Coral Expeditions – Cape York and Arnhem Land

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Coral Expeditions is Australia’s pioneering expedition cruise company now operating for 34 years. We have a fleet of three small ships accommodating 42 to 120 guests onboard our Australian crewed and flagged vessels. Travellers from all over the world come to enjoy our relaxed small ship atmosphere and itineraries to remote and unique locations which larger ships cannot replicate. The operation is bespoke with a high attention to guest satisfaction which results in a more personal experience.

The Cape York and Arnhem Land expedition operates twice a year on the Coral Discoverer. Cairns to Darwin in March and Darwin to Cairns in September. Expedition highlights include – being immersed in the world’s oldest culture of Arnhem Land, experience the history and way of life of the Tiwi Islands people, visit remote Indigenous art centres, stand on the very tip of Australia, snorkel giant clam gardens on the Great Barrier Reef. Our itineraries are fully inclusive of all excursions with knowledgeable and experienced Expedition Leaders, Guest Lecturers and SCUBA instructors onboard (additional costs apply for diving).

We operate to Australian standards of safety with Australian senior crew wherever we go.


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From $11390 to $15190

A journey through ancient culture and underwater worlds, the Cape York and Arnhem Land expedition voyage takes you to some of Australia’s most remote communities on Australia’s North Coast.

Twice a year the Coral Discoverer takes this journey to some of Northern Australia’s most incredible Indigenous galleries – including Maningrida and Yirkalla Arts Centres – where traditional artists create pieces that help to preserve their unique and ancient culture. We travel Cairns to Darwin in March and Darwin to Cairns in September.

The journey takes in the rich culture of the Tiwi Islands, and the endemic wildlife of the Coburg Peninsula, before continuing to Elcho Island. Guests will sail through the “Hole in the Wall” and cruise across the Gulf of Carpentaria.

In the Far North Queensland region, explore remote Thursday Island and Forbes Island, as well as Davey Reef and the Flinders Group of Islands, as well as tropical Lizard Island and historic Cooktown.

This is a remarkable voyage of discovery, visiting otherwise inaccessible locations and savouring a glass of champagne as the sun rises over the northern ‘Tip of Australia’ on the Cape York Peninsula.

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