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Feel the power of the world’s largest tropical tides as you cruise amongst the giant whirlpools and standing tidal waves. Venture into Escape Passage, recently described by scientists as the fastest ocean currents in the world!
Explore the ‘Giant Tides’ of the spectacular Kimberley Coast – an isolated and rugged coastline where tides of up to 12m push their way through the islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago off the tip of the Dampier Peninsula.
The 2 hour long Giant Tides Tour departs from the land base at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on our amphibious Sealegs vessels. Guests are then transferred to the tour vessel, a 12 seater rib with twin 250hp engines, ideally suited for the tides of the area.
The tides on this section of the Kimberley Coast are particularly large due to the area’s geography. When the sun and moon align on a spring tide, the ocean is pulled towards the north-west of WA and Indonesia, gathering speed as it reaches the shallow continental shelf and bottlenecking as it passes between Australia and Indonesia, creating the exhilarating whirlpools and standing waves we see on the tour.
Due to the ever changing nature of our tides these tours are only available on certain days and times – check out our online calendar or contact our friendly team for further information.
What to bring – bottle of water, sunscreen, hat, camera & sense of adventure.