Remote Northern Australian Coastline with Coral Expeditions

Cruise Express

Australian owned and operated

Cruising the Kimberley & Top End

Magnificent coastal voyages with Coral Expeditions 

Discover the world’s oldest culture with Coral Expeditions on immersive, insightful and inclusive expedition cruises of the remote Northern Australian coastline.

Experience traditions unchanged for centuries, sacred rock art and remote lands only permitted accessible by a fortunate few. Expedition cruise options include:

• The Kimberley (Darwin to Broome /Broome to Darwin)
• Cape York & Arnhem Land (Darwin to Cairns /Cairns to Darwin)
• Torres Strait & Cape York (Cairns to Horn Island / Horn Island to Cairns)

Coral Expeditions has adopted proven SailSAFE health protocols including an all-Australian crew and guest base. Offering flexible booking and deposit protection terms also ensures booking with confidence and peace of mind.

Ship Information

These magnificent itineraries will be aboard Coral Discoverer & Coral Adventurer. These ships set a new benchmark standard of sophistication in expedition cruising and are built to take you closer to unspoiled vistas in comfort, style and safety. Their shallow draught and maneuverability allow them to reach some of Australia’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines and islands.

Up to two trademark Xplorer tenders that seat all passengers for shore excursions
Two zodiacs for more intrepid exploration
Kayaks & Scuba equipment
Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allowing access to locations closed to large cruise ships
Guest seating in the open bridge gives a vantage point of ship operations
Wine cellar featuring boutique Australian wines
Over 1000 square metres of open deck space
Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including the Explorer Bar on the sundeck
Active stabilisers to dampen sea motion

The Kimberley

10 nights - Darwin to Broome | Broome to Darwin

Multiple departures between May and September 2024

Perfected over three decades, Coral Expedition’s 10-night Kimberley cruise takes you on an unforgettable journey between Darwin and Broome. Expert guides interpret 40,000-year-old rock art and retrace the history of Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline 200 years ago.

  • Experience the thrill of the Horizontal Falls in inflatable Zodiac tenders
  • At Montgomery Reef discover the tidal reef’s diverse marine life
  • Witness King George River and 80m tall twin King George waterfalls
  • Cruise the Prince Regent River to the ‘hanging garden’ King Cascade waterfall
  • Encounter Indigenous rock art galleries and learn about ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art
  • Spot native wildlife and birdlife in their natural habitat
  • View the Kimberley landscape by air on a scenic helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls (additional cost)
  • Enjoy sunset canapés and drinks on the beach as dusk settles over the Kimberley
from $11,850* per person twin share, all-inclusive

Cape York & Arnhem Land

11 nights - Cairns to Darwin or Darwin to Cairns

1 April 2025

This expedition across the Tip of Australia offers an immersion into the diverse and ancient Indigenous cultures of remote Cape York, Arnhem Land and the Torres Strait Islands. This small ship voyage into prehistoric landscapes allows your expert guides to interpret your surroundings including the world’s oldest rock art. Sail to secluded Lizard Island where you will snorkel in azure waters over giant clam gardens.
  • Be immersed in the world’s oldest surviving culture in Arnhem Land
  • Spend a full day exploring the rugged Cobourg Peninsula for historical ruins and fascinating wildlife
  • With a local guide, visit the remote and culturally rich Tiwi Islands
  • Learn about Indigenous art at Elcho Island and Maningrida Art Centres
  • Stand on the very tip of Australia at Cape York for a champagne sunrise
  • Visit Thursday Island and learn about the cultures of the Torres Strait
  • Explore Lizard Island and the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover the Arnhem Land coast, once the trading ground of the Macassan people

from $13,480* per person twin share, all-inclusive

Torres Strait & Cape York

10 nights - Cairns to Horn Island | Horn Island to Cairns

21 & 31 October 2024 | 24 October & 3 November 2025

Join Coral Expeditions on a small ship adventure to explore the mystical Torres Strait Islands and the remote coastlines to the tip of Cape York. Share an intimate expedition onboard Coral Discoverer with a maximum of 72 guests that takes in small islands and reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef, Cape York coastal walks and the magic and mystery of our rarely seen Torres Strait Islands

  • Experience the vibrant art, culture and natural beauty of the Torres Strait Islands, including community visits of Badu and Moa Islands
  • Land at the northernmost tip of Australia at Pajinka on Cape York for a sunset or sunrise champagne toast
  • Experience remote Osprey Reef, called an “oasis for living creatures of all kinds” by Sir David Attenborough.
  • Snorkel remote reefs and bird-watch at Davie Cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore Lizard Island’s reefs and beaches and hike to historic Cook’s Look
  • Share time with local artists and purchase from the source in community art centres
  • View rock art at Stanley Island, with interpretation by a traditional owner guide
  • Learn about Indigenous culture and maritime history at Cooktown and Restoration Island

from $11,450* per person twin share, all-inclusive. Limited Availability

Call 1300 766 537 or complete the enquiry form below

The Kimberley, Cape York, Arnhem Land & Torres Strait Expedition Cruises

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: *Prices are advertised in Australian dollars and are per person based on twin share. Single pricing is available on request. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Prices are based on specific departure dates: Kimberley Cruise - Cape York & Arnhem Land - based on March 2024 departure. Torres Strait & Cape York - based on October 2024 departure. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such errors or omissions. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit. A deposit of 20% will be required upon booking confirmation. Final payment will be due 90 days before departure. The following cancellation fees will apply: Cancel 90+ days prior to departure - loss of deposit. Cancel 89 - 60 days prior to departure - 50% cancellation. Cancel 59 - 0 days prior to departure - 100% cancellation. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All passengers must follow specific COVID-19 declaration and testing requirements pre-cruise. Please ensure you have read the full Terms & Conditions and the SailSAFE documentation that your Cruise Express Travel Specialist will provide and that you understand the process and requirements at time of booking. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended at the time of paying your deposit.

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