Broome Sunset Cruise

Soak in some of the world’s most incredible sunsets with the Absolute Ocean Charters relaxing Broome Sunset Cruise around Broome’s beautiful coastline.
General Tour Info

Tours operate daily year round (weather permitting). This tour goes from 3pm to 6pm though times may vary slightly depending on sunset times.

The Broome Sunset Cruise is an immersive sensory experience. The dazzling sunset colours are just part of the magic. There’s the sound of the waves softly lapping against the boat, the gentle breeze carrying the salty tang of the sea and the distant calls of seabirds – all coming together to create a holiday highlight.

This tranquil sunset setting provides a moment of shared connection for families or groups or a romantic backdrop for couples. Dolphins will surprise and delight you. The sunset will take your breath away.

After the sun dips below the horizon, the sky lingers with its warm twilight hues, offering a moment of calm and serenity. The Broome sunset is an unforgettable experience that embodies the essence of this unique corner of Australia.

Please see our Cruises FAQ for advice on what to bring on cruises and other information that may not be on this page.

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Sunset Cruise Broome

We will cruise along Gantheaume Point, Reddell Beach, Entrance Point and Roebuck Bay learning about the biodiversity of fauna and flora in the area. A sunset coastal cruise in Broome is the perfect highlight to your holiday, or a great way to relax and rewind after a big day. Don’t miss the spectacular sunsets, and what better way to see them than from out on the water.


Beginning with a free pickup service from your accommodation, our air conditioned courtesy broome bus will transfer you to your departure point – Gantheaume Beach or Entrance Point.

Board our sealegs amphibious tender ‘Cayduck’ and be transferred safe and dry to the the mothership ‘Contessa C’.


Enjoy complimentary appetisers, water, soft drinks, tea and coffee, and a refreshing drink from our licensed bar.

Children’s activities are on offer to keep the little ones entertained for that bit longer! A chance for all to win a prize at the end of the tour!

Our 65ft vessel has a shaded main deck with two large daybeds to laze the afternoon away on. Multiple viewing platforms and a walk around deck mean you will never be fighting others for the perfect view!

There is a full size toilet/shower on board and plenty of shaded seating to relax and enjoy your day.

On Board

Our qualified Marine Biologist will be your host on board, providing informative commentary throughout the afternoon and available to answer questions about the local fauna & flora.

Discover historical sites and landmarks of Broome and get a glimpse of the coastline’s history dating back to the days of the dinosaurs!

Spot wildlife such as Snubfin dolphins, turtles, sea snakes and shore birds, and maybe even the shy Dugong!

Top off your Broome Sunset Cruise with one of Broome’s spectacular sunsets on the water!

Did you know that you can book this cruise exclusively for you and up to 32 guests. See the exclusive charters page for more details.


We return to Broome around 6pm, you will then be transferred back to your accommodation in our air conditioned courtesy bus.

Cruise FAQs

Personal items such as camera, hat, sunglasses and wear clothing you are comfortable in. Whatever footwear you like, thongs are ok.

BYO alcohol if you wish; we provide esky and ice for your drinks. We also have a licensed bar on board with a great selection of drinks to purchase. Prices start at $5 per drink!

Sea sick medication if required.

Choose from an Afternoon Tour 1pm to 4pm or Sunset Tour 3pm to 6pm. Pickups are prior to these times.

Migratory animals, Humpback Whales come up from their Antarctic feeding grounds during the winter months of July, August and September to mate and calve. Southern Right Whales and Blue Whales can also be seen in Broome at this time! As a general rule ‘whale season’ is from late June to early October.

Our Whale Watching tours operate daily from late June to early October. Start and end dates are a little different every year as it depends when the whales arrive and depart our waters!

For more info, check out our article on the best times to go whale watching in Broome.

The best time to go whale watching is in the afternoon between 1 and 4pm, or between 3pm and 6pm for sunset, and this is when we operate our tours! The balmy afternoons are a great time to see all sorts of different marine life, and there truly is something magical about a Broome sunset.

There are whales in Broome during the dry season. The rest of the year, whales typically live down in the cold waters of Antarctica—their traditional feeding grounds. When it gets most cold, they migrate north to the warmer waters of Broome.

During July, August and September we average seven Humpback encounters per tour! There are so many whales during this period, that you’re sure to see plenty. Our expert skippers and on-board marine biologists are highly skilled at finding the whales, predicting where they’ll be and following from appropriate distances.

While extremely rare, it can happen—particularly during the start and tail end of the season. If it does, and you don’t see any whales or snubfin dolphins on the tour, we’ll take you out again on the next available tour (two incredible afternoons on a boat for the price of one! How good is that?!). 

Whale Watching tours operate daily from late June to late September. Start and end dates are a little different every year as it depends when the whales arrive and depart our waters!

Whale watching season is a solid 3 months, from July to September. It can vary however, as of course the whales might come earlier or later depending on global climate conditions.

The Snubfin Dolphins that inhabit Roebuck Bay live there all year-round. Our cruises run from April to October each year to capture them at their best and during times of optimal weather conditions.

Whale season in Broome runs from July to September, but varies a little each year. During this time, whales come up from Antarctica to warmer waters, where they calve and mate. See our article on Broome’s whale watching season for more!

The best month is a close tie between July, August and September. While whales can be seen in late June and early October, during these months are when you’re most likely to see lots of whales!

Whales can be seen in Broome during the dry season, which is what would be considered ‘winter’ in more temperate areas.

In Broome, we really think it’s best to go whale watching in the afternoon. The water is generally calmer, the weather beautiful and balmy, and the lighting is just perfect. For an incredible experience, look to one of our sunset cruises. Watch the sun set in a magical show over the Indian Ocean.

Truly, Broome is one of the best places in the world to see whales. Huge populations of whales migrate north during the winter to these waters, and there’s so much else to do while you’re here! Check out our article on interesting things to do in Broome for ideas.

Antarctic Humpback Whales migrate north in winter, travelling from their traditional feeding grounds in the chilly Southern Ocean to the warmer Indian Ocean around Broome.

Yes! Children are absolutely more than welcome on our whale watching charters. Please ensure that they are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Children under 4 are free!

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