Save up to $1320 per couple on Kimberly cruise this October – Book by September 24, 2017
Ahoy Buccaneers, which specialises in low-cost Kimberly cruises, is offering a last-minute, 20 per cent discount on three Kimberley cruises this October, with savings of up to $1320 per couple available for bookings made by September 24, 2017.
The three cruises are seven-day, round-trip sailings from Broome through the Buccaneer Archipelago in the wild and remote Kimberly region of Western Australia. Departures aboard Ahoy Buccaneer’s 25-guest motor yacht, Oceanic, are available on October 2, 9 and 30, 2017.
Offering an alternative to traditional cruises, Ahoy Buccaneers takes guests into areas inaccessible to large ships as they explore the rugged cliffs, remote coves, secluded beaches, spectacular waterfalls and pristine waters of the coast.
The itinerary includes Montgomery Reef, Ruby Falls, Steep Island, Silica Beach and the rushing tides of Horizontal Falls – described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest wonders of the natural world”.
In contrast to large, luxury ships, Oceanic offers nature lovers and adventure seekers a ‘barefoot casual’ experience with an intimate and relaxed atmosphere onboard and the opportunity for guests to help fish for dinner or sail the boat with the captain. Because of its small size, Oceanic is able to anchor much closer to the shore than other vessels, with daily excursions that include fishing, swimming in fresh waterholes, beach combing, exploring aboriginal art, beach camp fires and hiking in some of the remotest parts of the Kimberley.
Including the 20 per cent discount for new bookings made by September 24, the three seven-day cruises on October 2, 9 and 30, 2017, are available from:
- $1600 per person (including for solos) in a deluxe beach swag – a saving of $400 per person
- $2000 per person, twin-share, in a double or twin-bed cabin – a saving of $500 per person
- $2640 per person, twin-share, in a double cabin with ensuite – a saving of $660 per person
Solo travellers can escape the single supplement by sleeping on the beach under the stars in a deluxe swag or sharing a twin bed cabin with another same-gender solo passenger.
Fares include meals during the cruise and daily excursions as well as local transfers.
Book before September 24 by calling Ahoy Buccaneers on 08 9193 7650
Quotes from Shelley Gould – co-owner of Ahoy Buccaneers, which offers low-cost motor yacht cruises along the Kimberley coast.
“Growing parallel to the growth of big ship cruising is the growing popularity of small-ship voyages, especially along the Australian coast. We’re finding that as more Australians become seasoned cruisers, many – particularly nature lovers – are seeking more intimate, unique and authentic ways to explore our beautiful coastline by ship. Small ship operators are adding more sailings to keep up with demand as we have done at Ahoy Buccaneers on the Kimberley coast between Broome to Prince Regent on the Buccaneer and Bonaparte 13 day Cruise.
“On a big cruise liner, passengers immerse themselves in the attractions of the ship but on a smaller vessel, passengers become guests – even friends – and they immerse themselves in the scenery – largely because smaller boats can closer to the coastline than lager boats. For instance, on our Kimberley cruises, our 26-guest motor yacht can get right into the channel of the magnificent Montgomery Reef and right into the heart of rugged and remote Silvergull Cove – places larger vessels can’t get close to. In wild and pristine places, it’s very special to experience the raw magic with just a handful of fellow cruise guests instead of hundreds or thousands of passengers on a large liner. For instance, on some nights, we set up a campfire dinner for guests on a deserted beach along the Kimberley cruise. Exclusive experiences like this are unforgettable.
“Aboard small ships, the crew become your friends – they know you by name and remember your favourite drinks and preferences – and it‘s easier to make friends with other guests. With less regimentation and no queuing or crowding, there’s also a more relaxed ambience aboard a smaller vessel. Guests start to feel like it’s their boat – they have a sense of ownership and pride in their floating home. At Ahoy Buccaneers, our vessel is small enough to offer spontaneity. Our itinerary is flexible – we go where the best weather and wildlife are – and we invite guests to help us fish and sail the vessel – this sense of barefoot freedom and soft adventure is only possible on a smaller vessel where the experiences are more real and personal. As Australian cruisers become more discerning, more cruise operators will offer this style of bespoke cruising.”
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