At One Tide Charter cruises have been designed for travellers who still have a spark in their lives and are looking for a unique experience to adventure beyond standard cruise itinerary and explore rarely visited and untouched parts of the Kimberley's pristine wilderness coastline.
Explore the remote pristine wilderness of the Kimberley coast with One Tide Charters.
This cruise is an action packed 5 or 6 days that gives you a good introduction to the Kimberley coastline. Cruise itineraries are the same for the 5 and 6 day cruise, however the extra day on the 6 day cruise gives you more time to explore and fish this amazing coastline. On this cruise you will have up to 3 different camp sites on beautiful secluded beaches each with their own characteristics. Incorporating the activities listed above, subject to tide and weather conditions you will get to visit the following locations:
* Cascade, Cone and Crawford Bays
* Strickland Bay
* Horizontal Waterfalls
* Crocodile Creek
* Silver Gull
* Hidden Island & Silica Beach
* Hells Gate
* Whirlpool Passage
The 8 day Sale River & Montgomery reef cruise also departs from Derby and incorporates sites and activities from the 5 or 6 day cruise but from Talbot Bay continues to travels further up the coast cruising past the Kingfisher Islands to:
* Montgomery Reef
* Raft Point Indigenous Rock Art
* Ruby Falls
* Doubtful Bay
* Sale River
The 12 day Prince Regent / Sale River cruise departs from Derby and incorporates sites and activities from the 5, 6 and 8 day cruises, and from the Doubtful Bay & Sale River area the cruise continues further up the coast to:
* Slade Island
* Kurri Bay Pearl Farm
* Sheep Island
* Camden Habour
* Prince Regent River
* Camp Creek
* King Cascade
This trip is very much a "one off" – as very few will have had such a comprehensive trip of the Kimberley coastline with an itinerary that has been compiled from 16 years spent exploring the area. During the course of the 15 days you will also get to swim at some amazing locations and do some awesome fishing.
The aim of the trip will be to show you the diversity of the physical presence on Australia's northern coastline dating back thousands of years, as well some very special places that reflect the coasts natural beauty. Over the 15 days the aim is to take you to some sites that do not form part of the standard Kimberley Coast cruising experience – some are very seldom seen by anyone and others highly likely that they have never been seen.
The following is an indication of what we would incorporate over the 15 days - Tides & weather permitting:
* Swims at Silica Beach, Crocodile Creek and numerous others as we travel around the coast
* Wandjana Paintings at Doubtfull Bay
* Bigge Island – skulls / rock circles (has to be seen to be appreciated) / paintings
* Prince Regent River & King Cascade Falls – walk to the top waterfalls & swim
* Mangrove Forrest – and amazing eco system great for bird watching, fishing and croc spotting
* Careening Bay (King's Carved Mermaid Boab tree)
* Main Bradshaw Art Gallery – will need 2 days at this site
* Off shore bird sanctuary
* Visit a beautiful group of offshore islands – bird watching, beautiful beaches, isolation and a lonely grave
* Turtles at Bluff Beach
*Cave with oriental inscriptions and brilliant photography
* Walk into an abandoned Mission
* Hunter River & Donkin Pool
* Plus the outer island adventures on the return leg.
For this particular trip we will only be taking a maximum of 8 passengers.
Being a smaller niche operator, One Tide Charters is able to customise tours and offer exclusive use of the vessel for extended tours.
For example One Tide Charters has previously done an exclusive tour of 21 days duration for only two passengers.
This trip traced the activities of the early explorer William Parker King and his vessel the Mermaid from 1817 – 1822.
Using information contained in Marsden Horden's book 'King of the Australian Coast', the itinerary for the 21 days incorporated finding places of significance as described in the text and included indigenous rock art and carvings left by these early explorers.
Whilst our standard eco adventure tours offer ample opportunity to do some great fishing, One Tide Charters is also able to offer exclusive Kimberley fishing charters during the tourist season from May through until September.
From October to December we offer a number of 8 day "Barra in the Wild" Fishing charters. With maximum of 8 punter; 3 tinnies; guides to put you on the spots; These charters are designed for the sports fishing enthusiast.