10 Night Buccaneer Archipelago Fishing Adventure

Cruise, Fish & Explore the Kimberley Coast

 

This popular Kimberley cruise is an action packed adventure at a moderate price. Enjoy a great balance of Kimberly coast fishing and exploring and we can customise to your group's preference. This unique Kimberley tour starts and ends in Broome. You will be collected from your Broome accommodation and transferred by scenic flight over the Dampier Penisula to Cygnet Bay or overland to Derby to board our charter boat, MV King Tide.

Fish as much or as little as you like!

Our Buccaneer Archipelago scheduled tours have evolved to achieve a great balance of exploring and fishing at the optimal times.  But if you just want to fish, fish, fish, we are happy to customise a fishing charter itinerary for your group.

We will plan a special fishing tour targeting whatever species are most likely to be active at the time and tide. Beginning on the rising neaps is often a good start. Foregoing some waterfalls and art, we could spend days in Secure Bay, Walcott Inlet or the Glenelg River, for example.

Our live aboard fishing charters can be from 5 to 10 days.  Though our two 6M dinghies are larger than most, we recommend a max of 8 guests for days of intense casting.

All our tours are in and out of Broome. You will be collected from your Broome accommodation and then transferred by scenic flight  to Cygnet Bay or overland to Derby to board our charter boat, MV King Tide.

Kimberley Fish

On the Kimberley Coast, you will find some of Australia’s best sport fishing opportunities, with the diversity of fish habitats – coral reefs, blue water, mangrove inlets, sand flats and tidal creeks, reflected in the many fish species that may be caught in these unspoilt waters.

Blue water Pelagics include Spanish Mackerel, northern Bluefin Tuna, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Barracuda Longtom. Sharks are around because this is the real ocean, but not a big problem and a bull, tiger or big bronzie can be quite exciting to see.

Big  Saddletail , Fingermark and all the other sea perches, Emperors, Coral Trout, Queensland Groper, and Cods are around the deeper reefs.

The Kimberley offers some of the best Barramundi fishing in Australia. You can also hook plenty of Mangrove Jack, Bluenosed Salmon, threadfin Salmon in the creeks.

8 Night Buccaneer Archipelago Fishing Adventure + 2 Nights in Broome

This popular Kimberley cruise is an action packed adventure at a moderate price. Enjoy a great balance of Kimberly coast fishing and exploring and we can customise to your group's preference. This unique Kimberley tour starts and ends in Broome. You will be collected from your Broome accommodation and transferred by scenic flight over the Dampier Penisula to Cygnet Bay or overland to Derby to board our charter boat, MV King Tide.

Highlights

  • King Sound
  • Cone Bay
  • Strickland Bay
  • Silica Beach
  • Coppermine Creek
  • Yampi Sound
  • Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Dugong Bay
  • Montgomery Reef
  • Raft Point
  • Ruby Falls
  • Sale River
  • Yampi Sound
  • Outer Islands
  • Cygnet Bay

Inclusions

  1. Chartered Bus transfer from Broome to Derby jetty
  2. Accommodation and all meals whilst on board King Tide
  3. Skilled fishing guides, quality tackle and bait,
  4. Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour
  5. Scenic light aircraft transfer
  6. Airport transfers to and from Broome Accommodation
  7. 1 nights Broome Accommodation pre & post on 8 day sailing/2 pre , 1 post on 7 day sailing  - Bali Hai Resort & Spa * or similar 
  8. Broome famous Cable beach camel ride or explore Broome

Not included

  • BYO alcohol (we will pick up, load and put on ice for you)
  • Purchase of superb pearls and jewellery, lunch at Cygnet Bay

10 night  ITINEARY with * 8 nights on board.  

DAY 1
Fly into Broome from your home port and be greeted by your private transfer to your hotel for your 1 night stay.
Take a Sunset Camel ride that evening or explore Broome
 

DAY 2

Chartered Derby Bus pick up from your Broome accommodation for your scenic overland drive to Derby jetty. Welcome aboard your new home King Tide, meet the crew & enjoy your favourite drink straight off the ice. Your safety and orientation briefing will be followed by discussion of our plan for your unique adventure as we steam north into King Sound to our first anchorage.

Cone Bay

Awaken to a spectacular sunrise, we are surrounded by beautiful Islands, with giant granite boulders resting above the pebbled beaches. At 1.8 billion years, these are some of the oldest rocks in Australia. Gather large Black Lipped Oysters at low tide, a delicious feast our cook will prepare just the way you like them. Follow the tide up a mangrove creek chasing Barramundi and Mudcrabs. Fish our secret lump for big Northern Mulloway as the tide slackens.

Strickland Bay

A great destination for a diverse range of fishing experiences. We’ll target Barramundi, Fingermark and Mangrove Jack in the creeks and try our luck for a Tuna in the bay. We’ll also drop the pots for a Mudcrab on the way to the spectacular Kyulgum Waterfall.

Silica Beach

Cruise north to Hidden Island where, if tide permits, we will alight on the pure white sands of Silica Beach. Walk up the river bed to find the origin of this unusual creation. Enjoy a swim in the azure waters.

Coppermine Creek

Fish the nearby reefs for big Fingermark and Saddletail Sea Perches. Our anchorage near the creek is a hot spot for close encounters with bigger marine animals after the sun sets.

Yampi Sound Fishing

Troll for Spanish Mackerel , Coral Trout and Trevally over the reefs. Drift over some deeper reefs for big Fingermark and Saddletail Sea perches on the turn of the tide.

Crocodile Creek

At high tide visit Crocodile Creek for a lovely swim beneath the waterfall. The small fishes nibbling at your toes are juvenile Mangrove Jacks. Climb up to crystal waters of the spring fed pool above. Many of our adventurers will enjoy the aerial route back down.

Horizontal Waterfalls

Cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery on the coast and then be blown away by an exciting ride in a very fast boat through one of the natural wonders of the world, the Horizontal Waterfalls.  The resident Tawny Nurse sharks will be slowly circling our duckboard, hoping for a feed.

Dugong Bay

Experienced by only a few, this bay is enclosed in steep quartzite cliffs. Waterfalls cascade from their heights. We will fish and explore creeks hidden in the mangroves. Here we find resident crocodiles and Barramundi chasing the bait up with the tide.

Montgomery Reef

Catch the outgoing tide to the famous Montgomery Reef. Watch the water recede and the 400 square km of reef rise out of the water creating many bubbling cascades. See the myriad of reef life including Dugongs, Turtles, and schools of tropical fishes. Jump in for an exciting drift snorkel through coral canyons.

Raft Point

Climb up a bushy track passing huge Boabs to an incredible Aboriginal art site featuring some of the most famous Wandjina paintings in the North West. The view from this sacred place is spectacular looking out over Steep Island and Doubtful Bay. We will pay our respects to the Spirits in a traditional way.

Ruby Falls

Hunt for delicious Mudcrabs on the rising tide in Red Cone Creek. Visit the beautiful Ruby Falls for a swim and climb up to explore the headwaters. Swim in Lilly lined pools draped by fragrant Weeping Paperbarks and Frangipani. Jump off the top into the plunge pool if you dare. (only for the hard core adventurers)

Sale River

Ride the incoming tide into the steep sandstone gorges of the Sale River in the tenders. This is one of the most beautiful rivers in the Kimberley. Get above the highest rock bar on the top of the tide where the freshwater meets the salt, cast for a Barramundi. Explore a fantastic rainforest with spring fed creek. Swim in the cool fresh water with the local Cherubim.

Yampi Sound Exploring

After some more fishing around the Yampi reefs, we will cruise up Silvergull Creek to the Squatters Arms for a BBQ lunch. Phil and Marion have created a hidden oasis of tropical gardens replete with a warm spring fed pool. Float around in the healing waters and celebrate your adventures. Here you will have the opportunity to purchase some unique jewellery.

Outer Islands

Today is the big fish day .We will be trolling the blue water offshore from Cafferelli  Island for Spanish Mackerel, GTs, Queenfish, and Tuna. At high tide swim and stroll on a scenic double beach. Climb up to the top of the Island for a vista of the Archipelago.

Final Day 9 – Cygnet Bay

Watch a slideshow of your trip highlights as we steam through Escape Passage to Cygnet Bay at the NE of Cape Leveque. After an informative tour of the oldest family owned pearl farm in the Kimberley, it’s your choice for lunch and drinks at their cool new bistro. Purchase an Australian South Sea pearl from our pristine ocean. The original homestead has been transformed into a cafe’ and pearl gallery where you can view an array of Australian pearls harvested fresh from the waters of Cygnet Bay.   * Every Unreel Adventure is unique. Your experienced Skipper and Crew will plan each day’s activities to suit the prevailing tides, weather and guests desires. *Tour 1 sails from Derby to Cygnet Bay, tour 2 sails in reverse order from Cygnet Bay to Derby.  

Time to pack and be transferred to the accommodation in Broome for the night.  Enjoy Broome at your own leisure.

Day 10

Meet your transfer in the lobby this morning for your flight home.

A minimum of 6 passenger bookings are required to confirm departure of our scheduled tours. 
*8 passengers is the desired group size.  


If you would like to charter a sailing:
Charters can be tailored for specialist groups such as Hard Core Fishers, Bush walkers, Photographers, Bird Watchers, Educational groups, Artists, or people who just want to relax and let our crew take you on an adventure. 
Call me to discuss further, if you would like to charter a sailing. 

Prices
Buccaneer Archipelago Fishing Tours

  • OPTION 1 - 10 Night: $6,499 per passenger *(2 nights in Broome before sailing + 1 night after sailing)
  • OPTION 2 - 10 Night: $7,199 per passenger *(1 extra night on the boat + 1 night pre and post sailing)

All our tours start and end in Broome. You will be collected from your Broome accommodation and then transferred by scenic flight over the Dampier Peninsula to Cygnet Bay, or overland to Derby to board our charter boat, MV King Tide.  10kg limit for your luggage on this flight.

Flights from major airports to/from Broome to be added on.
 

TRAVEL DATES

ALL Packages are 10 nights.  This includes a 7 or 8 night package on the ship.

10 night including 7 nights onboard   /    10 night  including 8 nights on board
              OPTION 1                                                      OPTION 2

17 July - 27 July                                            10 July - 20 July

07 Aug - 17 Aug                                             31 July - 10 Aug

28 Aug - 07 Sep                                             21 Aug - 31 Aug

18 Sep - 28 Sep                                              11 Sep - 21 Sep

09 Oct - 19 Oct                                               02 Oct - 12 Oct

30 Oct - 09 Nov                                              23 Oct  - 2 Nov

                   PLUS ADD IN FLIGHTS FROM HOME AIRPORT                                                              

Bookings will only be confirmed upon Unreel Adventures receiving a deposit amounting to 20% of the total trip cost. The balance must be paid no later than 60 days prior to the date of departure or your booking may be cancelled. * Terms & Conditions are available and sent on booking confirmation.

Contact Bev to confirm your spot.
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WHEN TO TRAVEL TO THE KIMBERLEY'S

Most of Western Australia offers a temperate climate of four noticeable seasons annually.  The Broome and the Kimberley region has two distinct seasons. 
The dry season from April to September brings bright sunny days and cool nights and the green season.  

The wet season from October to March is hot and humid with short downpours in the late afternoons and evenings.

 

 

 

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