Coral Adventurer *2019*

ITINERARY and PRICE: 10 NIGHTS BROOME-DARWIN

Stateroom

2019

  Twin Share Sole Use 
Coral Deck $10,695 pp $16,043
Promenade Deck $11,595 pp $17,393
Explorer Deck $12,595 pp $18,893
Bridge Deck Stateroom $12,995 pp N/A
Bridge Deck Suite $14,995 pp N/A
Single Travellers: Limited sole use occupancy available
Cruise fare includes: Meals; Shore excursions by tender boat; Crew; Services of expedition staff including lectures, briefings, slide/film presentations, and other group activities; 24 hour tea/coffee station. Beer / wine with dinner
Cruise fare does not include: Flights before or after the cruise; Mitchell Falls helicopter flight

 

K.C.C 20th Anniversary Sale – $499 Flight + hotel

AIRFARES CAPPED AT $499 pp or $500 pp GHAN VOUCHER
2 FREE HOTEL NIGHTS: 1 night in Darwin & 1 night in Broome OR 2 nights in one place.
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Combine this cruise with a Kimberley Spirit 4wd tour

10% off the 12 Night Kimberley Loop 4wd tour: See the highlights of the Kimberley’s interior including the Gibb River Road, Bungle Bungles and Geikie Gorge on a guided, accommodated 4wd tour. 
Click here for the 4wd itinerary and deduct 10% of the cost of the 4wd trip when booking your Kimberley cruise with us!

Broome-Darwin cruise itinerary

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Day 1: Depart Broome

The start of your Kimberley Expedition Cruise. Board your ship at 4.30pm for  a planned 6.00pm departure > Check in to your cabin and participate in safety briefin g> Enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks with fellow travellers and friendly Coral Expeditions’ crew, > Take in stunning views from the sundeck as we cruise north towards Cape Leveque
 

Day 2: Lacepede Islands

Explore Pender Bay on the Damper Peninsula >Visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef (subject to weather and tides) > This nature reserve has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest such population in the world > Disembark to board a Zodiac and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, Frigatebirds, Egrets, Gulls and Terns > The islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, and it is often seen nesting here
   

DAY 3: Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago

Travel ashore to Hidden Island for a walk on the fine white sands of Silica Beach > Cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 sandstone islands, created by a drowned coastline > In Talbot Bay the region’s 12 metre tides create an one-of-a-kind spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls, described by legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders in the world” > the amazing power of the falls is revealed when the region’s 12 metre tides turn, forcing millions of litres of water to rush through the narrow gaps between cliffs > board the Zodiacs for an exhilarating ride through the falls
   

DAY 4: Raft Point

Cruise through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry > travel ashore at imposing Raft Point and visit a secluded and very interesting Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion) > explore Red Cone Creek
   

Day 5: Doubtful Bay and Montgomery Reef

Cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay before savoring a truly unforgettable moment as Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tide ebbs > join our Expedition Staff aboard the Xplorer and Zodiacs to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks
   
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Day 6: Prince Regent River and King Cascade

Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Xplorer to the breathtaking King Cascade, an unusual and picturesque waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations > enjoy a picnic lunch at beautiful Camp Creek, where there is also time for a cooling dip in the freshwater pools
   

Day 7: Careening Bay and Bigge Island

Explore Careening Bay; named by early explorer Phillip Parker King after his ship ‘HMC Mermaid’ was careened for repairs during his second voyage of discovery in the Kimberley > our Expedition Team will lead us to the site of a remarkable boab tree bearing the inscription “HMC Mermaid – 1820”, still clearly visible almost 200 years later > discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art > hear from our Guest Lecturers about these traditional art forms and the myths from the dreamtime that inspired them
   

Day 8: Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls

Anchor in Winyalken Bay > travel ashore aboard Xplorer to explore the maze of natural sandstone caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway > consider an optional scenic heli-flight over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls (additional expense) > this evening enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as you enjoy a BBQ on the sundeck or the beach
   

Day 9: Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island

Join our Expedition Leader on a walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II > visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery > with our Guest Lecturers, see fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years
 

Day 10: King George River and Falls

Visit secluded Tranquil Bay for beach walking and exploration > discover the mighty King George River, one of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers and the last we will encounter > board Xplorer and explore scenic gorges > take to our inflatable Zodiacs and cruise close to the base of magnificent King George Falls, the tallest single-drop waterfalls in Western Australia, towering some 80 metres above the river below
   
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Day 11: Expedition concludes in Darwin

Our incredible adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Darwin this morning at 8:00am > bid farewell to new-found friends and the Captain and crew > post cruise transfers in Darwin included

Please Note: These itineraries are an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. While every effort will be made to follow this itinerary we do reserve the right to vary this itinerary to make allowances for weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.