Brochures Brochures
1800 079 545 Australia +61 7 4040 9999
1800079545
Coral Expeditions Mobile menu
Close
kadovar island volcao

Why Explore New Guinea & Spice Islands with Coral Expeditions

The small ship sanctuary

Closer: Our small ships with shallow drafts & our Xplorer tenders get guests to remote shores & down narrow rivers that large ships are restricted from visiting.

Personalised: Unlike large cruise liners with thousands of passengers, we take a max 120 guests. Our attentive Australian crew connect with guests on a personal level.

Only Way: We visit isolated communities surrounded by dense impenetrable flora, & tiny island tribes such as the Trobriands that are almost impossible to reach by means other than small ship.

Hassle Free: Guests unpack once & are escorted directly to each destination with no need to think about where to go next. Return to the ship for relaxation & a good night’s sleep.

Authentic tribal encounters

10 Years Experience: For over a decade we have been cruising PNG forming lasting bonds with communities we visit.

Local Hospitality: Guests enjoy celebratory welcomes, engaging tribal singsings and offerings of local fruits.

Cultural Knowledge: Our expert guides lead the way as guests learn about tradition, culture, history and nature.

Security: Accompanied by cultural ambassadors who liaise with villages ensuring our voyages are anticipated celebrations. Over time, a positive legacy has been nurtured and we relish the festivity that occurs when we reunite each year.

Community Support: We regularly bring gifts of medical supplies, learning resources, sporting equipment & tools.

A journey of knowledge

Expert Leadership: Armed with an adventurous spirit & curious nature, expert guides & specialist expedition leaders ensure every element of the journey unfolds with due care.

Highly Educated: Meet expedition Leader Mark Steadman, equipped with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Zoology), a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (High School Science), a thirst for adventure and extensive travel experience.

Local Guides: Local guides provide valuable insights as we learn about tradition, culture, history and nature.

Passionate: Our crew are passionate about what they do. Mark Steadmen’s passion is animals (especially the not-so-cuddly).

Surrounded by nature

All inclusive adventurous daily excursions to immerse guests in nature.

Birds: Spot rare birdlife such as Bird Of Paradise, Emerald Doves, Eclectus Parrots & White Bellied Sea Eagles.

Coral: Snorkel & dive in top locations such as throughout the Raja Ampat archipelago which is part of Coral Triangle.

Rivers: Ancient river systems such as the Sepik River that reach deep into the heart of the jungle.

Mountains & Volcanoes: Majestic mountain ranges & striking formations such as the active volcano at Kadovar Island.

Whale Sharks: The chance to swim with unique mammals and abundant marine life including the leviathans of the sea, Whale Sharks in Cenderawasih Bay.

View Brochure

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up below to receive our e-newsletter and be notified when we release new itineraries and sailings. Stay tuned for more 2022 & 2023 expedition releases coming soon.