Trip Information

10 Days
June to August 2021
Silver Explorer
£8,459 per person
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This Expedition Includes:

  • Premium dining & beverages
  • In-suite mini bar
  • Guided small-group excursions led by a highly trained Expedition Team
  • Onboard gratuities

Expedition Highlights:

  • Six full days exploring The Kimberley
  • Multiple Zodiac landings
  • Visit the Hunter Valley region – home to amazing wildlife including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and more.
  • Take a trip to the Bungle Bungle Mountains
  • Visit the beautiful beaches on Jaco Island


Itinerary Summary

The North Western area of Australia is home to the Kimberley region, famed for its wide open plains, rugged coastline and dramatic gorges and the perfect backdrop for an expedition cruise. 

Your vessel for this itinerary, Silver Discoverer, is one of the finest ships operating in the region and boasts a shallow draft which allows her to get close to the shore for numerous landings by Zodiac.

Embarking in Broome, home of the famous Cable Beach, a 22km stretch of white sand, your cruise will head northwards to the Buccaneer Archipelago Region. This impressive collection of 800 islands, home to a thriving pearl industry in the 19th century, is virtually uninhabited except for the many varieties of snakes, lizards and crocodiles.

Day three is spent exploring the Hunter River region where you can view impressive mangroves and red sandstone cliffs which are home to many birds, fiddler crabs, mudskippers and the saltwater crocodile. You can also view Mitchell falls, a four tier waterfall flowing into the Mitchell River. If you find waterfalls a thing of beauty, you will not be disappointed with the next stop on this cruise, the  King George River region where you can view the 260ft high King George falls, amongst the highest falls in Australia.

Next your cruise takes you to Wyndham which is a small settlement of just 900 people, which was founded during the Gold Rush of 1886. From here you can visit the Bungle Bungle Mountains, a World Heritage site in the Purnululu National Park. After a day at sea you will arrive on Jaco Island on the eastern point of Timor in Southeast Asia.The island is uninhabited and considered sacred by the locals and is the home to many varieties of dove, pigeons as well as a native deer which drinks salt water, due to the lack of fresh water on the island.

After a day at sea you then arrive into Darwin where your cruise will end. It is well worth extending you stay by a couple of days to explore Darwin and the nearby Kakadu National Park, home of the saltwater crocodile and abundance of wild birds as well as a wealth of aboriginal history.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01 Broome, Australia
  • Day 02-03 Buccaneer Archipelago Region, Australia
  • Day 04-05 Hunter River Region, Australia
  • Day 06 King George River Region, Australia
  • Day 07 Wyndham, Australia
  • Day 08 Day At Sea
  • Day 09 Jaco Island
  • Day 10 Day At Sea
  • Day 11 Darwin, Australia

About Your Ship

Silver Explorer is a luxury expedition ship that is renowned for cruising the icy waters of the polar regions as well as offering itineraries in other destinations including Africa and Northern Europe. She has been in operation under various names since 1989 and was most recently known as Prince Albert II.

Silver Explorer is a 1A ice-rated vessel, which means she is perfectly equipped for navigating some of the world’s harshest nautical landscapes. Perhaps most famous for her Antarctica programme, which runs between late November and early February, Silver Explorer is the perfect ship for an up-scale expedition cruise experience and is claimed to be “The World’s Most Luxurious Expedition Ship”.

The ship is equipped with a fleet of 8 Zodiac boats and these are used to make dry/wet landings as well as make trips to smaller inlets that the ship cannot enter. The Zodiacs are used multiple times throughout the day and it is the crew’s intention that every guest should experience approximately two outings per day. Every trip on the Zodiacs and any time spent on land are done so accompanied by a highly trained Expedition Team.

Silver Explorer’s itineraries are accentuated by a programme of lectures, seminars and briefings which take place in The Theatre. Capable of hosting all 132 of the ship’s guests, it is here you will learn about the region you are exploring, with special focus being given to the area’s wildlife, history and geology.

The accommodation options onboard Silver Explorer are perhaps among the most luxurious you might encounter on an expedition ship. The accommodation grades range from spacious Adventurer Suites to the grand Owner’s Suite. All of the suites on Silver Explorer boast ocean-views, queen size beds, a separate sitting area and a bathroom with a whirlpool tub/shower.

Dining primarily takes place in the ship’s main restaurant and here you can enjoy a variety of regionally-influenced dishes prepared by using fresh local ingredients.  For a more informal option – and when the conditions permit – The Grill serves up light bites, tapas and cocktails and provides a stylish outdoor setting with glorious views of the passing landscapes.

Unlike smaller expedition vessels, there are no set meal times or assigned seating arrangements on Silver Explorer. This means that you can dine with whomever you wish – at a time that suits you.

The Panorama Lounge is the ship’s main hub during the evenings and provides the perfect environment for which to enjoy a nightcap with new friends. Accompanied by the relaxing sounds of the ship’s resident pianist, the Lounge boasts stunning ocean views and a calming, informal atmosphere.

Silver Explorer also features an internet cafe, a library, a shopping boutique, a fitness suite and a beauty salon.

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