Tuesday 27 June 2017

Ahoy Buccaneers Kimberley cruise fares frozen for 2019

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UPDATE MARCH 2019: Ahoy Buccaneers ceases operations

Growing interest in the rugged Kimberley region has seen a big increase in the number of extended cruises offered by Ahoy Buccaneers which has also frozen fares on more than two-thirds of its sailings on its newly released 2019 program.

Specialising in affordable cruises through the Buccaneer and Bonaparte islands, Ahoy Buccaneers has just released its 2019 cruise program, which includes seven instead of four of its popular, 13-day, round-trip Buccaneer and Bonaparte cruises from Broome.

There will also be six 13-day, one-way voyages between Broome and Wyndham and 12 seven-day, round-trip sailings from Broome, with Ahoy Buccaneers pegging 2019 fares for these 18 cruises at 2018 levels

“We’ve seen a demand for longer, more extensive explorations of the wild Kimberly coastal region, which is twice the size of Victoria,” owner Shelley Gould said. “Because we’re more affordable, it makes the region more accessible for more people seeking untouched horizons.”

Ahoy’s guests will travel on board the 25-passenger motor yacht, ‘Oceanic’, which provides an intimate and relaxed experience, enabling travel to many secluded locations that larger vessels cannot reach. Beginning in Broome, the 13-day Buccaneer and Bonaparte cruise will sail through the Buccaneer archipelago, visiting secluded beaches, river inlets and the Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay – described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest wonders of the natural world”. Guests will have the chance to swim in fresh water swimming holes, cast a line, collect black lipped oysters off the rock, hike, spot wildlife, examine indigenous rock art or just relax in the onboard spa.

The journey will then continue to the Bonaparte Archipelago, where highlights include Camden Sound – home to 22,000 humpback whales - the largest population of humpbacks in the world. Other wildlife such as dugongs, sea turtles and dolphins can also be spotted in the waters as the yacht cruises on to the pristine sands of Hanover Beach. The thundering Kings Cascades Waterfalls on the Prince Regent River provide a memorable climax to the trip as guests watch the fresh water cascade over the ancient terraced rock formations.

The 13-day Bonaparte and Buccaneer Archipelago cruises are available from $4400 per person (including for solos) in a swag under the stars and from $5500 per person in a cabin, twin-share, or if sharing with another solo passenger.

Of the 25 sailings available from February to November, 2019, 18, or 72 per cent, will offer fares frozen at 2018 levels. These include the seven-day Buccaneer Archipelago cruise from $2200 per person (including for solos) in a beach swag and $2800 per person in a cabin and the 13-day one-way sailings between Broome and Wyndham from $4400 in a swag and $5500 in a cabin.

Fares include fresh cuisine during the cruise and daily excursions as well as local transfers. Call Ahoy Buccaneers on 08 9193 7650 or visit www.ahoybuccaneers.com.au

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