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Select one of the below 15 best Great Barrier Reef trips for 2024 and 2025. 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 3. Our Great Barrier Reef trips for 2024 feature cruises, small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, and wildlife & safari exploration, and start from $3,590 for trips of 8 to 19 days. Contact Adventure Life's Great Barrier Reef trip planning experts to start planning your next seamless trip.
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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$6,710
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Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef – Turtles & Rays

Brisbane - Cairns - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Explore Mon Repos Turtle Center
  • Visit Heron Island Research Station
  • Discover the Restoration Program
  • Assist rehabilitate injured turtles
Starts / Ends:
Brisbane / Cairns
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard the Coral Discoverer featuring Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef focusing on turtles and rays. Explore Lady Elliot Island, a coral sanctuary with Project Manta research. Visit Mon Repos Turtle Centre for Loggerhead turtle nesting and hatchlings. Heron …
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Take in the unusual beauty of the Australian coast
$7,690
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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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Lusancay Islands
$10,030
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Cultures and Nature in Papua New Guinea

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Explore Trobriand islands
  • Discover Samarai Island
  • Witness Madang
  • Visit Tami Islands
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Cairns
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a captivating 13-day expedition cruise with Le Lapérouse to uncover Papua New Guinea's wonders and ancient tribes. Starting in Cairns, Australia, explore WWII sites in Alotau, followed by visits to volcanically active islands, Tufi's scenic fiords, and the culturally rich …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$10,130
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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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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$16,577
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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 Indonesia
Starts / Ends:
Broome / Bali
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 16-day cruise from Perth, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, aboard the National Geographic Orion. Explore the Kimberley region in Australia, where striking landscapes bear the marks of ancient human civilizations. Then, voyage to remote Indonesian island villages where history springs to …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$11,995
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Discover the Secrets of Melanesia: Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

Cairns - Port Vila - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Discover the jewels of Tetepare
  • Explore Vanuatu
  • Experience species on Woodlark
  • Visit villages in Malaita Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Ambrym Island
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 17-day expedition cruise aboard Heritage Adventurer and discover the secrets of Melanesia. Explore the coral-fringed islands of the Louisiade Archipelago and the volcanic wonders of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. Experience the biological wonderland and rare endemic species on …
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King George River Gorge, Kimberley, Australia
$9,599
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Kimberley Expedition: Waterfalls & Wandjinas

Darwin - Broome - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Pursuit
  • Explore Darwin's rich history
  • Visit the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels
  • Witness ancient Wandjina rock
  • Experience Broome's beaches
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Broome
Activities:
Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set off on an exciting 11-day Kimberley expedition cruise with Waterfalls & Wandjinas aboard the Seabourn Pursuit traveling from Darwin to Broome. Begin in Darwin, a city steeped in history and culture. Explore the Museum and Art Gallery, Bicentennial Park, and the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels. The …
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Beautiful wild coast of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$13,450
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Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea

Bali - Port Moresby - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Raja Ampat
  • Lookout for the endemic birds
  • Explore Komodo National Park
  • Swim at Triton Bay
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Cairns
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on this 19-day expedition cruise to Indonesia's remote and little-known tropical islands from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea aboard Heritage Adventurer. Swim with the whale sharks in Triton Bay, visit Komodo National Park, home to the famed Komodo Dragon, discover Jacques …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$10,910
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New Guinea Odyssey

Darwin - Cairns - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Papua New Guinea
  • Visit the Tami islands
  • Watch the Asaro Mudmen
  • Swim and snorkel on beaches
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 17-day journey takes you to the world's second-biggest island, a fascinating region home to over 1,200 ethnic groups. Allow yourself to be fascinated by the stunning vistas of the Fiords and lush mangrove forests where you can meet Papuan tribes eager to share their culture and art with …
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The unusual red color of Broome, Australia
$8,595
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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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Travelers learning how to scuba dive.
$3,590
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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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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$8,595
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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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Parrots in Papua New Guinea
$7,950
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Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit Buna and Sanananda
  • Lear more about the Dei Dei springs
  • Snorkel & Dive on vibrant reefs
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the wild and rugged scenery of Papua New Guinea, with its mysterious stories that take you away from the complexities of modern times. Whilst traveling in comfort on boardCoral Adventurer, visit remote villages rich in culture and meet with the people who have maintained their …
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Waterfall in the Australian outback
$8,875
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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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Swimming with sharks
$7,955
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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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