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Soaring Over the Wonders of Nature: What to Expect on your Tour

Tucked away in the Kimberley region, the Horizontal Falls are not your ordinary water cascades; they are a mesmerizing display of the raw power and beauty of nature. What better way to witness this phenomenon than from the unique perspective of a seaplane? Join us on a thrilling journey as we explore the Horizontal Falls on one of our half day tours.

Embarking on a Horizontal Falls seaplane adventure is like stepping into a world where nature’s wonders unfold beneath your wings. Seaplanes, with their ability to land on both water and land, provide a unique and exhilarating perspective on the landscape.

The Adventure Begins

Your journey will begin from Broome, Derby or Cygnet Bay, where you will board a seaplane that will take you on a scenic flight to the Horizontal Falls. The aerial views of the untouched wilderness below are a prelude to the main event – watching as the red dirt blends into a hue of blues and greens as you fly low level over the Buccaneer Archipelago or tidal flats of the King Sound. Soon your seaplane will gracefully land on the waters of Talbot Bay, providing a front-row seat to this awe-inspiring natural spectacle.

Derby Mud Flats

Photo Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Up Close and Personal

Once on the water, the adventure continues with an exciting and informative powerboat ride through the narrow gaps of the falls. Feel the rush as the powerful tidal currents propel the boat through the gorges, creating an unforgettable ride. The sheer power of the tidal movements becomes palpable, offering a visceral connection to the forces that shape this unique landscape. As you watch the azure waters ebb and flow, hear from our expert skipper on the unique geological structures of the region that formed over thousands of years to create the Horizontal Falls.

Wildlife Encounters

Beyond the excitement of the Horizontal Falls, your adventure offers a unique opportunity to witness the diverse wildlife that calls the Kimberley region home on a creek cruise through the surrounding saltwater estuaries. From crocodiles basking in the sun to a variety of bird species, the natural beauty and biodiversity of the area come to life during the journey.

Not only can you witness the unique wildlife of the region from the water, but you can experience it in the water too, from the safety of our marine viewing enclosure. After an informative shark feeding show, plunge into our fully caged enclosure to watch the local tawny nurse sharks from up close. Duck dive or snorkel to see them under the surface through a perspex viewing window and watch as they dart and dash to catch the feed from above.

Marine Viewing Enclosure

Relax & Unwind

Take the time to enjoy breakfast or lunch on our floating pontoon while taking in the breathtaking views that sprawl out across Talbot Bay. Served by our on board hosts you will enjoy a hot breakfast buffet including seasonal fruits or for afternoon guests tuck into a fresh local barramundi lunch. Spend a moment capturing a few photos of your experience and watching the seaplanes cruise in and out of the bay.

It’s now time to return back to Broome, Derby or Cygnet Bay as your day comes to a close. As you soar above the rugged coastline and turquoise waters, the vastness of the Kimberley region unfolds, revealing hidden coves, remote islands, and the striking contrast between red cliffs and the deep blue ocean.

A Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure tour is not just a journey; it’s a sensory experience that immerses you in the grandeur of nature. As you fly above the breathtaking landscapes, witness the forces of nature at play, and navigate the turbulent waters below, you’ll come away with memories that will last a lifetime.

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