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Giant Tides Tour - Cape Leveque & Cygnet Bay

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a full day to discover the West Kimberley by fixed-wing plane on a 10-hour tour from Broome. Land at Cape Leveque for beach time at the Indian Ocean, and take a boat tour of the waters and a pearl farm at Cygnet Bay. From the air, check out natural attractions such as the Kimbolton Ranges, Fitzroy River, Horizontal Waterfalls, Buccaneer Archipelago, and more. Includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments, boat tour, pearl farm tour, flights and ground transfers.
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Lunch
Light refreshments
Breakfast
Bottled water
Landing and facility fees
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Broome International Airport, Macpherson St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Passengers accommodating outside of Broome and Cable Beach will be collected from the Broome Visitor Centre or an agreed location.

Airports

  • Broome Airport, Broome, Western Australia Australia


Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get an early start with morning pickup at 5:45am in Broome and transfer to the airport for your 6:30am departure.

Your pilot provides a safety briefing and headphones for the flight, then takes off and soars over the Kimbolton Ranges and Fitzroy River. Learn about the rapid tidal movement that created the conditions for the Horizontal Waterfalls, then admire the Thousand Islands and Buccaneer Archipelago.

Your pilot lands at Cape Leveque where you have breakfast or afternoon tea (depending on the day's timing). Near the stunning red cliffs, have free time to swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, relax on the sandy beach, and snap photos of the scenery. 

Next, a short flight brings you to Cygnet Bay, site of Australia’s oldest family-owned pearl farm. Have a lunch that features barramundi fish, then 

take a fast boat tour. The captain steers the boat through giant whirlpools and standing waves in the site of the world’s largest tropical tides.

Swing back to the Cygnet Bay pearl farm for a tour that details the history of pearling, including the process behind cultivating their top quality pearls.

After the pearl farm tour, return to your plane for the flight back to Broome. Pass over coastal landmarks like Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek, and Cable Beach en route.

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Broome in the late afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Horizontal Falls
Departing Broome, you track over the Chinatown district of Broome, sweeping over Roebuck Bay and surrounds. The flight path takes you over Malcolm Douglas Crocodile farm and the Broome Road before heading towards the Dampier Peninsula. As you fly past the millions of hectares of station land, rich in Aboriginal Heritage, your pilot will regale you with stories and the history of the area before you enter the area known as the Buccaneer Archipelago. Looming ahead will be the Kimbolton Ranges, an ancient coastal seabed of the region. These ancient relics are the product of a once Devonian reef system. The thousands of islands that form the Buccaneer Archipelago become distinct. You are now over pristine pearl farming waters where only a few pearl farms of the archipelago become visible. Photo opportunities abound here. The Horizontal Waterfalls soon come into sight as the aircraft is positioned to get the perfect view from the window. This magnificent example of Mother Nature’s power is closely aligned between the gorges of the McLarty Range, located in Talbot Bay. The Horizontal Falls are a fast moving tidal flow through two narrow fingers, the direction of the flow reverses with each change of tide. As tides in the Kimberley can reach ten metres, a peak tide gives rise to a significant difference in the sea level on either side of each gorge, which creates the rushing water and illusion of the Horizontal Falls. Flying over Talbot Bay, the home of the famous Paspaley Pearling Empire, you see the hundreds of long lines each housing the valuable oysters that cultivate the pearl. Your Pilot weaves through the islands of Cockatoo and Koolan (mining empires) and heads towards Cape Leveque where the red rock cliffs meet the white sandy beaches bordering the pristine blue waters.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cape Leveque
Landing at Cape Leveque and walking over the hill is like walking into an unspoiled paradise. You will be one of the few that are privy to this wonderful experience. For this tour you will receive a freshly cooked breakfast or granola with fruit. After breakfast, there will be time for a swim in the pristine turquoise waters and admire the magnificent pindan cliffs.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dampier Peninsula
At Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, you will have a chance to take in the sights. You are then escorted on a tour to take you behind the scenes of one of Australia’s most secretive industries. You are taken on the sea to view a real-life working pearl farm, offering you the unique opportunity to witness the beauty of this area from the water as well as from the air. Cruise through the Kimberley rock islands in the Sunday Island Group on the powerful boat and view the standing waves and whirlpools- *NOTE* If the tides are Neap the boat will cruise the island group, created by this region’s giant tidal movements. ​ At the end of this incredible boat tour enjoy the opportunity to browse Cygnet Bay’s stunning loose pearls and exquisite pearl jewellery. You might like to take the opportunity to purchase your own. Once you have finished browsing, you can then feast on a delicious Barramundi lunch at the Cygnet Bay Restaurant. After lunch, you head back to the skies for a quick forty five minutes of flying back to Broome.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cable Beach
On the return to Broome expect to won­der at Lombadina, Beagle Bay, James Price Point, Pender Bay, Willie Creek, Cable Beach, Broome Town and Roe­buck Bay from a unique point of view!
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (under 3 yrs)
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. Please dress appropriately for all weather conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Horizontal Falls is a tidal phenomenon. Flight route may be reversed to suit tidal activity at the falls. Please ask when booking about its activity on the date of travel.
  • All bookings require a minimum of 4 passengers to be confirmed. Passengers not meeting the minimum will be waitlisted until numbers are met
  • A fee of 20% of the tour cost applies when cancelling 8-14days prior to tour departure date and a fee of 50% of the tour cost applies to any cancellation 1-7 days prior to departure date. No refund will apply to passengers cancelling later than 4pm the day prior to the tour departure. Cancellation of seats and refund on compassionate grounds will be at the discretion of Broome Aviation. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Credit cards may attract a surcharge of between 1-5%. Passengers deemed intoxicated will be refused entry onto the aircraft and no refund provided.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Broome Aviation

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Giant Tides Tour - Cape Leveque & Cygnet Bay?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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