2 Day Dampier Peninsula Experience
The Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Australia, and the perfect place to experience indigenous culture in the Kimberley. Visit historical local communities, see the exquisite pearl shell altar in Beagle Bay church, discover the art of pearling at one of Australia’s oldest family-owned pearl farms – Cygnet Bay, enjoy an insight into indigenous Bardi-Jawi lifestyle and take a remarkable Sea Safari through the islands of the giant tides.
Buccaneer Archipelago Sea Safari, Lombadina, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour, Beagle Bay Pearl Shell Church, One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery
|Accommodation||Cabin/Tent - with ensuite (1nt)|
|Vehicles||4WD Vehicle or Rosa|
|Duration||2 Days / 1 Night|
|Tour Style||Kimberley Expedition|
|Maximum Passengers||20 (Minimum 4)|
|Price||Adult $1095, Child (4-12yrs) $995 *Optional Single Supplement On Request $180|
|Departs||MAY-SEP: Wednesdays & Fridays|
|Meals||1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunches, 1 x Dinner|
|Luggage||Max 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)|
|Private Charter||Available On Request|
|Validity||1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024|
|More Information||What You Need To Know
Frequently Asked Questions
|Download Trip Notes||Trip Notes|
Day 1 Beagle Bay, Lombadina & Buccaneer Archipelago
The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Travelling north, learn about the region’s fascinating history from our guided commentary. Our first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea. Next, we visit the garden community of Lombadina, home to an old bush church, a local craft shop and a delightful community bakery – enjoy their fresh wood-fired bread for our picnic lunch. Across the peninsula we discover the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise: his descendants continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia. Embark on an extraordinary Sea Safari through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. (LD)
Day 2 Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm & One Arm Point
This morning we gain an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour, concluding with an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert. We then journey further north to the One Arm Point Aboriginal Community to tour a local aquaculture hatchery perched right on the tip of One Arm Point overlooking the impressive Buccaneer Archipelago. We also enjoy the company and cultural insight of local guide, who will share stories of growing up in the remote Bardi Jawi community and a few bushtucker secrets. After a picnic lunch visit the Round Rock viewpoint to search the bay for dolphins and turtles, while a refreshing dip at nearby Jologo Beach is a great way to finish up. On the return journey to Broome, keep an eye out for wildlife, such as dingoes, wallabies and wild donkeys, before arriving at your accommodation at approximately 5.00pm. (BL)
|Night 1 Enjoy a night in Cygnet Bay's safari cabins/tents - complete with a private ensuite.|
- Meals as specified
- Community Entry Permits
- Sea Safari: Islands of the Giant Tides, Waterfall Reef or Kimberley Island Explorer, depending on the tide. Valued at $220pp
- A guided tour of the Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre
- Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour
We operate our 4WD tours in custom-built, 21 or 27 seat 4WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage (no risky trailers!). These comfortable, strong remote area vehicles allow our small groups extra space (including standing room), are fully air-conditioned and fitted with adjustable air-vents, reclinable seats, map pockets and footrests. It is important that when booking a 4WD outback adventure in the Kimberley, you understand that the roads we travel on can be heavily corrugated. Rest assured, these are the conditions for which our 4WD trucks are designed.
The Sea Safaris are operated by Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, in either a Cyclone or Monsoon high speed vessel or their Atlanta IV aluminium tourist vessel, depending on the weather conditions. These boats are perfect for the powerful tidal conditions experienced in the Buccaneer Archipelago.
What to Bring
Recommendations include: torch, a broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, walking shoes, a warm jumper (particularly if travelling May-Aug), personal water bottle, personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required. Also reef shoes if you choose to snorkel or explore surrounding reefs. NOTE: a sleeping bag is not required on this trip.
- Departures are subject to weather conditions and road closures.
- The Sea Safari is tide dependent: it may be the Giant Tides, Waterfall Reef or on neap tides, we will enjoy the Kimberley Island Explorer. The Sea Safari is operated by Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.
- Access to Aboriginal Communities can be interrupted due to COVID-19 government restrictions, which can sometimes affect our itineraries.
- This tour itinerary does not visit the Kooljaman or Cape Leveque areas as they are closed for the foreseeable future.
- It is important that you appreciate the Kimberley Wild experience and the remote, vast nature of the areas through which we travel – please ensure you read our What You Need to Know and Frequently Asked Questions pages.
- Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of our extended tours it is essential for older travellers to review and sign our Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary.