A Guiding & Agent Service for the Superyacht Industry

Use local knowledge to make the most of your time while cruising Australia's amazing Kimberley coast.

Unlock the regions hidden secrets & make your voyage safer & more enjoyable.



Contact Scott Anstis:
+64 27 479 3596

Raft Point The elusive Barramundi Hunter River Humpback Whale visitors Aboriginal Art The mighty King Geoge Falls Raft Point St George Basin St Patricks Island St Patricks Island

The Kimberley

    The Kimberley is a vast region in the north of Western Australia.

    Covering an area three times the size of England, the Kimberley is home to only 40,000 people meaning that there are fewer people per kilometre than almost any other place on the planet.

    The Kimberley is one of the world's last great wilderness areas. Since the beginning of time it has never been densely populated, with most of the population today being well away from the Kimberley cruising coast.

    Its pristine coastline is treacherous, yet beautiful with approximately 3500 islands & the second biggest tides in the world of over 12 metres.

    The weather in the "Dry season" is idyllic, being consistently warm & dry & the cruising area is generally calm sheltered waters.

    It is the home of the Crocodile & Barramundi & ancient pre-aboriginal (“Bradshaw”) art-sites dating back to the ice age.

    On a world scale the landscape is geologically very old being formed about 1800 million years ago.

    Visitors that cruise the area are usually amazed by its secrets & its effect on them is often profound.


    Where is it?

    In Australia, at the northern most tip of the state of Western Australia.


What You'll See

Aboriginal Art

Abundant Aboriginal Art Sites are hidden amongst the landscape.

Both, the more recent Wandjina style, & the ancient Bradshaw style that date back to at least the last ice age.

Your guide can take you to the best sites that suit your interests & agility.

"Bradshaw" art "Bradshaw" art "Bradshaw" art Hand Blow "Bradshaw" art "Bradshaw" art "Bradshaw" art Wandjina Art Spear heads "Bradshaw" art


Home to the Saltwater Crocodile.

A facinating animal with leathal potential.

An experienced guide will help with their risk management & enhance your safety.

Humpback Whales

Seasonal visitors, from June to September, to mate & calve before returning to Antarctica.

Other Fauna

There are many other types of Fauna to be seen in their untouched enviroment.

Handfeeding Tawny Nurse Sharks Giant Clam Fruit Bat Colony No fish here! Turtle Recue Water Monitor White Bellied Sea Eagle


Incredible diversity of Flora.

Including the amazing Boab & about 14 different type of Mangrove.

A coastal Boab Mangrove A Beach Boab A Historic Boab with carving "HMC Mermaid 1820" Pandanus


The mountainous landscape has created numerous waterfalls in the Kimberley.

Surprisingly a few can be visited by sea which is uncommon in Australia.

King George Falls Kings Cascades Dinghy infront of King George falls Donkins Falls Ruby Falls Ampitheatre Falls Mellaluca falls Camp Creek Croc Creek King Geoge Falls King Geoge Falls King Geoge Falls King Geoge Falls King Geoge Falls King Geoge Falls King Geoge Falls Kings Cascades Kings Cascades Kings Cascades Ampitheatre Falls

Tidal Action

The second biggest tides in the world of over 12 metres.

There is plenty of tidal action to be seen in amongst the labyrinth of islands & inlets.

Horizontal Waterfalls Horizontal Waterfalls Horizontal Waterfalls Horizontal Waterfalls Montgomery Reef Horizontal Waterfalls Horizontal Waterfalls Montgomery Reef Montgomery Reef

Amazing Rock Formations

The nature of the area's geology has created many amazing rock formations.

Advance Island Balancing Rock Balancing Rock Balancing Rock Butress Cave Cave Diving Board Horizontal Waterfalls King Geoge River

Breath-taking Landscape

The ever changing ancient landscape.

Steep Island Beach Drinkies Steep Islam Mt Trafalgar St Patricks Island

Untouched Beaches

Hundreds of pristine beaches. Many with no footprints except your own.

The Pearling Industry

Home to the South Sea Pearling Industry.

A personal pearl farm tour may be arranged if required.

Kimberley Pearl Harvest Kimberley Pearl Harvest Kimberley Pearl Harvest

Stunning Sunsets

A time to relax & reflect on the days activities.

Great Escape K2O Mt Trafalgar & Mt Waterloo




Some of the best fishing Australia has to offer.

Local knowledge will improve your chances of a big one!

The elusive Barramundi Queenfish Barramundi Trevally Barramundi Green Mudcrabs Brown Mudcrabs Fingermark Bream Happy Fishermen Barramundi Mixed Bag Jumping Barra Jumping Barra Jumping Barra Estuary Cod Mulloway Mangrove Jack Collect Wild Rock Oysters

Whale watching

Watching Humpback Whales is a very popular way to spend an afternoon. They are common June to September.


There are many beautiful safe swimming spots to cool off in the heat of the day.


For those that enjoy stretching your legs.

Your guide can take you on walks that will suit your interests & agility.


Why use a Guide


Navigating Safely

The Kimberley coastline has its own unique combination of challenges. It is infinitely safer using local knowledge!

Most of the area is either badly charted or uncharted.

It has the world’s second biggest tidal movement of over 12 metres.

The water is often dirty, so you often can’t see shallows & there is usually no swell to indicate shallow water.

The unusual make up of the sea floor also makes it hard to predict where there may be shallow water. There are a lot of uncharted shallow areas in unexpected places.

Usually steaming is done with the currant. This makes stopping difficult.

To navigate safely you really need to be on a tried & proven track.

The extreme tides make timing crucial. Some areas are only safe at certain tidal flows due to severe currants causing dangerous whirlpools & overflows.

Some areas need certain tidal heights to access safely & are inaccessible below a certain tide.

Going ashore safely

When going ashore it is usually important to know beforehand what tides are suitable for that particular landing point.

It is very easy to get stranded ashore, if you get the timing wrong. The water can disappear very fast leaving no place suitable to land, leaving no option other than to wait ashore for another tide.

It is important to know where to go, when!

Crocodile Safety

Crocodiles are common throughout the region & their risk needs to be managed.

It is important to know the safest places to land & the safe places to swim & when to give them their space.

Enhanced Experience

Most of what the Kimberley has to offer, can not be found in a guide book !

It is very much a "local knowledge" area.

Efficient use of your time

Without a guide it is easy to waste allot of time trying to find spots.

There is so much to see there.

It is a shame that some people visit the Kimberley & without a guide, they miss out on so much.

Your guide can take you to

  • The best fishing spots
  • The best places to Whale watch
  • The best beaches to swim
  • The best beaches for an evening bonfire & star gaze
  • The best places to walk suited to the passenger abilities
  • The best anchorages.
  • The best waterfalls & swimming holes.

Timing is crucial

A day in the Kimberley generally revolves around the tides

Your guide will time your days activities correctly, to work in with the tides.

This will make your day allot safer, allot more time efficient, & allot more enjoyable.

For example your guide will know the best time to:

  • Visit the Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Visit Montgomery Reef
  • Land at all the swimming spots & walks
  • Navigate up the river systems.

Shore Support

Your guide can also act as an agent & use his local knowledge & contacts to assist you with:

  • Expedition fit-out advise
  • Passage planning
  • Arranging Passenger transfers(eg helicopter/float-plane etc)
  • Organising fuel & berth-age
  • Moorings
  • Advise on Broome & Wyndham wharf
  • Sourcing the best produce
  • Finding tradesmen & parts
  • Accommodation ashore
  • Pearl Farm visits & Pearl Buying

About Your Guide

Scott Anstis at Kings Cascades M V Aisling at South Sawyer Glacier, Alaska The elusive Barramundi Muddies


Scott Anstis


Scott is a Master Class 4 Captain & a M.E.D II Engineer. He has vast Kimberley experience spanning 22 years.

He also has 3 years experience as a private yacht captain cruising the east coast of the USA & Alaska & is familiar with Super Yacht requirements.

The combination of both the Kimberley & the Private Yacht Industry, makes him suited for the specialized task of guiding Super-yachts safely through the Kimberley wilderness.

He is passionate about the Kimberley & its History. First came to Broome as a Pearl Diver in 1987 before working in the Kimberley Charter Industry.

He has worked on many Kimberley vessels including Great Escape, M V Whistler, True North, Coral Princess, Matrix, K2O, Kingfisher III, Starsand etc.

Over the years he has collected detailed navigational records of the area & its history & gets great satisfaction from sharing his knowledge with his clients.





To Whom It May Concern; Scott Anstis was our guide in the Kimberly

His knowledge of the area was invaluable, in that he kept the vessel out of any danger, he knows were the safe anchorages are & how to access them, he knows when to go & when to wait & his understanding of the tides & weather in the Kimberly was most professional.

Not only did he keep the vessel out of harm’s way, his understanding of the area was without a doubt unbelievable.

He taught us the history of the area & the people, showed us areas off the beaten track that most people don’t even know of.

Showed us how to fish the area & caught us more fish than we could imagine.

Introduced us to the pearling industry & organised tours of their entire operations.

The way that Scott conducted himself to the owners, passengers & crew was beyond reproach.

I & the owners would highly recommend Scott Anstis to any Vessel owner or captain wanting to experience the Kimberly or just wanting to transit safely.

When we go back to the Kimberly we will have Scott with us, without Scott we would be lost.

Craig Hutchinson, Captain M.V. Whistler


Email Scott at: scottanstis@hotmail.com