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Kimberly Quest - Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises - 8 Days Southern Quest 2015 Rates

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2015 Rates per person in AUD
EXPEDITION   2015 DATES CRUISE
DIRECTION
Twin Double
Superior
Flybridge
Southern 1
26 May - 02 June
$9.180
$10.208
$11,974
$13,294
Southern 2
03 - 10 June
$9.180
$10.208
$11,974
$13,294
Southern 3
10 - 17 June
$9.180
$10.208
$11,974
$13,294
Southern 4 17 - 24 June $9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 5
24 June - 01 July
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 6
02 - 09 July
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 7
09 - 16 July
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 8
04 - 11 Aug
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 9
11 - 18 Aug
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 10
18 - 15 Aug
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 11
25 Aug - 01 Sep
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 12
11 - 18 Sep
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 13
18 - 25 Sep
$9.180 $10.208 $11,974 $13,294
Southern 14
28 Sep - 05 Oct
$9.180
$10.208
$11,974
$13,294

NOTE: Passenger weights are required to be provided on your booking form for the 5 & 7 day cruises. This is important for the flight portion of the cruise as the total weight of the aircraft, including passenger weight and luggage weight, is limited due to safety restrictions. Due to flight transfers, luggage weight is restricted to 10kg per person.

Accommodation is based on twin share occupancy. Single passengers may reserve sole use of a cabin for 50% extra. Alternatively, if travelling alone you can also choose to share your cabin with a same sex room-mate and the single supplement fee will be waived. If we do not book another passenger into your cabin you will have sole use of the cabin at no additional cost. *Conditions apply.

What to Bring onboard - Please click here to download packing list

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

What is provide onboard Kimberley Quest II cruises:

  • All transfers are provided between your accommodation and the Kimberley Quest II.
  • Expeditions departing or arriving in Wyndham include transfers to and from Kununurra to the vessel.
  • Selected cruises include a light aircraft transfer and a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.
  • cruises include daily excursions led by knowledgeable guides
  • fresh Kimberley style gourmet cuisine prepared by on-board chef
  • soft drinks and linen, including excursion towels.

Additional costs
Please be advised that the following items are not included in the cruise cost:

  • Alcoholic beverages and mixers
  • Kimberley Quest II merchandise
  • Use of satellite phone, facsimile and internet
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Airfares and pre / post accommodation are not included in the cruise cost however, can assist you with your pre and post cruise arrangements
  • Payments made by Mastercard or Visa will incur a 1.5% surcharge. Diners and American Express will incur a 3% surcharge.

TRANSFER TIMES:8 Day Southern Quest cruises

Broome - Hunter River - Broome [Cruise/Fly]

  • Transfers are between 4.00- 5.00pm, your pick up time will be advised the day before your cruise departs to your accommodation or mobile number, if provided. Disembarkation flights arrive in Broome between 2.30 - 5.00pm. Guests will be transferred to their accommodation. Please don't arrange same day flights from Broome as we cannot guarantee the above arrival times.

Broome - Hunter River - Broome [Fly/Cruise]

  • Guests depart Broome between 8.00am - 11.30am by light aircraft. Transfer times to Broome Airport will be confirmed to your accommodation or mobile number, if provided, the day before departure. Disembarkation is at approximately 8.15am. Our courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation/ Broome Airport with arrival at approximately 9:00am.

8 DAYS SOUTHERN QUEST ITINERARRIES

BROOME - HUNTER RIVER ITINERARIES

DAY 1: Broome - Cape Leveque
Your Southern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

DAY 2: Buccaneer Archipelago, Dugong Bay, Talbot Bay
This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago; this is your first taste of the Kimberley. Cool off with a refreshing swim in Dugong Bay, followed by a scenic tender excursion. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

DAY 3: Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek
Early morning we take you fishing in Collier Bay, your first chance to catch a barramundi. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km, making it Australia's largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Enjoy an afternoon cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls or try your luck at mud crabbing.

Day 4: Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point
This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive barramundi and threadfin salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, on the journey home view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley Coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

DAY 5: Langii, Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour
Visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the Petrified Warriors. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle. Enjoy a quick swim in the pristine ocean, before you relax onboard as we cruise past Augustus Island and the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit the forlorn settler's graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the first European settlement in the 1860s. In the afternoon take a tender for a spot of exploration. Have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters, before unwinding on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.

DAY 6: Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Falls
Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvel at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the King Cascade waterfalls, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance - wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Price Regent River which is renowned for big barra and threadfin salmon.

DAY 7: Prince Regent River, Camp Creek, Careening Bay
Wake early morning for your last chance to catch a barra in the rich waters of the Prince Regent River. Visit Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway, lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for another memorable swim. In the afternoon we cruise out of the Prince Regent River and visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King. Relax onboard as another spectacular sunset sinks below the Kimberley horizon, as we cross Prince Frederick Harbour, towards the Hunter River.

DAY 8: Hunter River
In the morning we explore the spectacular Hunter River, one of the most scenic rivers for a relaxing ride in the tenders as we spot ancient rock art, crocodiles, flying foxes, taking in the flora and fauna of the Kimberley for the last time. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter where you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip you will board a light aircraft and discover the immensity of the Kimberley. Return to Broome in mid-afternoon, where our team will transfer you to your accommodation.

A courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation.

All air & helicopter transfers between Broome and the Hunter Riverar included in the price of the cruise. This is only a suggested itinerary.

Due to the vast tidal movements and remote terrain of the Kimberley region, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises cannot guarantee that the itinerary will remain the same. However, during the time you spend with us you will experience many more spectacular places not listed on the itinerary. There will be plenty of opportunities to catch fresh fish for the table as well as land and sightseeing excursions to many untouched places.


HUNTER RIVER - BROOME ITINERARIES

 DAY 1: Broome - Hunter River
Your Southern Quest begins in the morning when you depart for a scenic flight up the Kimberley coast to the Mitchell Plateau. Board a helicopter and enjoy an unforgettable flight over the spectacular Mitchell Falls before landing on the helipad of the Kimberley Quest II, followed by a buffet lunch at anchor. Late afternoon take a scenic tender excursion to view the amazing high red escarpments and wildlife of which makes the Hunter River so special.

DAY 2: Careening Bay, Prince Regent River, Camp Creek
This morning we visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydro-graphic survey off the Australian coastline. We then cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvel at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Take an excursion to Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway, lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for a refreshing swim.

DAY 3: Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Gorge
Early morning we cruise to the King Cascade waterfalls, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance - wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Price Regent River which is renowned for big barramundi and threadfin salmon.

DAY 4: Camden Harbour, Kuri Bay, Langii
At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settler's graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. Take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery. We then cruise between Augustus Island and the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. Late afternoon we visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the Petrified Warriors These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle, afterwards enjoy a swim in the pristine ocean.

DAY 5: Raft Point, Sale River, Doubtful Bay
This morning we cruise to Steep Island and anchor below Raft Point, as we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill, here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, on the journey home, view ancient rock art from the tenders. As the sun begins to set, we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive barramundi and threadfin salmon.

DAY 6: Red Cone Creek, Montgomery Reef, Collier Bay
Take a tender excursion to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or join our guides to try your luck at mud-crabbing. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km, making it Australia's largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Late afternoon try your luck at barramundi fishing in Collier Bay or alternatively relax onboard and take in the beautiful scenery.

DAY 7: Talbot Bay, Dugong Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago
Cruise to Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Join a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations. Cool off with a refreshing swim in Dugong Bay, followed by a scenic tender excursion. In the afternoon we cross the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago towards Cape Leveque at sunset, as we journey through the night towards Broome.

DAY 8: Cape Leveque - Broome
Arrive into Broome early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Disembarkation is at approximately 8.00am, where a courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation or airport.

 All air & helicopter transfers between Broome and the Mitchell Plateau are included in the price of the cruise. Flights from Broome Airport run 8.30 -10.30am. Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises will advise you of pick up details and a courtesy vehicle will transfer you from your accommodation to the Airport.

*This is only a suggested itinerary. Due to the vast tidal movements and remote terrain of the Kimberley region, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises cannot guarantee that the itinerary will remain the same. However, during the time you spend with us you will experience many more spectacular places not listed on the itinerary. There will be plenty of opportunities to catch fresh fish for the table as well as land and sightseeing excursions to many untouched places.

 

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