10 March 2022
16 March 2022
Day tour with Yolngu guide in Nhulunbuy
5 nights accommodation aboard M/Y Wildcard
Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
Beer, wine & soft drinks
Transportation in a private vehicle
On board chef
Local tour leader and full onboard crew
Activities as per the itinerary
Permits and fees for entering the homelands
Discover East Arnhem Land and the Wessel Islands - a raw, rugged, ribbon like archipelago off the Northern Territory, so untouched and remote, it is very likely you will have this secluded reach of Australia all to yourself as you explore by water. Your arrival in Gove will allow you to disregard traditional maps, follow ancient songlines and delve into Yolngu land. Spearfish with locals for mud crabs, gather bush medicine and foods as you are educated on Yolngu kinship, traditional lore and language. Board the M/Y Wildcard, home of the Davey family, for 6 days exploring deep into Australia's backyard and into one of the country’s greatest untouched wilderness areas. Your mind will boggle as you become family with your crew and embrace their lifestyle of barefoot luxury on the water. Sail between virgin islands, hike on stunning sand bars and off-piste trails, kayak through cascading waterfalls that tumble straight into the ocean. Be absorbed in the wilderness.
Meals prepared by our onboard cook, who takes delight in exceeding your culinary expectations. Our mouth-watering meals are not complicated, but the quality of the food will have you feeling as though you were being served at a top restaurant. They understand that you are not escaping the hustle and bustle of the real world to then encounter complicated food.
The vast tidal rivers, mangrove lined estuaries and rich coastal waters will show you a side to the Australian wilderness that you did not know existed. Your experience will move you beyond words. Primitive, uninhabited, crystal blue ocean explored in a unique style.
All published rates are in Australian dollars and include GST where applicable and are subject to change prior to us accepting your booking. We reserve the right to increase the price of your booking following confirmation due to increases in , taxes, negative currency fluctuations of more than 5%, airline fuel surcharges or a reduction in numbers of passengers travelling below the minimum passenger numbers (see below). Prices are protected against currency fluctuation surcharges once payment is received in full, but remain subject to increase due to any tax changes or levies imposed by any government or their agencies or any airline, or due to minimum numbers not being achieved.
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Deposit Safeguard $99 per person per tour
Crooked Compass' Deposit Safeguard (CCDS), is available to be purchased at the time of placing your initial touring deposit on new bookings for Crooked Compass small group tours.
The CCDS allows travellers to cancel their tour for any reason and transfer the value of their deposit, less any non recoverable components* to another Crooked Compass small group tour, up until 60 days prior to commencement of your Crooked Compass tour.
Alternative tours must be re-booked for travel within 24 months of cancellation or your deposit will be forfeited.
The CCDS is not combinable with any other offer and is not intended to replace travel insurance.
CCDS does not apply to the following tours:
Crooked Compass Tours by Design, Heart of Africa, Raw Namibia, Afghanistan Uncovered, Kurdistan - The Other Iraq, Uncover North Korea, Forbidden Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Socotra - the Lost Island, Pitcairn & Her Islands Expedition, Jewels of Timor.
*Non recoverable components include products and/or services provided by third parties such as airfares, permits, visas or other items that may require pre-payment as part of our contracted obligations to deliver your tour. Non recoverable components may vary from tour to tour.