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Ningaloo & the Bluewater Wonders of Australia's West

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Coral Discoverer
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Join an 11-day expedition voyage of Western Australia’s Coral Coast and explore the extraordinary marine environment, historic islands, and striking coastline that this lesser-known corner of the earth has to offer. Departing Broome, visit the spectacular Rowley Shoals Marine Park, the Dampier Archipelago, and the Montebello Islands. Your voyage onboard Coral Discoverer culminates with a visit to Ningaloo Reef, home to vibrant marine life both large and small. Marine experts and guides lead your discovery of the untouched atolls, mega marine fauna, and rare bird species that are found in this pristine coastal habitat.
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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
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Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Broome | Embark

Embark on Coral Discoverer and prepare for your journey ahead. 

Day 2-10: Exploring the Western Australia

  • Ship
  • 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
This is a flexible and remote area expedition, adjustable to suit the tidal and weather conditions. Some of the areas you may visit:

Rowley Shoals
The shoals offer some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in the world. Conditions permitting, spend 1-2 days at Clerke, Mermaid, or Imperieuse reefs for snorkeling 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, snorkeling, and birdwatching. Visit Champagne Bay and Turtle Lagoon. Discover Ground Zero of the atomic blast at Trimouille Island, and view the inscribed plinth 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.

Muiron Islands
The waters surrounding the uninhabited Muiron Islands are teeming with marine life. Various 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 snorkeling, 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 megafaunas this region is known for. 

Day 11: Broome | Disembark

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

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Coral Discoverer

Coral Discoverer
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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

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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