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Select one of the below 17 best Great Barrier Reef trips for 2023 and 2024. Your local English speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure exploring Cairns, Montgomery Reef, Lizard Island, Cooktown, and Ribbon Reef No 9. Our amazing Great Barrier Reef trips for 2023 feature cruises, small ship cruises, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, and beaches, and start from $3,745 for trips of 8 to 19 days. Most of the trips and itineraries below can be customized to meet your precise needs. Just contact one of Adventure Life's Great Barrier Reef trip planning experts to start planning your next seamless trip.
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Admiring the Solar Eclipse
$9,595
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The Solar Eclipse Expedition

Darwin to Broome - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Snorkel and dive at Scott Reef
  • Experience riding on a Zodiac
  • Encounter marine life
  • Witness King George River
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Broome
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This exceptional expedition aboard the Coral Adventurer provides an unobstructed view of the rare hybrid solar eclipse from the remote Ashmore Reef. Enjoy the phenomena with champagne and canapés as our astronomy experts are on hand to answer questions. Visit renowned landmarks along the …
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Sunrise in Papua New Guinea Highlands
$13,700
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South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka

2022 - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Experience a Melanesian welcome
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Witness Vanuatu’s traditions
  • Swim at Sawa-i-Lau
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Both humongous and humbling, Melanesia has been topping wanderlust wish lists for years. Join a team of onboard experts aboard Silver Explorer and explore this lesser known region. Leaving Cairns, venture to hot springs and view birds of paradise in Papua New Guinea, exploring the island’s …
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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$9,589
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Arnhem Land & Great Barrier Reef

Darwin to Cairns - 11 Day Itinerary aboard SH Minerva
  • Observe Banteng buffalo
  • Discover aboriginal rock art
  • Dive the largest coral reef
  • Watch wallabies on Flinders Island
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Cairns
Activities:
Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Succumb to the raw beauty of Eastern Australia on this 11-day Arnhem Land and Great Barrier Reef cruise. Arnhem Land is a rugged wilderness of rocky escarpments, beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and savanna woodlands. Ancient rock art sites dot the spiritual region, a stronghold of the Yolngu …
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King George River Gorge, Kimberley, Australia
$9,151
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The Kimberley Horizons

Darwin to Broome - 11 Day Itinerary aboard SH Minerva
  • Experience Aboriginal culture
  • Watch breaching humpback whales
  • Witness the Horizontal Falls
  • Spot crocodiles
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Broome
Activities:
Snorkeling, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover ancient landscapes on this exceptional 11-day voyage exploring Kimberley, Western Australia’s most sparsely settled northern region. Your journey around this precious coastal wilderness is defined by azure blue seas, tiny islands, fjord lands, and extraordinary high tides. Inland, …
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Triton Bay
$20,500
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Darwin to Cairns - Door to Door

19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Explore Pulau Nai
  • Triton Bay exploration
  • Deidei Village and natural hot spri
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Cairns
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 19-day expedition cruise from Darwin to Cairns aboard Silver Explorer to some of the world's most off-the-beaten-path destinations. Leaving Darwin, sail via sea for nine days of Indonesian adventure. Explore the flora, fauna, culture, and history of these islands with expert guides. …
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Beach villa on pristine water
$18,000
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Lautoka to Cairns - Door to Door

18 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Swim and snorkel in Yasawa
  • Dive on a 30-meter tower
  • Relax on Champagne beach
  • See the underground nature
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Explorer on its 18-day voyage and experience the highlights of Melanesia; the true gems of the region. Starting in Lautoka,Silver Explorerwill sail through Melanesia via Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. This voyage will lead you from underwater wonders to blue lagoons …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$15,610
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Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia & Indonesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore King George river
  • Discover the unique wildlife
  • Visit the Komodo National Park
  • Experience Australia and Indonesia
Starts / Ends:
Broome / Bali
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience Australia's iconic wilderness and Indonesia's remote island villages on this 16-day Kimberley Expedition from Perth, Australia to Bali, Indonesia aboard National Geographic Orion. Explore dramatic landscapes in the Kimberley that are etched with ancient human history and navigate …
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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$7,770
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Experience the tidal phenomenon
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserv
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Coral Adventurer hosts this 11-day the wonders of Kimberley voyage.View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about theancient cultures of the Indigenous people.See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you cruise along the …
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The unusual red color of Broome, Australia
$7,770
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Experience the tidal phenomenon
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserv
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day sailing experience onCoral Geographer brings you to the wonders of Kimberley.View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about theancient cultures of the Indigenous people.See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you …
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Swimming with sharks
$8,920
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Zodiac to King George Falls
  • Explore Hathaway's Hideaway
  • Visit green turtle breeding grounds
  • Watch the Montgomery Reef \\\\\"ris
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, 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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Waterfall in the Australian outback
$9,405
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Cape York & Arnhem Land

Cairns - Darwin - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the unique Arnhem Land
  • Explore the Cobourg Peninsula
  • Witness the Tiwi people's culture
  • Snorkel across Lizard Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This magnificent 12-day voyage takes you across the top of Northern Australia and experience cultures unchanged for centuries, world-renowned Indigenous art centres, and some of the continent’s most remote islands. Visit remote Bathurst and Melville Islands and learn of traditional Tiwi …
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Rock formations along the coast of Kimberly
$9,225
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Cape York & Arnhem Land

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the unique Arnhem Land
  • Explore the Cobourg Peninsula
  • Witness the Tiwi people's culture
  • Snorkel across Lizard Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A journey through ancient culture and underwater worlds, the Cape York and Arnhem Land expedition voyage takes you to some of Australia’s most remote communities on Australia’s North Coast. Commencing in Darwin, this journey takes guests to some of Northern Australia’s most …
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Take in the unusual beauty of the Australian coast
$8,145
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Torres Strait and Cape York

Cairns - Horn Island - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Explore the Torres Strait Islands
  • Snorkel at Davie Cay
  • View rock art at Stanley Island
  • Visit Lizard Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Thursday Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
With almost 300 islands dotted across the narrow stretch of water between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, the people of the Torres Strait Islands have a distinct and vibrant culture. An expedition by small ship is the ideal way to access these remote regions, visiting uninhabited sand cays, remote …
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Travelers learning how to scuba dive.
$3,745
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Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns to Cairns - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim and snorkel Lizard Island
  • Discover the pristine Ribbon Reefs
  • Learn about Cook’s landing
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Cairns
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day South Pacific cruise includes a full day to discover two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colorful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the wonderful fringing reefs off Lizard …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$11,810
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Tropical Odyssey: North-East Australia and Indonesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover the Asmat region
  • Learn about local culture
  • Explore the Malukus
  • Visit the Komodo National Park
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Benoa
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 16-day tropical expedition voyage onboard the Le Laperouse between north-eastern Australia and Indonesia to discover its spectacular natural scenery. Lizard Island, nestled in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is the first port of call on your cruise. The next day, sail …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$7,115
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Forgotten Islands of Papua New Guinea

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • See Ataliklikun Bay's Fire Dance
  • Explore Jacquinot Bay
  • Visit Laughlan atoll
  • Discover Kuiawa Island
Starts / Ends:
Kavieng / Cairns
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin a 12-night trip from Cairns to distant Papua New Guinea islands that have witnessed millennia of history, from unspoiled villages to World War 2 battlegrounds. At Ataliklikun Bay, see the Baining Fire Dance on the first cruise ship to visit the village. Rabaul was the WW2 base for 110,000 …
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Two Melbourne icons: Flinders St Station and the City Circle Tram
$14,999
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Great Sand Islands & The Barrier Reef

15 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Venture
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover Melbourne's art scene
  • Wander along Fraser Sand Island
  • Experience island hopping
Starts / Ends:
Melbourne / Cairns
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the magnificence of Australia's greatest sand islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the pristine beaches and landscapes Australia has to offer along the journey. Experience culture and the arts in these wonderful modern cities, from Sydney to Melbourne. Feel the thrill of being …
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