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2014 Cruises

We have complete faith in Lennie as captain of Discovery One and would happily cruise again. I love the relaxed atmosphere and the fun of joining in all the activities, as well as the quiet times of simply enjoying the ride. What a wonderful trip! Well done everyone for making it so memorable.

Lyn Munday & John Wood
2014

We are back home after a fabulous 14 days on Discovery One. Everything was great, the weather beautiful. The crew were most obliging and friendly. We especially enjoyed our time with Lennie and Tamra – they head a great team and made our cruise all the more special. Please ensure that they receive our heartfelt thanks for a job well done. Anyway, thank you for giving us the opportunity to undertake the cruise and for your patience and attention to our many questions prior to booking. We will certainly be talking to friends about the trip and hopefully this will flow on to further bookings for you.

Judy & Graham Brown
2014

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our recent waterfall cruise with you. Special thanks also to Jill for organizing everything. The seaplane flight from Kununurra was wonderful, (great views of the flooded river system) and landing on the Berkeley River, what a beautiful setting. We all enjoyed the cruise, the crew were very obliging, nothing was too much trouble, and the scenery was superb. Once again thank you to everyone who made our trip so memorable.

Robyn and Colin Armstrong
2014

We are still in a post-cruise happy daze and busy sharing our photos and experiences with everyone. We had a wonderful time on board Discovery One and managed to tick almost all the items on our wish list. Everything was great, including the crew. Lenny really loves the Kimberley and loves to share all the wonderful scenic places with his passengers, and we loved his dry sense of humour.

Geraldine & Derek Collins
2014

Overall, an outstanding holiday. Highly recommended. I will not forget it. The personalised nature of the cruise engenders a wonderful sense of camaraderie amongst the passengers. This helped make it such a wonderful trip! Thank you.

Steve & Gail Ormond
2014

We would like to say thank you for the most wonderful experience. I am trying to tell others how amazing it all was, and words do not suffice. It was an interesting, friendly, happy, joyous holiday. The passengers and crew all connected and we were so well looked after by a crew that is so delightful. The journey itself and the many trips off the boat were thrilling and riveting on so many fronts; the trips, the places, the commentaries, the explorations and the sharing. The rooms were comfy and we had all that we needed. Thank you with all of our hearts for the greatest experience of a holiday we have ever had.

Tracy & Wally Fleming
2014

This is our second time on the Kimberley coastline and we have enjoyed it again. I hope this will not be the last and Discovery One would be my choice again. The crew members were all great; nothing was any trouble to them to oblige. Great memories!

Stephanie & Patrick Nield
2014

The highlights of this cruise were the efficiency and friendliness of the crew who ensured that all the passengers enjoyed the most friendly and harmonious time together. Also wonderful views, scenery, art, history; and Lennie tried so hard to tell us all about it. Best holiday ever! We will be telling all of our friends!

Howard & Anne Charles
2014

We have enjoyed an AMAZING time on Discovery One and wanted to relay to you our appreciation for the endless attention given to each passenger by the staff. If it were not for their kindness and?welcoming and attention to detail, the cruise would not have been as memorable.

Bob & Suzanne Huggett
2014

Just a wonderful cruise. Never got bored in 13 days. This region is full of new wonders and the service , led by Lennie, was amazing and a credit to the company. The tender vessels were excellent and provided a very stable entry and exit.

Geoff Whitehouse
2014

Enjoyed every moment; good food, good company and amazing experiences. Discovery One is not a large boat but could always find places onboard for a quiet moment to take it all in at times. We have nothing but praise for the wonderful staff who combine professionalism with a relaxed and casual approach. Thank you!

Jakalyn & Gary Holloway
2014

Originally I was concerned about the lack of an en-suite bathroom but it turned out not to be a problem. It has been spot on to be with such a great group who tolerated Kiwis. We had great fun and lots of laughs. You Aussies haven’t been too bad after all! Normally in such a group there will be one who gets on your G-String but none appeared! Alas, I may have been the one!

Bob Stevenson
2014

There were wonderful locations that Lennie weaved into the itinerary. He is to be commended for his local knowledge, both in navigating and sight seeing locations that made our trip. The highlights of the cruise were the Bradshaw paintings, King Cascade Falls and the Horizontal Falls.; also the way the crew created such a relaxing holiday.

Malcolm & Karen MacKenzie
2014

We are sadly now back at home after the most amazing trip aboard Discovery One. We were, once again, made to feel at home with the great crew and of course the skipper of all skippers – Lenny. He surprised us with being in different locations to that of our 1st cruise and, although we were in the same areas, he found different anchorages which leant a whole new perspective for us. We didn’t at all feel that we were repeating the 1st trip. We had a very comfy cabin, wonderful food and service that couldn’t be faltered. If you ever want us to participate in any new ventures that you may discover please do not hesitate to contact us. Once again, thank you so very much for allowing us to experience the Kimberley once again but, as before, it has left us wanting more.

Edwina & Peter Best
2014

2013 Cruises

An excellent Cruise! The crew were very professional. I will be telling all my friends to sign on. Thank you for a great time.

George Bolin
2013

No complaints – only praise and thanks to all for a very enjoyable, safe and informative experience, while being well nourished and rested! Keep up sharing your passion (Captain) Lennie!

Margaret Clough
2013

Our cruise was made so much better due to the passion that Lennie shows for the Kimberley. No boring tour guide quotes from the Captain. Instead of paying passengers, we felt like one big family!

Nick & Lisa Minutello
2013

I suggest that you not change a thing! Everything was what I had heard about and more. The crew were fantastic, full of happiness, smiles and great information. We will never forget this trip. Thank you all so much!

Glenda & Allan Pearce
2013

Thank you for organising a fantastic cruise for our 35th wedding anniversary, and thanks to the crew for spoiling us rotten every day!

Sue & Alan Spinks
2013

We’re glad our research found this excellent cruise. The highlights were the coastal scenery, waterfalls, rock pools and beaches, also abundant well cooked food, cheerful staff and well stocked bar. Relaxed atmosphere and lots of information.

Peter & Elizabeth Spice
2013

The crew were appropriately laid-back for this type of cruise. Loved them! They were all easy going, super-friendly, very helpful and efficient.

Dawn & Gerry Gilchrist
2013

Couldn’t have asked for a better trip. Thanks to Lennie for your expert navigation and to all the crew?for your outstanding service and for making our holiday so much fun!

Richard & Janet Hillhouse
2013

The crew were all knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They gave careful and caring assistance, ?especially on and off the tenders for those who needed help. The boat was very clean and tidy. Well done!

Michael & Connie Carter
2013

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the cruise – the scenery, experiences, new friendships, good service and the food. Loved learning new card games! This trip was an early 60th birthday present for Robert, something he has dreamed of doing for many years, and it fully lived up to and exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

Robert & Dianne Tilley
2013

Well what can we say; our Kimberley cruise August 12 to August 27 was sensational. We cannot fault a thing. Thank you Kimberley Discovery Cruises and thank you Jill for all the hard work you put into it and the organising of all our travel arrangements. The crew headed by Captain Lenny were first class and nothing was too much trouble, we were looked after in a very professional, special, relaxing and friendly manner. True luxurious holiday, even the crocs and sharks gave us entertainment.

Sue and Russell Hardy
2013

The cruise was above expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The crew were efficient kind and helpful at all times, and the chef was excellent. All meals were very good. We were also lucky to have a lovely group of fellow passengers.

Bruno & Neva Ast
2013

An excellent crew and good food made for a fabulous cruise in perfect weather. It was over too quickly!

John & Rhonda Oravainen
2013

I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone who loves the adventure of exploring a beautiful and rugged coast with a competent and attentive crew who will make the experience one to cherish! The boat has great character and Captain Lennie’s love of the Kimberley is apparent in the way he shares his knowledge, enthusing others to also love ‘his’ Kimberley.

Phil Tickle
2013

 

2012 cruise season

'Just wanted to let you know we had an absolutely wonderful trip with Kimberley one. Loved it all and will be recommending it. The Crew were all terrific and the food lived up to Tracy's reputation. A fabulous experience. Everything went as smooth as silk with all the arrangements. Admin perfect.  Well done.'
Susan & Doug

'Thank you for organising a wonderful cruise - we could not have wished for anything more - it was perfect for us. Lenny and Tracy were the best possible hosts/guides etc.'
Anne and Richard Lockwood

'I returned from a wonderful trip on Discovery One a few weeks ago.  I am sorry that it has taken me so long to write! I had a fantastic time...everything was wonderful.  The vivid reds in the rocks, the beautiful colour of the sea, the several sightings of whales and the many voyages out in the boats, travelling along lovely creeks and mangroves and the great and plentiful food made the trip such a wonderful experience.  I have long wanted to see this amazing country and, many thanks to Richard Fox, I now know what a beautiful area of Australia this is.  Thankyou for all the arrangements and for sending the new calendar. Please pass my thanks on to all concerned.'
Shelley Royal

'What a trip,  by about day 7 it seemed that perhaps we could just continue to wander in this magnificent place, visiting more bays, creeks, waterfall and billabongs.  We had a wonderful journey.  My thanks to you all for a super holiday with a unique group of people in a singularly unique area.'
Maurice Field

'Just a quick note to thank you for one of the best organised tours we have ever been on. We had a great holiday, met some terrific people and thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip.  With sincere thanks again and in anticipation.'
Marion & Roger Searle

'We are home from our wonderful trip. And to express my gratitude to Len & Traci and their staff for the experience of a life time they afforded us.  I don’t think I can find enough words to express how great Len & Traci are. In the short time we were on the boat, they made it feel like home for us and that we were off on a wonderful adventure together. Nothing was ever to much trouble and our every need was catered to.  Many thanks again.'
Thea & Bill Weekes

'We really enjoyed our adventure on Discovery One and I speak for the group when I say that it was a memorable holiday in all respects.  We will certainly recommend your company and cruises to others.'
Gillian Doyle

'I am writing not only to thank you for your marvellous service with our bookings but to voice our awe and wonder of the Kimberley.  Once again, thank you - you have a marvellous operation!'
Edwina & Peter Best

'It was a great tip; very relaxing, mild weather.  I thought everything ran smoothly.  I loved flying over the coast to Berkley River in the Paspaley sea plane, as they flew low & the windows were very clear & clean, so got some very good pics.
Mary

'Just wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely, wonderful holiday, we enjoyed every minute of every day.  The crew really looked after us and the boat was kept lovely and clean.  Derek and I think that it is the best holiday we have ever had and we would recommend the trip to anyone.'
June and Derek Fenwick

'I just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time, fantastic weather, spoiled by a very happy & obliging crew.  I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone.'
Sharyn

 

Testimonials from 2011 cruise season

'We wanted to let you know that we had a great time on the cruise commencing 12 April. The staff were wonderful, the scenery and activities great and the food excellent and plentiful.  We would happily recommend the cruise for others seeking a similar experience.'  
Ian & Elizabeth Yager, Hallidays Point, NSW. Darwin to Broome Cruise, April 2011

'We had a wonderful time and the experience was way beyond our expectations. Thank you all!'
Raelene & Dave Merrett, Westbourne Park, SA. Broome - Darwin cruise, May 2011

'I just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time, fantastic weather, spoiled by a very happy & obliging crew, got fat on the lashings of great food provided by Tracy, and saw lots of jaw-dropping scenery. I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you too for the part that you played as well. Our friends and we are so glad we went.'
John & Sharon Frisch, Rockhampton, QLD. Broome - Darwin cruise, May 2011

'Just a short note to let you & your company know what a wonderful trip we experienced on Discovery 1. We had perfect weather for the whole trip & were expertly looked after on board by the crew. You have a wonderful crew there & we would like you to pass on our congratulations to them all on how they conducted the cruise,how they looked after us passengers & the professionalism  with which they ran the whole operation. We would not hesitate to reccommend this cruise to other interested parties & were truly "blown away" by the experience & the great time we had.' 
Pam & Martin Hall, Brightwaters, NSW. Broome - Darwin cruise, May 2011

We could not have chosen a better vessel for our cruise. The crew were just so helpful and the top viewing deck, with shade and enough room for everyone, made for great interaction with the group.' 
Barry & Marilyn Schrapel, Adelaide SA. Prince Regent River Cruise, June 2011

'This trip exceeded our expectations. We appreciated the flexibility and informality, and most of all the crew's way of making their work fun!
Graeme & Natasha LeBrocq, Yarra Junction, Vic. Derby to Mitchell Plateau Cruise, July 2011

'We had the pleasure of doing the cruise on Discovery One this year. We were looking forward to it and it exceeded our expectations. It was a privilege to see such wonderful places. We think the success of the cruise was due to the crew. We were looked after extremely well and they were all so much fun. We have recommended your cruise to our friends and to anybody else who will listen.'
Catherine & George Janiszewski, Buderim, QLD. Derby to Mitchell Plateau Cruise, July 2011

'Cruise was above all my expectations. Friendship and fun people made this trip very special. All the crew were professional as well as loads of fun. What more could anyone want from a holiday? Thank you all so very much.'
John Wood & Lyn Munday, Killarney Heights, NSW. Mitchell Plateau to Derby cruise, July 2011

'Great trip! Great staff! Great crew! Great bunch of folk! Great time! A once in a lifetime experience. We feel so priviledged to have seen this part of our wonderful country. Everything was a highlight for us.'
Audrey & Geoff Beams, Blackburn, VIC. Mitchell Plateau to Derby Cruise, July 2011

'Hello Jill, We had the most fantastic time on our cruise in August and still can't stoptalking about it.   It really was paradise on earth and the most memorable holiday we have ever been on. The staff was fantastic and your co-ordination very friendly and efficient.'
Marianne den Dekker  & Cliff Joseph, Warradale. SA. Prince Regent River Cruise, August 2011.  

'Well words cannot describe what an amazing cruise we had.  The crew were fantastic and the birthday celebrations will not be forgotten and the biggest birthday cake I have ever seen!!!!!!  It is truly the best holiday ever and we will be spreading the word.  Thankyou for all your assistance in making this a memorable occasion.'
Bronwyn & Gavin Mudge, Birdwood, SA. Prince Regent River Cruise, August 2011

'Just a big, big thank you for a very special 10 days in my life that I will treasure forever. Lots of love to you all.'
Rosemary Raad, Cottesloe, WA. Prince Regent River Cruise, August 2011.

'The crew were absolutely fabulous. Great passion for their jobs and their love of the Kimberley showed. Thank you all for sharing a wonderful cruise and creating everlasting memories that will be cherished. The beauty of the Kimberley gets in your blood. We will be back to explore further!'
Collin & Annette Ween, Angle Vale, SA. Prince Regent River cruise, August 2011.

'We knew this section of Australia would be good,but this cruise was mind blowing. The crew were fantastic FRIENDS for the whole cruise.Their knowledge and love of this region can not be faulted. Thankyou.'
Ian & Sandra Gunston, Angle Vale, SA. Prince Regent River cruise, August 2011.

'We have been back home for a week now. Just had to get in touch and let you know what a wonderful cruise we had, it absolutely surpassed all our very high expectations. We were thrilled with the meticulous arrangements you and your company made to get us all from Broome to Cape Leveque, onto Discovery One and back to Broome, and the wonderful activities and places we were all taken to on the tenders.  The logistics involved to supply the great standard of activities, food and services, and most of all the quality of staff, were not lost on us.  How Tracey turns out such beautiful meals day after day was nothing short of a miracle - very clever menus, something for everyone. We have fallen in love with the Kimberley region and we will return. We have passed on your brochure to several friends as we have no hesitation in recommending a holiday with Kimberley Discovery Cruises.' 
Yvonne & Stephen Woolley, Lockleys, SA. Prince Regent River cruise, August 2011.

'The scenery was magnificent, the other passengers a very agreeable lot, and the crew were fantastic - they are gems! Our enthusiasm has led to a relative booking for next year, and we will certainly encourage others to go!'
Peter & Carol Walker, Stanthorpe, QLD. Broome to Darwin Cruise, September 2011.

'Just a note to thank you for the cruise. It was a wonderful experience and the area is truly one of the last frontiers. The crew were really superb, nothing too much trouble, smiling faces, wonderful food (too much for me). I feel everyone on our trip will rave about the experience to their friends and family and accordingly I reckon you’ll get plenty of word of mouth advertising (the best type) from our group.'
Jeff Geard, QLD. Broome to Darwin Cruise, September 2011

  

Testimonials from 2009 cruise season

'We had a terrific time! The crew worked hard to ensure we had a safe and enjoyable trip, the weather was great and the Kimberley, with millions of years in the making, was looking its best. Did I have a good holiday? Yes...and thanks to everyone for making it possible. You make it affordable for everyday people to have an experience.'
Joe Burke, Brisbane, QLD.  Wyndham to Derby Cruise: April 2009

'We have wanted to do this trip for years and are so glad we chose Kimberley Discovery Cruises to do it. Thank you for a well run cruise and for making it the best holiday we have ever had. We are already promoting it to anyone who listens! 
Jim & Yvonne Quinlan, Mackay, QLD  Derby to Mitchell Plateau Cruise: April 2009 

'I would like to thank you for having this wonderful cruise available. We had an experience beyond our imagination and were able to see Australia at its best. The scenery was breathtaking; to explain the sheer beauty would do it no justice unless you actually saw it for yourself.'
Karen Howard, Yeronga, QLD  Sale River Cruise: May 2009

'What a wonderful, magnificent cruise on Discovery One we have just experienced. From beginning to end, we had the time of our lives. The crew were brilliant, the boat was great and the Kimberley was breathtaking - indescribable really. The sheer size and isolation was truly remarkable.' 
Barbara & Len Davies, Applecross, WA    Prince Regent River Cruise: May 2009

 

'The cruise was an outstanding success. The places we visited were fantastic, the pace was just right and the crew always helpful. The scenery....stunning! Thank you all for a trip of a lifetime.'
John Smalley, Mandurah, WA   Prince Regent River Cruise: May 2009

'I just wanted to express my great joy and satisfaction with my Kimberley Cruise. I had such high expectations and all were surpassed. Praise to each member of the cruise who were most professional, dedicated and fun! The dynamics of the cruise was tops. It was the trip of a lifetime for me.
Gay Suters, NSW  Sale River Cruise: June 2009

'How is it possible to give a huge thank you to all the team of Kimberley Discovery Cruises? I was left speechless on my return to Broome. Just fantastic, spectacular, superlative or just the best investment i have ever made...are all not quite good enough to explain how much of a wonderful experience it was. I cancelled a trip to Thailand to do the cruise and, may I say, it was probably the best decision I've made in my 65 years."
Colin O'Toole, Mordialloc, VIC  Sale River Cruise: June 2009

'The Prince Regent River Cruise is, without doubt, the best thing we have ever done. You must be congratulated in so many ways....everybody on board praised the whole cruise. We have seen a fair bit of the world but none is as good as this trip. You showed us our country. We should have done it years ago.'
Garry Hurst, Gawler East, SA     Prince Regent River Cruise: July 2009


'Can't believe our luck in selecting this cruise. Right size vessel and number of guests. Excellent program and fantastic crew. Great group of people all having a fabulous time as a result. Thank you!'
Dorothy Owen, Kensington Park, SA   Sale River Cruise: July 2009

'From day one, after being picked up from our accommodation in Broome, it was just amazing...and it just got better and better! The accomodation was great, the food was superb and the crew were all outstanding and totally professional. Our sincere thanks for what will be remembered by us as simply the best trip and holiday we have ever experienced.'
Grahame & Josie Maxwell, Clontarf, QLD    Prince Regent River Cruise: August 2009


Further Testimonials

‘This was an absolutely wonderful experience. As good if not better than anything we have ever done.’
Rob & Ronda McBride, Wyoombe WA

‘An excellent concept that has become the highlight of our tour of the Kimberley. Anyone missing ‘Discovery One’ and the opportunity to a real appreciation of what nature has to offer would go away with a job half done. Congratulations!’
Greg Elliot, Wyalkatchem WA

‘Thanks for a fabulous stay. It’s been a really highlight to our four week trip in the top end and Kimberley.’
Leo Kelemanis, Subiaco WA

‘This trip has been the best holiday I have had! It was very pleasant in so many ways. The service, food, scenery, everything. The area is just so remote, so spectacularly beautiful in its own way. The means of exploring it is so smooth and easy.’
Lesley Milross, Gerroa NSW

‘Worth every cent and wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. Wonderful staff and great company.’
Anne Ewart, Blackall’s Park NSW

‘This trip was magical to say the least! Memories to last forever. The relaxed atmosphere made the whole experience fantastic. Well worth the money!’
Brian Hughes, travelling Australia

‘Probably the highlight of our five week Kimberley trip.’
Anita Clayton, Burswood WA

'We all had a great time – very relaxing and very thrilling (boat through the Horizontal Waterfalls). The service from the staff was fantastic.’
Julie & Les Finch

‘A truly satisfying experience. Beautiful climate, good company, exceptional service, friendly crew and magnificent scenery.’
J & J Graham, WA

‘An experience never to forget.’
Angus & Lexie MacLeod, Acton Park, TAS

‘The best trip we have ever had. Would like to do it all over again!’
Mal Nuss, Elanora Heights NSW

‘Staff and facilities were great. The highlight of our holiday in the Kimberley’s.’
Mary & Ken Marwood, Echuca VIC

‘One of the best tour ever!!’
Bob & Gerrie Versteega, Wangaratta VIC

‘A truly awesome experience. Well worth the money and all crew were excellent. Would do it again anytime!!’
Brett & Maria Tracey, Mt Eliza VIC

‘One of the best experiences we both have ever had. What a beautiful part of the country.’
Peter & Janelle Kemp, Minyama QLD

‘One of the best things we’ve done on our trip so far. Good value for money, we really enjoyed everything.’
Holly & Nathan Cameron, Singleton NSW

‘Once again, cannot express the enjoyment I have had on this trip.’
John Bishop, Bundaberg QLD

‘Words won’t do justice to what we as a group have experienced. Thank you.’
Tony Francis, Derby WA

‘The crew try their hardest to make every phase of this adventure unforgettable. Thank you very much.’
Terry Kirby, Mt Pleasant SA

“Compulsory’ adventure for all Kimberley residents and visitors alike.’
Jim McAtee, Derby WA

‘Would have to be a world class experience within reach (money-wise) of the ordinary tourist.’
Mrs Ashbolt, Gooseberry Hill WA

 

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