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Announcing True North II

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True North expands fleet

True North Adventure Cruises is excited to announce that the TRUE NORTH’s predecessor is returning to service.

The first TRUE NORTH to feature a ship’s helicopter has more recently been available for charter in Indonesian waters.

TRUE NORTH II to Feature a Ship’s Helicopter

True North’s founding director, Craig Howson, reported “The boat is in first class condition. It has been extremely-well maintained and remembering that it was originally designed to conduct adventure-cruises along the Kimberley coast – it remains ideally suited to this task.”

The boat will be sailed to Fremantle at the end of the year where it will undergo refit ahead of its maiden voyage as TRUE NORTH II.

TRUE NORTH II will feature capacity for 22 guests, 5 dedicated adventure boats and a ship’s helicopter.

TRUE NORTH II to Feature a Ship’s Helicopter

Howson continued “The introduction of a second boat will obviously allow our reservations team to offer much improved availability, however we will also be able to offer pricing that generally represents a 25% saving when compared to the TRUE NORTH. The TRUE NORTH will offer the superior level of onboard refinement however life onboard TRUE NORTH II will also be very comfortable and stylish and more importantly, it will still be the same True North experience featuring unparalleled access to wilderness, multiple daily activities and, revered onboard dining.”

True North II - Very Comfortable and Stylish Bed Room True North II - Very Comfortable and Stylish Interior Room True North II - Very Comfortable and Stylish Charter Revered Onboard Dining

The new TRUE NORTH II sailing schedule commences in March 2023 and in many instances, it will complement the TRUE NORTH’s schedule, however new itineraries include fishing and snorkelling at the Montebello Islands, seeing the solar eclipse at Ningaloo Reef, new 4 and 10-night adventures in the Kimberley, 13 nights on the Great Barrier Reef and a 7-night itinerary ideally suited to charter that will feature Christmas and New Year in Sydney.

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  • True North Adventure Cruises has won a plethora of awards for excellence including state and national tourism awards, export awards and numerous consumer awards.
  • TRUE NORTH and TRUE NORTH II are purpose-built to sail deep into the heart of wilderness, visiting areas that larger ships cannot access. Guests are privy to immersive excursions via onboard helicopters and dedicated adventure boats.
  • Exceptional food and wine are also at the heart of the True North experience. Modern Australian cuisine is supplemented with locally sourced ingredients and complemented by an outstanding selection of Western Australian wines.
  • TRUE NORTH (36 guests) features the ultimate in comfort and style including a panoramic dining saloon, a dedicated ship’s lounge, an alfresco bar, and an observation lounge.
  • TRUE NORTH II features a more-intimate experience (22 guests) with a combined saloon/lounge.
  • Daily activities can include scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving, picnics, cultural events, and spectacular helicopter flights.
  • Destinations include the Kimberley – a panorama of rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls; the still-wild coast of Western Australia featuring the pristine beaches and islands of the south coast, the intriguing Abrolhos Islands, world-famous Ningaloo Reef, fishing paradise at the marvellous Montebello Islands and the stunning Rowley Shoals; Over the Top adventure from Darwin to Cairns; the breathtaking Raja Ampats; the whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay; the mighty Sepik River and the un-spoilt islands of Papua New Guinea; mysterious Bougainville Island; beautiful Sydney Harbour and; a seafood safari featuring Kangaroo Island and the picturesque Eyre Peninsula.

 Bookings: Contact True North on (+61 8) 9192 1829 or email

Media contact: Email Peter Trembath at  and/or phone

(+61) 41 990 6670.

May. 23, 2023 Mega Raft Up

Mega Raft Up

For the first time TRUE NORTH and TRUE NORTH II departed port at the same time. One magical evening both yachts came together adjacent to the majesty of the King George Falls and, all aboard took the opportunit...

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May. 12, 2023 Spending time with the Space Gandalf!

Spending time with the Space Gandalf!

Astronomist and specialist guide Greg Quicke’s recounts an exclusive viewing of the eclipse aboard TRUE NORTH II.

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May. 05, 2023 Luxury Lodges of Australia celebrates the arrival of TRUE NORTH II to the esteemed collection

Luxury Lodges of Australia celebrates the arrival of TRUE NORTH II to the esteemed collection

As freshly refurbished luxury expedition ship TRUE NORTH II readies to embark on her maiden voyage for the 2023 season, Luxury Lodges of Australia has also formally welcomed the 10-cabin adventure yacht to the ...

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Apr. 20, 2023 Exclusive Eclipse viewing for guests on TRUE NORTH II

Exclusive Eclipse viewing for guests on TRUE NORTH II

Guests on the TRUE NORTH II have been treated to an exclusive viewing of a rare hybrid solar eclipse.

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Apr. 12, 2023 True North II Launch

True North II Launch

Friends and past guests recently came together to celebrate the launch of TRUE NORTH II at Blue HQ’s “The View” in Fremantle.

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