Extraordinary Tasmania cruises

There’s nothing ordinary about Tasmania. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. And the best way to see the extraordinary Apple Isle is with Coral Expeditions. 

Coral Expeditions is a cruise company where size does matter. It’s classed as a local operator and one of the few cruise operators able to access remote, hard-to-reach destinations that larger ships cannot.

So you’ll see more of Tasmania than you would with any other tour company, cruise line or possibly even on your own.

And with new themed cruises and updated itineraries released each year, Coral Expeditions can show you parts of Tasmania many others aren’t aware of.

Coral’s Pristine Tasmania cruises will run over seven nights in 2020 and, in 2021, will become even more immersive with 10-night Coastal Wilds of Tasmania cruises on offer.

Both cruises help you to explore Tasmania’s south-west, in-depth, through shore excursions and onboard offerings. On shore, Tassie’s ruggedly beautiful topography takes centre stage, and guests can enjoy easy walks or more challenging hikes through ancient landscapes led by expert guides and naturalists. Tasmania’s colonial and maritime history, pioneering culture, arts and food converge to create truly inspiring itineraries.

Coral also works closely with local producers and vendors to create palate-pleasing culinary cruises. The ship is always well stocked with locally sourced Tasmanian produce and wines.

“The vision is to create a space where local, seasonal produce is celebrated, where diners experience a true sense of place through the food they eat, where the ingredients speak for themselves with little adornment,” says Coral Expeditions executive chef Barbara Genedics.

“Our aim is to foster a community of local growers, farmers and fishermen by ensuring most of our ingredients are sourced from the regions we visit.”

Have you ever wanted to know what is would be like to join the intrepid crews sailing in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race? Well, you can – although in much more comfortable conditions!

One of Coral Expeditions new themed cruises – A Yachtsman’s Cruise – sails from Sydney to Hobart over six nights. Onboard Coral Discoverer, you can join the fleet near the start line and watch them sail past while listening to expert commentary from Australia II crew member and yachting great Skip Lissiman. Sail the south coast and Bass Strait with the trailing fleet and enjoy the rugged Tasmanian coast with the opportunity to join expedition teams on guided shore excursions to Tasmania’s national parks.

Wanting to spend a little more time onshore, soaking up Tassie’s wild and wonderful terrain? Then the Coastal Treks of Tasmania cruise is for you. Coral Expeditions has partnered with Australian Geographic to create the perfect adventure. Whether you want to explore breathtakingly beautiful coastal hikes and paths, led by experienced bushwalkers, or relax and recharge onboard while sampling the state’s finest food and beverages, there is no better way to explore Tasmania’s coastline.

And for those who have dreamt of following in the footsteps of those pioneering naval heroes, George Bass and Matthew Flinders, Coral’s 14-night Tasmania Circumnavigation cruise will return in 2021 from a sold-out 2020 season. But you’d best book early, or risk missing out again!

coral discoverer sailing around tasmania

Sail to the edge of the world, fully immersed on an exceptional adventure cruise, into Tasmania’s wild heart with Australia’s small-ship cruising pioneers.

“We are proud to be expedition pioneers of the region,” says Jeff Gillies, commercial director of Coral Expeditions.

“Our itineraries celebrate all the wonderful components that make Tasmania a unique destination – its wild natural formations, abundance of birds and wildlife and fascinating maritime history.

“From hiking through the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island, gazing at 300m high cliffs at Tasman National Park to meeting world-famous food producers such as King Island Dairy, our guests are in for a full immersion.”

Is a Tasmania cruise on your wish list? It’s not too late to book a 2019 or 2020 cruise now. And First-time Coral Expeditioners save up to $800 per person* on selected Tasmania departures or 10 per cent on 2021 early bird bookings.

For more information and bookings, head to www.coralexpeditions.com

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