Discover Australia's Great Barrier Reef Cruise
A journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific will whisk you between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. Covering an area of over 2600 km and encompassing over 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest living structure and home to an abundant and thriving array of marine and birdlife species. It holds pride of place as one of the 7 natural worlds wonders of the world and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage area. Coral Expeditions pioneered extended expedition cruises on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef 34 years ago and have forged a reputation for excellence and expertise in that time. Explore the hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands and pristine reef systems.
Along the way find freedom and solitude amidst this iconic seascape. Onboard, you will be accompanied by expert guides and our purpose designed small ships are custom built for expedition cruising. With refined steering capabilities, shallow draught and nimble Xplorer tenders we will bring you closer to remote sites and natural habitats. You will enjoy freshly prepared small-batch cuisine featuring the best local ingredients and relax and enjoy quality local beers and wines. With an intimate atmosphere and our renowned warm Australian hospitality, you will quickly feel at home and make new connections with new friends, comfort and style. With epic transcontinental crossings between the Indian and Pacific oceans, step onboard for an all-inclusive rail holiday you’ll never forget.
Coral Expeditions is a leader in reef conservation, a member of Ecotourism Australia, and an accredited and multi-award-winning ecotourism operator. The Great Barrier Reef is in our DNA and we ensure the most immersive and educational experience possible.
Kimberly Coastal Cruise
Coral Expeditions’ Kimberley cruises explore a rugged land carved by powerful forces of nature, where engorged rivers overflowing with seasonal rains cut a swathe through sandstone cliffs. Natural highlights of a Kimberley expedition include waterfalls, wildlife, and mammoth tidal streams that conceal and reveal this ancient landscape twice daily. Experience a thrilling nature-based adventure riding horizontal tidal waterfalls, splashing beneath cascading falls or swimming in freshwater rock pools, when conditions allow.
A precious wilderness region almost twice the size of the United Kingdom, the Kimberley’s raw, rugged beauty is best seen from the deck of a small expedition ship. Coral Expeditions’ Kimberley cruise season runs between April and September with waterfalls generally at their peak in April and May.
Australian Aboriginals, the world’s oldest living culture, have recorded their connection to country through exquisite rock art galleries many thousands of years old. Wandjina style artworks etched into rock depict creation stories, mythical creatures and wildlife along with centuries-old European contact.
Coral Expeditions has over 23 years’ experience cruising the Kimberley with a knowledgeable expedition team providing insightful interpretation. Explore Australia’s Kimberley region on an unforgettable small ship expedition cruise through an ancient landscape where nature takes centre stage and Indigenous connections and exploration history abound.