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Calling all Explorers!

If the spirit of adventure is calling your name, discover small ship expedition style cruising with Coral Expeditions.

Perfect for those that love nature, the sea and immersing themselves in every destination, you can enjoy sailings right on WA’s doorstep – including departures from Fremantle, or travel further afield to southeast Asia or the Western Pacific.

With small, purpose-built expedition ships carrying no more than 120 guests, they can navigate shallow bays, visit remote beaches and call into small villages, with all the comforts you’re familiar with on a large vessel – but without the crowds and all in an uniquely Australian style!

And on every adventure, you’ll be guided by an expert expedition team, with local guides and a taste of local culture and cuisine along the way.

Coral Expeditions cruises include:

  • All excursions with the Expedition Team
  • Use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender transfers, kayaks or glass bottom boat
  • Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers
  • All meals, chef-prepared onboard
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell events
  • Open Bridge Lounge access and Engine Room tours
  • Selected wines, beers and spirits, juices and soft drinks served with lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour barista-style coffee and tea stations
  • All entrance fees to National Parks, ports, known Traditional Owner fees & government charges
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Use of all onboard facilities, including a reference library
  • Your expedition photos captured during the voyage
  • Pre-cruise check-in and post-cruise transfers to airport or CBD hotels
  • Wi-Fi access (standard speed)
Coral Expeditions West Papua, Raja Ampat & Micronesia Map
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West Papua, Raja Ampat & Micronesia

Departs 21 August 2024
16 nights
Darwin to Yap
Coral Geographer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Enjoy the ancient warrior tradition welcome of the kora kora canoes in Banda Neira
  • At Tual, visit a hundred-year-old village to engage in an energetic cultural welcome before learning of the rich maritime history of the Taar people
  • Discover the limestone karst islands of Raja Ampat and hike Pindito Peak
  • Snorkel and dive the coral reefs and lava flows of the Coral Triangle and the marine playground of Raja Ampat
  • Experience ancient Austranesian and Micronesian traditions
  • Visit the isolated islet of Ulithi home to sea turtles, coconut crabs and sea birds
  • Meet the people of Sonsorol Island who are linguistically and culturally different from their Caroline Islands neighbours
  • Discover the breathtaking landscape of Palau and swim with harmless golden jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake
Promenade Deck Stateroom from

$20,120*

per person, twin share

Want to extend your trip? Book the following voyage – Yap to Tokyo on 6 September 2024 and save 50% off the Journey to Japan voyage (for a limited time) when combined.

Coral Expeditions Journey to Japan Map
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Journey to Japan

Departs 6 September 2024
14 nights
Yap to Tokyo
Coral Geographer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Snorkel on coral reef gardens and stroll the idyllic beaches of a truly deserted islet in a remote part of the world at Ulithi Atoll
  • Cross over Challenger Deep – the oceans deepest trench on Earth and participate in a special event
  • Enjoy relaxing days at sea with onboard wellness activities, lectures, workshops and tastings
  • Visit Shimizu, one of Japan’s most scenic ports with unparalleled views of Mt. Fuji and explore the Fujisan Sengen Shrine in the foothills of Mt. Fuji
  • Walk to the top of Mount Mihara, an active volcano with several moderate nature walk routes to the crater
  • Visit the colossal copper statue of Amida-butsu (the Great Buddha) constructed over 750 years ago, which has been designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government.
Promenade Deck Stateroom from

$17,460*

per person, twin share

Want to extend your trip? Book the previous voyage – Darwin to Yap on 21 August 2024 and save 50% off the Journey to Japan voyage (for a limited time) when combined.

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Raja Ampat & Spice Islands

Departs Departs 24 Jan, 11 Feb~, 20 Mar~, 6 Sep 2025 or 7 Mar~ 2026
18 nights
Darwin to Sorong (or reverse)
Coral Geographer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Indulge with three days in spectacular Raja Ampat, the famed ‘Four Kings’ archipelago
  • Swim in the turquoise waters of Yapap natural pool
  • Discover Wayag’s ‘gumdrop’ islands and the view from Pindito Peak
  • Swim with the gentle and majestic whale sharks at Cenderawasih Bay, the world’s largest fish
  • Be welcomed to Banda Neira by the exciting spectacle of the traditional Kora Kora canoe
  • Learn the customs & cultures of West Papua and Indonesia, and experience the local culture
Porthole Window Stateroom from

$19,390

per person, twin share

Book with Bicton Travel, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to your stateroom on any Coral Expeditions sailing.

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Coastal Wilds of Tasmania

Departs 28 Jan, 7 Feb or 17 Feb 2025
10 nights
Hobart Roundtrip
Coral Discoverer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Spend two days exploring wilderness areas of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour
  • Hike to Wineglass Bay and The Hazards in Freycinet National Park
  • Learn about Maria Island’s history as a penal colony
  • Visit Port Arthur
  • Admire dramatic 300m tall coastal cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula
  • Taste Tasmania’s fresh farm-gate produce & world-class wines at an onboard event
  • Spot fur seals, wombats and wallabies in Tasmania’s national parks
  • Visit the Wooden Boat Centre & learn about Tasmania’s proud maritime heritage
  • Hike the Fluted Cape Track at Bruny Island

Kayak from the back of the ship at Fortescue Bay

Porthole Window Stateroom from

$7,920

per person, twin share

Book with Bicton Travel, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to your stateroom on any Coral Expeditions sailing.

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Cape York & Arnhem Land

Departs 9 Oct 2024 or 1 Apr~, 5 Oct 2025
11 nights
Darwin to Cairns (or reverse)
Coral Discoverer or Adventurer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Be immersed in the world’s oldest surviving culture in Arnhem Land
  • Spend a full day exploring the rugged Cobourg Peninsula for historical ruins and fascinating wildlife
  • With a local guide, visit the remote and culturally rich Tiwi Islands
  • Learn about Indigenous art at Elcho Island and Maningrida Art Centres
  • Stand on the very tip of Australia at Cape York for a champagne sunset
  • Visit Thursday Island and learn about the cultures of the Torres Strait
  • Explore Lizard Island and the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover the Arnhem Land coast, once the trading ground of the Makassan people
Porthole Window Stateroom from

$13,380

per person, single share

Book with Bicton Travel, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to your stateroom on any Coral Expeditions sailing.

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The Kimberley Cruise

Departs April to September
10 nights
Broome to Darwin (or reverse)
Coral Discoverer, Adventurer, Geographer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Experience the thrill of riding the Horizontal Falls in inflatable Zodiac tender vessels
  • Get up close to Montgomery Reef and discover the tidal reef’s diverse marine life
  • Witness King George River and 80m tall twin King George waterfalls
  • Cruise the Prince Regent River to the ‘hanging garden’ King Cascade waterfall
  • Encounter Indigenous rock art galleries and learn about ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art
  • Spot native wildlife and birdlife in their natural habitat
  • View the Kimberley landscape by air on a scenic helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls (additional cost)
  • Enjoy sunset canapés and drinks on the beach as dusk settles over the Kimberley
Porthole Window Stateroom from

$11,850

per person, twin share

Book with Bicton Travel, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to your stateroom on any Coral Expeditions sailing.

Coral Expedition Whales & Trails of WA
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Whales & Trails of WA

Departs 5 October 2024
10 nights
Fremantle return
Coral Adventurer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Experience a signature Winemakers Dinner at historic Leeuwin Estate featuring the iconic wines paired with regional cuisine
  • Spend a morning whale watching at Flinders Bay
  • Enjoy a swim in the pristine waters of Hamelin Bay
  • Traverse the scenic coastal vistas on a trek along a section of the Cape to Cape trail
  • Walk amongst native wildflowers around the coastal landscapes from Dunsborough to remote Esperance
  • Stroll the white sands in the company of native kangaroos at Lucky Bay – voted #1 Beach in the world
  • Learn about Indigenous coastal culture while foraging for native tucker
  • Wander the community led Art Trail of Ravensthorpe
Porthole Window Stateroom from

$9,200

per person, twin share

Book with Bicton Travel, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to your stateroom on any Coral Expeditions sailing.

Coral Expeditions Through the Heart of Japan Map
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Through the Heart of Japan

Departs 4 Oct, 18 Oct or 2 Nov 2025
14 nights
Tokyo to Fukuoka
Coral Geographer

Expedition Highlights:

  • Visit Arita Japan’s most prodigious exporter of of fine porcelain in the 17th century
  • View the iconic red torii gate of the Itsukujima shinto shrine
  • Uncover World War II histories including on a visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park
  • Visit Osaka, the food capital of Japan, or the historic city of Kyoto where traditional and modern architecture collide
    Explore a 7.4km long lava tube and cave of South Korea’s Jeju Island
  • Visit Shodoshima and hike into the Kankakei Gorge or visit the Japan’s oldest area for Soy Sauce production more than 400 years of crafting
Porthole Window Stateroom from

$16,490

per person, twin share

Book with Bicton Travel, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to your stateroom on any Coral Expeditions sailing.

Terms & Conditions

~ Indicates itinerary sails in reverse. *Pricing is correct as of 30.05.2024. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, based on availability and subject to change at any time. The category of stateroom to which this price applies may no longer be available. Advertised pricing includes any savings applicable. Pricing is cruise only, flights are not included. Darwin to Yap from price based on 21.08.2024 departure. Yap to Tokyo from price based on 06.09.2024 departure. Darwin to Sorong from price based on 06.09.2025 departure. Hobart Roundtrip from price available on all dates. Darwin to Cairns from price based on 05.10.2025 departure. Darwin to Broome price based on 27.06.2025 departure date. Fremantle Roundtrip from price based on 05.10.2024 departure. Tokyo to Fukuoka from price based on 04.10.2025 departure. Itineraries are subject to change and operation is subject to weather, prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation. Visas may be required. Payment by credit card attracts a merchant fee. Travel insurance is recommended, please ask us for a quote. Full terms and conditions provided at time of booking.

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