The 4 Night Ultimate Kimberley Cruise Adventure is the most unique and exciting way to explore this untouched natural wonderland. An adventure experience straight from of the pages of National Geographic, our 4 Night Ultimate Kimberley Cruise Adventure tour reveals a part of Australia only a lucky few will ever explore.

Each day our custom built luxury houseboat Barrashack cruises to a new and exciting location, accompanied by Category Five, a 12 metre state-of-the-art fishing and long range expedition vessel.

Utilising our vast knowledge and experience of this amazing landscape, we have created a Kimberley tour unlike any other. With up to 12 guests on board, we guarantee a personalised adventure and an experience that will never be forgotten.

We look forward to welcoming you on board the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures’ houseboat, Barrashack for the 4 Night Ultimate Kimberley Cruise Adventure. Below you will find all the information you need to prepare for your incredible adventure.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
HORIZONTAL FALLS AND THE BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO

Beginning with an 11:30am courtesy pick up from your Broome accommodation, or a 2:15pm courtesy pick up from your Derby accommodation, get ready to board the seaplane flying directly to the Horizontal Falls located in Talbot Bay. The flight time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Broome, and 30 minutes from Derby.

You will be welcomed aboard our houseboat Barrashack. Following this, you will be given a tour of the boat, shown to your cabins, and provided with a safety briefing and a rundown of what to expect on the trip.

The afternoon will be full of adventure, as we introduce you to the iconic Horizontal Falls. Board our fast boat and experience an exhilarating ride through the waterfalls as our highly experienced skipper safely guides you. Swim with the friendly sharks in our shark-proof cage and experience an entertaining fish feeding show.

Now it’s time to depart the Horizontal Falls, cruising west into the stunning thousand island Buccaneer Archipelago. Enjoy a helicopter scenic flight over this pristine area, and then spend the night in a calm, secluded bay of the Buccaneer Archipelago.

DAY 2
DUGONG BAY/RAINFOREST HIKE

Prepare yourself for a day’s excursion full of sport fishing, reef walking, and turtle/dugong spotting. 

Cruise further down towards the magnificent islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago on the Barrashack.

Enjoy a dinghy ride through the mangroves into a secluded rainforest surrounded waterhole. This is the perfect spot to have a refreshing drink and cool off.

Spend the night in a new secluded bay of the Buccaneer Archipelago for a well deserved rest.

DAY 3
BARRAMUNDI FISHING/EXPLORING

Are you ready to catch a Barramundi? We can’t guarantee that you’ll catch one, but we will definitely give it a red hot go for all those who are keen to join in. If you prefer not to go fishing, then you will have a few hours to relax, read and enjoy the tranquillity on board the Barrashack.

Enjoy a BBQ lunch, swim in their exceptional waterhole, and enjoy a tour around this remote Kimberley paradise.

DAY 4
ISLAND EXPLORING/REEF ADVENTURE

Get ready for a big day! Take off on our custom built, high-speed expedition vessel Category Five, heading towards some of the outer islands and reef systems. Enjoy a lunch on board Category Five, eating the day’s catch.

Cruise through untouched islands and explore the pristine beaches.

Return to Barrashack late afternoon to unwind, enjoy great food and drinks, and reflect on the day’s adventures.

DAY 5
BEACH COMBING/ISLAND CRUISING/CYCLONE CREEK ADVENTURE

On your last day, awake to the spectacular surrounds of your current destination. You will be transferred by helicopter to explore the secluded beaches and swim in the crystal clear, blue waters. Continue cruising back into Talbot Bay, and arrive at the Horizontal Falls.

Cruise through the untouched surrounding bays and creeks of Cyclone Creek, and then prepare to board the seaplane for your return flight. If you are returning to Derby, expect to arrive back around 8:00 am, and if you are heading back to Broome, anticipate an approximate 3:00 pm arrival time.

Please note, this a suggested itinerary only. All itineraries are tide dependent, and each adventure will be unique.

DAILY TOURS & EXCURSIONS

Our highly experienced crew will give you a detailed run down of your action packed itinerary. With all activities tide dependent, possible highlights of your daily tours and excursions will include the following:

  • Exploring ancient rainforests
  • Exhilarating fast boat ride through the Horizontal Falls
  • Swimming with the friendly sharks in our shark-proof cage
  • Sport fishing
  • Scenic helicopter flight over the Horizontal Falls
  • Relaxing cruise through the spectacular untouched bays and creeks
  • Beach combing on some of Australia’s most secluded and pristine islands
  • At the end of each day, enjoy a relaxing night of food and drink under the awe-inspiring Kimberley night sky

Departure Dates & Rates

The 4 Night Ultimate Kimberley Cruise Adventure departs from Broome or Derby at different times of the year. For your reference, please see the below list of departure dates for 2017.

EX BROOME
27th March – 31st March
31st March – 4th April
4th April – 8th April
19th April – 23rd April
23rd April – 27th April
1st May – 5th May
5th May – 9th May
9th May – 13th May
23rd May – 27th May
27th May – 31st May

EX DERBY
1st June – 5th June
17th June – 21st June
2nd July – 6th July
17th July – 21st July
1st August – 5th August
16th August – 20th August

EX BROOME
3rd September – 7th September
7th September – 11th September
11th September – 15th September
19th September – 23rd September
23rd September – 27th September

 

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Cost includes:

    • Seaplane transfers from Broome or Derby
    • Helicopter excursions
    • All fishing gear (including lures)
    • Luxury catamaran expeditions
    • All meals

Make An Enquiry Or Book Now by Calling (08) 9192 1172

ON BOARD FACILITIES

With our custom built houseboat Barrashack, accompanied by the Category Five, a 12m state-of-the-art fishing and long range expedition vessel, and our helicopter on board as well, you can be certain that a Kimberley adventure like no other awaits you on the Ultimate 4 Night Adventure Cruise.

Sleeping up to 12 people with 6 cabins, the Barrashack is equipped with all the facilities and amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. All guests have their own private, air-conditioned cabin with a large window to soak in the magical Kimberley scenery. The open area of the top deck is perfect for relaxing and enjoying evening meals under the starlit sky. The main lounge area with TV and comfortable couches ensure you can relax at any time.

Full kitchen and BBQ facilities equip the chef with everything necessary to prepare all of your delicious meals. Complimentary drinks such as water, soft drinks, tea and coffee with an espresso machine on board, are available on the houseboat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I pack in terms of clothing and shoes?

    We recommend packing casual, lightweight and quick dry clothing for the wear on the boat and during excursions. You will be attending waterholes and waterfalls where you are able to swim, so please don’t forget to bring your swimwear. Long pants and long sleeve tops are advised for evenings, as it does tend to get cool from June to August. On board the Barrashack, casual dining wear is appropriate and no formal wear is required.

    Please bring a pair of comfortable walking/hiking shoes with good ankle support, and be sure that they are a pair you don’t mind getting wet. Footwear is not mandatory on the houseboat, however can be worn if you prefer. Footwear such as thongs is a good example.

  • What personal items should I bring with me?

    You will be required to bring your own toiletries and any other relevant medications and vitamins. Motion sickness preventative is also recommended if you are concerned you might suffer from the symptoms.

    A hairdryer, as well as shampoo, conditioner and soaps are supplied in the bathrooms. Sun protection and insect repellent are available on board, but you may wish to bring your own. Bathroom towels are provided, however please bring your own beach towel. In the unlikely event of an emergency, a medical supplies kit is available on board.

    For your reference, the Barrashack is equipped with 240V electricity and each cabin has its own power outlets. Don’t forget to bring your camera and any chargers or batteries.

  • Are there any luggage weight restrictions?

    As you will be travelling to the Barrashack by seaplane, we ask that you please be mindful of weight restrictions on our aircraft. We ask that you pack as light as possible, as we have an 8kg per person limit. Please pack your belongings in a soft bag for easy storage. If you have any additional spare luggage you may leave it at our secure office in Broome. Please be sure to advise us the before your departure if you require excess luggage storage.

  • Will I have mobile coverage on the boat?

    Please be aware that you will not have any mobile coverage whilst cruising along the Kimberley coast. However, the Barrashack is equipped with a satellite phone that is available for emergencies. Messages to the office may also be relayed via our office.

  • Will there be alcohol available on the tour?

    As our tour is BYO, all alcohol is to be pre-ordered and paid in full 8 days prior to tour departure. You will be required to place an order and make payment direct to the supplier using the beverage form provided at time of booking. Our staff will arrange the collection and delivery of the order. Our supplier, The Roebuck Hotel, will do their best to accommodate for specific drink requests. Please note that due to weight restrictions on the seaplane, there is a strict loading maximum of 10kg of alcohol per person. No alcohol can be taken on the day of departure.

    Complimentary soft drinks, as well as tea and coffee facilities with an espresso machine are available on the houseboat.

  • Do I need to bring any fishing equipment?

    High quality fishing equipment will be provided and is available for use by all passengers.

  • Should I arrange travel insurance for my tour?

    We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive travel insurance that covers against any unforeseen circumstances. Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures are not responsible for any loss or damage (i.e. baggage, personal items and injuries). Travel insurance will need to be arranged prior to your cruise departure.

    Please see more of our frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions that have not yet been addressed, please feel free to contact us directly by email or by calling our office on (08) 9192 1172.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Please be aware that a 20% deposit is required at time of booking, and full payment must be made at least 60 days prior to your departure date.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY OR SHARE CABIN
Accommodation is based on twin share occupancy. Passengers wishing to travel on their own may reserve sole use of a cabin for an additional 50% of the total tour cost.

CANCELLATION POLICY
All payments made are non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel or change any tour due to unforeseen circumstances. Should Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures cancel any tours, all payments made will be refunded.

PASSENGER WELL BEING AND RESPONSIBILITY
The passenger declares complete understanding of the nature of the cruise, and the range of activities contemplated by the passenger. This includes off vessel activities such as excursions in the vessel tenders and helicopters. The passenger declares and agrees to Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures that they: Will obtain sufficient travel insurance Have disclosed any physical or medical conditions that require special attention at the time of booking Accept the risk that they may suffer from seasickness

LIABILITY
The nature of the expeditions offered is in remote wilderness areas and this means that in some places and under some circumstances passengers may face dangers and discomfort. Should this happen, each passenger should be prepared for and accept the risks involved with a trip of this nature. Whilst all due care is taken by Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures to avoid unnecessary risks, ultimately all responsibility for damage or loss of personal property, illness, accident or death lies with the passenger. Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures does not accept any liability for losses, costs, or expenses suffered as a delay in delivery of services due to an unexpected event or prevailing weather conditions. Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures does not accept liability for any action on behalf of any other carriers that may result in passengers failing to meet the conditions set down for any “Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures” cruise.

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures will take all reasonable steps to provide an enjoyable tour. We accept no liability for any loss of enjoyment experienced by passengers due to circumstances beyond our control. Liability breach of contract arising from or caused by, directly or indirectly, force majeure, war, industrial dispute, civil unrest, natural disaster, act of God or unforeseen circumstances will not be accepted by Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.