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Great Escape

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Please note that due to the popularity of the Great  Escape there is only very limited availability for the 2024 & 2025 Kimberley seasons. Expressions of interest are now available for the 2026 & 2027 seasons. Please speak to the expert team at Kimberley Cruise Specialists for information about alternate ships offering similar programmes.


Live an adventure unlike any other as you tour pristine waterfalls and towering gorges; enjoy beach picnics and sunset drinks; and unwind with bushwalks, fishing, mud crabbing and turtle spotting. 

With seven executive staterooms, MV Great Escape caters for up to 14 guests. Each room is fully air-conditioned and features a queen-size bed, generous private en suite, flat screen television, DVD player and personal fridge.

Guests also have access to the onboard helicopter, which provides a thrilling aerial view of the Kimberley Coast’s enchanting wilderness on the way to the most remote Indigenous art-sites, fishing spots, waterfalls, and swimming-holes.

Or if simple relaxation is what you’re after, the saltwater spa on the foredeck provides a refreshing break during the warm Kimberley days and lets you lay back in style as you cruise through this wondrous landscape.

MV Great Escape comes with state-of-the-art satellite communications technology that includes phone, fax and email, as well as an Apple iPad for guests’ convenience. This way you’ll never be out of touch with the outside world – unless you’d prefer it that way, of course!

The experienced and hospitable crew is waiting to welcome you aboard, so enquire today about when you can make your next Great Escape.

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Key Facts

85 Feet / 26 Metres
Passenger Decks
Room Grades

Panoramic View Stateroom

SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2

Three Panoramic View Staterooms are located on the mid-level and on the upper deck. This is the superior level of accommodation onboard MV Great Escape, providing added space, larger windows, and larger en suites. The Panoramic Staterooms are 15 sqm. in size including the en suite.

Horizon View Stateroom

SIZE:9m2 / 95sqftSLEEPS:2

Four Horizon View Staterooms are located on the lower deck, all with private en suites, large port-hole style windows, personal fridges, flat screen televisions and DVD players. These rooms have queen-size beds you can walk all the way around, and two can be configured as twin-single beds as well. The Horizon View Stateroom is 8.8 metres squared including the en suite.


Cuisine plays an important part in making the Great Escape experience truly unforgettable.  The talented chef prepares a unique and varied daily menu of exquisite gourmet cuisine, using fresh and wholesome produce including of course the Kimberley Coast catch of the day! You will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and three course evening meal, as well as morning and afternoon tea daily, and any special requests or requirements are catered to with special care and attention. 

All alcohol is arranged, pre paid, labelled and aboard the vessel prior to travelling.  You will be assisted with this six weeks prior to your cruise.  All beverages are stored onboard and chilled in advance of your arrival on MV Great Escape. There is then no need to pay for drinks onboard and you can enjoy exactly what you like to drink. 


Being a custom built 26 metre adventure catamaran, MV Great Escape is sometimes nicknamed “The Floating Brick” due to its stabilising hull configuration – giving you smooth stability on the sea.

MV Great Escape accommodates just 14 guests in 7 stylish guest rooms with en suite, flat screen televisions with real time TV and either horizon or panoramic view large windows allowing you to absorb the picturesque outside world floating by from the privacy of your guest room. Enjoy ample deck space and the eight-person saltwater spa on the foredeck, providing a refreshing break during the warm Kimberley days.

Having an onboard helicopter on the boat enables you a truly 'birds eye' view from the air with access to remote waterfalls, ancient Indigenous art sites and 'secret' land locked fishing locations.  You really will be flying high for incredible aerial pictures.

One of the smallest luxury cruise vessels in the Kimberley, Great Escape offers true flexibility meaning itineraries can be tailored to suit guests on board. It also enables you to see and explore more of the coastline in greater detail than some of the larger vessels unable to access these 'hard to navigate' places. A fleet of aluminium tenders makes fishing and exploratory trips up rivers easy and really adds to the adventure. 

 Knowing, living and loving the Kimberley, the Great Escape crew are passionate to share with you all the sea excursions and on shore activities.  You will enjoy activities including fishing, mud crabbing, historic tours, beach walks,  picnics, bush walks, bonfire nights, swimming in rock pools & waterfalls, exploring indigenous art sites and so much more …local guides, local knowledge.

The Great Escape team pride themselves on the creation of a truly relaxed atmosphere onboard a stylish vessel, with a genuinely friendly and entertaining six person crew who are committed to ensuring you have the most magical and memorable holiday experience of your life.

Great Escape Expeditions


Kimberley Waterfall Safari

From AUD $12810.00 Per Person

DURATION:9 Days/ 8 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Great Escape

Taking place just once every year, this expedition focuses on all the incredible waterfalls along the Kimberley coast from Broome to Wyndham, including the iconic King George Falls: a true photographer's delight!

Southern Kimberley Experience

From AUD $POA Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Great Escape

For those with only limited time, this eight day expedition aboard the luxury catamaran Great Escape introduces the icons of the Southern Kimberley including Montgomery Reef, Horizontal Falls and King Cascades.

Kimberley Classic Adventure

From AUD $20620.00 Per Person

DURATION:14 Days/ 13 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Great Escape

Experience the very best of the Kimberley Coast from beautiful Broome to outback Wyndham with this premium luxury cruise experience aboard the Great Escape.