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Day 1: Cairns - Thetford Reef Join your Coral Expeditions small-ship and depart Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef. Anchor at Thetford Reef and enjoy an afternoon of snorkelling, glass-bottom boat tours, scuba diving and fish feeding. Day 2: Thetford Reef - Hinchinbrook Awaken to the sight of the towering cliffs and mangrove eco-systems of the spectacular Hinchinbrook Channel. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on a private island before a guided rainforest walk and snorkelling trip. Admire the colourful corals from the glass-bottom boat, join a guided scuba dive or simply relax on the beach. Day 3: Dunk Island - Nathan Reef Join a naturalist on a rainforest walk discovering Dunk Island’s unique flora and fauna. Explore Nathan Reef’s colourful coral gardens and laze away on the sundeck before a sumptuous dinner. Day 4: Fitzroy Island - Cairns Travel ashore to explore the bush walks and white sandy beaches of Fitzroy Island. After lunch cruise through Trinity Bay before arriving back in Cairns.
3 night Coral Expeditions Cruise Departures: 11:00am Fridays; arrives back 1:30pm Mondays
Day 1: Depart Cairns Join your Coral Expeditions small-ship and meet your fellow passengers over a Captain’s Welcome Seafood Buffet, and enjoy a glass of champagne as the sun sets over the reef. The Coral Expedition II vessel is ideal for discovering the Great Barrier Reef; purpose built it is small enough to snorkel off directly, but maintains the facilities of a much larger cruising vessel. Day 2: Cooktown - Great Barrier Reef Explore historic Cooktown at your own pace. Perhaps enjoy an easy walk to the Botanic Gardens, where it is possible to spot native wildlife including kangaroos. You may also wish to visit the Captain Cook Museum to see original artefacts from Cook’s ship, “The Endeavour”. Later enjoy swimming, snorkelling and glass-bottom boat tours. Day 3: Lizard Island - Ribbon Reef Climb to the top of Cook’s Look on Lizard Island for spectacular views, snorkel over coral gardens, enjoy glass- bottom boat tours or perhaps join a SCUBA dive. That afternoon, snorkel at Ribbon Reef No. 9. Day 4: Ribbon Reefs Discover Ribbon Reef No. 3 and Escape Reef promising some of the best diving. Join a guided snorkelling or glass-bottom boat tour. Day 5: Arrive Cairns Cruise the scenic coastline and cross Trinity Bay back to Cairns, where the tour concludes.
4 night Coral Expeditions Cruise Departures: Mondays 5:00pm; arrives back 8.00am Fridays
10%DISCOUNT applicable when combining 3 & 4 night cruises. Coral Expeditions reserves the right to amend the itinerary without notice. An environmental charge of approx. $19.50 per person is payable locally. PRICES INCLUDE • All meals, including morning and afternoon teas • 24-hour tea, cappuccinos, lattés and espresso coffees • Soda fountain soft drinks on board • Guided snorkelling, glass-bottom boat and walks • Presentations by Marine Biologist • Use of snorkelling equipment • Access fees to marine and national parks • Free introductory SCUBA skills sessions for first-time divers (subsequent dives payable on board)
Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Cabin from
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Upper Deck Stateroom from Singlesupplementsavailableupon request
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