin

Check in to your hotel in Darwin for a 4-night stay. Darwin is the largest city in the Northern Territory and full of colonial treasures including the stunning Christ Church Cathedral, Government House and the Old Admiralty House.

Day 3 - Darwin

Attend the Ocean Film Festival in Darwin today. The festival showcases short films that document the power and beauty of the ocean, both above and below the water's surface. Captivating cinematography uncovers breathtaking underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences, with touching interviews and insightful narration.

Day 4 - Darwin

Today there is a tour to Litchfield National Park, home to most of the spectacular Tabletop Range. Here, waterfalls cascade from the edge of this sandstone plateau creating crystal-clear plunge pools.

Day 5 - Darwin

Spend the day exploring Darwin at leisure.

Day 6 - Darwin - Joseph Bonaparte Gulf

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the ship before spending a relaxing day cruising across Joseph Bonaparte Gulf into Western Australian waters. Join the Expedition Team in the Lounge for a fascinating introduction to the Kimberley then meet your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

Day 7 - King George River and Falls

Cruise through steep-sided gorges to the 80m-tall King George Falls, the highest twin falls in Western Australia, where they plunge over a sandstone cliff.

Day 8 - Vansittart Bay

Vansittart Bay is home to the Gwion Gwion Aboriginal rock art galleries that are thought to be up to 20,000 years old. Nearby, on Vansittart Bay's vast salt flats lies the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 which crashed during World War II

Day 9 - Mitchell Falls - Winyalkan - Swift Bay

The photogenic Mitchell Falls are a series of waterfalls that tumble down into emerald green pools. There is an optional helicopter flight to the falls to see them from above. Alternatively, explore the sandstone caves of Hathway's Hideaway or discover Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries at Swift Bay. This evening watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean while enjoying a gourmet BBQ.

Day 10 - Prince Frederik Harbour

Prince Frederick Harbour is dotted with islands set against a backdrop of towering red cliffs and mangroves. Travel by Xplorer tender vessels up Porosus Creek to see some impressive rock formations.

Day 11 - Prince Regent River - Careening Bay

Cruise in Xplorer tender vessels down the Prince Regent River to the beautiful terraced waterfall at King Cascade. See the inscription carved into the Mermaid Boab Tree 200 years ago at Careening Bay.

Day 12 - Montgomery Reef

Get up close in Xplorer and Zodiac inflatable tenders to watch Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean as tidal waters cascade into surrounding channels creating a swirl of eddies and whirlpools.

Day 13 - Doubtful Bay

Today there may be the chance to visit ancient Wandjina rock art galleries in Doubtful Bay, the traditional country of the Worrora people. Other places visited may include the impressive Ruby Falls, the mighty Sale river and Steep Island.

Day 14 - Horizontal Falls - Buccaneer Archipelago

The Horizontal Falls are one of the Kimberley’s biggest attractions and are a result of mammoth 11m tides, where water is forcibly pushed through a narrow gorge, creating a rushing horizontal waterfall of swiftly flowing seawater. Riding the rapids on our Zodiac inflatable tenders is one of the highlights of our Kimberley expedition cruises. At Cyclone Creek there are impressive rock formations to discover, then cruise through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island to Nares Point for sunset drinks.

Day 15 - The Lacepede Islands

The Lacepede Islands are a protected nature reserve and an important seabird nesting rookery for brown boobies and roseate terns. Other species sighted at the Lacepedes include Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and green turtles. Weather and tide conditions permitting, explore the lagoons by Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels. This evening enjoy Captain’s farewell drinks.

Day 16 - Broome - UK

Disembark ship in Broome and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 17 - Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • 4-night hotel stay in Darwin with tickets to the Ocean Film Festival
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Selected beers, wines and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Coffee, tea and selected soft drinks available all day on board
  • Shore excursions (excluding optional Mitchell Falls helicopter flights)
  • All onboard facilities, snorkelling equipment, glass bottom boat tours, island and rainforest guided walks where applicable
  • Informative presentations, briefings and workshops by the Expedition Team
  • Open bridge access and engine room tours
  • Gratuities
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 29th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
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  • May
    • May 10th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
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      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
    • May 20th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
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      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
    • May 31st - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
  • June
    • Jun 10th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
    • Jun 21st - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
    • Jul 12th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
    • Jul 22nd - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
    • Aug 12th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
    • Aug 23rd - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
  • September
    • Sep 14th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 11th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £6699
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £6965 Blue Water Price from: £7255 Blue Water Price from: £7815 Blue Water Price from: £8985
  • May
    • May 2nd - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Discoverer From: £7499
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Promenade Deck Cat B Promenade Deck Cat A Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £7499 Blue Water Price from: £7799 Blue Water Price from: £8115 Blue Water Price from: £8175 Blue Water Price from: £9995
Map for The Kimberley Coast