Coral Adventurer begins the first circumnavigation of Australia by sailing
Coral Expeditions’ Coral Adventurer set sail this week on its 59-night circumnavigation of Australia from Cairns, according to a press release.
Several key crew members will be on board throughout the voyage, including Master Matt Fryer, Expedition Leader Cara Cavanagh and Commissioner Zac Romaine. Guests and crew will share experiences such as encounters with endemic marine and terrestrial nature and wildlife, cultural connections with remote communities, exploring coastal and tidal landscapes, and learning about the destinations’ heritage, according to Coral Expeditions.
“This journey has been three years after plans for 2020 and 2021 were affected by border and travel restrictions and we are grateful to set sail and see our resilience rewarded in what promises to be an adventure for ages,” Jeff Gillies said. , Commercial Director, Coral Expeditions.
Expedition highlights involve time ashore in the historic port of Albany and a cruise through the Bunda Cliffs in the Head of Bight as the ship crosses the Southern Ocean. Guests can also learn about Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island, Magnetic Island, Maria Island and the secluded coastal shores of Lucky Bay.
Culinary highlights of the cruise include an oyster experience in Coffin Bay, beef and dairy from King Island, crayfish and scallops from Abrolhos, and selected wines from South and Western Australia.
“It will be the largest sailing venture in company history with over 7,000 nautical miles on the way,” said Matt Fryer. “We know of no modern line that has developed such extensive coastal travel and we are proud to be a pioneer exploring all of Australia with our local crew. It will be epic”.
A private jet charter to Uluru, a winemaker’s dinner and vineyard tour at Leeuwin Estate in the Margaret River, and a tall ship race in Sydney Harbor are just a few of the special events that will make part of the 59-night voyage aboard the Coral. Adventurer.