Broome to Broome

Why choose Melantra

Kimberley Coast Cruises is a brand new cruise option coming to Broome starting in May 2019.

Having spent many years up in the Kimberley, owners Steve and Tony decided it was time to bring the MV Melantre ‘up north’ for the dry season so everyone can have the opportunity to get out and see some of the Kimberley coast.

The aim is to offer a low cost, yet comfortable and full featured cruise option out of Broome.

About Melantra

Our qualified and experienced crew share with you the very best of the Kimberley.

Our skippers have over 20 years experience with extensive Kimberley coast knowledge, including tides, fishing skills, aboriginal art and all the iconic destinations.

Our 3 crew consist of:

- Master/fishing guide
- Deckhand/fishing guide
- Cook/deckhand

We believe everyone should have the chance to experience the wonders of the Kimberley first hand. That is why we are bringing value for money cruising to Broome.

We operate a smaller more modest vessel, while still providing the needed comforts, but without the excessive luxuries.

The MV Melantre is safe and fully equipped. The beds are comfortable. The fridges are stocked. The food is freshly prepared. Our crew is experienced and we don’t overcrowd. What more is needed?

We feel the unique landscape and beauty of the Kimberley is the drawcard. You’ll get to experience these wonders for a fraction of the cost.

We’ll still take you to the same awesome locations, just like on those more expensive cruises. And you’ll still have a memorable bucket list experience.

Give us a go … you won’t be disappointed.

The Vessell

The recently refurbished MV Melantre is a strong and capable 55-foot steel displacement vessel featuring facilities you’d normally expect from a much larger, more expensive vessel. Surveyed to 200NM, she is ideally suited to safely navigating the calm waters along the Kimberley coast.

Space is not a problem as we cater for only 8 guests during each cruise, and overcrowding is never a problem.

Featuring 5 simple yet comfortable cabins with single beds, you’ll feel well rested before each full day of exploration.

Your comfort and enjoyment is our top priority as you are looked after by our 3 friendly and experienced crew-members who will ensure your Kimberley experience is one of fantastic memories.

MV Melantre features 5 cabins with single beds, 3 full size showers and toilets and a spacious saloon and galley.

- The latest state of the art electronics with redundancy
- 2 x 7cfm HP compressors to rapidly refill dive tanks
- 2 x main engines for added safety and reliability
- 2 x Silent series generators
- 3 x full size bathroom/ toilets
- Spacious saloon and galley
- 5 x spacious cabins
- Large fuel and water capacity with 200 litre / hour desalination plant
- Solar panels with huge 1400 amp/hour house bank for safety and quiet nights
- Large fore deck, aft deck and covered flybridge deck
- Large fridge/freezer capacity
- 3 phase/single phase and low voltage power options