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Address: Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: 08 9192 2958
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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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Riding a camel at sunrise is a rocking experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Jim C
Toronto, Canada

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Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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 guides and trainers are very careful with the animals and they seem well fed and... More 

Thank Jim C
Cairns Region, Australia
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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.

Thank Mistycal49
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A great way to watch the sunset on Cable Beach riding these wonderful creatures. Forty hours of training goes into their performing so beautifully. Gentle and affectionate you feel at ease and safe at once. A unique experience not to be missed. The guide takes photos with your camera too!

Thank Jill H
Greater Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

An experience like no other, highly recommend a sunset camel ride on Broome's iconic Cable Beach, even the little ones enjoyed being up on the wonderfully patient camels

Thank Chrissy R
Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We choose the sunset tour and this was just delightful, All the camels were well behaved, you think you will have the beach to yourself, but everyone is there to share the sunset, that means all the beach is covered with eager 4 wheel drivers, who often get bogged and others who have a giggle. Their is someone allocated to... More 

Thank DiMcH29
Naples, Florida
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532 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Imagine sitting on your camel moving along a most wonderful beach at the water's edge as the sun sets. That is exactly what this attraction provides. You are well taken care of and as comfortable as one can be on a camel.

Thank skyhoosier
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The staff that run the camel rides were so knowledgeable and offered support to get on and off camels. The ride along the beach was perfect..sunset.

Thank Catherine F
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We decided to take advantage of Alison's Blue dressed Camel rides a little further north on the beach for no other reason than they had vacancies for the pre sunset 30 minute ride. The staff were fantasitc and very eager to expalin everyhting about camels and the camel we sat on was called Jandrah and was apparently lazy although you... More 

Thank CliffyTours
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Well, you're in Broome and the Indian Ocean is right there, so who doesn't need a camel ride? This location, Gantheume Point, is hard to get to if you're not staying in Cable Beach. Worse, it's hard to leave since it's so far away. But I digress. I went for the sunset trip, which was just gorgeous. About 20 camels,... More 

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