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Across the Great Australian Bight

Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Coral Geographer
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Enjoy guided hikes over vast and quiet beaches on this 14-day cruise onboard the Coral Geographer, including Cape Arid National Park, Cape Le Grand, and Bremer Bay. Discover secluded sea lion nesting sites among the scattered islands and outcrops of the Recherche Archipelago, and follow the snorkel trail at Shearwater Bay in search of the elusive Leafy Sea Dragon. As you travel around Australia's southwest coast, stop for sunset drinks at Woody Island, a visit to the spectacular Jewel Cave, swimming with stingrays at Hamelin Bay, and a walk among the vines and wine tasting in the Margaret River region.
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Highlights
  • Hike the spectacular coast of Cape Naturaliste & Point Ann.
  • Stroll through breathtaking Jewel Cave at Augusta.
  • Climb Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, the tallest on mainland Australia.
  • Visit the friendly kangaroos at Lucky Bay.
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Fremantle | Embark

Make your way to Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges for SailSAFE check-in at 2:00 pm before your transfer to the ship for boarding at 4:00 pm, where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00 pm departure. As dusk falls meet your fellow travelers, the Captain, and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

Day 2-13: Cross Great Australian Bight

  • Ship
  • 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 12 Dinners
Your Expedition Team may make changes to the itinerary in order to maximize your expedition experience. Each direction has slight differences to allow for timing, winds and tides.

CAPE NATURALISTE & DUNSBOROUGH
Cape Naturaliste is known for its spectacular scenery and some of the best walking tracks in the Margaret River Region. Today explore these walking trails and visit the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse before spending some free time in the charming town of Dunsborough. Later, visit stunning Meelup Beach for sunbathing and swimming, followed by sunset drinks on the beach.

HAMELIN BAY & MARGARET RIVER
Hamelin Bay, a serene sandy bay, is famous for the abundance of stingrays that swim in the shallows. Snorkel or wade alongside these giant rays, before a walk to a nearby lake for birdwatching. Spend the afternoon in the beautiful Margaret River wine region and relax on a luxury coach tour to enjoy tastings and cellar-door visits at leading wineries.

AUGUSTA
Augusta is our gateway to the naturally beautiful South West. Today, climb the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, built in 1896, and discover the exploration history of the region. Explore Jewel Cave, known for its crystal-encrusted decorations of delicate helectites and stalagmites. Later, enjoy free time to explore the township.

BREAKSEA ISLAND & ARPENTEUR NATURE RESERVES (Fremantle to Adelaide voyage only)
Named for its weather-beaten appearance and the protection it offers, Breaksea Island is home to fur seals and Australian sea lions. Spend time observing these playful and curious creatures in their natural habitat. This afternoon, explore Arpenteur Nature Reserves to spot rare birds including the red-winged fairy-wren and New Holland honey-eater, or take a swim at the beach.

ALBANY (Adelaide to Fremantle voyage only)
Discover the town of Albany with a choice between the whaling station tour on the edge of Torndirrup National Park or the Point Possession Heritage Trail along the cliffs to enjoy magnificent views. Later, learn the history at the Brig Amity Replica and Museum of the Great Southern.

BREMER BAY & POINT ANN (Fremantle to Adelaide voyage only)
This tiny coastal town is renowned for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. The tranquility of the surroundings and the opportunity to observe the unique marine life of the area make Bremer Bay a memorable stop. In the afternoon we visit Point Ann, located in the Fitzgerald National Park. The Point Ann platform is known to be a great vista for lookouts, while the 1.5km leisurely bush walk follows the site of the original rabbit proof fence, with superb views over Point Charles Bay.

WOODY ISLAND, RECHERCHE ARCHIPELAGO
The Recherche Archipelago is a vast group of islands and rocky outcrops scattered across the blue waters of the Southern Ocean. Explore Woody Island for hiking and birdwatching and experience the snorkel trail at Shearwater Bay. 7

LUCKY BAY & CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK
Known for massive granite peaks, rolling heath-lands and sweeping beaches, Lucky Bay is popular with kangaroos who laze on its soft white sand. We will enjoy a swim or hike a section of the Le Grand Coastal Trail, where you may spot pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and many native wildflowers. As the sun sets, enjoy beach drinks with the curious kangaroos.

YOKINUP BAY & CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK
The pristine and remote wilderness of Cape Arid is an important conservation area for 1,100 species of plants and more than 160 bird species. Relax on Yokinup Bay’s broad white beaches washed by blue seas and birdwatch at Thomas River estuary. We may have the opportunity to explore historic whaling station ruins.

GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT
Our crossing of the Great Australian Bight is an exciting moment for those who love the sea. The Great Australian Bight Marine Park protects southern right whales and is home to 80% of the Australian sea lion population.

NUYTS ARCHIPELAGO (Adelaide to Fremantle voyage only)
Today, arrive at the marine reserve of the Nuyts Archipelago. Once the location of whaling and sealing activity, today the Archipelago is a Conservation Park for endangered species. Spot wildlife including numerous birds and native marsupials, sea eagles, Australian sea lions, penguins, fur seals and dolphins.

STREAKY BAY (Fremantle to Adelaide voyage only)
Streaky Bay and surrounding regions are known for their great variety of landscapes, from untouched native scrubland and farming land to cliffs and surf beaches. This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the town, ending at the museum.

COFFIN BAY
We arrive in tranquil Coffin Bay this morning to swim, snorkel or kayak, looking out for marine life as we explore the waterways. This afternoon, experience a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience at Coffin Bay Oyster Farm. Don waders and sit at the Saltwater Pavilion to taste oysters fresh out of the sea and learn how to shuck an oyster. Prepare for a seafood tasting sensation!

KANGAROO ISLAND (Adelaide to Fremantle voyage only)
Today, discover the northern coastline of Kangaroo Island, where feelings of space and freedom fill the senses and steep cliffs give way to white-sand beaches. Swim in the clear waters of Emu Bay and visit secluded Stokes Bay, where a rock-enclosed pool provides a protected swimming spot. Stroll along the beach looking for penguins, dolphins and seals.

Day 14: Adelaide | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Adelaide at 2:00 pm for a 2:30 pm disembarkation. A complimentary post-cruise transfer to the airport or CBD will be available.

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Coral Deck Stateroom
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Coral Deck Stateroom
Located on the Coral Deck, these 17 Sq m staterooms are furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. A compact en-suite bathroom has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Twin porthole windows give you views of the world outside.
Promenade Deck Stateroom
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Promenade Deck Stateroom
Located on the Promenade Deck, these 17 Sq m staterooms are furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. A compact en-suite bathroom has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.
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Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
These 21.4 Sq m staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. A compact en-suite bathroom has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
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Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. Along with special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles. An 3.5 sq m private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two.
Included
  • 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners
  • 13 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Gear Rental - Snorkeling equipment
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Lectures, workshops and demonstrations onboard
  • Selected beers, wines and house spirits and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service.
  • 24-hour soft drinks, tea, and barista-style coffee
  • Captain's welcome and farewell drinks 
  • Expert Expedition Team and Guest Lecturers
  • Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and kayaks
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Laundry Service
  • Entry visas/Travel permits
  • Alcoholic drinks including beer and wine outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Internet 

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