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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2018.
29th March – 2nd April
2nd April – 6th April
21st April – 25th April
25th April – 29th April
29th April – 3rd May
7th May – 11th May
11th May – 15th May
22nd May – 26th May
6th June – 10th June
21st June – 25th June
6th July – 10th July
5th August – 9th August
19th August – 23rd August
23rd August – 27th August
31st August – 4th September
4th September – 8th September
18th September – 22nd September
22nd September – 26th September
26th September – 30th September
- Seaplane transfers from Broome or Derby
- Helicopter excursions
- All fishing gear (including lures)
- Luxury catamaran expeditions
- All meals
Cost excludes Marine Park Fees
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.