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“Best of Lake Argyle tour - YES”

Lake Argyle Cruises
Ranked #2 of 19 Tours in Kununurra
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Yesterday I took the 6hr tour of Lake Argyle with Greg. 2 companies with similar names can be confusing but this tour was superb. Lunch rolls, tea coffee biscuits, fresh local fruit, and drinks and snacks at sunset. Great value, excellent info and Greg was a great host. He knows his stuff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lindamJ7213XC
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

The Best of Lake Argyle Half Day Cruise is a fantastic way to see Lake Argyle.
You cover a lot bigger area of Lake Argyle and of course you have Greg as your host!

Safe travels.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We did not do a sunset cruise but we enjoyed the lake by hiring kayaks for half day $25 pp. fantastic value and especially for croc spotting.
Comfy seats and a map to guide you. We spent 3.5 hours out. It’s just beautiful out on the water without noise or people .... no wonder we saw so many crocs!
We realise the cruise is supposed to be fab but the sunset cruises are a huge part of the Kimberly and NT experience so we thought we would try something different!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for your review chris G.

Hiring a kayak or canoe is a great way to enjoy the lake if you are less keen on a cruise but of course you can do both if you wish!!

It is so peaceful out on the lake and being so close to the water and nature is just magical.

For $25 per adult, $15 per child its such a bargin!!

Safe travels from the Lake Argyle Team

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We have been on several river and sunset cruises in Northern Australia, and this is one of the best.
Modern boat, good commentary, great views.

The hills and escarpments around the lake are striking and natural/unspoilt. Not a huge variety of vegetation, but we saw many birds and small crocs, and we some fish and little wallabies.

Highlight: most passengers swam in the lake around sunset, having nibbles and wine/beer in the cool but very calm water! (We were assured that the many crocodiles were safe ‘freshies’, ie no danger!).

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JohnH5418
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for your very kind review John H.

It is a privilege to hear that we were one of your best cruises in Northern Australia.

Lake Argyle is an extremely beautiful place to visit and being out on the lake makes for a wonderful experience.

Safe travels and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We did the Best of Cruise last Sunday & wow wow wow !!! Greg & his helpers were the best. The weather was perfect, the boat glided on the water. Greg took us from one end to the other from one side to the other stopping at places to see wildlife,crocs & way up the other end of the lake where you see birdlife. The ever changing scenery is breathtaking. It isn't as deep there and dead tree tops emerge giving a totally different view of the lake. Yummy lunch is provided too.A swim at sunset (bit cool but worth it) with champagne beer & nibbles. How much better could it get!!! THE SUNSET WAS AWESOME & FULL MOON VISIBLE TOO. I could go on and on but kust say This will be a memory for us never to forget. THANK YOU GREG FOR A PERFECT DAY!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you Pam M for your wonderful review.

The Best of Lake Argyle half day cruise is a wonderful option to take on Lake Argyle.
You get to experience so much more of the lake with lots of different scenery and wildlife.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we want to wish you many more happy memories.

All the best, The Lake Argyle Team.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I booked a cruise called Best of lake argyle and I tell you what we went from one end to the other ,left to right and every where in between finishing off with a swim and a beautiful lake argyle sun set with a glass of champagne. The new boat is amazing with a very easy to use front swim deck the lowers into water and a ramp ladder that everyone found easy to use. Greg’s knowledge of lake argyle is the best around. Courtney in the front office and do’er of everything else was fantastic to deal with and nothing was hassle. Lots of food on board and we even had local produce water melon and rock melon for days. Tea and coffee was available and easy to make your own while the boat was travelling.
Greg pointed out lots of birds and a couple of fresh waters crocodiles.
Family friendly too
I drove my self to lake argyle but there was a bus available to book a transfer on if you didn’t have a car.
What a wonderful part of the world you live in and will definitely come again when I’m back at lake argyle
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you for your very kind review KunuAirportShuttle.

Sounds like you had an amazing time out on Lake Argyle.
Was a pleasure having you on board and we do hope to see you again in the future.

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