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Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

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Broome, Australia
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About Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures
The Horizontal Falls are a fast-moving tidal flow through two narrow, closely aligned gorges of the McLarty Range, located in Talbot Bay. The direction of the flow reverses with each change of tide. As tides in the Kimberley can reach 10 metres, a peak tide gives rise to a significant difference in the sea level on either side of each gorge. Travelling by land, air and sea - Horizontal Falls offers full and half day tours to experience this natural phenomenon.
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Sue M wrote a review 19 May
Mornington Peninsula, Australia145 contributions34 helpful votes
Although I enjoyed the trip I don’t think we saw the best of the falls… will depend on the day how good it is. Please note though if you pay for the video, that they send it via Dropbox (which they don’t say when you order it). However when I tried to download it Dropbox wanted $170 to upgrade, saying video was more than 2gb - even though I had nothing in Dropbox ! HZ advised this was the only way to receive it until I asked for my money back and I rcd the following reply: Ya ok just provide a mailing address and we’ll send a usb Im 71 years old so found this a disrespectful way to reply. However I will be glad to receive what I paid for.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Barbara L wrote a review 18 May
Coral Cove, Australia817 contributions67 helpful votes
Tom picked us up from our accommodation in the bus and once everyone was onboard we headed for Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm for breakfast. After the delicious meal we were given a wonderful tour of the Pearl Farm. Next we headed to One Arm Point for an interesting session about trocus shells. Tom then drove us to the airport. Steve was our pilot and explained what we were flying over and then once we were at the falls, he ensured we were able to take some good photos of the Horizontal Falls from above. Once on the pontoon we settled in upstairs with a talk about the rest of our day. Back downstairs Tommy explained about the tawny nurse sharks he was feeding and allowed us to feed them too while some of us swam in their small caged pool. Hayley and Leah cooked delicious barramundi on the BBQ served with salads, juices and water. After lunch Wayne took us in their high speed boat to the falls and we raced through them both a couple of times. It was an amazing experience and learning how they came about was interesting. We returned to the pontoon for afternoon tea then headed back on the boat to Cyclone Creek before heading back to the Horizontal Falls for our last trip through them. Steve then flew us back to Broome and the bus dropped us back at home. What a wonderful day! Don't miss this adventure. Remember to take your camera, swimsuit and towel, a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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GoPlaces761767 wrote a review 15 May
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Very disappointed, booked and paid for, which was then cancelled via voice mail message and email of receipt of refunded money. No alternatives offered and no follow up phone call. Very annoying as our whole trip was planned around being in Broome for the date of the tour.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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PennynDavid wrote a review 5 May
Perth, Australia19 contributions18 helpful votes
Very well organised enjoyable day out with transfers provided door-to-door. The seaplane journeys (always fun) provided great scenic views. But the highlight for us has to be the speedboat ride through the falls. An absolute adrenaline rush that probably cannot be captured by camera! Although we look forward to receiving the official video. There were several passes through each of the "Falls", but the experience was still over far too soon! There is also opportunity to experience "up close and personal" views of Nurse Sharks from the pontoon. The tour of the Pearl Farm is very interesting and informative, but is followed by a long bus ride back to Broome (Something to consider when choosing this tour). If we were ever lucky enough to repeat this experience, I think we'd opt for a return flight.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Youngonetravelling wrote a review Apr 2022
Perth, Australia34 contributions21 helpful votes
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What an experience! So glad we did this even though it is expensive it is well worth it for the plane views and the jet boat through the water. We got a call the day before our tour and was asked to change due to weight issues. Luckily we were flexible enough to change and go at the last minute as otherwise we would have had to change and be flown to derby and do that tour which added on an extra few hours and we would have missed the scenic flight up to cape leveque. So glad we kept the Broome tour as on the plane ride there I was lucky enough to sit right up the front with the pilot and had amazing views over Broome and up to cape leveque before landing in the water and finding the house boat. All the workers were super friendly and very knowledgeable which was amazing. We were lucky enough to have a small group on only 9 of us and we got to feed the sharks and go looking for a crocodile (in a boat) but wasn’t lucky enough to spot him. We got to do lots of donuts in the jet boat after going through the gap and it was so much fun! Highly recommend doing this even at such a high cost! Absolutely loved it!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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