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Torres Strait & Cape York - Cairns - Horn Island - 10 Nights - FROM $10,990pp

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DEPARTURES

Northbound - Cairns to Horn Island 3rd November 2021

Southbound  - Horn Island to Cairns 13th November 2021


YOUR CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES

  • 10 night Expedition Voyage aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Expert Expedition Team and Guest Lecturer
  • Daily guided excursions on the Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels, and kayaks where conditions allow
  • Small batch local dining, prepared fresh onboard: buffet breakfasts, buffet lunches and table d’hote dinners
  • Showcase wines, selected beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
  • 24 hour coffee and selection of teas
  • Comprehensive and fully guided sightseeing in each destination
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights Cairns to Horn Island (Southbound) and flight Horn Island to Cairns (Northbound) are not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks including beer and wine outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Internet services (available at a cost)
  • Laundry service (available at a cost)
  • Australian entry visas or travel permits
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted) laundry charges and souvenir purchases

Tipping not required:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On Coral Discoverer, our crew has no other agenda than your delight.

 

Itinerary

Northbound: Board at Cairns Trinity Wharf at 4pm for a 5pm departure.

Southbound: Board in Horn Island at 4:00pm for a 5:00pm departure

 

The below itinerary is indicative. No two cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same, with each expedition crafted by our experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

DAY 1: DEPART CAIRNS

Board at  Cairns Trinity Wharf at 4pm for a 5pm departure.  Enjoy afternoon tea onboard and a chance to meet your fellow travellers as we set sail northwards. This evening join guests and the friendly crew as we enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks and sit down to the first of many delicious dinners.

DAY 2: COOKTOWN

Discover historic Cooktown, with buildings dating back to the 1870’s. Here you will have the choice of a guided indigenous cultural tour, or a guided Cooktown historic tour. You will also have the opportunity for time at leisure to explore Cooktown’s attractions which include art galleries, the botanic gardens, James Cook Museum (with original artefacts from the HMB Endeavour), lookouts, and a walk to the top of Grassy Hill.

DAY 3: LIZARD ISLAND

Enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Lizard Island. Join an optional hike to Cook’s Look and be rewarded with exceptional views over the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the tragic fate of Mary Watson on a walk to her cottage. Snorkel from the beach over giant clam gardens and colourful coral and visit the Lizard Island Research Station.

DAY 4: REMOTE OSPREY REEF

Osprey Reef is the summit of an undersea 2,000m mountain located beyond the continental shelf with no landmass visible. Enjoy amazing underwater visibility here, and observe magnificent corals, plummeting drop-offs and many fish in the crystalline waters. Osprey Reef is a highly prized tropical dive location amongst scuba divers, called an ‘oasis for living creatures of all kinds’ by Sir David Attenborough.

Osprey Reef is a true expedition-style destination, and our visit is subject to appropriate weather conditions.

DAY 5: STANLEY ISLAND & DAVIE REEF

Visit Stanley Island in the Flinders Island Group and take a walk to view the isolated Endaen Aboriginal rock art guided by a traditional owner who will offer an interpretation. The art here depicts the first sailing ships to visit Queensland shores. At Davie Reef enjoy swimming, scuba, snorkelling or glass-bottom boat tours and see Brown Boobie bird colonies at Davie Cay.

DAY 6: FORBES ISLAND & RESTORATION ISLAND

Enjoy a day exploring Forbes Island, an excellent spot for swimming, scuba, snorkelling or glass-bottom boat tours from the pristine sandy beaches. Hear the story of beche-de-mer fisherman Frederick Lancaster who inhabited this island and visit his gravesite. We also have an opportunity to go beachcombing at a nearby remote island, possibly Magra, Saunders, or Sir Charles Hardy.

DAY 7: THE TIP OF CAPE YORK

This morning explores historical sites at Possession Island, Albany Island and Somerset.

Surrounded by glistening sea and bathed in the glow of twilight, we enjoy sundowner drinks and the company of like-minded explorers as we relax and watch the sun gently sink below the horizon at the Tip of Cape York – the northernmost point of the Australian mainland continent.

DAY 8: BADU ISLAND

In the morning, we visit the indigenous art centre to watch printmakers at work, with the opportunity to purchase prints that catch your eye.

Enjoy traditional kai kai (Traditional Lunch) prepared by the local community – a feast of locally caught fresh fish, curried fish and crayfish. Spend the afternoon swimming at a local beach, hosted by traditional owners.

DAY 9: MOA ISLAND

Visit the art centre and join in print, weaving and jewellery making workshops with local artists. Watch a traditional dance performance and listen to the gorgeous harmonies of the local singers.

DAY 10: THURSDAY ISLAND (WAIBEN)

Join an informative tour of Thursday Island to learn about its interesting pearling history and multicultural influences. At Thursday Island we also have free time to explore all the island has to offer, including Gab Titui Cultural Centre and local shopping.

DAY 11: HORN ISLAND

As we set off on our final ride, our incredible adventure of Australia’s North comes to an end.  At 8:00 am we arrive at Horn Island, with the option for a post-cruise tour.

 

There are daily flights to Cairns from Horn Island Airport ***These are not included in the cruise fare.

 

CORAL DISCOVERER

TWIN SHARE PER PERSON

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

$15,750

n/a

Promenade Deck (Category A)

$13,650

n/a

Promenade Deck (Category B)

 n/a

$18,900

Main Deck (Category A)

$11,550

n/a

Main Deck (Category B)

$10,900

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices are per person, listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. Price are subject to change without notice *Limited sole use occupancy available.




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