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Our Expedition Voyage Logs

Voyage Diaries from Past Expeditions

Our voyage logs are a compendium of daily reports written by our expedition team, summarising the events during each expedition. They provide insight into the expedition, from the sailing conditions to the activities enjoyed at each destination. Each trip has its own unique elements; read an expedition log to find out more about the Coral Expeditions experience.

Through the heart of Japan

Follow The Voyage: Through The Heart Of Japan

27th September 2023
We arrived at the port of Shimizu, where we got a clear view of Mt. Fuji and learned that this iconic mountain is sometimes referred to as the “shy mountain” due to its tendency to hide behind a veil of clouds.
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Solar Eclipse Voyage Coral Expeditions

Behind the Moon’s Shadow – Australian Geographic Society Expedition Report

14th September 2023
The solar eclipse of 20 April 2023 was to be a particularly unusual one. Like all total eclipses, the awe-inspiring phenomenon of the Moon covering the disc of the Sun is only seen if you are somewhere along the path of the Moon’s shadow across Earth’s surface, the so-called path of totality.
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Japan & The Philippines

Follow The Voyage: Journey to Japan

11th September 2023
We enjoyed some snorkelling with 20-30m visibilty. Although the corals were smaller as they were exposed to ocean swells the fish life was unbelievable it felt like we were swimming in an aquarium.
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Beach Drinks

Voyage Log: Kimberley Cruise, Darwin to Broome – Coral Geographer August 2023

7th September 2023
We enjoyed refreshing sunset drinks on Verandah Beach and had a fun time dancing into the sunset as we formed a giant ‘Conga Line’. Several bronze whaler sharks made an appearance behind the Geographer, hoping for a meal of fish attracted to the lights.
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Voyage Log: Kimberley Cruise, Darwin to Broome – Coral Geographer April 2023

6th September 2023
We boarded the Zodiacs to get up close to King George Falls for an exhilarating ‘Kimberley shower’. On our way along the river, we stopped several times to hear about the geology and to look at some beautiful ‘honeycomb’ waterline erosion. One of the Xplorers was rewarded with seeing a dugong and a couple of…
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Voyage Log: Abrolhos Islands & The Coral Coast – Coral Geographer

1st June 2023
Learn about the adventures of the guests and crew aboard the Coral Geographer for our Abrolhos Islands and The Coral Coast.
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Voyage Log: Circumnavigation Of Tasmania – Coral Discoverer

1st June 2023
Guest Lecturer Ian Terry shares the experiences of guests and crew aboard the Coral Discoverer for the Circumnavigation Of Tasmania voyage.
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Voyage Log: Coastal Wilds Of Tasmania – Coral Discoverer

31st May 2023
Learn about the adventures and experiences of the guests and crew aboard the Coral Discoverer on our ‘Coastal Wilds Of Tasmania’ voyage.
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Milford Sound Coral Adventurer

Voyage Log: New Zealand Fiordland and The South Coast – Coral Adventurer

26th May 2023
Discover the adventures of the New Zealand Fiordland and The South Coast voyage. Learn about the interesting locations and experiences of our Guest Lecturer Mark Steadman and the guests aboard the Coral Adventurer.
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West Papua, Raja Ampat & Spice Islands 2021-TH

Follow The Voyage: Raja Ampat & Spice Islands 2023

31st March 2023
The guests had an exciting morning of travel, accompanied by Howard, Tim, and Sam. As the guests arrived in Biak at 0240 in the afternoon, we were already there to welcome them with a special ceremony at the airport.
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Voyage Log: Coastal Treks of Tasmania

2nd February 2023
Voyage Log: Coastal Treks of Tasmania Hobart to Hobart – Guest Lecturers: Tom Collis, Michael Hermes, David Williams & Dale Williams
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01 Sydney (30) Start of the Sydney - Hobart Yacht Race 2022 Andoo Comanche coming fast JA (1)

Voyage Log: A Yachtsman’s Cruise

23rd January 2023
Once our bags were loaded we weighed anchor and made our way to our next destination, the start of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race!
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Voyage Log: To South Sulawesi & Borneo for Christmas – Coral Geographer

18th January 2023
We had time to explore the ship and watch as we departed Broome wharf on a beautiful sunny morning with a calm sea.
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Follow The Australian Circumnavigation

29th December 2022
Commencing from Cairns, Coral Expeditions home base, Coral Adventurer spends 60 days (59 nights) exploring history, culture, nature and maritime history of Australia’s coast on a full circumnavigation of Australia.
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Day 3 25.11.22 Mackay Reef KT (41)

Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef – Coral Discoverer

20th December 2022
We had all come from far and wide, but we were all very happy to see and board the Coral Discoverer. It was a hot day in Cairns as to be expected at this time of year, but the prospect of the ocean breeze when under sail was a very exciting one.
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