Kimberley Cruises - Expedition Cruising

There are almost as many expedition cruise styles as there are memorable experiences, from the ultimate in on-board luxury, expert excursion leaders and helicopter trips, to intimate locally owned and laid-back cruises, with tailored charter options available for groups of friends and family.

Cruise itineraries can range from 4 to 14 days, and are generally run from March through to October each year. Early in the Kimberley cruising season, enjoy the region's remote waterfalls, replenished after the wet season. The classic Kimberley cruise itineraries take in all of the coastal icons, and itineraries later in the season offer the chance to focus on whale watching, fishing, snorkelling or diving. For more insight on Kimberley expedition cruise options, you'll find an interesting article from travel writer Fleur Bainger here.

You also have a choice with your onward travel plans - some cruises depart from and return to Broome, while others travel from Broome to Wyndham, Broome to Darwin or in the opposite direction. Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Broome operate seasonally, with year round direct flights from Perth offering multiple connections for domestic and international travellers. 

Explore the wide range of Kimberley cruising options by browsing the links below. 

Small Group Kimberley Cruising

Between 12 & 36 guests

Enjoy stylish en suited guest rooms, a high staff to guest ratio and perhaps an on-board helicopter for extra special excursions. Air-conditioned en suite cabins and small friendly crews ensure you have a cruise to remember

Larger Group Kimberley Cruising

Between 42 & 184 guests

Larger expedition style vessels allow for more guests and extra facilities such as butler service and groups of specialist excursion guides.

Cruises to the Rowley Shoals from Broome

Located 300km west of Broome in the Indian Ocean, the Rowley Shoals offer some of the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkelling sites, and incredible game fishing. Cruise from Broome on 5-8 night itineraries to be one of the few people who get to experience this watery wilderness each year.

Booking your Kimberley Adventure Cruise

Pre- and Post-Cruising

Many Kimberley cruises depart from Broome or Wyndham/Kununurra - find out more about your pre- and post-cruising options! 


Often referred to as the pearl of North West Australia, Broome is Western Australia’s coastal gateway to the magnificent wilderness region of the Kimberley.


The vast, stunning landscapes, remarkable waterways and lush farmland around Kununurra are both surprising and awe-inspiring.

Read our guide to day and sunset cruises in Broome, the Kimberley and Pilbara and find boat tours, kayak and jet-ski tours as well as hire options to help you plan…