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Ships of the Desert

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2958
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Not for single big boys (and girls)!

The max weight is 90 kg. If you travel alone and you weigh more than 90 kg, you either pay double... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Neu-Ulm, Germany

Ride a camel along the beach best to go at sunset or sunrise as it can get a bit glary during the... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Michael S
Brisbane, Australia
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Established in 1981, Ships of the Desert is Broome’s original and best camel tour operator in Broome, Western Australia. Come and enjoy your choice of morning, afternoon or sunset tour on the captivating Cable Beach. Our point of difference is that we guarantee not just a camel ride, but an authentic camel experience. This is due to our carefully selected and professionally trained staff and camels!Listen to the stories and adventures of our camels and staff as they have trekked across Australian deserts, raced in different states and featured in television shows and movies such as the feature film, Australia!Australia’s friendliest camels await you- Book early for a good-looking one!
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2958

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The max weight is 90 kg. If you travel alone and you weigh more than 90 kg, you either pay double (they want 2 persons on one camel) or you may forget it!

Thank beegdeal
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Ride a camel along the beach best to go at sunset or sunrise as it can get a bit glary during the day when the sun is up

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A trip on Cable Beach on a camel is a must as your perspective of the beach is very different from on foot.

1  Thank Sallys_poetess
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was a must do activity when in Broome but now I have done it I don't ever want to ride a camle again.It was fun but uncomfortable when in the saddle.Camels are very wide which I didn't expect.

Thank bronwenm1612
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The camels are Broome icons and nearly all the publicity photos of Broome feature the camels. Rides are not cheap however - around $85 for a sunset ride. The pre sunset ride is about $65 - tip is to do the morning ride. That costs...More

Thank BrisCaz
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is still the experience we remember the most and talk about the most when recalling our trip to Broome and thanks to their wonderful ability to take photos using their clients own cameras, we also have the photo's to show just how great it...More

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The red camel team were amazing and be prepared to feed the camels with plenty of carrots. You do have to jump on whilst the camel is sitting and hold on when the camel gets to its feet.

Thank William T
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This experience is really well run.The camels are very tame and appear very healthy. Beware: Camels have a personality and an intelligence of a 9 year old. We took the pre sunset tour as it was cloudy anyway. Book ahead.

Thank DamianD2
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My 2 teenage daughters did to camel ride on cable beach in the morning. You can also do in afternoon and at sunset. They loved it.

Thank Physim
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Don't even bother if you are over 90 kilos. You will have to pay double. I get the camels well being bit but DOUBLE.? We decided not to do this and still had a great time in Broome.

1  Thank kazzap45
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Ross S
13 October 2015|
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Response from SuperMum2013 | Reviewed this property |
The Ships of the Desert Staff might want to qualify this: I weigh 60 kg and I've seen people at least 20 kg heavier on the ride. Each camel carries 2 people, one behind the other, so the camels would be used to carrying... More