Coral Expeditions | The Kimberley Cruise
At Coral Expeditions, we have one purpose: to take small groups of like-minded explorers to remote places, with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality.
From humble beginnings on the Great Barrier Reef, we’ve taken our fleet of small ships to explore the remote coastlines of the Kimberley, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea and beyond.
For four decades, we’ve proudly sailed under the Australian flag, upholding the highest standards of safety. With Australian and New Zealand crew, our vessels are renowned for their relaxed and intimate atmosphere that makes you feel at home.
With extended time ashore and led by an expert Expedition Team who are passionate about their destination, our guests have the opportunity to truly connect with the people and places we visit and experience authentic encounters with nature. Our small ships provide the flexibility to visit destinations inaccessible to larger vessels, with minimal impact on the environment.
Immersive experiences, respect for cultures, and connection with communities are the foundation of our expeditions. We bring you closer to nature, culture, and history through the spirit of discovery and shared knowledge.
- Paid Wifi
- ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
- Quality Tourism Accreditation
- COVID Safe
- ECO Certified (Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
Perfected over three decades, our 10-night Kimberley cruise takes you on an unforgettable journey between Darwin and Broome. Expert guides interpret 40,000-year-old rock art and retrace the history of Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline 200 years ago. Board a Zodiac and touch the spray from the magnificent King George River and its towering 80-metre twin falls. Join an expert guide to learn about the history of the ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock paintings. Witness waterfalls cascading off Montgomery Reef as it rises out of the ocean on the ebbing tide, whilst discovering the reef’s diverse marine life. Later in the season, witness Humpback Whales on their migration north to breeding grounds along the Kimberley coast.
Departing Darwin, this new itinerary combines our classic 12-day Kimberley itinerary with a visit to the spectacular Rowley Shoals Marine Park and Ashmore Reef.
Witness magnificent coastal vistas created by towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, abundant wildlife, and massive tidal movements. Finish off the voyage at a chain of coral atolls offering some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the world. Their shallow lagoons are inhabited by myriad coral species and marine life, including giant potato cod, Maori wrasse, at least 233 species of coral and 688 species of fish – many of which are not found on other coral reefs.
Departing Darwin, our classic 10-day voyage is an immersion into an ancient land. Covering more than 400,000 square kilometres, yet home to just 30,000 people, the Kimberley Region is acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness areas.
Witness magnificent coastal vistas created by towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, plunging waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and massive tidal movements.
Departing Broome, this new itinerary combines our classic 12-day Kimberley itinerary with a visit to the spectacular Rowley Shoals Marine Park and Ashmore Reef.
Witness magnificent coastal vistas created by towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, abundant wildlife, and massive tidal movements. Finish off the voyage at a chain of coral atolls offering some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the world.
Join us aboard Coral Adventurer on our special ‘The Solar Eclipse Expedition’. Experience an unobstructed view of the rare hybrid solar eclipse event from isolated Ashmore Reef.
Continue on to visit iconic attractions along the Kimberley coast including legendary waterfalls, awe-inspiring tidal phenomenon and soaring rock formations carved by immense tectonic pressure.