One of the newer additions to our Kimberley cruises portfolio, the 24-metre Ocean Dream is quickly building a reputation as one of the most luxurious small-group catamaran adventure experiences you can enjoy on Western Australia’s Kimberley coast.
Launched in 2005, the Ocean Dream has had an interesting history. She first cruised the Kimberley coast as the ‘Matrix’ before she was sold to a private owner down in Perth where she received a $3 million dollar upgrade. Then, in 2017 she returned to the Kimberley coast as Ocean Dream, her refurbishment ensuring she is one of the most luxurious vessels cruising the Kimberley Coast today.
Although she is quite small at 24-metres, what we love about Ocean Dream is the amount of floor space she offers to her 12 guests. The interior of the vessel is light and airy, with beautiful large windows that frame the surrounding Kimberley landscape. You have the option to relax in one of the many lounging areas or soak up the surroundings from the six-person jacuzzi. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas and a wet bar featuring an expresso machine. At the stern of the ship there is a beautiful outdoor area, offering al fresco, a sumptuous built-in lounge and of course a BBQ. Numerous ‘toys’ and equipment for exploration and the vessel’s helicopter pad is an exciting option available by prior arrangement.
Ocean Dream’s six well-equipped staterooms (spread across three decks) feature a choice of twin or king beds and panoramic views. Located upstairs on the Fly Bridge Deck are the superior Kimberley and Whitsunday staterooms. The port side Kimberley Stateroom features a queen size bed, whilst the starboard side Whitsunday Stateroom features twin beds. Both are beautifully appointed with luxurious en suite and large panoramic windows to keep you connected with the incredible vistas outside. On the Main Deck you find the queen-bedded Rottnest Stateroom and her twin-bedded counterpart the Abrolhos Stateroom, each is exquisitely furnished in an elegant neutral décor and features large panoramic windows that bathe the cabin with natural light. Located downstairs on the Lower Main Deck are the Rowley Shoals and Montebello staterooms, featuring a queen size bed, porthole windows and luxurious en suite facilities.
Ocean Dream offers a choice of three different Kimberley cruises on offer, and already 2019 is selling quickly. Here’s an overview of the adventure cruises we have available aboard this beautifully appointed vessel for 2019:
12 Day Adventure Dream Cruise
Setting sail from Broome or Wyndham, this 12 day expedition will have you visiting every iconic attraction along the way, plus a few secret ones as well! Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Kimberley coast including Talbot Bay’s Horizontal Falls, described by British naturalist David Attenborough as ‘one of the greatest natural wonders of the world’. You will also discover Ruby Falls, Sale River, Montgomery Reef, Bigge Island’s Aboriginal Art, the Prince Regent River and King Cascades, Vansittart Bay, King George Falls and the mighty Berkeley River.
These expeditions depart between April and July and are therefore perfectly timed to experience the Kimberley’s big waterfalls immediately after the wet season rains.
Although this very comprehensive journey is always popular, we do have a few staterooms left on the following 2019 departures:
Wyndham to Broome – 19 to 30 May 2019
Broome to Wyndham – 31 May to 11 June 2019
Wyndham to Broome – 12 to 23 June 2019
Broome to Wyndham – 25 June to 06 July 2019.
Prices for the 12-day Adventure Dream Cruise start at $16,500 per person.
8 Day Southern Dream Cruise
On this 8-day adventure cruise you will experience the picturesque Southern Kimberley, thousands of islands, cascading waterfalls, tidal phenomena, mighty river systems and an amazing variety of marine life. Cruising one way between Broome and Mitchell Plateau (or vice versa) to maximise sightseeing time, the itinerary also includes a scenic helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls and a light aircraft flight over the rugged Kimberley. Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef and King Cascades are just some of the highlights you will experience over eight incredible days.
We still have space on all ten departures of this programme for 2019, with cruises scheduled between 19 July and 03 October. Prices start at $12,100 per person.
8 Day Northern Waterfalls Dream Cruise
Capturing the spectacular beauty of the gorges of the Northern Kimberley, this adventure cruise is perfectly timed to make the most of the wet season rainfall. Witness majestic waterfalls such as the King George Falls, and discover an incredible array of gorges, river systems, captivating wildlife and ancient rock art only found in this remote wilderness. Cruise includes a scenic helicopter flight over the multi-tiered Mitchell Falls and a light aircraft flight between Mitchell Plateau and Kununurra.
Timed to depart at the best time of year to experience the Kimberley’s biggest waterfalls at their spectacular best, there’s two departures scheduled for 2019 and we’ve still got availability on both.
Prices start at $12,100 per person on the following two expeditions:
Wyndham to Mitchell Plateau – 09 to 16 April 2019
Mitchell Plateau to Wyndham – 16 to 23 April 2019.
If you would like to learn more about the Ocean Dream’s Kimberley cruises, or reserve your spot on this spectacular small ship for a 2019 adventure, call the expert team at Kimberley Cruise Specialists today on 1800 90 20 80.