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Coral Discoverer

All meals served with house wine and beer
Specialist Expedition Leaders and Lecturers
Optional Mitchell Falls Heli flight (own expense)
Professional Australian and New Zealand crew.
All excursions and sightseeing
Use of Xplorer and Zodiacs
Daily lectures and briefings
Selected wines, beers, and spirits with juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
Coffee and selection of teas
All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports, including Traditional Owner Fees
Tips and gratuities

One of our most popular boats in the Kimberley; The Coral Discoverer is large enough to provide luxury & convenience yet, with just 72 passengers, still manages to provide an intimate cruising experience..........

Prices, Dates & Availability 2021

10 Night The Kimberley - Darwin to Broome

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
16 April 26 April 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Filling Fast
07 May 17 May 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Call Us
30 July 09 August 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Filling Fast
20 August 30 August 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
10 September 20 September 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
01 October 11 October 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available

10 Night The Kimberley - Broome to Darwin

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
09 August 19 August 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
30 August 09 September 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
20 September 30 September 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
11 October 21 October 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available

Cabin Rates 2021

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom $19,490
Promenade Deck (Category A) $16,890
Promenade Deck (Category B) $23,985 (Sole Use)
Main Deck (Category A) $14,290
Main Deck (Category B) $12,990

* All prices are per person & based on Twin share unless otherwise listed

Prices, Dates & Availability 2022

10 Night The Kimberley - Broome to Darwin

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
25 April 25 May 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
06 June 16 June 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
27 June 07 July 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
18 July 28 July 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
08 August 18 August 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
29 August 08 September 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available
19 September 29 September 10 Night Kimberley Broome Darwin Available

10 Night The Kimberley - Darwin to Broome

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
15 April 25 April 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
06 May 16 May 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
17 June 27 June 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
08 July 18 July 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
29 July 08 August 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
19 August 29 August 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available
09 September 19 September 10 Night Kimberley Darwin Broome Available

Cabin Rates 2022

Cabin (2022) Twin Share Per Person
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom $16,990
Promenade Deck (Category A) $14,290
Promenade Deck (Category B) $19,725 (Sole Use)
Main Deck (Category A) $12,550
Main Deck (Category B) $11,990

* All prices are per person & based on Twin share unless otherwise listed

Itineraries

11 Day Discoverer Itinerary – Broome to Darwin

Day 1

BROOME

The start of your Kimberley Expedition Cruise. Board your ship at 4.0pm for a 5.00pm departure. 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

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 (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 & BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO

The visual delight of the Buccaneer Archipelago reveals Talbot Bay. Here we find the natural wonder of the Horizontal Falls. The changing tide thunders through narrow gorges in the McLarty Ranges, and you can experience the thrill of traversing the falls at high speed aboard inflatable tenders. At Cyclone Creek, view evidence of massive geological forces in the impressive rock formations, or take an Xplorer cruise through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island, before enjoying sunset drinks at Nares Point.

Day 4

DOUBTFUL BAY

Raft Point guards the entrance to this iconic area, with a host of destinations such as the mighty Sale River, Steep Island and Ruby Falls at Red Cone Creek. There may also be an opportunity to meet the Worrora people and experience the wonderous Wandjina art of Raft Point.

Day 5

MONTGOMERY REEF

Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 300 sq km. Named by Phillip Parker King, this marvelous reef is home to several species of marine turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and crocodiles. As the reef emerges from the sea at low tide, we get up close in the Xplorer and inflatables to witness the spectacle. Our guides will share their knowledge on the formation of the reef and the myriad wildlife here.

Day 6

PRINCE REGENT RIVER & CAREENING BAY

Running on a fault line, this straight river is a haven for native species. If the tide is right, there may be an opportunity for swimming at Camp Creek, and here we visit the beautiful King Cascade. See the National Heritage Listed ‘Mermaid Tree’ at Careening Bay. It still bears the name carved by the crew of Phillip Parker King’s ship HMS Mermaid when the ship was repaired here in 1820.

Day 7

PRINCE FREDERICK HARBOUR

At the southern end of the York Sound lies one of the most spectacular locations in the Kimberley: Prince Frederick Harbour. It is home to many islands, mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of steep red escarpment. White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here, and at low tide expansive mudflats reveal large populations of various mudskippers and mangrove crabs. Spot massive saltwater crocodiles on a cruise up Porosus Creek, visit art sites, and marvel at rock formations.

Day 8

MITCHELL FALLS, WINYALKAN, & SWIFT BAY

Carved through layers of sandstone, Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level. The option to take a scenic helicopter flight will give you a breathtaking view, or alternatively explore the sandstone caves of Hathway’s Hideaway or enjoy a catch and release fishing excursion*. Swift Bay reveals a series of fine Wandjina art galleries.

Day 9

VANSITTART BAY

Vansittart Bay contains many sites of cultural and historical significance. Here we have opportunity to view the remarkable Gwion Gwion galleries and Macassan sites at Jar Island. On the Anjo Peninsula, discover the wreckage of the downed C-53 Skytrooper, well-preserved since it crashed in 1942.

Day 10

KING GEORGE RIVER AND FALLS

At over 80 metres, King George Falls are the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Feel humbled by nature’s awesome force as thousands of tonnes of water cascade over the ancient sandstone cliffs. Early in the season, you may cruise under the mist of the falls, while in later months we get up close to the sandstone walls to view the honeycomb erosion patterns.

Day 11

DARWIN

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 in Darwin included.

11 Day Discoverer Itinerary – Darwin to Broome

Day 1

DARWIN

Board your ship at 8.00am for a 9:00am departure. As we cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters, join our expedition staff in the lounge for an informative introduction to the Kimberley. Meet and mingle with fellow guests and crew at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

Day 2

KING GEORGE RIVER AND FALLS

At over 80 metres, King George Falls are the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Feel humbled by nature’s awesome force as thousands of tonnes of water cascade over the ancient sandstone cliffs. Early in the season, you may cruise under the mist of the falls, while in later months we get up close to the sandstone walls to view the honeycomb erosion patterns.

Day 3

VANSITTART BAY

Vansittart Bay contains many sites of cultural and historical significance. Here we have opportunity to view the remarkable Gwion Gwion galleries and Macassan sites at Jar Island. On the Anjo Peninsula, discover the wreckage of the downed C-53 Skytrooper, well-preserved since it crashed in 1942. With our Guest Lecturers, see fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.

Day 4

MITCHELL FALLS, WINYALKAN, & SWIFT BAY

Carved through layers of sandstone, Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level. The option to take a scenic helicopter flight will give you a breathtaking view, or alternatively explore the sandstone caves of Hathway’s Hideaway or enjoy a catch and release fishing excursion*. Swift Bay reveals a series of fine Wandjina art galleries. This evening enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as we indulge in a gourmet BBQ on the sundeck or the beach.

Day 5

PRINCE FREDERICK HARBOUR

At the southern end of the York Sound lies one of the most spectacular locations in the Kimberley: Prince Frederick Harbour. It is home to many islands, mangroves and monsoon rainforests, set against a backdrop of steep red escarpment. White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here, and at low tide expansive mudflats reveal large populations of various mudskippers and mangrove crabs. Spot massive saltwater crocodiles on a cruise up Porosus Creek, visit art sites, and marvel at rock formations.

Day 6

PRINCE REGENT RIVER & CAREENING BAY

Running on a fault line, this straight river is a haven for native species. If the tide is right, there may be an opportunity for swimming at Camp Creek, and here we visit the beautiful King Cascade. See the National Heritage Listed ‘Mermaid Tree’ at Careening Bay. It still bears the name carved by the crew of Phillip Parker King’s ship HMS Mermaid when the ship was careened here for repairs in 1820.

Day 7

MONTGOMERY REEF

Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 300 sq km. Named by Phillip Parker King, this marvelous reef is home to several species of marine turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and crocodiles. As the reef emerges from the sea at low tide, we get up close in the Xplorer and inflatables to witness the spectacle. Our guides will share their knowledge on the formation of the reef and the myriad wildlife here.

Day 8

DOUBTFUL BAY

Raft Point guards the entrance to this iconic area, with a host of destinations such as the mighty Sale River, Steep Island and Ruby Falls at Red Cone Creek. There may also be an opportunity to meet the Worrora people and experience the wonderous Wandjina art of Raft Point.

Day 9

HORIZONTAL FALLS & BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO

The visual delight of the Buccaneer Archipelago reveals Talbot Bay. Here we find the natural wonder of the Horizontal Falls. The changing tide thunders through narrow gorges in the McLarty Ranges, and you can experience the thrill of traversing the falls at high speed aboard inflatable tenders. At Cyclone Creek, view evidence of massive geological forces in the impressive rock formations, or take an Xplorer cruise through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island, before enjoying sunset drinks at Nares Point.

Day 10

THE LACEPEDE ISLANDS

Subject to weather and tides, we 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 here. This evening we enjoy the Captain’s farewell drinks.

Day 11

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.

Inclusions & Options

Your expedition includes:

All meals served with house wine and beer
Specialist Expedition Leaders and Lecturers
Professional Australian and New Zealand crew.
All excursions and sightseeing
Use of Xplorer and Zodiacs
Daily lectures and briefings
Selected wines, beers, and spirits with juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
Coffee and selection of teas
All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports, including Traditional Owner Fees
Tips and gratuities

Optional extras:

Optional Mitchell Falls Heli flight (own expense)

Deck Plan & Cabins

Cabins:

Bridge Deck Balcony

20 m2

Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge, our six spacious Bridge Deck staterooms are 20sqm (195 square feet) in size and open out onto private balconies for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Promenade Deck (Category A) Stateroom

18 m2

Encircled by a full-ship promenade, our 19 spacious Promenade Deck (Category A) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Promenade Deck (Category B) Stateroom

15 m2

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

Main Deck (Category A) Stateroom

18 m2

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

Main Deck (Category B) Stateroom

18 m2

Located close to the Dining Room, our six spacious Main Deck (Cat. B) staterooms feature twin portholes for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Deck Plan:

More About This Ship:

Whether your interest is natural history, wildlife, geology, early exploration, culture or simply enjoying the cruising experience a Coral Expeditions cruise is for you.

Following her full refurbishment in 2016, the Coral Discoverer offers five different grades of staterooms, ranging from Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms to Main Deck Staterooms. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are on the top deck and have private balconies opening out from French windows. All rooms are furnished with contemporary flair and feature original artwork, a small private en-suite, individually-controlled air-conditioning, an iPod dock, ample storage and Australian toiletries.

All staterooms are serviced daily. Each stateroom is spacious, sized between 15sqm (161 square feet) to 20 sqm (215 square feet) and has either a balcony, feature picture windows or porthole windows. The Coral Discoverer features plenty of open deck space and air-conditioned lounge areas for guest comfort. There are outdoor and indoor bars and single-seating dining indoors. The Captain welcomes you on the bridge to observe ship operations and have a friendly chat.

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