The Lady M

The Lady M, a family owned and operated vessel, was designed specifically for the Kimberley to ensure your cruise is as comfortable as possible. Accommodating only 12 guests in en-suite air-conditioned cabins, your Kimberley adventure promises to be an intimate and personal experience.

Bill and Maria Fitti invite you to join them in either Broome or Darwin to share in the Kimberley delights they have discovered over the last eleven seasons (March to October).

7 night Kimberley Highlights Cruise & Fly

Departs Broome and returns Broome

Cruise Broome to Hunter River
Transfer from the Hunter River to Mitchell Plateau airstrip via a
Scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls & surrounds
Return to Broome from Mitchell Plateau airstrip during a
Scenic fixed-wing 2 hour flight

This journey also runs in reverse 

Cruise highlights  

  • Horizontal Falls (witness the tidal power of the Kimberley)
  • Silica Beach (swimming)
  • Crocodile Creek (swimming, site of interest)
  • Raft Point (view ancient Aboriginal art sites)
  • Ruby Falls (swimming)
  • Montgomery Reef (up close viewing from tenders)
  • Camden Harbour (historic site)
  • Sheep Island (historic site)
  • Careening Bay (historic site)
  • King Cascades waterfalls in the Prince Regent River
  • Hunter River
  • Whale Watching
  • Fishing & mudcrabbing
  • Scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls
  • Scenic light aircraft flight over Kimberley landscape

Cruise details

A set itinerary is difficult to follow due to the tidal movements of the coast. So in the best interest and comfort of our passengers, we set our itineraries on a day by day basis.

Silica Beach
Enjoy a dip in the pristine turquoise water or a barefoot walk on the pure white sand of Silica Beach. Treat yourself to a body scrub as you sit on the water's edge. Enjoy the peace and remoteness of this area as you take in the view of the colourful surrounding sandstone rocks.

Crocodile Creek
Take a short ride in the tenders along the creek to the waterfall for a relaxing or invigorating swim surrounded by nature. The Koolan Island mine workers made this their own playground and swimming pool many years ago but now happily share it with those of us fortunate enough to be passing by.

Horizontal Falls
Be amazed at the tidal power of this natural phenomenon. Balance the fast pace of the Falls with a relaxing boat tour floating past the unusual and colourful lines to the ancient cliffs of Cyclone Creek. Observe the gentle lemon sharks surround the boat and feed the fish.

Montgomery Reef
Arriving on a lowering tide, we anchor in the centre of the "jewel" of the Kimberley coast. Enjoy an up-close tour in the tenders as the cascading water exposes the more than 400 sq km of coral reef rising from the sea. Spot the turtles as they poke their heads up for a quick look at their visitors. Keep and eye out for dugong, sharks, manta rays and the colourful fish visible in the clear water. A uniquely tranquil experience you will always remember.

Raft Point
A 30 minute climb up the red sandstone bluff rewards you with a exceptional and well-preserved Wandjina Aboriginal art site. On your way back down the bluff enjoy the spectacular view of Steep Island and the amazing colours of this area from under the huge boab tree.

Ruby Falls
When anchoring in Red Cone Creek we are often visited by the local ever-watchful crocodiles. Here we travel upstream in the dinghies for about 8 km for a fresh water swim at Ruby Falls, a chilly but refreshing dip under the falls and perhaps a mud pack for the ladies.

Camden Harbour and Sheep Island
The site chosen for settlement in 1864 by the Camden Harbour Pastoral Association, a decision which cost the lives of many, their sheep and horses. Under the boab tree on Sheep Island lays the grave site of the first white woman buried in the Kimberley. Remnants of the settlement and memorial plaques still remain today. This tragic story is revealed in the book, "There were Three Ships" (by Christopher Richard).

Careening Bay
One of the Kimberley’s most historic sites; the large boab tree carved in 1820 marking the time Phillip Parker King careened his ship in the bay for repairs on his third voyage of the Australian coastline. The bay is usually a good spot for fishing, so a good chance of fresh fish for dinner during our stay.

Prince Regent River & King Cascades
Cruise up the mighty Prince Regent through the many tidal whirlpools to the famous and picturesque King Cascades. The Lady M gently manoeuvres into the small gap in the riverbank directly under the falls for a refreshing shower and an opportunity for many photos.

Mitchell Falls
Board the helicopter from Naturalist Beach in the Hunter River for a scenic flight over the spectacular Mitchell Falls and Mitchell Plateau. Cascading over the Mitchell Plateau, these four-tiered falls are amongst the most photographed with an impressive overall drop of nearly 80 metres. This helicopter flight is also your transfer from the Lady M to the Mitchell Plateau airstrip where you will board your light aircraft for your return scenic flight over the Kimberley landscape to Broome.

Whale Watching
The best months to view the Humpback whales is from July to November as they make their way to calving grounds on the Kimberley Coast, just north of Broome. The whales stay for four months with their new calves in the warm waters of the Kimberley before returning to the Antarctic for their the annual feeding area.

Fishing & Mud crabbing
Fishing and mud crabbing is enjoyed throughout the cruise and the catch is cooked on the barbecue while you enjoy a drink and chat around the bar.

12 night Extensive Kimberley Coast Cruise

Choose from Broome to Darwin OR Darwin to Broome

Cruise highlights 

  • Horizontal Falls (witness the tidal power of the Kimberley)
  • Sillica Beach (swimming)
  • Crocodile Creek (swimming, site of interest)
  • Raft Point (view ancient Aboriginal art sites)
  • Ruby Falls (swimming)
  • Montgomery Reef (up close viewing from tenders)
  • Camden Harbour (historic site)
  • Sheep Island (historic site)
  • Careening Bay (historic site)
  • King Cascades waterfalls in the Prince Regent River
  • King George River gorges and waterfalls (climb, swim)
  • Casuarina Falls in the Berkeley River (climb, swim)
  • Fishing & mudcrabbing

Cruise details 

A set itinerary is difficult to follow due to the tidal movements of the coast. So in the best interest and comfort of our passengers, we set our itineraries on a day by day basis. 

Silica Beach 
Enjoy a dip in the pristine turquoise water or a barefoot walk on the pure white sand of Silica Beach. Treat yourself to a body scrub as you sit on the water's edge. Enjoy the peace and remoteness of this area as you take in the view of the colourful surrounding sandstone rocks. 

Crocodile Creek 
Take a short ride in the tenders along the creek to the waterfall for a relaxing or invigorating swim surrounded by nature. The Koolan Island mine workers made this their own playground and swimming pool many years ago but now happily share it with those of us fortunate enough to be passing by. 

Horizontal Falls 
Be amazed at the tidal power of this natural phenomenon. Balance the fast pace of the Falls with a relaxing boat tour floating past the unusual and colourful lines to the ancient cliffs of Cyclone Creek. Observe the gentle lemon sharks surround the boat and feed the fish. 

Montgomery Reef 
Arriving on a lowering tide, we anchor in the centre of the "jewel" of the Kimberley coast. Enjoy an up-close tour in the tenders as the cascading water exposes the more than 400 sq km of coral reef rising from the sea. Spot the turtles as they poke their heads up for a quick look at their visitors. Keep and eye out for dugong, sharks, manta rays and the colourful fish visible in the clear water. A uniquely tranquil experience you will always remember. 

Raft Point 
A 30 minute climb up the red sandstone bluff rewards you with a exceptional and well-preserved Wandjina Aboriginal art site. On your way back down the bluff enjoy the spectacular view of Steep Island and the amazing colours of this area from under the huge boab tree. 

Ruby Falls 
When anchoring in Red Cone Creek we are often visited by the local ever-watchful crocodiles. Here we travel upstream in the dinghies for about 8 km for a fresh water swim at Ruby Falls, a chilly but refreshing dip under the falls and perhaps a mud pack for the ladies. 

Camden Harbour and Sheep Island 
The site chosen for settlement in 1864 by the Camden Harbour Pastoral Association, a decision which cost the lives of many, their sheep and horses. Under the boab tree on Sheep Island lays the grave site of the first white woman buried in the Kimberley. Remnants of the settlement and memorial plaques still remain today. This tragic story is revealed in the book, "There were Three Ships" (by Christopher Richard). 

Careening Bay 
One of the Kimberley’s most historic sites; the large boab tree carved in 1820 marking the time Phillip Parker King careened his ship in the bay for repairs on his third voyage of the Australian coastline. The bay is usually a good spot for fishing, so a good chance of fresh fish for dinner during our stay. 

Prince Regent River & King Cascades 
Cruise up the mighty Prince Regent through the many tidal whirlpools to the famous and picturesque King Cascades. The Lady M gently manoeuvres into the small gap in the riverbank directly under the falls for a refreshing shower and an opportunity for many photos. 

King George River and Falls
As soon as the tide allows, the Lady M will glide slowly and silently upstream this breathtakingly majestic river lined with red sandstone cliffs and overhanging rocks. As the much-anticipated King George Falls comes into view the sounds of amazement fill the front viewing deck. Anchoring overnight allows for an early morning climb to view the river and falls from above and indulge in a dip in the lovely cool clear pools above the falls.

Berkeley River
Entry to this river is quite challenging as the sands at the mouth shift constantly. Our expert skipper will carefully manoeuvre through the entrance and meander upstream this glorious river. Even though this river is only 5 hours from the King George, the cliffs and colours are quite different. Lady M will anchor upstream as far as possible and then take the dinghies further up for an easy walk over flat rocks to a most delightful little pool to cool off. From a different anchorage point, another tender excursion takes us to Casuarina Falls.

Fishing
Fishing is enjoyed throughout the cruise and the catch is cooked on the barbecue while you enjoy a drink and chat around the bar.

 

2017 Dates & Prices

12 night Extensive Kimberley Coast Cruise 2017

Per person, twin share: $ 11,790 ** 
Includes all listed itinerary activities. 

Broome to Darwin Darwin to Broome
1 Mar - 13 Mar 16 Mar - 28 Mar
1 Apr - 13 Apr 16 Apr - 28 Apr
1 May - 13 May 16 May - 28 May
1 June - 13 June 16 Jun - 28 Jun
1 Jul - 13 Jul 16 Jul - 28 Jul

 7 night Kimberley Highlights Cruise & Fly 2017  

Per person, twin share: $ 9,430 ** 
Includes scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, scenic fixed wing flight and all listed itinerary activities.

Cruise Broome to Hunter River/
Mitchell Plateau with return flight to Broome 
 
Fly from Broome to Mitchell Plateau/
Hunter River & 
cruise return to Broome  
  02 Aug - 09 Aug   09 Aug - 16 Aug
  19 Aug - 26 Aug   26 Aug - 02 Sept
  05 Sept - 12 Sept   12 Sept - 19 Sept
  22 Sept - 29 Sept   29 Sept - 06 Oct

2018 Dates & Prices

12 night Extensive Kimberley Coast Cruise 2018

Per person, twin share: $ 11,990 ** 
Includes all listed itinerary activities. 

Broome to Darwin Darwin to Broome
1 Apr - 13 Apr 16 Apr - 28 Apr
1 May - 13 May 16 May - 28 May
1 June - 13 June 16 Jun - 28 Jun
1 Jul - 13 Jul 16 Jul - 28 Jul

7 night Kimberley Highlights Cruise & Fly 2018

Per person, twin share: $ 9,430 ** 
Includes scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, scenic fixed wing flight and all listed itinerary activities.

Cruise Broome to Hunter River/
Mitchell Plateau with return flight to Broome 
 
Fly from Broome to Mitchell Plateau/
Hunter River & 
cruise return to Broome  
  01 Aug - 08 Aug   08 Aug - 15 Aug
  18 Aug - 25 Aug   25 Aug - 01 Sept
  04 Sept - 11 Sept   11 Sept - 18 Sept
 21 Sept - 28 Sept   28 Sept - 05 Oct

The Lady M Deck Plan