PONANT Expeditions

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

PONANT, the World Leader of Luxury Expeditions has been sailing the seas for nearly 30 years.

Explore the Australian coast aboard their magnificent small expedition ships, Le Laperouse and Le Soleal, with a maximum of 132 staterooms and suites, most with a private balcony. Your expert expedition team will showcase the wonders of the destination on Zodiac inflatable boat outings and during shore visits and landings.

On board, experience luxurious comfort, attentive service, refined French-inspired cuisine and exceptional wellness amenities, including a pool, spa, sauna and gym!

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Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Free Wifi

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Disabled access available

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Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley from Broome to Darwin on this exciting 10 night expedition voyage.

In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.

The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia plus the seemingly gravity defying Horizontal Falls.

You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.

Accompanied by your expert Expedition team, your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.

Meet some of the local Aboriginal communities and marvel at the ancient rock paintings throughout the journey.

Itinerary is indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.

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Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley from Darwin to Broome, on this exciting 10-night expedition voyage.

In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.

The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia, plus the seemingly gravity defying Horizontal Falls.

You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.

Accompanied by your expert Expedition team, your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.

Meet some of the local Aboriginal communities and marvel at the ancient rock paintings throughout the journey.

Itinerary is indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.

Disabled Access

Set off from Fremantle for an exciting expedition covering the jewels of Western Australia’s southern corner. Start with Albany’s rugged coastline and dramatic whaling, convict and settler history, pristine white beaches and wildflowers in Esperance, spot breeding colonies of seals and sea lions on the remote Recherche Archipelago islands, and round out your adventure with Augusta and Busselton for the Margaret River Wine Region.

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Uncover Western Australia’s spectacular Coral Coast, kicking off with a visit to the town of Geraldton with gorgeous beaches, memorial to HMAS Sydney II and opportunities to learn about the ancient Yamaji culture.

In Monkey Mia Reserve, get up close to wild bottlenose dolphins, plus dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles and a variety of fish. Shark Bay’s turquoise waters, rust-red dunes and rare flora and fauna make it a sight to behold.

Finally, explore the Abrolhos Islands and Jurien Bay Marine Park – significant breeding areas for Australian fur seals and sea lions.

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A veritable West Coast odyssey, this expedition visits some truly exceptional destinations.

Sail out to the remote Rowley Shoals for incredible diving and snorkelling amongst the coral atolls, marvel at 40,000 year old rock paintings on the Burrup Peninsula, discover the biodiverse Montebello Islands and explore idyllic Ningaloo Reef (Australia’s largest fringing coral reef).

Experience the famous dolphins at Monkey Mia, Shark Bay’s colourful and diverse landscapes, plus the breeding colonies of Australian fur seals and sea lions in the Abrolhos Islands and Jurien Bay.

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Get a taste of multiple sides of Australia on this voyage along our southern coastline.

First on the agenda is Albany with its dramatic whaling, convict and settler history, followed by Esperance’s squeaky-clean beaches, turquoise waters and colour-filled wildflower country.

Before traversing the Great Australian Bight, visit the Recherche Archipelago – a collection of islands home to incredible biodiversity and breeding colonies of seals and seabirds.

In South Australia, explore Port Lincoln, our seafood and aquaculture capital as well as Victor Harbour for McLaren Vale’s renowned wines.

More gastronomic delights await on Tasmania’s King Island and Tamar Valley before ending in Hobart.

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