PONANT, the world leader in luxury expeditions, has announced the opening of its 2025 Kimberley season, with 18 departures available from May to September 2025.
With Le Jacques-Cartier returning to the region in 2025 for the second year after her maiden season in the Kimberley in 2024 and renowned sistership Le Soléal sailing 10-night’ Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ itineraries between Broome and Darwin, PONANT offers an additional layer of enrichment.
Both yachts are built to seamlessly explore the raw grandeur of Australia’s famed Kimberley coast, with 132 staterooms and suites aboard Le Soléal and only 90 aboard Le Jacques-Cartier.
The 10-night itineraries provide an expert-led and awe-inspiring immersion into the beautiful, pristine landscapes and fascinating Indigenous culture that is still alive and well today.
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of our Kimberley expedition season in 2025,” says Deb Corbett, General Manager Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific. “As award-winning expedition leaders in the region, we are excited to showcase our expertise and continue to provide the unrivalled experience our Ponant expeditions are known for.”
Set sail for the wild and majestic landscapes of Kimberley from Darwin or Broome and embark on an 11-day expedition cruise to one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet.
In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, guests will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds. Discover the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest falls in Western Australia; the magnificent bays of Vansittart and Swift will offer you exceptional panoramas between islands, secret inlets, caves, and rocky overhangs.
At Ashmore Reef, gaze out over the shades of blue of the Timor Sea off the mainland. The corals are home to extraordinary marine life in this incredibly beautiful paradise.
At Collier Bay, guests can admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs.
Australia’s Iconic Kimberley
From Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin – 11 days, 10 nights
18 departures from 24 May to 21 September 2025
From $10,170 per person*
For guests looking to experience the Kimberley in 2024/25, Ponant can now take care of all expedition arrangements effortlessly with PONANT PLUS, ensuring each guest embarks quickly and returns rejuvenated. PONANT PLUS offers extensive added value, including flights, airport and hotel transfers, accommodation, local touring, and more, providing a seamless experience from start to finish.