Best of the Great Barrier Reef

travel the great barrier reef
July 14, 2020
15 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
42 Guests
From $10,980

Optional Pre-Extension: Wild Queensland

Fish in Australia

Expedition Highlights

  • Discover the underwater wonders of the legendary Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Come face-to-face with massive potato groupers at Cod Hole, and with luck, you'll have the opportunity to swim with the curious minke whales that migrate through these waters.
  • Enjoy daily excursions to explore pristine reefs and islands far from the tourist track, including remote Osprey Reef.
  • Take nature walks on Lizard Island, keeping an eye out for Australian monitor lizards and a variety of seabirds.
  • View fascinating Aboriginal art on remote Stanley Island.

Expedition Team

Coral Expeditions II

Purpose-built for cruising the Great Barrier reef the 42-guest Coral Expeditions II is the ideal size to access the very best dive and snorkel sites in the region. Refurbished in 2015, public spaces include a spacious lounge, small library, single-seating dining room, and a large sun deck. A fleet of Zodiacs are available for water sports and landing on remote shores, while a glass-bottom boat offers a chance to view the underwater wonders while staying dry. All ocean-view staterooms feature an en suite bathroom, individually controlled air-conditioning, and ample storage space.

Additional Exploration

Pre-Trip Extension:
Wild Queensland
July 8July 17, 2020
From $5,480

Join this exciting expedition to explore the natural beauty of Queensland. Visit some of Queensland's most celebrated parks, learn about life in the rainforest from the KuKu Yalanji people, and search for nocturnal wildlife including long-tailed pygmy possums, northern leaf-tailed geckos, and bandicoots.

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