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Ships of the Desert

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2958
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I sent my three grandchildren and youngest son for the sunset ride December 22. The kids came back... read more

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Reviewed 5 January 2014
workingremote
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Kalgoorlie, Australia
Highly Recommended!

This was number 1 on my list of things to do in Broome and I was not disappointed.....my 4yo son... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2013
nictork74
,
Perth, Australia
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Established in 1981, Ships of the Desert is Broome’s original and best camel tour operator in Broome, Western Australia. Come and enjoy your choice of morning, afternoon or sunset tour on the captivating Cable Beach. Our point of difference is that we guarantee not just a camel ride, but an authentic camel experience. This is due to our carefully selected and professionally trained staff and camels!Listen to the stories and adventures of our camels and staff as they have trekked across Australian deserts, raced in different states and featured in television shows and movies such as the feature film, Australia!Australia’s friendliest camels await you- Book early for a good-looking one!
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable beach” (19 reviews)
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Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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+61 8 9192 2958

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

I sent my three grandchildren and youngest son for the sunset ride December 22. The kids came back with no other subject to talk about - my Camel was better than yours - my camel was faster than yours etc It has been the highlight...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

This was number 1 on my list of things to do in Broome and I was not disappointed.....my 4yo son and I did the sunset ride on Friday 27th December. Friendly staff, beautiful setting & an amazing sunset!! Cost $75 for both of us -...More

1  Thank nictork74
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We did this sunset trip on boxing day and what a great experience it was. The staff were very friendly & helpful and also very knowledgeable. If you are visiting Broome then this has to be a "must do".

Thank away-from-home-2250
Reviewed 26 December 2013

A camel ride at sunset at Cable Beach was recently listed in the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the "must dos" for visitors to Broome. I can only agree. I was on the lead camel so had the birds eye view of all the...More

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Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Riding camels on Cable Beach was a relaxing and pleasant way to enjoy the stunning sunset in Broome. The camels were gentle and calm (first time riding one!), and the guides were knowledgeable and happy to share some camel facts with us while we strolled...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We chose the sunset ride mainly because of the temperature up there. Didn't realise what a fantastic sunset we were going to see. The staff were all very friendly and happy to tell you all about the camels.It was really enjoyable. They took photos on...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 17 November 2013

You don't come all the way to Broome without doing the camel ride. It is definitely a must. There are 3 types of rides: Early morning, late afternoon and sunset ride. It is definitely much more preferable to get the sunset tour compare the other...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the sunset ride with Ships of the Desert - this is an absolute must do when visiting Broome and we really liked the way the whole SOTD team worked with the group of people that were on our "trek". They were patient,...More

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Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Ships of the Desert is an awesome company to join for your Broome camel ride. We went this week on Tuesday and it was a highlight if my trip to Broome. The camels are all well looked after and behaved nicely. I really enjoyed every...More

Thank Lisalosesit
Reviewed 28 October 2013

One thing you must do in Broome is a sunset camel ride. Ships of the Desert are conveniently located, can be booked a number of ways, and their handlers are experienced, knowledgeable and rather handsome too (but that's just gravy). They provide conversation to the...More

Thank Mitchell S
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Ross S
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Response from SuperMum2013 | Reviewed this property |
The Ships of the Desert Staff might want to qualify this: I weigh 60 kg and I've seen people at least 20 kg heavier on the ride. Each camel carries 2 people, one behind the other, so the camels would be used to carrying... More
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