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FRONTIER LANDS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
( CAIRNS TO MADANG ) , 12 NIGHTS

Dates            December 2023 to December 2023
Ship                Coral Adventurer
Embarking from either Cairns or Madang, this journey presents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the untamed and rugged landscapes of Papua New Guinea, a region rarely witnessed and largely inaccessible by land. Boasting the largest expanse of intact rainforest outside the Amazon, Papua New Guinea unfolds its mysteries through this expedition, revealing lesser-explored islands, volcanic peaks, and pristine rainforest wilderness shaped by powerful rivers. Sail past the breathtaking Kadovar Islands, renowned for their volcanic activity, and journey up the mighty Sepik River to encounter riverfront village life that has changed little over centuries. Explore the village market of Bien to acquire traditional crafts like masks and carvings. Indulge in snorkeling, swimming, or diving amidst the vibrant reefs of the Fly Islands, and witness the unique Bubbling Springs Reef at Dobu.

CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF TASMANIA
( HOBART TO HOBART ) , 16 NIGHTS

Dates            January 2024 to February 2025
Ship                Coral Discoverer
Embark on an extraordinary journey aboard the Coral Discoverer as we undertake a complete circumnavigation voyage around Tasmania, unveiling the finest aspects of the remote parks, islands, and harbors in this pristine island situated at the edge of the world. This 16-night expedition encompasses additional stops along Tasmania’s stunning coastline, featuring notable highlights such as a visit to the Josef Chromy Vineyard, invigorating hikes through the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island, and over two days dedicated to exploring the seldom-visited world heritage wilderness of Port Davey. Join us for an immersive experience, delving into the rich tapestry of Tasmania’s diverse landscapes and hidden gems.

EXPEDITION TO THE ALBATROSS LATITUDES
( MILFORD SOUND TO WELLINGTON ) , 16 NIGHTS

Dates           January 2024 to January 2024
Ship                Coral Geographer
Embark on an expedition into the untamed expanses of New Zealand’s Southern Ocean, navigating from the serene and secluded fiords of Murihiku (Southland) to the enigmatic and safeguarded wildlife sanctuaries of the subantarctic Campbell and Auckland Islands. Traverse vibrant fields of mega herbs, pay a visit to the renowned ‘world’s loneliest tree,’ delve into the historical narratives of the land, and engage with locals to experience diverse cultures along the way. Witness the up-close presence of rare and endemic wildlife, including albatross, penguins, seabirds, and the New Zealand sea lion. This small ship journey to these islands serves as an enlightening exploration of pristine, isolated environments, providing a glimpse into an untouched natural world.

NEW GUINEA CIRCUMNAVIGATION
( CAIRNS TO DARWIN ) , 35 NIGHTS

Dates           January 2024 to January 2024
Ship                Coral Adventurer
Embark on an exclusive adventure as part of a select group joining our extraordinary full circumnavigation expedition around New Guinea. This unique journey, filled with exceptional highlights, offers the ultimate in comfort aboard the Coral Adventurer, providing a firsthand experience of the cultural diversity that defines Papua New Guinea. Traverse the historically significant Spice Islands of Indonesia, unlocking the mystique of one of the world’s last frontiers. Home to the largest expanse of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon, Papua New Guinea unveils its wonders through visits to lesser-explored islands, volcanic peaks, and pristine wilderness. Explore majestic waterways in a kayak, surrounded by lush tropical forests, and indulge in snorkeling, swimming, or diving at vibrant reefs in the Fly Islands, Tufi, and the distinctive Bubbling Springs Reef at Dobu.

COASTAL TREKS OF TASMANIA
( HOBART TO HOBART) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates           January 2024 to January 2025
Ship              Coral Discoverer
Embark on a 10-night hiking-themed adventure, immersing yourself in the exploration of Tasmania’s remote east coast and its iconic trekking trails. This itinerary offers a range of shore excursions, featuring both challenging and more leisurely walks. The rugged coastline boasts imposing cliffs, sandy beaches, and sapphire waters, providing a backdrop of spectacular beauty. Accompanied by experienced bush-walkers, delve into breathtaking coastal hikes while gaining insights into the region’s unique ecosystem. Some of the featured hikes include Mount Beattie, Mount Milner, Fluted Cape Walkway, Cape Hauy, Wineglass Bay Lookout, and Bishop and Clerk. After a day of exploration, unwind in the Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Xplorer bar, recharging with a sip of Tasmanian single malt or two.

COASTAL WILDS OF TASMANIA
( HOBART TO HOBART) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates           January 2024 to February 2025
Ship              Coral Discoverer
Embark on Coral Expeditions’ Tasmania cruises to discover Australia’s island state, positioned at the convergence of the Southern and Pacific Oceans. Tasmania’s untouched World Heritage wilderness and national parks are thriving with native wildlife, featuring rugged mountain ranges meeting the sea, dramatic coastal cliffs, and crescent-shaped beaches shaped by the elements. Against this pristine natural backdrop, Tasmania’s captivating colonial history unfolds, showcasing a compelling convict heritage and historic sites. Trace the footsteps of pioneering colonial explorers to the farthest corners of the island, where maritime tales come to life, preserved streetscapes serve as living museums, and world-class artists draw inspiration at every corner. Influenced by a climate straddling the Roaring Forties latitudes, the Apple Isle’s lush valleys and rolling hills are adorned with fertile pastures, vineyards, and orchards, basking in crisp clean air and warm summer sunshine. Emerging from cellar doors and farm gates are award-winning cheeses, premium wines, craft beers, and artisanal spirits, all inspired by Tasmania’s simple yet elegant natural treasures. Cruise to the edge of the world on a Tasmanian expedition that pairs wombats with wine, beaches with brie, and convict ruins with craft beer—a palate-pleasing adventure into the wild heart of Tasmania.

NEW ZEALAND ISLANDS OF THE SUB-ANTARCTIC
( BLUFF TO MELBOURNE) , 12 NIGHTS

Dates           January 2024 to January 2024
Ship              Coral Geographer
In the depths of the Southern Ocean lie the seldom-explored islands of the New Zealand sub-Antarctic, where rare seabirds and marine mammals have flourished in their rugged isolation. Our small ship expedition, equipped with Zodiacs and Xplorer tender vessels, offers guests an intimate encounter with these remote islands— the final frontier before reaching Antarctica. This is a realm dominated by seals and penguins, where the pristine wilderness provides a unique opportunity to witness the abundant wildlife thriving in this harsh and secluded environment.

AUSTRALIA'S GREAT SOUTHERN COASTLINE
( MELBOURNE TO FREMANTLE) , 14 NIGHTS

Dates           February 2024 to January 2025
Ship              Coral Adventurer / Coral Geographer
Embark on an enriching expedition along the rugged coast of Southern Australia, uncovering the wild nature, rich history, and delectable produce of the region. Depart from Melbourne and set sail to explore the unique natural beauty of Apollo Bay and the renowned Twelve Apostles. Immerse yourself in the history of Port Fairy, characterized by its Georgian-style merchant homes, and discover the charming township of Robe. Indulge in numerous opportunities to savor the freshest produce firsthand, from Coffin Bay’s oysters to Flinders Island’s abalone. As we navigate the southwest edge of Australia, enjoy onshore experiences like walks on Woody Island, a visit to the extraordinary Jewel Cave, swimming with stingrays at Hamelin Bay, and a stroll through the vines accompanied by a wine-tasting at the award-winning Leeuwin Estate in the Margaret River region.

ABROLHOS ISLANDS AND THE CORAL COAST
( DEPARTS FREMANTLE & BROOME) , 12 NIGHTS

Dates           February 2024 to October 2025
Ship              Coral Adventurer / Coral Geographer
Embark on an expedition uncovering the wild and largely untouched coast of Western Australia, where the contrasting hues of rich red sands and turquoise seas create a captivating coastal palette. Steeped in a rich maritime and Indigenous history, from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of William Dampier, Dirk Hartog, Baudin, and Freycinet, this region is a tapestry of intriguing stories. The natural coastal reserves are home to a plethora of birdlife and captivating marine species. Our knowledgeable guides will accompany guests as they explore the renowned Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Montebello Islands, Muiron Islands, and Dampier Archipelago, offering a deep dive into the rich tapestry of this coastal haven.

CITIZEN SCIENCE ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF ( BRISBANE TO CAIRNS) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates           March 2024 to March 2025
Ship              Coral Discoverer
Embark on a distinctive citizen science-themed expedition with Coral Expeditions as we venture along the expanse of the Great Barrier Reef for our third unique exploration, focusing on two iconic species—Turtles and Rays. With a limited capacity of 70 guests and renowned research experts on board, our small expedition ship, Coral Discoverer, will visit remote reefs, islands, and vital wildlife habitats within the Coral Sea marine zone. This immersive journey offers a rare opportunity to actively participate in scientific research while experiencing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef alongside dedicated experts in marine biology.

IN THE WAKE OF THE MAKASSANS
(DARWIN - MAKASSAR) , 14 NIGHTS

Dates           March 2024 to January 2025
Ship             Coral Geographer
Since the 16th century, Makassan trepangers embarked on journeys from their homeland in South Sulawesi, traversing the Flores and Savu seas to reach the shores of the Kimberley and Arnhem Land. During these expeditions, Makassans interacted with the indigenous peoples of northern Australia, leaving a lasting impact on the cultures that persist to this day.

CAPE YORK & ARNHEM LAND (CAIRNS TO DARWIN) , 11 NIGHTS

Dates          March 2024 to April 2025
Ship             Coral Discoverer
Embark on our expedition across the Tip of Australia for a deep dive into the diverse and ancient Indigenous cultures of remote Cape York, Arnhem Land, and the Torres Strait Islands. This small ship voyage into prehistoric landscapes allows you to unravel the song-lines and lore that have shaped these ancient cultures, with expert guides interpreting surroundings that include the world’s oldest rock art, depicting extinct animals and narratives of seafarers long before British colonization. Discover the generational passing down of artistic traditions and witness the thriving cultural legacy at renowned art centers in Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy. Experience Elders sharing their stories through art at Maningrida, followed by a journey to secluded Lizard Island, where azure waters beckon for snorkeling over giant clam gardens, and white sand beaches of Watsons Bay invite leisurely strolls. Explore the Australia Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station, a globally recognized world-leading research facility on the Great Barrier Reef. This Cape York and Arnhem Land expedition weaves a fascinating tapestry, immersing keen explorers in the best of Australia’s northern coastline.

SULAWESI CIRCUMNAVIGATION (MAKASSAR - MAKASSAR) , 20 NIGHTS

Dates          April 2024 to April 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on a journey of discovery as we circumnavigate Sulawesi and explore the eastern coastlines of Borneo, unraveling the mysteries of the ancient seafaring kingdom of the Makassans. This 20-night expedition aboard the Coral Geographer offers a comprehensive coastal exploration of Sulawesi, immersing you in its captivating blend of cultural traditions, natural wonders, and distinctive wildlife.

THE KIMBERLEY CRUISE (DEPARTS DARWIN & BROOME) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates          April 2024 to September 2025
Ship             Coral Adventurer / Coral Discoverer / Coral Geographer
Three decades ago, during our initial exploratory cruises in the Kimberley, navigation relied on hand-drawn ‘mudmaps’ and insights from fishermen and early explorers to traverse the expansive and unpredictable coastline. Fast forward to today, armed with decades of experience, in-house experts, detailed maps, tidal charts, and comprehensive landing notes, we possess an unparalleled level of knowledge that is not easily replicable.

WEST PAPUA, RAJA AMPAT & MICRONESIA (DARWIN TO YAP) , 16 NIGHTS

Dates          August 2024 to August 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on a captivating 16-night voyage, venturing northward from Australia to explore the Spice Islands, the legendary Raja Ampat, the Republic of Palau, and the remote small islands of Micronesia before concluding in Yap. Experience a traditional welcome as kora kora canoes escort you to the historic township of Banda Neira. Cruise along the pristine coastal landscape of Mommon Peninsula, where Kitikiti Waterfall gracefully cascades into the ocean. Witness the breathtaking beauty of Wayag, featuring jagged green limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters, one of the world’s most photographed marine scenes. Encounter the harmless golden jellyfish of Jellyfish Lake in Palau, and immerse yourself in the ancient limestone currency of Yap while snorkeling, diving, and kayaking amidst vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. This expedition promises an extraordinary blend of remote island cultures, marine wonders, and rich history, a journey uniquely accessible by an expedition ship.

BEST OF THE KIMBERLEY AND TIWI ISLANDS (DEPARTS DARWIN & BROOME) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates          August 2024 to August 2025
Ship             Coral Discoverer
Embark on a unique cultural exploration with Coral Discoverer on our specially themed expeditions, as we cruise across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf to unveil the vibrant modern community of the Tiwi Islands and the ancient rock art of the eastern Kimberley. With an intimate group of fewer than 70 guests, this 10-night journey offers a profound connection to the contemporary culture of the Tiwi Islands, as well as an exploration of the expansive Kimberley coast and its ancient rock art galleries, dating back over 40,000 years. Immerse yourself in the local co-operative gallery at Munupi Arts Centre, where guests can acquire art at its source, participate in workshops, and witness captivating cultural performances.

JOURNEY TO JAPAN (YAP TO TOKYO) , 14 NIGHTS

Dates          September 2024 to September 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on a northern journey through the Western Pacific, beginning in the seldom-explored Federated States of Micronesia and heading towards the unique islands of Tokyo Bay. Depart from Yap and navigate through remote coral atolls and small villages of Ulithi, Sorol, and Fais, extending a warm welcome to expeditioners for the first time. Enjoy leisurely days at sea with our crew leading wellness activities, along with Japanese whiskey and tea tastings, and engaging cooking presentations. Participate in a special ceremony onboard as we pause above the “Challenger Deep,” the ocean’s deepest point at the Mariana Trench. Cruise around Iwo Jima, circumnavigating the island, and delve into the historical narratives of the World War II battles that unfolded there.

KIMBERLEY ICONS, ASHMORE & THE ROWLEY SHOALS (DEPARTS DARWIN & BROOME) , 12 NIGHTS

Dates          September 2024 to September 2025
Ship             Coral Adventurer / Coral Geographer
This itinerary seamlessly integrates our classic 10-day Kimberley voyage with an exploration of the stunning Rowley Shoals Marine Park and Ashmore Reef. Revel in the breathtaking coastal vistas adorned with towering rock ridges, serene secluded gorges, vibrant wildlife, and the dramatic tidal rhythms. Accompanied by expert guides, delve into the interpretation of 40,000-year-old rock art and trace the footsteps of Phillip Parker King, the explorer who charted this spectacular coastline two centuries ago. Board a Zodiac to feel the mist from the magnificent King George River and its towering 80-meter sandstone escarpments. Engage with a knowledgeable guide to unravel the history behind the ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock paintings. Witness the spectacle of waterfalls cascading off Montgomery Reef as it emerges from the ocean during the ebbing tide, revealing the reef’s diverse marine life. Conclude the voyage with visits to a chain of coral atolls offering unparalleled snorkeling and diving opportunities. The shallow lagoons teem with diverse coral species and marine life, including giant potato cod, Maori wrasse, and a plethora of other species—many of which are unique to these coral reefs.

NINGALOO & THE BLUEWATER WONDERS OF AUSTRALIA'S WEST (BROOME TO BROOME) , 12 NIGHTS

Dates          September 2024 to May 2025
Ship             Coral Discoverer
Embark on a 12-night expedition voyage along Western Australia’s Coral Coast aboard the Coral Discoverer, immersing yourself in the remarkable marine environment, historic islands, and breathtaking coastline of this remote wilderness region. Setting sail from Broome, our journey will take us to the stunning Rowley Shoals Marine Park, the Dampier Archipelago, and the Montebello Islands. The expedition reaches its pinnacle with a visit to Ningaloo Reef, a haven for diverse marine life. Guided by our marine experts, we will uncover the untouched atolls, explore the vibrant marine ecosystems, and observe rare bird species in this pristine coastal habitat.

THROUGH THE HEART OF JAPAN (TOKYO TO FUKUOKA) , 14 NIGHTS

Dates          September 2024 to May 2025
Ship             Coral Discoverer
Embark on a journey through the dynamic landscape of Japan, ranging from the lively cities of the mainland to serene coastal island villages. Departing from Tokyo, your adventure begins in the remote township of Shimizu, where you’ll experience traditional Japanese culture and visit significant Shinto shrines in Shingu. Move on to the vibrant Kobe port, an ideal vantage point, and explore the lively streets of Osaka for an authentic food tour. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the diverse cityscape of modern architecture and ancient temples in Kyoto. Traverse the lush mountainous terrain of Iya Valley on remote Tokujima, delve into the traditional history of soy sauce craft in Shodojima, and explore the ancient castle in the less-traveled Karatsu. Venture to South Korea’s Jeju Island to witness the extraordinary UNESCO-listed Manjanggul lava tubes before discovering the lesser-known Goto Islands and concluding your journey in Fukuoka. Immerse yourself in the poignant histories and ancient traditions found within these diverse landscapes, on this authentic journey through the heart of Japan.

WHALES AND TRAILS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (FREMANTLE TO FREMANTLE) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates          October 2024 to October 2024
Ship             Coral Adventurer
Embark on our inaugural Whales and Trails expedition as we delve into the impressive coastline of South Western Australia, combining adventures on both land and sea. Trace the migratory path of Humpback, Southern Right, and Blue whales that frequent the convergence of the Indian and Southern Oceans. On land, immerse yourself in the renowned wine region of Margaret River, embark on scenic coastal walks along a segment of the Cape to Cape nature trail, and witness the springtime bloom of wildflowers around Dunsborough and Esperance. Wander the silica white sands alongside native kangaroos at Lucky Bay, voted the #1 Beach in the World. Cruise the calm waters of Point Ann to observe whales and their calves, followed by a unique experience of swimming with stingrays in Hamelin Bay. Throughout the journey, engage with the traditional owners in small coastal communities, delving into their history and heritage. The adventure concludes with a signature winemakers dinner at the prestigious Leeuwin Estate Winery, pairing exceptional ‘Art Series’ wines with locally harvested cuisine.

THROUGH JAPAN'S RYUKYU ISLANDS (FUKUOKA TO KEELUNG) , 16 NIGHTS

Dates          October 2024 to October 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on a journey of discovery through Japan’s Ryukyu Islands, where you’ll gain profound insights into the nature, culture, and communities of these unexplored outposts. Begin your voyage by setting sail from Fukuoka and exploring Nagasaki, delving into the region’s wartime history, studying internationally influenced architecture, and discovering traditional shrines and temples. Venture deep into the remote Okinawan Islands, encountering the lifestyles of those who depend on the sea for their livelihood, including the fishing village of Suwanosejima. Uncover ancient mythical legends tied to Okinoerabujima and explore the pristine marine ecosystems of the Kerama Islands. Walk among towering cedars in the ancient woodland of Yakujima, kayak through the undeveloped forested scenery of Iriomote Island, and witness the awe-inspiring strombolian eruption of passing volcanic landscapes.

INDIGENOUS ART THEMED CAPE YORK & ARNHEM LAND (DARWIN TO CAIRNS) , 11 NIGHTS

Dates          October 2024 to October 2025
Ship             Coral Adventurer / Coral Discoverer
Embark on an enriching journey starting in Darwin, venturing to the Tiwi Islands where you’ll immerse yourself in unique cultural performances and delve into the islands’ history. Explore the artistic heritage at Tiwi Designs, one of Australia’s oldest and most diverse art centers, showcasing stunning carvings, paintings, and fabric printing. In Maningrida, visit the Arts Centre, Djomi Museum, and the Babbarra Women’s Centre. Extend your exploration to Elcho Island, where you’ll be welcomed into remote townships and visit the Elcho Island Art Centre in Galiwin’ku. Each stop offers an opportunity to witness the creative expression of one of the world’s oldest cultures and hear their stories. The journey continues to the Torres Strait Islands, where you’ll witness the unique blend of traditional and contemporary Torres Strait art forms. At the northernmost tip of Australia, savor champagne as you gaze southward toward the Great Barrier Reef. As the expedition nears its end, discover contact-period rock art on rugged Stanley Island and seize the chance to snorkel at vibrant reefs. Join Coral Expeditions on this thrilling expedition to the farthest reaches of Australia’s Northern coastline.

ACROSS THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT (FREMANTLE TO ADELAIDE) , 14 NIGHTS

Dates         October 2024 to October 2024
Ship             Coral Adventurer
Embark on an immersive expedition into the wild nature, rich history, and distinctive coastline of Australia’s southwest on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage across the Great Australian Bight. Explore hard-to-reach islands and iconic National Parks along the south coast, taking in guided walks along vast and secluded beaches at locations like Cape Le Grand and Bremer Bay. Amidst the scattered islands and outcrops of the Archipelago of the Recherche, uncover remote breeding grounds of sea lions and follow the snorkel trail at Shearwater Bay to spot the elusive Leafy Sea Dragon. As we navigate the southwest edge of Australia, relish time ashore with sunset drinks at Woody Island, explore the extraordinary Jewel Cave, swim with stingrays at Hamelin Bay, and stroll amongst the vines while sampling wines in the Margaret River region.

TORRES STRAIT & CAPE YORK(DEPARTS CAIRNS & HORN ISLAND) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates         October 2024 to November 2025
Ship             Coral Discoverer
Embark on a small ship adventure with Coral Expeditions to explore the enchanting Torres Strait Islands and the remote coastlines leading to the tip of Cape York. Join an intimate expedition aboard the Coral Discoverer, accommodating a maximum of 72 guests, as we traverse the small islands and reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef, partake in coastal walks around Cape York, and unveil the magic and mystery of the seldom-seen Torres Strait Islands. With nearly 300 islands scattered across the narrow expanse between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, the Torres Strait Islands boast a distinctive and vibrant culture. A small ship expedition provides the perfect means to access these remote regions, allowing visits to uninhabited sand cays, isolated islands, and pristine reef systems. Our expert guides will share their knowledge above and below the water, ensuring a comprehensive exploration. Drawing on decades of experience and a profound respect for the communities in the region, Coral Expeditions promises an enriching journey accompanied and hosted by local elders who will impart the customs and stories of this ancient land.

ISLAND TRAILS OF THE PHILIPPINES(KEELUNG TO MANILA) , 16 NIGHTS

Dates         October 2024 to October 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on a captivating journey through the secluded island trails of the Philippines, exploring the hard-to-reach destinations and unraveling the region’s rich colonial heritage shaped by Spanish explorers and the historical conflicts of World War II. Departing from Keelung in Taiwan, this unique adventure promises traditional ceremonies, insights into ancient customs, and the enjoyment of pristine natural marine and terrestrial environments. Along Taiwan’s east coast, traverse elevated boardwalks and suspension bridges leading to the towering marble valleys and thundering waterfalls of Taroko Gorge National Park. Visit the historic Cabo Engano lighthouse on Palaui Island, comb idyllic shores, and delve into the aquatic paradise of Catanduanes and Cuatro Islas. Explore local handicraft markets, visit the culturally significant kalutang instrument in Marinduque, and immerse yourself in the churches, houses, and shrines of this enchanting region. Throughout the journey, relish the expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality provided by our crew.

WILD ISLANDS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA(ADELAIDE TO ADELAIDE) , 10 NIGHTS

Dates         October 2024 to November 2024
Ship             Coral Adventurer
Embark on a mesmerizing 10-night expedition to uncover the hidden treasures of South Australia’s islands and gulf waters, a well-kept secret along the Australian coastline. With over 5000km of untouched shoreline and more than 300 islands, this region unveils a diverse natural landscape, featuring stunning bays, remote islands, and majestic sea cliffs, all maintaining an unspoiled and wild allure. Encounter a rich array of wildlife on the islands, acting as vital sanctuaries for birds, kangaroos, wallabies, seals, and sea lions. Immerse yourself in this untouched paradise, complemented by the flavors of South Australia through fresh local seafood and wines, all presented with the traditional warm hospitality of Australia. This 10-night voyage promises an extraordinary blend of adventure, wildlife, and culinary delights in a setting that remains authentically wild.

AN EQUATORIAL ADVENTURE ACROSS NORTH BORNEO(MANILA TO SINGAPORE) , 16 NIGHTS

Dates         November 2024 to November 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on our inaugural 16-night voyage aboard the Coral Geographer, as we traverse the northern coastlines and equatorial waters of Borneo from Manila to Singapore. This extraordinary journey unfolds across the diverse landscapes of the Philippines, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Brunei, Kalimantan, and into Singapore. Immerse yourself in rich traditional cultures, uncover the evolution centers within ancient rainforests, engage with conservation initiatives, and witness seldom-seen aquatic and geographical wonders. Dive and snorkel in the heart of the Coral Triangle, surrounded by unparalleled marine biodiversity. Explore Culion’s historic village and UNESCO-inscribed leprosy archives, visit Brunei’s Iban longhouses to witness the blend of tradition and modernity, and delve into Bako National Park’s diverse ecosystems with a knowledgeable birding guide. Encounter proboscis monkeys in their natural habitat, meet orangutans at the Semenggoh Wildlife and Conservation Centre, and explore the ancient mysteries of Niah Caves. Immerse yourself in the cultural diversity of Sabah, savoring local cuisine in a traditional longhouse nestled amidst exotic jungle surroundings. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of this enchanting region.

OUTERKNOWN ADVENTURES ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF(CAIRNS TO CAIRNS) , 7 NIGHTS

Dates         November 2024 to December 2025
Ship             Coral Discoverer
More than four decades ago, we were pioneers in extended expedition cruises to the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, and over the years, we’ve established a distinguished reputation for excellence and expertise. Join us aboard the Coral Discoverer for a transformative 7-night adventure to the remote and untouched Northern reefs. Explore hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands, and pristine reef systems, reveling in the freedom and solitude of this iconic seascape. Share the journey with soaring seabirds and engage in aquatic activities like swimming, diving, and snorkeling at far-flung Osprey and Ribbon Reefs. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of ancient indigenous culture and Australian heritage at historic Cooktown, including a hike to the summit of “Cooks Look.” Experience the serenity of deserted Sudbury Cay with a sundowner as the sun sets. Onboard, expert guides, including a Marine Biologist, accompany you, and our purpose-designed small ships are crafted for expedition cruising with refined steering capabilities, shallow draught, and nimble explorer tenders, bringing you closer to remote sites and natural habitats. Indulge in freshly prepared small-batch cuisine featuring the finest local ingredients, and unwind with quality local beers and wines. With an intimate atmosphere and our renowned warm Australian hospitality, you’ll quickly feel at home, forging new connections and friendships along the way.

CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF SUMATRA(SINGAPORE TO SINGAPORE) , 18 NIGHTS

Dates         November 2024 to November 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on our inaugural Circumnavigation of Sumatra expedition aboard the Coral Geographer, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of biological and cultural diversity that defines Indonesia’s largest island. Discover secluded fringing islands, trace historical trading routes, and follow the paths of early explorers as you navigate the coastal ecosystems and intricate network of islands along the western Indonesian maritime border. Join local rangers for guided walks and tours through Ujong Kulon and Tambling National Park, engaging with researchers to learn about the unique Javanese Rhinoceros and subspecies of the endangered Sumatran tiger found exclusively in this region. Participate in a community initiative providing employment opportunities for remote North Nias villagers, savoring sunset drinks at zero degrees latitude, and crossing the Sunda Straits to unravel the volcanic history of Anak Krakatau. Experience the thrill of a traditional becak ride through Medan’s old town, and gain deeper insights into the impact of the 2004 Tsunami in the province of Aceh. This expedition promises an unforgettable adventure, unveiling and connecting you with the diverse ethnic mosaic that shapes modern-day Indonesia.

BOUNTY OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN(ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE ) , 8 NIGHTS

Dates         December 2024 to December 2024
Ship             Coral Adventurer
Join us for our inaugural ‘Bounty of the Southern Ocean’ expedition, a celebration of the culinary richness along the pristine coastlines of South Australia and Victoria. Indulge in the freshest seafood, native ingredients, and organic produce, perfectly paired with world-class wines and artisanal spirits. Embark on a farm-to-plate adventure, exploring the abundant shores and savoring the diverse flavors of wild ocean-farmed abalone on Kangaroo Island and freshly caught Australian lobster in the charming fishing port of Robe. Immerse yourself in the world of fungi, discovering their culinary and medicinal uses, and sample native indigenous bush ingredients in their natural habitat. Connect with passionate local producers, growers, and distillers, sharing in their crafts and stories. Experience nature at its best with a leisurely circumnavigation around the remote seal colony of Lady Julia Percy Island and witness the breathtaking spectacle of a sunset sail past the iconic 12 Apostles. Our expert guides will lead you on this uniquely Australian culinary adventure at sea aboard the Coral Adventurer.

WORLD HERITAGE ISLANDS OF THE SUB-ANTARCTIC(BETWEEN MELBOURNE & BLUFF ) , 14 - 15 NIGHTS

Dates         December 2024 to January 2025
Ship             Coral Adventurer
Embark on an extraordinary voyage deep into the Southern Ocean and uncover the World Heritage sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. These rugged and isolated islands serve as a natural sanctuary for rare seabirds and marine mammals, thriving within a pristine and protected habitat. Positioned as the last landfall before Antarctica, these flourishing ocean havens invite exploration. Wander through Ulva Island’s serene forests, observing New Zealand’s iconic birds. Venture into the untouched World Heritage areas of the Snares Island Group, Auckland Islands, Campbell Islands, and the renowned Macquarie Island wildlife reserve, where rare flora, including megaherbs, mosses, and lichens, flourishes. Stroll along rugged shorelines with expert guides and rangers amidst colonies of seals and penguins that inhabit this untouched wilderness. Immerse yourself in the captivating history and pioneering heritage of early explorers, completing a truly unforgettable journey of exploration and discovery.

INTO THE WILDS OF BORNEO(SINGAPORE TO MAKASSAR) , 16 NIGHTS

Dates         December 2024 to December 2024
Ship             Coral Geographer
Embark on our inaugural journey as we navigate the islands of the Java Sea, embarking from Singapore and concluding in Makassar aboard the Coral Geographer. Over the course of 16 nights, immerse yourself in the exploration of mighty rivers cutting through dense rainforest jungles, uncover the cultural traditions of unique coastal cities, and engage with rare fauna and flora in their natural habitats. Walk through the lush rainforest of Bako National Park, encountering endemic tree-dwelling proboscis monkeys. Cruise the ink-black waters of the Sekonyer River to reach the orangutan sanctuary and conservation facility at Camp Leakey. Experience the vibrant Banjarmasin floating markets, where sampans laden with fresh produce create a lively spectacle on the river. This voyage promises a comprehensive experience, connecting you with the rich natural heritage, wildlife, and traditional cultures of the Indonesian islands.

SOUTH COAST AND FIORDLANDS(BLUFF TO WELLINGTON) , 12 NIGHTS

Dates         December 2024 to December 2024
Ship             Coral Adventurer
Embark on a captivating journey aboard Coral Adventurer to discover the natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island and Fiords, setting sail from Bluff. Engage in an unforgettable adventure within the distinguished World Heritage region of Fiordland National Park, exploring the breathtaking Dusky Sound, Milford Sound, and Doubtful Sound along the remote west coast of New Zealand. Witness the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, where towering cliffs plunge into glacial waters and waterfalls cascade from lush mountain landscapes, creating one of the world’s most spectacular natural scenes. Take a leisurely stroll through the tranquil forests of Ulva Island, catching glimpses of some of the country’s iconic birds. Immerse yourself in the history of Dunedin, characterized by a rich blend of Māori and Scottish heritage. As the day concludes, return to Coral Adventurer and indulge in the culinary delights of New Zealand’s renowned produce and wine. A small ship expedition is the ultimate way to fully immerse yourself in the remote wonders of the New Zealand coast.

A YACHTSMAN'S CRUISE(SYDNEY TO HOBART) , 7 NIGHTS

Dates         December 2024 to December 2024
Ship             Coral Discoverer
Immerse yourself in the maritime tradition of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Commencing from Broken Bay on December 26th, embrace the thrill of the race’s commencement from the deck of Coral Discoverer. Witness the fleet gracefully sail past while receiving expert commentary from our onboard Special Guest Lecturer, Sue Crafer. We navigate the south coast and traverse Bass Strait alongside the trailing fleet. Once we cross the Strait, relish the scenic ruggedness of the Tasmanian coast, with opportunities to join our expedition team on guided shore excursions to Tasmania’s National Parks. Anticipate arriving in Hobart on New Year’s Eve, where you can revel in the excitement of the race and partake in New Year’s Eve celebrations.

RAJA AMPAT & SPICE ISLANDS(DEPARTING DARWIN & SORONG) , 18 NIGHTS

Dates         January 2025 to March 2025
Ship            Coral Geographer
Embark on an enlightening 18-night voyage aboard Coral Geographer to uncover the rich history and diverse marine life of Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands. Journeying along ancient trade routes, retracing the steps of spice merchants who exchanged Chinese silks for cloves, Indian cotton for nutmeg, and Arabian coffee for pepper. Explore the hidden gems among the hundreds of seldom-visited islands of Raja Ampat, where waters host over 75% of the world’s coral and fish species. In Cenderawasih Bay, engage in a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ as you swim alongside gentle whale sharks, the largest living non-mammalian vertebrates. Stroll through vibrant village markets, receive a traditional welcome at Banda Neira with serenades from kora kora canoes, and savor the sunset view at the 17th-century Dutch Fort Belgica. Ascend Mount Pindito to witness one of the world’s most photographed marine scenes: the striking green limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters of Wayag.

CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF AUSTRALIA(CAIRNS TO CAIRNS) , 60 NIGHTS

Dates         October 2025 to October 2025 Ship            Coral Adventurer
Embark on a distinctive and pioneering expedition to unravel the legend of Terra Australis Incognita, our vast island continent, through a rare circumnavigation voyage around the secluded coastlines of Australia. Join a select group of only 112 guests for this extraordinary adventure of a lifetime, connecting with remote natural landscapes, significant historical sites, incredible encounters with nature, and small cultural communities across Australia. Our all-Australian crew, along with special guest experts, will share local knowledge and insights as they proudly highlight the people, places, and flavors that contribute to the legendary tapestry of Australia.

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