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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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Sydney, NSW

4 December 2022

“Coral Adventurer docked in prime position next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with spectacular views of the Opera House. From here we disembarked and explored the city at our leisure, looking back across the quay to admire the ship. Some chose to enjoy a lunch at The Rocks, before the afternoon opportunity to go on the Tall Ships departing for Campbell Cove jetty. Everyone had a wonderful day.”

– Expedition Leader Alistair Kent
Coral Adventurer, Circumnavigation of Australia

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Beacon Island, WA

3 December 2022

“We landed on the jetty at Beacon Island and set off to walk the island. There were thousands of nesting terns. We also enjoyed a snorkel in the lovely clear waters off the jetty. There were beautiful blue and purple staghorn corals, plate corals and plenty of reef fish and large groupers.” 

– 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, maori wrasses, a stingray, and giant clams.”

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

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We’re excited to announce a new expedition to the far south, departing in January 2024!
Our new World Heritage islands of the sub-Antarctic voyage will call on Macquarie Island which, at latitude 55 degrees, sits halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica.

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We pioneered extended expedition cruises on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef 40 years ago and have forged a reputation for excellence and expertise in that time. Aboard our expedition vessel Coral Discoverer, join us as we embark on an adventure to the remote and untouched Northern reefs. We explore the hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands and pristine reef systems. Along the way find freedom and solitude amidst this iconic seascape. Share the journey with soaring seabirds and swim, dive and snorkel at far-flung Osprey and Ribbon Reefs. Learn about ancient indigenous culture and Australian heritage at historic Cooktown. Stretch your legs with a hike to the summit of “Cooks Look”. Enjoy a sundowner with the sand beneath your toes and the setting sun at deserted Sudbury Cay. Onboard, you will be accompanied by expert guides including a Marine Biologist, and our purpose designed small ships are custom built for expedition cruising.

🎥 Expedition Leader Karla Pound

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Explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. The natural coastal reserves harbour abundant birdlife and marine species. Explore the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Ningaloo Reef, Montebello Islands, Muiron Islands and Dampier Archipelago.

Abrolhos Islands & The Coral Coast | Broome to Fremantle | 2 March 2023

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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.
🚢 Expedition: The Kimberley Cruise

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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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