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Encounter Bay & Victor Harbour

Distance Travelled: 40 NM
Steaming Time: 4 Hours

After an early morning departure, the Coral Adventurer will make her way east for a short voyage to arrive at Victor Harbour at Sunrise.

In 1802, this was the location of  friendly meeting between Captain Matthew Flinders aboard HMS Investigator and French Captain Nicolas Baudin aboard MF La Geographe. Flinders advised Baudin of Kangaroo Island as a good place to take the scurvy-stricken crew for a feed and water. The language barrier between the pair meant conversation was brief, but having not encountered another ship for 5 months, it is likely Flinders was eager for interaction.

When onshore at Victor Harbor, guests can enjoy the historic horse drawn tram across the causeway to Granite Island. Commencing operation in 1894 the service is one of two remaining in the world that operate daily. We will also explore the South Australian Whale centre and will cruise past the entry to the mighty Murray River.

Traditional custodians: Ngarrindjeri people

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Australia’s Pioneering Cruise Line
For over 30 years Coral Expeditions has had one purpose – taking small groups of like-minded explorers to the most remote parts of the world, with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality. Coral Expeditions was founded by a fisherman with a passion for the sea. Then named Coral Princess Cruises, the small North Queensland based company explored the Great Barrier Reef and pioneered small ship expedition cruising to the Kimberley and Papua New Guinea. Today, Coral Expeditions has grown to include voyages to Tasmania, Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, and the Indonesian Archipelago. Our Australian crew provide warm hospitality and personal service on board. Shore-rich itineraries in remote locations allow our guests to be immersed in local cultures, get close to wildlife, and enjoy adventurous land and sea activities in safety. We invite you to celebrate 35 years of exploration with us.

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