The Launch of One Tide
One Tide Charters commenced operations in April 1997. Our first tours were one day fishing and crabbing trips from Derby. In 1998, One Tide owner/operator Greg Prouse purchased the original charter vessel White Lightning to launch cruises to the Buccaneer Archipelago. In addition to sixteen years experience as a charter boat operator, Greg has Master V qualification and 30 years boating experience.
How One Tide Got Its Name
The naming of the Charter business 'One Tide Charters' came about when Greg was doing his Charter Boat Operator's Apprenticeship with his good friend Joe on Yellow Boat in 1987. Together they spent three months cruising the Kimberley coastline. Not fully appreciating the significance of the extreme tidal variations they ended up a river system and had to wait "for one tide" to be able to get out.
Kimberley Explorer Joins One Tide
The original vessel White Lightning was retired in February 2008 and we took delivery of their new purpose built charter vessel Kimberley Explorer.
Over a 25 year period, Greg made several extended trips to the Kimberley of three to twelve months duration. He has dedicated much of this time to exploring the Kimberley coastline. Greg spent three months working with Malcolm Douglas to produce a documentary titled 'One Wet Season'. He also spent twelve months living with an Aboriginal community in the northeast Kimberley, learning about Aboriginal culture and bush survival.
Stories of the Kimberley
Greg is a story teller. He enjoys making people laugh. A One Tide Charter Kimberley experience is as much about laughter as it is about landscape.
Greg is assisted in the charter business by his partner Anna, and two crew, which includes Jodie, our onboard chef, and a deckhand.
Eco Tourism Accredited
One Tide Charters are an accredited Eco Tourism company.