Fishing and Marine Life You Can Enjoy on Kimberley Cruises

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  • Author Kathy Veech
  • Published December 24, 2018
  • Word count 495

Broome cruises are a great way to explore this vibrant region, but they can also be a fantastic way to relax and "reel in" the good times with some world class fishing spots. The Kimberleys feature 52 unique freshwater species with 16 native to the area. This diversity makes it an ideal place for marine watching, so here we’ll explore the fishing and marine life you can expect on Kimberley Cruises.

Big Fishing

Kimberley coast cruises can provide you with access to some of the most sought after species. While there is a comprehensive list of species, two of the biggest contenders of world class sportfishing arena are right here.

The biggest draw for fishing enthusiasts is the Barramundi or Lates Calcarifer. These grow as large as 1.8 metres in length, with 1.2 metres being the average. Adult fish typically congregate around the estuaries. Barramundi can be found in Ivanhoe Crossing, Doubtful Bay, and Collier Bay and you may even find the crew on Kimberley cruises have their own secret spots where you will find some prized specimens.

Another prized big fish is the Threadfin Salmon, which may look a little strange, but can provide a delicious treat. Threadfin can grow to 1.7 metres, making them slightly smaller compared to Barra, but they can provide some fantastic sport fishing.

Nature Spotting

Whether you’re thinking about best Kimberley luxury cruises or an adventure cruise, there will be plenty of time for nature spotting. The Kimberley has an incredibly biodiverse environment with alligators and crocodiles lurking in the shadows and a plethora of bright sponge and coral reefs. Six out of seven oceanic turtle species call the Kimberleys home, and during whale watching season, you can see dozens of humpback pods as they migrate to escape the icy Antarctica winter waters.

While global rising water temperatures are a threat to biodiversity, the lack of built up, large cities in the Kimberleys has kept the area almost pristine. Of course, this means that it is essential to respect the delicate life balance to maintain this beautiful diversity. If you’re not taking any fish to your plate, release them to provide an opportunity for them to reproduce and ensure the fish population continues to flourish.

A Fishing Trip of a Lifetime

If you want to relax and unwind with a fishing trip, you can be sure of a trip of a lifetime with Kimberley cruises. Operators can provide tailored escapes where you can explore the oceans along the coast and inland fishing spots. It is not uncommon to find Barra, threadfin and other species to ensure that you enjoy a fishing trip of a lifetime.

If you are contemplating Kimberley cruises, you should speak to us. We offer access to a wide range of packages from luxury Kimberley cruises to adventure cruises. You’ll also find the Broome Kimberley team ready to answer any queries to help you to plan your dream break and discover the spectacular beauty of the Kimberleys.

We offer access to a wide range of packages from luxury Kimberley cruises to adventure cruises.

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