Read what people have to say about our cruises…
OMG….. WOW…….Have just returned from the trip of a lifetime.
We just wanted to email to tell you what a fantastic holiday we had. From the start, with you booking everything exactly how we wanted with nothing being too difficult, to the arrival and getting familiar with our surroundings, onto the amazing sites we saw and places we went and finishing with the fantastic crew who were always helpful; nothing was ever too hard and they went above and beyond at all times. We couldn’t have asked for better treatment all the way through and we just had an amazing time with memories to last us a lifetime. The other passengers on the trip were brilliant and all in all it was an experience we will never forget. Although we knew where we were going, and we had been dreaming of this trip for a long time, nothing prepared us for the great trip that we had. It was wonderful and beyond what we expected. We wanted to thank you and the whole team for everything you did; you really all do make the difference.
Debbie & Tony Zon, Maryknoll, VIC – Cruise 1, 2017
Dear Jill, OMG….. WOW…….Have just returned from the trip of a lifetime.
Crew – absolutely outstanding.
Food – unbelievable.
Scenery – To die for.
Cannot mince words….bloody hell-spectacular!!
Suzanne & Alan Carlisle, Woody Point, QLD – Cruise 2, 2017
Having just completed our second cruise with Discovery One we were once again thrilled with the experience. We loved being able to cruise in comfort while enjoying the vast stunningly beautiful vistas of the Kimberley…from the turquoise waters to the vivid colours of the craggy shoreline. It is a precious gift to explore this unique region of Australia with the Discovery One Crew.
Julie & John Rhodes, Culburra Beach, NSW – Cruise 3, 2017
Just wanted to let you know that we have just arrived back home after an absolutely fantastic cruise. The crew were the best, always smiling and keen to ensure we had a great trip. The other passengers were all great and we now have 20 new friends. The trip could not have been better. I also wanted to thank you for all your help with the booking and pre-cruise advice which you were happy to do no matter what time we rang. It was very much appreciated.
Jennifer Bailey & Michael Bianco, Quakers Hill, NSW – Cruise 4, 2017
I just wanted to express my thanks to you and the wonderful crew of Discovery One. Carol and I have just returned from the best holiday we have ever had. Lenny and the crew could not do more for us and the food was amazing. We have seen parts of our wonderful country that we never knew existed. The colours are beautiful and the waterfalls are magnificent. We have thanked the crew when we left the boat but I would like to ask you to thank them again for us. Thanks for your time and effort before the trip and thanks for Discovery One.
Kelvin & Carol Holland, Ocean Grove, VIC – Cruise 5, 2017
I am just back at home in Brisbane after our wonderful Kimberley trip and want to take the opportunity to thank you, the crew and everyone involved. Feedback I have received from the group has been overwhelmingly positive – everyone had a great time! Our whole trip went really smoothly from the accommodation in Broome, our bus driver for the trip from Broome to Derby and return, the great food, and the excellent friendly service by the on board crew and, especially, the interesting and informative onshore excursions. The comment I get from several of our party since arriving back in Brisbane has been “How good was that?” I would definitely recommend Discovery One to anyone who would like to have a truly memorable experience of the Kimberley Coast.
Ben Walters, Norman Park, QLD – Cruise 6 (chartered), 2017
Discovery One is a wonderful vessel; perfect size, very comfortable and with 22 passengers there was plenty of room. The 2 tenders meant we all got to go on excursions at the same time. The option of the helicopter and fast boat at the Horizontal Falls was appreciated. We enjoyed both activities. The crew were professional, caring, very friendly and genuine. We knew a bit about the Kimberley before travelling on Discovery One but the cruise helped us to really appreciate this beautiful place.
Tony & Sue Hoff, Kingscote, SA – Cruise 7, 2017
Loved the Cruise! It was beyond our expectations. We will be proud to share our experience and photo memories with family and friends and to recommend it to all. Maybe we will return ourselves one day. To Lennie and all the crew – Thanks a million!
Alex & Vicki Hunter, Halls Head, WA – Cruise 8, 2017
From the first contact with Jill the whole process went without a hitch; from Moonlight Bay Suites in Broome, to the light plane flight to the Mitchell Plateau, to the helicopter out to the embarkation beach and our first sight of Discovery One. The crew’s friendliness and professionalism was outstanding. Nothing was a problem. The cleanliness of the vessel was a testament to their commitment to the passengers’ well being and comfort. The tender trips were varied and gave us an informative perspective of the Kimberley region. Captain Lennie’s nightly briefings were a highlight and his knowledge of the area is outstanding. We left with great memories. Thanks to the crew and passengers we spent our adventure with. Thanks everyone.
Greg & Alison Mokeeff, Engadine, NSW – Cruise 9, 2017
The itinerary offered by Discovery One is very well sorted, appropriately flexible and broad enough for everyone. You have a highly competent collection of staff. The small group enhanced great personal relationships and I’m sure we visited more places than those on the larger boats. I could not remotely think of any changes. We had one of the best holidays ever! Thanks very much.
Ken & Trish Whittaker, Battery Hill, QLD – Cruise 10, 2017
The crew were excellent and the food exceptional. The destinations were great and due to the skill of the Captain we enjoyed them at their best. We have been on many different holidays but rate this as one of the best. We also appreciated the “small” things; an excellent laundry service; no security worries regarding valuables; the top deck was very enjoyable for views, breezes and happy hour with nibbles; the bathroom facilities were spotless. Good luck to you all for the future.
Ian & Heather Cordwell, Gladstone Park, VIC – Cruise 11, 2017
Just outstanding! We were really impressed with our Discovery One cruise and the staff. It certainly created great memories for a lifetime. From start to finish the cruise was extremely well run and an excellent mix of chill time, adventure time and such fun! The efforts of the crew to celebrate Mario’s 70th were absolutely fantastic and made his day and evening very memorable for him. Thank you.
Linda & Mario Carrettin, Woodside, SA – Cruise 12, 2017
We would like to thank you and ask that you pass on our thanks to the crew of Discovery one.
We have just completed Cruise 13 and had the best time. The crew are marvellous; helpful, caring and knowledgeable about the Kimberly area. We have loved the whole experience. What a wonderful area the Kimberly is and your staff made it a trip to remember. We will recommend it to all that we speak to.
Sheila Freer & Geoff Hawley, Beachmere, QLD, – Cruise 13, 2017
Well we are back safe and sound from our Waterfall Trip and whilst they are not adjectives – WOW, WOW, WOW is a good way to start how we felt. We have completed our questionnaire on board and can only say good things about the trip. The whole experience was just great with the crew, accommodation, meals and sightseeing meeting or exceeding our expectations.
Gerry & Deirdre Eastwood, Belmont, NSW – Cruise 1, 2016
This was our second trip on Discovery One and it was as great, if not better, than the first. It was a fantastic experience with a great crew who could not do enough for us; great blend of the sense of business, service and good humour. With the amazing scenery it was all over once again an experience of a lifetime.
Rob & Maree Messer, Clontarf, QLD – Cruise 2, 2016
We were very impressed by the teamwork of the crew on Discovery One. They appeared to share tasks and responsibilities and, despite working hard and continually from dawn till after dusk, there was always a ready smile, a prompt response to every request and time for every passenger. Totally professional! Each day of our cruise offered new experiences and insights into a region that we knew little about but came to appreciate. Frequent trips on the tenders were great fun and allowed us to get a real feel for the Kimberley. This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed how casual it was; no shoes, no dressing up and ideal for relaxing.
Ken & Marion Mathews, Orange, NSW – Cruise 3, 2016
The crew were very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly as well as being passionate about their work. The itinerary was fantastic; the scenery, aboriginal artwork and historical relics were highlights. The overall layout of Discovery One was great for the number of people it carries. Loved the complimentary back-packs; they are a great idea.
Paul & Regina Crollini, Yowie Bay, NSW – Cruise 4, 2016
We went with high expectations and the cruise exceeded them all! We feel privileged to have seen and experienced such an unspoiled part of our country.
John & Jo Trafford, Magill, SA – Cruise 5, 2016
The crew of Discovery One are enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working, fun and informative – perfect! The cruise was above our expectations. A special thanks to all those who made our 50th Wedding Anniversary so special.
Rod & Maggie Cripps, Parkdale, VIC – Cruise 6, 2016
This cruise through the Kimberley has been an adventure of a lifetime that we will always treasure and never forget. The experiences and exciting things we have achieved on this cruise we would never have thought possible. Thank you to the crew for all they did to make this a great holiday.
Pat & Grace Principe, Klemzig, SA – Cruise 7, 2016
In addition to the comments we made and handed over before leaving Discovery One on Saturday, Elspeth and I would like you to know how much we enjoyed the trip. Lennie and his crew could not have been more friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make the most of our experience and respond to our every need. Tracey is a star in the galley – not seen very often but her products were thoroughly enjoyed. Our group of passengers also got on well together (10 of us had a farewell dinner in Broome on our return) and we greatly appreciated the little touches such as champagne and cakes for birthdays and wedding anniversaries. All in all a great trip and one we’ll be happy to recommend to others.
Niall & Elspeth Weatherstone, Denmark, WA – Cruise 8, 2016
Just got off in Derby and I am speechless. Best holiday. It was amazing and such beauty. Lennie and staff were so good they looked after us very well. Tracey managed to put kilos on us both. Can’t speak highly enough about the entire experience. We had such fun and met some new friends. I am still on a ‘high’.
Dennis & Kay Elliott, Templestowe, VIC – Cruise 9, 2016
THANK YOU to everyone at Discovery One. We’re back after a wonderful cruise. Everything about our cruise was spectacular: perfect weather, sparkling aquamarine water, rugged wilderness landscapes, glorious sunsets, remarkable night skies, all enjoyed from the comfort of Discovery One. However, the friendly and helpful crew made our holiday absolutely memorable. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was really delicious, with lots of variety and an abundance of fresh fruit. Our fellow passengers were a wonderful group who shared a sense of adventure and were great company. We loved the tender trips and entertaining encounters with the local crocs, sharks and birds. We will certainly recommend Discovery One very highly to everyone.
Tony & Christine Smith, Cronulla, NSW – Cruise 10, 2016
Lennie, the Captain, has a wonderful sense of humour but also imparts his knowledge of the Kimberley from the heart. A very safety conscious attitude made our first sea voyage very enjoyable. Tamra was also very efficient with a quick sense of humour. What attracted us to this cruise was the small number of passengers on a smaller boat, with highlights concentrated on the coast with no open sea journeys. Thank you for highlighting Robert’s birthday and our wedding anniversary, making both such a special memory.
Robert & Alison Patterson, Cootamundra, NSW – Cruise 11, 2016
We enjoyed the trip so much and haven’t stopped telling people how good it was. We understand that friends of ours have booked a trip for next year; they were so impressed with what we told them and with the photos. They, like us, didn’t want a 5+ star boat, and particularly liked the small numbers and the frequent ashore trips and the ability to go to places where the bigger boats can’t go, thus seeing far more than just the open sea. Only last week I showed my brothers and their wives some photos, they also were much impressed. Not sure whether that will translate into a booking at some stage, but you never know. Thank you and the crew once again for what I would describe as the voyage of a lifetime.
Donalda & Frank Roberts, Bowral, NSW – Cruise 12, 2016
We had an amazing 13 days on Discovery One. The crew including Lenny, Tamra, Jeremy, Tracy, Jaden and Rachel did an excellent job in hosting us for the period. As your self appointed Tassie sales rep I will continue to spread the Discovery One gospel.
Ian & Jean Howard, Blackmans Bay, TAS – Cruise 13, 2016
I have been in about 75 countries, and the Kimberley cruise on Discovery One will remain as one of the most spectacular of my adventures. The remote, pristine beauty can hardly be described. I’m almost ready to sign up for the beginning of the season in 2018 to see the massive waters pouring over the dramatic cliffs and rock faces.
Havard Bauer , USA, Cruise 14, 2016
The crew were fantastic; nothing was too much trouble. The same day laundry service was really great. I was most impressed with Captain Lennie’s emphasis on safety. I know others who have been on cruises with different companies who didn’t receive warnings about steep walks and who swam anywhere they stopped. All the crew work extremely hard to keep things very clean, are always cheerful and helpful and definitely have a customer service focus. Thank you to all for making my cruise so enjoyable!
Ruth Crawford, Broome, WA – Cruise 1, 2015
You have a really good product for our type of people. The activities are far more important than luxury. The shared bathrooms work very well and were always clean and tidy. The crew are all very good at their jobs. They made us feel like friends, not just passengers. The choice of excursions was excellent and the pace was good (activity and relaxation time). We would definitely recommend this cruise to others.
Rod & Leanne Schulz, Torquay, QLD – Cruise 2, 2015
We had very high expectations of a great adventure and we were in no way disappointed! The crew went above and beyond the call of duty and never stopped working to ensure we had the best holiday possible. Just keep doing what you are doing. You have a wonderful product to sell. Thank you very much.
Geoff & Gail Eliot, Geraldton, WA – Cruise 3, 2015
OMG – What a crew! Lenny is such a great skipper who shared his extensive knowledge of the Kimberley with us on a daily basis. There were so many highlights including Mother’s Day drinks on the beach at sunset. The food was great and such a wonderful variety. Thank you all so much.
Alan & Stella Ogston, Hallidays Point, NSW – Cruise 4, 2015
The overall experience was without a doubt the most wonderful holiday I have ever experienced; wonderful staff, incredible destinations, amazing food and a most exciting adventure. I would not change a thing. Many thanks!
Veronica Thomas, Avalon Beach, NSW – Cruise 5, 2015
I was sure each new experience was the highlight of our cruise but, in the end, it was all a magical experience.. We had a fabulous time with a great group of fellow passengers. The crew were outstanding. They took great pride in their work and knew all passengers names within a few days. The facilities onboard were good and very well maintained. Lennie’s determination to give us the best experience possible was exceptional.
Roger & Perry Solomon, Sellecks Beach, SA – Cruise 6, 2015
This was the best holiday of my life. Every single one of you, from the person who sold us on the idea at the Camping Show, to Jill who organised our booking, to every single crew member, deserves a big pat on the back for service beyond expectations. Lennie’s vast experience of the region shows, as does his calm personality in handling passengers and crew. He knits a wonderfully energetic team smoothly together. I didn’t want the cruise to end! Great value for money!
Colin Fryer & Jan Graham, Cairns, QLD – Cruise 7, 2015
The cruise was outstanding. Everything was a highlight. Everything was fantastic. We loved spending so much time exploring in the tenders and the destinations were great. The crew are a credit to your company. I don’t see how you can improve on what you offer. Good job!
Karl & Jackie Howard, Flagstaff, SA – Cruise 8, 2015
The scenery was like no where else. I didn’t realise that rocks could be so interesting.
We loved the cool dips in waterholes and rock pools; loved all the people – crew and fellow passengers; loved the food which was so tasty and imaginative; just loved it all. It was so relaxing and all just seemed to go along seamlessly. When the weather wasn’t good there were always alternatives as to what we’d do. Felt so safe, even when we had a storm one night. The crew were so competent and welcoming.
Suzanne & Eric Prentice, Mosman, NSW – Cruise 9, 2015
We loved all of it! Lennie showed us a huge variety of places; many of them absolutely magnificent. Who would have thought that rock formations could be so endlessly varied and fascinating? It was such a unique holiday in a totally wild and beautiful place.
Colin & Wendy Edgeley, Denmark, WA – Cruise 10. 2015
I am delighted with my choice of Kimberley Cruise. The size (boat, crew, number of passengers) made for the best holiday experience. It was total enjoyment. There is nothing I would change.
Reg & Christine McMullen, Gympie, QLD – Cruise 11, 2015
The cruise was above our expectations. The scenery, the whales and the variety of the landscapes were the highlights. Thank you for a ‘real life’ experience in a truly wonderful part of the world!
Lou & Ann Zamberlan, Lisarow, NSW – Cruise 12, 2015
The crew were fabulous hosts and never stopped working! The food was varied – loved the salads, morning teas and desserts! The destinations were great – so many experiences of many wonderful sights. It was fabulous – absolutely fabulous. Thanks to you all.
John Beaton & Mary Smyth, Greenslopes, QLD – Cruise 13, 2015
The cruise was above expectations with a fantastic Captain and crew whose enthusiasm for the Kimberley was obvious and contagious. Every day you would think it couldn’t get any better but it always did. We will be back for sure. Many, many thanks for everything!
David & Cecilia Brooke, South Perth, WA – Cruise 14, 2015