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Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I)

The 3 night Southern Expedition itinerary takes guests to some of the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s most biologically significant areas.
From the mangrove channel at Hinchinbrook Island to the ancient rainforest of Dunk Island, and the untouched remoteness of Sudbury Cay, guests onboard will experience a myriad habitats, both on land and at sea. This immersive itinerary has been designed to provide ample time to explore the Reef through snorkelling, SCUBA diving and glass bottom boat tours, Spend time exploring the underwater world’s of Coates and Nathan Reefs, and visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island – you may even be able to swim with a Sea Turtle just off the beach!
Enjoy presentations – including interactive “touch and feel” presentations, where you can see the Reef’s endemic species up close – by our Marine Biologist, learning about the area’s unique eco system and marine biodiversity. Cruise through the Hinchinbrook Channel by Glass Bottom Boat and wader along the Haven track, surrounded by mangroves. When you’ve had your fill of exploring, enjoy sunset drinks on private Sudbury Cay, and sumptuous welcome seafood buffet onboard, perhaps followed by an evening fish feed, from our easily accessed platform. For a Great Barrier Reef experience that offers a combination of rainforest, mangrove and reef, the 3 night itinerary is an excellent choice

18 January, 2019 to 21 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I), departing on 18 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin Sole £ 995 GBP pp
Limited sole use occupancy available.
Cabin £ 995 GBP pp
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.
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Stateroom £ 1129 GBP pp
Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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Upper Deck Stateroom £ 1225 GBP pp
Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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Deluxe Stateroom £ 1305 GBP pp
Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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25 January, 2019 to 28 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I), departing on 25 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin Sole £ 995 GBP pp
Limited sole use occupancy available.
Cabin £ 995 GBP pp
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.
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Stateroom £ 1129 GBP pp
Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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Upper Deck Stateroom £ 1225 GBP pp
Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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Deluxe Stateroom £ 1305 GBP pp
Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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01 February, 2019 to 04 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I), departing on 01 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin Sole £ 995 GBP pp
Limited sole use occupancy available.
Cabin £ 995 GBP pp
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.
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Stateroom £ 1129 GBP pp
Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Stateroom £ 1225 GBP pp
Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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Deluxe Stateroom £ 1305 GBP pp
Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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08 February, 2019 to 11 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I), departing on 08 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin Sole £ 995 GBP pp
Limited sole use occupancy available.
Cabin £ 995 GBP pp
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.
view cabin photo
Stateroom £ 1129 GBP pp
Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Stateroom £ 1225 GBP pp
Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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Deluxe Stateroom £ 1305 GBP pp
Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
15 February, 2019 to 18 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I), departing on 15 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin Sole £ 995 GBP pp
Limited sole use occupancy available.
Cabin £ 995 GBP pp
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.
view cabin photo
Stateroom £ 1129 GBP pp
Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Stateroom £ 1225 GBP pp
Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Stateroom £ 1305 GBP pp
Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
22 February, 2019 to 25 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I), departing on 22 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin Sole £ 995 GBP pp
Limited sole use occupancy available.
Cabin £ 995 GBP pp
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.
view cabin photo
Stateroom £ 1129 GBP pp
Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Stateroom £ 1225 GBP pp
Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Stateroom £ 1305 GBP pp
Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
01 March, 2019 to 04 March, 2019 Make a booking request for Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I), departing on 01 March, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin Sole £ 995 GBP pp
Limited sole use occupancy available.
Cabin £ 995 GBP pp
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.
view cabin photo
Stateroom £ 1129 GBP pp
Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Stateroom £ 1225 GBP pp
Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Stateroom £ 1305 GBP pp
Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.
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Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I) itinerary:

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DAY 1: CAIRNS AND THETFORD REEF
Board at Cairns’ Cruise Liner Terminal at 10:00am > Cruise out of Cairns via Trinity Bay > Enjoy a scenic view of Port Douglas Village > Arrive at our first exclusive mooring site: cruises alternate between Thetford Reef, Coates Reef, and Nathan Reef > Disembark to enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving over magnificent coral gardens > Explore without getting your feet wet on a glass bottom boat tour > View a fish feeding display, and presentation by Marine Biologist > > Sunset drinks aboard the deserted Sudbury Sand Cay, a virtual deserted island! > Back onboard, dine on Captain’s Welcome Seafood Buffet
DAY 2: HINCHINBROOK CHANNEL AND ISLAND BEACH BBQ
Cruise the scenic Hinchinbrook Channel, separating Hinchinbrook Island from the mainland > possible sightings include crocodiles, dolphins, whales, turtles and dugongs > interpretive commentary and mangrove tour > discover a tropical island > guided bushwalk > gourmet Aussie beach BBQ meal > snorkel and dive over the island’s fringing reef showcasing a giant clam garden > kayaking and glass bottom boat tours > relax on the sandy beach
DAY 3: DUNK ISLAND RAINFOREST AND NATHAN REEF
Rainforest walk on tropical Dunk Island with naturalist guides > look for the striking electric-blue Ulysses butterfly > afternoon to discover colourful Nathan Reef > snorkel, SCUBA dive and glass bottom boat tours > interactive marine biology presentation at the onboard display tank
DAY 4: FITZROY ISLAND AND CAIRNS
Idyllic bushwalks and hikes > snorkel over the fringing reef > beachcombing on the white sands of Nudey Beach > enjoy the resort facilities > cruise concludes at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 1:30pm
Please Note:
This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I) reverse itinerary:

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This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.
Idyllic bushwalks and hikes > snorkel over the fringing reef > beachcombing on the white sands of Nudey Beach > enjoy the resort facilities > cruise concludes at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 1:30pm
Rainforest walk on tropical Dunk Island with naturalist guides > look for the striking electric-blue Ulysses butterfly > afternoon to discover colourful Nathan Reef > snorkel, SCUBA dive and glass bottom boat tours > interactive marine biology presentation at the onboard display tank
Cruise the scenic Hinchinbrook Channel, separating Hinchinbrook Island from the mainland > possible sightings include crocodiles, dolphins, whales, turtles and dugongs > interpretive commentary and mangrove tour > discover a tropical island > guided bushwalk > gourmet Aussie beach BBQ meal > snorkel and dive over the island’s fringing reef showcasing a giant clam garden > kayaking and glass bottom boat tours > relax on the sandy beach
Board at Cairns’ Cruise Liner Terminal at 10:00am > Cruise out of Cairns via Trinity Bay > Enjoy a scenic view of Port Douglas Village > Arrive at our first exclusive mooring site: cruises alternate between Thetford Reef, Coates Reef, and Nathan Reef > Disembark to enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving over magnificent coral gardens > Explore without getting your feet wet on a glass bottom boat tour > View a fish feeding display, and presentation by Marine Biologist > > Sunset drinks aboard the deserted Sudbury Sand Cay, a virtual deserted island! > Back onboard, dine on Captain’s Welcome Seafood Buffet
* = Indicative
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Coral Expeditions I, the ship servicing Great Barrier Reef - 4 Days Cruise (Coral Expeditions I)

Coral Expeditions I

Vessel Type: Motor Catamaran

Length: 35 metres

Passenger Capacity: 50 (25 cabins)

Built: refurbished 2012

Onboard Accommodation

Resort style living at its best. Select from four types of accommodation - all spacious and elegantly appointed.

The discerning traveller has a choice of Standard, Deluxe, Upper Deck Staterooms, while the more budget conscious may select a Cabin. A number of Staterooms have extra divans or Pullman berths, and others have connecting doors. All accommodation is spacious and air-conditioned with private ensuites and the choice of single or double beds.  All rooms are serviced daily.

Onboard Facilities

Onboard amenities include what you would expect of a much larger cruise ship:

  • Air-conditioned dining room
  • Two modern air-conditioned lounges
  • Sundeck and Spa Pool
  • Comprehensive reference library featuring videos and books on the reef, islands and outback
  • Phone and fax facilities
  • Security Safe
  • Fully stocked cocktail bar
  • Comprehensive dive shop
  • A range of souvenirs and personal items is available for purchase  

Dining

All meals during the cruise are included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are usually served the Dining Room located on the Main Deck and are buffet-style. Coffee and tea is available 24 hours. Standard hours are breakfast from 7:00-8:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm however meal times may vary according to the day's activities. Meal times will be advised in the onboard daily bulletins.

Excursion Boats And Zodiacs

The "Explorer" is a specially designed aluminium excursion vessel used for the majority of our excursions. This vessel has high horsepower engines and will accommodate all passengers at one time. The "Explorer" will be used for landings and for extensive exploration of rivers and tributaries. For your added convenience and comfort, the "Explorer" is equipped with an awning and toilet.

We also carry two inflatable landing craft (Zodiacs). Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty infla tables are extremely safe. Separate air compartments retain a large reserve of buoyancy even if the boats damaged. The flat bottom design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches. Expect nonetheless to wade through shallow water to reach the shore.

 

• The complete Great Barrier Reef experience. Snorkel over colourful coral gardens, stroll golden sandy beaches and wander rainforest trails

• Secluded gourmet beach BBQ

• Experience the World Heritage-listed reef from our private moorings away from the tourist crowds

• Snorkel or dive at Nathan Reef or Coates Reef

• Be guided by an expert Marine Biologist on glass bottom boat and snorkelling tours

• Informative presentations and educational documentaries

• History and cultures of the region and early explorers

• See Indigenous middens as you walk the Haven Track

• Join an optional resort or certified SCUBA dive on the outer reef
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