Top Tips for Choosing the Best Kimberley Cruises

by on 11-06-2021 in Travel

If you’ve been considering a Broome cruise, you’re likely to be aware that there are lots of options. Cruising the Kimberley coastline can be a trip of a lifetime, allowing you to reach some of the areas that are relatively untouched and only accessible from the water. So, with all this choice how do you choose the best Kimberley cruises to explore this unique region.

Work Out What You Have to See

This seems simple, but with so much to see and do, it can affect your choice of Broome cruises. Kimberley explorations can be tailored to suit different preferences, so take a little time to research the region and decide what you simply must see. For example, while Broome to Darwin will allow you to see some amazing sights, but it may not include the Bungle Bungles or Mitchell Falls. Remember that shorter routes will tend to provide an opportunity to explore the coast in more depth.

Consider the Season

The Kimberley has two distinct seasons; the wet season and the dry season. The dry season runs from May to October, while November to April is the wet season. While this is a broad generalisation, it does provide insight into when you should plan your trip.

The dry season in the Kimberley is characterised by balmy days, easterly winds and clear blue skies. The weather is stable, but you can expect some chilly nights. So, while you can enjoy beautiful weather during the day, you will need to pack a jacket or warmer clothing for the evenings.

This differs greatly from the wet season that can be highly unpredictable. This is the hotter time of year, as low pressure is formed to draw moisture from the water and create lots of rain. This can cause huge cloud masses and violent thunderstorms that are impressive to watch.

The different conditions create a vastly different landscape. In the wet season, plant life will be more lush and vibrant, and waterfalls will be fast flowing. However, you need to be prepared for the unpredictable weather conditions, so the water may be rough, and you may get caught in rainstorms.

Be Realistic About Your Fitness Level

While smaller boats can take you closer to the shore to explore estuaries, you need to be realistic about your fitness level. Some cruises involve days spend going ashore hiking through the wilderness. Most walks are not endurance marathons, but rather need steadiness on your feet to cover the pebbly or rocky ground. So, if you’ve just had a replacement hip or have some health difficulties, you need to consider whether the itinerary is suited to your fitness level. If this is the case, don’t worry, you’re sure to find a cruise that allows you to sit on the deck and watch the stunning sights.

If you’re looking for the best Kimberley cruises, you should speak to us. We also offer a wide variety of Broome cruises and Kimberley tour packages. You’ll find the Broome Kimberley team ready to answer your questions to help you plan your dream break.

Recommended Reading:

https://www.broomekimberley.com.au/news/our-5-favourite-kimberley-waterfalls-and-3-ways-to-see-them/

https://www.broomekimberley.com.au/news/family-friendly-kimberley-tours-and-holidays/