Kimberley Quest II, Taste of the Kimberley ex Cygnet Bay Return

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Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
25 Oct 2022 Cygnet Bay, WA Australia
25 Oct 2022 Buccaneer archipelago, WA
26 Oct 2022 Talbot Bay, Western Australia
26 Oct 2022 Sale River, Western Australia
27 Oct 2022 Raft Point, Western Australia
27 Oct 2022 Montgomery Reef, W A
27 Oct 2022 Strickland Bay, Western Australia
28 Oct 2022 Cygnet Bay, WA Australia
3 Night Cruise sailing from Cygnet Bay roundtrip aboard Kimberley Quest II.

This 4 day cruise offers a taste of our renowned Quest itineraries and will see you visit some of the breathtaking scenery within the southern Kimberley. This 'Taste of the Kimberley' showcases a fully operational Australian South Sea Pearl farm at Cygnet Bay. Cruise through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and visit icons including the incredible Horizontal Waterfalls and Montgomery Reef, Australia's largest inshore reef. You will have the opportunity to view ancient indigenous rock art and to fish for the elusive barramundi in one of the many tidal creeks or inlets the Kimberley has to offer. Exploring this region aboard the well-appointed Kimberley Quest II, accompanied by our luxury fast boat Quest Express, will leave you with the taste for more!

Day 1: Broome - Cygnet Bay
A courtesy vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Broome at approximately 9.00am.

Your Quest begins with a transfer to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On arrival, you will be transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy lunch whilst crossing 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 one of many Kimberley freshwater pools, followed by a scenic tender excursion. This evening you can witness one of the spectacular Kimberley sunsets.

Day 2: Talbot Bay, Kingfisher Islands, Sale River
This morning will find us exploring Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Taking an exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Followed by your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, Mackerel, Tuna and Queenfish at the Kingfisher Islands.

In the afternoon, we explore the Sale River taking an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools. Along the way we will point out ancient rock art from the excursion vessel.

Day 3: Raft Point, Montgomery Reef, Strickland Bay
This morning 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.

Mid-morning, we cruise towards the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², 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.

Later we explore Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining our guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Before unwinding on the sundeck capturing one last sunset aboard Kimberley Quest II.

Day 4: Cygnet Bay - Broome
Today, after one last breakfast, we disembark Kimberley Quest II. Followed by a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour, offering you a rare glimpse into the life of an operational pearl farm. This experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of what makes this place unique! Here we wave goodbye with a transfer back to Broome.

The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in complete comfort and style.

Our custom-built vessel is fully air-conditioned, equipped with a helipad, spa, large en-suited cabins and offers indoor and outdoor alfresco areas so there will always be plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets. Whilst on board take advantage of the extensive library, including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels, otherwise sit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and learn more about the Kimberley outback.

Accommodating just 18 passengers and 7 crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in luxurious and intimate surrounds. You have the choice of 9 cabins from deluxe double, superior and the exclusive flybridge. All cabins feature private ensuites, individual air-conditioning, viewing windows, mini-refrigerators and are serviced daily by your hostess.

Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities both on and off land, exploring the spectacular region with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley coastline. During your cruise you are free to do as much or as little as you wish and can be sure that your Kimberley cruise with us will exceed your expectations!


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 2005
  • Length: 24m
  • Beam: 8m
  • Draft: 2m
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Ship registration: Australia
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 18
  • Crew nationality: Australian
  • Officer nationality: Australian
  • Dining nationality: Australian
Ship Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuites
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
Ship Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • State of the art communications and Navigation systems
  • Fresh desalinated water
  • Tenders
  • Sun Deck
  • Helipad
  • Spa
  • Library
  • Laundry
  • Main Lounge and Dining Area
From its foundations in 1994 as a pilot boat for Broome Port, Kimberley Quest has grown into a multi-award winning, luxury Kimberley cruise company operating extended wilderness expeditions along the magnificent Kimberley coast.

Kimberley Quest is a dynamic and thriving business that has remained dedicated to providing all guests with an unforgettable experience. Whilst having operated now for over 20 years, the company still succeeds in exciting all those that step aboard and extends its passion for the Kimberley to all its guests.

With a strong sense of guest-focus and quality service, at the core of the business, Kimberley Quest looks forward to their adventure ahead.

The Kimberley Quest II is a 25 metre vessel that has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline, its custom design allows us to visit areas many other Kimberley cruises simply cannot reach. Whilst on board guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, a refreshing dip in the spa and gourmet cuisine prepared by our on-board chef. Cruising with a maximum of 18 guests our personalised service and attention to every detail means you will enjoy the amazing surrounds in complete comfort and luxury.

There are a range of Kimberley tours available, your daily cruise adventures feature a myriad of activities. Leaving the mother-ship in our custom-built tender vessels you will set out exploring the untouched river systems, viewing ancient Aboriginal rock art and fishing the tidal creeks as well as discovering the in-depth history of the area, viewing the rugged cliffs, caves, waterfalls and gorges, spotting wildlife, taking refreshing dips in secluded waterholes and much more!

The Kimberley is prolific with islands, whirlpools, inlets, extensive waterfalls, pristine beaches and unforgettable scenery that will take your breath away. The team at Kimberley Quest will convey their passion for this ancient land, forging the sights and sounds of the Kimberley into your memory forever.

Lower Deck

Main Deck

Top Deck

Flybridge Cabin Photo
Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning and a personal mini-fridge. With a large window in the bedroom and a port hole in the ensuite you will never miss a moment of the magnificent Kimberley scenery.

Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

Superior Cabin Photo
Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed, well-appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and large viewing windows.

A closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and storage underneath your bed is also in your cabin.

Double Cabin Photo
The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above, well-appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini- fridges and viewing windows.

For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding, you can opt to use the additional single bed in the cabin or we have one cabin which can be arranged into twin single bed configuration subject to availability.

Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

Please note: The layout of our double cabins can vary from the picture shown.