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Stroll along stunning beaches
$6,260
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Cape York & Arnhem Land: Darwin to Cairns

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
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Coral Expeditions I in this incredible 13-day adventure experiencing the very best that Australia's spectacular northern coastline has to offer. Explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the rarely visited Tiwi Islands, and meet fabulous artisans in some of the most remote …
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Admire ancient Aboriginal rock art
$6,210
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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
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the remarkable Kimberley Coast aboard the Coral Expeditions I.Explore a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture, amazing natural landscapes, and abundant wildlife in this 11-day South Pacific cruise. Discover the majestic King George River, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion) paintings, the …
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Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific
$6,915
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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 IslandĀ“s wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Jump onboardCoral Expeditions Iand let yourself be led by Kimberley experts into a world like no other. The exotic, remote, and surprising Kimberley coastline, located inAustralia's northwest, offers unique discoveries from ancient aboriginal rock paintings and intriguing Horizontal Waterfalls, …
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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
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Traveling from one side of Australia to the other, this fascinating voyage on the Coral Expeditions I covers the very best of Australia’s northern coastline, showcasing the landscapes of two states, one territory, and about 4000 kilometers! From Broome to Cairns, this 23-day voyage traverses …
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The Doroe ceremony
$4,100
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The Mighty Sepik River

Scouting Expedition - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions I
  • Purchase carvings at Mendam
  • Be welcomed to the village of Bien
  • Get your face painted at Tambanum
  • Visit Aibom, famous for its pottery
  • Explore Chambri Lakes
Activities: Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
One of the world’s great river systems, the Sepik meanders 1,100 km through Papua New Guinea, nurturing tribes and cultures for millennia along its shores. Dense terrain makes this part of the world largely inaccessible by road. Encounter a truly wild and unspoiled land - increasing in …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Aug 2511Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Sep 0411Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Sep 1511Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Sep 2523Kimberley Coastline, Arnhem Land, and Cape York
Sep 2511Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Oct 0513Cape York & Arnhem Land: Darwin to Cairns
2018
EmbarksDays 
Feb 067The Mighty Sepik River
Feb 137The Mighty Sepik River
Feb 207The Mighty Sepik River
Feb 277The Mighty Sepik River
Mar 3011Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Apr 0911Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Apr 2011Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Apr 3011Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Jun 0111Kimberley Coast - Darwin to Broome
Jun 1111Kimberley Coast - Darwin to Broome
Jun 2211Kimberley Coast - Darwin to Broome
Jul 0211Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Jul 2311Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Aug 1311Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Sep 0311Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Sep 2411Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia
Passengers: 46
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

Commissioned in July 1988, the custom-made Coral Expeditions I is 35 meters in length and accommodates just 46 guests. The Coral Expeditions I is based on the Barrier Reef for 6 months of the year, and then undertakes cruise itineraries in the Kimberley region.

This beautiful 46 passenger small-ship has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, with new engines, expansive teak decking, reconfigured dining room and lounge, stylish new interior and exterior teak furnishings and revitalized décor.

Onboard Facilities
- Sun Deck with undercover area and outdoor bar
- Two fully stocked cocktail bars
- Spacious, modern dining room
- Forward lounge
- Reference library
- Gift shop
- Open bridge
- Wireless internet available* for laptops, mobile devices or via onboard guest computer
- Limited laundry facilities available
- SCUBA diving department (selected itineraries)

Dining
All meals during the cruise are included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are usually served the Dining Room located on the Main Deck and are buffet-style. 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 Accommodation
Resort style living at its best. Select from four types of accommodation - all spacious and elegantly appointed. The discerning traveler has a choice of Standard, Deluxe, Upper Deck Staterooms, while the more budget conscious may select a Cabin. A number of Staterooms have extra divans or Pullman berths, and others have connecting doors. All accommodation is spacious and air-conditioned with private ensuites and the choice of single or double beds.

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

Ship Specifications
- Passengers: 46
- Cabins: 23
- Decks: 4
- Refurbished: 2012
- Length: 35 metres
- Draft: 2.5 metres
- Speed: 12 knots
- Voltage: Australian, 3-pin plug
Coral Expeditions I - Cabin Twin Share
Cabins
Averaging 108 sq. ft. Five cabins located on Deck C & D, with private en-suite bathroom, circle portholes, air conditioning, ample storage space and twin bed configuration.
Coral Expeditions I - Stateroom
Staterooms
Averaging 151 sq. ft. Four cabins located on Deck C, with private en-suite bathroom, picture windows, comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of fixed double or twin beds.
Coral Expeditions I - Upper Deck Stateroom
Upper Deck Staterooms
Averaging 151 sq. ft. Eight cabins located on Deck B, with private en-suite bathroom, picture windows, comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of fixed double or twin beds.
Coral Expeditions I - Deluxe Stateroom Double
Deluxe Staterooms
Averaging 185 sq. ft. Six cabins located on Decks A & B, with private en-suite bathroom, picture windows, comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of fixed double or twin beds.
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