Brochures Brochures
1800 079 545 Australia +61 7 4040 9999
Coral Expeditions Mobile menu

Australia's Pioneering Cruise Line

Find freedom in the farthest reaches

Papua New Guinea Cruising with Coral Expeditions

Expedition Cruise New Guinea

The Land That Time Forgot

The Original Kimberley Cruise

Discover with the pioneers

Find a Cruise

Discover Our Expedition Cruises

From humble beginnings on the Great Barrier Reef 40 years ago, we have taken our unique style of Australian expedition cruising to the far-flung lands of the Kimberley, Tasmania and the Small Islands of Japan and Papua New Guinea. Wherever we go, we have one purpose – taking small groups of like-minded explorers to the most remote parts of the world with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality.

Follow The Voyage: Through The Heart Of Japan

Tokyo to Fukuoka | 23 September 2023 to 6 October 2023

Day 5: Tokushima, 27 September 2023

This morning, we received a warm welcome from friendly locals and traditional drummers at Tokushima dock.

Afterward, we boarded the buses and enjoyed a picturesque transit through the city to the Naruto Whirlpools viewpoint, an amazing phenomenon where tidal whirlpools form when the Pacific Ocean connects to the Inland Sea.


Day 4: Osaka & Kyoto, 26 September 2023

Our Osaka exploration began with a visit to the grand castle, where we delved into its rich history and stumbled upon local food stalls as we made our exit.

Meanwhile, our other group embarked on a journey through Kyoto, where they discovered the Golden Pavilion and a Buddhist temple where they learned more about Japanese culture.


Day 3: Shingu, 25 September 2023

We went for a hike through the misty high pine mountains of Daimonzaka and explored a small village as we passed by traditional Japanese style houses.

Than we hiked our way up to an old temple that was nested high atop steep hills with sweeping views over the valley and the falls in the distance where we spotted wild deer.


Day 2: Shimizu, 24 September 2023

We arrived at the port of Shimizu, where we got a clear view of Mt. Fuji and learned that this iconic mountain is referred to as the “shy mountain”.

On our return journey by bus, we sighted an impressive display of high-energy dancing by a vibrant troupe dressed in colorful attire, capping off a memorable day.


Day 1: Tokyo, 23 September 2023

Our journey commenced in Tokyo, where we embarked upon the Coral Adventurer and acquainted ourselves with fellow travelers.

The crew orchestrated an engaging welcome presentation, and as the night unfolded, a Japanese marching band graced us with their performance as we set sail.


Journey To Japan | Voyage Recap

Today we arrived at Miyakijima and began our morning with a visit to a Shiitori Shrine which plays an important role in local mythology and had been completely covered in a lava flow.

We then visited Mount Hoyotan, which was created in 1940 in less than 22 hours from a volcano eruption. We learned all about it’s creation and took a picture on the rim of the crater.

Attend Our Upcoming Webinars & Events

All webinar times are listed in AEST

Set Sail on a Summer of Adventure

Join us this summer season with an array of expedition itineraries in remarkable natural destinations. Enjoy long days and the warm embrace of summer amidst the natural beauty of Tasmania, New Zealand, South Australia and in the exotic frontier lands of Papua New Guinea.

You can view live availability and secure your stateroom online. Online bookings save $250 per person.

Coral Expeditions on Social Media

Cruising through 40 years of expedition adventures, one dance at a time 🎉. On each voyage, we love to bring the fun, uniting guests and team members in dance at the most remote corners of the world, creating unforgettable memories.

Have you danced with us on one of our voyages?
Explore the Kimberley. Visit our website to view the itinerary & book online. Link in bio.
#expedition #expeditioncruise #40YearAnniversary #TheKimberley #TheKimberleyCruise #WATheDreamState #SeeAustralia
Discover the remote wilderness of Papua New Guinea🌴
Experience vibrant cultural performances, untouched rainforests and exotic wildlife aboard our 12 night 'Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea' voyage. 

Visit our website to view the itinerary & book online. Link in bio.
For over two decades, we have proudly held the ECO Certification, and today, we commemorate our induction into Ecotourism Australia's Hall of Fame!

@EcotourismAustralia is the national authority for eco and sustainable tourism in Australia, certifying businesses and destinations based on global best practice sustainability standards.

We are committed to continuing our sustainability journey, dedicated to promoting tourism that protects the environment, community, and culture.

Visit our website to read more about our sustainability initiatives. Link in bio.

#HallOfFame #HOF23 #EcotourismAustralia #SustainableTourism #Ecotourism #ECOcertification #SustainableTourismCertification
Cruising through King George River amongst the towering sandstone cliffs 🐊

Visit our website to view the itinerary & book online. Link in bio.

#CoralAdventurer #cruise #expeditioncruise #TheKimberley #TheKimberleyCruise #WATheDreamState #SeeAustralia
We are delighted to be welcoming back Special Guest Artists Paulina and Carole Puruntatameri on our upcoming ‘Best of the Kimberley & Tiwi Islands’ expedition. Departing Darwin on 28th August 2023, guests will learn from these two exceptional artists, gaining insights into their processes and the cultural significance of their creations.

#TiwiIsland #TheKimberley #ArtandCulture #expeditioncruise #cruise #CoralExpeditions #explore #travel #SeeAustralia #WAtheDreamState #specialguest
Happy Mangrove Day! Can you spot the Croc?🐊

Mangroves offer a wonderful chance to get up close and spot classic Australian wildlife in their natural habitat.

#cruise #expeditioncruise #TheKimberley #TheKimberleyCruise #WATheDreamState #SeeAustralia #mangroves #MangroveDay
Are you ready for a Kimberley shower?

Join our Kimberley Cruise for the unique opportunity to shower underneath breathtaking Kimberley waterfalls.

Visit our website to view the itinerary. Link in bio.

#cruise #expeditioncruise #TheKimberley #TheKimberleyCruise #WATheDreamState #SeeAustralia #KimberleyShower

Our Fleet of Expedition Ships & Tenders

Our fleet of three expedition ships are Australian-flagged and crewed. With only 120 guests, there are no queues, long waits, or assigned meal slots. Instead, enjoy a relaxed, convivial atmosphere shared with like-minded explorers. The shallow draft and high manoeuvrability of our ships gets us closer to explore the sheltered bays, hidden inlets and fishing villages inaccessible to larger ships. All our ships feature our trademark Xplorer tenders, our open-sided safari boats that make excursions pleasant and safe.

Subscribe to Be Among The First To Know

Sign up to join our community and be notified of new releases, special offers & behind the scenes articles.