Coral Expeditions

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Darwin Region Boat Cruises

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Started in 1983, our company’s original vessel, Coral Princess, a converted World War II submarine chaser, pioneered and set the standard for small ship expedition cruising in northern Australia with 5-night cruises on the Great Barrier Reef.

Today, the Coral Expeditions’ fleet includes three purpose-built small ships that can be found anywhere from the tropical waters of Australia’s north to the rugged shores of Tasmania, from the coastal villages of Papua New Guinea and the Spice Islands, to sheltered sounds and glacial fiords of New Zealand.

While our range of cruise itineraries has expanded into new regions, we have maintained our home in Cairns and continue to be the only major operator of extended small ship cruises on the Great Barrier Reef.

There are many reasons why our guests return to Coral Expeditions for a truly authentic expedition.

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246 Hartley Street Bungalow Queensland 4870


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We have entered Ecotourism Australia’s Hall of Fame 2023!

For over 20 years Coral Expeditions have been ECO Certified by EcoTourism Australia, meaning we are committed to global best practice sustainability standards and championing the environment, community, and culture. Our expeditions are deemed sustainable according to the highest international standards.

Full Terms & Conditions can be viewed here:

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

A 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

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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