Coral Expeditions

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Darwin Region Boat Cruises

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Coral Expeditions is a 34 year old Australian expedition cruise company. We operate and manage a fleet of 3 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 and itineraries which larger ships cannot replicate. Our operations are bespoke and focus on the guest experience which results in a more personal product.

At a time when the cruise industry is moving to larger and larger ships, we have limited the size of our ships to maximise the expedition experience. Our cuisine is prepared small batch on board, and while the style is down to earth, it reflects high quality Australian produce and wine. We operate to Australian standards of safety with Australian senior crew wherever we go. We were the first to offer interpretive programmes on our cruises and to employ Expedition Leaders, Guest Lecturers, Marine Biologists, and SCUBA Instructors – a tradition that continues today.

Our fleet of three expedition style cruise ships has been specially designed and purpose-built to our exacting standards.

Large enough to provide all the modern amenities and comforts of larger cruise ships, yet small enough to enable us to access reef and island sites inaccessible to other vessels. Australian registered and staffed, whichever Coral Expeditions small ship you choose to cruise aboard, you are assured of a personalised and unique adventure.

Join us to experience all of the icons of the Kimberley coast over ten unforgettable days cruising between Broome and Darwin. Travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art. With two landings most days you will enjoy more opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the magic of the region.

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246 Hartley Street Bungalow Queensland 4870


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Cancellation Policy

Coral Expeditions is proudly accredited as an ecotourism cruise operator with world-leading EcoTourism Australia.

Ecotourism is defined as tourism in a natural area that offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with an operator that uses resources wisely contributes to the conservation of the environment and helps local communities.

Travelers choosing products that are certified by Ecotourism Australia can be assured that those products are deemed sustainable according to the highest international standards.

In 2015 Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification program achieving Approval status by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

The GSTC are an independent body that establishes and manages global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism with the aim of increasing sustainable tourism knowledge and practices.

The GSTC Approved tick logo means that our ECO certified products are certified under a certification program namely Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification is using a Global Sustainable Tourism Council -recognised standard is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC and that the certification procedures largely meet international standards for transparency impartiality and competence.


Notification of cancellation must be received in writing. At the time we receive your cancellation the following penalties will apply:-

Great Barrier Reef:
Up to 31 days prior to departure – No fee
14 to 30 days prior to departure – forfeit 20% of the fare
7 to 13 days prior to departure – forfeit 50% of the fare
No show to 6 days prior to departure – forfeit 100% of the fare.

The Kimberley Tasmania Cape York & Arnhem Land Papua New Guinea Spice Islands & Raja Ampat Asia:
Up to 90 days prior to departure – forfeit your deposit of 20% of the fare.
60 to 89 days prior to departure – forfeit 50% of the fare.
1 to 59 days prior to departure – forfeit 100% of the fare.

A $200.00 per person fee is charged by Coral Expeditions for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed.

Date change fee made more than 90 days before departure – $500pp fee.

Date change within 90 days of departure is considered a cancellation and standard Cancellation Policy applies.

A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and Cancellation Penalties (as above) will apply.

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