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Dampier Coral Expeditions 5th November 2022

Live Now: Circumnavigation of Australia

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The Original Kimberley

A classic Australian adventure

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From humble beginnings on the Great Barrier Reef forty 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 the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. 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.

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Stanley, TAS

26 November 2022

“At Highfield House in Stanley we learnt about the History of the Van Dieman’s Land Company and enjoyed exploring the grounds of this old well to do family home. Next, we went to The Nut for the chairlift ride to the top for some incredible views of Stanley peninsular. Later in the day, we had the opportunity to enjoy some time at the Circular Heads Show. We enjoyed working dog demonstrations, woodchopping competitions and local goodies.”

– Expedition Leader Alistair Kent
Coral Adventurer, Circumnavigation of Australia

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Eagle Bay, WA

28 November 2022

“This morning we were anchored in the beautiful waters of Eagle Bay. We headed for Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse where we walked down the Sugarloaf track, stopping at the lookout we had good vantage over the cape. We also had the opportunity to go on the Cape Naturaliste track if we wanted something a little longer. We made it to the beach where surfers rode the waves, then hiked through the heathland and back to the lighthouse.” 

– Expedition Leader Melanie Faithfull
Coral Geographer,  Across the Great Australian Bight

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Escape Reef & Mackay Cay

25 November 2022

After lunch, we cruised over to Mackay Cay. Here we snorkelled at our leisure and Chrissy took some introductory divers for a taste of life underwater. We had an absolute ball this afternoon. The conditions were spectacular! There was little to no current, the sun came back out, the visibility was incredible and we were lucky enough to spot 2 turtles, 2 black tip reef sharks, a white tip reef shark, mauri wrasses, a stingray, and giant clams.”

– Expedition Leader Karla Pound
Coral Discoverer, Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

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Iron Islands is a sight of significant interest. Rugged cliffs of deep orange ochre have been forged by powerful tidal flows and tectonic pressure over thousands of years.

Unique native flora and fauna flourish in the wilds of this remote location including sea turtles and nesting sea birds.
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Sunset beach drinks 🥂 
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Visit Stanley Island in the Flinders Island Group and take a walk to view the isolated Endaen Aboriginal rock art guided by a traditional owner who will offer an interpretation. The art here depicts the first sailing ships to visit Queensland shores.

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Enjoy a day exploring Forbes Island, an excellent spot for swimming, scuba, snorkelling or glass-bottom boat tours from the pristine sandy beaches. Hear the story of beche-de-mer fisherman Frederick Lancaster who inhabited this island and visit his gravesite.
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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.

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