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The Kimberley Quest team are thrilled to announce the fantastic news that Rhys Badcock, our chef of several years, is the winner of the first Masterchef Professional Series.
We look forward to Rhys cooking us his signature dish and bringing his flavours back to the Kimberley Coast!
MasterChef Boys On-board!
Rhys & Nathan will be on-board the Kimberley Quest II as our chefs for this season! To find out more, read their exclusive interviews by clicking here.
1001 Extraordinary Experiences
What are your most Extraordinary Experiences in Western Australia? Share your WA experience for a chance to win 1 of 5 holidays!
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We are extremely excited to watch our very own Chef, Rhys Badcock as a competitor on the show and we would love you all to show your support by tuning in!
We are very honoured to have Rhys as part of our team on-board, his personality and talent are extremely rare and we are very proud of him.
We look forward to supporting Rhys and hope you can all be involved.
Please support Rhys through our Facebook page where we will keep you up to date with his progress.
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Quest begins in 2012
The Kimberley Quest II departed from Broome on the 27th of March for her first 2012 cruise, the ‘14 Day Ultimate Quest’. Dramatic waterfalls, ancient rock art, pristine waterholes and the forever changing scenery were only some of the spectacular sights witnessed from Broome to Wyndham by all passengers and crew aboard.
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Life in Broome has been very exciting for us the last three months as we have been moored in the creek at the historic Streeter’s Jetty in Chinatown adjacent to our office. Streeter’s Jetty is an icon of Broome and was where all the pearling luggers laid up when they returned with their wealth of pearls. The jetty has not been used since the late 80's until we arrived through the mangroves!
This latest venture has been a great tourist attraction for the township and not just for tourists but also for the locals. The vessel has now left to commence her first voyage of the season and we all wish her well as she continues to explore our rugged and pristine Kimberley coast.
The Kimberley Quest II has joined Facebook and we would like to invite you to become friends with us! Perfect for keeping up to date with the latest ‘Quest’ news, Facebook provides you with the opportunity to capture our exciting new photographs and current events.
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Maia Rose Bonnett
We are delighted to announce our new arrival to the family. Maia was born on the 13th of May 2011 and is the second child to Captain Ben & his wife Jade.
Quest begins in 2011
In the evening on the 29th of March the Kimberley Quest II set off from Broome to Wyndham for her first voyage for 2011. After such an amazing ‘wet season’ with 724mm of rain recorded from January-February alone, the scenery was breath-taking with spectacular waterfalls on display, lush green vegetation and an abundance of wildlife.
‘Watery Wonderland Flourishes in Kimberley’
Described as a ‘watery wonderland’ by The West Australian on Saturday January 22, the Kimberley is experiencing larger than normal falls across the region, filling the rivers and creeks in the build up to what will be some spectacular waterfalls and a very impressive Kimberley cruise season! To witness such a spectacle we recommend our early season cruises. For more information on these cruises please call us today!
Kimberley Quest II - Winners at the WA Tourism Awards
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises were announced winners in the category of Ecotourism and silver medallists in Tour & Transport Operators at the Western Australian Tourism Awards on Saturday 21 November. The win sees Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises automatically entered in to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in March 2011. We are very proud of our achievement and thank you all for your support.
New Cruise for 2011 – 6 Day Captains’ Quest
We have put our Captain’s knowledge and experience to the test and ask them to create their ideal itinerary along the Kimberley coast. Joining forces they have come up with an expedition that covers the places they love to explore and rarely have the opportunity to visit.
We are therefore very excited to announce this completely new six day expedition which delves into the hidden areas that highlight our Captains' love of the Kimberley. Exploring the area of coast between the Hunter River and Mitchell River which both seven day southern and northern cruises never encounter, this is your opportunity to share in the excitement and revel in new discoveries.
Recently Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises donated a cruise to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for the RFDS Flying 100 members and donors luncheon auction. At the event, the auctions takings helped the RFDS reach their $2 million fundraising goal which contributes towards their medical equipment fund and makes a significant difference to the quality of care given to RFDS patients.
We are proud that our long standing support has helped make a difference.
Marine Life of the Kimberley Region
Sponsorship puts a smile on our face ...
Having just received information on our two sponsored children we couldn’t wait to introduce them to you. Avelino and Kadiatu, are both from Africa which we chose because of the drought, famine, poverty, disease and conflict.
ChildFund is purely a child-focused, not-for profit organisation that helps to provide the essential needs of communities desperately in need. Improving the communities general way of life they assist with nutritious food, improved water, education and access to healthcare.
Avelino is a 5 year old Angolan boy. Angola being one of the poorest countries in the world, the community of Baia where he lives has no sanitary facilities and their water comes from a well. His parents income is simply not enough to cover their basic needs. With his sponsorship he will receive support in the areas of health, education and nutrition.
Kadiatu is from Eastern Sierra Leone in Africa where malaria is a major disease due to the lack of access to portable drinking water and only 20% of the population is literate. Kadiatu lives with her grandmother who earns a meagre income of $160 per year. Through sponsorship, Kadiatu will be able to continue her education through elementary school.
For more information about ChildFund please visit www.childfund.org.au
With Qantas announcing the introduction of a direct service between Brisbane and Broome, getting to Broome and stepping aboard the Kimberley Quest II is now even easier.
The proposed service is;
QF1030 BNE 0745 - BME 1045
QF1031 BME 1130 - BNE 1800
QF1030 BNE 1030 - BME 1330
QF1031 BME 1430 - BNE 2100
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises Sponsor a Turtle
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises are proud to announce their recent support of local Broome Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release organisation Chelonia. Chelonia is purely a volunteer organisation which specialises in the rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
In support Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises have sponsored a patient of the Chelonia program, a sea turtle by the name of Princess.
For information about Chelonia visit www.chelonia.org.au.
And the Quest Begins in 2010!
After spending Christmas and the New Year exploring Sydney, northern New South Wales and Queensland playing host to past passengers, travel agents, media and interested clients, the Kimberley Quest II is back in familiar territory cruising the Kimberley.
Proving to be as spectacular as predicted the Kimberley is certainly putting on a great show. Alive with colour and new life, the rugged gorges are engulfed with water cascading over their ancient escarpments. Masses of delicate flora flourish and dominate the landscape which is complemented by an abundance of bird life. Barramundi can also be found in large numbers just waiting to be caught by the avid angler.
“Holiday of a lifetime. Something very special everyone should experience, thanks so very much to all.” (Bryan, QLD)
The Kimberley Quest II is starting its adventure back to the Kimberley. Currently a world away from the quiet gorges, rock art, waterfalls and wildlife we discover along the Kimberley, it is discovering new landscapes as it ventures up the Queensland coast.
Expected sailing schedule is as follows:
Gold Coast - 10th February till 14th February
Brisbane - 16th February till 17th February
Sunshine Coast - 19th February till 21st February
Hervey Bay - 23rd February
Gladstone - 25th February
Mackay - 27th February
Airlie Beach - 28th February
Cairns - early March
If you would like to step aboard and learn more about our great range of Kimberley cruises, please contact Belinda on firstname.lastname@example.org or
0422 329 184 to arrange your time.
The Kimberley Quest II has arrived in Sydney!
If you would like to step aboard whilst she graces Sydney’s shores and learn just why the Kimberley Quest II is the perfect vessel to cruise the Kimberley coast, please contact Belinda on email@example.com or 0422 329 184 to request a tour.
Kimberley Quest II - Winners at the WA Tourism Awards
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises won the bronze award in the category of Tour & Transport Operators at the Western Australian Tourism Awards. We are very proud of our achievement and thank you all for your support.
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises Announced Finalists
We are pleased to reveal that on Tuesday 20th October, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises was announced finalists in the categories of Ecotourism, Adventure Tourism and Significant Tour & Transport Operators in the 2009 Western Australian Tourism Awards.
We are very excited about this achievement and look forward to the announcement of the winners on Saturday 21st November.
Well the wildlife are certainly out and about, frolicking the Kimberley coast. Whales, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Baby Crocodiles, Sandplovers and more whales..
Check out some of the latest photos.
Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation for Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises has just increased its Ecotourism Certification and is now one of three cruise companies operating in the Kimberley with an Advanced Ecotourism certification.
Advanced Ecotourism Certification is an assurance that a certified product is backed by a commitment to best practice ecological sustainability, natural area management and the provision of quality ecotourism experiences.
We are very proud of this achievement as we work towards a sustainable future in the Kimberley whilst offering passengers the best possible experience.
See the real star of ‘Australia’ the movie!
The Kimberley region, has become the new star of ‘Australia’ the movie. The King George Falls, a prominent location as seen in the movie can be seen on both the Northern Quest and Ultimate Broome - Wyndham cruises. Otherwise book a 15 day 4WD/Cruise ‘Ultimate Kimberley Experience’ to visit some of the inland locations whilst on tour. Contact one of our friendly staff in the office to find out more.
Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises named top National Geographic Adventure Travel Company
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