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Kimberley Pearl

Ship Overview

Operated by: Kimberley Pearl Charters

Originally built in 1979 to join the famed Paspaley Pearls fleet in Western Australia, Kimberley Pearl - or the Dalumba as she was then named - worked the pearl shell grounds off Eighty Mile Beach and at Compass Rose. Now, following her retirement from the pearling industry, Kimberley Pearl has been fully transformed into a stylish and comfortable small ship allowing travellers to discover the wonders of the outback Kimberley Coast. Accommodating a maximum of just 12 passengers, Kimberley Pearl feels more like a private yacht; there's ample space to relax, an open plan kitchen and living area and six beautifully-appointed cabins, each with a modern en suite. There is perhaps no more intimate way to discover the Kimberley Coast than aboard Kimberley Pearl, with private charters also available for small groups of friends.

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Key Facts

74 Feet / 22.50 Metres
20 Feet
9 Knots
Passenger Decks
Room Grades


SIZE:7m2 / 75sqftSLEEPS:2

Each of the compact cabins comes equipped with a double bed, along with an overhead bunk, air conditioning and a private en suite.


When you cruise aboard the Kimberley Pearl you will have a fully-qualified chef at your service. Of course, the Kimberley's abundant seafood is a feature of the menu, with the day's catch of mud crabs, barramundi and mangrove jack taking centre-stage at dinner. Meals are typically served buffet-style although, on occasion, a limited a la carte menu is offered.

Kimberley Pearl's kitchen is at the very heart of the ship. Open plan, guests are welcome to watch the chef in action, ask questions and perhaps even learn a trick or two!

Kimberley Pearl is not licensed for the sale of alcohol, however the crew will be delighted to purchase your preferred alcohol on your behalf ahead of time and have it chilled upon your arrival.



The Kimberley Pearl boasts six air-conditioned cabins, one on the upper deck, two on the main deck and a further three below, all with modern en suites and ample storage. There are also extra shower and washroom facilities on the main deck. When relaxing, guests can enjoy the spacious galley and make themselves at home in the comfortable seating area. Wide lounge seating is also positioned on the foredeck of the upper deck.  Three tenders (dinghies) allow guests to choose their direction of exploration. All fishing gear is provided by the crew, who will also provide fishing tips and assist with baiting hooks.


Kimberley Pearl Expeditions


Kimberley's Southern Pearls

From AUD $8050.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Kimberley Pearl

Cruising aboard the intimate 12 passenger Kimberley Pearl, highlights include Aboriginal art, beautiful swimming holes, incredible Montgomery Reef and one of the "greatest wonders of the natural world", Horizontal Waterfalls.

Kimberley Pearl Ultimate

From AUD $15600.00 Per Person

DURATION:14 Days/ 13 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Kimberley Pearl

Discover all that the Kimberley Coast has to offer on this 14-day cruise aboard the former Paspaley pearling lugger Kimberley Pearl. Cruise Broome to Wyndham or vice versa.