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"The trip was one of the best holiday experiences ever and I would happily recommend it to all my friends and family. The crew and their attention was exceptional, the meals were spectacular and the boat and accommodation is superb"
Dennis Lovell
"Our Great Escape holiday was unparalleled to any other holiday. The pristine waters & landscapes of the Kimberley were beautiful & to experience all the activities available on the water & land via tender or helicopter topped the experience off. All meals were top class & the crew were the friendliest & most diligent we’ve come across in all our travels"
Sue Blackall
"When everything excelled it is really hard to pick out two things, but the staff were absolutely fantastic. All the activities combined, contributed to really experiencing the region, not just by looking at it. Thirdly the comfort of the boat was exceptional. I was still buzzing after it was all over and felt that I had had a two-week holiday rolled into one. Plus, did I I mention I CAUGHT A BIG FiSH!"
Nicholas and Bridget Wambeek
"Absolutely sensational and amazing trip. From the first minute to the last, words are unable to describe the experience, beautiful crew, awesome food.... definitely be back, thank you Great Escape"
Rennie Conlan
"We have wanted to go to the Rowley’s for nearly 20 years and it was worth the wait. It is like travelling to another world out there and to be taken there and looked after on the Great Escape was truly amazing. A holiday that can compare to no other. Thank you xxx"
Nat Gaincono
"Walks that challenged and the amazing feeling gained when they were accomplished - getting out of our comfort zone with confidence because of staff. Thank you, you are amazing. The gorges and river system of the Kimberley is spectacular, King George was a highlight"
Matthew Callanan and Jane Wedge
"Dan, A few words of thanks for looking after us on our recent trip with you  You and the crew were fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Our group has already arranged for a reunion to look at and share photos, so you can see that our enjoyment of the trip is real! ….This was Mary’s and my second trip (the first with Trippy ) and this was just as good. We loved the Bradshaw rock-art, the various falls, fishing (although the barra were a bit elusive), the camp fire, the camaraderie (within our group and with the crew) and of course the food. I was surprised that I didn’t put on 5 kilos over the week as I didn’t miss out on anything, including the booze!!  Thanks Dan, for helping to make our trip a memorable one. All the best to you and the crew"
Mick Scammell
"Pretty hard to find the right word .... but EPIC is pretty close! 10/10 for the 13 night ultimate Kimberley cruise! BESTEST time, fishing, swims in gorges, untouched sights, rock art, old plane ruins, trekking, heli flights..... WOW !!!!!! here’s CHEERS to Jezza and crew on a fabulous trip! One we will never forget! Thanks for the memories simply the best"
Christine Atkins
"I had some idea of the rugged isolation and the wonders of the Kimberly but I was stunned by its grandeur and our intimate interaction with it.The overall experience was significantly enhanced by the obvious friendship enjoyed by the crew and their willingness to extend that friendship to us"
Christopher Canavan
"Holidays don’t come much better than our trip on the Great Escape!! Friendly and knowledgeable staff ensured we were well looked after and each day was full of interesting activities in spectacular locations. The staff made us feel like family and we particularly enjoyed that fact that they joined us for meals and were happy to be part of our group. Thankyou"
Mary-Anne and Chris McMichael
"My absolute favourite holiday! Loved every moment, wonderful boat with amazing crew, meals & informative excursions. The helicopter flights are fantastic, and Dan’s knowledge of the area so interesting. Jezza’s wealth of knowledge was incredible. Did not want the trip to end"
Jack & Lou Gunn
"It starts at the top and from the moment you get on board you feel welcome and engaged. You feel in very good care with Trippy and he has great camaraderie with the crew. It goes close to being the best holiday we have ever had"
Prue Holyman
"Access to remote, unspoilt areas of great natural beauty with no or almost no other tourists around. Access to excellent library re rock art, local history, wildlife. Montgomery Reef absolutely fantastic, could have had more time thereWhat a fantastic way to access some of the most beautiful, remote, largely unspoilt reaches of the Kimberley with little or no tourists....Perhaps you’ve heard of the horizontal falls? Well the tidal rush off Montgomery Reef was just as spectacular"
Phillip Cornwall
"It was fantastic the coastline absolutely breathtaking. with the whole experience made that much more pleasurable by the fantastic crew. thank you"
Lachie Gosse
"Such a memorable enjoyable holiday from beginning to end. So many pinch me moments. Would highly recommend a must do. Skipper, Chef, Chopper Pilot & crew such a great bunch. Loved every moment"
Robin & Philip Coveny
"Fantastic trip which exceeded our expectations and the staff worked really well as a team and were exceptional. The helicopter really made the trip a very special holiday"
Alister Haigh
"Matt, Doc and Jezza went out of their way to make the fishing and excursion trips absolutely first class. Scott, Gracie and Tracy really went beyond meeting all of our needs and never baulked at the smallest request. Its this attention to guests support that will bring us back. We can see now why there seems to be a waiting list to get aboard the Great Escape, we shared time with guests from alternate vessels at the Kununurra airport and they all left envious of what we had experienced with Great Escape"
Peter & Alison Harman
"We just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge ’thank you’ to everyone at Great Escape and particularly Trippy, Nathan, Liz, Martina, Rikki and Yane who gave us such a fabulous and unforgettable cruise. They made us feel like we were part of the family. As you know, the waterfalls this year were better than amazing and coupled with all the wonderful landscapes and seascapes we saw - well, we just can’t stop talking about everything. It was just so special to see the Kimberly and especially with your fantastic crew. Friends ask us to choose ’the best thing’ and truly it’s impossible. Maybe the rock art, or was it the food - especially the mud crabs!! - or the helicopter! And speaking of the helicopter, how about those 2 great pilots, James and Dave! We just love pointing out that ’we’ took the doors off too! Please convey our thanks to everyone and we wish you all a very Happy Easter - and not too much wind and rain!"
Colin and Heather Waldron
"The Great Escape offers a world class wilderness adventure in the company of seasoned, affable professionals who have a profound understanding of the meaning “Customer Service” and more importantly, how to deliver it with effortless charm and rigorous attention to detail.  It’s an amazing experience I’d recommend to anyone who enjoys being consistently inspired, entertained, challenged and invigorated"
Richard Clarke
"The crew were amazing and nothing was too much trouble for them.  We went to places we have never visited before and it was an amazing landscape"
Robert Kilpatrick & Helen Osborne
"A truly memorable experience.  The spirit of the Kimberley will remain with us forever. Thank you"
Kargel and Barry Smith
"A brilliant 6 days of action, relaxation, great food and company in an amazing part of Australia.  Thanks to all the crew for your hard work and cheerfulness"
Bob & Linda Johnson
"As an adventure experience this surpassed our expectations and together with Great Escapes’ amazing crew, has left us with unforgettable memories of a most beautiful part of the world"
Paul & Dorothy Watson
"A wonderful Experience. So special to have a boat load of friends all having a great time enhanced by a great crew who did everything they could to make it a holiday to remember.  Thank you Thank you"
Jill & Tony Morgan
"Amazing Scenery & activities, beautiful boat, extraordinary staff, couldn’t have been better, felt like family!"
Alison & Victor Lalieu
"We had an excellent trip from top to bottom. Jez’s knowledge of - and love for - the Kimberley provided a rare experience: Top-end travel with home-grown passion…. You should know that your effort shows in the results. We have travelled extensively and both of us put our Kimberley trip in the very top rank of experiences"
Andrew Denton & Jennifer Byrne
"Huge thanks to Kylie and Chris (Trippy) and all the crew and guests aboard the “Great Escape”. We have had the best working holiday ever (well it wasnt really work to be honest when you have the freshest seafood you are catching yourself to work with!). If you have never been to the Kimberley in West Oz then put it on the list as it is the most stunning place I have ever been to. Each day we caught either breakfast, lunch or dinner or all 3. Photos are as promised"
Chef Pete Evans, My Kitchen Rules
"After 53 years of World Travel, we are proud to know an Australian Company can provide this degree of excellence"
Bill & Janice Bedser
"We have travelled extensively all over the world and our 2 weeks on board “The Great Escape” was one of our ultimate holidays. We couldn’t fault anything – thank you"
Chris & Karen Read
"Trip of a lifetime – Loved every minute of it"
Pene & Ian Davey
"We loved everything.  It was truly a wonderful relaxing, spectacular holiday with breathtaking scenery, fabulous food and friendly engaging crew who went out of their way to make the trip so memorable"
Chris & Lyndall Flemming
"Just keep doing what the Great Escape Charter Company is doing…giving everyone a 1st Class Lifetime Experience"
Rob & Esta Davey
"Loved Everything!  The Crew & Skipper all get gold stars from us"
Annie & David Taylor
"Thankyou for the most fabulous holiday which exceeded all my expectations…Brilliantly organised"
Lyn & Phil Saxby
"We’ll be back one day..in the meantime we’re recommending you to everyone we can!"
Mark & Lois Cooper-White
"Keep doing it – Really!  A terrific week and will remain in our memories forever"
Barb & Malcolm Saunders
"It was another fantastic cruise, scenery spectacular, food amazing, crew unreal!!"
Russell & Heather Carson
"Trippy is an exceptional skipper and has an amazing knowledge of this whole Kimberley Coast area.  The crew were great!  The food stunning & delicious.  We hope that we have created, with the help of Great Escape, a wonderful memory for our family and one that will lead them back to this stunning country again and again,  Thankyou all"
The Hector family
"We loved it so much we booked again for 2017 for my 50th birthday. Yipee.  Thanks to Jezza for a tightly run, pleasant, fun trip aboard MV Great Escape"
Elizabeth Ford & Peter Renney
"We loved this trip, great adventure, very well looked after, GREAT Captain & crew"
Graham Vicky Sunderland
"Absolutley Brilliant Holiday – Jam packed full of adventure, spectacular scenery and lots of fun & laughs"
Cam & Sarah Taylor
"Amazing overall experience, will take away unforgettable memories"
Craig Ling &  Joy Dewson
"The best family holiday we have ever had!” Thanks so much!"
Gabe & Andrew Mostyn
"I will never be able to express my thanks and joy sufficiently. Seven days aboard The Great Escape has filled my heart to bursting. Thank you all so much for the part you played in creating a trip beyond belief......just for me!"
Julie & Bill Goold
"A credit to all concerned to provide a memorable lifetime experience"
Ken & Robyn Jolly
"…we were made to feel like we were the only people who mattered. Thank you to everyone at The Great Escape Charter Company. You have got something that no one else has...good honest customer service and Mother Nature in all her glory!"
Rob and Amanda Schneider
"Crew made the experience one of the best – service all round above & beyond expectations"
Patrick & Colleen Delaney

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