Immersive Experiences

Exclusive to Paspaley Pearl by Ponant

Pearl Cultivation

Indulge in the epitome of luxury as we grant you insider access to one of Paspaley’s operational pearl farms nestled along the pristine Kimberley coast. Witness the artistry of pearl cultivation as you learn about the intricate craftsmanship of Australia’s largest and most esteemed pearling company.


Local Cultural Encounters

As you journey through the captivating regions in which we travel, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of local cultures that are as diverse as the landscapes they inhabit. In The Kimberley, witness the majestic ancient rock art, a testament to the enduring legacy of First Nations people. Arnhem Land offers a unique opportunity to engage with traditional communities, where storytelling and artistry reveal a deep connection to the land. Papua New Guinea’s vibrant festivals and intricate rituals will mesmerise you, showcasing a kaleidoscope of customs and traditional dress. Lastly, the hidden gems of East Indonesia unveil a world where time-honoured traditions and nature exist in harmony. Each destination promises an authentic and enriching experience, inviting you to not just observe but to participate in the timeless rituals and customs that define these remarkable cultures. Join us for an unforgettable journey where luxury meets the heart of local heritage.

True Expedition Travel

Expedition Experts

Carrying on from PONANT’s long history as the world leader in luxury expedition travel, every PASPALEY PEARL itinerary is enhanced by the presence of our expert expedition team. Comprising four seasoned naturalist guides, each with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for exploration, the team is an integral part of your journey. These guides bring the wonders of the natural world to life, offering insightful, engaging narratives that enrich your understanding and appreciation of the destinations visited. With their expertise, you’re not just observing; you’re fully immersed in the environment, wildlife, and local cultures. Our naturalist guides are not only your educators but also your companions in discovery, ensuring that each moment aboard is as enlightening as it is luxurious.


Modern Locally-Inspired Cuisine

Indulge in a captivating fusion of exquisite locally-inspired cuisine paired with rare seafood sourced from the Kimberley region, featuring delicacies such as pearl meat, northern prawns and barramundi. Our menus designed by the famed Serge Dansereau (formally of Bathers Pavilion) will be influenced by the daily catch of wild fish, ensuring a diverse culinary experience that also showcases premium Australian meats. Savour the artistry of simple, yet elegant, and skillfully prepared dishes, served with precision by our dedicated team of professionals.

Remote Fishing at its best

The Kimberley’s best fishing spots

Enjoy an unforgettable fishing adventure in the pristine waters of the Kimberley. Under the guidance of our knowledgeable expedition guides, explore the rich marine life that thrives in this untouched wilderness.

Our fully stocked inventory of equipment and comfortable Exploration Vessels ensure a seamless and enjoyable time fishing in some of the Kimberley’s best fishing spots. Whether you’re casting your line for the first time or seeking out a wild Barramundi, the breathtaking backdrop of the Kimberley’s rugged coastline and pristine waters provide the perfect setting for a memorable fishing escapade.

PASPALEY PEARL by PONANT is committed to marine stewardship and as part of our responsible travel philosophy, we will be fishing sustainably. We aim to fish from ‘sea to plate’, ensuring we only catch what we will eat on board. By abiding by all fishing rules and regulations and only taking what we will eat, we are keeping the marine ecosystem healthy and thriving in the places we visit.

Snorkel & Swim

Snorkel & Swim

Our expeditions take you on a captivating journey through some of the planet’s most stunning marine locales. Explore the vibrant coral reefs of Papua New Guinea, boasting a mesmerising variety of marine life. Experience the exhilaration of snorkelling alongside majestic whale sharks in East Indonesia. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system on Earth, featuring an impressive display of colourful coral gardens and diverse aquatic species. Venture to the Rowley Shoals in the Kimberley, where pristine and vibrant coral ecosystems await your discovery. Each destination promises a unique and unforgettable underwater experience, showcasing the world’s most breathtaking aquatic landscapes.

shore visits in safety and comfort

Exploration Vessels

Step aboard our Exploration Vessels, custom-crafted to blend comfort with the thrill of exploration. With a total of four onboard, each vessel, complete with a sun-protective roof and accommodating up to eight guests, offers a comfortable yet adventurous experience. The innovative fold-out front platform transforms your adventure into one of ease and luxury. This thoughtful design reduces the need for wet landings, and makes fishing in the Kimberley so much easier, enhancing your comfort throughout the journey.

Our Exploration Vessels are your passport to the aquatic splendours in destinations such as Papua New Guinea and East Indonesia. Immerse yourself in snorkelling and swimming adventures, where the mysteries of the ocean await your discovery.


Private Charter

Whether you wish to host a corporate or incentive group, special interest group, or are wanting to celebrate a special occasion in a classic yet contemporary environment that expresses timeless luxury, PASPALEY PEARL establishes a new benchmark for private yacht charters.

Exclusively designed for an intimate gathering of 30 guests, PASPALEY PEARL offers 15 staterooms and suites that can be configured twin share. The yacht features both indoor and outdoor dining options, lounges equipped with large presentation screens, and generous deck space, allowing your guests to relish in the breathtaking surroundings.

An exclusive charter experience awaits aboard the newest boutique expedition motor yacht in the region, reshaping the landscape of expedition travel.