Coral Expeditions II, Australia

Excellent crew and service

“Experiencing the beauty of the reef; the friendliness of the crew and other guests, the professional accompaniment of a marine bio…”

Larry M, United States United States
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The Coral Expeditions II offers guests the perfect small ship cruise to the Great Barrier Reef to experience crystal clear waters, gorgeous white sand beaches and amazing rainforests. During your 3, 4 or 7-night itinerary you will have the chance to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and discover some of the 1,500 species of fish that live there, cruise through the Hinchinbrook Channel and see the mangroves, explore the rainforest with a guided walk, join the on board marine biolist on the glass-bottom boat to find out more about the underwater world, laze on the white sandy beaches of Fitzroy Island and marvel at the spectacular sunsets. A free introductory scuba dive is included for those that wish to give it a go and for those certified, dives are available at an additional cost.

Topside the 35m Coral Expeditions offers 22 cabins over two decks. Each cabin offers ample storage space, AC, en-suite bathrooms, toiletries, hair dryer and are serviced daily. All rooms also offer picture windows so you don't miss the stunning views. For relaxation the Coral Expeditions II has a large sun deck with loungers, spacious lounge with entertainment area, dining area, library, small shop for personal items and two fully stocked cocktail bars. Meals are served in the large dining room, and range from fully cooked breakfasts, buffet lunch with a variety of hot and cold dishes and delicious 3-course dinners. Special dietary requirements can be catered to upon request prior to departure.

The Coral Expeditions II is a fantastic choice for a small ship cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Call us or book online today to start your journey.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Glass Bottom Boat Excursion, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Diving Package (74-85 AUD per activity).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Kayaks
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Glass Bottom Boat Excursion

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Set Menu Dinner

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Coral Expeditions II Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 35m
  • Beam 12m
  • Top speed 12 Knots
  • Max guests 46
  • Number of cabins 22
  • Number of bathrooms 22

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Coral Expeditions II Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Larry M
  • United States United States
Perfect way to truly experience the Great Barrier Reef

Experiencing the beauty of the reef; the friendliness of the crew and other guests, the professional accompaniment of a marine biologist to educate and answer questions, a captain that puts his guests first, and seeing a sea turtle in action!

Recommended for
Evening experience on a Sandy Cay, Snorkeling, and the food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dan G
  • United States United States
Better than expected!!!!

Sunset, snorkeling and sips on Sudbury Cay! Nathan reef. Hiking Mount Kootaloo. Turtles at Fitzroy in the wild and in rehabilitation.

Recommended for
Amazing places visited! Educational, helpful crew. Great food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • michael S
  • United States United States
What a great way to see the Great Barrier Reef

Meeting all the lovely guests, seeing the Reef, enjoying the knowledge transfer from crew to guest

Recommended for
Crew was impressive--helpful, kind, intelligent, responsive
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Scott A
  • United States United States
Worth the cost and will be back again.

Sunset on a small deserted island. Shallow water diving and snorkeling in remote areas. Staff was attentive and easy on the eyes ;-)

Recommended for
Dunk Island, excellent rooms, beautiful coral
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Johanna D
  • United States United States
Fabulous cruise which was superbly organized by very friendly and professional crew.

Snorkeling, hiking, and touring Cooktown were all memorable, but so was just sitting on the deck and watching the landscape change. Wonderful to feel so well looked after without being interfered with in the least. The food prep was particularly impressive, and meals were beautifully presented and coordinated. Knowledgeable crew, generous and very kind. Very positive experience all around.

Recommended for
Activities (in-water, hiking, and touring), Food, and Organization of Everything.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bob W
  • Australia Australia

We enjoyed stunning environments. We were looked after in every way.

Recommended for
Snorkeling. Cooktown, great crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Susan G
  • Australia Australia
Magical - one word says it all.

Nathan reef was beautiful, but the highlight was seeing turtles on Fitzroy Reef.

Recommended for
Snorkeling, itinerary, staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Claudio C
  • Argentina Argentina
Excelente Crucero por la Barrera de Coral

El buceo y el snorkelling en diversas locaciones.

Recommended for
Barco pequeño, eramos 19 pasajeros y una tripulación de 15, parecía un yate privado. Muy buena atención e itinerario. Muy recomendable.