Coral Expeditions I <br> 3 Night Great Barrier Reef Cruise Hinchinbrook Island <br> Roundtrip Cairns

Coral Expeditions I
3 Night Great Barrier Reef Cruise Hinchinbrook Island
Roundtrip Cairns

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Duration: 3 Nights
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The 3 night Southern Expedition itinerary takes guests to some of the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s most biologically significant areas.

From the mangrove channel at Hinchinbrook Island to the ancient rainforest of Dunk Island, and the untouched remoteness of Sudbury Cay, guests onboard will experience a myriad habitats, both on land and at sea. This immersive itinerary has been designed to provide ample time to explore the Reef through snorkelling, SCUBA diving and glass bottom boat tours, Spend time exploring the underwater world’s of Coates and Nathan Reefs, and visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island – you may even be able to swim with a Sea Turtle just off the beach!

Enjoy presentations – including interactive “touch and feel” presentations, where you can see the Reef’s endemic species up close – by our Marine Biologist, learning about the area’s unique eco system and marine biodiversity. Cruise through the Hinchinbrook Channel by Glass Bottom Boat and wader along the Haven track, surrounded by mangroves. When you’ve had your fill of exploring, enjoy sunset drinks on private Sudbury Cay, and sumptuous welcome seafood buffet onboard, perhaps followed by an evening fish feed, from our easily accessed platform. For a Great Barrier Reef experience that offers a combination of rainforest, mangrove and reef, the 3 night itinerary is an excellent choice

We get a lot of queries about conserving the reef. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of our resident Marine Biologists to help answer some of your questions. 

Expedition highlights:

• The complete Great Barrier Reef experience. Snorkel over colourful coral gardens, stroll golden sandy beaches and wander rainforest trails

• Secluded gourmet beach BBQ

• Experience the World Heritage-listed reef from our private moorings away from the tourist crowds

• Snorkel or dive at Nathan Reef or Coates Reef

• Be guided by an expert Marine Biologist on glass bottom boat and snorkelling tours

• Informative presentations and educational documentaries

• History and cultures of the region and early explorers

• See Indigenous middens as you walk the Haven Track

• Join an optional resort or certified SCUBA dive on the outer reef



Board at Cairns’ Cruise Liner Terminal at 10:00am > Cruise out of Cairns via Trinity Bay > Enjoy a scenic view of Port Douglas Village > Arrive at our first exclusive mooring site: cruises alternate between Thetford Reef, Coates Reef, and Nathan Reef > Disembark to enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving over magnificent coral gardens > Explore without getting your feet wet on a glass bottom boat tour > View a fish feeding display, and presentation by Marine Biologist > > Sunset drinks aboard the deserted Sudbury Sand Cay, a virtual deserted island! > Back onboard, dine on Captain’s Welcome Seafood Buffet


Cruise the scenic Hinchinbrook Channel, separating Hinchinbrook Island from the mainland > possible sightings include crocodiles, dolphins, whales, turtles and dugongs > interpretive commentary and mangrove tour > discover a tropical island > guided bushwalk > gourmet Aussie beach BBQ meal > snorkel and dive over the island’s fringing reef showcasing a giant clam garden > kayaking and glass bottom boat tours > relax on the sandy beach


Rainforest walk on tropical Dunk Island with naturalist guides > look for the striking electric-blue Ulysses butterfly > afternoon to discover colourful Nathan Reef > snorkel, SCUBA dive and glass bottom boat tours > interactive marine biology presentation at the onboard display tank


Idyllic bushwalks and hikes > snorkel over the fringing reef > beachcombing on the white sands of Nudey Beach > enjoy the resort facilities > cruise concludes at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 1:30pm

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected


Cabin Pricing

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on . Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.


Your cruise price includes:

• Accommodation in selected room grade for the number of nights as listed in each itinerary

• All meals

• 24 hour tea and barista-style coffee

• Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks

• Access to islands, marine and national parks

• Guided tours on Explorer expedition vessel, Zodiacs, glass-bottom boat and kayaks

• Touring as described in each itinerary

• Services of expedition staff and lecturers including briefings and knowledge-sharing sessions

• Port taxes and government charges imposed by government authorities


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