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Address: Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: 08 9192 2958
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Description: Established in 1981, Ships of the Desert is Broome’s original and best...
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!
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I loved my Camel ride on Cable Beach as I had done a camel trek across the Great Victoria Desert in 1988, and this was wonderful to re-connect with these wonderful animals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I loved my Camel ride on Cable Beach as I had done a camel trek across the Great Victoria Desert in 1988, and this was wonderful to re-connect with these wonderful animals.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The sunset ride was brilliant. Couldn't have asked for a better team of attendants and camels. Umm, taking photos on the move was a challenge!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A great experience and one not to be missed at Cable Beach. The camels are well behaved, better than our kids. A very soporific way to enjoy the beach and the arrival of sunset.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was an enjoyable experience, the camels were clean and well behaved, the guide was friendly and walking along Cable Beach at Sunset was the best experience one could have even at 69 years young.

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Basse-Normandie, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It was my last day at Broome, so I only had a 40 minutes trip. It's a nice way to feel "bedouin" and camels are nice fellows.

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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I took the ships of the dessert camel ride last Oct and found it so much better than the one I took the year before with another company. You guys went further down the beach and it just seemed to be a more relaxed ride, I will be in broome again this year about the same time and look forward... More 

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I sent my three grandchildren and youngest son for the sunset ride December 22. The kids came back with no other subject to talk about - my Camel was better than yours - my camel was faster than yours etc It has been the highlight of their holiday. Kids had the first two camels so were very spoilt.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was number 1 on my list of things to do in Broome and I was not disappointed.....my 4yo son and I did the sunset ride on Friday 27th December. Friendly staff, beautiful setting & an amazing sunset!! Cost $75 for both of us - we had a discount voucher. I hope to be able to experience this again some... More 

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Kariong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We did this sunset trip on boxing day and what a great experience it was. The staff were very friendly & helpful and also very knowledgeable. If you are visiting Broome then this has to be a "must do".

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A camel ride at sunset at Cable Beach was recently listed in the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the "must dos" for visitors to Broome. I can only agree. I was on the lead camel so had the birds eye view of all the Cable Beach action and had the opportunity to ask as many questions as I wanted... More 

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Address: Address: Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: 08 9192 2958
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Broome

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