My brother Noel, his wife Jo. together with my wife Nola and I had two glorious weeks on the Oceanic from Broome to Wyndham.Noel and I are the sons of Elgar and Joy Smith and we were the last white family to occupy and manage Munja Station located on the Calder River at the end of Walcott Inlet. There was no road access to the station and ours was a government sponsored cattle station for wild and tribal aboriginals.
Whilst we boys had long since left the Kimberley, we did return on a 4 wheel safari some 15 years ago. Our mother told us stories about the Prince Regent area and our Dad described the great cattle drives from Munja to Wyndham. Ahoy Buccaneers made if possible to realize both Mum and Dad’s Kimberley stories-Elgar Smith always described the Kimberley as ‘God’s own Country’. He knows the Laceys, Duracks, Drysdales Archies and many other Kimberley legends. The Competency and adventure of the people on the Oceanic made our Kimberley Coast experience something really special.....for some one who had been around the world a number of times....this fortnight was one of our best holidays ever.
Laurie & Nola OAM JP
Explore the pristine waters of the Kimberley region sailing on board the MV Oceanic.
Our concept was born out of a desire to offer real people a “True Blue” Aussie experience with Ahoy Buccaneers, an affordable hands-on adventure cruise in remote North West Australia. If you’re after a budget cruise, that is exciting, unique, a hands on experience, then explore and seek adventure with us, sailing, fishing, swimming, island hopping and whale watching. Its our passion of the Kimberley and love-of-life mindset that steadies our sails and guides our affordable quirky approach to cruising. Taking our guests into areas inaccessible to large ships, and on excursions that are unique, unconventional, and unmatched—we offer an alternative to traditional cruises. Our boat MV Oceanic is a motor vessel with sails, we motor to get to remote destinations and sail when we can, exploring the Kimberley coastline. Our range of accommodation has everyone covered, options are ensuite double cabins, twin and triple share options with shared facilities or camping under the stars with supplied swags total 19 guests 4 crew. Prices from $2,800 all inclusive meals and transfers. BYO Alcohol. Excludes flights and accommodation. Departures for the Buccaneer Archipelago cruise are for 6 nights and 7 days May to November. We transport you by road from Broome to the Dampier Peninsula, so in 2 hours you will be in the Archipelago. The exception to these transfers are if we have re-fueling requirements, one leg of the journey may be leave or come back to Broome. All ages are welcome, if you can climb a boarding ladder you can come with us on an adventure of a lifetime and discover aboriginal culture with scenery, wildlife and marine life that takes your breath away. Our cruises incorporate a fast boat ride through the Horizontal falls direct with the operators. 15/3/18 to last week in October. Helicopter rides are also available over the Horizontal Falls from 12/5/18 and finish date to be advised. You can do one or both of these tours. Cost is $70 for fast boat ride and $150 for helicopter ride (2017). Nature provides the breath taking scenery and our mandate is to match that with good times, good company and buckets of fun and….. I forgot a part of this recipe, plentiful comfort food! Tick this off your bucket list early!
March to May we cruise from Broome to Wyndham and the reverse from Wyndham to Broome . These cruises are the ultimate adventure 12 nights/13 days with prices from $5000 all inclusive meals and transfers. BYO Alcohol. These cruises are one way and exclude flights and accommodation. February to May. We cruise the Buccaneer Archipelago a 7 day cruise from May to October, this cruise is a great taste tester and is in more sheltered waters than the longer cruises. Prices from $2800. From June to September we cruise the Buccaneer and Bonaparte Archipelago on a 12 night/13 day cruise from $5000. If you want an ex-Broome cruise and return to Broome cruise then the 13 day cruise from Dampier Peninsula to the Prince Regent River and return, might better suit with more day excursions and exploration than the other cruises. This cruise of the Buccaneer and the Bonaparte Archipelago is favorite of many guests, who want a more leisurely exploring pace and a longer cruise. Last cruise of the year in the Kimberley is Broome to Darwin 12 nights/13 days on 8/10/18 12 nights/13 days. This cruise takes in all the Buccaneer and Bonaparte destinations and the top area of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf as far down as King George River and Falls. Should time permit we may visit Tiwi Islands.
A brand new adventure for Buccaneers! Torres Strait Island Cruises
Ahoy Buccaneers is swashbucklingly excited to unveil its new offering of a 6 night tour of the Southern island group of the Torres Strait Islands! Come immerse yourself in the rich culture of the region. The history is so rich with tales of the early head hunters and culture more akin to Papua New Guinea than mainland early Australians.From the site where captain cook claimed the continent for Mother England, to embattlements still in place from World War 2 and pearling history which continues to this day.The place where aboriginal native title emanated from with the now famous Mabo claim, an incredible list of well-known achievers from a small part of our population! (latest census 7000. Couple all the above with spectacular scenery, world class fishing and snorkelling, our experienced crew, many of whom have spent a great deal of time in the area and in conjunction with local guides and you set the scene for a very memorable journey of discovery into a part of our country that is largely unknown to the majority. Running from late October until through to the end of November there will only a very lucky few being able to participate.Prices start from $2800 and include all meals and transfers. Exclude accommodation on land and airfares.
See our cruise itinerary page for further details.
Get a group of people together and you can have your own private charter and we can tailor your cruise to suit your interests. Private charters from $65,000 for 6 nights/7 days. If you need to store your caravan, car or camper we can store it our yard free of charge.
Call and talk to the owners Doug and Shell, 7 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week. Call us today on (08) 9193 7650 or email: email@example.com