Remote Northern Australian Coastline with Coral Expeditions

Cruise Express

Australian owned and operated

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

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:

Cape York & Arnhem Land (Darwin to Cairns // Cairns to Darwin)

• Torres Strait & Cape York (Cairns to Horn Island // Horn Island to Cairns)

• NEW – Across the Top (Broome to Cairns // Cairns to Broome)

Coral Expeditions have 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 tender 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 giving 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

Cape York & Arnhem Land

11 nights | Cairns to Darwin or Darwin to Cairns

departing 5 October 2022| 23 March 2023 | 11 October 2023

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 $12,590 per person twin share, all-inclusive

Torres Strait & Cape York

10 nights | Cairns to Horn Island or Horn Island to Cairns

 departing 3 November 2021 | 13 November 2021 | 12 October 2022 |22 October 2022

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 $10,900 per person twin share, all-inclusive. Limited Availability

Across the Top

18 night | Cairns to Broome or Broome to Cairns

departing 1 January 2022 | 20 January 2022

Birdwatching at some of Australia’s most vibrant Important Bird Areas such as the Lacepede Islands and Adele Island for sightings of rare seabirds.
Experience the thrill of riding the tidal rapids through Horizontal Falls aboard a Zodiac and feel the power of majestic King George Falls in full flow in the wet season
Step ashore and stand at the tip of Australia on Cape York to enjoy a sunset or sunrise toast
Beachcomb and explore remote islands and sand cays of the outer reaches of the Coral Sea
Dive with sharks and diverse marine species at Osprey Reef – one of the best dive sites in the world
Meet traditional elders and share storytelling and sacred rock art sites at Stanley Island and Groote Eylandt.

from $13,450 per person twin share, all-inclusive

Call 1300 766 537 or complete the enquiry form below

The Kimberley, Cape York, Arnhem Land & The 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. Pricing is correct as at 20 September 2021. 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. 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.

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