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Ningaloo & the Bluewater Wonders of Australia's West

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Coral Discoverer
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Board on Coral Discoverer and join this 13-day cruise exploring the remote coastal wonders of Western Australia. Visit the spectacular Rowley Shoals Marine Park, the Dampier Archipelago and the historic Montebello Islands and culminate with a visit to Ningaloo Reef, home to the gentle and giant whale sharks and manta rays. Discover the untouched atolls, mega marine fauna with the guide of the marine experts and see the rare bird species that are found in this pristine coastal habitat.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Broome | Embark
Days 2-12 : Exploring the Western Australia
Day 13 : Broome | Disembark

Highlights

  • Snorkel & dive the pristine and rarely visited Rowley Shoals
  • Visit the sites that reflects the culture and history of Australia
  • See or swim with the megafauna of Ningaloo Reef
  • Visit Important Bird Areas on remote island groups

Ship

Coral Discoverer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Broome | Embark

Embark on Coral Discoverer and prepare for your journey ahead. 

Day 2-12 Exploring the Western Australia

  • Ship
  • 11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
This is a flexible and remote area expedition. The itinerary will be adjusted to suit the tidal and weather conditions. Some of the areas you may visit:

Rowley Shoals
The shoals offer some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the world. Conditions permitting, spend 1-2 days at Clerke, Mermaid or Imperieuse reefs for snorkelling and diving opportunities. Guided by a marine biologist, snorkel in the coral gardens of the Aquarium at Clerke Reef, or dive along the sheer vertical walls and through coral canyons. Try a drift snorkel, or beach comb on Bedwell Island, keeping an eye out for the red-tailed tropicbird.   

Montebello Islands
Spend a full day exploring this island group, with opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and birdwatching. Visit Champagne Bay and Turtle Lagoon. Discover Ground Zero of the atomic blast at Trimouille Island, and view the inscribed plinth there marking the site. Green, Hawksbill and flatback turtles are regularly seen here, as are whales and dolphins. The islands are an Important Bird Area, where fairy and roseate terns and sooty oystercatchers congregate.

Murion Islands
The waters surrounding the uninhabited Muiron Islands are teeming with marine life. A variety of dive sites are on offer, including swim-throughs and ledges where nudibranchs, eels and angelfish hide. After in-water activities, stretch your legs on a stroll down the beach on these untouched islands. 

Dampier Archipelago
With your onboard naturalist and historian, explore the archipelago’s pastoral, pearling and indigenous past that is still visible today in the form of ruins and petroglyphs. There are ample opportunities to explore the area’s historical and cultural sites before taking to the azure waters for snorkelling, kayaking and diving.

Ningaloo Coast & Reef
Spend 2-3 days here exploring this stunning coastline from Exmouth to Coral Bay. Snorkel and dive the outer reefs and relax on stunning beaches such as Turquoise Bay.  While cruising the ‘Humpback Highway’ down the coast, you can see these majestic whales breach close by. Spend a day with an experienced local operator, with the chance to swim with some of the mega fauna this region is known for.  

Depuch Island
Explore Depuch Island’s other-worldly volcanic landscape, of significant cultural value to the Ngaluma tribe.  See unique geology and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years.

Day 13 Broome | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark and bid farewell to your fellow passengers after breakfast. 

Coral Discoverer

Per person starting at
$8,385
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Main Deck B
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Three cabins located on the Main Deck, equipped with twin portholes, desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
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Main Deck A
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Six cabins located on the Main Deck, equipped with twin porthole windows, desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
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Promenade Deck B
Averaging 160 sq. ft. Four cabins located on the Promenade Deck, equipped with picture windows, desk, telephone and Junior King bedding.
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Promenade Deck A
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Eighteen cabins located on the Promenade Deck, equipped with picture windows, sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
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Bridge Deck
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Five cabins located on the Bridge Deck, equipped with picture windows, sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Notes

Solo Travelers:
A 50% single supplement is charged or select the “Single Guest Match” program. Single Guest Match is available for guests who have flexible travel dates and are willing to share a cabin with another guest of the same gender. Passengers are placed on a standby list and notified if a match becomes available. Once confirmed, they are charged at the twin-share rate (no single supplement). Cabin category requests are accepted.

Important Fare Information:
Rates are posted based off of the current exchange rates from Australian or New Zealand Dollars. Please contact us for current exchange rates.

Rates Include:
  • Daily guided excursions and sightseeing
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment and instruction
  • All meals throughout your cruise
  • Showcase wines and beer, as well as soft drinks, with lunch and dinner service
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Events
  • 24 hour coffee and selection of teas
  • Use of all onboard facilities, including a reference library
Rates Exclude: 
  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Scuba Diving
  • Entry visas/travel permits
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases
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