Coral Geographer

Launched in early 2021, the-state-of-the-art Coral Geographer is the latest addition to the Coral Expeditions fleet and delivers a uniquely Australian expedition experience. 

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Book a 10- or 12-night Kimberley Cruise aboard Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer or Coral Geographer departing until the end of the 2024 season and Save between $500 & $1,500 per person depending on cabin type. Valid for new bookings only made from 06 September 2023 until withdrawn. Not combinable with any other promotion or offer. Prices displayed reflect discounted fares.

About Coral Geographer

Having commenced operations in the Kimberley in May 2021,  the 120-passenger Coral Geographer is built to take you closer to the Kimberley’s unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. A sister-ship to the recently-launched Coral Adventurer, the new Coral Geographer delivers on the latest trends in expedition cruising, whilst maintaining Coral Expeditions’ unique blend of Australian-service and laid-back onboard atmosphere.

At 93 metres in length the Coral Geographer offers the accessibility of much smaller ships, along with amenities and comforts you would expect to find on much larger vessels. She also features a flexible range of excursion craft, from a fleet of eight inflatable zodiacs, through to her two Xplorer excursion tenders allowing access to even the most hard-to-reach locations on the coast. Coral Expeditions’ expedition leaders and guest lecturers are renowned as some of the ‘best in the business’ and you will appreciate their engaging personalities and outstanding local knowledgeable. These experts in their fields will ensure you get to truly know the Kimberley, it’s history, geology, wildlife and legends.

Coral Adventurer with features

Although you will be spend a large part of your expedition off exploring, when you’re back on board Coral Geographer you will savour outstanding dining experiences. The panoramic Dining Room offers open-seat dining for all 120 guests, without the need to reserve a table, allowing you to dine with old or new friends on each occasion. You will start each day with your choice of a continental breakfast, complete with cereals, fresh fruits and yoghurts or enjoy a fully-cooked breakfast buffet complemented by daily made-to-order specialties.

The lunch buffet showcases a variety of hot and cold dishes; from salads and cold cuts to lighter soups and fresh local seafoods and tropical fruits.
Reflect on each exciting day of discovery and savour the table service and hospitality of the Dining Room staff over a delicious three-course dinner from the table d’hôte menu. There is always a choice of main course options. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for. Lunches and dinners are accompanied by a carefully curated wine list featuring artisanal Australian and New Zealand wines. Table wines and beer during meal service are included.

​Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by a professional crew of 48, your cruise aboard Coral Geographer will remain in your memory for a lifetime.

Coral Geographer Kimberley Cruises

Coral Expeditions pioneered Kimberley Cruising back in 1996, and even now, over twenty years later, their ten night Darwin to Broome (and vice versa) expedition remains one of the most comprehensive adventures on the Kimberley Coast. Utilising Coral Adventurer’s flexible range of excursion craft, you can expect to see all of the region’s highlights, from Montgomery Reef and world-famous Horizontal Falls through to King George and Mitchell Falls and Aboriginal art on Bigge Island and Raft Point.  Expeditions depart April to September annually.

10 Nights Darwin to Broome and vice versa

Coral Geographer Suites & Staterooms

Coral Geographer’s 54 staterooms and six suites are a spacious and stylish ‘home away from home’, with more than 50% featuring their own private balconies. No matter which stateroom grade you select, you will enjoy a choice of Junior King or twin beds, a comfortable sofa, air-conditioning and well-appointed private en suite. Each day your stateroom will be fully serviced, and you will also savour the nightly turn down service.

Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

Coral Geographer’s six suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. There’s a large private balcony, unique outside-facing bathroom with frosted windows, bath and separate shower. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.

​Bedding: Choice of Junior King (Double) or Twin Single beds
​Size: 37.50 SQM (403 SQF)

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

Explorer Deck Staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King-size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two.

​Bedding: Choice of Junior King (Double)
​Size: 21.40 SQM (230 SQF)

Promenade Deck Stateroom

Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer Deck and furnished with a junior King-size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Features a large picture window.

​Bedding: Choice of Junior King (Double) or Twin Single beds
​Size: 17 SQM (183 SQF)

Coral Deck Stateroom

Coral Geographer’s twelve Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms in amenities and are located one deck below. Coral Deck Staterooms also feature twin portholes rather than picture windows.

​Bedding: Choice of Junior King (Double) or Twin Single beds
​Size: 17 SQM (183 SQF)

Coral Geographer Deck Plan

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Wining & Dining with Coral Expeditions

A key ingredient of any Holiday When exploring the Kimberley Coast with Coral Expeditions you enjoy a multitude of highlights, and not all of them are to be found ashore. Dining is a key component of any memorable holiday experience, and aboard Coral Expeditions’ three ships you will savour distinctly Australian cuisine that reflects the

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Coral Geographer Kimberley Cruise F.A.Q.

Looking for answers about your Coral Geographer Kimberley cruise? Here’s the answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

While you don’t need to be super fit, you will gain the most enjoyment from the expedition if you can walk a few hundred metres without difficulty and unassisted. Most hikes ashore are leisurely strolls along beaches, however, there are some more strenuous walks on offer, where there may be uneven terrain and loose stones. An alternative excursion will always be offered in place of higher impact walks. During the cruise, there may be a couple of swimming opportunities in freshwater pools.

No, not at all! In fact, with Coral Expeditions’ unique range of excursion tenders, travellers are able to access locations along the Kimberley coast normally only accessible to those travelling on the smallest ships.

Coral Geographer is equipped with a flexible range of excursion tenders, allowing access to the most hard-to-reach corners of the Kimberley coast. Two Xplorer excursion tenders are used for longer explorations along the tidal rivers, and these feature individual seating for up to 70 travellers, a roof for protection from the sun and an onboard toilet. For shorter, more adventurous excursions, such as Horizontal Falls, a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs are on hand. Boarding of excursion tenders is made easy from Coral Geographer’s hydraulic platform.

The Kimberley has a warm climate, meaning guests should pack light-weight clothing that can be layered. Throughout your expedition, wet landings (where you may need to step from a tender into ankle deep water) are common and pants which can be rolled up, shorts or a cotton skirt/dress are ideal. Lightweight long-sleeved shirt will offer good protection from the sun. Comfortable walking shoes and wet landing shoes such as reef walkers, Tevas or old sneakers are recommended. A wrap or cardigan is ideal for cooler evenings on deck.

Download the Coral Geographer suggested packing list.

Limited Laundry services are available aboard Coral Geographer. Laundry bags may be found in your wardrobe. Charges incurred for laundry will be added to your onboard account.

Aboard Coral Geographer you will begin each day with a choice of a lighter, fresh continental breakfast or an a la carte hot breakfast. Lunches showcase a selection of hot and cold dishes, from salads and cold cuts to soups, fresh local seafood and seasonal tropical fruits both individual platted and small sharing plates. Evenings are a convivial time to dine with new friends and reflect on an exciting day of discovery over dinner. Evening meals feature a three-course table d’Hote dinner menu with table service.

See more about dining aboard Coral Geographer and a sample Kimberley menu.

For most of your Kimberley cruise you will be out of mobile phone range, meaning you cannot connect to your telecommunications provider’s signal. Luckily, Coral Geographer does have guest WiFi access, meaning services such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are viable services to remain in contact with friends and family at home.

Coral Geographer has recently received upgraded Starlink internet capability, allowing guests to access quality WiFi during their Kimberley cruise. Guests are provided with complimentary access to standard speed service, which is ideal for email, social image sharing, web browsing and messaging. Guests also have the opportunity to upgrade to a high-speed service, at additional cost onboard.

Fishing is not a focus on a Coral Geographer Kimberley cruise. There might be one or two opportunities to try your luck with a hand reel during the cruise, however this is subject to time and operational constraints and any fish caught must be released and cannot be taken home.

Coral Geographer has a no drone policy onboard given potential impacts to the ship’s electronic and navigation equipment, permit restrictions and remote area safety considerations.

When joining a Coral Geographer Kimberley cruise you require travel insurance that provides protection against the need to cancel (as fees of up to 100% of the fare apply) and also coverage for remote area medical evacuation. At Kimberley Cruise Specialists we are able to offer a 20% discount on nib Travel Insurance (which offers both of these requirements, and much more) for travellers who book their Coral Geographer cruise through us.

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