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North Bay & Maria Island

Distance Travelled: 70 NM
Steaming Time: 7 Hours

We will disembark on North Bay in the small fishing village of Dunalley. Abel Tasman attempted to land his ship in this bay here in 1642, however, due to rough seas the he instead swam through the surf to plant the Dutch flag in North Bay.

Next we are off to wonder the historic ruins, secluded bays and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park. You can expect to meet local endemic wildlife such as Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies and Wombats.

Visit World Heritage-listed Darlington; take in the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs, walk to the convict ruins of Point Lesueur at Long Point.

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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