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Small Islands of the Indian Ocean

Small Islands of the Indian Ocean

Be a part of Coral Expeditions history as we venture into our Small Islands of the Indian Ocean voyages. Our brand-new ship, Coral Geographer will sail from our home shores of Australia all the way to the edge of Africa, across the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean through Sri Lanka, the Maldives, the Seychelles and arriving at the legendary isles off Africa’s eastern seaboard: Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, and Zanzibar.

These new voyages offer an intoxicating mix of frontier colonial history, extensive biodiversity and rich native traditions dating back millennia. Enjoy a dusk safari at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka with a chance to spot elephants and leopards, beachcomb at ‘the world’s most beautiful beach’ at the island of La Digue, stroll through the fabled bazaars of Zanzibar, sample traditional Creole cuisine at Reunion, and gaze up at giant trees at the Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar. Coral Geographer is built to access remote beaches, fishing ports and village piers. Accompanied by an expert expedition team, there is no better way to tour these far-flung lands.


Our Indian Ocean Cruises:

To South Sulawesi & Borneo for Christmas | Broome - Singapore | 17 Nights

Orangutan Borneo TH

Join us on an expedition voyage to the rarely seen islands of South Sulawesi and Borneo in Indonesia. This 17-night voyage from Broome to Singapore combines cultural insights, wildlife encounters and nature immersion in one of the world’s last rainforest frontiers. Visit remote communities, stroll through villages unchanged throughout centuries, and partake in traditional customs.

> Departs 13 December 2022


Island Traditions To the Edge of Africa | Singapore - Seychelles | 25 Nights

Sri Lanka Safari TH

Set sail across the vast arc of the Indian Ocean onboard Coral Geographer, calling in at Sumatra, the colourful and exotic island of Sri Lanka, remote atolls of the Maldives and on to pristine Seychelles. Be immersed in rich cultural history and enjoy hand-crafted nature and wildlife experiences.  Discover the history and delicious cuisine of Malaysia. Experience a dusk expedition safari of Yala National Park in Sri Lanka with the opportunity to see elephants and leopards. 

> Departs 8 January 2023


The Seychelles, Madagascar & Reunion | Seychelles - Mauritius | 15 Nights

Journey into another world on this voyage aboard Coral Geographer. Featuring an extensive exploration of the northern coastline of Madagascar and a visit to the majestic island of Reunion, you’ll also explore the remote atolls of the southern Seychelles, renowned for pure white beaches and uninhabited wildlife reserves.  Explore Aldabra Atoll, the world’s second-largest coral atoll and home to the largest colony of wild giant tortoises. Continue on to the shores of Madagascar – the 8th continent – famed for the diversity of its endemic wildlife and landscape with something remarkable around every corner. 

> Departs 3 February 2023


Africa's Frontier Islands | Mauritius to Zanzibar | 17 Nights

Zanzibar Women

The eastern edge of Africa stands at the crossroads of African, Asian, European and Middle Eastern cultures. Take a journey along the coastline of Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania over 20 exotic nights, where enchanting Malagasy and Creole culture emanate from colourful street-side markets, wild landscapes rise above sparkling seas, lush rainforests hide native lemurs and ancient ruins hold rich history. From the comfort of Coral Geographer, explore remote lands that only hardy traders in search of ancient spices ventured to long ago.

> Departs 19 February 2023


A Navigation Voyage: Across the Indian Ocean | Zanzibar - Fremantle | 19 Nights

Celestial Navigation TH

In times past, an Indian Ocean crossing was a sailor’s rite of passage and a truly daunting task on a wooden sailing vessel. Create your own journey on the new state of the art expedition ship, Coral Geographer as she sails east in a southern arc from the ancient island of Zanzibar off the African coast and arrives on Australian shores in Fremantle. This is a classic 19-night ocean passage that allows you to settle into the rhythm of the sea.

> Departs 8 March 2023


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