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Djugun, Australia
Buccaneer Explorer
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore some of the most inaccessible places in north-western Australia the easy way on this half-day tour. From Broome, you and your small group will be flown to the incredible Buccaneer Archipelago. Be impressed by the natural wonder of the Horizontal Falls (tide dependent) and the aerial views of the islands and the Dampier Peninsula coast. Stop at the Ardyaloon Hatchery for lunch and learn more about Aboriginal culture.
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Simplify your visit to a remote part of Australia
  • Refresh with a swim at Jologo Beach
  • See the falls David Attenborough described as a wonder of the world
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
7 Gus Winckel Rd , 7 Gus Winckel Rd, Djugun WA 6725, Australia

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This activity will end right where it started.Hotel pickups commence approximately 45 - 30 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Air Kimberley
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Buccaneer Explorer?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Buccaneer Explorer?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Buccaneer Explorer?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "No rushing with lots of fly bys to take in the experience to the fullest" See review
  • "All in all an amazing day and well worth every cent." See review

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star-5
Fantastic experience.
Debra_C
, Jun 2022
Seeing the Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago. They were amazing especially the water colour. The service offered by Air Kimberley was first class.
star-1
Experience was not value for money
Janina_J
, Jun 2022
Old and shabby airplane - Sitting in the airplane in the middle seat meant that visibility of the horizontal falls was limited. The plane flew quite high over the falls…. Experience was like watching a video The tour was meant to be a half day but went from 9 am till 4.30pm - a lot of faffing around - lunch , swim and visit to aquaculture business seemed to just be padding out time and were very ordinary as experiences Overall I felt it was not value for money The young pilots Ryan and Ollie however were delightful.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Janina, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent tour experience with us. Your feedback is very surprising, and we are very disappointed to hear the tour did not meet your expectations. The aircraft you travelled in was a Cessna Grand Caravan which isn’t old nor is it shabby, so I find it difficult to make comment. We don’t normally fly the Cessna Grand Caravan on our tours however given the inundation of bookings at present, to ensure all visitors to Broome have the opportunity to experience the Kimberley during busy times, we utilise this aircraft on occasion. The seating allocation is determined by the weight and balance of the aircraft and whilst we endeavour to allocate couples in the 2-seat configuration, we can’t always achieve this. We also have a minimum legal height that we can overfly the falls at which still allows for spectacular views of the Horizontal Falls. Our full day tours are 12 hours in duration, our Buccaneer Explorer is approximately 6-7 hours long hence why we call it a half day tour. Our Buccaneer Explorer is a 5-star experience and was recently awarded Viator ‘Best of the Best’ Top 20 experience in Australia & NZ based on guest reviews. As you are aware our tour encompasses the stunning Kimberley Coastline, Horizontal Falls, Buccaneer Archipelago with a stopover at Ardyaloon to experience an Indigenous Community and to share and learn about the Bardi-Jawi culture. The use of “Ordinary experiences, faffing around and padding out” is most disappointing and not consistent with the other 502 amazing reviews. Our most common feedback from guest reviews is “exceptional value for money” and this is something we focus heavily on including the extra small touches we provide throughout the day. Ryan and Ollie however thank you for the kind feedback, they are much valued and very popular members of our team. They are also surprised and disappointed with your review as it appeared to them that you enjoyed your day. At Air Kimberley, we pride ourselves on providing unforgettable guest experiences with exceptional customer service. We are also very passionate about supporting Indigenous communities and enterprises embracing the Kimberley country and culture across all of our tours, it’s a shame you were unable to appreciate this experience. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss this further. Hopefully we can look forward to welcoming you back for another tour in future to allow us the opportunity to meet your expectations and ours. Warmest Regards, Ash
star-5
Unforgettable experience
Marguerite_H
, Jun 2022
Tom was an excellent pilot and tour guide. We had a wonderful day out. Would highly recommend the trip!!
star-4
Flying over Cockatoo &...
Cyril_S
, Jun 2022
Flying over Cockatoo & Koolan Islands I used to work there from77/92 done many trips thru the Gaps.Horizontal falls is a better marketing term 4 tourism also flying over & around the Dampier Peninsula as living on islands flew in/out Derby.the aboriginal guide @ Ardyloon is a character amusing his xplanation was much better than the many guides I’ve had travelling over the last 12 yrsthe only thing I didn’t like was when we flew over Koolan I was on wrong side of plane
star-5
Fabulous day out
joblackmore769
, Jun 2022
What a great experience we had with everything taken care of including water, morning tea and lunch. Amy was a wonderful knowledgable pilot who took care for both sides of the plane to take photos of the falls. Recommend this tour thoroughly.
star-5
A great day flying over the majestic Horizontal Falls.
Manny_H
, Jun 2022
Thanks to our pilots Amy and Olie for an awesome day. We were met with smiles and friendly service and that did not stop. The flyover the Horizontal Falls was incredible with the flight timed to see the flows at their peak. A nice lunch and an informative tour at One Arm Point. (though it was a little too windy to swim on our day). Then a flight over the coast line highlighting sites and history; and we got a perfect sunset from the air!!!
star-5
Well worth it
Rod_S
, Jun 2022
From being picked up by Jensen, the days theme was set, friendly informative, relaxed, our pilot Tom said he'd fast got his lic, haha, great flight, awesome scenery, interesting history stories
star-5
Excellent teamwork of Air Kimberley
Jackie_L
, Jun 2022
Air Kimberley is so efficient, professional and friendly. Whenever I have query about my booking, they will answer my email promptly. The lady pilot GABY was really a good guide and pilot as well. I have a fantastic experience from this tour.
star-5
Bucket list Day!
Leanne_E
, Jun 2022
Fantastic day, only way to see Australia!! Tom our pilot was very professional and very informative. Highly recommend this tour!!!
star-5
Excellent day with Buccaneer Explorer
Molly_S
, May 2022
We had a fantastic 1/2 day tour, which was really almost a full day tour - 8:30 to 3:30pm! Our pilot, Ben, was fantastic in showing us the beautiful sites in the Dampier peninsula, Bucaneer archipelago and the coastline back to Broome. Ben also provided some history on the area. Ben was excellent at catering to our needs. I boarded the plane feeling very anxious about flying and due to Ben’s flying skills by the end of the trip I had no qualms! I can’t recommend this tour group more.
star-5
A special, and spectacular day
john_s
, May 2022
We had an absolutely wonderful day flying over the Buccaneer Archipelago, the stunning Kimberley landscape and all around the spectacular coastline. Matt, our pilot, was also a lovely tour guide, and made sure we had a great day. Highly recommended!
star-5
Highly recommend this tour
Linda_H
, May 2022
It was a truly memorable experience, particularly the flight and the stunning views from the plane. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A terrific day with Air Kimberley
Michele_G
, May 2022
Tom was the best pilot. Heaps of knowledge was able to answer all of our questions and flew a beautiful plane. 😊😊😊
star-5
100% recommend
Ben_C
, May 2022
What a fantastic experience from start to finish. 100% recommend to anyone visiting Broome. This is a must see. The views where like Jurassic park scenes. Jack was a great host, cheers for one of the best days ever mate!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Would highly recommend
Jeannette_B
, May 2022
Tour was excellent from the flight the falls , morning tea and lunch with the hatchery visit. Ben was more than a pilot he wAs a great your guide 👍👍
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great day out from Broome
carol_c
, May 2022
Excellent pilot very informative views from plane excellent and aboriginal hatchery stop at one arm point also good
star-5
Amazing Experience
Geraldine_M
, May 2022
This tour was a fantastic way to experience the horizontal falls, the islands in the area and the peninsula . Our pilots/ guides were skilled and knowledgeable. Shout out to Amy, Ollie and Matt. Thanks, lived it! Dan & Geri ❤️
star-5
Amazing experience in Broome
Anna_H
, Apr 2022
Absolutely amazing experience and worth every penny. The views over Horizontal falls and Dampier peninsula were just gorgeous and the atmosphere in the tour was fun and relaxed. Our pilot Ollie was great and made sure everyone felt safe during the flights. Awesome day and definitely best part of my Broome trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Not just a scenic flight
Alice_G
, Apr 2022
A fabulous day out, incredible views- no filters required for this azure water! knowledgeable & friendly commentary and textbook landings in our tiny plane by Daphne. Would highly recommend. The hatchery was fascinating and well worth the visit.
star-5
Great day out
Mark_H
, Apr 2022
Enjoyed it all - the commentary from the pilot Tom was very entertaining and the views amazing. The swim was great and thew fish farm was very interesting. My son loved that the most

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