About Us

matchmaking part 19 b Bill and Mary Aiken and our team of traditional Bunuba guides have operated Darngku Heritage cruises since 1999.

Most of our team is family. We are part of this land and part of the indigenous Bunuba people, so we provide a glimpse of the proud indigenous culture and heritage of the Kimberley through the eyes of its traditional owners.

We have always enjoyed taking people out and showing them the area and our ways of doing things. It is a great pleasure to see the younger visitors enjoying their time with us and attempting to do some of the old ways of the bush. On occasion our children and their children come with us and to see them and our guests mixing together is very rewarding. We can see our culture and beliefs passed on and sustained before our eyes.

As part of our commitment to the community, part of the monies from the tours is invested to assist with developing other enterprises and helping out with social needs.

We see this as providing a social return to the community that is important from an ethical perspective and in terms of long term sustainability.

In addition to her part in running the Darngku cruises, Mary also sits on the WAITOC board and looks after our camping, gardening and nursery shop in town.


T-QUAL Accreditation

Indigenous Heritage

The Kimberley region has an Indigenous history dating back between 40,000 and 60,000 years, the oldest established culture on earth. In the Darngku region the indigenous people are known as ‘Bunuba’.