What flights do I need to book for my Kimberley cruise?

So you have your Kimberley cruise booked and now you are ready to book your flights. Before you do, just check out my thoughts on flights to and from Broome, Darwin and Kununurra.  Let me start by saying that airlines load their inventory about 10…

Why a Kimberley “cruise” is not really a cruise at all

“We’re not really cruise people” I hear this phrase quite frequently when I am speaking to people who want to see the Kimberley coast from the sea. It comes down to perception. Some people hear the word ‘cruise’ and can only conceive of those huge, oce…

My pick of the best things to see and do in Broome

Broome is a wonderful and distinctive place. If you haven’t visited previously then a stay of at least two nights is well worth it.

Can you get sea sickness on a Kimberley cruise?

Are you interested in a Kimberley cruise but worried about sea sickness? I am regularly asked about this issue and I can truly relate. I have taken numerous cruises during my thirty-five year career in the travel industry. This includes four separate journeys along the Kimberley cruise. But I do get sea sick sometimes and I know how debilitating it can be. But don’t let it put you off.

Can you fish on a Kimberley Cruise?

If you want to fish in the Kimberley then you need to be aware that not all vessels offer this as an option. Your vessel will need to have a full Western Australian fishing license and not all of them do. These rules around these licenses are strictly enforced and it is not uncommon for WA fisheries to inspect vessels mid-cruise to ensure compliance.

Do you have to be vaccinated to take a Kimberley cruise?

At this stage none of the Kimberley cruise operators have actually stated that this will be a formal requirement but at the time of writing (19 October 2021) it is clear to see that any kind of travel is going to be difficult for people without the vaccination or a valid exemption.

My recommendation for hotels and apartments in Darwin

There are two parts of the city that I recommend; the Waterfront precinct and the CBD. The two are a 5 minute drive (10-12 minute walk) apart.

What insurance do you need for a Kimberley cruise?

Some insurers have a specific policy for ‘cruising in Australian waters’ and this may well be designed with these domestic cruises in mind.

My recommendation for hotels in Broome

Here is my feedback on the most popular hotel and apartment offerings in both areas. I have visited all these properties, stayed at quite a few and, with one exception, I have viewed all the rooms.

What do I need to pack for a Kimberley cruise

Due to the warm, tropical climate of this region, guests should pack lightweight clothing which can be layered. Wet-landings are common and pants which can be rolled up, shorts or a cotton skirt/dress are ideal. A lightweight long-sleeved shirt will he…