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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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World's Best Camel Ride

The camel ride on Cable Beach at sunset was the absolute highlight of our three days in Broome. We booked well in advance in order to ensure that we obtained the trip that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Market Rasen, United Kingdom

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience. If I could find a negative it would be only that our sunset ride probably commenced a bit early as we were back just prior to sunset and whilst we were dismounting we missed the sunset. We went down the next night and got amazing photograph of the camels against the sunset.

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The camel ride on Cable Beach at sunset was the absolute highlight of our three days in Broome. We booked well in advance in order to ensure that we obtained the trip that we wanted. The sunset was perfect and the Ships of the Desert operators were very friendly and professional.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

great ride along beach to watch the sun set .Have to watch out for camels as they can get abit close from behind all in all great ,wife and I would do it again

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

what a fabulous experience to ride on these wonderful creature that are so big but barely leave a footprint on the beach. A very peaceful way to take in this great beach

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The late afternoon camel ride, seeing the sunset over the ocean, is an activity which stays with you long after you leave Broome.

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Birdwoodton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You can't go to Broome without having a ride on the camels. Good fun and really nice young staff operating the rides. Great photography as well especially with the sunset creating shadows in the sand so don't forget your camera. We did the half day tour of Broome ending up at Cable Beach with the camel ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had fun with our family of 5 on the mud camels. Definitely appreciated the friendliness and expertise of the staff. Try the blue camels not dusty, well kept and mannered animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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