The Kimberley: Broome to Darwin Cruise

The Kimberley: Broome to Darwin Cruise- Premium Adventure

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Trip code: 
WAB
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New Wildlife Holidays
Max group size:
99

An unforgettable10-night cruise in The Kimberley from Broome to Darwin

Perfected over three decades, the 10-night Kimberley cruise takes you on an unforgettable journey from Broome to Darwin. 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. Later in the season, witness Humpback Whales on their migration north to breeding grounds along the Kimberley coast.

Board a Zodiac and touch the spray from the magnificent King George River and its towering 80-metre twin falls. Join an expert guide to learn about the history of the ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock paintings. Witness waterfalls cascading off Montgomery Reef as it rises out of the ocean on the ebbing tide, whilst discovering the reef’s diverse marine life.

In 2021, the new Coral Geographer has been launched, giving you the opportunity to experience your Kimberley cruise aboard your choice of three premium vessels Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer or Coral Geographer.

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of riding the Horizontal Falls in inflatable Zodiac tender vessels
  • Get up close to Montgomery Reef and discover the tidal reef’s diverse marine life
  • Experience King George River and 80m tall twin King George waterfalls
  • Cruise the Prince Regent River to the ‘hanging garden’ King Cascades waterfall
  • Visit 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
  • Cruise aboard your choice of three premium vessels Coral AdventurerCoral Discoverer or Coral Geographer

Key information

  • 11 days / 10 nights premium small ship cruise
  • All meals while on the ship
  • Beer, house wine, spirits, juices and soft drink during lunch and dinner
  • Stay on-board the Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer; providing premium accommodation and a more personalised service compared to larger vessels.
  • All excursions and sightseeing 
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • Countries visited: Australia

What's included

  • Premium accommodation on board the Coral GeographerCoral Adventurer or Coral Discoverer
  • All excursions and sightseeing
  • Use of Xplorer and Zodiacs
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Selected wines, beers, and spirits with juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and selection of teas
  • Departure transfer on day 11 to Darwin CBD Hotel or Darwin Airport (must advise and pre-book with Exodus at least 1 month before departure)
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports, including Traditional Owner Fees 
  • Tips and gratuities for guide and crew
  • Named tour leaders, all chosen for their extensive experience and great customer feedback  

What's not included

  • Pre and post flights, pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival transfers
  • Entry visas to Australia
  • Vaccinations
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases
  • Mitchell Falls helicopter flight
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for private group trips:
020 3885 9103
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

People, Places & Planet

We work hard to create trips which improve life for the people and places we visit, and look after the planet we explore. Find out more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice here, and find out about the work of the Exodus Travels Foundation here.

Some sustainable travel highlights of this trip include:

People

How this trip helps improve life for local communities.

  • The use of local guides and Australian crew, means customers will be well informed about local traditions, and cultural and social sensitivities.
  • Coral Expeditions acknowledges the First Nations people of Australia as traditional custodians of the lands on which they work and travel, and pay respects to elders past and present.

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who travels.
  • Our trips adhere to ABTA’s industry-leading animal welfare guidelines to ensure the best possible practices with regard to working animals and wildlife viewing. Our animal welfare policy can be found here.
  • Marine Friendly SPF50+ Sunscreen available onboard all vessels for all guests to use, and to avoid harming the unique marine environment.
  • The fact that, by travelling on a smaller vessel with fewer than 100 passengers, and by using local guides & Australian crew, they ‘tread lightly’ to minimise our impact on local resources and the environment.
  • Coral Expeditions donates to the Bare Sands Turtle Sanctuary, a valuable research project, and offers logistical support to transport staff, equipment, and turtles.
  • Coral Expeditions is proudly accredited as an ecotourism cruise operator with world-leading EcoTourism Australia. Some of the initiatives they have been a part of include parting ways with plastic straws in 2018, bringing water and supplies to drought stricken small island communities, providing on board education to all guests and they have also been involved in coral species collection for the world’s largest Coral Biobank.
  • Across the Coral Expedition fleet, they are continually looking for ways to improve their sustainability to reduce waste, partner with more Organic and Fairtrade suppliers, and deliver a food and beverage experience in line with their expedition roots and beliefs.
  • Coral Expeditions have successfully implemented measures to remove P.C plastics and reduce packaging waste in their food and beverage supply chain. For example, water provided on board is packaged in reusable recycled paper-based containers with a lid made from sugar cane in Far North Queensland.

Planet

How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this trip low.

  • Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.
  • Coral Expeditions rely on a community of local providores, farmers and growers and use locally-sourced food (as much as possible) which has not been transported long distances. This ensures each regional menu champions seasonality, whilst creating delicious dishes sustainably wherever possible.
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available and included on all cruise menus, meaning passengers can opt for meals with a lower carbon footprint.

 Tips for sustainable travel on this trip

  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.

Itinerary

Broome
to
Darwin
  • Day 1

    Depart Broome

    Embark: On the day of your departure, arrive at Broome Civic Centre (Jimmy Chi Hall – 27 Weld Street, Broome) at 2:00pm to meet with the Coral Expeditions team and check in for your expedition cruise. A complimentary transfer will be provided to Deep Water Port, where boarding will begin from 4:00pm for 5:00pm departure.

    Board your Coral Expeditions ship at 4.00pm where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard as we cruise northwards towards Cape Leveque.

    As dusk falls meet your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Lacepede Islands

    The Lacepede Islands are a protected class-A nature reserve and are significant as a seabird nesting rookery for brown boobies and roseate terns. Other species often sighted at the Lacepedes include Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets and gulls. The four low-lying islands are also an important breeding and nesting habitat for green turtles.

    If weather and tide conditions are suitable, we will explore the lagoons by Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago

    The Horizontal Falls are one of the Kimberley’s biggest attractions and are a result of the mammoth 11m tides the Kimberley is renowned for. Naturalist David Attenborough described the Horizontal Falls as ‘one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.’

    The Horizontal Falls are created as the ocean thunders through a narrow gorge in the McLarty Ranges. Water builds up on one side and is forcibly pushed through the bottleneck, creating a rushing horizontal waterfall of swiftly flowing seawater. Riding the rapids on our Zodiac inflatable tenders is one of the highlights of our Kimberley expedition cruises.

    Talbot Bay is at the heart of the Buccaneer Archipelago, where rocks on the 800 or so islands are estimated at over 2 billion years old. At Cyclone Creek, you will see evidence of massive geological forces in the impressive rock formations and cruise through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island, before enjoying sunset drinks at Nares Point.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Doubtful Bay and Raft Point

    Raft Point guards the entrance to Doubtful Bay, a vast body of sheltered water which harbours significant sites such as the ancient Wandjina rock art galleries, considered some of the finest in the Kimberley. If a Traditional Owner guide is available to accompany us, we will be able to visit the galleries.

    Doubtful Bay is the traditional country of the Worrora people who follow the Wandjina, their god, law-maker and creator. Images of Wandjina are found throughout the Kimberley, recording their stories, knowledge and culture in stone.

    Other sites we aim to visit in Doubtful Bay include the mighty Steep Island and Ruby Falls at Red Cone Creek.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Montgomery Reef

    Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 400sq km and was named by Phillip Parker King. Twice daily, as the sea recedes in mammoth 11m tides, Montgomery Reef rises from the Indian Ocean in a cascade of rushing water revealing a flat-topped reef pockmarked with rockpools and rivulets.

    As the reef emerges, we get up close in our Xplorer and Zodiac inflatable tenders to witness the spectacle as our Expedition Team share their knowledge on the formation of the reef and the myriad wildlife. Opportunistic birds take advantage of the emerging reef, feeding on marine life left exposed in rock pools. Turtles and dolphins too are also attracted to feeding opportunities as the ocean recedes.

    The ocean is awash in a swirl of eddies and whirlpools as the moon’s gravitational force takes hold. Then, a few hours later the entire water-borne drama is reversed as the tide comes in and Montgomery Reef disappears below sea level.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Prince Regent River and Careening Bay

    King Cascade is a classically beautiful terraced waterfall and is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the Kimberley. Falling from a considerable height and around 50m across, water tumbles down a staggered terrace of Kimberley sandstone. Layer upon layer of the ochre-hued and blackened rock sprouts grasses, mosses and ferns in a sort of lushly vegetated hanging garden.

    We reach King Cascade after cruising in our Xplorer tender vessels down the Prince Regent River which is a remarkable anomaly as the river runs dead straight along a fault line.

    Lt. Phillip Parker King named nearby Careening Bay after he beached his leaking vessel HMC Mermaid to effect repairs. While stranded on this remote coastline for 17 days the ship’s carpenter carved HMC Mermaid 1820 into the bottle-shaped trunk of a boab tree near the beach. 200 years later, the Mermaid Boab Tree has since split into two trunks and sports a mammoth girth of 12m. Significantly, the bulbous tree is listed on the National Register of Big Trees and the carpenter’s careful inscription now stands almost as tall as a person.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Prince Frederick Harbour and Biggie Island

    Prince Frederick Harbour is one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular locations at the southern end of York Sound. The harbour is dotted with islands lined with mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of ochre-hued escarpment.

    White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here, and at low tide, expansive mudflats reveal large populations of mudskippers and mangrove crabs. We will take our Xplorer tender vessels on a cruise up Porosus Creek to view some striking rock formations.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Mitchell Falls, Winyalkan and Swift Bay

    Tumbling down the Mitchell Plateau in a series of tiered waterfalls and emerald green rock pools, the Mitchell Falls are the photogenic poster child for the Mitchell River National Park. Take a scenic heli flight (additional cost) to multi-tiered Mitchell Falls where emerald-hued rock pools cascade down the escarpment.

    Mitchell River National Park is inhabited by significant numbers of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and bird species which are lured by a year-round water source. Sandstone terraces beside tiered rock pools make a terrific viewing platform from which to savour the serenity of this ancient landscape.

    An alternative option to Mitchell Falls is exploring the sandstone caves of Hathway’s Hideaway. This mass of weathered tunnels, arches and columns form a labyrinth-like maze and was once an Aboriginal midden. Another option while anchored at Winyalkan Bay is a visit to a series Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries at Swift Bay.

    In the evening we will enjoy watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean while indulging in a gourmet BBQ.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 9

    Vansittart Bay

    Vansittart Bay is home to many cultural and historically significant sites like the remarkable Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) Aboriginal rock art galleries estimated to be up to 20,000 years old. Jar Island is so-named after the pot shards found here, brought to the island by Macassan fisherman harvesting sea cucumbers (also known as trepang).

    Nearby, on the Anjo Peninsula lays the well-preserved wreckage of a US Airforce C-53 Skytrooper aircraft, the result of a pilot losing his bearings flying from Perth to Broome in 1942 and putting down on a salt pan near present-day Truscott Airbase.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 10

    King George River and Falls

    Fed by the King George River draining across the Gardner Plateau, 80m tall King George Falls are the most impressive Kimberley waterfalls and the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Before reaching the mist-like spray rising from the base of King George Falls, we cruise through steep-sided gorges carved by a flooded river system that carved a swathe through the Kimberley landscape 400 million years ago.

    Early in the waterfall season, we may cruise around the base of impressive King George Falls while in later months we take the opportunity to view the honeycomb erosion patterns of sandstone cliffs up close.

    As our incredible Kimberley adventure draws to a close, on our last evening aboard we enjoy the Captain’s farewell drinks amongst new-found friends.

    Premium accommodation: The Coral Discoverer, Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 11

    Arrive in Darwin

    Disembark: Arrive and disembark at Darwin’s Fort Hill Wharf at 08:30am.

    Our incredible adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Darwin this morning at 8:30am.  Bid farewell to new-found friends and the Captain and crew. Post cruise transfers to CBD hotels or the airport are included. (You must advise and pre-book with Exodus at least 1 month before departure if you wish to have a departure transfer).

    If you’re not transferring directly to the airport why not spend the day enjoying the tropical city of Darwin with its landscaped waterfront and harbourside Wave Pool.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Australia

All nationalities except New Zealand require a visa for Australia. British, most EU passport holders, Canadian and US passport holders can apply for an electronic visa online. For British passport holders this is done through www.australia.org.uk.

Vaccinations

Australia

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All inclusive

  • Meals: All meals are fresh and chef-prepared onboard
  • Tea & Coffee: 24-hour barista-style coffee and tea station
  • Beverages: Selected wines, beers, juices, soft drinks and selected spirits are served complimentary with lunch and dinner. Drinks are available for purchase at other times.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Start your day with a tempting choices from a fresh continental or hot breakfast a la carte daily changing options.

Onboard, there will be a daily changing selection of plated and small sharing platter dining options that showcase the best of the region from your voyage.

Lunches showcase a selection of hot and cold dishes, from salads and cold cuts to soups, fresh local seafood and seasonal tropical fruits both individual platted and small sharing plates.

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 sharing concept dinner on the first night. Other evening meals are served over a three-course table d’Hote dinner menu, when selections are offered as you enjoy table service from the friendly dining room staff.

All Coral Expeditions feature a memorable pre-dinner event ashore where sunset drinks and canapes served, 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, beers and ciders.

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.

Beverages Onboard

Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a curated beverage list, and each evening sunset drinks are held on the Vista Deck (weather permitting) where guests relax or socialise before being invited into dinner. Each voyage the ships’ Captain hosts a welcome and farewell event with complimentary canapes and beverages.

Drinks are complimentary during Official Captains Welcome & Farewell events; and the offshore sunset drinks.  We do invite guests to join in the pre-dinner drinks at other times, but alcoholic beverages during these times will be at your own expense.

Sustainability in food and beverage

Across the Coral Expedition fleet, they are continually looking for ways to improve sustainability to reduce waste, partner with more Organic and Fairtrade suppliers, and deliver a food and beverage experience inline with expedition roots and beliefs. They have successfully implemented measures to remove P.C plastics and reduce packaging waste in their food and beverage supply chain. Since 2020 Coral Expeditions offer a selection of Eco-Friendly, Fairtrade & Organic beverage products including:

  • Pukka Tea Range: 100% certified organic herbs, ethically-sourced.
  • Veneziano Coffee: 100% fairtrade & Australian certified organic by the Biological Farmers Association.
  • Tablelands Coffee Black Mountain: Grown locally in Mareeba, Cairns Tablelands of Far North Queensland.
  • Just water: Packaged in reusable recycled paper-based containers with a lid made from sugar cane in Far North Queensland. Made in Australia with water from Victoria.

Snacks & pre-dinner canapes

In between shore adventures, the chefs will welcome you back on board with freshly baked treats or delicious canapes to accompany pre-dinner or sunset drinks. When local regulations allow, there may be the chance for impromptu stops to enjoy sunset drinks and canapés in scenic locations.

Special Meal Requirements

Vegetarian, vegans, gluten and dairy-free items are included in all menus. The chefs will happily cater to other special dietary requirements with advance notice. Please advise at time of booking.

Weather

The climate in the Kimberley (and all across Australia's North) is a tropical monsoon climate, defined by a distinct wet season and dry season.

The dry season (May to October) is characterised by clear blue skies, easterly winds and balmy days with some chilly nights. The weather is generally stable and chance of rain is unlikely. 

During the wet season (November to April), the Kimberley becomes hot and humid, wet and can be unpredictable.

Is this trip for you?

This leisurely premium adventure10 night/11 day cruise is operated by Coral Expeditions.

The day to day itinerary is indicative. No two cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same, with each expedition crafted by our experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders. Throughout the expedition there may be the need to make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

Please refer to the below that are applicable to this cruise, operated by Coral Expeditions:

Standard Booking Conditions

  • A 20% deposit of your total booking value is required upon confirmation and is non refundable.
  • Final balance must be paid 90 days before departure.

Cancellation conditions

  • Up to 90 days prior to departure- forfeit the 20% non-refundable deposit
  • 60 - 89 days prior to departure –  forfeit 50% of the relevant fare

  • At 59 to 0 days prior to departure -  forfeit 100% if the relevant fare
  • Unexpected Events – During the global COVID Pandemic, a number of sailings had been cancelled due to the pandemic.  Travel partners and their guests should be aware that such interruptions are classed as unexpected event and Coral Expeditions will issue cruise credit for future travel.  Coral Expeditions do not refund in this circumstance.
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for private group trips:
020 3885 9103
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Premium accommodation: Coral Adventurer/ Coral Discoverer/ Coral Geographer

During this premium adventure cruise, you will spend 10 nights on-board the Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer or Coral Geographer.

CORAL ADVENTURER:

Coral Adventurer deck plan
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 the Coral Adventurer, they wanted a ship that would last decades. Their search to build for quality and technology took them to the shipbuilders in Norway who have a long history of building durable ships for the harsh environments of the North Sea. Coral Expeditions also looked deep inside to capture the requirements of their guests, crew and the areas they sail to. The result is a happy marriage of modern shipbuilding technology and cruising Australian style.

Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

  • The two Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore
  • Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine
  • They have a spacious super King-sized bed
  • The 8 square metre private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two
  • A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath and separate shower complete the suite experience
  • The complimentary minibar is replenished daily
  • Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are 55.8 square metres

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

  • The two Bridge Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included
  • The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage
  • French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two gives you a private perch to watch the panorama unfold outside
  • These staterooms are located on the bridge deck with superb views and adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites
  • Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

  • Explorer Deck staterooms are located below the Bridge Deck and are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included
  • The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage
  • Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas
  • Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres

Promenade Deck Stateroom

  • Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer Deck and are identically furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included
  • The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage
  • A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside
  • Promenade Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres

Coral Deck Stateroom

  • Coral Deck Staterooms are located below the Promenade Deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included
  • The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage
  • A porthole window gives you views of the world outside
  • Coral Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres

 CORAL DISCOVERER:

Coral Discoverer deck plan
Launched in 2005, the Coral Discoverer set a new benchmark standard of sophistication in expedition cruising. Coral Discoverer is a 72 passenger ship built to take you closer to unspoiled vistas in comfort, style and safety.  Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of Australia’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines and islands. Her tender vessel, Xplorer, features a hydraulic lowering system and can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to beaches and rivers. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities.

Built to international SOLAS standards and one aim in mind; to create the ultimate small ship cruising experience. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your experience aboard Coral Discoverer will be unique.

In 2016, a significant upgrade and refresh of the facilities aboard Coral Discoverer has brought her amenities to an even higher level. The Sun Deck with circular Explorer Bar has evolved to become a new social space and the hub of on board community living.  Guest accommodation also received a substantial upgrade with the addition of six Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms providing coveted inside/outside living quarters. All other Stateroom grades also received a full upgrade with updated bathroom fixtures, soft furnishings and artwork providing an even more comfortable stay on board Coral Discoverer.

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

  • Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge
  • The six spacious Bridge Deck staterooms are 20sqm (215 square feet) in size
  • Staterooms open out onto private balconies for expansive ocean views
  • Furnished with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding

Promenade Deck (Category A) Stateroom

  • Encircled by a full-ship promenade
  • The19 spacious Promenade Deck (Category A) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size
  • Featuring picture windows for expansive ocean views
  • Furnished with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding

Promenade Deck (Category B) Stateroom- Sole use only

  • Located in the bow of the ship and encircled by a full-ship promenade
  • The two Promenade Deck (Category B) staterooms are 15sqm (160 square feet) in size
  • Featuring picture windows for expansive ocean views
  • Furnished with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding
  • These rooms are allocated for Sole Use only

Main deck (Category A) Stateroom

  • Located close to the Dining Room
  • The six spacious Main Deck (Category A) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size
  • Featuring large, twin porthole windows for expansive ocean views
  • Furnished with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding

Main Deck (Category B) staterooms

  • Located close to the Dining Room
  • The three spacious Main Deck (Category B) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size
  • Featuring twin portholes for expansive ocean views
  • Furnished with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding

CORAL GEOGRAPHER:

Coral Geographer deck plan
Launched in March 2021, Coral Expeditions are proud to introduce their newest ship – Coral Geographer.  As a sister ship to Coral Adventurer (launched April 2019), the Coral Geographer remains true to the nature of authentic expeditions. When designing their 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 features the same state-of-the-art specifications and expedition features as Coral Adventurer, however, due to popular demand, she has an increased number of 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.

Bridge Deck Balcony SuiteCoral Geographer's Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

  • There are 6 spacious and elegant suites featured on the Coral Geographer
  • They are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine
  • They have special Junior King sized beds
  • A 3.5 square metre private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two
  • The unique outside-facing bathroom with floor to ceiling windows is the feature of the suites, with an infinity bathtub with sky views
  • The complimentary minibar is replenished daily
  • Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are 37.5 square metres

Explorer Deck Balcony StateroomCoral Geographer's Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

  • Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included
  • The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage
  • Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas
  • These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck
  • Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres

Promenade Deck StateroomCoral Geographer's Promenade Deck Stateroom

  • Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included
  • The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage
  • A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside
  • Promenade Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres

Coral Deck Stateroom

Coral Geographer's Coral Deck Stateroom

  • Coral Deck Staterooms are located below the Promenade Deck and are identically furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included
  • The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage
  • A porthole window gives you views of the world outside
  • Coral Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres

Specific cabin types can be booked for sole use (subject to availability). Passengers who are paying for sole use will have a choice of Twin Bed or Junior King bed. Please enquire with our sales team for further details.

Share Policy

Accommodation on the Ship is based on twin share occupancy. If guests are travelling alone and wish to share accommodation, a roommate will be assigned to your cabin whenever possible. When pairing roommates, we always pair participants of the same sex. Please note, in the event of a share partner not being found, you will be charged the full room rate (double the twin-share fare).

 

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for private group trips:
020 3885 9103
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020 8772 3936
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020 3885 9103
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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

To find out how much your perfect cruise adventure would be and different cabin types available, call our sales team for more information and pricing details. All cruise bookings are subject to availability and on request.

All scheduled cruise departures below will depart from Broome and arrive in Darwin.

Coral Discoverer: 24 April – 4 May 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Main Deck Category B)

$AU 12,170/ $US 10,260/ £ 6,410/ $NZ 14,600/ $CA 12,180/ € 8,140

Coral Adventurer: 28 April – 8 May 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 10,600/ $US 8,930/ £ 5,580/ $NZ 12,720/ $CA 10,600/ € 7,090

Coral Geographer: 9 May – 19 May 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Adventurer: 19 May – 29 May 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Geographer: 30 May – 9 June 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Discoverer: 5 June – 15 June 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Main Deck Category B)

$AU 13,690/ $US 11,540/ £ 7,210/ $NZ 16,430/ $CA 13,700/ € 9,160

Coral Adventurer: 9 June – 19 June 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Geographer: 20 June – 30 June 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Discoverer: 26 June – 6 July 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Main Deck Category B)

$AU 13,690/ $US 11,540/ £ 7,210/ $NZ 16,430/ $CA 13,700/ € 9,160

Coral Adventurer: 30 June – 10 July 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Geographer: 11 July – 21 July 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Discoverer: 17 July – 27 July 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Main Deck Category B)

$AU 13,690/ $US 11,540/ £ 7,210/ $NZ 16,430/ $CA 13,700/ € 9,160

Coral Adventurer: 21 July – 31 July 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 11,870/ $US 10,000/ £ 6,250/ $NZ 14,240/ $CA 11,880/ € 7,940

Coral Geographer: 1 August – 11 August 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 10,600/ $US 8,930/ £ 5,580/ $NZ 12,720/ $CA 10,600/ € 7,090

Coral Discoverer: 7 August – 17 August 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Main Deck Category B)

$AU 12,170/ $US 10,260/ £ 6,410/ $NZ 14,600/ $CA 12,180/ € 8,140

Coral Adventurer: 11 August – 21 August 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 10,600/ $US 8,930/ £ 5,580/ $NZ 12,720/ $CA 10,600/ € 7,090

Coral Geographer: 22 August – 1 September 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Coral Deck stateroom)

$AU 10,600/ $US 8,930/ £ 5,580/ $NZ 12,720/ $CA 10,600/ € 7,090

Coral Discoverer: 28 August – 7 September 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Main Deck Category B)

$AU 12,170/ $US 10,260/ £ 6,410/ $NZ 14,600/ $CA 12,180/ € 8,140

Coral Discoverer: 30 September– 10 October 2023

Price based on per person twin share (Main Deck Category B)

$AU 12,170/ $US 10,260/ £ 6,410/ $NZ 14,600/ $CA 12,180/ € 8,140

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