Up to $600pp airfare credit plus two nights accommodation & sightseeing tour**

Eco Abrolhos

Relaxed, fun atmosphere
Great value for single travellers

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 2021

(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)

14 Day Darwin to Broome Kimberley Cruise

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
28 May 10 June 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Darwin Broome Sold Out
27 June 10 July 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Darwin Broome Queen Bed Stateroom
27 July 09 August 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Darwin Broome Queen Bed
Lower Deck Single Bunk Cabin (Solo/Twin)
26 August 08 September 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Darwin Broome Queen Bed
Lower Deck Single Bunk (Twin or Solo)

14 Day Broome to Darwin Kimberley Cruise

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
13 May 26 May 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome Darwin Sold Outk
12 June 25 June 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome Darwin Queen Bed Stateroom
12 July 25 July 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome Darwin King Single Bunk
11 August 24 August 14 Day Kimberley Cruise Broome Darwin Main Deck King Single Bunk (2)

3 Day Tour - Fly out & Fly back

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
02 January 05 January 3 Day Tour Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Available

5 Day Abrolhos Islands Tour

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
11 February 16 Februrary 5 Day Tour - Boat only Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Main Deck
Lower Deck Single Bunk
25 February 02 March 5 Day Tour - Discovery Tour Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Main Deck
Lower Deck Single Bunk
04 March 09 March 5 Day Tour - Boat Out/Fly Back Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Available
11 March 15 March 5 Day Tour - Boat Out/Fly Back Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Main Deck
Lower Deck Single Bunk
17 March 22 March 5 Day Tour - Boat Only (Discovery Tour) Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Lower Deck Single Bunk
24 March 29 March 5 Day Tour - Boat Only Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Main Deck
Lower Deck Single Bunk
01 April 06 April 5 Day Tour - Boat Only Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands King Single Bunk
Lower Deck Single Bunk
08 April 13 April 5 Day Tour - Boat Out/Fly Back Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Main Deck
Lower Deck Single Bunk
15 April 19 April 5 Day Tour - Boat Out/Fly Back Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Queen Bed
Lower Deck Single Bunk
21 April 26 April 5 Day Tour - Boat Only Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Lower Deck Single Bunk
22 September 27 September 5 Day Tour - Boat Only (Discovery Tour) Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Available
29 September 04 October 5 Day Tour - Boat Out/Fly Back Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Available
06 October 10 October 5 Day Tour - Boat Out/Fly Back Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Available
13 October 18 October 5 Day Tour - Boat Only (Discovery Tour) Abrolhos Islands Abrolhos Islands Available

3 Day Tour - Fly Out & Fly Back

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Lower Deck Single Bunks $1,875.00
Lower Deck Single Bunk (solo) $1,875.00
King Single Bunk Cabins $1,999.00
Double or Queen Bed Stateroom $2,185.00
King Bed Deluxe Stateroom $2,435.00

5 Day Tour - Boat Only

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Lower Deck Single Bunks $2,600.00
Lower Deck Single Bunk (solo) $2,600.00
King Single Bunk Cabins $2,800.00
Double or Queen Bed Stateroom $3,050.00
King Bed Deluxe Stateroom $3,475.00

5 Day Tour - Boat & Fly

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Lower Deck Single Bunks $2,795.00
Lower Deck Single Bunk (solo) $2,795.00
King Single Bunk Cabins $3,000.00
Double or Queen Bed Stateroom $3,230.00
King Bed Deluxe Stateroom $3,650.00

5 Day Tour - Discovery Tour

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Lower Deck Single Bunks $2,720.00
Lower Deck Single Bunk (solo) $2,720.00
King Single Bunk Cabins $2,930.00
Double or Queen Bed Stateroom $3,150.00
King Bed Deluxe Stateroom $3,575.00

14 Day Kimberley Cruise

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Lower Deck Single Bunks $10,850.00
Lower Deck Single Bunk (Solo) $12,075.00 (Sole Use)
King Single Bunk Cabins $11,560.00
Double Bed Stateroom $13,870.00
King Bed Deluxe Stateroom $15,470.00

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

Prices, Dates & Availability 2022

(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)

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Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability

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

Itineraries

14 Day Kimberley Cruise Itinerary – Darwin to Broome

Day 1

DARWIN

We recommend that you arrive in Darwin the day before departure as the vessel’s departure time can vary on the day due to the tides. The hotel & airport transfer times will be confirmed a week before departure of your cruise.

Day 2

CASUARINA FALLS

See us at sea as we travel towards the Berkeley River. We will haveplenty of time to settle in and meet new friends and fellow guests. We will also have the opportunity to view some movies of the Kimberley so we can all get excited and may even crack out the darts or bingo!!

Day 3

KING GEORGE RIVER

Wake up this morning to the glorious Berkley River and take in the inspiring vista from the top deck as we make our way up one of the great Kimberley gorges. Keep an eye out for the first of many crocodiles (bigones inhabit this river!!) and the chance to see a Jabiru on one of the mud banks.Once we can travel no further in our mother ship we will disembark into the tenders for a scenic cruise and maybe a chance to catch an elusive Barra for those who are keen.After lunch we will head back down to the mouth of the river and back into the tenders to view the Casuarina Falls and maybe a swim. As the sun sets enjoy a relaxing drink as we set sail for the mighty King George.

Day 4

GLYCOSMIS BAY

Once we have traversed the protective sand bar at the mouth of the magnificent King George, we will meander our way along this Kimberley icon to it’s falls. Be sure to have your camera batteries charged as you will need all you have to capture every photo opportunity!! Once at the falls we will stop within metres of them and then disembark into the tenders for a closer look. Those that feel upto it can make their way to the top of the highest single drop falls in Western Australia for one of the truly great views. In the afternoon we will set sail again for Vansittart Bay.

Day 5

JAR ISLAND

Vansittart Bay! One of the best places to view Bradshaw paintings. Wonder as to how these mysterious and elegant paintings came to be. 20,000 years old and looking like nothing you have ever seen before. We will also visit a downed DC3 plane from the war and learn about the secret WWII airbase that housed hundreds of B52 Bombers that the Japanese searched for in vain. At the end of the days adventures we will head for a nice refreshing dip in the sea on a tranquil beach.

Day 6

MITCHELL RIVER FISHING

Today sees us in the mighty Mitchell River, home of the big Barra. A chance for everyone to hook the fish of a lifetime. We will spend the day here catching dinner and trying our hand at mud-crabbing as well. For those who feel up to it, there is great waterhole to soothe the days adventures away, safe from the ever presentcrocodiles. For those who would like to see the Mitchell Falls there is an option to take a helicopter ride and enjoy the view.

Day 7

MITCHELL PLATEAU & MITCHELL FALLS

Halfway through our Kimberley Cruise we visit Bigge Island, where we have a saltwater swim and walk on a beautiful sandy beach. We explore some beachfront caves to look at Wandjina art and a burial site of one of the Wunambal people. This afternoon we will head off to the Hunter River and try our luck at spotting some whales whilst enjoying a drink or two on the top deck.

Day 8

PRINCE REGENT RIVER

Wake up to the magnificent sandstone cliffs of the Hunter River. These spectacular rock formations change colour as the light comes and goes and as we spend the day sightseeing and fishing. There is also an option today to take a helicopter ride to the Mitchell Falls.

Day 9

KINGS CASCADE WATERFALLS

The infamous Kings Cascade and the Prince Regent River, once thought to be the access to a great inland sea. Today we get up close and marvel at the Kings Cascade waterfall and learning a little of the history about the discovery of the Kimberley Region. We will enjoy a swim at the top of the falls in another great waterhole and more chances to catch the elusive Barra. In the afternoon we will cruise down the river and watch another gorgeous sunset as we make our way further south.

Day 10

KURI BAY

Waking up in Brecknock Harbour, we take an early morning run in the tenders to view the remains of the first Kimberley settlement and hear the tales of woe that beset this misinformed and tragic expedition. From here we will cruise past the famous Kuri Bay, the first Pearl Farm in the area and down to an art gallery at Freshwater Cove. You will have the chance to purchase our own little piece of history and do a bush tucker excursion with some of the local people. Just another fascinating remembrance of your Kimberly Cruise.

Day 11

RUBY FALLS

For those keen this morning we trek up the side of Raft Point for a look at some great Wandjina art and learn a little history of the area. Then it’s onwards to Freshwater Cove and its exquisite art gallery run by the locals. Buy a lasting memento and an ** option to go on a Country Cove Tour to really feel the spirit of “Country”. We spend the afternoon watching the sun dip in the west, looking for whales and wondering – does life get any better than this!

Day 12

RAFT POINT

Montgomery Reef, so named by Phillip Parkerking, in honour of his friend and surgeon on his exploration of the Kimberley coast. Witness the spectacle of this monolithic reef as it rises out of the water. We will sightsee up the channel and experience the many turtles, sharks, rays and egrets there are in this incredibly diverse system. In the afternoon we will steam across Doubtful Bay and enjoy another refreshing swim in a surprising waterfall and another chance at the golden Barra.

Day 13

TALBOT BAY

White water rafting anyone? Well not quite, there is an option here to take a ride through the Horizontal Falls in tenders and experience one of the most exciting parts of the trip which is not to be missed. In our last hurrah of our Kimberley Cruise before heading to Broome we will visit Silica Beach. Truly a standout in a sea of beaches. This beach is so named because of the amount of Silica in its snow white sand. Hear it squeak underfoot as you relax one last time on the shores of the Kimberley and start planning your return journey, for no two trips are ever the same.

Day 14

BROOME

Broome, the melting pot of many cultures, which makes this town unique. Sadly we say goodbye, but we leave with new friendships and the promise of more adventures, after the trip of a lifetime.

14 Day Kimberley Cruise Itinerary – Broome to Darwin

Day 1

BROOME

We recommend that you arrive in Broome or Darwin the day before departure as the vessel’s departure time can vary on the day due to the tides. The hotel & airport transfer times will be confirmed a week before departure of your cruise.

Day 2

HORIZONTAL FALLS

We wake this morning to a beautiful cooked breakfast as we cross the Buccaneer Archipelago, home of a thousand islands.Cruising past the last outposts of civilisation and prepare for our first swim in the aptly named Crocodile Creek! Don’t be concerned, there are no crocodiles! After a refreshing swim in a beautiful waterhole it’s time to set sail for one of the world’s greatest natural wonders – The Horizontal Waterfalls. Be amazed at the sheer immensity of the falls and we have an optional tour here to take a high speed boat ride through the falls and wonder at the power of nature’s force as millions of litres of water pours through each minute. In the afternoon, we wander towards Raft Point and the opportunity to spot whales whilst enjoying the sunset from the top deck.

Day 3

TALBOT BAY

Wake up to the magnificent rock bluffs that is Raft Point. Whilst enjoying a sumptuous breakfast we head to Montgomery Reef, the largest single reef structure in the southern hemisphere at over 350 square kms. Here we will cruise through the channel in tenders and try to count the hundreds of turtles, rays, sharks and a chance sighting of a dugong. Afterwards, it is back across Doubtful Bay for another great swim and the first of many chances to catch an elusive Barramundi or two.

Day 4

RAFT POINT

For those keen enough this morning we trek up the side of Raft Point for a look at some great Wandjina art and learn a little history of the area. Then it’s onward towards Freshwater Cove and its exquisite art gallery run by the locals. Buy a lasting memento and an option is to go on a bush tucker tour to really feel the spirit of “Country”. We spend the afternoon watching the sun dip in the west, looking for whales and wondering – does life get any better than this!

Day 5

KINGS CASCADE

History lesson this morning! Today we learn where not to try and establish a settlement in the Kimberley. We explore the ruins of Camden Harbour and hear the tragic tale of those who came and ultimately perished in trying to tame this harsh but beautiful country. In the afternoon we again set out to try and catch the Golden Barra or for those who want to relax, let’s lie on the sun lounges on the top deck with a good book!

Day 6

PRINCE REGENT

Into the void we go! Well into the Basin actually – St George’s Basin, the mouth of the Prince Regent River and onto the King’s Cascade Falls. Here we will enjoy a swim in a huge crystal clear pool at the top of the falls. This afternoon sees us heading down the river into another glorious sunset and to our next destination.

Day 7

LAND OF THE GIANTS

The Hunter River – more sightseeing, fishing and for those who wish to see this great country from the air, today is your chance. There is an option to take a helicopter ride to the mighty Mitchell Falls and this is highly recommended.

Day 8

MITCHELL PLATEAU

Today sees us leave early in the morning and head towards the Mitchell River. Along the way we will call into Bigge Island for a swim and explore some beach front caves. Here we will view some more Wandjina Art, and a burial site of one of the Wunambal people. Once in the Mitchell River we will chase the elusive Big Barra to see who catches the biggest fish of a lifetime!

Day 9

SWIFTS BAY

The Mighty Mitchell! For those needing to stretch their legs we will walk to a fabulous waterhole and wash the heat of the day away after we have again tried our hand at mudcrabbing and fishing. In the afternoon, it is off to a very special part of the Kimberley.

Day 10

VANSITTART BAY

Vansittart Bay – the place to gaze upon and wonder who left the incredible rock art known as Bradshaws. Over 20,000 years old and shrouded in mystery! Theorize as to how they came to be! We will also view more recent WWII history, hear about secret air bases and see the bomber which crashed during the war. Somewhere during the day we will have a refreshing swim and relax on a beach.

Day 11

BERKELEY RIVER

Having left behind the past in Vansittart Bay, this morning we wake to one of the great Kimberley icons, The King George River. We will marvel at the length and breadth of this great gorge as we meander our way to the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia. Be sure to have your cameras ready as there will be photo opportunities around every bend. Those with fitness can try and climb to the top of the falls for a truly spectacular view. An afternoon fish, swim or beach walk before we set off to our last destination.

Day 12

CASUARINA FALLS

Perhaps the most beautiful river in the Kimberley – The Berkeley! Wonder as to how the great Eco Abrolhos can fit down this gorge. You can almost touch the sides. Once at its end we are off in the tenders for a sight see and then a swim and one last chance at that big Barra. After lunch we will cruise back down to the mouth and spend the afternoon looking at Casuarina Falls, beachcombing, swimming, fishing or just plain relaxing on the top deck watching our last Kimberley sunset.

Day 13

BERKELEY RIVER

Today we leave the Berkeley and set course for the Port of Darwin. Now is the time for swapping emails, exchanging photos and planning more adventures with all our new found friends. Games will be held in the lounge area.

Day 14

DARWIN

Well its 8 am and all too soon it’s time to say “Au Revoir” for surely we will meet again. Our once in a lifetime experience is over for now as we disembark at the Port of Darwin.

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:

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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

King Single Bunk Cabin

3 available (all on main deck)
2 of the 3 have portholes
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

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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