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Access the shore aboard the specially designed expedition vessel Xplorer
$7,830
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Cape York & Arnhem Land

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Enjoy a gourmet Aussie Beach BBQ
  • Visit Thursday Island
  • View indigenous art in Nhulunbuy
  • Explore Lizard Island
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy the opportunity to explore Australia's northern coastline in this 13-day exploration visiting the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the ‘Tip of Australia’ at Cape York, the Arnhem Land Coast, and the rarely visited Tiwi Islands. Learn of traditional Tiwi culture in the …
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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\\
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience all of the icons of the Kimberley Coast over 11 unforgettable days cruising between Darwin and Broome.Covering more than 400,000 square kilometers (an area three times larger than England) and home to a sparse population of just 30,000 residents, the Kimberley region of northwest …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$8,040
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Papua New Guinea

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Witness a Trobriand dance
  • Explore the Tufi Fjords
  • Snorkel & scuba dive Fly Island
  • Cruise the Sepik region
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is, in the truest sense, one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth and there is simply no better way to experience these magical and rarely-visited lands than aboard the state-of-the-art small ship Coral Discoverer. Board in Cairns for an outstanding 13-day …
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Wineglass Bay in Tasmania
$3,870
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Pristine Tasmania

8 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Explore World Heritage Areas
  • Kayak through Bathurst Harbour
  • Visit Darlington and Maria Island
  • Hike in Freycinet National Park
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore one of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes on earth on this 8-day cruise of Australia's south coast.Take advantage of the long daylight hours in Tasmania for bushwalks in national parks and World Heritage Areas.Join an optional hike in the famed South Coast Track at Cockle Bay, …
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Colourful children of Papua New Guinea
$9,390
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West Papua - Wewak to Darwin

14 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Observe the art of local villagers
  • Cruise on a longboat
  • Swim in tropical clear waters
  • Snorkel and dive on Aljui Bay
Activities: Hiking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 14-day cruise through West Papua explores the crystal-clear waters and colorful coral gardens of the Spice Islands and Raja Ampat. Swim, snorkel and dive surrounded by a vast array of marine wildlife, paddle a kayak through the stunning surround of the Mesemta Channel, and come face to face …
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2017
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Apr 2811Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
May 1911Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Jun 0911Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Jun 3011Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
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Sep 0111Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Sep 1111Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Sep 2113Cape York & Arnhem Land
Oct 0413Papua New Guinea
Nov 1014West Papua - Wewak to Darwin
2018
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Jan 018Pristine Tasmania
Jan 088Pristine Tasmania
Jan 158Pristine Tasmania
Jan 228Pristine Tasmania
Jan 298Pristine Tasmania
Feb 058Pristine Tasmania
Feb 128Pristine Tasmania
Feb 198Pristine Tasmania
Feb 268Pristine Tasmania
Mar 058Pristine Tasmania
Apr 0611Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Apr 1611Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Apr 2711Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
May 0711Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Jun 0811Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Jun 2911Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
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Aug 2011Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
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Passengers: 72
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

The Coral Discoverer is an expedition style cruise ship large enough to provide all the comforts of a larger cruise ship, yet small enough to enable access reef and island sites inaccessible to other vessels. Accommodating a maximum of just 72 guests, your environmental experience will be both personal and memorable.

This multi-million dollar ship has recently been built at NQEA Australia in Cairns. The ship accommodates guests in 36 cabins and has a cruising speed of 14 knots. The shallow draft of the 63m ship allows it to access the isolated places.

Onboard Facilities
What you would expect of a much larger cruise ship:
- Large sundeck
- Spa Pool
- Wireless internet available for laptops, PDAs and onboard computer
- Comprehensive reference library
- Phone and fax facilities
- Lecture lounge with large plasma screen
- Limited laundry facilities
- Two fully stocked cocktail bars
- A range of souvenirs and personal items are available for purchase
- Air-conditioned public areas

Coral Discoverer is also equipped with the latest technology active stabilizers and is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigational equipment and is the only Australian passenger ship registered with full SOLAS compliance allowing opportunities to explore a multitude of international voyages.

Dining
All meals during the cruise are included. Breakfast and lunch are served in the Dining Room located on the Main Deck and are buffet-style while dinner is table d’hote. Coffee and tea is available 24 hours. Standard hours are breakfast from 7:00-8:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm however meal times may vary according to the day's activities. Meal times will be advised in the onboard daily bulletins.

Onboard Accommodations
Onboard accommodation comprises of 36 spacious modern staterooms. You can select from Bridge, Promenade or Main Deck staterooms offering a choice of twin or junior king bedding. All staterooms have an ocean view, en-suite facilities, a settee (except Promenade B Staterooms), large wardrobe, desk, luggage storage, individual air-conditioning control, and are serviced daily.

Excursion Boats And Zodiacs
The "Xplorer" is a specially designed aluminum excursion vessel used for the majority of excursions. This vessel has high horsepower engines and will accommodate all passengers at one time. The "Xplorer" will be used for landings and for extensive exploration of rivers and tributaries. For your added convenience and comfort, the "Xplorer" is equipped with an awning and toilet.

Two inflatable landing craft (Zodiacs) are also carried. Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty inflatables are extremely safe. Separate air compartments retain a large reserve of buoyancy even if the boats damaged. The flat bottom design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches. Expect nonetheless to wade through shallow water to reach the shore.
Coral Discoverer Main Category B Stateroom
Main Deck B
Main Deck, 17.5-18.5 sqm, with either junior king or twin bedding.
Oceanic Discoverer's Main Deck Category A.
Main Deck A
Main Deck, 18 sqm, with either junior king or twin bedding.
Oceanic Discoverer's Promenade Deck Category B.
Promenade Deck B
Promenade Deck, 14-16 sqm, junior king bedding.
Oceanic Discoverer's Promenade Deck Category A.
Promenade Deck A
Promenade Deck, 16-17.5 sqm, junior king bedding.
Coral Discoverer Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck, 17-18 sqm, junior king or twin bedding.
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