Coast and Coral (10 Nights) Broome to Kimberley to Rowley Shoals & Return
Coral Atoll Cruise (Rowley Shoals) (5 Nights) Broome to Rowley Shoals and Return
Adventure South West (8 Nights) Perth/Esperance to Fremantle
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A Sustainable Approach

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Low impact adventure

The True North’s itineraries are a low impact means of accessing wilderness

We provide access without the intrusion of roads. We do not require shore based structures. We access in small groups and leave no trace of our visit.
The TRUE NORTH is compliant with requirement under the MARPOL Convention – an international convention designed to minimize and eventually eliminate pollution of the sea by harmful substances.

On-board waste is either processed via our treatment plant, retained for recycling or retained for disposal at an approved waste management site. Our company is a pioneer and market leader. We are very proud of our achievements and we believe that our itineraries inspire greater appreciation of natural history. Through carefully controlled access and entertaining interpretation, we install the importance of wilderness.

All activities are led by crew members who are trained to encourage minimal impact on the environment and we maintain constant vigil for opportunities
to nourish. Our guests are often left humbled by the nature of our itineraries.

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What’s on True North

Aug. 27, 2021

The Silver Lining

If there’s a silver lining to rolling border restrictions – perhaps it’s rare opportunity to make same year and even last minute arrangements to embark on a small ship cruise aboard the TRUE NORTH.

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Jul. 27, 2021

Southern Sailing

Lisa Perkovic joins True North, the cruise ship Australians and internationals are lining up to set sail on, for a Southern Ocean sojourn.

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Jul. 19, 2021

Tourism WA Announces $100 Off Flights

A Tourism WA initiative with Webjet is providing $100 off flights from Perth to Broome and Kununurra. The discount is also available on flights between Broome and Kununurra.

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True North Tales

True North Sails into 30 Years

True North Adventure Cruises - has sailed into 30 years of continuous operations. The now revered adventure-cruise operator first cruised Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast during 1987 when founding director Craig Howson commenced fishing type charters along a coastline that was and still is largely inaccessible from land.

The Helicopter

Adding another dimension to the adventure, most cruise options on the TRUE NORTH feature an on-board helicopter! Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness!

Myles Pollard's Fishing Adventure

There is nothing better than a day out on the water, especially when the fish are biting! Fishing on-board the TRUE NORTH is a much-favoured activity both with guests who have never picked up a rod before and, with those who have "caught them all!” Our guides encourage everybody on-board to “give it a go” and the TRUE NORTH’s multiple adventure boats never fail to bring back a swag of ‘fishing tales’! Stories about the ladies who out-fish the boys are pretty common, humorous equipment failures also come to note on a regular basis, then there are the ‘birthday fish’, the ‘monster fish’ and of course, the ones that got away! Our guides have seen and heard it all! Watch the video to find out more about actor Myles Pollard's fishing adventure!

TRUE NORTH Impresses Again

The TRUE NORTH has once again impressed on the world stage coming second in the 2020 Traveller Made Brand Storytelling competition. Traveller Made is Europe’s largest travel consortium and its members represent the very best in luxury travel providers and suppliers. The group’s inaugural Brand Storytelling competition was an opportunity for leading travel brand’s to showcase “the story behind their brand” and, the competition attracted entries from some of the world’s most respected travel brands. In such esteemed company, True North’s marketing team was especially pleased to receive this additional acknowledgement.

Adventure En Plein Air

West Australian artist Jacob 'Shakey' Butler joined the TRUE NORTH earlier this season and discovered the Kimberley's raw beauty. As the artist in residence, Jacob set up his canvas on remote beaches, beside freshwater billabongs and on-deck surrounded by pindan-coloured gorges. Watch the video above to hear Jacob describing how the Kimberley inspires the art of adventure.

Catriona Rowntree Talks With Craig Howson

A commonly asked question is “When is the best time to see the Kimberley?” And the answer is “The Kimberley is always at its best!” However certain times of the year can make it easier to satisfy particular interest. For example, if you would like to see plenty of whale action then departures in August and September are definitely for you! From late July humpback and southern right whales reach the Kimberley after swimming-up the west coast to reach breeding grounds in the north and it’s very common for guests to get great views of whales breaching and basking on the surface.