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Ships of the Desert

Address: Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: 08 9192 2958
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Ranked #8 of 41 Activities in Broome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Established in 1981, Ships of the Desert is Broome’s original and best camel tour operator in...
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Owner description: 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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Riding camels on Cable Beach was a relaxing and pleasant way to enjoy the stunning sunset in Broome. The camels were gentle and calm (first time riding one!), and the guides were knowledgeable and happy to share some camel facts with us while we strolled along the beach. Cool, outgoing group of people working here too! The pictures I got... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We chose the sunset ride mainly because of the temperature up there. Didn't realise what a fantastic sunset we were going to see. The staff were all very friendly and happy to tell you all about the camels.It was really enjoyable. They took photos on your own camera and also offered their own photos. There was no pressure to but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

You don't come all the way to Broome without doing the camel ride. It is definitely a must. There are 3 types of rides: Early morning, late afternoon and sunset ride. It is definitely much more preferable to get the sunset tour compare the other ones because the sunset over Indian Ocean is absolutely magnificant and breathtaking. Ship of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the sunset ride with Ships of the Desert - this is an absolute must do when visiting Broome and we really liked the way the whole SOTD team worked with the group of people that were on our "trek". They were patient, informative, friendly, HAPPY and really made the whole experience extra special. Absolutely loved the USB... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Ships of the Desert is an awesome company to join for your Broome camel ride. We went this week on Tuesday and it was a highlight if my trip to Broome. The camels are all well looked after and behaved nicely. I really enjoyed every aspect of the tour and of course the sunset was amazing. My photos are really... More 

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