Darwin to Berkley River
This sailing adventure can have up to 8 guests, staying in 4 cabins. The chartered sailing adventure will begin in Darwin and departs in the evening. We will sail overnight and reach the Berkley River early day 2. The Berkley River can only be reached by water or air because of its remoteness and is situated on the north side of the Kimberly’s.
Our first stop today is on the Casuarina Creek, which is in the Berkley River. You will have the opportunity to walk around the Aboriginal art sites. Relax and take in the magnificent environment. You can also choose to have a swim in the freshwater water holes located above the Casuarina Falls.
As we go up the Berkley River, you will spend the night at the Amphitheatre. Explore the surrounding environment. Unwind in a waterhole that is above a small waterfall. Your day will then finish ashore in the Amphitheatre or you could do some fishing in the waters.
Today will be a free day, which means you have the freedom to do what you want. You could choose to explore the waterholes and salt inlets or just have some down time on the vessel.
King George River
Our first destination today is the Kimberly coast; we then enter the King George River which is home to twin 60m tall waterfall and take in the fantastic views of the area. We will anchor next to the waterfalls and take a shower under them from the bow of the vessel; this is where we will spend the night.
King George Waterfalls
Today we will make our way to the top of the falls. Take in the views as you go along the river and take a dip in the waterholes situated at the rare of the falls. Make your way back to the boat for some relaxation or do some fishing. Tonight we anchor at the middle of the river surrounded by the beautiful river scenery.
We leave the river and with a few hours of sailing we make our way to Glycosmis Bay. The bay is protected by sand banks and has waterfalls that flow straight into the bay. Have the opportunity to have another unique Kimberly shower while we sail under the waterfalls.
With an early departure we sail around the most northern part of Western Australia, Cape Londonderry. We then enter Napier Broome Bay, where we will anchor. There is a variety of sights that can be explored in this area. These include Mission Bay which requires a short walk to the Pago Pago Mission on shore, West Bay, Drysdale River, Governor Islands or Bird Island..
Napier Broome bay
Today you will have more time to experience the Napier Broome Bay area as we will stay overnight at a well located spot. Relax on the boat, while you watch the natural surrounds pass around you.
Tawny Nurse Sharks
We will pass Sir Graham Moore Island and venture round the Anjo Peninsula, before we sail through Middle Rock through to Freshwater Bay. Have the opportunity to feed and pat a group of Tawny Nurse Sharks. These sharks are friendly natured and harmless. Later, you will be able to explore another freshwater site or indulge in some black lipped oysters at sunset.
As we head south to Vansittart Bay, we pass a number of pearl leases. We will anchor at Jar Island where there is a great Bradshaw art site. We will then have a BBQ on the sands of the each. Stay over night at either Jar Island or Freshwater Bay (depends on weather).
Today we will begin to sail back to Darwin. Stay over night at Cape Talbot, which is near by to Cape Londonderry.
Day 13 – 14
Bare Sand Island
Early morning departure from Cape Talbot. Sail overnight back to Darwin. We take a short stop at Bare Sand Island for a lunch break for day 14. Our final destination is Cullen Bay and watch the sunset on Darwin Harbour. Enjoy one last meal with the group at a Cullen Bay restaurant.