With more than 2600 islands, cascading waterfalls, reefs and crystal-clear water, a visit to the Kimberley coastline is on many bucket lists. Explore with us the incredible nature, ancient rock art and pristine white beaches while perfecting the art of sunset drinks. The most relaxing way to experience the largely untouched Kimberley coastline is from a luxury yacht. Sit back and enjoy as the amazing landscape slip past from the comfort of a deck chair, get up close in one of our Zodiacs or take a guided hike ashore. For convenience your adventure starts and ends in Broome.


Highlights


• Discover Horizontal Waterfalls

• Visit Doubtful Bay & Careening Bay

• Explore Naturaliste Island – Mitchell Falls & King George Falls

• Travel to Prince Regent National Park & Montgomery Reef



Welcome to Broome and your Wild Kimberley Coast voyage. You will find Island Escape and our crew waiting for you in the port. Boarding commences at 3 pm for a 4 pm departure. If you arrive early, you can drop your luggage onboard when you arrive. We recommend you explore the rich history of Broome or enjoy her 22km long Cable Beach. Once boarded please make yourselves at home in your suite, then join your Captain, his crew and your fellow passengers for cocktails and canapés on deck. Our chefs have prepared a welcome dinner for you which will be served as we sail into the sunset towards adventure.
After a good night’s rest, enjoy an al-fresco breakfast on the aft deck of the yacht while you take in gorgeous views as we glide through some of the 1000 islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Be ready for your adrenaline to start pumping as we visit Australia´s largest tides at the ‘horizontal waterfalls’. The tidal movement in this area is huge, with some of the greatest tides on the planet. Here, an enormous measure of water endeavours to course through a small gap, creating a 4m wave rushing along at up to 20 knots. Another is Whirlpool Passage, which has the territory on one side and an island on the other, causing huge whirlpools, with some reaching the size of a football field. We will launch our Zodiacs and get ‘really close’ to these amazing acts from mother nature.
Wake up to the stunning views of Doubtful Bay, named by early explorer Phillip Parker King who thought Doubtful was an entrance to the Mythical Inland Sea. After breakfast, the crew are ready with the Zodiacs to take you on an adventure up the Sale River towards Red Cone Creek. Here you will find the small but impressive Ruby falls, surrounded by rock walls and we may be able to track over to reach crocodile-free freshwater swimming holes and waterfalls. After a day of exploring, enjoy the relaxing scenery as we sail to our next destination.
Overnight the crew have sailed the yacht to Careening Bay, an uninhabited raw natural beauty that has very limited access. Here you will find one of the most interesting historical features of the Kimberley, the ‘Mermaid’ boab tree. The carving on its bark, which is still well and truly visible today, is evidence of early European visits to the area. Philip Parker King careened HMC Mermaid on the beach in 1820. His crew inscribed the date and name of the Cutter on the large boab tree which is situated approximately 60 metres from the high water mark. Enjoy wonderfully crafted cocktails on deck as we sail with the sun setting on the horizon.
We anchor near the mouth of the Hunter River and in front of the beautiful beach of Naturaliste Island. From this beach we will embark on a scenic helicopter flight to the famous multi-layered Mitchell Falls where emerald-tinted rock pools cascade down the slopes. Mitchell River National Park is populated by many bird species, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians. Here you will also view the indigenous flora, fauna, and ancient Aboriginal rock art sites. The sandstone platforms are a wonderful way to relish in the peacefulness of the spectacular terrain. We sail at 3pm along this wild Kimberley coast for Jar Island. The views from the aft deck bar and lounge are amazing.
Vansittart Bay is a picturesque, cultural, and historical must-see destination, named by Phillip Parker on one of his surveys of Northern Australia in the 19th century. Not only will you see pristine white beaches and glistening aqua waters, but you will also visit the grave of a DC3 aircraft. During World War II, the plane was on its way from Perth but needed to crash land onto the saltpan after it veered off course and ran out of fuel. It was on a mercy mission, clearing four Dutch citizens from the island of Java and was a blessing that all lived to tell the story. Also on display are the ethnic shards of pottery and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries dating back 40,000 years – Aboriginals name the paintings Gwion after the bird whose blood was used to create these artworks.
Welcome to the spectacular King George Falls, Western Australia’s highest twin waterfalls which reaches approximately 100 metres. The King George River plunges down the red sandstone cliffs into flowing tidal water, creating the great King George Falls where our Zodiacs will take you close enough to be showered by the waterfall. You will spend the day exploring and savoring the overwhelming scenery the river has to offer and gaze in awe at the ancient wilderness coast that is only experienced by a small number of people. We sail to nearby Faraway Bay where we anchor for dinner before proceeding around midnight.
Today is dedicated to exploring the area further offshore. We arrive around the Sand and Cassini Islands for lunch. The area is well known as a turtle breeding area as well as a productive fishing location. We wind through the islands on the way to our anchorage at Swift Bay.
Swift Bay is home to a series of Wandjina art galleries, located only a short walk from the Zodiac landing. The area holds some of the largest aboriginal artwork dating back between 5,000 and 17,000 years. Birds, fish, turtles and Wandjina, the Aboriginal spirits who created the land and controlled the weather. After lunch, it is time to move and anchor at Winyalkan Bay and explore Hathaway’s Hideaway. Be prepared to see geckos, bats, and other signs of life, albeit a long time ago when it was used as an Aboriginal midden. The curves and segments inside the cavern project the sensation of an optical dream, explains why they are often described as maze-like. In the evening we can enjoy the sun setting over the Indian Ocean whilst sipping delicious, crafted cocktails.
This morning we will be sailing through one of Australia’s most important conservation sites, the Prince Regent National Park. Take breakfast on the aft deck whilst we pass some brilliant terrain as we sail to King Cascade, a traditionally beautiful, terraced waterfall said to be the most photographed in the Kimberley. Tumbling from an impressive height and around 50m across, water dives down a staggered patio of Kimberley sandstone – welcome to King Cascade. Here our crew will position the zodiacs under the falls for a wonderful showering experience.
Today we visit Montgomery Reef, a remarkable naturally assorted coral reef covering nearly 300 square kilometres. Watch in awe as the monstrous Montgomery Reef rises out of the ocean at low tide, the outward development of the tide frames a downpour of water, falling cascades and a plethora of marine life as they try to escape the emerging reef – octopuses, turtles, reef sharks and even dugongs, manta rays and dolphins. The reef and island were named by Philip Parker King, the first European to find the island, on board the Mermaid, whilst investigating the territory in 1818. King named the reef after the ship’s surgeon, Andrew Montgomery.
Wake up in beautiful Silica Beach, located on the remote Hidden Island, Silica Beach is an extraordinariness in these parts, known for its turquoise ocean and ivory sand, the only such beach on the entire Kimberley coast. The white sand slants seaward between the headlands to more profound stone reefs, allowing small boat access. Here you will have the opportunity to relax with a glass of champagne and indulge in the wonderful views of the clear blue glistening water.
Our incredible, memory-filled journey along the Wild Kimberley Coast concludes in Broome this morning at 9:00am. We serve a healthy brunch as we sail into Broome and it is now time to say goodbye to your new friends, captain, and crew onboard Island Escape. We look forward to seeing you onboard soon for another adventure in the near future.
Due to the nature of the areas where we are cruising, there may be alterations to activities and timings at the Captain’s discretion.

Darwin to Broome Departure

11 Day Voyage

Owners Suite

$18,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$12,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$12,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$17,950 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$16,950 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$14,950 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$18,450 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$19,450 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$20,950 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Island Escape

Vessel Type: Yacht

Length: 53.5 metres

Passenger Capacity: 32

Built: 2020/2021

At Island Escape Cruises we are passionate about preserving the beautiful water in which we are travelling. We have built a yacht which goes above and beyond the future global standards for emission, but we want to go further. The elimination of single use plastic is our goal. Onboard each guest receives a reusable water bottle which can be refilled around the yacht and taken with you as a souvenir.

We have installed an advanced wastewater treatment system onboard enabling us to have zero impact in sensitive areas.

Our new yacht complies with SOLAS and is fitted with state-of-the-art stabilisers, fuel-efficient diesel-electric propulsion, and catalytic invertors that reduce NOX emissions to air up to 90%.

With this innovative technology and our 15 years of experience, Island Escape will set a new standard, making her one of safest, most environmentally friendly and comfortable yachts of her class.

To further reduce energy consumption, we have installed a waste heat recovery system that uses waste heat from the engines to make hot water for your showers and the galley. 

We want to leave any destinations we visit in the same or even better condition than we found it to make sure future generations will have the chance to experience it as we did. Therefore, we have fitted our yacht with a dynamic positioning system, which allows us to be stationary in areas where the use of anchors would damage the seabed.

The Art Of Dining

Relaxation, exceptional food and carefully selected wines are an essential part of your vacation. Fresh sea air not only clears your mind, it also makes you hungry. Our chefs are dedicated, ensuring that every meal is magnificent. Local seafood, maybe even some that you caught yourself, is featured daily. You´ll enjoy locally sustainable specialities and even an opportunity for the chefs to prepare some of your own fresh catch.

All Inclusive

We strive to give you a relaxing lifelong memorable experience on-board our yacht. All food, drinks, activities, unlimited Wi-Fi and services are included in your fare.

Our Suites

With only 32 guests on-board our yacht is spacious, yet intimate enough to give you a truly exclusive private yacht atmosphere.

All seventeen suites are designed by Tillberg Design of Sweden and come with ocean views. Our premium Owners suite and six Horizon suites are located on the upper deck and have floor to ceiling panoramic doors to your balcony. The spacious Ocean Suites are available in king, twin or single configurations.

Cabin layout for Island Escape

Inclusions


• Voyage fare does include Government taxes and fees imposed or sanctioned by any Government, foreign or domestic

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