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"Discovery One" Cruises Tour in Port Melbourne

Cruising Catamaran
82 ft
22 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

The "Discovery One" Experience with Kimberley Discovery Cruises

Our 25mt catamaran, Discovery One, is the perfect choice for a friendly, casual and relaxed cruise of the magnificent Kimberley coast. We will take you on an astounding journey along this pristine coastline, giving you wonderful opportunities to explore, discover and experience the Kimberley for yourself.

Unlike larger vessels, Discovery One has a shallow draft so is able to take you up close to places of interest. We also have the capacity to carry more fuel than similar sized vessels, therefore can travel further and explore more places of interest over a longer period of time. This enables us to avoid travelling at night, ensuring that you get a peaceful night's sleep without missing any of the magnificent scenery. The Kimberley has so much to offer and we don't want you to miss a moment of it!

With a maximum capacity of 24 passengers and 6 crew, after just a few days of cruising our guests are on a friendly, first name basis with everyone on board. Life on the boat is fun as our guests all share a common passion for travel, adventure and a desire to see this remote part of Australia. Our crew are there to guide you and to ensure that your time on board is comfortable and exciting. Most importantly, they want you to have the best experience possible and to see as much as they can show you of this extraordinary region.

 

Boat Overview

  • Name:Discovery One
  • Length:24.8 metres (82 feet)
  • Width:9 metres
  • Draws:2 metres
  • Cruise Speed:9 knots (16.68kms per hour)
  • Range of Vessel:18 days sailing or 3252 kms (depending upon tides and weather)
  • Diesel fuel storage:18,000 litres
  • Cabins:11 double cabins sleeps 11 couples (22 people)
  • Six cabins have flexible twin bunk system for same sex passengers. See cabin layout plan

 

Level 1:

  • Male Bathrooms (3 showers, 3 toilets/urinals)
  • Female Bathrooms (2 showers, 3 toilets)
  • Power rooms
  • Huge galley
  • Engine rooms
  • Steering and store room
  • Double crew quarters

 

Level 2:

  • 11 passenger cabins
  • 2 crew cabins
  • Laundry
  • Exit to landing duckboard

 

Level 3:

  • Wheel house/bridge
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Internal dining area
  • Entertainment
  • Reading area
  • Air conditioned

 

Level 4:

  • Entertainment SPA deck
  • Life rafts
  • Raft flotation device
  • 8 Person deluxe SPA
  • Tables & chairs
  • Sun beds

 

Prices:

  • 14 Days / 13 Nights -  $ 9619 AUD per person

Details

  • Type: Cruising Catamaran
  • Capacity: 22 People
  • Rental Minimum: 14 days
  • Length: 82 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

FAQs

What is included?

All meals, excursions and transfers are included from the time we pick you up in Broome or Derby, to the time we drop you back after the cruise. The exceptions are purchases from the bar, souvenirs and any optional excursions provided by 3rd parties which you can choose to put on your Bar Account. Your Bar Account is finalised at the end of the cruise

 

How many passengers and crew do you take?

We take a maximum of 22 passengers per cruise and have 6 professional crew to look after you.

 

Is there a single supplement?

The single supplement for all cruises is 50% if a guest wishes to solely occupy a cabin. If a guest wants to book but is happy to share with another same-sex passenger, they will only pay the standard single rate and we will look for someone of the same sex to share with them.

 

Why are you so much cheaper than other cruise companies?

The major reason we can keep our prices down is that we don’t use Travel Agents to market our cruises for us. We do all our own marketing which means we don’t pay commissions of 20%. This has to be built into the price of other cruises. Also, with almost 40% of our bookings coming from past passenger recommendations, our own marketing costs are comparatively low.

We are the best value in the Kimberley and work hard to stay affordable for the average person. We are not a luxury cruise, however, we go to all the same places as other cruises, and in some cases we even fit in more excursions!  Ours is a friendly, relaxed and casual cruise with a fantastic crew who make sure you have a great time. We want you to kick your shoes off, relax on the deck and have fun while you’re travelling with us.

 

Do you take children?

We don’t encourage children onboard, especially less than 12 years old. Our boat is not equipped for children both in terms of safety and amusements to keep them occupied. If an older child accompanies a parent, they are the sole responsibility of the parent(s).   

 

Do you do charters?

Yes – if we have an empty scheduled cruise we would consider doing a charter.

 

What do I need to bring with me on a cruise?

Some of our cruises have strict weight limits for luggage due to light air, seaplane and helicopter flights. To reduce luggage weight we provide a lot of items onboard such as linen, towels, beach towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, hairdryers, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking sticks, day packs, peaked caps and drink bottles. A list of what we recommend that you bring with you will be provided after booking. To make it easier for you, we also provide a free laundry service on the boat.

 

Do I need to purchase any insurance?

Yes. If you are an Australian citizen you should purchase Domestic Travel Insurance when you pay your deposit. This ensures that you are covered for the cost of the cruise (either part payment or full payment) should anything happen prior to or during the cruise which necessitates you cancelling or leaving a cruise in progress.

The other type of insurance you will need is to cover you if you should become ill or have an accident during the cruise, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service needs to charter a seaplane to evacuate you from the boat (they have only fixed wing aircraft). Please check with your Private Medical Insurance Company to make sure you are covered for this event. 

If you are an International guest, you should have suitable Travel Insurance to cover you for any emergency.

 

Can I use my mobile phone or internet while on the cruise?

No. We are travelling in a wilderness area where there is no mobile phone or internet coverage. Discovery One has a satellite phone for emergencies only. We have a computer on board where you can download photos to a memory stick if you wish.

We are the best value in the Kimberley and work hard to stay affordable for the average person. We are not a luxury cruise, however, we go to all the same places as other cruises, and in some cases we even fit in more excursions!  Ours is a friendly, relaxed and casual cruise with a fantastic crew who make sure you have a great time. We want you to kick your shoes off, relax on the deck and have fun while you’re travelling with us.

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Jill

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  • 10 Banksia Street
  • Kununurra, Western Australia 6743,
  • Australia
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