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Buccaneer Explorer provided by Air Kimberley

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Buccaneer Explorer

Buccaneer Explorer
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 48298P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Horizontal Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Bardi Ardyaloon Hatchery
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 45 - 30 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • 7 Gus Winckel Rd, Djugun WA 6725, Australia Air Kimberley Terminal
  • Airports:
  • Broome Airport, Broome, Western Australia Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Horizontal Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Bardi Ardyaloon Hatchery
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 45 - 30 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • 7 Gus Winckel Rd, Djugun WA 6725, Australia Air Kimberley Terminal
  • Airports:
  • Broome Airport, Broome, Western Australia Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Jun. 2022
A note from Buccaneer Explorer
Guests need to be triple vaccinated to travel on this tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    7 Gus Winckel Rd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Horizontal Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Buccaneer Archipelago
  • 2
    One Arm Point
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bardi Ardyaloon Hatchery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Dampier Peninsula
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Helen W
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions
HIGHLY RECOMMEND - if you only do one tour in Broome make it this one!

An absolutely great day out from beginning to end that provided a bird’s eye view of the whole area. Picked up punctually at agreed time, plenty of communication prior to arrange things after booking, including dietary requirements.
Our pilots Ryan and Todd were professional, knowledgeable and gave great commentary along the way, answering all our questions.
Seeing the horizontal falls form above on many passes was great but the highlight was swimming on an isolated beach all to ourselves. The water was extremely warm, guess around 30C as we weren’t sure about swimming and we had over an hour stop.
So many different things on the tour and even had the privilege of whale watching on the way back.
Everyone on the plane (11 passengers only) agreed it was value for money and no one was disappointed.
Written 7 July 2022
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alioop2010
Seven Hills, Australia45 contributions
We did the Buccaneer Explorer tour yesterday with pilot Tom. This tour was exceptional value for money and it was more like a full day tour after being picked up from hotel at 10.30, we didn't get back until 5pm! The highlights were the 3 hour total flight time over the Kimbolton ranges, King Sound, Horizontal Falls, Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque, Lunch and swim at beautiful One Arm point plus Trochar shell / Aquaculture tour with local young man - Zach. Having grown up in the area, his knowledge is supreme and his dry humor incredible, we LOVED this tour! Lunch and Arvo tea included, just bring your swimmers and towel. The flight home at sunset, learning more history and information was incredible, the cliff tops and aqua water are amazing! Tom made us feel so welcome and comfortable flying with him, he made my hubby’s day by allowing him to sit as “co-pilot” (lol)! The extra touches when we arrived back to base just made this tour exceptional, I’m not going to ruin the surprise, just do it and you will find out! Hands down the BEST tour we’ve done, Thank you TOM, you’re so suited to this job, you’re amazing!!! Ps. I’ve created a Wiki site for your business, it’s what everyone uses to guide them when travelling, I hope this works well for your amazing company!
Written 19 June 2022
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Brad & Ally
Tweed Heads, Australia193 contributions
If you are contemplating this, please read. The cost is so cheap for what you experience!
The entire experience was over and above what we expected to receive.
Booking was easy and had followup confirmation.
Prior tot he day, we were contacted to confirm our pickup point, Oliver was very friendly and helpful when he called.
On the day. We were picked up on time in the shuttle and taken to Air Kimberley for a welcome briefing, update on our itinerary for the day, then out to the aircraft for safety briefing.
Tom our pilot demonstrated all the skills of a customer service king, professional pilot, comedian, and historian. What he didn’t know about the area, didn’t appear to be worth knowing.
I was lucky enough to ride in the co-pilot seat and watch Tom navigate the radio and controls with ease, while seeing things from front and side angles.
The flight was beautiful, over the Dampier Peninsula to Horizontal Falls.
Wow, they are so majestic and wondrous from the air, the perspective is amazing.
Then over Kolan Island, Cockatoo Island and to One Arm Point for lunch and a swim in almost 30degree beach waters, beautiful.
On to a Hatchery tour then off again past Cape Leveque and south at 500ft down the coastline till we entered the controlled airspace again near Broome, after watching the amazing sunset over the water.
There are a few surprises on this tour that we absolutely loved and appreciated, I’m not going to spoil it, but wow. The entire experience from start to finish, is a template for customer service and satisfaction. The operators and staff of Air Kimberley have done an amazing job to excel at this and provide an unforgettable experience. Thank you
Written 19 June 2022
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richarda710
Sydney, Australia25 contributions
Spent the day with Will and Ben from Air Kimberley doing the Horizontal falls Buccaneer Explorer
Fantastic visual feast
The guys were professional, entertaining and informative. Takeoffs and landing you didn’t even notice and I am not a good passenger. Hundreds of brilliant shots from both sides of the plane as I had the back seat to my self. Fabulous Barramundi lunch and surprised the say glad we didn’t spend an extra $1000 per couple for a 15 minute boat ride where we got everything visually wanted to anyway
Recommend this if doing one thing in Broome
Written 9 April 2021
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Kylie J
Perth, Australia123 contributions
One of the best tours I’ve done, great value and delivered more than promised from the confirmation call reminding us what to pack, the pick up and drop off service from our hotel with Jensen was super friendly and easy. We were met at airport by Ryan Morrissey our pilot - did a great safety demo, gave us time to meet the others we were travelling with and explained the day. The team at Air Kimberly went out of their way to acknowledge the newly weds travelling with us throughout the day. Brilliant flight with Ryan pointing out key sites from the air, photo opportunities, and sharing stories about the area. We landed on the red dirt runway at Cape Leveque for lunch with fresh fruit and a choice of drinks, barramundi with salad and chips. We then headed off for an hour swim on a long beach, before heading home for a perfect sunset landing. It’s the little things on this tour, a drink at the beach, cold cloths on arrival back at airport, a card with our photo from the day and a stubby cooler to take home. Well done guys will definitely be recommending.
Written 28 October 2021
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Yumna W
3 contributions
Family
My family and I travelled with Air Kimberley and it was an AMAZING Experience!! It was truly life changing and just downright spectacular! The whole tour operation is SO PROFESSIONAL! First, someone came to our residence and picked us up and drove us to the airport with a small commentary of Broome and it’s history. When we arrived at the airport, the two pilots for the day, Ben and Dan greeted us in a very welcoming manner. The whole tour was AMAZING and if you haven’t done it already, you need to book it! It is worth every single cent and Dan (who was our pilot) was very professional and informative, kept giving us historical information and fun facts about everything on the way and stayed with us for the entire duration of the tour. Dan, thank you for your professionalism, friendliness and for all your time!
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to everyone!!
Written 23 December 2020
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Laurenmariepeters
14 contributions
Breathtaking! Book it, you won’t regret it. The sights are incredible, and I left thinking how you wouldn’t be able to appreciate the sights fully from a boat or 4WD. The stop at Ardyaloon was great too - our tour guide was fab - would have liked to learn more about Bardi culture in addition to the sea life. Topped off by great pilots who really made the trip, good fun, full of information and went the extra mile including circling over some whales we spotted on the route home! 10/10.
Written 17 July 2022
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Greg P
Perth, Australia7 contributions
Couples
From pick up to drop off was all perfect, my wife and I had a very memorable day.
Pilot Will was fantastic very good pilot and his knowledge and storytelling was exceptional, the package that we paid was excellent value for money. Hats off to Air Kimberly.
Cheers Guys
Written 28 June 2021
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Susanna L
53 contributions
Book yourself onto a tour you will never forget. I went on Cape Leveque Buccneer Scenic tour which was amazing! We flew from Broome to Horizontal Falls and then back to Cape Leveque where we landed and had lunch. After lunch we flew back to Broome along the coast. Daphne was our pilot and hostess for the day and she is fantastic. A role model for young people, especially young women. I’ve been in many small planes but have never had a smoother flight than with Daphne at Air Kimberley. The flight is low so you get the most amazing views of Horizontal Falls and the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago and many fantastic photo opportunities. Daphne circles the Horizontal Falls to make sure everyone gets a great view. The flight ‘home’ between Cape Leveque and Broome gives you amazing views of the WA coastline. The tour may look expensive but once you’ve done the tour you will realise there is a bit to it and will forget the cost and just remember the amazing and unforgettable sights you’ve seen. Air Kimberley have a few ‘touches’ they add such as a ginger beer for the beach at Cape Leveque, a free group photo, fresh cooling towels on return to the Broome airport and an ice cold ice tea. Go for it!
Written 14 September 2021
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ChillaBu
15 contributions
Great day expertly commentated by our pilot Ben2, who was well informed about the history, geography and even some of the politics of the experience.

We did two circles over Horizontal Falls: be aware that to go by flying boat or white water the falls probably costs another $500 or so.

lunch was at Cape Leveque, baramundi and cappucino (wonderful treat), and supports the Bardi Jawi Country people who run an eco-retreat here called Kooljaman. A wander on the beach and then home along the coast with more commentary, to be met with iced tea and hot towels.

Air Kimberley is owned by two young(ish) men, Ashe and Jensen. Their commitment to customer service and experience is there every step of the way.

Thanks to you all for a really delightful day.
Written 25 June 2021
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We flew from Broome to Bellburn via Halls Creek with Air Kimberley. Daphne our pilot is as competent as she is bea
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great day great pilot (Simmy) very special event for us
our pilot Simmy made our experience at the falls a special event on our tour. She was very professional and attent
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WE KEPT THE BEST UNTIL LAST
Our trip from Broome to Mitchell Falls was the last tour of our holiday and was the highlight. Chris our pilot was
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Sensational
We had an amazing day - one we will never forget. From the moment we were picked up by friendly Jensen, who set th
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A breathtaking experience
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Excellent return flight & day guided by the knowledgeable Bec, a Wola/Gija woman who provided a memorable cultural
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Beautiful Australia
Fantastic day from start to finish. Thanks to all the staff and especially to Troy our pilot and Simmi for the ride
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Breathtaking experience with incredible scenery
Wow! Fantastic service and communication. Chris (C1) was our brilliant captain on this epic trip. The scenery is st
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Archipelago is not to be missed!
Having been on another Air Kimberley tour, I knew to expect quality customer service and a fun day out. I was defin
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Amazing!!
Amazing experience. From booking with the pleasant and helpful staff, the client service was impeccable throughout.
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A must do when in Broome
The staff were all amazing, from Jensen who picked us up from our accommodation, to Jack our very capable pilot. Th
sky55Sydney
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Kimberley tour can’t be missed!!
Tour was fantastic all organised without any failure from pick up morning tea lunch landing precisely on time Pilo
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Flying high with Air Kimberley
This tour was fantastic and a lot of fun was had by the group. Awesome experience. Highly recommend. Jack the pilot
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Amazing experience and with Air Kimberley
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Awesome experience - would recommend!
Simmi and the Air Kimberley crew gave us an amazing day to remember! The day was packed full of sights, flights and
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