Once a pearling vessel from the Paspaley fleet this beautifully remastered and stylishly renovated masterpiece now graces the coast once more, only this time to carry small groups of adventures to some of the most amazing parts of the Kimberley. Guests on board the KIMBERLEY PEARL enjoy fine foods sourced from the bountiful waters of the Kimberley, matched by glorious sunrises and sunsets. Three purpose built tender vessels provide the best means to see the Kimberley sights, whether you chose to visit the ancient rock art sites or try your luck at hooking up a legendary Barramundi. Kimberley Pearl offers cruises that depart from & return to Cape Leveque. Your booking includes light aircraft return flights out of Broome & landing at the Cape. For more information please ask the locals in Broome at Compare Kimberley Cruises.
Formerly a vessel of the famed Paspaley Pearls modern pearl lugger fleet.
Registered as B57, the Dalumba, as she was named, worked the pearl shell grounds off Eighty Mile Beach and at Compass Rose. Teams of six divers would drift across the shell beds, collecting pinctada Maxima for the purposes of surface cultivated Australian South Sea pearl farming.
The region where your cruising takes place is ideal for growing out the cultured pearl. The Dalumba would transport seeded shell to Kuri Bay or Talbot bay where they remain for 2 years to grow before returning to be harvested by pearl technicians.
Guests enjoy fine food sourced from the bountiful waters of the Kimberley, matched by glorious sunrises and sunsets. You're the main act, backed by rugged coastal cliffs, hidden rainforest and thick mangrove shorelines.
Sit back and relax or take up one of the many activities available aboard or onshore. The crew will provide an array of fishing equipment and fishing advice, and you can choose to fish hidden lumps or the many tributaries emptying into bays.
Our three tenders (dinghies) will ferry guests ashore where you can explore the waterways, hillsides and coastal fringes. We advise guests to stay alert in these waters as the crocodiles are watching our every move.
For those joining us on extended cruise itineraries, there is capacity to sleep twelve guests comfortably and we can easily accommodate up to 70 guests for a full or half day charter event.
The vessel boasts six air-conditioned cabins, 1 on the upper deck, 2 on the main deck and a further 3 below. All with modern ensuites, aircon and storage and there are extra shower and washroom facilities on the main deck. When relaxing, enjoy the spacious galley and comfortable seating area. Wide lounge seating is also positioned on the foredeck of the upper deck.
The vessel boasts six air-conditioned cabins, 1 on the upper deck, 2 on the main deck and a further 3 below. All with modern ensuites, aircon and storage and there are extra shower and washroom facilities on the main deck.