Underwater Wonders of Western Australia

Underwater Wonders of Western Australia
May 13, 2019
15 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
65 Guests
From $14,580
Sooty Tern

Expedition Highlights

  • Snorkel or dive nearly every day to discover colorful hard and soft corals, along with healthy populations of tropical fish.
  • Explore Ningaloo Reef, the seasonal feeding ground of whale sharks, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, and humpback whales.
  • Search remote islands for a variety of birds, including red-tailed tropicbirds, wedge-tailed shearwaters, white-bellied sea eagles, and several species of terns.
  • Visit Little Turtle Island, an important nesting place for the threatened flatback turtle.
  • Learn about Western Australia’s fascinating heritage while visiting Aboriginal rock art sites and an early 20th-century whaling station.

Expedition Team

Coral Discoverer

The 65-guest Coral Discoverer was launched in 2005 and refurbished in 2016. Her small size is perfect for regional exploration. She carries Zodiacs, as well as a powerful excursion boat that can carry all guests for tours ashore. A spacious lounge, equipped with two large plasma TV screens, is ideal for lectures. All staterooms offer an ocean view. The dining room features the finest fresh seafood of the region and a comprehensive selection of Australian and New Zealand wines.

Additional Exploration

Pre-Trip Extension:
Arnhem Land, Kununurra & Bungle Bungle Extension
May 7May 16, 2019
From $8,980

Australia’s last frontier is a wild land of remote, spectacular scenery spread over huge distances, with a severe climate, a sparse population, and minimal infrastructure. Traveling here is a true adventure as you view towering escarpments, undulating woodlands, spectacular waterways, mangrove-covered tidal flats, and forests rich in flora and fauna. Visit important Aboriginal sites and sleepy outposts to learn about life in this unforgiving, yet ultimately beautiful land.

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