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Ships of the Desert

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2958
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Smelly and painful

I went on the ride because it was the done thing. Unfortunately a mistake and wont bother again... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Melbourne Australia

The setting was absolutely fabulous and the Blue camel operators were very good. The comfort level... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
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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” (19 reviews)
Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 2958

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went on the ride because it was the done thing. Unfortunately a mistake and wont bother again. Apart from polluting the beach, I found the ride uncomfortable.

Thank HoorooImOff
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The setting was absolutely fabulous and the Blue camel operators were very good. The comfort level for someone who has had hip replacements was not good. Sitting on the back made it virtually impossible to sit with any degree of comfort- I think I may...More

Thank AustraliaMary2
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Do yourself a favour and do the sunset camel rides. Book early so as not to be disappointed. Sunset on cable beach with camels is just stunning. The lunch time ride is too hot in the midday sun.

Thank Greenoaks
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the walk along the beach and back at sunset. Took some great photos and the tour operators also took photos.

Thank 142loism
Reviewed 31 May 2016

having seen pictures of this activity it did seem like something one should do but seriously, the price is too costly. You don't have to ride the animal....just wait on the beach and they do a short walk from one end to the other. The...More

Thank tina p
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our camel ride on Cable Beach at sunset, well worth doing. The camels are well cared for and well behaved.

Thank Gibbo22014
Reviewed 23 March 2016

a friend and I went on this with her daughter as a birthday present. I found it very relaxing and the workers took some great photos for us would do it again.

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Arriving early doesn't guarantee you get a good looking camel. Its a lazy stroll down the beach and if you have nothing better to do you should try this

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 November 2015

When I say rocking I mean rocking as these ships of the desert do rock you. It's a good sort of being rocked around as it is not shocking, on the contrary it is soothing and something that makes you want to be quiet. The...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We did the sunset-tour with Red Sun Camels and loved it. Totally recommend this tour to others. We rode Tonku whilst Gerry (the camel behind us) kept making eyes at my husband. She's a lush. Lol. Great day.

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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