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  • Dampier Archipelago

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  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area

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  • Bird watching by zodiac

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  • A curious sea lion in the Abrolhos Islands

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  • Coral Geographer

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  • Coral Deck Cabin

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  • Gantheaume Point, Broome

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  • A shore landing in Shark Bay World Heritage Area

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  • Coral Adventurer

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  • Rufous hare wallaby. Credit: Rich Pagen

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  • Explorer Deck Cabin

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  • Coral Adventurer Lecture Room

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  • Dampier Archipelago

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  • Port Peron, Dirk Hartog

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  • A turtle on Ningaloo Reef

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  • Local birdlife in the Abrolhos Islands. Credit: Howard Gray

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  • Coral Adventurer

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  • Seals bathing on the shore

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  • Vibrant colours in Ningaloo Reef

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  • Bridge Deck Balcony Cabin

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  • Sunset over the sea at Broome

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  • Whale shark at Ningaoo Reef. Credit: Rich Pagen

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  • Dampier Archipelago

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  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Bird watching by zodiac

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • A curious sea lion in the Abrolhos Islands

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Coral Geographer

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  • Coral Deck Cabin

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  • Gantheaume Point, Broome

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  • A shore landing in Shark Bay World Heritage Area

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  • Coral Adventurer

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  • Rufous hare wallaby. Credit: Rich Pagen

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  • Explorer Deck Cabin

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  • Coral Adventurer Lecture Room

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  • Dampier Archipelago

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  • Port Peron, Dirk Hartog

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  • A turtle on Ningaloo Reef

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  • Local birdlife in the Abrolhos Islands. Credit: Howard Gray

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  • Coral Adventurer

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  • Seals bathing on the shore

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  • Vibrant colours in Ningaloo Reef

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  • Bridge Deck Balcony Cabin

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  • Sunset over the sea at Broome

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  • Whale shark at Ningaoo Reef. Credit: Rich Pagen

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  • Yardie Creek, Cape Range National Park

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15 Day WA Coral Coast Expedition

  • Explore the incredible WA coastline by small ship
  • Visit Ningaloo Reef, Shark Bay & Dampier Archipelago
Incl. all-inclusive meals, shore excursions & more

With its vibrant colour palette of rust red sands, striking white beaches and hypnotic turquoise seas, Western Australia’s Coral Coast will leave you speechless as you search for the words to describe the natural beauty that unfolds before you. Vast, remote and teeming with life, its unique wonders are yours to discover on this 15 day bucket list experience featuring a Coral Expeditions cruise. Ready to set sail?

Departing from Broome or Fremantle, depending on your chosen date, this is a journey that takes you to some of the most untouched corners of Western Australia. Search for shipwrecks, sea lions and bottlenose dolphins in the gorgeous Abrolhos Islands; spend two days within the renowned Shark Bay World Heritage Area, home to an astonishing 35% of all Australia’s birdlife; and visit Dampier’s Landing, where the English explorer came ashore and secured the first scientific collection of plants in 1699. You’ll also get the opportunity to snorkel among the cabbage corals and a rainbow of marine life at Louisa Bay; spot whale sharks at the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and abundant birdlife including wedge-tail shearwaters in the Muiron Islands; and spend a day at the incredible Cape Range National Park. Plus a whole lot more!

This once-in-a-lifetime package includes a 12 night cruise aboard either the Coral Adventurer or brand new Coral Geographer (small ships with max 99 guests onboard), together with all-inclusive meals and shore excursions, and fun and informative talks that highlight the stories of the region.

About Coral Expeditions:
Coral Expeditions is not your typical cruise line. The award-winning, Australian small ship expedition operator has carved out a reputation for taking you behind the tourist facade, showcasing the hidden wonders, stories, and people who make a destination what it is. Forget darkened casinos and planned seating, this style of cruising is all about freedom, flexibility and choice. Small group sizes ensure your experience is personal, with minimal impact on the environments visited.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today make your own way to Broome and check in to your accommodation. Check-in will be available after 2:00pm.

Overnight: Seashells Broome or similar
Meals included: None

Board the ’Coral Geographer’ or 'Coral Adventurer' ship at 4:00pm. There is time to settle into your stateroom before a 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard. As dusk falls, enjoy the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew over welcome drinks.

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

This expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of William Dampier, Dirk Hartog, Baudin and Freycinet – this region is layered with stories. The natural coastal reserves also harbour an abundance of birdlife and fascinating marine species.

Guides will help guests explore the renowned Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Montebello Islands, Muiron Islands and Dampier Archipelago.

Days 2-12 of the following itinerary are indicative and should be used only as a guide, as no two Western Australian expedition cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same. Each expedition is crafted by experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders, allowing the ship to quickly respond to favourable weather conditions and present you with the very best of Western Australia’s flora, fauna and wild coastline. Below is a list of key locations and sightseeing that the expedition team will aim to include in this 12 night cruise.

The Abrolhos Islands
The Abrolhos Islands consist of 122 islands, clustered into three main groups: the Wallabi, Easter and Pelsaert Groups. Lying in the stream of the southward flowing Leeuwin current, the marine environment here is a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life. Common marine mammals include Australian sea lions and bottlenose dolphins, and over 90 species of seabird have been identified. The treacherous reefs around these islands have claimed many wrecks over the centuries, the most famous being the Batavia in 1629 – whose Dutch crew swam ashore only to experience a brutal mutiny.

The Abrolhos islands offer a near-pristine natural environment with a diverse range of marine and terrestrial fauna and flora. This area also offers a rich history including shipwrecks and remnants of early colonial industries such as guano mining and commercial fishing.

A broad range of available activities includes visiting historical sites, fishing, wildlife viewing and world-class diving and snorkelling sites. The Australian sea lions love to swim and play with snorkelers and divers here.

Visit Liddon Pearls on Post Office Island in the Pelsaert (Southern) group of the Abrolhos. Here discover what is involved with growing the pearls, learning the different shells and pearl categories, and how the different types of pearls are set. We will also have insights into the renowned cray fishing industry of the island, from the family who has been in the Abrolhos for 4 generations. Later is the opportunity to snorkel the blue holes from the jetty, or even the reef where our local guides will take us to the best spots for coral, fish, dolphins, squid, seals and other marine wildlife.

Shark Bay World Heritage Area
Spend two days exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, the first location in Western Australia to receive UNESCO World Heritage status in 1991. This is a region of colourful landscapes, rare flora and fauna, and home to a staggering 35% of all of Australia’s bird species. Explore Francois Peron National Park, named after the naturalist on explorer Nicholas Baudin’s expeditions.

Visit Dampier’s Landing, where William Dampier came ashore in August 1699, describing the vegetation and making the first scientific collection of Australian plants. He also named Shark Bay, and 300 years later, a plaque was erected at this site in his honour.

In the afternoon snorkel at Louisa Bay coral communities, about 200m from shore. Cabbage corals dominate this area, but there are also staghorns and massive pocillopora and pink pocillopora species. Spot reef fish including coral trout, blue-lined emperor, scribbled angelfish and the fully protected potato cod. Off Sandy Point beach there is a Marine sanctuary zone, which protects a diversity of staghorn, brain and plate corals.

Exmouth & Cape Range National Park (Ningaloo Reef)
One of the longest and most pristine fringing reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef has an unusually narrow continental shelf. The deep oceanic waters, reef and coastline communities are close in proximity, resulting in a huge array of significant and healthy marine life coexisting in one area. Over 200 coral; 500 fish; 650 molluscs; 600 crustaceans; 1000 marine algae; 155 sponge and 25 echinoderm species are found on this shelf, slope and in deep-sea habitats, many of which are new discoveries and endemic to the area. The Ningaloo Coast is also one of the most important turtle nesting rookeries in the Indian Ocean.

The Ningaloo Coast also has a significant maritime history from explorers, traders, pearl luggers, whaling and fishing.

Spend the day at Cape Range National Park with options to snorkel at Turquoise Bay, visit Yardie Creek via a 1.2km Nature Walk, head up to the Vlamingh Head lighthouse or visit the Milyering Discovery Centre. There will also be some free time to explore Exmouth.

Muiron Islands (Ningaloo Reef)
The Muiron Islands are located approx. 10 nautical miles off the North West Cape. The Islands are well known for their incredible reef, colourful soft corals, an abundance of turtles, schools of fish and even sightings of manta rays! A variety of dive sites are on offer at this destination, including swim-throughs and ledges where nudibranchs, eels and angelfish hide. With fantastic bommies and protected reef, snorkellers will appreciate the variety of soft corals and gorgonians as well the incredible fish life. Birdlife is abundant onshore – see if you can spot wedge-tail shearwaters, roseate terns, osprey, and black-shouldered kites (just to name a few).

The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is the turquoise jewel in the crown of the Western Australian coastline. Spanning over 5,000 square kilometres, this is one of the largest fringing reefs in the world. It’s inner and outer reefs create a diverse range of habitats for vibrant corals and more than 500 species of fish. This is also where mega marine life come to feed during their migrations, including humpback whales, giant manta rays, and the majestic whale shark. It is also a coastline with a fascinating heritage, where lonely whalers battled it out against the elements.

After in-water activities, stretch your legs on a stroll down the beach on these untouched islands.

Montebello Islands
The Montebello Islands or ‘Montes’ are an archipelago of more than 250 limestone islands and islets off the coast of the Pilbara. Much delight for the birdwatchers among us, the islands are considered an Important Bird Area, as they support over 1% of the world populations of fairy and roseate terns, as well as Sooty Oystercatchers.

The Montes have an ‘explosive’ past. Alpha and Trimouille Islands were the site of three British atomic weapons tests in the 1950s. Relics of the military operation can still be found on the islands today. We will visit the plinth, which marks Ground Zero at Trimouille Island, where now you will find a haven for wildlife, including the rufous hare wallaby.

A fascinating maritime history surrounds the Montebello Island. Survivors of the Dutch vessel Trial swam here after their ship was wrecked in 1622, therefore being the first Europeans to land on the islands.

Spend a full day exploring this island group, including wildlife spotting opportunities and beautiful beaches to enjoy a swim. See the rare rufous hare wallaby and lagoon rays while exploring amazing vistas.

Dampier Archipelago
Consisting of 42 islands and islets, 25 of which are nature reserves, the iron red islands of the Dampier Archipelago stand in bright contrast to the turquoise waters which surround them.

The archipelago not only offers exceptional natural beauty but significant sites for Aboriginal and European Heritage, many of which are in National Heritage Listed Areas. Named for English Explorer William Dampier who first visited the islands aboard the Cygnet in 1699, the islands’ earliest inhabitants were the Yaburara people, as is evident by thousands of rock engravings, shell middens and stone arrangements scattered across the area.

Search for ancient aboriginal petroglyphs on remote island beaches, swim in the vibrant blue water or paddle out for a leisurely kayak. We will also take some time to enjoy bird and wildlife spotting – bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen in this area, alongside the archipelago supporting the largest hawksbill turtle rookery in the Indo-Pacific region. Birdwatchers will have the opportunity to see several species of migratory waders as well as sea eagles and ospreys. With some luck we may even see the elusive Rothschild’s rock wallaby.

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions: ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive in Fremantle for an 8:00am disembarkation. Please make your own way to your accommodation. Check-in will be available after 2:00pm, however luggage storage is available if required.

Overnight: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today check out of your accommodation and make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: None

Itinerary - 2

Today make your own way to Fremantle and check in to your accommodation. Check in is available after 2:00pm.

Overnight: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges or similar
Meals included: None

Board the ’Coral Geographer’ or 'Coral Adventurer' ship at 8.00am at Victoria Quay at Fremantle Inner Harbour. There is time to settle into your stateroom before a 9:00am departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard. As dusk falls, enjoy the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew over welcome drinks.

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

This expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of William Dampier, Dirk Hartog, Baudin and Freycinet – this region is layered with stories. The natural coastal reserves also harbour an abundance of birdlife and fascinating marine species.

Guides will help guests explore the renowned Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Montebello Islands, Muiron Islands and Dampier Archipelago.

Days 2-12 of the following itinerary are indicative and should be used only as a guide, as no two Western Australian expedition cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same. Each expedition is crafted by experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders, allowing the ship to quickly respond to favourable weather conditions and present you with the very best of Western Australia’s flora, fauna and wild coastline. Below is a list of key locations and sightseeing that the expedition team will aim to include in this 12 night cruise.

The Abrolhos Islands
The Abrolhos Islands consist of 122 islands, clustered into three main groups: the Wallabi, Easter and Pelsaert Groups. Lying in the stream of the southward flowing Leeuwin current, the marine environment here is a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life. Common marine mammals include Australian sea lions and bottlenose dolphins, and over 90 species of seabird have been identified. The treacherous reefs around these islands have claimed many wrecks over the centuries, the most famous being the Batavia in 1629 – whose Dutch crew swam ashore only to experience a brutal mutiny.

The Abrolhos islands offer a near-pristine natural environment with a diverse range of marine and terrestrial fauna and flora. This area also offers a rich history including shipwrecks and remnants of early colonial industries such as guano mining and commercial fishing.

A broad range of available activities includes visiting historical sites, fishing, wildlife viewing and world-class diving and snorkelling sites. The Australian sea lions love to swim and play with snorkelers and divers here.

Visit Liddon Pearls on Post Office Island in the Pelsaert (Southern) group of the Abrolhos. Here discover what is involved with growing the pearls, learning the different shells and pearl categories, and how the different types of pearls are set. We will also have insights into the renowned cray fishing industry of the island, from the family who has been in the Abrolhos for 4 generations. Later is the opportunity to snorkel the blue holes from the jetty, or even the reef where our local guides will take us to the best spots for coral, fish, dolphins, squid, seals and other marine wildlife.

Shark Bay World Heritage Area
Spend two days exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, the first location in Western Australia to receive UNESCO World Heritage status in 1991. This is a region of colourful landscapes, rare flora and fauna, and home to a staggering 35% of all of Australia’s bird species. Explore Francois Peron National Park, named after the naturalist on explorer Nicholas Baudin’s expeditions.

Visit Dampier’s Landing, where William Dampier came ashore in August 1699, describing the vegetation and making the first scientific collection of Australian plants. He also named Shark Bay, and 300 years later, a plaque was erected at this site in his honour.

In the afternoon snorkel at Louisa Bay coral communities, about 200m from shore. Cabbage corals dominate this area, but there are also staghorns and massive pocillopora and pink pocillopora species. Spot reef fish including coral trout, blue-lined emperor, scribbled angelfish and the fully protected potato cod. Off Sandy Point beach there is a Marine sanctuary zone, which protects a diversity of staghorn, brain and plate corals.

Exmouth & Cape Range National Park (Ningaloo Reef)
One of the longest and most pristine fringing reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef has an unusually narrow continental shelf. The deep oceanic waters, reef and coastline communities are close in proximity, resulting in a huge array of significant and healthy marine life coexisting in one area. Over 200 coral; 500 fish; 650 molluscs; 600 crustaceans; 1000 marine algae; 155 sponge and 25 echinoderm species are found on this shelf, slope and in deep-sea habitats, many of which are new discoveries and endemic to the area. The Ningaloo Coast is also one of the most important turtle nesting rookeries in the Indian Ocean.

The Ningaloo Coast also has a significant maritime history from explorers, traders, pearl luggers, whaling and fishing.

Spend the day at Cape Range National Park with options to snorkel at Turquoise Bay, visit Yardie Creek via a 1.2km Nature Walk, head up to the Vlamingh Head lighthouse or visit the Milyering Discovery Centre. There will also be some free time to explore Exmouth.

Muiron Islands (Ningaloo Reef)
The Muiron Islands are located approx. 10 nautical miles off the North West Cape. The Islands are well known for their incredible reef, colourful soft corals, an abundance of turtles, schools of fish and even sightings of manta rays! A variety of dive sites are on offer at this destination, including swim-throughs and ledges where nudibranchs, eels and angelfish hide. With fantastic bommies and protected reef, snorkellers will appreciate the variety of soft corals and gorgonians as well the incredible fish life. Birdlife is abundant onshore – see if you can spot wedge-tail shearwaters, roseate terns, osprey, and black-shouldered kites (just to name a few).

The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is the turquoise jewel in the crown of the Western Australian coastline. Spanning over 5,000 square kilometres, this is one of the largest fringing reefs in the world. It’s inner and outer reefs create a diverse range of habitats for vibrant corals and more than 500 species of fish. This is also where mega marine life come to feed during their migrations, including humpback whales, giant manta rays, and the majestic whale shark. It is also a coastline with a fascinating heritage, where lonely whalers battled it out against the elements.

After in-water activities, stretch your legs on a stroll down the beach on these untouched islands.

Montebello Islands
The Montebello Islands or ‘Montes’ are an archipelago of more than 250 limestone islands and islets off the coast of the Pilbara. Much delight for the birdwatchers among us, the islands are considered an Important Bird Area, as they support over 1% of the world populations of fairy and roseate terns, as well as Sooty Oystercatchers.

The Montes have an ‘explosive’ past. Alpha and Trimouille Islands were the site of three British atomic weapons tests in the 1950s. Relics of the military operation can still be found on the islands today. We will visit the plinth, which marks Ground Zero at Trimouille Island, where now you will find a haven for wildlife, including the rufous hare wallaby.

A fascinating maritime history surrounds the Montebello Island. Survivors of the Dutch vessel Trial swam here after their ship was wrecked in 1622, therefore being the first Europeans to land on the islands.

Spend a full day exploring this island group, including wildlife spotting opportunities and beautiful beaches to enjoy a swim. See the rare rufous hare wallaby and lagoon rays while exploring amazing vistas.

Dampier Archipelago
Consisting of 42 islands and islets, 25 of which are nature reserves, the iron red islands of the Dampier Archipelago stand in bright contrast to the turquoise waters which surround them.

The archipelago not only offers exceptional natural beauty but significant sites for Aboriginal and European Heritage, many of which are in National Heritage Listed Areas. Named for English Explorer William Dampier who first visited the islands aboard the Cygnet in 1699, the islands’ earliest inhabitants were the Yaburara people, as is evident by thousands of rock engravings, shell middens and stone arrangements scattered across the area.

Search for ancient aboriginal petroglyphs on remote island beaches, swim in the vibrant blue water or paddle out for a leisurely kayak. We will also take some time to enjoy bird and wildlife spotting – bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen in this area, alongside the archipelago supporting the largest hawksbill turtle rookery in the Indo-Pacific region. Birdwatchers will have the opportunity to see several species of migratory waders as well as sea eagles and ospreys. With some luck we may even see the elusive Rothschild’s rock wallaby.

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions - ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive in Broome for an 8:00am disembarkation. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation. Check-in will be available after 2:00pm, however luggage storage is available if required

Overnight: Seashells Broome or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today check out of your accommodation and make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: None

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore Western Australia’s spectacular coastline by small ship 
  • Choose from 2 itineraries: Broome to Fremantle, or Fremantle to Broome
  • Search for shipwrecks, dolphins, sea lions and sea birds in the pristine Abrolhos Islands
  • Visit Liddon Pearls on Post Office Island in the Pelsaert (Southern) group of the Abrolhos
  • Learn about the renowned cray fishing industry of the Abrolhos islands, from the family who has been in the Abrolhos for 4 generations
  • Spend two days exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, a region of colourful landscapes, rare flora and fauna
  • Search for birdlife in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site, home to 35% of Australia’s bird species
  • Visit Dampier’s Landing, where William Dampier came ashore in August 1699, making the first scientific collection of Australian plants
  • Snorkel at isolated and beautiful coral reefs along the west coast of Australia
  • Explore Ningaloo Reef, one of the longest and most pristine fringing reefs in the world
  • Cruise along the Ningaloo Coast, one of the most important turtle nesting rookeries in the Indian Ocean
  • Spend the day at Cape Range National Park with the option to visit Yardie Creek, Turquoise Bay or Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
  • Visit the Muiron Islands, known for their incredible reef, colourful soft corals, an abundance of turtles
  • Explore The Montebello Islands or ‘Montes’ are an archipelago of more than 250 limestone islands and islets
  • Search for the rare Rufous Hare Wallaby and elusive Rothschild’s rock wallaby
  • Explore the iron red islands of the Dampier Archipelago, which stand in bright contrast to the turquoise waters which surround them
  • Search for ancient aboriginal petroglyphs on remote island beaches in the Dampier Archipelago
  • 1 night 4-star hotel accommodation in Broome
  • 1 night 4-star hotel accommodation in Fremantle
  • 12 night Abrolhos Islands & Coral Coast Cruise with Coral Expeditions
  • Sail aboard the ‘Coral Geographer’ or ‘Coral Adventurer’ ship
  • A boutique Australian ship with max 99 guests per sailing
  • All excursions and sightseeing
  • Enjoy 35 meals including high-quality Australian influenced meals onboard the ship
  • Selected wines, beers, juices, soft drinks and selected spirits are served complimentary with lunch and dinner
  • 24 hour complimentary barista-style coffee and tea station
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks
  • National park fees
  • Professional Australian & New Zealand based Expedition Leaders & Guest Lecturers
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Onboard tips and gratuities

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 28th of February 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
Solo travellers can book the below cabins and pay the following solo supplements:
- Coral Deck: $4845 
- Promenade Deck: $6395
- Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom: $7945
- Bridge Deck Stateroom: Not available
- Bridge Deck Balcony Suite: Not Available 
 
Departure Dates
ex Broome
2021
October: 26
 
2022
February: 6
 
ex Fremantle
2022
February: 28
 
Departure Cities
Broome or Fremantle


Health & Safety Plan
Coral Expeditions takes the safety and wellbeing of passengers very seriously. The team have collaborated with experienced medical advisory agency Respond Global to create an extensive SailSAFE Plan, which includes enhanced onboard sanitisation protocols, a pre-screening process prior to departure, and a government approved Covid response plan. All guests and crew must complete a pre-screening process seven days prior to travel. This includes a questionnaire and visit to your GP, a recommended self-isolation to the extent possible prior to departing, and a PCR Swab test within 72 hours of boarding to be provided to Coral Expeditions medical staff at check in to be cleared for travel. More information can be found here: https://www.coralexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SailSAFE-plan-final-1.pdf
 
Please note: All health checks and the PCR Swab test will be at the customers expense 



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

About the Coral Adventurer
Launched in April 2019, Coral Adventurer is a 99 passenger ship built to take you closer to unspoiled vistas in comfort, style and safety. When Coral Expeditions set out to build Coral Adventurer, they wanted a ship that would last decades. Their search for build quality and technology took them to the shipbuilders of Norway who have a long history of building durable ships for the harsh environments of the North Sea. They then looked deep inside to capture the requirements of their guests, their crew and the areas they sail to. The result is a happy marriage of modern shipbuilding technology and cruising Australian style.
 
About the Coral Geographer
As a sister ship to Coral Adventurer, the Coral Geographer will remain true to Coral Expeditions nature of authentic expeditions. When designing the next generation of ships, Coral Expeditions stubbornly resisted the idea of large and glitzy so they can remain small enough to go to untouched places, focusing on bringing small numbers of like-minded guests closer to nature and cultures with personal attention and professional Australian service. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to go where larger vessels cannot. The 99-passenger ship will feature the same state-of-the-art specifications and expedition features as Coral Adventurer, however, due to popular demand, she will have an increased number of 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs



Accommodation Used


4 star (self rated)

- Fremantle: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges or similar

- Broome: Seashells Broome or similar

 

4.5 Star (self-rated)

- Coral Expeditions: 'Coral Geographer' or 'Coral Adventurer' Ship

 

Extra Nights
Not available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability)
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



- Pre cruise health check and PCR Swab Test
- Domestic flights
- Pre/post tour transfers
- Pre/post cruise transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended - see below for further information)



CORAL EXPEDITIONS - TRAVEL INSURANCE 
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers as protection against any unforeseen events that may necessitate the cancellation or interruption of your holiday and should be purchased at the same time as you purchase your cruise.
- Please note and share the following facts when considering insurance coverage and speaking with suppliers:
-- Coral Expeditions do not have Doctors or Nurses onboard their domestic cruises, however, the senior crew are trained and qualified in remote area first aid. If a passenger has injured themselves or is having a medical issue onboard, the crew will make contact with doctors on land to determine whether a medical evacuation is necessary. For this r
-- The domestic cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, Kimberley, Cape York and Arnhem land and Tasmania do not leave domestic waters, however, our locations are considered remote.
-- Coral Expedition ships are Australian flagged.
-- On selected International cruises there will be a Guest Doctor and a first aid room onboard Coral Adventurer and Coral Geographer. It is important to note that these services are for medical emergencies only and do not offer a clinic service.
-- Travel Insurance is required by each travelling guest and if an urgent medical event or situation occurred that required medical evacuation or offload from the ship, it is mandatory that this is financially covered by insurance or by guest payment at the time.
 
THE CORAL EXPEDITIONS EXPERIENCE 
- Coral Expeditions have built a reputation on offering a very different expedition cruise experience:
- No organised entertainment on board – instead, they offer a daily program of lectures, briefings and themed documentaries and movies.
- No multiple glitzy restaurants – but the chefs prepare fresh daily, high-quality cuisine using Australian and local ingredients.
- No ‘formal’ nights or assigned seating – you can dine with whom you please and share the day’s stories.
- No room service menus – but crew will be happy to serve you a meal in-room if you are under the weather or prefer to eat in.
- No minibars – guests love to mingle over drinks on the sundeck or in one of our comfortable lounges.
- No casino – but captains welcome you to the bridge to observe operations and have a chat.
- No butlers and spas – but all staterooms have their own ensuites, some with balconies, large picture windows or portholes, all outward facing. Serviced daily and come with nightly turndown service.
- No swimming pool – but all ships have swimming platforms from where you can take a dip in the ocean.
- No extra charge for shore excursions.
- They welcome young and old.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - ITINERARY
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Coral Expeditions will endeavour to follow the Cruise itinerary as described in the itinerary and the passenger accepts that Coral Expeditions has the right to change the itinerary, the Ship or cancel the Cruise as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions and the passenger accepts that the passenger will not be entitled to any compensation or a refund of the fare paid should this occur.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - STAFF/CREW
- Throughout your cruise, you will delight in the attentive service of the professional Australian and New Zealand residency crew. Carefully selected for their engaging personalities, attention to detail and commitment to delivering the highest standards of service, our staff will ensure you receive a warm welcome aboard.
- On each voyage, Expedition Leaders bring guests the depth of experience required to put together daily programmes given prevailing weather and local conditions. They are complemented by an expert Guest Lecturer, with knowledge of disciplines ranging from anthropology, geology, history and flora and fauna of the region, offering layers of insight relevant to your itinerary and to support the depth of immersion in your travel experience.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - ALL INCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS 
- A Coral Expeditions cruise is not about just passing through a region and seeing it from the ship’s deck. Instead, each day you will travel ashore and fully immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, fascinating history and vibrant cultures of these remarkable locations.
- On most days you’ll have the opportunity to participate in two shore excursions or activities (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), along with onboard briefings and presentations. The vast majority of excursions are included in the cruise price and in key locations, you will have the opportunity to enhance your experience through participation in optional activities (additional costs applicable) 
 
ACCESS TO REMOTE DESTINATIONS
- Access to remote destinations and communities is unique in three special ways:
- Firstly, the shallow draught of the small ships allows them to safely access and anchor in close to bays and landscapes that larger ships cannot reach, allowing a bird-eye view of spectacular beaches, bays and at times, bustling port communities.
- Secondly, the unique Xplorer tenders, comfortably appointed with shading and on-board toilet facilities, enable penetration inland with explorations into shallow rivers and streams, close to waterfalls and other extraordinary landscapes. Inflatable Zodiacs and kayaks enable guests an up-close-and-personal view of reefs, islands and atolls and allow peaceful explorations of sheltered locations.
- Lastly, the experienced Expedition Team, guided by an Expedition Leader and complemented by qualified experts with specific knowledge of local people, cultures and landscapes have the knowledge and connections, enabling unique access to areas often restricted to other travellers.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - CUISINE AND WINE
- At Coral Expeditions dining is a celebration of great food and good company enjoyed in extraordinary destinations. People and place are key to enjoyable dining experiences, where food becomes the vehicle for conversation and creating memorable occasions. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible.
- Coral Expeditions’ cuisine has a distinctly Australian accent influenced by the culinary landscape of regions we visit. Wonderful friends and unique locations will always enhance the eating experience, allowing the produce to speak for itself.
- From Australia’s Kimberley and Great Barrier Reef regions through to the exotic Spice Islands, New Guinea and islands of the South Pacific, Coral Expeditions foster a community of local providores, farmers and growers. Regional menus champion seasonality, allowing chefs to adapt menus and source local produce at its seasonal best.
 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Start your day with a tempting choice from a fresh continental or a hot breakfast. The fleet of small expedition ships offer a sumptuous hot and cold family share platters complemented by daily made-to-order specialties.
- Family share platters for lunch showcase a selection of hot and cold dishes, from salads and cold cuts to soups, fresh local seafood and seasonal tropical fruits.
- Evenings are a convivial time to dine with new friends and reflect on an exciting day of discovery over dinner. We welcome you onboard with a seafood dinner on the first night. Other evening meals vary between a barbeque, carvery or a three-course table d’hote dinner menu, when selections are offered as you enjoy table service.
- All expeditions feature a memorable pre-dinner event ashore where the crew serve sunset drinks and canapés, often on a beach, and always in a beautiful location with a sunset view. These casual ‘sundowners’ are hosted by the Captain and are the perfect time to kick off your shoes and enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail while mingling with fellow guests in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a curated beverage list featuring boutique Australian and New Zealand wines and beers.
- Each voyage the Captain hosts a Captains Table for invited guests and ship’s Officers will endeavour to host dinner guests on an evening when operational matters allow.
 
CRUISE
Meals
35 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: For most activities, a relatively low level of exertion is required. You will need to climb into and out of zodiacs and other excursion tenders for excursions ashore: there will be staff and crew members on hand to assist. Ashore, you must be able to walk moderate distances over sometimes rough terrain. There are no lifts on Coral Expeditions ships and the stairways between decks are steep, so a reasonable agility is required. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable opportunities these expeditions offer if they travel with a spirit of adventure.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



Voluntary Changes
 

This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket, date/accommodation changes or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.