The Expeditioner Blog
If you’re seeking a small ship Kimberley cruise experience at a great price, it’s hard to go past the 20-passenger Odyssey. Since beginning operations in 1998 as one of the very first companies offering discovery voyages along this remote coast, Odyssey Expeditions has built a formidable reputation based on providing great value Kimberley cruises, while never forgetting their heritage as a local family-run business.
It’s not too late to cruise the Kimberley Coast in 2018, several of our favourite ships still have rooms available during the season.
One of the small ships we think offers great value Kimberley cruising is the Eco Abrolhos, and we’ve got a number of cabins left available throughout 2018 – including the peak June and July period.
One of the best times to experience the Kimberley coast is immediately after the wet season, when the region's towering waterfalls are at their most magnificent. And it’s not too late to reserve your cabin for 2018, we have some great special offers available on selected Kimberley cruises available during March and April, the peak of the waterfall season.
Last week we told you about some of our team’s favourite things to do in Broome before or after your Kimberley Cruises. So, it's only fair that this week we share a few of our most-loved activities around Kununurra – the eastern gateway to the Kimberley where quite a few Kimberley cruises start or finish.
In no particular order, here’s some of the East Kimberley’s best attractions:
For just about everyone going on a Kimberley cruise you’re going to either start or finish your expedition in Broome. It’s such an interesting town, so make sure you put aside an extra couple of days to explore, there’s lots to see and do.
Check out our list (in no particular order) of seven of our favourite attractions in Broome.
Can you believe that 2017 is already drawing to a close? It’s been a really busy year for us, and we’ve loved helping so many of you plan (and come back smiling from!) your Kimberley cruises.
The 2017 Kimberley cruising season started with a bang back in April when we had a lot of clients heading off to see the Kimberley’s waterfalls straight after the one of the biggest wet seasons on record.
As the 2017 Kimberley cruise season winds down, some of our favourite ships have been heading in to dry dock for refurbishments and updates ahead of the 2018 season. One such ship is the Eco Abrolhos, and we’ve got some of the first photos of her new look!
While there is no such thing as a ‘cheap’ Kimberley cruise, there’s certainly some great value to be found for those on a budget. Generally, if you’ve got your heart set on a ship accommodating fewer than 20 guests then you can expect a pretty hefty price tag, but don’t despair as there other some great small ship options available for those on a budget.
In September we told you about Coral Expeditions' announcement that they would be launching a new Kimberley cruise ship in 2019. And now we can reveal the new ship's name; Coral Adventurer. We've got all the latest information about this state-of-the-art, Australian-flagged ship, including schedules and prices for her inaugural Kimberley cruises in 2019.
A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) about the importance of protecting the Kimberley coast’s historic Mermaid Boab Tree in Careening Bay.
Over recent years, cracks have started to form in the trunk, leading to fears that the tree itself could split in two and ultimately collapse. Of course, there has been some great work done by park rangers and government to put measures in place to protect the tree for future generations to enjoy, and I thought I would use this week’s blog to fill you in on those efforts.
Firstly though, let’s take a step back and look at the history of the Mermaid Boab Tree.