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Coral Adventurer: Kimberley Cruise

Coral Adventurer: Kimberley Cruise

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Coral Adventurer accommodates 120 passengers in 60 ensuited air conditioned Staterooms, some with balconies.

She was purpose-built for the Australian cruise market – especially Kimberley cruises.

  • Two trademark Xplorer tenders cradled in the back of the ship seat all passengers and facilitate comfortable shore excursions with shaded roof, comfortable forward facing seats and open views
  • Six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration
  • Lecture lounge with multimedia capabilities for daily expedition briefings and expert presentations
  • Small on-board library featuring destinations and wildlife
  • Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allowing access to locations normally closed to large cruise ships

Return Air and 2 nights accommodation package available

2021 2022
Twin Share    

Twin Share 

 

Coral Deck $10,990 pp $9,350 pp *
Promenade Deck $12,990 pp $10,890 *pp
Explorer Deck $15.590 pp $15,290 *pp
Bridge Deck Stateroom $16,990 pp $15,590 pp
Bridge Deck Suite $21,990 pp $20,890 pp

Single Travellers *:
Limited sole use occupancy available- add 50% to twin- please enquire

Cruise Fare Includes:
Traditional Owners’ Fee, 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.

Not Included:
Scenic helicopter flights, flights before or after the cruise.

2020

10 July – 20 July 2020 Darwin – Broome
20 July – 30 July 2020 Broome – Darwin
31 July – 10 Aug 2020 Darwin – Broome
10 Aug – 20 Aug 2020 Broome – Darwin
21 Aug – 31 Aug 2020 Darwin – Broome
31 Aug – 10 Sept 2020 Broome – Darwin
11 Sept – 21 Sept 2020 Darwin – Broome
21 Sept – 01 Oct 2020 Broome – Darwin

2021

23 Apr – 03 May 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome Shoulder Season savings
03 May – 13 May 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
14 May – 24 May 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
24 May – 03 Jun 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
04 Jun – 14 Jun 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
14 Jun – 24 Jun 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
25 Jun – 05 Jul 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
05 Jul – 15 Jul 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
16 Jul – 26 Jul 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
26 Jul – 05 Aug 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
06 Aug – 16 Aug 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome Shoulder Season savings
16 Aug – 26 Aug 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin Shoulder Season savings
27 Aug – 06 Sep 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome Shoulder Season savings
06 Aug – 16 Sep 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin Shoulder Season savings

Cruise Details

Overview

Coral Expeditions’ Kimberley cruises explore a rugged land carved by powerful forces of nature, where engorged rivers overflowing with seasonal rains cut a swathe through sandstone cliffs. Natural highlights of a Kimberley expedition include waterfalls, wildlife, and mammoth tidal streams that conceal and reveal this ancient landscape twice daily. Experience a thrilling nature-based adventure riding horizontal tidal waterfalls, splashing beneath cascading falls or swimming in freshwater rock pools, when conditions allow.

  • Two trademark Xplorer tenders cradled in the back of the ship seat all passengers and facilitate comfortable shore excursions with shaded roof, comfortable forward facing seats and open views
  • Six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration
  • Lecture lounge with multimedia capabilities for daily expedition briefings and expert presentations
  • Small on-board library featuring destinations and wildlife
  • Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allowing access to locations normally closed to large cruise ships
Expedition 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 canapes and drinks on the beach as dusk settles over the Kimberley
Reverse Destination Option Available

Accommodation

All cabins are spacious and have an ensuite. Bridge deck and Explorer Deck cabins have private balconies.

  • All cabins have windows and en-suite bathrooms; Bridge and Explorer Decks have private balconies
  • Active stabilizers to dampen sea motion
  • Gym equipped with elliptical trainers and treadmills
  • Passenger elevator
  • Wi-Fi available in all guest areas

Coral Deck

  • Coral Deck Staterooms
  • Junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles
  • Wardrobe, desk and arm chair
  • A compact en-suite with toilet, shower and ample storage
  • Porthole for viewing

*Please note: You can request to have a particular cabin number. Cabins are allocated on booking, but only confirmed 30 days prior to travel. Room Request allocations are not guaranteed.

Promenade Deck

  • Promenade Deck Staterooms
  • Junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles.
  • Wardrobe, desk and arm chair
  • Compact en-suite with toilet, shower and ample storage.
  • Large picture window

*Please note: You can request to have a particular cabin number. Cabins are allocated on booking, but only confirmed 30 days prior to travel. Room Request allocations are not guaranteed.

Explorer Deck Balcony

  • Explorer Deck staterooms
  • Junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles.
  • Wardrobe, desk and arm chair
  • Compact en-suite with toilet, shower and ample storage.
  • Private balcony with seating for two

*Please note: You can request to have a particular cabin number. Cabins are allocated on booking, but only confirmed 30 days prior to travel. Room Request allocations are not guaranteed.

Bridge Deck Balcony

  • Bridge Deck staterooms (2)
  • Junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles.
  • Wardrobe, desk and arm chair
  • Compact en-suite with toilet, shower and ample storage.
  • French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two
  •  Adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites.

Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

  • 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.
  • King sized beds which can be separated into two singles.
  • 8 sq m 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.
  • A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.

Cuisine

  • Single seating dining area with communal ‘wine table’; serving buffet breakfast and lunch, and multi-course table d’hote dinners
  • Showcase galley visible to guests for fresh small-batch cuisine featuring Australian produce
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including the Explorer bar on the sundeck for sunset drinks with 180 degree views
  • Curated wine cellar featuring modestly priced boutique wines for daily drinking and exceptional vintage Australian reds

Have a question about this tour?

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Darwin
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
    National park fees
    Non-alcoholic beverages
    Services of staff
    Shore excursions by tender boat
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic beverages
    Coffee & tea
    Flights to/from your cruise
    Optional extra helicopter flights
    Souvenirs on board

Tour Plan

1

Depart Darwin

Board your ship at 8.00am for planned 9:00am departure > cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters > join our expedition staff in the lounge for an informative introduction to the Kimberley > with fellow travellers and friendly Coral Expeditions’ crew, enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks.
2

King George River & Falls

Discover the first of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers, the mighty King George > board Xplorer, our specially designed excursion vessel 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 > visit secluded Tranquil Bay for beach walking and exploration
3

Vansittart Bay & DC3 Plane Crash & Jar Isalnd

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)
4

Hathway's Hideaway & 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 we indulge in a gourmet BBQ on the sundeck or the beach
5

Bigge Island & Careening Bay

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 > 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
6

Prince Regent River & King Cascade

Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Xplorer to breathtaking King Cascades, 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
7

Montgomery Reef & Doubtful Bay

Savour 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 > discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks > cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay
8

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
9

Horizontal Falls & Buccaneer Archipelago

Meander through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 islands > in Talbot Bay the region’s 12 metre tides create an amazing 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 > explore Silica Beach on Hidden Island with its stunning white sands and crystal clear waters
10

Lacepede Islands

Explore Pender Bay and subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef > 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 > board the Zodiacs and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns > the islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting > this evening we reflect on this wonderful expedition with new-found friends as we enjoy the Captain’s farewell drinks
11

Arrive in Broome

Our adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Broome this morning at 8:00am > if you’re not transferring directly to the airport why not spend the day visiting world-famous Cable Beach or stroll the historic streets of Chinatown in central Broome > post cruise transfers included

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 2021  2022
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Coral Deck $10,990 pp  $9,350 pp
Promenade Deck $12,990 pp $10,890 pp
Explorer Deck $15,590 pp $15,290 pp
Bridge Deck Stateroom  $16,990 pp N/A $15,590 pp  N/A
Bridge Deck Suite $21,990 pp N/A $20,890 pp  N/A

Single Travellers *:
Limited sole use occupancy available- add 50% to twin- please enquire

Cruise Fare Includes:
Traditional Owners’ Fee, 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.

Not Included:
Scenic helicopter flights, flights before or after the cruise.

2021

23 Apr – 03 May 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
03 May – 13 May 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
14 May – 24 May 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
24 May – 03 Jun 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
04 Jun – 14 Jun 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
14 Jun – 24 Jun 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
25 Jun – 05 Jul 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
05 Jul – 15 Jul 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
16 Jul – 26 Jul 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
26 Jul – 05 Aug 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
06 Aug – 16 Aug 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
16 Aug – 26 Aug 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
27 Aug – 06 Sep 2021 Darwin- Broome 10 Nights Darwin – Broome
06 Aug – 16 Sep 2021 Broome – Darwin 10 Nights Broome – Darwin
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