We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A lake full of memories”

Lake Argyle Cruises
Ranked #2 of 19 Tours in Kununurra
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: LAKE ARGYLE CRUISES is the original tour company on Lake Argyle. We offer a range of scenic cruises catering for individual travellers as well as tour groups. Our fleet of purpose built vessels offer comfortable seating and unobstructed views that leave many customers exclaiming words such as “amazing”, “breathtaking”, and “unbelievable”. Lake Argyle is Australia’s largest expanse of fresh water. It boasts over 26 species of native fish and supports a commercial fishery as well as the newly established Aquaculture industry. Latest research estimates up to 25,000 Johnstone River Fresh Water crocodiles inhabit Lake Argyle, Rock Wallabies thrive in rocky crevices close to the water’s edge, Eros (Wallaroos) on the islands have adapted to feed on the lakes aquatic plants. We specialise in observing wildlife, but due to the nature of wild animals it cannot be guaranteed you will see all that is described in this brochure. At Lake Argyle village above the Main Dam you will find motel style cabins, shop, bar, restaurant and a caravan park. Drop in and try the local catch, “Silver Cobbler” delivered fresh daily. Nearby is the Historical Durack Family Homestead Museum. The inland sea was created in 1971, by damming the mighty Ord River, forming a storage reservoir to supply one of the country’s largest and most ambitious irrigation schemes. What was once “Argyle Downs”, a million acre cattle station, is now an immense body of water amid a largely untamed and rugged wilderness in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Aptly named “Lake Argyle”, this majestic waterway can at times encompass and area of more than 2000 km2, a volume of water equivalent to 54 Sydney harbours. With its ever changing moods and landscapes it has developed into a unique eco-system, home to an amazing array of wildlife. There is no better was to capture all of this outstanding beauty than to take a cruise with Lake Argyle Cruises. We offer a selection of tours catering for the individual traveller as well as large tour groups. Specialised charters such as bird watching, bush walking and exploration can be arranged with prior notice.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Travelling by yourself, with your love one, with your family, with your mates, with anyone one you want to make an impression on, this is money well spent on a memorable cruise experience.

If you are anywhere in a 100km radius and you are undecided whether to do this, just scan through these reviews and you will see that Lake Argyle Cruises is a MUST DO for anyone travelling or living in the area. A MUST DO!

Skipper Greg and co are the longest established out of the other cruise providers and when you are on the boat you will realise why. His wealth of knowledge on the history of the Dam, the lake and the cattle stations in the area are presented well during the relative spots of the cruise. He is also very entertaining with his narration of wildlife which is a mix of both fact and dry humour. He won't really feed your kids to the crocs.....I don't think :)

Tips:
Bring an waterproof camera/phone if you have one.
Sunnies and sunscreen a must
Great for photographers, videographers and droners
Non-swimmers may regret not getting into the water once they get there. Just bring a towel and cozzie in the event that you will change your mind. Floating noodles are a plenty and the step ladder makes it easy to get in and out.

For under $100 we got a plethora of memories. Here are some of mine...

Wind in my hair as we sped around the lake
The lesson on board the Silver Cobbler
A glimpse of a house boat that I wish I owed
Vain wildlife that love to be photographed by visitors
An even vainer crocodile that is constantly smiling for the cameras
Feeding cute little archer fishes only to have it spit in my eye....young fish these days! (Well, I have had worse in my eye).
The stunning reflections of landscape and trees on the mirror like water
Cooling down in the water as I float with a noodle between my legs, champagne in one hand and a cracker in the other.
Jumping of the boat and watching all below squint their eyes in anticipation as I bomb into the water
The.Sunset. Sen-sa-tional!
The cruise back at nearly nightfall feeling the buzz in the air, new knowledge in my brain, the weight off my wet shoulders and the zest of life back in my lungs.

Memories.
Ones, I will have for life and hopefully collect a sequel of them when I bring the in-laws because this needs to be shared with everyone I know.

Thanks to Greg and the Lake Argyle Cruise Team.

And thanks to anyone reading this.....I hope it was helpful and wishing you too a lake full of memories.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Teenz888
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful review Tennz888.

This was such a pleasure to read and makes us even happier to see such happy and content passengers enjoying what we have to offer.
We love what we do, we love where we work and we really hope this shows to our guests on board.

We cant wait to have you back again with the in-laws to show them the beauty of Lake Argyle.

Many thanks, Lake Argyle Team.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (414)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"rock wallabies"
in 44 reviews
"sunset cruise"
in 167 reviews
"lake argyle"
in 174 reviews
"biscuits"
in 21 reviews
"crackers"
in 9 reviews
"glass of champagne"
in 9 reviews
"fantastic cruise"
in 16 reviews
"archer fish"
in 17 reviews
"freshwater crocodiles"
in 17 reviews
"watched the sunset"
in 5 reviews
"noodles"
in 21 reviews
"caravan park"
in 21 reviews
"wealth of knowledge"
in 14 reviews
"full moon"
in 5 reviews
"great sunset"
in 7 reviews
"fresh water crocodiles"
in 11 reviews
"the sun set"
in 5 reviews
Filter

61 - 65 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Absolute must do when visiting Lake Arygle. Greg's information and warm personality made this a trip worth going back for. His knowledge is fantastic and the sunset sitting in the water was the highlight of our trip so far. 10/10

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank seanpob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your review Sean PO.


We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us out on Lake Argyle.
Hope the sunset was spectacular!!

Many thanks, Lake Argyle Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this tour. Start off cruising down the river. Then a swim including cliff jumping for the brave. Very knowledgeable guide with Greg. Sunset swim with champagne and cheese and bickies. Loved it

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Teakle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us Teakle.

Sounds like you had a blast! Hopefully the rest of your travels are as memorable.

Thanks, Lake Argyle Team.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Sunset cruise was excellent, beautiful scenery and swimming twice in the lake was an experience not to be forgotten. Guide was very knowledgeable and we felt totally safe in this hands. Definitely a must do cruise.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Yvonne L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for your review Yvonne L.

Glad you had a lovely time with us out on the lake.
Travel safe and we hope to see you again in the future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Thanks to Greg our captain we had a wonderful evening on Lake Argyle. This is a really good and relaxed way to discover the lake and its wildlife and get an imagination of its size. Greg did an awesome job in giving us heaps of information and a very good service. Absolutely worth its money!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tobias F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Tobias F.

We are thrilled you had a wonderful evening with us on the lake.
It is hard to imagine its size without getting out on it and exploring.

Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and hope to see you again in the future.

Cheers, Lake Argyle Team!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Lake Argyle Cruises also viewed

Kununurra, Kimberley Region
 
Kununurra, Kimberley Region
Kununurra, Kimberley Region
 

Been to Lake Argyle Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing