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Posted date 12.07.2022

Sailing Expeditions in Barefoot Luxury?


Sailing Expeditions in Barefoot Luxury



This is your chance to experience a piece of PONANT history; their flagship luxury three-masted sailing yacht, Le Ponant , will be leaving Mediterranean shores for the first time in 2023 to deliver an Australian first – the Pinnacle Kimberley Experience.


Together with Paspaley, PONANT are taking these luxury expeditions to another level – each sailing is paired with private, scenic transfer flights aboard Paspaley’s vintage Grumman Mallard flying boats and private access to Paspaley’s pearl operations in Kuri Bay; it’s the ultimate Kimberley exploration in barefoot luxury.


These barefoot luxury sailing expeditions are fully flexible itineraries with no predetermined destinations. The bespoke itineraries showcase the changing environment, with each day’s activities determined by the Captain and Expedition Leader, taking into account the season, prevailing weather, tide and sea conditions to deliver the best experience possible. We have a variety of itinerary options in 2023, so don’t delay to take advantage of the highest PONANT early bird Bonus saving – up to 30%!* Scroll down to learn more about PONANT’s flagship, and the three new sailings. Got 10 minutes to spare? Sit back, relax and learn more about Le Ponant Sailing Expeditions in the Kimberley.

Your Host: Le Ponant


Le Ponant highlights the unique mix of adventure, sustainability, and barefoot luxury. The newly refurbished yacht has been transformed to feature the latest technical innovations to reduce emissions and equipped with state-of-the-art Zodiacs for shore landings and excursions. Having been entirely renovated with a sleek, sophisticated design by Jean-Philippe Nuel Studio, Le Ponant offers an intimate setting with only 16 staterooms for a maximum of 32 guests being looked after by 32 crew members.

Northern Kimberley Sailing Expedition

An immersive expedition including exploration of the spectacular 80-metre-high sandstone cliffs of the King George River Gorge and its Twin Falls, the highest in Western Australia, the chance to uncover the stories behind the enigmatic Gwion Gwion rock art and experience Prince Frederick Harbour, one of the largest and most scenic inlets of the Kimberley coast.
Sailing between Darwin and Wyndham OR Kuri Bay and Wyndham
11 Days from $16,940 ppts

Southern Kimberley Sailing Expedition

Discover the pristine beaches and remarkable scenery of the Buccaneer archipelago and search for iconic bird species such as White-Bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy kites and Ospreys. Guests will be able to watch in awe as the tidal waters flow off Montgomery reef and witness the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay.

Sailing between Broome and Kuri Bay
10 Days from $16,460 ppts



Rowley Shoals Sailing Expedition

A sailing adventure to the Rowley Shoals, home to pristine coral lagoons and an abundance of marine life. Guests will discover the pristine beaches and remarkable scenery of the Buccaneer archipelago, witness the tidal waters flow off Montgomery reef and the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay. A visit to the Lacepede Islands, an important bird area and home to Western Australia’s most important breeding habitats for Green Turtles is on the radar.

Sailing in and out of Broome
9 Days from $13,770 ppts