24/05/2017 at 9:45 am #2221
G Day Veiwers We are new to the Forum so I hope this question is in the the right topic section. We are heading up to the Kimberley in July departing from Derby there is three trailer boats in our party . We are hoping to get to Prince Regent if we can find a suitable place to get a fuel drop if anyone knows of a fishing resort or pearl farm that will allow our pre-arranged fuel to be stored around deception or Kuri Bay Area we would greatly appreciate it and will look after who ever allows the fuel to be stored . Can’t wait to get up there and start the trip and if anyone that reads this will be in the Kimberley area in July we look forward to crossing paths . Regards Ando.
25/05/2017 at 4:18 pm #2223
I assume you are aware that fuel, including ULP, is available at Dog Leg Creek in Yampi Sound. From there to the Prince Regent, the only hints of land based civilisation are Paspaley Pearls at Kuri Bay. Not sure how keen Paspaley would be about storing your fuel. They are a big organisation, with big company rules. Generally, they don’t encourage cruising vessels to visit them. But, a phone call couldnt hurt.
There is also the fishing camp at Freshwater Cove, south of Deception Bay. The camp has recently been taken over by the Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, and I don’t know what their policy is about storing fuel for cruising boats. Again, I suggest you contact them direct. http://www.wandjinatours.com.au/
All the best,
26/05/2017 at 8:48 am #2224
April 2016 we did the same trip as you are planning with 4 boats and we arranged fuel with Paspaley Pearls at Kuri Bay. The fuel was a little more expensive than Dog Leg and had to be ordered and paid for well beforehand as they Barge it down from Darwin.
They were very helpful and obliging, even to the extent that one of our drums split on the way down from Darwin so they replaced it with someone else drum that were a couple of weeks behind us. They had our 12 drums together on a Barge and we filled up on the way past leaving the rest there for the return journey.
Enjoy your trip, The Prince Regent is a Magic Place.
06/06/2017 at 10:06 pm #2232
Thanks very much for the Info guys . Just counting down the days now can’t wait to get up there .
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