Small tropical fish swim near bright pink sea anemones & green coral in bright blue waters during the Great Barrier Reef Cruise.
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Maori wrasse multi-colored fish seen on a Great Barrier Reef cruise.
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Great Barrier Reef Cruises

This classic 8-day Australia small ship cruise uncovers the secrets of the Great Barrier Reef—an incredible underwater world hidden just beneath the water’s surface. Whether you experience the reef by glass-bottom boat, snorkeling or diving, it is a mystical world filled with coral, marine life and vibrant tropical fish. The informative crew will always be on hand to provide assistance and information about the fascinating reef life and habitat. An experienced dive instructor will also be there to support the exhilarating experience of scuba diving around the Great Barrier Reef.  

Discover a paradise of remote and uninhabited islands, become a lazy beachcomber or an inquisitive adventurer. The starkness of the remote and unique coral cays will fascinate you. Go snorkeling and coral viewing among teeming fish life on pristine outer reefs and exclusive mooring destinations, offering a unique and unmatched experience of the Reef, all abundant with marine life and dancing corals.

In Cairns, take time to independently explore the city. Discover Cooktown’s fascinating historical museum, offering artifacts including the original anchor and cannon that was jettisoned overboard after Captain James Cook’s ship Endeavour struck a reef and began taking on water. Or visit the Botanic Gardens, where you may catch a glimpse of native Australian wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies. Explore the 79-mile-long Daintree River which cuts through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. End the adventure with a stop on a private island for the captain’s farewell drinks.

An alternative, Revitalize on the Reef itinerary follows the main itinerary but adds a specially developed program that draws on the latest wellness practices and incorporates connections with culture and the natural environment to provide an enriching and immersive wellness experience. Enjoy morning yoga classes at remote beachside locations, evening relaxation sessions and workshops on fitness and nutrition alongside wellness expert Kris Abbey and yoga and meditation practitioners Wendy Jones and Sue Pope from Soul Sisters. After the cruise, a personalized 4-week program is included, led by Kris Abbey, which will guide you through applying what you’ve learned on your wellness cruise into your day-to-day lifestyle.

Board the 72-guest Coral Discoverer from Cairns for your 8-day Great Barrier Reef small ship cruise and enjoy one of the most comprehensive reef tours in Australia. This benchmark small ship offers her guests an onboard atmosphere of Australian hospitality, with stylish furnishings, generous public spaces and updated technology. Appreciate opportunities to kayak; snorkel; and cruise in a Zodiac, glass-bottom boat or the ship’s special Xplorer tender.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Australia cruises.



Itinerary

Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

The Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef cruise operates round-trip from Cairns. First cruise north to Osprey Reef, then cruise south to Sudbury Cay.

Route map of Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef immersive 8-day small ship cruise, operating round-trip from Cairns, Australia, with visits to Cooktown, Lizard Island, Ribbon Reefs, Sudbury Cay, the Daintree River, Osprey Reef, Hope Island, Fitzroy Island & Sudbury Cay.
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Day 1
WED - Embark Cairns

Board the ship at 4:00pm and take time to settle into your cabin before the 5:00pm departure. Become acquainted with all the facilities on board as the ship cruises northwards from Cairns toward Cooktown. At day’s end join fellow explorers and crew for the captain’s welcome drinks.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
THU - Historic Cooktown

Come ashore in historic Cooktown and experience a traditional welcome ceremony. Share a spiritual connection through storytelling and the traditional smoking ceremony with the Guugu Yimithirr, the first people of this ancient country. Discover recent European history with a visit to the site where Lt. James Cook beached HMB Endeavour to effect repairs in 1770. Wander through the rare flora collection at the Botanic Gardens and visit James Cook Museum, where the story of Cook’s landing is told from an Aboriginal perspective and where artifacts are on display. Later, cruise towards Lizard Island, arriving in time for sunset drinks at Turtle Beach. After dinner, look for giant trevally and tawny nurse sharks during a fish feeding exhibition off the aft deck.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
FRI - Lizard Island

spend a whole day at Lizard Island, where there is time to hike to the summit of Cook’s Look and enjoy the same view Lt. James Cook did when searching for safe passage through the maze of coral reefs. Snorkel over giant clam gardens from the beach at Watson’s Bay, relax on the white-sand beach beneath shady oak trees and learn about the tragic story surrounding Mary Watson. There may be an opportunity to visit Lizard Island Research Station, operated by the Australian Museum to facilitate coral reef research and education on the Great Barrier Reef.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
SAT - Osprey Reef

Osprey Reef is the summit of an undersea, 6562-foot mountain located beyond the continental shelf with no landmass visible. Enjoy amazing underwater visibility here and observe magnificent corals, plummeting drop-offs and many fish in the crystalline waters. Osprey Reef is a highly prized tropical dive location amongst scuba divers, called an ‘oasis for living creatures of all kinds’ by Sir David Attenborough. Osprey Reef is a true expedition-style destination and this visit is subject to appropriate weather conditions.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
SUN - Ribbon Reef #9 & Hope Island

The Ribbon Reefs are a narrow line of outer coral reefs on the edge of the continental shelf and are renowned for their prolific marine life and extensive coral species. Enjoy the rare opportunity to snorkel and dive on the Ribbon Reefs which sit on the edge of the continental shelf. Due to their location far offshore from the Australian coast, the Ribbon Reefs offer excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities, with Ribbon Reef #9 a favorite for its wide variety of marine life and pinnacles cloaked in coral. Join a guided snorkel tour led by the expert expedition team and witness this extraordinary ecosystem up close. These northern reefs are renowned for spotting iconic marine species such as potato cod, wrasse, sharks and turtles. In the late afternoon, stretch the legs on remote Hope Island before joining fellow explorers and crew for sunset drinks on the beach as the sun sinks below the horizon.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
MON - Daintree River & Ribbon Reef #3

Explore the 79-mile-long Daintree River which cuts through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. With an expert guide on board, look for  the region’s famed wildlife such as saltwater crocodiles, rare and endangered cassowaries and the prolific bird species that inhabit the forest and mangrove-lined river banks.

Step ashore at a Daintree wilderness center on the banks of the river and walk on forest trails overhung with lush vegetation. Immersed in the rainforest, learn more about the diverse Wet Tropics ecosystem which contains the largest habitat of flora and fauna in the world. Cruising southwards along the Ribbon Reefs, there are more spectacular diving and snorkeling opportunities at Ribbon Reef #3, with iconic species as well as the vibrantly colored coral gardens the Ribbon Reefs are renowned for.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
TUE - Fitzroy Island & Sudbury Cay

At Fitzroy Island, enjoy a walk through the Secret Garden rainforest or for the more adventurous, a walk to the de-commissioned lighthouse rewards hikers with panoramic views of Coral Sea, islands and mainland mountain ranges. Snorkel over the fringing reef, relax on the beach and lend a hand to the volunteers while learning about the turtles at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center, where sick and injured turtles are cared for before being returned to the wild.

Late in the afternoon, arrive at Sudbury Cay, a tiny sand cay that barely rises above the Coral Sea. Far removed from the bustle of civilization, slip off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes as the tropical waters of the Coral Sea lap gently against the shoreline. Surrounded by glistening sea and bathed in the glow of twilight, enjoy sundowner drinks and the company of like-minded explorers while relaxing. Watch the sun gently sink below the horizon, enjoying the captain’s farewell drinks at sunset on your own private sand island.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
WED - Disembark Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef adventure concludes in Cairns this morning. Bid farewell to new-found friends and crew, disembarking at 8:00am.

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n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations on board; captain’s welcome and farewell drinks; house wine and beer with lunch and dinner; all meals on board; 24-hour coffee/tea station and soft drinks; use of snorkeling equipment such as masks, fins, flotation vests and wetsuits plus a free scuba skills lesson; guided marine biologist glass-bottom boat tours; services of expedition staff including daily presentations/lectures; landing fees; group transfers during the cruise; post-cruise transfer to Cairns CBD Hotel or Cairns Airport; and Australian Government Goods and Services Tax.

Exclusions

Pre- and post-cruise flights and accommodation; pre-cruise transfer; bar and shop purchases; ship-to-shore communications expenses; optional scuba diving costs; Museum entry fees; items of a personal nature, including but not limited to laundry and bar charges and travel and medical insurance. All rates may be subject to a fuel surcharge.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. A $200 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is a $500 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef cruise begins and ends in Cairns, Queensland, Australia (CNS). Plan flights to arrive to Cairns in time for the 4:00pm embarkation and 5:00pm departure on day 1 of the itinerary. Luggage may be dropped at the ship starting at 1:30pm. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to depart Cairns no earlier than 3:00pm on day 8. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include kayaking, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, wildlife observation, land treks, beach combing, cultural visits, glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling and diving.

Included in the cost of your cruise is the use of full snorkeling and dive equipment (additional charges apply for scuba diving). Please remember, if you are a certified diver, to bring your certification card and logbook. Snorkeling is free of charge. An introductory scuba skills session is complimentary for first-time divers.

Room Configuration

No single supplement (on cruise only) for genuine single travelers. Guests traveling together who elect to travel in single rooms will be required to pay a 25% surcharge. Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Promenade Deck B category; ask your Adventure Smith Specialist for details.

Families & Children

Children 0-3 years of age at time of the cruise are free of charge. Children ages 4-14 receive 50% off the applicable adult rate. 2 adults and 1 child traveling may request a triple share stateroom (containing a double/or two singles and a Pullman bunk for the child). 2 adults and 2 children traveling together may request 2 rooms next door to each other.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises are great for families of all ages, with a range of included activities to appeal to parents and children alike. From snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours, beach and rainforest walks to scuba diving and onboard touch tank presentations and fish feeding with a marine biologist, families will enjoy the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in one of the world’s great natural wonders.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Revitalize on the Reef Itinerary

The Revitalize on the Reef cruise operates round-trip from Cairns, focusing on personal wellness. First cruise north to Osprey Reef, then cruise south to Sudbury Cay. After the cruise, enjoy a personalized 4-week program to help apply what you’ve learned on this wellness cruise into everyday life.

Route map of Revitalize on the Reef immersive 8-day small ship cruise, operating round-trip from Cairns, Australia, with visits to Cooktown, Lizard Island, Ribbon Reefs, Sudbury Cay, the Daintree River, Osprey Reef, Hope Island, Fitzroy Island & Sudbury Cay.
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Day 1
WED - Embark Cairns

Board the ship at 4:00pm and take time to settle into your cabin before the 5:00pm departure. Become acquainted with all the facilities on board as the ship cruises northwards from Cairns toward Cooktown. At day’s end join fellow explorers and crew for the captain’s welcome drinks.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

dinner

Read More
Day 2
THU - Cooktown

Come ashore in historic Cooktown and experience a traditional Indigenous welcome to country ceremony. Share a spiritual connection through storytelling and the traditional smoking ceremony with the Guugu Yimithirr, the first people of this ancient country. Discover recent European history with a visit to the site where Lt. James Cook beached HMB Endeavour to effect repairs in 1770 and visit James Cook Museum, where the story of Cook’s landing is told from an Aboriginal perspective and where artifacts are on display.

Take a walk to the summit of Grassy Hill and enjoy panoramic views of Cooktown, Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. Participate in a private yoga class in the historic Botanic Gardens before strolling through the rare flora collection. Later, cruise towards Lizard Island, arriving in time for sunset drinks at Turtle Beach. After dinner, relax with a moving meditation under the stars to enhance overall health and wellbeing.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
FRI - Lizard Island

Spend a whole day at Lizard Island, where there is time to hike to the summit of Cook’s Look and enjoy the same view Lt. James Cook did when searching for safe passage through the maze of coral reefs. Snorkel over giant clam gardens, take a guided nature and reflection walk across Chinaman’s Ridge to the Blue Lagoon and enjoy a yoga class on the beach at Watson’s Bay. Participate in a hands-on workshop and learn about the principles of nutrition and how to adopt them into everyday meal planning. There may be an opportunity to visit Lizard Island Research Station, operated by the Australian Museum to facilitate coral reef research and education on the Great Barrier Reef.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
SAT - Osprey Reef

Awaken to a seascape with no land in sight and connect with mind, body and soul with a sunrise yoga class. Osprey Reef is the summit of an undersea, 6562-foot mountain located beyond the continental shelf with no landmass visible. Enjoy amazing underwater visibility here and observe magnificent corals, plummeting drop-offs and many fish in the crystalline waters. Osprey Reef is a highly prized tropical dive location amongst scuba divers, called an ‘oasis for living creatures of all kinds’ by Sir David Attenborough. Enjoy a group Thai massage class, participate in a nutritional afternoon tea cooking demonstration and prepare for a restful sleep with a group chant session. Osprey Reef is a true expedition-style destination and the visit is subject to appropriate weather conditions.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
SUN - Ribbon Reef #9 & Hope Island

Awake early at the Ribbon Reef for a sunrise Qigong class coordinating body posture and movement in sequence. The Ribbon Reefs are a narrow line of outer coral reefs on the edge of the continental shelf and are renowned for their prolific marine life and extensive coral species. Enjoy the rare opportunity to snorkel and dive on the edge of the continental shelf. Due to their location far offshore from the Australian coast, the Ribbon Reefs offer excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities, with Ribbon Reef #9 a favorite for its wide variety of marine life and pinnacles cloaked in coral. Join a guided snorkel tour led by the expert expedition team and witness this extraordinary ecosystem up close. These northern reefs are renowned for spotting iconic marine species such as potato cod, wrasse, sharks and turtles. In the late afternoon, stretch the legs on remote Hope Island and participate in a meditation session before enjoying sunset drinks on the beach as the sun sinks below the horizon.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
MON - Daintree River & Escape Reef

Explore the 79-mile-long Daintree River which cuts through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. With an expert guide on board, look for  the region’s famed wildlife such as saltwater crocodiles, rare and endangered cassowaries and the prolific bird species that inhabit the forest and mangrove-lined river banks.

Step ashore at a Daintree wilderness center on the banks of the river and walk on forest trails overhung with lush vegetation. Immersed in the rainforest, learn more about the diverse Wet Tropics ecosystem which contains the largest habitat of flora and fauna in the world. After exploring the Daintree, attend a workshop and learn how a wellness program can empower you following your cruise.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
TUE - Fitzroy Island & Sudbury Cay

At Fitzroy Island, enjoy a walk through the Secret Garden rainforest or for the more adventurous, a walk to the de-commissioned lighthouse rewards hikers with panoramic views of Coral Sea, islands and mainland mountain ranges. Snorkel over the fringing reef, relax on the beach and lend a hand to the volunteers while learning about the turtles at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center, where sick and injured turtles are cared for before being returned to the wild.

Late in the afternoon, arrive at Sudbury Cay, a tiny sand cay that barely rises above the Coral Sea. Far removed from the bustle of civilization, enjoy a yoga class on the beach bathed in the warm glow of the sun setting over mainland Australia. Surrounded by glistening sea and bathed in the glow of twilight, enjoy sundowners and the captain’s farewell drinks at sunset on your own private sand island before dinner back on board the ship.

Accommodations

Coral Discoverer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
WED - Disembark Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef adventure concludes in Cairns this morning. Bid farewell to new-found friends and crew, disembarking at 8:00am.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations on board; captain’s welcome and farewell drinks; house wine and beer with lunch and dinner; all meals on board; 24-hour coffee/tea station and soft drinks; use of snorkeling equipment such as masks, fins, flotation vests and wetsuits plus a free scuba skills lesson; guided marine biologist glass-bottom boat tours; services of expedition staff including daily presentations/lectures; landing fees; group transfers during the cruise; post-cruise transfer to Cairns CBD Hotel or Cairns Airport; and Australian Government Goods and Services Tax.

Exclusions

Pre- and post-cruise flights and accommodation; pre-cruise transfer; bar and shop purchases; ship-to-shore communications expenses; optional scuba diving costs; Museum entry fees; items of a personal nature, including but not limited to laundry and bar charges and travel and medical insurance. All rates may be subject to a fuel surcharge.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. A $200 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is a $500 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Revitalize on the Reef cruise begins and ends in Cairns, Queensland, Australia (CNS). Plan flights to arrive to Cairns in time for the 4:00pm embarkation and 5:00pm departure on day 1 of the itinerary. Luggage may be dropped at the ship starting at 1:30pm. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to depart Cairns no earlier than 3:00pm on day 8. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include kayaking, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, wildlife observation, land treks, beach combing, cultural visits, glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling and diving.

Included in the cost of your cruise is the use of full snorkeling and dive equipment (additional charges apply for scuba diving). Please remember, if you are a certified diver, to bring your certification card and logbook. Snorkeling is free of charge. An introductory scuba skills session is complimentary for first-time divers.

Room Configuration

No single supplement (on cruise only) for genuine single travelers. Guests traveling together who elect to travel in single rooms will be required to pay a 25% surcharge. Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Promenade Deck B category; ask your Adventure Smith Specialist for details.

Families & Children

Children 0-3 years of age at time of the cruise are free of charge. Children ages 4-14 receive 50% off the applicable adult rate. 2 adults and 1 child traveling may request a triple share stateroom (containing a double/or two singles and a Pullman bunk for the child). 2 adults and 2 children traveling together may request 2 rooms next door to each other.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises are great for families of all ages, with a range of included activities to appeal to parents and children alike. From snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours, beach and rainforest walks to scuba diving and onboard touch tank presentations and fish feeding with a marine biologist, families will enjoy the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in one of the world’s great natural wonders.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Details

Listed prices for this trip are based on foreign currency exchange rates and may vary. USD pricing will be calculated at the time of final payment based on the market conversion rate plus a 1% banking conversion fee of total invoiced amount. Please contact AdventureSmith for current pricing.

 

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"Sites On Great Barrier Reef Were Amazing"

The cabin was comfortable, the food was delicious, the itinerary was well-planned and the sites on the Great Barrier Reef were amazing. The crew were super-friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were having a wonderful time. I will definitely use AdventureSmith in the future and have already recommended them to friends.

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We were able to get away from the dive spots that the majority of tourists go to so we were allowed to be in spots where the reef was much more healthy and populous with pretty fish. If you want to go to the Great Barrier Reef, do not bother with a day trip.

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French Polynesian Discovery: Tahiti to the Marquesas

On this 10-day French Polynesian adventure cruise aboard the 102-guest National Geographic Orion, visit the Society and Marquesa Islands with expert National Geographic guides.

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From $8360USD
May
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