IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

Local Culture

Once in a lifetime experiences >

GUIDED BY THE BEST

Expedition Experts

Truly memorable experiences >

AMAZING LOCATIONS

Remote Fishing

From beginner to serious angler >

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

Pearl Cultivation

Witness this amazing process >

DISCOVER MORE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES >

Where will your sense of adventure take you next?

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT

Kimberley & Far North

April to October 2025 >

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT

Papua New Guinea

October to December 2025 >

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT

East Indonesia

January to March 2025 >

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR VOYAGES >
THE KIMBERLEY

The Kimberley You Haven’t Seen – Northbound

10 Nights | Broome to Wyndham/Darwin

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Sepik River Secrets

10 Nights | Madang to Madang

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Islands & Cultures of Papua New Guinea

10 Nights | Cairns to Madang

INDONESIA

Raja Ampat and The Spice Islands

12 Nights | Dili to Dili

BROWSE ALL ITINERARIES >
THE SHIP

The magnificent PASPALEY PEARL

The newest ship in the region >

CUISINE

Modern Locally-Inspired Cuisine

Learn about onboard gastronomy >

LUXURY

Classic yet contemporary comforts

Feels like home away from home >

SLEEP

15 Staterooms &
Suites

Hosting a maximum of 30 guests >

LEARN MORE ABOUT LIFE ABOARD PASPALEY PEARL >

– PASPALEY PEARL –

Life on Board

Classic yet contemporary

Designed to feel like your home away from home

Marrying PASPALEY’s heritage of over 80 years in the Kimberley and Northern Australia with PONANT’s 35-year history of luxury expedition travel, PASPALEY PEARL emerges as the embodiment of comfort and adventure.

Featuring 15 staterooms and suites and hosting a maximum of 30 guests per voyage, PASPALEY PEARL emerges as the newest and only boutique expedition motor yacht in the Kimberley with private balconies.

PUBLIC AREAS

The perfect place to relax while exploring

Main Dining, Lounge and Bar

Nestled on the Ocean Deck is our main dining area, lounge, and bar. As our skilled chefs craft your locally-inspired dinner, take a moment for a pre-dinner drink before being spoiled with the finest produce Australia has to offer. If you’re interested in exploring some of PASPALEY’s exquisite offerings, you’ll be delighted by their showcase of the world’s most beautiful pearls, available for purchase as a cherished memento of your time on board.

Outdoor Dining, Lounge and Bar

When journeying through the tropics, immersing yourself in the outdoors becomes essential. Indulge in breakfast and lunch daily within a relaxed yet refined setting. With two expansive dining tables and abundant lounges, relish the idea of dining amidst the natural surroundings you explore. Craving a refreshing drink after a day of exploration? Our friendly staff at the Outdoor Bar have you covered. The Outdoor Lounge doubles as the perfect space for afternoon briefings with your expedition team, ensuring you receive all the information needed for the following day’s adventure.

Sun Deck Lounge and Jacuzzi

Bask in the sunshine on the Sun Deck, furnished with sun beds, lounges, and an 8-person jacuzzi. Whether you prefer reading a book under the shelter of the protective shade cloth or engaging in conversations with newfound friends, the Sun Deck promises a haven of pure relaxation.

Sunset Lounge

Located ahead of the bridge, you can savour panoramic views rivaling those of the captain at the Sunset Lounge. Order a drink from one of the bars downstairs and relax as you witness some of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ve ever seen.

SUITES & STATEROOMS

A new standard in boutique expedition travel

Pearl Suite

27m2 Including balcony on the Horizon Deck

The Pearl Suite is sophisticated and meticulously crafted, complete with ample wardrobe space. It features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to a private balcony. Guests have the option of twin or king bedding. The suite boasts a spacious bathroom equipped with shower, heated floors, luxury amenities, and a hairdryer. For personalised comfort, there is individually-controlled air conditioning, along with international 240V sockets, USB charging points, and wall-mounted reading lamps for convenience. Entertainment is provided through a flat-screen TV with an on-demand entertainment system. Additionally, guests can enjoy complimentary and unlimited Wi-Fi, although its connectivity may vary depending on navigation and latitude.

Horizon Suite

20m2 Including balcony on the Horizon Deck

The Horizon Suite is an elegantly designed suite with a large wardrobe and the choice between twin or king bedding. Its most striking feature is the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony, offering a panoramic view. The suite includes a spacious bathroom with a shower, heated floors, luxury amenities, and a hairdryer. There’s individually-controlled air conditioning and international 240V sockets, USB charging points, and wall-mounted reading lamps are provided. Entertainment needs are catered for with a flat-screen TV and an on-demand entertainment system. Guests also enjoy complimentary and unlimited Wi-Fi, though connectivity may vary depending on navigation and latitude.

Ocean Stateroom

17.5 – 18m2 on the Ocean Deck

The Ocean Stateroom is a tastefully designed accommodation featuring a large wardrobe and the option of twin or king bedding. It boasts a spacious bathroom equipped with shower, heated floors, luxury amenities, and a hairdryer for added comfort. The stateroom also includes individually-controlled air conditioning, international 240V sockets, USB charging points, and wall-mounted reading lamps for convenience. Guests can enjoy entertainment through a flat-screen TV with an on-demand entertainment system. Additionally, complimentary and unlimited Wi-Fi is available, although its connectivity may vary based on navigation and latitude.

Ocean Twin Stateroom

16m2 on the Ocean Deck

The Ocean Twin Stateroom offers a blend of elegance and practical design, featuring a large wardrobe and the option of twin or king bedding. Guests can enjoy the comfort of a spacious bathroom equipped with shower, heated floors, luxury amenities, and a hairdryer. For convenience and comfort, the stateroom includes individually-controlled air conditioning, international 240V sockets, USB charging points, and wall-mounted reading lamps. Entertainment needs are met with a flat-screen TV paired with an on-demand entertainment system. Additionally, guests are provided with complimentary and unlimited Wi-Fi, although connectivity may vary based on navigation and latitude.

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.

ONBOARD DELIGHTS

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, barramundi, and French cheeses. 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 skilfully prepared dishes, served with precision by our dedicated team of professionals.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Safety and Sustainability

PASPALEY PEARL, a pinnacle of boutique maritime luxury, is a testament to innovation in expedition yacht cruising. Crafted by VARD, a Fincantieri Company, the vessel launched in October 2021, undergoing a meticulous refit in 2024 for heightened comfort and performance. Measuring 53.5 meters in length, with a beam of 11.2 metres and a draft of 3.4 metres, PASPALEY PEARL provides an intimate superyacht style retreat for 30 guests and a dedicated crew of 22. 

Powered by two main aft Azimuth propellers and a forward tunnel thruster, complemented by a single rudder and fin stabilisers, PASPALEY PEARL ensures impeccable manoeuvrability and stability. Safety is paramount, with two lifeboats and four purpose-designed exploration vessels. Embracing environmental responsibility, the vessel features an advanced wastewater treatment system, SOLAS certification and a fuel-efficient, quiet diesel-electric propulsion system. Catalytic inverters reduce NOX emissions by 90% and a heat recovery system provides hot water for showers and the galley.

PASPALEY PEARL uses a dynamic positioning system, enabling her to operate in sensitive seabed areas with no need for anchoring. Setting a new standard with cutting-edge technology and sustainability, we invite travellers on an unparalleled journey of exploration and comfort.

YOU’RE IN GREAT HANDS

Your Crew

Onboard PASPALEY PEARL, we proudly maintain a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.3, showcasing our unwavering dedication to providing outstanding service and individualised attention. Our team consists of 22 exceptionally qualified crew, including four expert expedition guides, ensuring an unmatched level of service for our 30 guests. From carefully curated expert-led excursions to personalised dining experiences, every facet of the guest journey is thoughtfully attended to. The integration of our expedition team within the crew underscores our commitment to enhancing your voyage with educational and immersive encounters with the natural world.

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