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Magnetic Island

Distance Travelled: 258 NM
Steaming Time: 24 Hours

It was 35 years ago that the Coral Expeditions story began in Townsville, North Queensland. We started with a small submarine chaser, operating very small group expeditions along the coastline between Townsville and Cairns. We stopped at island gems like Magnetic Island, Palm Island, Orpheus and Hinchinbrook and the famous Dunk Island. A return home on our 35th with the new vessel Coral Adventurer will be a great celebration and we look forward to setting ashore at some of these stops on this stretch of our voyage.

Traditional custodians: Traditional owners and custodians, the Bindal and Wulgurukaba People are the first people to have lived in the Townsville region.

Our Story

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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