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Experience pristine wilderness and up-close adventures on a luxury cruise with The Great Escape Charter Company.

For over 20 years our team at Great Escape have been dedicated to sharing our knowledge and passion of Australia’s North West. Our unique adventure cruises offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the world’s most epic wilderness landscapes. We cruise from Broome to Wyndham, the Rowley Shoals and beyond.

Stylish accommodation, gourmet cuisine and the warmest hospitality combine to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime aboard our custom built 26m luxury catamaran. We specialise in small group luxury adventure cruising with only 14 guests, 3 expedition tenders, and a dedicated onboard helicopter.

Select from a range of exciting tour itineraries, book a room or the entire vessel, the choice is yours.

Contact us now to enquire about your next great escape.

Why choose Great Escape

The Great Escape Charter Company are your local specialists in small group luxury adventure cruising. Our Skippers have unrivalled knowledge of the Kimberley Coast and Rowley Shoals with over 35 years experience navigating these waters.

Our vessel, MV Great Escape accommodates just 14 guests. Being one of the smallest luxury cruise vessels in the Kimberley, we offer true flexibility in itineraries. This means we can tailor to suit your personal needs and interests. A vessel of our size can explore deeper into the Kimberley and take in greater detail. We can really access those “hard to navigate” places.

With a dedicated onboard helicopter available as an optional extra, you can choose to explore the Kimberley via air for that really special aerial perspective. The helicopter provides you with access to remote waterfalls, ancient Indigenous art sites and “secret” landlocked fishing locations. There is no need to pre-book or pre-plan. You can decide once onboard if the helicopter is something you would like to experience.

Knowing, living and loving the Kimberley, our crew are really passionate about guiding and experiencing the sea excursions and onshore activities with you. Together with the crew, 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. We are local guides with local knowledge.

Our vessel is not licensed, so all alcohol is BYO. We have a really easy ordering system in place with the local providers or you can have your own alcohol order delivered to our office. This allows you to order the alcohol that you enjoy and there are no large bar bills at the end of your cruise.

We pride ourselves on the creation of a truly relaxed atmosphere onboard a stylish vessel. You’ll meet a genuinely friendly and entertaining 6 person crew who are committed to ensuring you feel special,  welcome and comfortable.

Our focus is on ensuring that when your journey ends, you’ll be confident describing your Great Escape experience as “the holiday of a lifetime”.

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The Crew

Every member of the Great Escape team is handpicked for their knowledge and experience of Australia’s North West. Most importantly we value their passion for this pristine wilderness and their desire to share that with you.​

All of our crew are formally trained as Kimberley guides at the commencement of every season. This means they are able to share interesting and informative commentaries on Kimberley geology, culture, and history.

Our crew is always present and willing to assist you. They want you to feel safe at all times. Our crew will extend a warm friendship to all of our guests to ensure you get the most out of your epic adventure to the stunning Kimberley coast.

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You can enjoy relaxing in our air-conditioned, comfortable guest lounge pre and post cruise in Broome.

Enjoy tea, coffee or a cool drink, free WIFI, a small library of great books and magazines, comfy couches and just a place to unwind or meet with friends in town.

Our Mission & Core Values

The Great Escape Charter Company strives to offer the best small group luxury cruise experience in Australia’s North West.

We provide a holiday experience where your needs and wants are anticipated.  Your experience will be unique and memorable. You’ll find this an escape from the ordinary into a journey of spectacular sights and unforgettable wilderness.

As a company, the employees are recruited for their unique abilities and their friendly helpful character. Each crew member respects each other and the safe workplace in which they operate. This respect extends to the guests throughout onboard interactions and conversations.

The company has a deep level of respect and admiration for the ancient land on which we operate and the Indigenous culture and history. Our team appreciates that it is a privilege to show visitors the charms and special places in this pristine region.

Guaranteed adventure on our Kimberley cruises
MV Great Escape specialises in luxury adventure cruises on the Kimberley coast

The Vessel

Cruise the Kimberley coast in style aboard our custom-built 26-metre luxury catamaran, MV Great Escape.

The vessel accommodates 14 guests in 7 stylish staterooms complete with queen-size beds, ensuites, flat-screen TV’s and personal fridges. The fully air-conditioned vessel features indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spacious lounge area with real-time TV, a foredeck spa and a dedicated onboard helicopter.

MV Great Escape is also equipped with state-of-the-art satellite communications which includes satellite WIFI, satellite telephone in the case of emergencies and real-time television available onboard (very important for the footy finals.)

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Our focus is on ensuring that when your journey ends, you’ll be confident describing your Great Escape experience as “one of the most amazing and enjoyable holidays ever”.