Lake Argyle Cruises

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Lake Argyle Cruises is the original tour company on Lake Argyle, owned and operated by Greg Smith. Greg and his team have been operating on Lake Argyle for over 20 years and have a wealth of knowledge, if they don’t know it, no one will!!

They have a range of cruise options available from their spectacular Sunset Cruise to their Half Day Best of Lake Argyle Cruise, specialized Birdwatching and Fishing Charters and private charters for school and tour groups and larger groups travelling together.

Lake Argyle Cruises also have a range of hire equipment for those wanting to explore the lake at their own pace, including dinghies, barbecue pontoons, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.

Whether you’re spotting for wildlife during one of their cruises, hiring a boat 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 Lake Argyle Cruises.

Facilities

Service Types

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife Paid Wifi

Activities

Birdwatching Boating Swimming

Fitness

Basic Moderate

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Clean Practicing Business

Services

From $60 to $390

As the old saying goes, “red sky at night, sailors’ delight” and there’s no better way to experience a breathtaking Lake Argyle sunset than out on the water!

On Lake Argyle Sunset Magic Cruise, you’ll explore the rugged northern end of Lake Argyle while navigating through some of the lake’s 90 islands and inlets. Your Skipper will entertain and inform with commentary on the natural history and development of Lake Argyle, The Ord River Irrigation System and the Aquaculture Industry. You’ll encounter Rock Wallabies, Crocodiles, Wallaroos and the diverse array of birdlife that call Lake Argyle home. You’ll be delighted and awed by the Archer Fish that shoot water up at your hand with amazing precision. You’ll watch a Catfish feeding frenzy and perhaps you’ll even be enticed to come back out on one of their fishing trips.

As the sun sinks behind the glorious Carr Boyd Ranges, you’ll enjoy a complimentary drink and a light snack to make the most of this magic time of day. With rugged red cliffs reflecting into the blue water, Lake Argyle is the ultimate place to catch the last golden rays of the Kimberley sun.

Complimentary afternoon tea with alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages is included.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire

From $100 to $590

The best (and only) way to experience the full length of Lake Argyle. This trip includes all of the highlights from the Sunset Cruise plus much more. From the rugged northern-end to the vast expanses of the southern reaches and 120 kilometres in between, this is a must-do for anyone wanting to experience the heart and soul of Lake Argyle!

The bird is the word in the lake’s southern wetlands, being home to a myriad of birdlife, take a gander through the binoculars for an up-close look at the many different species of birds, wallabies and crocodiles.

Fossick for the intriguing Zebra Rock on Remote Island, unique to Lake Argyle, this rock is alluring with its perfect stripes and spots. 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.

Enjoy some delicious local Ord produce for afternoon tea before stopping for a refreshing swim with complimentary drinks while enjoying the changing colours reflecting across the lake on the best spot for sunset!

The perfect end to a magnificent day!!

Complimentary lunch, afternoon tea and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages is included.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire

From $45 to $70

The early bird gets the worm and the Morning Cruise is a great way to begin your day at Lake Argyle! Established in 1973 and still an essential trip for many who visit the region, the Morning Cruise explores the rugged northern end of Lake Argyle while navigating through some of the lake’s 90 islands and inlets.

During your cruise you’ll enjoy informative commentary on the natural history and development of Lake Argyle, The Ord River Irrigation System and The Aquaculture Industry. You’ll encounter Rock Wallabies, Crocodiles, Wallaroos (Euros) and the diverse array of birdlife that call Lake Argyle home.

You’ll be delighted and awed by the Archer Fish that shoot water up at your hand with amazing precision. You’ll watch a Catfish feeding frenzy (also known by the fancier term of ‘Silver Cobbler’) and perhaps you’ll even be enticed to come back out on one of Lake Argyle Cruises fishing trips. There’s no better way to experience the breathtaking landscape of the Carr Boyd Ranges and the inaccessible North Western shoreline than on Lake Argyle Cruises Morning Cruise!

Complimentary tea and coffee included.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire

From $110 to $160

Good things come to those who bait. If you’re angling to catch a fish during your time at Lake Argyle, join Lake Argyle Cruises for a fishing expedition! They guarantee that you’ll catch a fish of some sort and if not, they will give you a 50 per cent refund.

Lake Argyle abounds with a huge variety and number of fish. The largest is the massive “Silver Cobbler” which can weigh up to 40 kilograms. Lake Argyle Cruises target these huge beasts as well as the feisty “Sooty Grunter” and anything else which might come along. Barramundi are increasing in numbers but are still few and far between.

Lake Argyle Cruises supply a selection of rods, reels, hand lines, bait and lures (lures to be replaced if lost). You are also welcome to bring your own gear. They are supporters of sustainable fishing practices and have therefore imposed their own limit of three fishes or three kilograms (unless a single fish filleted weighs over three kilograms, then you can keep whole fish), per person per trip.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire

$190

Do you go cuckoo for birds? Then you’ll love Lake Argyle Cruises half day bird-watching expedition of Lake Argyle, a designated RAMSAR Wetland due to the large number and variety of birdlife found there. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded on or around the lake including Yellow Chat, Purple Crowned Fairy Wren and the Long Toed Stint. At times, individual flocks of certain species can number in the tens of thousands.

Lake Argyle has also gained a reputation as one of the best locations in Australia to observe certain species that are often difficult to find elsewhere. A number of well-known birdwatchers regularly bring their clients to them, knowing that their experience and ability to find sought-after species is second to none. On previous trips, guests have been pleasantly surprised at sighting up to 113 bird species in one day!

Lake Argyle Cruises’ owner, Greg, is a keen birdwatcher and he especially enjoys leading these trips. Please book in advance to arrange a departure to suit your itinerary.

Light breakfast, snacks, morning tea and coffee included.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $223 to $299

Enjoy an absolutely Ord-some day in the East Kimberley, cruising the mighty Ord River and sipping bubbly while the sun sets over Lake Argyle.

Begin your tour from Kununurra with an Ord River Cruise, the longest daily river cruise in Australia! This river system boasts stunning scenery, gorgeous gorges and a myriad of bird and marine life. Stop at a riverside picnic area and feast on a mouth-watering buffet lunch.

You will then take an exhilarating cruise navigating the narrow, fast flowing sections to Lake Argyle. Boarding the coach, cross the dam wall en route to Lake Argyle village and the historic Durack Homestead Museum.

The day just keeps getting better as you board your next boat and head out to sea – an inland sea, that is! You will cruise through ‘the Heads’ and enter the northern end of Lake Argyle, meeting their resident wildlife along the way. Learn the amazing history of this magnificent lake before settling in for a swim and some complimentary nibbles, accompanied by beer or bubbly. As the sun sets and the sky turns orange, you’ll raise your glasses to an unforgettable day.

Complimentary transfers to/from Kununurra, lunch, afternoon tea and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages included.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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