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Coral Expeditions

246 Hartley St | Bungalow, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4040 9999
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Magnificent Barrier Reef Cruise

I did the 7 day trip as a solo and was really amazed at the calibre of this trip. Accommodation was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ShelleyQ008
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
The majesty of the GBR seen in all its glory

Off on a four day cruise to Cook Town, Lizard Island and the outer reef. Cruise vessel and crew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GrahamMorrison
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Sydney, Australia
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WELCOME TO CORAL EXPEDITIONS Coral Expeditions is a 34-year-old Australian expedition cruise company. We operate & manage a fleet of three small ships taking guests to some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered, regions of Asia-Pacific. Over 5,000 travellers from all over the world come to us every year for our relaxed small ship atmosphere & tailor-made itineraries which larger ships cannot replicate. The personal interactions with the expedition team & other guests creates a intimate experience, which maximises the adventurous spirit and expedition atmosphere of our cruises. Coral Expeditions’ cuisine is prepared on board, & while the style is down to earth, it reflects high-quality Australian produce & wine. We operate to Australian safety standards with Australian senior crew wherever we go. We were the first to offer interpretive programmes on our cruises & to employ Expedition Leaders, Guest Lecturers, Marine Biologists, & Scuba Instructors – a tradition that continues today.
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246 Hartley St | Bungalow, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did the 7 day trip as a solo and was really amazed at the calibre of this trip. Accommodation was very comfortable, all meals were well presented and wholesome. The staff in all areas make the difference for this trip. The daily activities were...More

Thank ShelleyQ008
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off on a four day cruise to Cook Town, Lizard Island and the outer reef. Cruise vessel and crew were great. Food excellent and all scuba and dive gear included. A little rough at times, but this didn’t dampen anyone’s excitement and participation in all...More

Thank GrahamMorrison
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful 4 night cruise of the GBR Cooktown and Lizard Island. Terrific food, beautiful reef and great staff. Seas were a little rough in patches, but thanks to the warnings - nothing a seasickness tablet couldn’t fix. Snorkeling even with a spring suit was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a marvellous expedition taking 11 days, 10 nights from Broome to Darwin. With 72 passengers, 22 crew a very experienced expedition leader and 2 very knowledgeable guest lecturers it was a great experience. The ship, the good sized cabins, the common area facilities...More

Thank Joy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a three-day cruise of the Great Barrier Reef south from Cairns to Nathan Reef, and back again. It was a fantastic experience. The ship accommodated 50 passengers, and its size allowed us access to the reef for a wonderful exploration. The cabin was...More

Thank glenn p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from a 10 day Kimberley cruise on Coral Discoverer. This is a fantastic way to see nature at its best. The ship itself is an ideal size with better than average size cabins- 72 passengers. It is an expedition (that you become...More

Thank Mal K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from the most terrific 10-day cruise of the Kimberley coast from Broome to Darwin with Coral Expeditions on the Coral Discoverer. The boat was a great size--72 guests--which allowed it to get in close to see things and to launch the Xplorer...More

Thank Laurel M
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We spent 4 nights sailing around the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the excursions are snorkelling the reef which was absolutely amazing.The ship was very comfortable with good size cabins and nice common areas. The food was very good, well presented and more then enough...More

Thank smr2017
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I can only echo Mainman's review of this expedition trip that we took at the same time. I was in awe of the pioneers who tried to settle these regions years ago. Absolutely in a state of utter respect for the first Australians who managed...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The Kimberley region of Australia is a remote area in northwest Australia located roughly between Darwin and Broome. The area is known for some of the most unusual geography in the world especially the Horizontal Falls, Montgomery Reef, and aboriginal rock art reputed to be...More

4  Thank mainman2015
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Bej80237
27 December 2017|
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Response from ricgrey44 | Reviewed this property |
This particular cruise from Cairns to Cooktown allowed for two dives/snorkel per day in two different dive sites. You can do both on the one site if you wish. July through September is warm and generally calmer seas, Vis... More
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JanBJZ
30 December 2016|
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Response from dennis r | Reviewed this property |
The purser will place valuables in the safe.
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JanBJZ
30 December 2016|
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Response from Jeff G |
Pursers will lock up belongings. Coral Expeditions can arrange storage of belongings at office or in partner hotel facilities whilst on board around the country.
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