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Adventure, fun and heart-breaking natural beauty

This trip was a long time coming for me. I originally booked in 2020 but then something big came... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2023
Helen J
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Awe inspiring

Stop looking now! #kimberley expeditions provide a service that cannot be paralleled. We were... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2023
therese c
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

This trip was a long time coming for me. I originally booked in 2020 but then something big came along (oh yes, Covid). It was worth the wait however.
The Reef Prince catamaran is a 'Goldilocks' expedition boat, i.e. it is the right size for pleasant social interactions with other guests yet small enough to navigate the Kimberley's rivers, inlets and gorges.
The meals were a delight, adding an unexpected dimension of fine dining to the voyage. Gigi is an ingenious and inventive chef, who created Michelin standard meals every day, 5 times a day.
The crew were charming, capable and kind. Paul, the cruise director, is a star of the industry - knowledgeable, humorous and patient. His extraordinary capacity (shared by all the crew members) to engage in 'adaptive management' around tides, other boats, and the creation of experiences that resonate with each guest's interests is astonishing.
Where small hiccoughs in service occurred (the incident of the Earl Grey teabags looms large in the lore of women aboard our cruise), creative solutions were found to ensure high standards of service were maintained.
Travelling with Kimberley Expeditions is a 'must-do' experience for anyone planning a visit to WA.

Date of experience: September 2023
Thank Helen J
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

Stop looking now! #kimberley expeditions provide a service that cannot be paralleled. We were recommended this company by friends and it exceeded all expectations. With only 23 guests, great cabin sizes and various areas to relax it was the perfect size boat.
The flexibility of the activities to match guests’ interests, the size of the catamaran allowed access to many sites that larger vessels cannot reach, the vast knowledge of the Kimberley shared by Tour Director Paul and the magnificent food produced by GG and team were amazing. In fact all the crew were amazing and went out of their way to make this trip so memorable. All this on top of the wonders of the Kimberley.
We strongly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2023
Thank therese c
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

Without a doubt this is the most spectacular cruise you can do. The Reef Prince is not large, but plenty big enough to do the trip with ease. Being small, the whole trip is way more personal with the friendliest crew, and allows you to get into lots of spots that the bigger boats can't. The knowledge of Paul (the tour leader), is incredible. You go on tender trips at least twice a day to see and learn about the geology, go for walks to freshwater falls, see amazing rock art, fish and so much more.

When you board, after settling in, Paul will ask questions about what the majority of people are interested in, and fine tune the trip accordingly (within reason). The cabins are good, plenty of space throughout the boat, and lots of decks outside to walk around and check out the scenery. The food is excellent and the drink prices are quite reasonable.

The scenery is breathtaking, and this is the only way you can see the Kimberley which is a most unique part of Australia. Also, Paul is a professional photographer, and you can get a usb disc of the best of his photos (including drone shots) for a reasonable price, I recommend doing that.

Don't think about it too much, this is the BEST way to cruise the Kimberley.

Date of experience: May 2023
Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

This was a trip of a lifetime. The Reef Prince is a well appointed twin hulled boat that was ver comfortable and offered numerous viewing areas. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and went out of their way to make this a fantastic experience for all. The food was first class; fine dining for every meal. The adventures that we experienced when getting out in the tenders both on the water and land based were magnificent. The fact that the Reef Prince was able to sale into areas that other big boats couldn’t was a real bonus. I can highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to combine luxury and adventure in the same holiday.
Graham Anderson

Date of experience: August 2023
Thank Graham A
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Wow, Wow, Wow. Our cruise thru the Kimberleys on the MV REEF PRINCE from Broome to Darwin was very special and was an overload of "scenery, history, fun and geology" - and that was a good thing. The itinerary satisfied our active lifestyle and the big catch of fish on one of the expeditions was superb. A number of things always make for a good trip and MV REEF PRINCE delivered on more than we imagined. Great roomy vessell; small number of 25 passengers to tackle the coffee machine and line up for the food; roomy on the tenders and did not take long to load or unload; the food was delicious and kept on coming from breakfast, snacks, lunch, cheeseboard and dinner; the staff were super friendly, helpful and fantastic at what they do; Trip Director Paul's passion for the Kimberleys, photography and his job were out of this world - not sure what he was one, but I want it!!; after dinner, a review of the day and the next day to come was great; a terrific mob to travel with ranging from 53 to 84 years and all enjoyed laughing at each other and themselves and mixed amongst the group. So with all of that, I wish I could go back for more.. If wanting to do this cruise, just do it with MV REEF PRINCE, as you won't regret it.

Date of experience: August 2023
Thank Janet Z
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