Two nights accommodation & sightseeing tour**

Eco Abrolhos

Relaxed, fun atmosphere
Great value for single travellers
Complimentary transfers at beginning & end of each tour

Eco Abrolhos' relaxed and laid back style together with guided Indigenous rock art tours, scenic gorge and waterfall experiences, bird watching, treks, freshwater swimming holes, incredible sunrises and sunsets......

Prices, Dates & Availability 2024

(The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region. In 2020 these fees totalled $195 per person)

The Kimberley - Broome to Wyndham

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
09 Jul 22 Jul 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome Wyndham Sold Out

The Kimberley- Wyndham to Broome

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
24 Jul 06 Aug 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Wyndham Broome Sold Out

The Kimberley- Darwin to Broome

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
23 August 05 September 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Darwin Broome 1x Internal Queen/Double

The Kimberley- Broome to Darwin

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
08 August 21 August 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome Darwin Sold Out

14 Day Kimberley Cruise

Cabin (2024) Twin Share Per Person
Lower deck single bunk (solo use) $13,115 ($15,740)
King single bunk cabins $14,165
Double/Queen bed stateroom $16,265
King bed deluxe stateroom $17,840

* All prices are per person & based on Twin share unless otherwise listed

Prices, Dates & Availability 2025

(The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region. In 2020 these fees totalled $195 per person)

The Kimberley- Wyndham to Broome

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
30 May 12 June 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Wyndham/Kununurra Broome (Via Cygnet Bay) Available
29 June 12 July 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Wyndham/Kununurra Broome (Via Cygnet Bay) Available
29 July 11 August 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Wyndham/Kununurra Broome (Via Cygnet Bay) Available
28 August 10 September 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Wyndham/Kununurra Broome (Via Cygnet Bay) Available

The Kimberley - Broome to Wyndham

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
14 July 27 July 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome (Via Cygnet Bay) Wyndham/Kununurra Available
13 August 26 August 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome (Via Cygnet Bay) Wyndham/Kununurra Available
15 May 28 May 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome Wyndham/Kununurra Available
14 June 27 June 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome (Via Cygnet Bay) Wyndham/Kununurra Available

14 Day Kimberley Cruise

Cabin (2025) Twin Share Per Person
Lower deck single bunk (solo use) $12,115 ($14,740)
King single bunk cabins $13,165
Double/Queen bed stateroom $15,265
King bed deluxe stateroom $16,840

* All prices are per person & based on Twin share unless otherwise listed

Itineraries

14 Day Kimberley Cruise – Broome to Wyndham

Day 1

Depart Broome

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime! You will be greeted in Broome at your hotel by one of the Eco Abrolhos crew, board the coach to transport you to Gantheume Bay where you will be met by the tender boats and ferried to the Eco Abrolhos. We recommend that you arrive in Broome the day before departure as transfers will commence the following morning from 9am. Then it’s all aboard the Eco Abrolhos as you meet the crew and go through the onboard vessel safety induction prior to our departure from Broome. An overnight voyage will find you awakening to a geological landscape unique only to the Kimberley

Day 2

Yampi Sound – Talbot Bay

Welcome to the Kimberley – feel the whirlpool movements of tidal water beneath your feet as we set out on the tenders to discover one of the many smaller creek systems of the Buccaneer Archipelago, also known as the Bay of 1000 islands. Let the geological sequence of time unfold before your very eyes as you prepare to visit the renowned Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay. Finish the day with the first of our many magnificent Kimberley sunsets and take in the picturesque landscape as you reflect on the day’s activities coming to an end.

Day 3

Collier Bay – Doubtful Bay

Today you will experience the natural phenomenon of the Montgomery Reef – terraced waterfalls of ocean water flowing off an exposed coral reef system. A tender ride ensures a closer look at this incredible seascape as we check out the abundant marine life that call this place home. A Cruise into Doubtful Bay as we learn of our First Australians and their long-term connection to Raft Point. Lunchtime onboard the Eco Abrolhos, time to steam to our next destination- Red Cone Creek. Off for a quick splash exploring the Mangrove ecosystem by tender, finding our way to either Sapphire Creek or Ruby falls.

Day 4

Camden Harbour – St George Basin

We are now heading north to the ill-fated township of the Camden Harbour Settlement, an incredible story of resilience as we walk in time through the history and ruins that include a short beach landing to Sheep Island and the Camden Harbour Settlement. A late afternoon cruise through to the Rothsay Waters where we will venture into Marigui Promontory via the tenders to see remnant rainforest in Palm Valley. An art gallery can be viewed from the comfort of our tenders.

Day 5

St George Basin – Prince Regent River

An early morning fishing session in the “Land of the Giants” for those that are interested. Soon after we will be back on-board the Eco Abrolhos cruising through the St George Basin and into the Mighty Prince Regent River National Park. Tender rides will place you beneath the amazing King’s Cascades. This location provides an adventurous trek and opportunity for a swim on top of the falls or the option to continue further upstream to see the spectacular Cathedral Falls. Returning to the Eco Abrolhos for a well-deserved top deck sundowner with nibbles and entertainment.

Day 6

Prince Regent River – Port Nelson

Good morning again, it is time to head out on the tenders to discover Camp Creek. Another opportunity to see some of the larger marine reptiles that inhabit this place, and of course the birdlife of the mangrove lined river system. Breakfast back on-board the Eco Abrolhos whilst we steam to Port Nelson and visit the most northern reaches of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Here we will learn of the amazing voyages of Phillip Parker King as we tour Careening Bay and the famous “Mermaid Tree” Its back on-board the Eco Abrolhos with a steam to our next destination Naturalist Island.

Day 7

Naturalist Island – Hunter River – Prudhoe Island

Wake up to a serene landscape that will take your breath away. During the morning, our Helicopter tours (Optional extra) will depart from Naturalist Island and encompass the spectacular Mitchell Falls and surrounds. An option for a scenic tender excursion of the Hunter River to experience some wildlife encounters of the Kimberley. Back on-board the Eco Abrolhos for a bite to eat as we begin our voyage further north through the Scott Strait to arrive at a secluded anchorage near Prudhoe Island.

Day 8

Prudhoe Island

An opportunity to try your hand at pelagic fishing, a session looking for some larger predators being mackerel, tuna and queen fish. After fishing we venture around the islands in search of turtle, dugong and crocodiles on the island outcrop. The local Wunambal Gaambera people would ask a great sea Wandjina Guyarra for a seasons blessing before foraging for food this far off the coastline. The geological make up of these islands is fascinating and breath taking as well. It’s time to pull the anchor as we head due east towards Swift Bay.

Day 9

Swift Bay – Port Warrender

We head out early to experience a Wandjina Rock Art Site, a place of great significance to the Wunambal Gaambera people of the North Kimberley. We now steam to Port Warrender and the picturesque Osborne Islands. On arrival to the Osborne Islands, we take a tender tour of this area where we visit a Pearl Farm (subject to availability), a historical shipwreck and an ancient rock art site. So much to explore and learn here, time to rest up whilst we cruise through to Vansittart Bay

Day 10

Vansittart Bay

Its early morning as we head out on the tenders to a not so well-known World War 2 historical site. After a short and easy stroll, we encounter what now remains of this historical event of time. You can be sure that our Eco-guides will point out the natural vegetation, including patches of native grassland and wildflowers along the way. After a scrumptious breakfast, it is time to visit the mysterious Jar Island where we will view an ancient art gallery lost in time. This is yet another place that clearly depicts the early occupation of Indigenous Australia adding another form of rock art known locally as Gwion Gwion or (Bradshaw) to your visit to the Kimberley. After returning to the Eco Abrolhos for lunch, we are now heading to the southernmost point of the Vansittart Bay.

Day 11

Vansittart Bay – Broome Napier Bay

The tenders are all ready to go again, it’s a beach landing at Rocky Cove. Here, we will take you on a hike along a winding rocky path to experience scattered rock art sites that without explanation can show clearly a connection to Indigenous Australia. Eco Abrolhos crew will weigh anchor to make our way through to Broome Napier Bay and the amazing Drysdale River. The tenders will head off to the farther reaches of this river to explore a unique landscape where the freshwater meets the saltwater. Heading off once again through to Koolama Bay, put your feet up and enjoy the ride.

Day 12

Koolama Bay – King George River

Welcome to Koolama Bay, a site named after the vessel SS Koolama. Take in an early account of the WW2 bombing that took place here. It’s now time to head out on our tenders to explore the overwhelming King George River, a river that boasts the highest waterfalls in Western Australia. This is not to be missed as these falls are not only a spectacular sight, but this is also an opportunity for a fresh waterfall shower from one of our comfortable tenders. Its time to soak in another amazing day in the Kimberley with a quiet beverage and relaxed conversation.

Day 13

Berkeley River – Cambridge Gulf

As we cross the mouth of the Berkeley River and head to its extremity to our anchorage, it is time for a scenic tender ride. Here, you will capture the Malcom Douglas Falls whilst keeping a close lookout for the elusive short eared rock wallaby and the majestic birds of prey that frequent this place. On our way back to the Eco Abrolhos you can be sure to visit the Casuarina Falls. A natural amphitheatre carved out in time. On returning to the Eco Abrolhos, we now head out of the Berkeley River toward the Cambridge Gulf and the Lynne River.

Day 14

Cambridge Gulf

Up nice and early to witness the incoming tidal movement into the Cambridge Gulf as we make our way to Wyndham. Here we will dock alongside the Wyndham wharf ready for our final goodbye and departure to shore. Transport will be provided to take you to your destination in Kununurra. There will be a coach to provide hotel or airport transfers back to Kununurra arriving around midday, if booking a flight ex Kununurra please leave till late afternoon to allow for any delays.

14 Day Kimberley Cruise – Wyndham to Broome

Day 1

Depart Wyndham – Cambridge Gulf

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime! You will be collected from your accommodation in Kununurra by a coach and transferred to Wyndham to meet up with the Eco Abrolhos (approx 1 hour bus ride). We advise that you should arrive in Kununurra the day before departure as transfers will commence early the following morning. It’s all aboard the Eco Abrolhos, meet the crew as we take you through the onboard vessel safety induction prior to our departure from Wyndham. We are using the tidal movement into the Cambridge Gulf to explore its vast mudflats and fringing colonies of mangroves. We may stop for an afternoon explore, enjoy your first Kimberley sunset on top of our viewing deck. If tides permit we will continue on to the Berkeley River. With an overnight voyage you will awaken to a geological landscape unique only to the Kimberley.

Day 2

Cambridge Gulf – Berkeley River

Awaken to the beautiful scenery of the Berkeley River. Take a journey out on the tenders to explore the mangroves and all that lives within them. Get up nice and close to Casuarina Falls, our first waterfall stop. This is a natural amphitheatre carved out in time. After lunch we will see the Eco cross the mouth of the Berkley River and head to our anchorage, best enjoyed from magnificent view on the top deck. It’s time for a scenic tender drive. Here, you will capture the Malcom Douglas Falls whilst keeping a close lookout for the elusive short eared rock wallaby and the majestic birds of prey that frequent this place. Finish the day taking in the picturesque landscape and reflect on the day’s activities coming to an end.

Day 3

Berkeley River – Koolama Bay/King George River

The Eco will set off at high tide to cross the river mouth bar and back out into the Bonaparte Gulf enroute to the mighty King George River. After a WW2 story involving the state ship MV Koolama you will be immersed in true geological wonder as the tenders take you upstream through the overwhelming King George River which boasts the highest waterfalls in WA. This is not to be missed as these falls are not only a spectacular sight, but this is also an opportunity for a fresh waterfall shower from one of our comfortable tenders. After your spectacular adventure it is back to the Eco for sunset drinks.

Day 4

Napier Broome Bay – Vansittart Bay

Eco Abrolhos crew will weigh anchor to make our way through to Napier Broome Bay and the amazing Drysdale River. This is one of the longest river systems in the Kimberley. The tenders will head off to the farther reaches of this river to explore a unique landscape where the freshwater meets the saltwater. The tenders are all ready to go again, it’s a beach landing at Rocky Cove. Here, we will take you on a hike along a winding rocky path to experience scattered rock art sites that without explanation can show clearly a connection to indigenous Australia. There will be an opportunity to go fishing. After exploring the Drysdale River, enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruising through to Vansittart Bay.

Day 5

Vansittart Bay

Its early morning as we head out on the tenders to a not so well-known World War 2 historical site. After a short and easy stroll, we encounter what now remains of this historical event of time. You can be sure that our eco-guides will point out the natural vegetation, including patches of native grassland and wildflowers along the way. After a scrumptious breakfast, it is time to visit the mysterious Jar Island where we will view an ancient art gallery lost in time. This is yet another place that clearly depicts the early occupation of indigenous Australia adding another form of rock art known locally as Gwion Gwion or (Bradshaw) to your visit to the Kimberley. After returning to the Eco Abrolhos for lunch, we are now heading to the southernmost point of the Vansittart Bay.

Day 6

Vansittart Bay – Osborne Islands

We head out early to experience a Wandjina Rock Art Site, a place of great significance to the Wunambal Gaambera people of the north Kimberley. We now steam to Port Warrender and the picturesque Osborne Islands home to fertile pearling grounds. On arrival to the Osborne Islands, we take a tender tour of this area where we visit a pearl farm (subject to availability), a historical shipwreck and an ancient rock art site. Back onboard will see us venture further west.

Day 7

Naturalist Island – Hunter River – Port Nelson

Enjoy your breakfast at this serene landscape that is truly breathtaking. During the morning, our helicopter tours (optional extra) will depart from Naturalist Island and encompass the spectacular Mitchell Falls and surrounds. If you are not flying there is an option for a scenic tender excursion of the Hunter River to experience some wildlife encounters of the Kimberley. Back on-board the Eco Abrolhos for lunch as we begin our voyage further south west through to Port Nelson to visit a historic boab tree in the Prince Regent River National Park. We will arrive at a secluded anchorage near Prudhoe Island for the overnight. Enjoy the remote wilderness of the Kimberley.

Day 8

Port Nelson – Prince Regent River

Early morning wake up will reward those with beautiful scenery cruising into St George Basin and the Prince Regent River. After lunch its off to see the Prince Regent River in the tenders. Two of the most spectacular waterfalls the Kimberley has to offer are in this river system with an option to have a refreshing swim above the Kings Cascades. This gem is a hidden oasis. Dress up in your Hawaiian gear and meet on the

Day 9

Prince Regent River – Hanover Bay

An early morning fishing session will allow a keen angler to catch a fish for lunch or dinner. For those not interested in fishing you can head off in the tenders to explore some of the Prince Regents magnificent side tributaries of bird life and reptilian activity along the mangrove lined river system. Enjoy lunch whilst cruising out of the Prince Regent River via St George Basin and witness the tidal currents that have gouged there way into this waterway. Hanover Bay will provide a perfect anchorage for the night and if time permits we will head ashore to walk in the footsteps of the early European explorers.

Day 10

Hanover Bay – Camden Harbour – Doubtful Bay

We are now heading south to the ill-fated township of Camden Harbour Settlement, an incredible story of resilience as we walk in time through the history and ruins that include a short beach landing to Sheep Island and the Camden Harbour Settlement. We will continue our journey south past Kuri Bay into the whale breeding grounds of Camden Sound and further onward to Doubtful Bay.

Day 11

Doubtful Bay – Montgomery Reef

An early morning sunrise in Red Cone Creek and then off for a quick splash exploring the mangrove ecosystem by tender, finding our way to either Sapphire Creek or Ruby Falls. Cruise out of Doubtful Bay as we learn of our first Australians and their long-term connection to the magnificent Raft Point. The afternoon will be spent exploring one of the Kimberley’s must-see attractions Montgomery Reef, a natural phenomenon. A tender ride ensures a closer look at this incredible seascape as we check out the abundant marine life that call this place home. These saltwater terraced waterfalls fall off the world’s largest inshore reef systems. Top off your day with a drink watching the sunset behind the reef as we depart and make our way to Talbot Bay.

Day 12

Talbot Bay

You will see the geological sequence of time unfold before your very eyes as you prepare to visit the renowned Horizontal Falls. Later in the day you will experience some other wonders of Talbot Bay being Cyclone Creek or Dugong Bay both of which will hold geological wonders that we haven’t seen yet on our journey. Some of the rocks here are said to be half the age of the planet. (2.5 billion years old) A final top deck sundowner to reminisce about your adventures and the spectacular scenery you have seen along the way.

Day 13

Talbot Bay – Cone Bay – Cape Leveque

Enjoy the cruise out of Talbot Bay and witness the seams of iron ore exposed in some of the rock face as we make our way past Iron Islands, Koolan and Cockatoo Islands. Further west we will come across the Buccaneer Archipelago also known as the bay of 1000 Islands. We’ll continue our journey to Broome via King Sound, the tides here are the most ferocious and Eco Abrolhos will be dancing in the water movement as she heads towards Cape Leveque. Finally one last captivating Kimberley sunset on your Eco Abrolhos cruise, making new friends and memories.

Day 14

Broome

We will all be up nice and early as we make our way to Broome. We will transit past Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point & into Roebuck Bay where we will say our final goodbyes and ensure a smooth departure with a complimentary coach to transfer you to your accommodation or the airport. If you are departing Broome on this day please book a flight in the afternoon to allow time for any unexpected delays.

14 Day Kimberley Cruise Itinerary – Darwin to Broome

Day 1

Darwin

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime! You will be collected from your accommodation in Darwin from 7am by the coach and transfer to board the Eco Abrolhos. We recommend that you should arrive in Darwin the day before departure as transfers will commence early in the morning. We steam out of Darwin harbour at approximately 10am for our 24hr passage across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf to the Kimberley Coast.

Day 2

Cambridge Gulf – Berkeley River

Arrive to the beautiful scenery of the Berkeley River. Take a journey to explore the mangroves and all that lives within them. Visit Casuarina Falls, our first waterfall stop. This is a natural amphitheatre carved out over time. After lunch on the high tide the Eco Abrolhos will cross the mouth of the Berkley River and head to our anchorage. The transit upriver is best enjoyed from the top deck. It’s time for a scenic tender drive. Here, you will pass the Malcom Douglas Falls whilst keeping a close lookout for the elusive short eared rock wallaby and the majestic birds of prey that frequent this place. Finish the day taking in the picturesque landscape and reflect on the day’s activities coming to an end.

Day 3

Berkeley River – Koolama Bay/King George River

The Eco will set off at high tide to cross the river mouth bar and back out into the Bonaparte Gulf enroute to the mighty King George River. After a WW2 story involving the state ship MV Koolama you will be immersed in true geological wonder as the tenders take you upstream through the overwhelming King George River which boasts the highest waterfalls in WA. This is not to be missed as these falls are not only a spectacular sight, but this is also an opportunity for a fresh waterfall shower from one of our comfortable tenders. After your spectacular adventure it is back to the Eco for sunset drinks.

Day 4

Napier Broome Bay – Vansittart Bay

Eco Abrolhos crew will weigh anchor to make our way through to Napier Broome Bay and the amazing Drysdale River. This is one of the longest river systems in the Kimberley. The tenders will head off to the farther reaches of this river to explore a unique landscape where the freshwater meets the saltwater. The tenders are all ready to go again, it’s a beach landing at Rocky Cove. Here, we will take you on a hike along a winding rocky path to experience scattered rock art sites that without explanation can show clearly a connection to indigenous Australia. There will be an opportunity to go fishing. After exploring the Drysdale River, enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruising through to Vansittart Bay

Day 5

Vansittart Bay

Its early morning as we head out on the tenders to a not so well-known World War 2 DC3 crash site. After a short and easy stroll, we encounter what now remains of this historical event of time. You can be sure that our eco-guides will point out the natural vegetation, including patches of native grassland and wildflowers along the way. After a scrumptious breakfast, it is time to visit the mysterious Jar Island where we will view an ancient art gallery lost in time. This is yet another place that clearly depicts the early occupation of indigenous Australia adding another form of rock art known locally as Gwion Gwion or (Bradshaw) to your visit to the Kimberley. After returning to the Eco Abrolhos for lunch, we are now heading to the southernmost point of the Vansittart Bay.

Day 6

Vansittart Bay – Osborne Islands

We head out early to experience a Wandjina Rock Art Site, a place of great significance to the Wunambal Gaambera people of the North Kimberley. We now steam to Port Warrender and the picturesque Osborne Islands home to fertile pearling grounds. On arrival to the Osborne Islands, we take a tender tour of this area visiting a historical shipwreck and an ancient rock art site. Back onboard will see us venture further west.

Day 7

Naturalist Island – Hunter River – Port Nelson

Enjoy your breakfast at this serene landscape that is truly breathtaking. During the morning, our helicopter tours (optional extra) will depart from Naturalist Island and encompass the spectacular Mitchell Falls and surrounds. If you are not flying there is an option for a scenic tender excursion of the Hunter River to experience some wildlife encounters of the Kimberley. Back on-board the Eco Abrolhos for lunch as we begin our voyage further south west through to Port Nelson to visit a historic boab tree in the Prince Regent River National Park.

Day 8

Port Nelson – Prince Regent River

Early morning wake up will reward those with beautiful scenery cruising into St George Basin and the Prince Regent River. After lunch its off to see the Prince Regent River in the tenders. Two of the most spectacular waterfalls the Kimberley has to offer are in this river system with an option to have a refreshing swim above the Kings Cascades. This gem is a hidden oasis. Dress up in your Hawaiian gear and meet on the top deck for a barbecue and take in the 360 degree views of this stunning river system.

Day 9

Prince Regent River – Hanover Bay

An early morning fishing session will allow a keen angler to catch a fish for lunch or dinner. For those not interested in fishing you can head off in the tenders to explore some of the Prince Regents magnificent side tributaries spotting bird life and reptilian activity along the mangrove lined river system. Enjoy lunch whilst cruising out of the Prince Regent River via St George Basin and witness the tidal currents that have gouged there way into this waterway. Hanover Bay will provide a perfect anchorage for the night and if time permits we will head ashore to walk in the footsteps of the early European explorers.

Day 10

Hanover Bay – Camden Harbour – Doubtful Bay

We are now heading south to the ill-fated township of Camden Harbour Settlement, an incredible story of resilience as we walk in time through the history and ruins that include a short beach landing to Sheep Island and the Camden Harbour Settlement. We will continue our journey south past Kuri Bay into the whale breeding grounds of Camden Sound and further onward to Doubtful Bay

Day 11

Doubtful Bay – Montgomery Reef

An early morning sunrise in Red Cone Creek and then off for a quick splash exploring the mangrove ecosystem by tender, finding our way to either Sapphire Creek or Ruby Falls. Cruise out of Doubtful Bay as we learn of our first Australians and their long-term connection to the magnificent Raft Point. The afternoon will be spent exploring one of the Kimberley’s must-see attractions Montgomery Reef, a natural phenomenon. A tender ride ensures a closer look at this incredible seascape as we check out the abundant marine life that call this place home. These saltwater terraced waterfalls fall off the world’s largest inshore reef systems. Top off your day with a drink watching the sunset behind the reef as we depart and make our way to Talbot Bay.

Day 12

Talbot Bay

You will see the geological sequence of time unfold before your very eyes as you prepare to visit the renowned Horizontal Falls. Later in the day you will experience some other wonders of Talbot Bay being Cyclone Creek or Dugong Bay both of which will hold geological wonders that we haven’t seen yet on our journey. Some of the rocks here are said to be half the age of the planet. (2.5 billion years old) A final top deck sundowner to reminisce about your adventures and the spectacular scenery you have seen along the way

Day 13

Talbot Bay – Cape Leveque

The last waterfall stop will be in Yampi Sound. We depart for Broome around midday. Enjoy the cruise out of Talbot Bay and witness the seams of iron ore exposed in some of the rock face as we make our way past Iron Islands, Koolan and Cockatoo Islands. Further west we will come across the Buccaneer Archipelago also known as the bay of 1000 Islands. We’ll continue our journey to Broome via King Sound, the tides here are the most ferocious and Eco Abrolhos will be dancing in the water movement as she heads towards Cape Leveque. Finally one last captivating Kimberley sunset on your Eco Abrolhos cruise, making new friends and memories.

Day 14

Broome

We will all be up nice and early as we make our way to Broome. We will transit past Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point & into Roebuck Bay where we will say our final goodbyes and ensure a smooth departure with a complimentary coach to transfer you to your accommodation or the airport. If you are departing Broome on this day please book a flight in the afternoon to allow time for any unexpected delays.

14 Day Kimberley Cruise Itinerary – Broome to Darwin

Day 1

Depart Broome

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime! You will be greeted in Broome at your hotel by one of the Eco Abrolhos crew, board the coach to transport you to Gantheume Bay where you will be met by the tender boats and ferried to the Eco Abrolhos. We recommend that you arrive in Broome the day before departure as transfers will commence the following morning from 7am. Then it’s all aboard the Eco Abrolhos as you meet the crew and go through the on-board vessel safety induction prior to our departure from Broome. An overnight voyage will find you awakening to a geological landscape unique only to the Kimberley.

Day 2

Yampi Sound – Talbot Bay

Welcome to the Kimberley – feel the whirlpool movements of tidal water beneath your feet as we set out on the tenders to discover one of the many smaller creek systems of the Buccaneer Archipelago, also known as the Bay of 1000 islands. Let the geological sequence of time unfold before your very eyes as you prepare to visit the renowned Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay. Finish the day with the first of our many magnificent Kimberley sunsets and take in the picturesque landscape as you reflect on the day’s activities coming to an end.

Day 3

Collier Bay – Doubtful Bay

Today you will experience the natural phenomenon of the Montgomery Reef – terraced waterfalls of ocean water flowing off an exposed coral reef system. A tender ride ensures a closer look at this incredible seascape as we check out the abundant marine life that call this place home. A cruise into Doubtful Bay as we learn of our First Australians and their long-term connection to Raft Point. Lunchtime onboard the Eco Abrolhos gives us time to steam to our next destination – Red Cone Creek. Off for a quick splash exploring the Mangrove ecosystem by tender, finding our way to either Sapphire or Ruby Falls.

Day 4

Camden Harbour – St George Basin

We are now heading North to the ill-fated township of the Camden Harbour Settlement, an incredible story of resilience as we walk in time through the history and ruins that include a short beach landing to Sheep Island and the Camden Harbour Settlement. A late afternoon cruise through to the Rothsay Waters where we will venture into Marigui Promontory via the tenders to see remnant rainforest in Palm Valley. An art gallery can be viewed from the comfort of our tenders.

Day 5

St George Basin – Prince Regent River

An early morning fishing experience in the “Land of the Giants” for those that are interested. Soon after we will be back on-board the Eco Abrolhos cruising through the St George Basin and into the Mighty Prince Regent River National Park. Tender rides will place you beneath the amazing King’s Cascades. This location provides an adventurous trek and opportunity for a swim on top of the falls or the option to continue further upstream to see the spectacular Cathedral Falls. Returning to the Eco Abrolhos for a well-deserved top deck sundowner with nibbles and entertainment.

Day 6

Prince Regent River – Port Nelson

Good morning again, it is time to head out on the tenders to discover Camp Creek. Another opportunity to see some of the larger marine reptiles that inhabit this place, and of course the birdlife of the mangrove lined river system. Breakfast back on-board the Eco Abrolhos whilst we steam to Port Nelson and visit the most Northern reaches of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Here we will learn of the amazing voyages of Phillip Parker King as we tour Careening Bay and the famous “Mermaid Tree” Its back on-board the Eco Abrolhos with a steam to our next destination Naturalist Island.

Day 7

Naturalist Island – Hunter River – Prudhoe Island

Wake up to a serene landscape that will take your breath away. During the morning, our Helicopter tours (Optional extra) will depart from Naturalist Island and encompass the spectacular Mitchell Falls and surrounds. An option for a scenic tender excursion of the Hunter River to experience some wildlife encounters of the Kimberley. Back on-board the Eco Abrolhos for a bite to eat as we begin our voyage further North through the Scott Strait to arrive at a secluded anchorage near Prudhoe Island.

Day 8

Prudhoe Island

An opportunity to try your hand at pelagic fishing, a session looking for some larger predators being mackerel, tuna and queen fish. After fishing we venture around the islands in search of turtle, dugong and crocodiles on the island outcrop. The local Wunambal Gaambera people would ask a great sea Wandjina Guyarra for a seasons blessing before foraging for food this far off the coastline. The geological make up of these islands is fascinating and breath taking as well. It’s time to pull the anchor as we head due east towards Swift Bay.

Day 9

Swift Bay – Port Warrender

We head out early to experience a Wandjina Rock Art Site, a place of great significance to the Wunambal Gaambera people of the North Kimberley. We now steam to Port Warrender and the picturesque Osborne Islands. On arrival to the Osborne Islands, we take a tender tour of this area where we visit a historical shipwreck and an ancient rock art site. So much to explore and learn here, time to rest up whilst we cruise through to Vansittart Bay.

Day 10

VANSITTART BAY

Its early morning as we head out on the tenders to a not so well-known World War 2 historical site. After a short and easy stroll, we encounter what now remains of this historical event of time. You can be sure that our Eco-guides will point out the natural vegetation, including patches of native grassland and wildflowers along the way. After a scrumptious breakfast, it is time to visit the mysterious Jar Island where we will view an ancient art gallery lost in time. This is yet another place that clearly depicts the early occupation of Indigenous Australia adding another form of rock art known locally as Gwion Gwion or (Bradshaw) to your visit to the Kimberley. After returning to the Eco Abrolhos for lunch, we are now heading to the southernmost point of the Vansittart Bay.

Day 11

Vansittart Bay – King George River

Welcome to Koolama Bay, a site named after the vessel SS Koolama. Take in an early account of the WW2 bombing that took place here. It’s now time to head out on our tenders to explore the overwhelming King George River, a river that boasts the highest waterfalls in Western Australia. This is not to be missed as these falls are not only a spectacular sight, but this is also an opportunity for a fresh waterfall shower from one of our comfortable tenders. Its time to soak in another amazing day in the Kimberley with a quiet beverage and relaxed conversation.

Day 12

Berkeley River – Cambridge Gulf

As we cross the mouth of the Berkeley River and head to its extremity to our anchorage, it is time for a scenic tender ride. Here, you will capture the Malcom Douglas Falls whilst keeping a close lookout for the elusive short eared rock wallaby and the majestic birds of prey that frequent this place. On our way back to the Eco Abrolhos you can be sure to visit the Casuarina Falls. A natural amphitheatre carved out in time.

Day 13

Berkley River

We wake to a magical Berkley River sunrise! On high tide we exit the river and start our 24hour steam to Darwin across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf.

Day 14

Darwin

We watch the sunrise over the city of Darwin as we enter the harbour. We sadly say goodbye before departing the vessel. There will be a coach to provide transfer to your accommodation or the airport.

3 Day Fly In and Out

Day 0

Geraldton

The tour departs Geraldton airport at 2pm or 4pm and arrives at East Wallabi Island where the Eco Abrolhos crew will be waiting to welcome you. The fly time is generally 40 minutes followed by a short tender transit to the Eco Abrolhos. First on the agenda will be the required safety briefings and induction. Weather permitting, you will enjoy sunset drinks ashore overlooking Turtle Bay and the setting sun. After dinner guests are encouraged to watch the Batavia Shipwreck and mutiny re-enactment documentary to learn what happened during Australia’s most infamous Shipwreck saga.

Day 1

West Wallabi Islands

Your first activity of the day is to board the King Diver (40ft Cray fishing tender) and head off to pull the Cray pots. Watch the crew as they bring the pots onboard, help size and count the catch before the pots are re-baited and re-set. After breakfast the Batavia history starts with a tour to West Wallabi Island to view Wiebbe Hayes’s Fort which is the first European building in Australia. The tour includes a drive by of The Pidgeon Islands for a chance to learn about the area’s Cray Fishing industry. The fort tour meanders inland past a Wallaby Corridor, bird life, lizards and possibly large Carpet Pythons before arriving at the 2 forts. The staff will show you a series of waterholes that kept the marooned soldiers alive. After a crayfish lunch there will be a snorkeling option with either a snorkel on the Batavia shipwreck (weather permitting) or on the snorkel trail at Turtle Bay. For non-snorkelers there is the option of a glass bottom boat tour.

Day 2

Turtle Bay

After a crayfish lunch there will be a snorkeling option with either a snorkel on the Batavia shipwreck (weather permitting) or on the snorkel trail at Turtle Bay. For non-snorkelers there is the option of a glass bottom boat tour. After lunch we move the Eco Abrolhos south to the Easter Group. One of our options is to visit Morley Island. This island has many things to see and do. The area is a Sea Lion hotspot with the resident colony of females and young pups lazily stretched out on the sandy foreshore. It’s not uncommon for them to join the guests for a swim as they snorkel around the snorkel trail. This is a very popular snorkel site for guests catering to all snorkeling abilities. The area is also home to the Lesser Noddy – one of the world’s rarest birds. They will have returned to roost during the summer so this is the best time of the year to see them. The island is a great place to sunbake, swim, enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride, relax, or walk along the sandy foreshore. An option is to move the Eco Abrolhos to our Rat Island mooring and go ashore for sunset drinks on Little Sandy Island. This tiny island is host to one of the biggest Sea Lion colonies in the Abrolhos with up to 20 sealions returning for the night. It makes a for a fantastic sight as they come out of the water and dance to the Van Morrison tunes we have playing for us – and them… The spit at the end of the island is normally covered with over 20 species of birds that have also returned for the night. It makes for excellent viewing and photography with the setting sun.

Day 3

Leo’s Island/Wooded Island

After your last pot pull and another hearty hot breakfast, the Eco Abrolhos moves over to either Leo’s Island or Wooded Island. The Wooded Island walk showcases nesting birds in the mangrove area & one of our favorite snorkeling sites – the squid hole. Getting in and out by tender is also a lot of fun as it’s very shallow and the super clear water makes for amazing viewing. After your last pot pull and another hearty hot breakfast, the Eco Abrolhos moves over to either Leo’s Island or Wooded Island. The Wooded Island walk showcases nesting birds in the mangrove area & one of our favorite snorkeling sites – the squid hole. Getting in and out by tender is also a lot of fun as it’s very shallow and the super clear water makes for amazing viewing. After lunch we take you on a drive by tour of the Rat Island Group. This area was home to the Eco’s owners cray fishing camps and so there are a lot of stories to tell. If they are around, we will meet some of the colorful locals. There are millions of birds roosting on the Rat Islands during the spring & summer months. After the tour we will take you ashore at Big Rat Island which has the largest airstrip in the Abrolhos Islands. Then it will be time to say goodbye as you board your flight back to Geraldton.

5 Day Tour

Day 1

Geraldton

Your 5 Day Abrolhos Islands Cruise begins on Day 0 as we welcome you aboard for a complimentary night prior to departure the next morning. This allows you time to settle in your cabin, meet the crew and other passengers, complete the safety briefings and enjoy pizza night as you watch the sun set over the Eco Wharf. The next morning you have a choice of either waking with the crew & watching the sun rise over Geraldton as the Eco Abrolhos departs or enjoy a sleep in as we steam towards the Abrolhos Islands. Scheduled arrival at the Southern Group is around 10am. The next 24 hours is spent exploring a selection of the Southern Group locations

Day 2 & 3

Southern and Easter Group

The Eco Abrolhos departs the Southern Group around noon and cruises north to the Easter Group where we meet up with the morning’s fisherman. There is a selection of 6 locations where we will spend our next 36 hours.

Day 4

Batavia

Batavia Day – After a quick steam to the Wallabi Group get ready for some history lessons. There is a choice of 4 historical sites to visit.

Day 5

Wallabi Group

The morning is spent exploring around the Wallabi Group typically Turtle Bay on East Wallabi Island. The Eco Abrolhos departs around noon for the steam back to Geraldton with arrival just before sunset.

Inclusions & Options

Your expedition includes:

Relaxed, fun atmosphere
Great value for single travellers
Complimentary transfers at beginning & end of each tour
Shampoo, conditioner and hairdryer in all ensuites
Self serve tea, coffee and biscuits (24 hours)
Laundry service
Beach towels supplied
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon teas

Optional extras:

Optional Mitchell Falls Heli flight (own expense)
Fully licensed bar – alcoholic drinks at own expense

Deck Plan & Cabins

Cabins:

King Bed Deluxe Stateroom


available (5 x bridge deck, 1 x main deck)
All have windows
King size beds (all rooms can be re-configured to 2 x king singles)
Dresser
Desk
Wardrobe and drawers
Ensuite with Toilet, Shower and Basin

Queen & Double Bed Staterooms


4 available (all on main deck) 2 x queen, 2 x double
3 of the 4 have windows or multiple portholes
Dresser
Wardrobe and drawers
Ensuite with Toilet, Shower and Basin

Single Bunk Cabin


4 available (all on lower deck)
All have portholes
Wardrobe and drawers
Ensuite with Toilet, Shower and Basin

King Single Bunk Cabin


2 king single beds
Wardrobe and drawers
Toilet, shower and basin

Deck Plan:

More About This Ship:

….. 2 optional helicopter flights and a complimentary fast boat ride through The Horizontal Falls make her a great choice.

The Eco Abrolhos is a 35 metre catamaran which can accommodate 32 passengers in 17 rooms, all of which have ensuites.
With their 4 custom built hi-powered tenders seating 8 guests each, the tours are in comfort and can be varied from tender to tender if required. The forward folding front stairs make boarding easy for any level of mobility.

Exclusive Bonus Offer on Eco Abrolhos cruises!
Two FREE nights accommodation
FREE sightseeing tour

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