Coral Expeditions announced the release of an additional 11 expedition cruises onboard the Coral Geographer ship between May-August 2024 in the Kimberley region (Western Australia).
The voyages are in addition to the already published schedule for the company's Coral Adventurer and Coral Discoverer, reinforcing the long-standing position of Coral Expeditions as the pre-eminent Kimberley operator with 45 departure dates in 2024 across the 3-ship fleet.
The new journeys, beginning on May 8th, will include the renowned 10-night “Original Kimberley Cruise” sailing between Darwin and Broome. They include all the highlights of the Kimberley like the tidal phenomena of Montgomery reef and Horizontal Falls, the escarpments and waterfalls of King George and Mitchell Rivers, the wildlife sanctuaries of the Lacapedes, as well as the ancient rock art and cultural sites dating back 40,000+ years.
Passengers will benefit from the experience of Coral Expeditions in the region where the line has operated for 29 years. They can look forward to expert guidance from the local crew who have charted the coastline/tides for 3 decades ensuring vacationers get ashore "in the right place at the right time."
Coral Expeditions' ships are purpose-built for the Kimberley with a shallow draft, high maneuverability, and plenty of open deck space. The company offers best-in-class shore excursion capabilities with zodiacs and two trademark ‘Xplorer’ safari tender ships to get passengers up rivers, close to waterfalls, and onto the deserted beaches of the Kimberley coast.
Coral Expeditions Commercial Director Jeff Gillies said the additional deployment reflected the importance of the Kimberley for them, and for the Australian-flagged expedition cruising sector.
“New entrants may come and go. But the Kimberley is our home and we have forged our reputation on delivering immersive expeditions with a uniquely Australian style over the past three decades”.