Join Coral Expeditions on a small ship adventure to explore the mystical Torres Strait Islands and the remote coastlines to the tip of Cape York. Share an intimate expedition onboard Coral Discoverer with a maximum of 72 guests that takes in small islands and reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef, Cape York coastal walks and the magic and mystery of our rarely seen Torres Strait Islands. With almost 300 islands dotted across the narrow stretch of water between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, the people of the Torres Strait Islands have a distinct and vibrant culture. An expedition by small ship is the ideal way to access these remote regions, visiting uninhabited sand cays, remote islands and pristine reef systems. Our expert guides will share their knowledge both above and below the water. With decades of experience and deep respect for the communities of the region, Coral Expeditions will facilitate an enriching journey accompanied and hosted by local elders who will share the customs and stories of this ancient country.
- Experience the vibrant art, culture and natural beauty of the Torres Strait Islands, including community visits of Badu and Moa Islands
- Land at the northernmost tip of Australia at Pajinka on Cape York for a sunset champagne toast
- Experience remote Osprey Reef, called an ‘oasis for living creatures of all kinds’ by Sir David Attenborough.
- Snorkel remote reefs and bird-watch at Davie Cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef
- Explore Lizard Island’s reefs and beaches and hike to historic Cook’s Look
- Share time with local artists and purchase from the source in community art centres
- View rock art at Stanley Island, with interpretation by a traditional owner guide
- Learn about Indigenous culture and maritime history at Cooktown and Restoration Island