Coral Expeditions Launches New Great Barrier Reef Program

Coral Discoverer

Coral Expeditions has launched a completely re-imagined program of Great Barrier Reef expeditions from June 2021, according to a press release. 

Capitalising on 35 years of expertise and for the first time locally deploying the Coral Discoverer, these new sailings focus on the extraordinary marine life, cultural and natural heritage of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage icons, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

As Coral Expeditions moves to an all-new blue-water expedition fleet by 2021, Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director of Coral Expeditions, sid the business has redesigned its ever-popular Great Barrier Reef expeditions creating longer, more immersive experiences.

“Coral Expeditions pioneered expedition cruising on the Great Barrier Reef in 1985. We have gone back to the drawing board to redesign our program reflecting on how our guest expectations, and the geography of the Reef itself, have evolved over three decades.” 

“Our new seven-night expeditions, Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef, focus on the lesser-seen outer reefs and islands of the northern region and will offer guests from across the globe, an authentic and immersive experience like no other available on the reef. Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is in our DNA and we aim to create experiences beyond imagination in this new era.”

New destinations include the Daintree Rainforest, Hope Island and remote Osprey Reef,.

“On all voyages, guests will share encounters with iconic species of the Great Barrier Reef including snorkelling with sea turtles, finding Nemo nestled amongst the coral gardens and sighting rare seabirds on remote outposts of the reef. Seasonal humpback whale migrations and coral spawning events promise more inspiring moments in nature across the year," he added.

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