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Ships of the Desert

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Address: Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 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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The red camel team were amazing and be prepared to feed the camels with plenty of carrots. You do have to jump on whilst the camel is sitting and hold on when the camel gets to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
William T
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The red camel team were amazing and be prepared to feed the camels with plenty of carrots. You do have to jump on whilst the camel is sitting and hold on when the camel gets to its feet.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This experience is really well run.The camels are very tame and appear very healthy. Beware: Camels have a personality and an intelligence of a 9 year old. We took the pre sunset tour as it was cloudy anyway. Book ahead.

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My 2 teenage daughters did to camel ride on cable beach in the morning. You can also do in afternoon and at sunset. They loved it.

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Thank Physim
Eden, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Don't even bother if you are over 90 kilos. You will have to pay double. I get the camels well being bit but DOUBLE.? We decided not to do this and still had a great time in Broome.

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Melbourne Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 have been better in the front position but as I was the heavier of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Jindabyne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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 setting sun is the main attraction and numerous times we were there, the sky was... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

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

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