On this diverse 16-night voyage, Coral Adventurer tracks northward from Australia to explore the Spice Islands and the fabled islands of Raja Ampat, through the Republic of Palau and the remote small islands of Micronesia before concluding in Guam, home of the Pacific National Battlefield Park.
Be greeted and escorted by traditional kora kora canoes to the historic township of Banda Neira. Explore the crystal-clear lagoons of the Mommon Peninsula and climb atop Mount Pindito to marvel at one of the world’s most photographed marine scenes: the jagged green limestone cliffs and crystal-clear water of Wayag. Learn about Yap’s ancient limestone currency and snorkel, dive and kayak to encounter coral reefs home to abundant marine life.
This journey offers spectacular combinations of island cultures, marine life and World War II history that can only be experienced by expedition ship.
- Enjoy the ancient warrior tradition welcome of the kora kora canoes in Banda Niera
- At Kitikiti Waterfalls, Mommon Peninsula, cruise the pristine landscape by Xplorer in search of hidden lagoons and exotic birds such as hornbills and birds of paradise
- Discover the limestone karst islands of Raja Ampat and hike to the summit of Pindito Peak
- Snorkel and dive the coral reefs, lava flows and WWII wrecks of the Coral Triangle including Ulithi Atoll, Sonsorol, Banda Neira and the marine playground of Raja Ampat
- Join in traditional dance and singing performance and experience ancient Austranesian and Micronesian traditions passed down through history
- Learn about Yap’s time-honoured customs and culture and 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