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Coral Expeditions I<br>7 Night Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Lizard Island & Hinchinbrook Island<br>Roundtrip Cairns

Coral Expeditions I
7 Night Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Lizard Island & Hinchinbrook Island
Roundtrip Cairns

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For guests with more time and a great sense of adventure, our 7-night Cairns – Lizard Island – Hinchinbrook Island – Cairns cruise offers the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience! Combining both our 3 and 4-night cruises you will discover everything that this memorable region has to offer; the best parts of the Reef, spectacular rainforest trails and beautiful tropical islands including Lizard and Dunk, and the stunning Sudbury Cay.

Discover the very best of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef in unrivalled style, our 7-night cruise offers the ultimate experience that will make you want to return again and again.

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

• 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

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

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: CAIRNS

Board at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 4:00pm > cruise Trinity Bay > welcome drinks > views of Double Island and the pretty seaside village at Palm Cove > Captain’s Welcome Seafood Buffet

 

DAY 2: HISTORIC COOKTOWN AND THE REEF

Discover historic Cooktown > stroll the wide main street and see buildings dating back to the 1870s > walk to the botanic gardens where you may see kangaroos and wallabies > visit James Cook Museum to see original artefacts from his ship ‘Endeavour’ > snorkel over the reef on a desert island › glass bottom boat tours › optional SCUBA diving

 

DAY 3: LIZARD ISLAND AND RIBBON REEFS

Enjoy the morning on Lizard Island, one of Australia’s most beautiful tropical islands > Discover the legend of Mary Watson > snorkel from the beach over giant clam gardens > optional early morning hike to Cook’s Look for stunning views over the reef > afternoon at Ribbon Reef #9 on the rarely visited outer Barrier Reef > snorkel and SCUBA dive and glass bottom boat tours

 

DAY 4: RIBBON REEFS

Full day to discover the pristine Ribbon Reefs > Ribbon Reef #3 > Rachel Carson Reef > snorkelling, optional SCUBA diving > glass bottom boat tours with the Marine Biologist > marine biology presentation at the onboard display tank

 

DAY 5: THETFORD REEF AND SUDBURY CAY

Return to Trinity Wharf, Cairns at 8:00am and enjoy some time to explore > Re-embark at Cairns’ Trinity Wharf at 10:00am > cruise Trinity Bay > Thetford Reef snorkelling > glass bottom boat tours > fish feeding display > optional SCUBA diving > Sudbury Cay drinks ashore > Captain’s Welcome Seafood Buffet BLD

 

DAY 6: HINCHINBROOK CHANNEL

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

 

DAY 7: DUNK ISLAND RAINFOREST AND NATHAN REEF

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

 

DAY 8: FITZROY ISLAND AND CAIRNS

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

 

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* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in British Pounds 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.

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