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February 2016

Cruising the Kimberley on the Kimberley Quest II

"Here's a big one, it's like a steak," skipper Brad says as he hands me half a shell with a large, plump oyster attached.

I slurp it down, savouring its salty, tangy flavour. Now it's my turn: he inserts the screwdriver between the shell and the rock and encourages me to bang on the end with an axe. Harder," he says. Soon I'm relishing another big, juicy mollusc. As a blazing orange sun sinks towards the horizon off Camden Harbour, on Western Australia's Kimberley coast . . . Read news article

Qantas February 2016 Feature Article

Wild, isolated and teeming with rare beauty and ancient history, the Kimberley is home to a different kind of cruising experience.

The Kimberley is a rugged, unpredictable place. Grey clouds can sneak up on a blue-sky day and the rain feels almost spiteful in its intensity. The thunder booms loud enough to startle the unwary while jagged forks of lightning shatter the sky, temporarily staining it lurid shades of magenta . . . Read news article

January 2016

An outlaw hermit told me this was the best place in the world - and he was right

The Merlin-lookalike who called himself Xenex Xenex hid away from the world at Cone Bay up here off the thrillingly-titled Buccaneer Archipelago.

Named after the buccaneering pirate William Dampier, it is a wild and sublime place, a group of around 1000 islands tipping their rocky heads up in the idyllic King George Sound. We are north of Broome off the Kimberley coast and in a turquoise world in the middle of nowhere. . . . Read news article

November 2015

Margaret River Gourmet Escape Boards the Kimberley Quest

A Margaret River Gourmet Escape first, providing a unique culinary experience on board a luxury vessel while cruising around the same ocean from which the seafood being served was caught . . . Read press release

March 2015

Northern exposure: Kimberley coast adventures

Financial Review

A journey along the untamed Kimberley coast brings together thrilling activities and moments of serenity, writes Dan Stapleton . . . Read article

October 2013

Wonders of the ancient Kimberley region

Herald Sun

From Rocky Cove on the shores of Vansittart Bay, where our boat lies at anchor after an overnight battering by storms, it's a steep climb into the red hills above.

Narrow rock crevices must be negotiated, spinifex-spiked slopes traversed and temperatures nudging into the sweaty thirties endured . . . Read article

September 2013

'Win a Cruise' Winner Announced

Kimberley Quest is pleased to announce the winner of our $20,000 'win a cruise' competition:
Allan Curry.

May 2013

Kimberley Quest heads east

Travel Daily

Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises last week showcased its Kimberley voyage offerings at an event in Sydney which featured 'Head Chef' Rhys Badcock. . . . Read article

April 2013

Heart of the Kimberley

The Sydney Morning Herald

The laconic way that the crew of the Kimberley Quest II talk about the local wildlife - including the specimens that could kill you in seconds - is indicative of their attitude to life, the Kimberley and everything. . . . Read article

November, 2012

Adventure Afloat

Outback Tracks Magazine

We would like to thank Ewen Bell for his unique photography which captured during our first 10 Day Adventure Quest cruise of the year.

On the Kimberley Quest II, passengers explore the unforgettable kimberley coastline then return to the comfort of the ship to unwind . . . Read article

July, 2012

Kimberley Quest II

Scoop Traveller

Operating along the vast Kimberley coastline between Broome and Wyndham, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises is a family-owned tour company catering to small groups on the majestic Kimberley Quest II.

With 18 years' experience and numerous awards in tow, the small-vessel operator aims to provide intimate, relaxing and enlightening experiences as it travels thousands of kilometres of diverse Kimberley country. . . . Read article

Two performances a day of the magical disappearing act

The Australian

Sea creatures cascade off Montgomery Reef as though Noah's Ark were emptying out its tanks.

Fish, turtles and black-tipped reef sharks thrash and tumble down its flanks, to be swept away in the roaring mid-ocean channels that drain this emerging coral platform. . . . Read article

May, 2011

Kimberley calling

Outback Magazine

About 70 percent of the world's surface is covered in water. The total length of coastline dividing the planet's land from its sea is, very roughly, equivalent to the distance between the earth and moon. . . . Read article

Kimberley Coast, Western Australia

Lonely Planet

Passengers of Kimberley Quest II cruise vessel and waterfall, Berkeley River, Kimberley Coast. . . . Read article

March, 2010

Cruising the Kimberley coast

Australian Geographic

Time and light are against us as skipper Neil Harding carefully threads the tender through the narrow channels of an unnamed reef in the Bonaparte Archipelago. The Kimberley currents are notorious and the tide is retreating as fast as the vermilion sun. . . . Read article

January, 2009

A cruise ship is the perfect way to see the Kimberley

News Limited

We round the bend and the river is once again straight, with two spectacular walls of water up ahead.

The King George Falls - twin 80m plunges over ochre-coloured rock cliffs - are Western Australia's tallest. . . Read article

Summer, 2008

Western Adventures

Cruise Passenger Magazine

My Kimberley Adventure begins as I fly around the tail of a cyclone into Broome. Our scheduled flight out of Broome to join Kimberley Quest II is delayed while we wait for the blue alert to be lifted. The next morning, the weather clears and we fly to join the ship at Horizontal Falls. The flight along the coast offers a magnificent view and as we circle around the bay we can see waterfalls everywhere. . . Read article

May, 2006

An inexhaustible land of dreams

The Sydney Morning Herald

It's a world of red rocks and big crocs, of pearls and ancient art - and catching a few barra before breakfast. "I thought I'd better see this place before I ran out of time," quips Colin, a 70-ish Queenslander, as our vessel, Kimberley Quest II, pulls out of Wyndham. . . Read article