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“Lake Argyle Morning Cruise”

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: Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We did the two hour morning cruise on Lake Argyle with tour guide, Mitch.

We spotted Rock Wallabies, various birds and about 20 freshwater crocodiles on our travels.

Mitch was very knowledgeable about the Lake and surrounds and built a great rapport with all visitors young and old.

I preferred the swimming spot of Lake Argyle Kimberley Durack cruise as it was on an island where you could get off and walk around but those who swam in this cruise seemed to enjoy themselves. The boat for this cruise was moored to a buoy and people jumped off the front or back of the boat into the water, climbing back on up a ladder.

Tea, coffee and biscuits were available.

There was a toilet on board.

I would recommend this cruise as a lower cost option without a meal. You will see the same as you would on a cruise with food and be far less out of pocket.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kmn1234
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review kniclair.

I will pass on this review to Mitch, he is our youngest crew member this year but is definitely delivering fantastic experiences for our customers.


All the best and we hope to see you again in the future.
The Lake Argyle Team

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

What an awesome tour on lake Argyle!! Just stunning. We loved every minute, even was brave enough to jump off the boat roof into the water. Couldn’t recommend this cruise more.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for your review SarahBlake81.

So glad you enjoyed your time.

All the best for the rest of your travels :)

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the Kimberley 15 years ago with our children, so it took some time to get back. Did a similar cruise then and no hesitation doing it again. Truely amazing, wife and I loved it, relaxing, informative, beautiful scenery and The swim in the lake before the sunset was a nice finish to the day. Thanks for another wonderful visit, awesome

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 999murrayr
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Greg S, Manager at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your review Murray R.

So glad you came back and enjoyed it again. We love to see repeat customers on our cruises!

Safe Travels,
Lake Argyle Team

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

You dont realize how big this lake is until you spend time on this tour at the end they show you the tiny bit you cruised around you do a bit of croc spotting and Wallaroo spotting and then some fish feeding finely ending up with a swim in the lake you grab a noodle they drop a swim up bar into the lake and you jump in theythrow a beer at you to drink while you float around or if tou like a glass of wine or bubbles
What better way to watch the sunset

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank margaretc104
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you for your review Margaret.

We are glad you enjoyed your time with us here at Lake Argyle.
Its a lovely feeling being able to kick back and relax with a cold drink in hand, watching the sun go down.

All the best for the rest of your travels.

The Lake Argyle Team

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Easy to do. All you need is a boat license. Boat was powerful, stable, easy to get in and out of, easy to manoeuvre
Staff were excellent and helpful and it was a great day.
Highly recommend

Date of experience: July 2018
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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you for your review merds1217.

Our hire dinghy's are a great way to see the lake if you are wanting to do something independently.
We also have hire canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.

Glad our staff were helpful and contributed to your experience out at Lake Argyle.

All the best for the rest of your travels and we hope to see you again in the future.

The Lake Argyle Team.

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