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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TOUR
The best (and only) way to experience the full length of Lake Argyle is on our Best of Lake Argyle cruise. This trip includes all of the highlights from our Sunset Magic trip and much more. From the rugged northern end to the vast expanses of the southern reaches and 120km in between, this is a must-do for anyone wanting to experience the heart and soul of our beautiful lake!
The bird is the word in the lake’s Southern wetlands, being home to a myriad of birdlife that sometimes numbers into the tens of thousands! Take a gander through the binoculars (provided by us, but your welcome to bring your own) for an up-close look at the many different species of birds and other wildlife including wallabies and crocodiles.
We’ll stop on a remote island to fossick for the intriguing Zebra Rock. Unique to Lake Argyle, this rock is alluring with its perfect stripes and spots that can appear to be painted on. We’ll cruise past the submerged site of ‘Argyle Downs’, the Durack Family’s Homestead, while listening to stories about the pioneering families and how they began the pastoral industry in the Eastern Kimberley.
We’ll enjoy the changing colours reflecting across the lake near Monsmont Island, the best spot on the Lake for sunset! Enjoy some delicious local Ord River produce for afternoon tea before stopping for a refreshing swim (don’t forget your bathers!) and complimentary beer, wine or champagne – the perfect end to a magnificent day on Lake Argyle.
Includes: Complimentary lunch, afternoon tea and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Average Duration: 6.5 hours
Note: We specialise in observing wildlife, but due to the nature of wild animals it cannot be guaranteed you will see all that is described in our services.
Imagine living in a place where crocodiles outnumber humans; where you’re hours from the coast, but the sea is your front yard (an inland sea, that is); where flocks of birds can number into the tens of thousands; and where each day’s sunset has the potential to be the best you’ve ever seen.
When Greg began operating in 1999, he knew he’d never tire of showing this incredible part of the world to others. Two decades (and thousands of guests later) Lake Argyle Cruises remains the number one choice for exploring this magnificent part of the Kimberley.
Our fleet of purpose-built cruise vessels offer comfortable seating and unobstructed views, immersing you into the breathtaking landscape that the Eastern Kimberley is renowned for. Our team’s passion and knowledge, together with our fantastic products have earned us the Holy Grail for any tour company – a five star rating and Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.
Whether you’re spotting for wildlife during one of our cruises, hiring a dinghy and throwing in a line, drifting across the water on a stand-up paddle board, or soaking in the magic of an East Kimberley sunset, you’ll experience the heart and soul of Lake Argyle with us, Lake Argyle Cruises!
Dress ‘Kimberley casual’ – shorts, t-shirt and sandals. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, camera and binoculars! If you are sensitive to the cold, bring a light jacket to wear while we are motoring. Wear your swimwear and pack a towel for your swim at the end of the cruise. Warm clothing may be required from June to August.
“I booked a cruise called Best of lake argyle and I tell you what we went from one end to the other ,left to right and every where in between finishing off with a swim and a beautiful lakeargyle sun set with a glass of champagne. The new boat is amazing with a very easy to use front swim deck the lowers into water and a ramp ladder that everyone found easy to use. Greg’s knowledge of lake argyle is the best around. Courtney in the front office and do’er of everything else was fantastic to deal with and nothing was hassle. Lots of food on board and we even had local produce water melon and rock melon for days. Tea and coffee was available and easy to make your own while the boat was travelling.
Greg pointed out lots of birds and a couple of fresh waters crocodiles.
Family friendly too
I drove my self to lake argyle but there was a bus available to book a transfer on if you didn’t have a car.
What a wonderful part of the world you live in and will definitely come again when I’m back at lake argyle”
“We did the Best of Cruise last Sunday & wow wow wow !!! Greg & his helpers were the best. The weather was perfect, the boat glided on the water. Greg took us from one end to the other from one side to the other stopping at places to see wildlife,crocs & way up the other end of the lake where you see birdlife. The ever changing scenery is breathtaking. It isn’t as deep there and dead tree tops emerge giving a totally different view of the lake. Yummy lunch is provided too.A swim at sunset (bit cool but worth it) with champagne beer & nibbles. How much better could it get!!! THE SUNSET WAS AWESOME & FULL MOON VISIBLE TOO. I could go on and on but kust say This will be a memory for us never to forget. THANK YOU GREG FOR A PERFECT DAY!”
“Yesterday I took the 6hr tour of Lake Argyle with Greg. 2 companies with similar names can be confusing but this tour was superb. Lunch rolls, tea coffee biscuits, fresh local fruit, and drinks and snacks at sunset. Great value, excellent info and Greg was a great host. He knows his stuff.”
“This place was just incredible. Greg was a fantastic tour guide, his knowledge of the area was very impressive. We done the half day Best of Lake Argyle cruise which included a swim and watching the sunset. Worth every $ and would gladly do it again. Thoroughly recommend this tour and this company. Outstanding.”
Canning Vale, Australia
“Thank you Greg,
What an amazing backyard you have.
Your “Best of Argyle Tour” was fantastic, not only did we get to see some amazing scenery, but the wild life was spectacular.
The whole afternoon from start to finish was great, well organised, there was plenty of food, drinks and information.
The sunset beautiful and the full moon coming up over the lake was lovely.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend to everyone.”
Ken & Debbie
“Had a wonderful time on the Best of the Lake cruise. The swim at sunset was the icing on the cake. Highly recommend.”
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
We supply cold water, tea & coffee and sweat biscuits throughout the cruise.
Ham/chicken/Salami and salad rolls or wraps for lunch with soft drink or juice.
Fresh local melons for afternoon tea.
Dips and crackers, beer, wine, champagne and soft drink or juice for Sunset.
No, we are not licensed to sell beverages on board but you are more than welcome to bring a few extra with you, we just ask to bring them in a small size bag.
Yes, please mention at time of booking what your dietary requirements are. If you are concerned about severe allergies, your more than welcome to bring your own food and drink. Please make your allergy known to the skipper at the start of the cruise to ensure no cross contamination.
You most certainly can, we just ask that you keep the items in a small cooler bag such as an insulated shopping bag and store these items under your seat.
We do have limitations due to the size of our boat, what our capacity is on the day and movability around the boat.
Please contact our sales team to discuss further 08 91 687 687.
Unfortunately not, we do have room restrictions on board our boats.
Please feel free to call our sales team to discuss your options 08 91 687 687.
During the months of June to August it can get cold out at Lake Argyle.
We recommend bringing a jumper or jacket and/or a change of clothes
Yes, both on board our boats and at our office.
Certainly, we do have freshwater crocodiles in Lake Argyle but these creatures don’t actively hurt humans. We swim in the deeper parts of Lake Argyle where they frequent less.
Lake Argyle is 70kms from Kununurra. The drive should take approx 50 minutes, but we recommend giving yourself an hour travel time.
Certainly is, Lake Argyle Road is sealed the whole way. There are some spots you will need to slow down due to the condition of the road and you do need to check the road conditions in the ‘wet season’.
It will be dark by the time this cruise finishes. We advise to pay extra attention on the road as there is stray wildlife. We also advise to drink responsibly on the cruise.
Alternatively, we do offer return transfers from Kununurra. Please contact our sales team for more information 08 91687 687.
We recommend coming out to Lake Argyle 1-2 hours prior to your cruise departure time. Our Sales Team are more than happy to show you what else there is to do here. Pop into our office, located 200 metres past the Lake Argyle Resort, whilst here come and browse through our amazing Zebra Rock collection.