- Visit the world heritage listed areas of Shark Bay and Ningaloo reef, six marine parks and reserves and Western Australia’s newest national park.
- Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team.
- Discover the only breeding colony of Australian Sea Lions on the Western coast.
- Experience the colourful coral, crystal clear waters and large breeding colonies of seabirds at the Abrolhos Islands.
- Learn of the horrifying tale of the Batavia Mutiny, regarded as the largest and most gruesome mutiny in the world.
- Sail in the footsteps of the early European explorers.
- Witness one of Australia's best-known wildlife experiences at Monkey Mia in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.
- Come face-to-fin with the biggest fish in the ocean, the whale shark on the Ningaloo coast.
- Discover the highest concentration of rock engravings of any known site in the world on the Burrup Peninsula.
- Swim and snorkel in the pristine waters of the Rowley Shoals Marine Park.
- Destination Guide
- Suggested Shore Excursions
Perth (Fremantle) 04/08/2021The vibrant city of Fremantle blends the old with the new, creating an enriching cultural experience. Maritime, convict, and colonial history can be explored in one of the best-preserved examples of a 19th-century port streetscape on Earth, while buzzing markets, lively bars, and casual street cafés give you a taste of 21st century life with the locals. If you're hitting the heritage trail, be sure to include a visit to the Western Australian Maritime Museum, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison, and Western Australia's oldest public building, the Roundhouse.,
Optional Private Excursions
Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!
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Jurien Bay 04/09/2021Jurien Bay Marine Park, located 150 kilometres north of Perth, was named by Captain Nicolas Baudin aboard the Géographe in honour of the French naval administrator Charles-Marie Jurien. The marine park surrounds dozens of ecologically important islands that contain rare and endangered animals found nowhere else in the world. The marine park and its immediate surrounds is the only major breeding area for Australian sea lions along the western coast of Australia. It is also a primary breeding ground for seabirds and is populated with a mix of temperate and tropical plants and animals, courtesy of the Leeuwin Current.,
Abrolhos Islands 04/10/2021The Abrolhos Islands Marine Park consists of three main clusters of islands that stretch from north to south across 100 kilometers of ocean, and includes the Wallabi Group, Easter Group, and Pelsaert Group. Established as a marine park in 1983, the waters of the Abrolhos are famous for colourful coral, crystal-clear waters, and large breeding colonies of seabirds. Here, the southward flowing Leeuwin Current has created a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life. In July 2019 the Islands were declared a national park for their ecological and historical significance. You will have the opportunity to explore East Wallabi Island and its fringing reefs.,
Shark Bay 04/11/2021With its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, rust-red sand dunes, and abundant wildlife, Shark Bay became Western Australia's first UNESCO Wold Heritage-listed area in 1991. The colourful and diverse landscapes, rare fauna and flora, and world-class examples of Earth's ecological processes are what qualify Shark Bay for World Heritage listing — making it a truly remarkable place. You will have the opportunity to sail past the location of the first recorded European landing on Australia's west coast at Cape Inscription where in 1616 Dirk Hartog left evidence of his landing in the form of a pewter plate inscribed with details of his journey.,
Monkey Mia 04/12/2021Over 70% of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is marine environments and many of the reasons for its UNESCO World Heritage listing are within these waters. The shallow and mostly protected bays host over 10,000 dugongs, the world's largest seagrass beds, and representatives of the earth's oldest lifeforms, stromatolites. Wild bottlenose dolphins visit the shore at Monkey Mia Reserve, creating one of Australia's best-known wildlife experiences. You may also see sharks, rays, turtles, and a variety of fish in the water. You will have the opportunity to experience the wild bottlenose dolphins early in the morning before exploring the area's natural and cultural history along the Wulyibidi Yaninyina Trail.,
Ningaloo Reef 04/13/2021The Ningaloo Coast Marine Park is a place of spectacular contrast between lush and colourful scenery beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean and the rugged, arid landscape of Cape Range National Park. Here is also only one of few places on Earth where you can see the biggest fish in the ocean — the whale shark. The voyage will occur during the peak viewing season, maximising our opportunity to encounter these amazing giants of the sea. You will also have the opportunity to swim and snorkel on the largest fringing coral reef in Australia and the only large reef in the world found so close to a continental land mass, making it an easy snorkel from shore.,
Ningaloo Reef 04/14/2021The Ningaloo Coast Marine Park is a place of spectacular contrast between lush and colourful scenery beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean and the rugged, arid landscape of Cape Range National Park. Here is also only one of few places on Earth where you can see the biggest fish in the ocean — the whale shark. The voyage will occur during the peak viewing season, maximising our opportunity to encounter these amazing giants of the sea. You will also have the opportunity to swim and snorkel on the largest fringing coral reef in Australia and the only large reef in the world found so close to a continental land mass, making it an easy snorkel from shore.,
Burrup Peninsula 04/15/2021Murujuga National Park and the islands of the Dampier Archipelago showcase what is thought to be the highest concentration of rock engravings of any known site in the world. Aboriginal people have been living there for more than 50,000 years and the petroglyphs (rock engravings) have been estimated to be as old as 40,000 years. The petroglyphs are diverse, depicting a record of what was meaningful to the Aboriginal people of the Pilbara and beyond. The sacred rock art's traditional custodians are the Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi, the Yaburara-Mardudhunera, and the Woon-goo-tt-oo and guests will have the opportunity to visit Deep Gorge with a traditional custodian guide and marvel at the petroglyphs up close.,
Rowley Shoals 04/16/2021Regarded as one of the world's most spectacular diving and snorkelling locations, the Rowley Shoals lie 260 kilometres west of Broome in the Timor Sea. The three coral atolls of Mermaid, Clerke, and Imperieuse Reefs rise, near vertical, from the surrounding crystal-clear waters on the edge of the continental shelf. The shallow lagoons inhabited by a diverse array of corals and abundant marine life are ideal for exploration by snorkellers and divers. To take full advantage of the location, your ship will spend one and a half days at the Rowley Shoals, allowing you to swim and snorkel from Zodiac®.,
Broome 04/18/2021Located in the northwest of the Kimberley region and in the far north of Western Australia, the town of Broome is reputed for its history and its glorious pearling era. The fascinating Chinatown district, which is the historic city centre, and the famous Japanese Cemetery, dates back to 1896, and has a past marked by the immigration of numerous Chinese and Japanese workers, attracted by the prosperous pearl industry at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Broome is also famous for the "Staircase to the Moon", an optical illusion created by the Moon reflecting on the sand banks at low tide, like a staircase climbing up towards the sky, a unique spectacle provided by nature...,
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