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Lake Argyle Cruises

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Address: | Lake Argyle, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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+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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Just imagine: You are on a boat with a stranger.lets call him greg (the owner).after visiting and seeing crocs on the shores and further out in the lake. Greg stops the boat in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Croydon, Australia
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Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just imagine: You are on a boat with a stranger.lets call him greg (the owner).after visiting and seeing crocs on the shores and further out in the lake. Greg stops the boat in the middle of the lake and asks you to get in the water! Once in the luke warm water,you are on a "noodle floading device,greg fills up... More 

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Kununurra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yesterday I went on my first ever Lake Argyle Cruise after living locally for 5 years, it was incredible to say the least! My friends and I were lucky enough to have the tour all to ourselves. With just the 5 of us adults on board the Silver Cobbler II, Greg, our friendly and entertaining tour operator gave us an... More 

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

Thank you for your review lellyloveskeith The wet season is a great time to visit Lake Argyle with the waterfalls running and longer days allowing us to have extra swim time and lower numbers allow for a relaxed atmosphere. I am please that you enjoyed your cruise and hope that it will not be 5 more years before you visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the sunset cruise, had great weather. We were lucky to see plenty of wildlife and to have the waterfalls overflowing. The water was great for swimming. A wonderful spot, must see if you're in that part of the world. Greg was an excellent guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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

Thank you for your review Michael P Lake Argyle has so much to offer, especially in the wet season. Fantastic waterfalls, great water temperature and unique wildlife. I am pleased that you enjoyed our cruise and hope to see you with us again in the future. Regards Greg More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Lake Argyle cruises with Greg is a must do when your in the East Kimberley. Greg has a wealth of knowledge of the area and has the Aussie wit as he shows off the beauty of Lake Argyle. We were delighted as Greg took us to where there were young two month old crocodiles so cute and vulnerable to a... More 

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

Thank you for your review Rodney B The Wet Season is an amazing time of year to do a cruise on Lake Argyle with the Waterfalls running and baby crocodiles still around. I am pleased that you enjoyed the history and wildlife that is on offer and hope that you come and visit us again. Regards Greg More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Hired a nice boat for 4h. Got an informative introduction from Greg in person. He told us how to use the boat, where we could find the best waterfalls, where we could spot wallabies and also a cliff where we could safely jump off. Had a great time exploring the lake and swimming under waterfalls. Must do if you are... More 

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

Thank you for your review Kerstin V Our 4.2 Mtr Hire Dinghy is very popular, and more so at this time of the year when people want to explore the waterfalls at their own pace. there is so much to see and do close by the boat ramp, and it is a great day being able to explore this area... More 

Kununurra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

What an amazing day on the Water from start to finish ! this tour is absolutley worth every bit . 19 yrs of experience and still loves what hes dbing ! Well done Greg Will be going again hopefully soon. Best afternoon in a long while . My son went home beaming

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

Thank you for your review Carpen89 Lake Argyle is definitely an impressive body of water and even after 19 years operating on the Lake it always amazes me! It was a pleasure to show you part of our majestic Lake and hope that you return to see it again in the near furure. Regards Greg More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This cruise is fantastic. Such beautiful scenery, heaps of wildlife. Learnt a lot of the history of the area from our skipper slash tour guide slash waiter slash comedian Greg.

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

Thank you for your review Anna G Lake Argyle in the wet season is a spectacular sight to see, and it was my pleasure to be able to show you our majestic Lake. I hope you come back and visit us again in the future. Regards Greg More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our cruise to Lake Argyle. Whilst waiting for our boat we watched a short documentary about how the dam was constructed. Amazing. Lovely buffet style lunch with drinks. We pulled up on a remote beach, ate & you were able to take a swim.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had the pleasure of visiting Lake Argyle and booked in for a Sunset cruise with Greg from Lake Argyle Cruises. It was a great afternoon with expert commentary and wonderful sights of Lake Argyle. Greg really knows his stuff. This is a huge expanse of fresh water with 21 times more volume than Sydney Harbour. Greg took us to some... More 

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

Thank you for your review Roy B I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us on Lake Argyle. Lake Argyle in the wet season is just amazing, and allows us extra time due to the later sunset to show you the incredible wildlife and scenery. The swim at sunset with a refreshing beverage tops off the afternoon. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible cruise at sunset on New Year's Eve and a great welcome to WA for us. It was 3.5 hours and normally that would be too long on a boat but we enjoyed every moment. Greg, the skipper, was absolutely wonderful. He has been doing this for almost two decades and that showed - he was able... More 

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

Thank you for your review HayleyL9290 With the immense size of Lake Argyle we only see a portion of the Lake in the amount of time we have on the Sunset Cruise, and most people find that the time flies! The wildlife and scenery here at Lake Argyle amazes me even after 19 years, and makes showing our back yard... More 

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