From humble beginnings on the Great Barrier Reef, we have taken our fleet of small ships to explore the remote coastlines of the Kimberley, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea and beyond. 

Proudly sailing under the Australian flag, we uphold the highest standards of safety while providing a relaxed and intimate atmosphere that makes you feel at home. 

We explore destinations away from the well-trodden tourist trail. Our small ship fleet provides the flexibility to visit pristine destinations, uninhabited islands or rugged inlets inaccessible to larger vessels and enables us to have minimal impact on the communities and environments we visit.

"Join exploration ship Coral Adventurer to experience the intriguing landscapes, history, culture..."

Coral Expeditions

2022 Itineraries

Featured Itineraries

Coastal Wilds of Tasmania

A truly inspiring wilderness adventure awaits you in Tasmania as we explore the coastal wilds of this unique island outpost at the edge of the world. The history and the people of Tasmania make it a remarkable place to visit. New in 2022 are selected cellar door and farm gate experiences that enhance the Tasmanian tasting experience along with the natural and historical experiences on offer.

The Islands of Melanesia for Christmas

Departing Cairns, spend 21 unforgettable days exploring the vast arc of the Melanesian archipelagos. Visiting Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, sail into a legendary volcanic cone, walk through an ancient penal colony, and swim with dugongs. Hear remarkable stories and experience the beauty of isolation on this voyage to the South Pacific.

New Zealand’s East Coast and Fiordlands

Join exploration ship Coral Adventurer to experience the intriguing landscapes, history, culture, and the sub-Antarctic wildlife of New Zealand’s South Island. Journey to remote Marlborough Sounds and Fiordland, Napier, Kaikoura, and Dunedin. Hike through a volcanic valley, encounter Māori traditions and meet friendly wildlife including seals, penguins and dolphins.

Circumnavigation of Australia

Be immersed in the arts and cultures of the people and communities of Australia on a full circumnavigation journey of the Australian coast. Whether it be coastal walks, snorkelling the reef, sharing amazing wildlife encounters or just taking in the scenery, you will enjoy a unique perspective of the greatest coastline in the world.

2023 Itineraries

Featured Itineraries

The Icons of the Kimberley

This new 12 night voyage is the nature based trip of a lifetime, combining an adventurous exploration of Australia’s iconic and ancient Kimberley coastline with a visit to the spectacular Rowley Shoals Marine Park and Ashmore Reef where you’ll find some of the most remote and pristine diving and snorkelling opportunities in the world.

Raja Ampat & Spice Islands

Coral Expeditions’ Spice Islands and Raja Ampat itineraries combine extraordinary natural beauty and rare wildlife encounters with Indonesian culture and Batavia-era seafaring history. Swim with the whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay, the largest fish in the sea, snorkel over coral reefs and shipwrecks or look for birdlife in the forest canopy.

Island Traditions to the Edge of Africa

Set sail from Singapore and across the arc of the Indian Ocean, calling in at Sumatra, the colourful island of Sri Lanka, the remote atolls of the Maldives and to pristine Seychelles. Be immersed in rich cultural history of these exotic and vibrant locations and enjoy one-of-a-kind nature and wildlife experiences

Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

We pioneered extended expedition cruises on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef over 35 years ago and have forged a reputation for excellence. On an immersive adventure to the remote and untouched Northern reefs. We explore the hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands and pristine reef systems.