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Get ready to enjoy some fresh burgers on the barbie as you head to the "land down under" for your Australian expedition. Most of the cruises we feature are aboard the Coral I & Coral II, luxurious expedition ships engineered especially for cruises in Australia, which accommodate less than 50 passengers, guaranteeing an intimate atmosphere onboard. Your journey will give you the chance to snorkel in the world's biggest coral reef, the vibrant Great Barrier Reef, or witness the rugged landscapes of the Kimberley region of the country, home to the signature King George Falls. As you get to know the Outback, you will see Aboriginal rock art indigenous to the vast desert in Kakadu National Park. The untamed wilderness of Cape York or pristine islands like Tasmania are also staple parts of many Australian cruises.
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Rock formations along the coast of Kimberly
$13,580
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Australia's Kimberley: Voyage to the Outback

13 Day Itinerary aboard Oceanic Discoverer (ZE)
  • Explore Mitchell Plateau gorges
  • Discover Australia’s unique wildlif
  • Learn about the culture of the Tiwi
  • View amazing Horizontal Falls
  • Join optional pre-voyage tours
Your adventures in the remote and captivating Kimberley region of Western Australia are highlighted by unusual wildlife in Prince Regent Nature Reserve, the beauty of the Buccaneer Archipelago, and sublime desert-scapes.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Helicopter Tour, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bigge Island, Broome, Darwin, King George River, Lacepede Islands, Mitchell Falls, Montgomery Reef, Prince Regent River, Raft Point, Talbot Bay, Tiwi Islands
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Snorkel at exclusive Great Barrier Reef sites
$11,930
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Kimberley Coastline, Arnhem Land, and Cape York

23 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions I
  • Traverse rugged Kimberley Coast
  • Visit Kakadu National Park
  • Meet fabulous artisans
  • Swim & snorkel Great Barrier Reef
Experience the best of the Kimberley Coast, Arnhem Land, and Cape York in a single voyage. Board the Coral Expeditions I and take part in this exciting 23-day trip including the most remote and exquisite reefs and offshore islands across Australia's Top End.
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bigge Island, Broome, Cape York, Cooktown, Darwin, Elcho Island, Jar Island, King George River, Lacepede Islands, Lizard Island, Montgomery Reef, Prince Regent River, Thursday Island, Tiwi Islands, Vansittart Bay
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Zoom through the Horizontal Falls
$6,260
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Cape York & Arnhem Land

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions I
  • Explore Lizard Island
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Gab Titui Cultural Center
  • Tour Bathurst and Melville Islands
Explore Cape York and Arnhem Land on this 12-day voyage combining the best of Australia's northern coastline. Visit fascinating locations and enjoy the clear tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Swim and snorkel in pristine coral gardens of the northern reef and enjoy daily land excursions to the most incredible shores.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, South Pacific, Bathurst Island, Cairns, Cape York, Cobourg Peninsula, Darwin, Elcho Island, Forbes Island, Hole in the Wall, Liverpool River, Lizard Island, Magra Island, Maningrida, Melville Island, Nhulunbury (Gove), Stanley Island, Thursday Island, Trinity Bay
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Admire ancient Aboriginal rock art
$6,195
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Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions I
  • Cruise to King George Falls
  • Trek across salt flats
  • View Wandjina art and paintings
  • Explore birdlife on Lacepede Island
Home to towering waterfalls, rugged outback landscapes, ancient Aboriginal art, and abundant wildlife, there is simply no place on earth quite like the Kimberley, and no better way to discover it than by this 11-day small ship cruise.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, South Pacific, Bigge Island, Broome, Darwin, Horizontal Falls, Jar Island, King George River, Lacepede Islands, Mitchell Falls, Montgomery Reef, Prince Regent River, Raft Point, Vansittart Bay
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Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific
$6,190
Save $445
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Kimberley Coast - Darwin to Broome

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions I
  • Explore the Vansittart Bay inlets
  • Discover ancient rock paintings
  • Zodiac to the Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Look for Lacepede Island´s wildlife
Discover northwest Australia's incredible reefs, wildlife, ancient aboriginal rock paintings, and Horizontal Waterfalls on this 11-day small ship cruise. Voyage along the coast between Darwin and Broome and enjoy daily landings to explore its natural beauty and attractions, including sprawling landscapes, beautiful gorges, and lush waterfalls.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bigge Island, Broome, Darwin, Horizontal Falls, King George River, Lacepede Islands, Montgomery Reef, Prince Regent River, Vansittart Bay
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Snorkel the clear, tropical waters
$2,590
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Great Barrier Reef: Cairns, Lizard Island & Pelorus Island

Weekday Departure - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions II
  • Walk through historic Cooktown
  • Snorkel around Lizard Island
  • Explore Thetford Reef
  • Kayak the Great Barrier Reef
Join this 8-day cruise aboard the Coral Expeditions II, and experience the World Heritage-listed reef from private moorings, away from the tourist crowds. Snorkel over colorful coral gardens, troll golden sandy beaches, and wander rainforest trails.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, South Pacific, Cairns, Cooktown, Dunk Island, Fitzroy Island, Hinchinbrook Channel, Lizard Island, Nathan Reef, Pelorus Island, Rachel Carson Reef, Ribbon Reef No 3, Ribbon Reef No 9, Sudbury Cay, Thetford Reef, Trinity Bay
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Snorkeling with clownfish.
$2,590
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Great Barrier Reef: Cairns, Pelorus Island & Lizard Island

Weekend Departure - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions II
  • Scuba dive around Thetford Reef
  • Explore Hinchinbrook Channel
  • View the reef´s marine life
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Discover the very best of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef with unrivaled style on this 8-day South Pacific cruise. Explore the colorful coral gardens of the reef, the most incredible rainforest, beautiful tropical islands, pristine crystal clear waters, and Australia´s golden sandy beaches.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cairns, Cooktown, Dunk Island, Fitzroy Island, Hinchinbrook Channel, Lizard Island, Nathan Reef, Pelorus Island, Rachel Carson Reef, Ribbon Reef No 3, Ribbon Reef No 9, Thetford Reef
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Travelers learning how to scuba dive.
$1,630
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Great Barrier Reef: Cairns & Lizard Island

5 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions II
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim and snorkel Lizard Island
  • Discover the pristine Ribbon Reefs
Discover exclusive private islands, tropical resort paradise, and ancient rainforest trails on this 5-day South Pacific cruise aboard the Coral Expeditions II. Explore the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and glass bottom boat accompanied by an expert Marine Biologist.
Activities: Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, South Pacific, Cairns, Cooktown, Lizard Island, Rachel Carson Reef, Ribbon Reef No 3, Ribbon Reef No 9, Trinity Bay
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Uncover the hidden secrets of the Great Barrier Reef
$1,245
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Great Barrier Reef: Cairns & Pelorus Island

4 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions II
  • Discover the Great Barrier Reef
  • Be guided by a Marine Biologist
  • Snorkel and explore golden beaches
Explore the best of Tropical North Queensland, allowing you to experience the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest, and islands of the South Pacific. This 4-day cruise aboard the Coral Expeditions II ensures you make the most of every minute of your holiday time.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cairns, Dunk Island, Fitzroy Island, Hinchinbrook Channel, Nathan Reef, Pelorus Island, Sudbury Cay, Thetford Reef
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Swimming with sharks
$7,830
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Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Zodiac to King George Falls
  • Explore Hathaway's Hideaway
  • Visit green turtle breeding grounds
  • Watch the Montgomery Reef "rise"
Explore northwest Australia and discover the heartland of Australia’s northernmost unspoiled outback on an unforgettable small ship cruise. Home to towering waterfalls, rugged outback landscapes, ancient Aboriginal art, and abundant wildlife, there is no place on earth quite like the Kimberley, and no better way to discover it than by small ship.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bigge Island, Broome, Darwin, Horizontal Falls, Jar Island, King George River, Lacepede Islands, Mitchell Falls, Montgomery Reef, Raft Point, Vansittart Bay
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Stroll along stunning beaches
$6,070
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Cape York & Arnhem Land

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions I
  • Learn from the Tiwi people
  • Visit the frontier town of Gove
  • Explore Lizard Island
  • Spend a day in historic Cooktown
This fascinating expedition combines the best of Australia's northern coastline and takes you to locations only accessible by small ship. Join this 13-day voyage aboard the Coral Expeditions I, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and across the Top of Australia.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, South Pacific, Cairns, Cobourg Peninsula, Cooktown, Darwin, Elcho Island, Forbes Island, Lizard Island, Nhulunbury (Gove), Thursday Island, Tiwi Islands
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Darwin, Australia
$9,850
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Australia's Hidden Treasure

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Discoverer
  • Visit Montgomery Reef
  • Discover Kimberley's rock art
  • Look for unique bird species
  • See King George's twin falls
  • See Mitchell Falls from helicopter
Thundering waterfalls, plunging gorges, Aboriginal rock art, deserted beaches, a plethora of wildlife and fewer people per square mile than almost any other place on earth — The Kimberley is one of Australia’s hidden treasures. This vast area located in Australia’s North West is three times the size of England and three-fifths the size of Texas — and much of it is accessible only by boat.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Fishing, Helicopter Tour
Places: Asia, Australia, Indonesia, South Pacific, Broome, Darwin, Fursui, Kimberley Coast, Wyndham
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Wineglass Bay in Tasmania
$3,485
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Tasmania

8 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions I
  • Explore World Heritage Areas
  • Kayak through Bathurst Harbour
  • Visit Darlington and Maria Island
  • Hike in Freycinet National Park
This 8-day coastal expedition cruise from Hobart is an active adventure showcasing the wild beauty and remarkable heritage of Australia’s island state, all in the intimate comfort of the classic small ship Coral Expeditions I.
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Hobart, Maria Island
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A local man of the South Pacific
$8,450
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Corals, Carvings and Cloves

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Discoverer
  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
  • See an Asmat canoe flotilla
  • Immerse yourself in Asmat culture
  • See the traditional Pasola fight
On this voyage from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Papua, the Banda Islands and the Lesser Sunda Islands see a variety of corals and fish. Each village or island visited has a different approach to culture and traditions. This voyage is sure to be an interesting kaleidoscope of culture and nature.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Australia, Bali, Indonesia, South Pacific, Agats, Alor Island, Banda Neira, Benoa, Cairns, Kodi, Little Boydong Reef, Lizard Island, Savu Island, Thursday Island, Watubela Islands
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South West Pacific Cruise Pictures
$6,300
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South West Pacific Odyssey

18 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover exotic wildlife
  • Snorkel and swim off remote beaches
  • Observe adapting flora and fauna
  • Immerse yourself in local life
  • Gain knowledge from local guides
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby on this 18-day cruise to Papua New Guinea! Renowned for the opportunities to see some of the rarest pelagic seabirds in the world, this Western Pacific Odyssey is a 'must do' for any birder.
Activities: Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Anuta Island, Coral Sea, Hauraki Gulf, Honiara, Kolombangara Island, New Caledonia, New Ireland, Norfolk Island, Rabaul, Santa Ana Island, Santa Isabel Island, Tasman Sea, Tauranga
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Cultural buildings of Indonesia
$14,980
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Indonesia: Raja Ampat & Asmat Villages

17 Day Itinerary aboard Caledonian Sky
  • Snorkel or dive Raja Ampat
  • Spend two days in the Asmat
  • Tour West Papua's coastline
  • Search for resident birds and wildl
  • Visit historical Ternate Island
From Bunaken National Marine Park—where you can snorkel and dive with rainbow-hued tropical fish—to the Raja Ampat archipelago—home to the world’s richest variety of marine life—this is an incredibly immersive 17-day exploration of Indonesia. Venture by Zodiac to remote beaches and visit tucked-away fishing villages.
Activities: Adventure Options, Beach Time, Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Agats, Aiduma Island, Asmat Villages, Brisbane, Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, Mommon Peninsula, Port Moresby, Raja Ampat, Singapore, Ternate Island, Thursday Island
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Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific
$7,160
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West Papua: Spice Islands and Raja Ampat

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • See Banda’s famous Kora Kora canoes
  • Explore the Spice Islands
  • Discover Hidden Bay's reefs
  • Land on Wayag Island
Join this 12-day unique journey of discovery and adventure from Darwin to Biak, West Papua. Explore Raja Ampat’s pristine and brightly-colored reef systems and enjoy one of the best locations in the world for snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Banda Neira, Biak, Cenderawasih, Darwin, Pulau Wagmab, Spice Islands, Wayag Island
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Colourful children of Papua New Guinea
$7,155
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West Papua: Spice Islands and Raja Ampat

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Visit Cenderawasih Marine Park
  • Explore Wayag Island
  • Meet the Yenwapnour Village people
  • Discover the Misool archipelago
Retrace the European explorers' footsteps in their quest to claim new continents and discover the Spice Islands on this 12-day outstanding cruise aboard the Coral Discoverer. Spend five days in Raja Ampat's pristine and colorful corals and reef systems for the best snorkeling and diving experience.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Banda Neira, Biak, Cenderawasih, Darwin, Misool, Raja Ampat, Wayag Island
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