Coral Expands Deployment to Japan and Philippines in 2023

Coral Adventurer

Coral Expeditions is expanding deployment with a series of itineraries to the Small Islands of Japan and the Philippines in 2023, according to a press release.

The Coral Adventurer will set sail from Guam for the first of several expeditions in September 2023, and the voyages will allow guests to visit historic sites such as Tinian, Torishima, and Iwo Jima, as per the company.

The first leg of the trip also includes stops at the Japanese Ryukyu, Ogasawara, and Izu archipelagos, while the return leg involves stops at the Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan, the 19th century Cabo Engano lighthouse on Palaui Island, and the site of Macarthur's beach landing at Tacloban in the Philippines. Through these journeys, Coral Expeditions continues the theme of visits to remote islands that are of historical, biological, or anthropological importance.

“This is the Japan that most visitors have not seen,” said Jeff Gillies, commercial director, Coral Expeditions. “Very few local Japanese people have ventured into these hard-to-reach coastal communities of southern Japan, let alone western travelers. These islands are a mix of ancient traditions, unique landscapes, and rare wildlife and an area we have long sought to explore.”

Sample Itineraries:

Journey To Japan
Duration: 14 nights
Departure Date: September 8, 2023
Homeporting: Guam
Stops: Tokyo, Tinian, Iwo Jima, Rota, Pagan, Maug, Chichijima, Hahajima, Mukujima, Hachijojima, Shimizu

Through the Heart of Japan
Duration: 14 nights
Departure Date: September 23, 2023
Homeporting: Tokyo
Stops: Shimizu, Kobe, Jeju Island (South Korea), Goto Islands, Fukuoka

Though Japan’s Ryukyu Islands
Duration: 16 nights
Departure Date: October 7, 2023
Homeporting: Fukuoka
Stops: Keelung, Ryukyu Islands, Nagasaki, Okinawa Islands, Kerama Islands, Yakujima, Iriomote

Island Trails of the Philippines
Duration: 16 nights
Departure Date: October 24, 2023
Homeporting: Keelung
Stops: Manila, Luzon, Palaui Island, Catanduanes, Cuatro Islas, Marinduque

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