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Island Trails Of The Solomons & Vanuatu

Melanesia, from Papua New Guinea to the Solomons and Vanuatu is an area of stunning diversity, home to over 1,000 languages and a multitude of unique customs. Our voyages take you through this string of island civilisations to encounter ancient tribal cultures, magnificent volcanic islands and idyllic white beaches. Snorkel or dive over vibrant coral reefs and sunken wreckage from WWII. These in-depth journeys explore hard to reach islands and immerse you in the wild beauty, varied traditions, and wartime history of these regions. Our special voyage with the Australian Geographic Society Battles & Beaches of the South Pacific visits significant battlefield locations and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

We explore remote locations that are hard to get to or not often touched by tourists, with shore excursions that promote adventure and environmental and cultural appreciation. Our small group size ensures that your experience is personal, with minimal impact on the communities and environments we visit. Enjoy excursions or activities each day. Expedition leaders and lecturers who are experts in the region accompany every voyage, providing commentary on culture, conservation, history, and the region’s unique geology, plants and wildlife to help you connect with these special places.

Snorkelling & Scuba: The opportunity to snorkel and scuba dive over spectacular coral gardens and WWII wrecks, and come face to face with brightly coloured tropical fish is a highlight of these cruises. Beginners can snorkel or experience introductory and resort-style dives, while more challenging dives are available to experienced divers. Our Dive Instructor accompanies you every step of the way. Snorkelling equipment is assigned to each guest at the start of your cruise. Scuba diving is subject to medical clearance and medical certificate. Learn More

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Our Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Cruises

A Passage to the Solomons (Cairns to Honiara), 11 Nights

This voyage aboard the Coral Discoverer uncovers the pristine wildlife, fascinating cultures, and remote coral atolls and beaches of the idyllic Melanesia region. You’ll experience the Solomon Islands like never before as you are welcomed by the friendly islanders, snorkel or dive in sparkling azure water, and encounter WWII history and breathtaking beauty that will live in your memory forever. Opportunities abound to discover this remarkable region both above and below the water, with village visits and snorkelling and diving opportunities almost every day.

> Departs 12 October 2020


Battles & Beaches: 75th Anniversary of WWII (Honiara to Port Vila), 13 Nights

Join Coral Expeditions and partners onboard expedition vessel Coral Discoverer on a 13–night expedition voyage through the autonomous regions of Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in May 1945. This journey will be conducted in partnership with the Australian Geographic Society and recognises the sacrifices and honours the legacy of Allied and Axis Forces that fought in the theatre of the Pacific War.

> Departs 23 October 2020

> Australian Geographic Partnership Voyage