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Red Sky Cruises

Here in the Kimberley we believe that exploring nature should not mean sacrificing the finer things in life. That is why Red Sky at Night’s award-winning boutique cruises cater for only two couples at a time, and come with world class gourmet cuisine, superb Australian wines and a welcome as warm as the weather.

Explore unnamed islands, collect oysters on deserted beaches, swim in the rainforest waterfalls and see dolphins, whales and crocodiles in their natural habitat – all from the comfort of our spacious catamaran “Red Sky at Night.”

The Kimberley coast – Australia’s most exciting, interesting and remote waterway. Join ‘Red Sky at Night’ for this exclusive and fantastic journey with the perfect formula of travelling, exploring, boating and fishing filled with new adventures and discoveries each day. Whet your curiosity on the botany, biology, geology, tides and history of this amazing place.

Leave the crowds behind and experience the magic of the Kimberley – the Red Sky way.

Our scheduled cruises offer a range of options and we also tailor cruises to suit.
Exploration cruise – 7 day/6 night $6,940 per person includes seaplane flight from and return to Broome
Adventure Cruise – 11 day/10 night $11,900 per person includes seaplane and charter flight, helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls. Departure and return either Broome or Kununurra
Northern Adventure Cruise – 11 day/10 night plus 2 nights at Faraway Bay, includes charter flights plus helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls. Departure and return from Kununurra or El Questro.

Touring Options

RedSky Design-a-Cruise

Would you like to explore the Kimberley coastline with an itinerary specifically tailored just to suit you? Maybe a birthday celebration or a honeymoon. Perhaps, we need to design a cruise to suit your budget or you just want to ‘get away’.

Red Sky Cruises are extremely flexible and willing to help you formulate the best ever cruise.

Join us aboard ‘Red Sky at Night’, a motor-sailing catamaran, ideally suited for luxury live-aboard in this remote region of Western Australia.

Honeymoon: Make ‘Red Sky’ your own. We will design an exclusive cruise – just for the newlyweds – to give you time to enjoy each others company combined with fine dining, adventurous activities and spectacular surroundings

Birthday: Who needs a reason for a party? Birthdays can be a good excuse to book one of our scheduled cruises as a present. We can also cater for larger parties by working in partnership with a new houseboat to be introduced to the Kimberley. While 2 couples are accommodated on Red Sky, the others can sleep aboard the houseboat, joining us aboard for day excursions.

Getaway: Need a short escape to rid yourself of all those stresses! There are times during the season where we are not fully booked and are happy to modify our departure dates and duration of cruises to suit a quick ‘getaway’. We will recommend the best tides and itinerary to take advantage of a shorter time available. We will once again offer our special 3 night ‘gourmet cruises’ during October for those with limited time.

Budgeted: Tell us how much you have budgeted for a holiday cruising the Kimberley coast and we will design an itinerary to make the most of your holiday dollar – you may even find a few extras thrown in.

Contact us and you will be surprised at what we can do for you.

Kimberley Exploration Cruise 7 day / 6 night

Seven days / six nights aboard ‘Red Sky at Night’ – the only charter vessel in the Kimberley to cater for just two couples
Ideal for Kimberley adventurers to combine with a land based tour or for those travellers with limited time. A relaxing cruise but with many activities – less time travelling and more time to explore and experience the diversity of the Kimberley coastline. Fly in and out by seaplane with the cruise departing from and returning to Strickland Bay or Horizontal Waterfalls
Visit the Buccaneer Archipelago, Horizontal Waterfalls, and Yampi Sound with the iron ore mining islands of Cockatoo and Koolan, Strickland Bay with its history of the early pearling days. Visit waterfalls with clear streams, a rainforest with warm pool and waterfall, deserted beaches and isolated islands with amazing rock formations. Experience the massive tidal forces of Whirlpool Pass and the Horizontal Waterfalls and see the effect of a falling tide creating a reef waterfall. Reef walking to see the myriad forms of coral and reef life
See nature up close with dolphins swimming, whale watching (in season), visiting crocodiles, fish feeding, turtles and much more, even the occasional dugong in the distance.
Activities include fishing, oyster collecting and mud crabbing along with swimming, beach walking, exploring and tender excursions to view the magnificent scenery.
World class meals based on the day’s catch are served with a selection from the extensive wine list. A gourmet’s delight.

Kimberley Adventure Cruise 11 day / 10 night

Cruising the Kimberley coastline between Yampi Sound and the Hunter River is a true adventure.
The adventure includes a seaplane flight between Broome and the Buccaneer Archipelago; a helicopter flight between the Hunter River and the Mitchell Plateau with a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls; a fixed wing charter flight between the Mitchell Plateau and a choice of Broome, Kununurra or El Questro.

Cruise to the Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay and the Horizontal Waterfalls, Yampi Sound with the iron ore mining islands of Cockatoo and Koolan, Montgomery Reed, Raft Point and the Sale River, Deception Bay and Kuri Bay; historic Camden Harbour and the graves on Sheep Island; the untouched Prince Regent River Nature Reserve and Kings Cascades; Careening Bay and the Hunter River.

Visit waterfalls with clear streams, rainforests, deserted beaches and isolated islands with amazing rock formations. Experience the massive tidal forces of the Horizontal Waterfalls and cascading reef as the tide recedes, aboriginal art sites, gorges and historic sites.
See nature up close with dolphins swimming, whale watching (in season), visiting crocodiles, fish feeding, turtles and much more, even the occasional dugong in the distance.
Activities include fishing, oyster collecting and mud crabbing along with swimming, beach walking, exploring and tender excursions to view the magnificent scenery.
World class meals based on the day’s catch are served with a selection from the extensive wine list. A gourmet’s delight.

Kimberley Northern Adventure Cruise 11day/10night +2nights at Faraway Bay

This new cruise has been designed to provide an intimate exploration of the northern part of the Kimberley Coast and take advantage of the end of the wet season to experience the majestic King George Falls at it’s best. Lots of other waterfalls and freshwater swimming locations plus Barramundi fishing in the Drysdale and Mitchell Rivers
The tidal range is less here than further south but still has an enormous impact on the timing and content of the cruise. There are many beautiful sandy beaches to explore along with particularly good birdwatching. The rock art viewed is an important part of this cruise and whilst mainly the Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) there are also instances of Wandjina art.
This is a 10 night cruise plus a further two nights accommodation at The Bush Camp, Faraway Bay, another award-winning Kimberley product, to complement the cruise.
Transfers are from and return to Kununurra and include a charter flight from/to Faraway Bay, a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.and charter flight from/to Mitchell Plateau.

Activites and Experiences at Red Sky Cruises

  • National Tourism Accreditation Program
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  • Public phone
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  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Honeymoon
  • Hunting
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Outback
  • Rainforest
  • Reef
  • Relaxation Leisure
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  • Romance
  • Soft Adventure
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
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  • World Heritage
  • English
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  • Adult Getaway
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