Coral Expeditions I
Coral Expeditions
Coral Expeditions I, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return
Cruise Line: Coral Expeditions
Selected Sailing Date: 19 Nov 2018
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Cruise Itinerary
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Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns roundtrip aboard Coral Expeditions I.

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.

Departs Cairns: Every Monday at 5:00pm

Returns Cairns: Every Monday at 1:30pm.

Detailed 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 Cooktowntown 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

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

Note: Due to weather, tides or mechanical reasons itineraries may be subject to change without notice.