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Lake Argyle Cruises

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Address: | Lake Argyle, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9168 7687
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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LAKE ARGYLE CRUISES is the original tour company on Lake Argyle. We offer a...

LAKE ARGYLE CRUISES is the original tour company on Lake Argyle. We offer a range of scenic cruises catering for individual travellers as well as tour groups. Our fleet of purpose built vessels offer comfortable seating and unobstructed views that leave many customers exclaiming words such as “amazing”, “breathtaking”, and “unbelievable”.

Lake Argyle is Australia’s largest expanse of fresh water. It boasts over 26 species of native fish and supports a commercial fishery as well as the newly established Aquaculture industry.

Latest research estimates up to 25,000 Johnstone River Fresh Water crocodiles inhabit Lake Argyle, Rock Wallabies thrive in rocky crevices close to the water’s edge, Eros (Wallaroos) on the islands have adapted to feed on the lakes aquatic plants.

We specialise in observing wildlife, but due to the nature of wild animals it cannot be guaranteed you will see all that is described in this brochure.

At Lake Argyle village above the Main Dam you will find motel style cabins, shop, bar, restaurant and a caravan park. Drop in and try the local catch, “Silver Cobbler” delivered fresh daily. Nearby is the Historical Durack Family Homestead Museum.

The inland sea was created in 1971, by damming the mighty Ord River, forming a storage reservoir to supply one of the country’s largest and most ambitious irrigation schemes. What was once “Argyle Downs”, a million acre cattle station, is now an immense body of water amid a largely untamed and rugged wilderness in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Aptly named “Lake Argyle”, this majestic waterway can at times encompass and area of more than 2000 km2, a volume of water equivalent to 54 Sydney harbours. With its ever changing moods and landscapes it has developed into a unique eco-system, home to an amazing array of wildlife. There is no better was to capture all of this outstanding beauty than to take a cruise with Lake Argyle Cruises. We offer a selection of tours catering for the individual traveller as well as large tour groups. Specialised charters such as bird watching, bush walking and exploration can be arranged with prior notice.

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A great time!

A Lake Argyle Sunset cruise was an absolute highlight of our trip to the Kimberley. One way or another if you're around the area and can fit one then do so! Matt was our boatman... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Lake Argyle Sunset cruise was an absolute highlight of our trip to the Kimberley. One way or another if you're around the area and can fit one then do so! Matt was our boatman. He was passionate about the lake, its wildlife and natural features and this showed. He was able to relate to anyone and share his knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off... value for your money... I don't want them to change the price but this tour would be worth much more! Greg was the man! So much fun and funny. We jumped off cliffs into the water, learned a lot about the lake and the wildlife. I have an amazing video of this on my youtube-thedannyblackvlog. Thanks guys for... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Danny B We do believe that our tours are great value for money. I am pleased that you enjoyed the Cruise and the wildlife. Swimming at sunset is always enjoyable, watching the sun disappear with a cool drink, while floating in the beautiful water of Lake Argyle. You just can't beat it! I hope to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such friendly guys and a natural, laid back feel to the cruise. Very chilled out bearded host who made us feel comfortable and just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the sunset. Lovely group on board, suitable for all ages. The swimming was beautiful, can't say it was much of a cool of as the water is so warm!... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kirsty J As you have commented we do try to conduct the Cruise in a relaxed and informal manner, which customers seem to enjoy. With our abundant wildlife and pristine scenery it is easy to have a leisurely Cruise and take in so many attractions. Finishing the day with a relaxing swim is always a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cruise was great, no other words for it. The big bearded skipper loves his job, you can really feel his passion for lake Argyle! The lake is impressive, wildlife is abundant, and to top it off you get beers or bubbly at the end of the cruise! Great experience, great service, great management, well worth the money. I recommend... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Nick S Matt (the bearded skipper!) has been here at Lake Argyle for about 14 years now and as you have seen has a genuine passion for the area and especially the Lake. Our wildlife is always spectacular and finishing the day with a relaxing swim and a refreshing cool drink is a unique way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a local, I've done some of the other tours but this was by far the best. Got to see much more of the lake and Greg was really knowledgeable. Saw lots of wildlife (more than other tours on lake). Thanks for a fantastic cruise!

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review kimtrav08 We are very fortunate that our vessels allow us to get close to the wildlife and give great visibility of our vast array of wildlife. With my 18 years plus here at the Lake and Matt's 14 years we believe that we have built a comprehensive knowledge of the wildlife and history of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I spent one crazy day in this beautiful lake with my friends doing a little cruise in it. We come another time to rent cayak as well.Both the time the staff was really professional and really friendly. Raccomanded

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Simone C We do aim to give the customers a memorable experience, and having the option of kayaks, canoes and sup's gives people the chance to get out on the water by themselves and experience some of Lake Argyles wildlife up close. I am pleased that you enjoyed your Cruise and kayak experiences. come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We really enjoyed our Cruise with Greg who was so knowledgable and easy going. The lake was stunning. We relaxed, swimming with champagne, beer and biscuits whilst watching the sun go down. What more does one need in life! A truly fabulous experience. Thanks Greg n Matt. Highly recommend this Company

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review annetteh608 I am pleased that you enjoyed the cruise with us and hopefully my 18 years of experience here at Lake Argyle comes through in the cruise. Swimming at Sunset with a cold drink in hand is always a high-lite! Regards Greg More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Although we didn't get to see a proper sunset, nobody on the boat minded. We got to swim in the lake, had the opportunity to jump of a cliff and saw the most amazing wildlife. Very nice skipper and only $30 for a couple of hours on the boat.

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sam M Unfortunately we cannot always get the Sunset to do its thing! but we do every thing else in our power to provide an experience not to forget for you! I think you were on our short adventure tour cruise which still covers a myriad of wildlife and a brief history of the Lake.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a fabulous cruise and so reasonably priced. Greg was so knowledgeable, very interesting and lots of fun! The scenery was magnificent, the wildlife up close and the Durack family history really brought to life! The highlight was swimming with noodles off the back of the boat on sunset with plenty of champagne, beer and nibbles. We 4 who went... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Chipndale48 Thank you for your kind words. I do believe that our cruise is great value, and allows customers to experience one of our great man made wonders. The history of the Durack family is such an amazing story and it is my pleasure to share the information that I have on the topic. Lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. Would recommend this cruise, one word Excellent. "Matt" our guide was very good and very informative showing us crocodiles wallabies and even spiders. The lake was a refreshing swim with champagne and cheese and biscuits afterwards. Tea or cofde or a soft drink too. The sunset was spectacular. Well done Argyle River Cruises 10 out of... More 

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Greg S, Owner at Lake Argyle Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Mrs James for your review. Matt has been here at Lake Argyle now for around 14 years and has acquired an immense amount of knowledge, he also has a relaxed style of sharing his knowledge. I am pleased that you enjoyed the Sunset Cruise with us and hope to see you here again in the future. Regards Greg More 

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