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 >

– THE KIMBERLEY –

Rowley Shoals & Kimberley Coast

Rowley Shoals & Kimberley Coast

10 Days / 9 Nights

Broome to Broome

From AU$17,995pp

The Kimberley & Australia’s Far North

Rowley Shoals & Kimberley Coast

Be one of the lucky few to experience this wonderful destination

2025 DEPARTURES :
30 AUGUST | 8 SEPTEMBER*

REQUEST YOUR QUOTE

Flexible Expedition Itinerary
Experience the freedom of a flexible expedition itinerary, where the adventure unfolds in harmony with nature. Our itineraries adapt to tides and other environmental factors, ensuring an authentic exploration. Embrace the cultures, history and biodiversity of the remote areas we visit, guided by a team of expert guides who offer a dynamic and unforgettable journey tailored to the whims of the elements.

Discover the Rowley Shoals, located 260 kilometres west of Broome in the Timor Sea, regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkelling locations. The three coral atolls of Mermaid, Clerke and Imperieuse Reefs rise, near vertical, from the surrounding crystal-clear waters on the edge of the continental shelf. Each atoll is approximately 80 to 90 square kilometres in size and contain shallow lagoons inhabited by a diverse array of corals and abundant marine life, ideal for exploration by snorkelers and scuba divers.

The 13,000km of remote isolated Kimberley coastline boasts more than 2,600 islands and is home to the oldest continuous culture on earth, the world’s largest living reptile, the only two ‘Horizontal Falls’ on the planet, the world’s largest inshore reef, extensive undisturbed mangrove forests, wild rivers, important seabird and marine turtle breeding colonies and the largest population of migrating humpback whales on the planet. It is a national biodiversity hotspot and listed in the top 3.7% of least impacted marine environments worldwide.

Expedition Highlights:

  • Sail to the Rowley Shoals, home to pristine coral lagoons and an abundance of marine life.
  • Swim and snorkel in the clear tropical waters of the Rowley Shoals.
  • Discover the pristine beaches and remarkable scenery of the Buccaneer archipelago.
  • View the unique tidal phenomenon of the ‘Horizontal Falls’ in Talbot Bay.
  • Experience the wonder of the power of the tides at Montgomery Reef, the world’s largest inshore reef system.
  • Visit Western Australia’s Largest Green turtle rookery at the Lacepede Islands.
  • From July to September witness the largest population of migrating humpback whales on the planet.
  • The Kimberley is a national biodiversity hotspot, listed in the top 3.7% of least impacted marine environments worldwide.

*Denotes Chairwoman, Sarina Bratton’s hosted Voyage.

Cabin Options | Suites & Staterooms

Pearl Suite | 27m2 inc balcony

Fares from AU$28,995pp

What’s included?

Horizon Suite | 20m2 inc balcony

Fares from AU$23,495pp

What’s included?

Ocean Stateroom | 18m2

Fares from AU$19,495pp

What’s included?

Ocean Twin Stateroom | 16m2

Fares from AU$17,995pp

What’s included?

Your Itinerary | Rowley Shoals & Kimberley Coast 

DAY

1

Embarkation | Broome, Western Australia

Often referred to as the pearl of North West Australia, Broome is Western Australia’s coastal gateway to the magnificent wilderness region of the Kimberley. It’s also home to the world-famous white sands of Cable Beach, making it one of the State’s most popular holiday destinations. Situated 2,240 km (1,390 mi) north of Perth with a permanent population estimated at 14,436, growing to over 45,000 per month during the tourist season.

PASPALEY PEARL will be alongside the wharf in Broome.

DAYS

2-5

Rowley Shoals

Regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkelling locations, the Rowley Shoals lie 260 kilometres west of Broome in the Timor Sea. The three coral atolls of Mermaid, Clerke and Imperieuse Reefs rise, near vertical, from the surrounding crystal clear waters on the edge of the continental shelf. Each atoll is approximately 80 to 90 square kilometres in size and contain shallow lagoons inhabited by a diverse array of corals and abundant marine life, ideal for exploration by snorkelers and scuba divers. To take full advantage of the location, PASPALEY PEARL will spend three and a half days at the Rowley shoals.

DAY

6

Sea Day

A day spent at sea provides an ideal opportunity for contemplation, allowing you to reminisce about the extraordinary moments shared with fellow adventurers. Take a moment for yourself to savour the rare tranquillity of the open sea and connect with your expedition team to discover exciting upcoming adventures on the horizon.

DAYS

7-8

Collier Bay & Camden Sound

Located in one of the remotest regions of Australia, with no road access and the nearest town over 250 kilometres away, the stunningly rugged Collier Bay and Camden Sound are home to the second largest tides in the world. This ebb and flow of the tide has shaped the ancient landscape into a breathtaking vista and created unique tidal phenomena such as Horizontal Falls (Garaanngaddim). The region is of cultural significance to the Dambeemangarddee, a saltwater people who have been living along the coast for many thousands of years. Their culture and connection to the environment has evolved with an inherent association to these tidal movements. The rich marine environment is also home to the world’s largest inshore reef system, Montgomery Reef (Yowjab) and each year the world’s largest population of migrating humpback whales visit the region.

The region is best known for the iconic destinations of Horizontal Falls (Garaanngaddim), Montgomery Reef (Yowjab), Raft Point (Ngumbree) and Freshwater Cove (Wijingarra Bard Bard).

There are many other destinations inaccessible to larger vessels including Sampson Inlet, Hall Point, Red Cone Creek, Sapphire Falls, Ruby Falls, Sale River, Walcott Inlet, Prior Point and Langgi.

DAY

9

The Lacepede Islands

The Lacepede Islands are Western Australia’s most important breeding habitat for Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas), and have been named by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The breeding colony of Brown Boobies is possibly the largest in the world. Up to 20,000 Roseate Terns have also been recorded here. Other birds breeding on the islands include Masked Boobies, Australian Pelicans, Lesser Frigatebirds, Eastern Reef Egrets, Silver Gulls, Crested, Bridled and Lesser Crested Terns, Common Noddies, Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers. Join your expedition team for a guided zodiac tour to view the prolific wildlife.

DAY

10

Disembarkation | Broome, Western Australia

Often referred to as the pearl of North West Australia, Broome is Western Australia’s coastal gateway to the magnificent wilderness region of the Kimberley. It’s also home to the world-famous white sands of Cable Beach, making it one of the State’s most popular holiday destinations. Situated 2,240 km (1,390 mi) north of Perth with a permanent population estimated at 14,436, growing to over 45,000 per month during the tourist season.

PASPALEY PEARL will be alongside the wharf in Broome.

Pre & Post Voyage Packages | Experience more in the Kimberley

Starting from $3,795

Speak to our Yacht Concierge for more information.

Broome Stay

Enjoy lunch, guided tour and a private sunset welcome dinner on Cable Beach.

Bungle Bungles (Purnululu)

Includes private charter flights, accommodation at Savannah Lodge and guided walks.

El Questro

Discover El Questro Wilderness Park on escorted tours including private charter flights.

Ord River Experience

Cruise the spectacular Ord River and relax over a riverside lunch.

Sign up to our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news from PASPALEY PEARL by PONANT.

You have Successfully Subscribed!