See the striking colours of the Dampier Archipelago from above on an included helicopter flight.
Keep an eye out for incredible marine life as you cruise outer Ningaloo Reef in search of humpback whales.
Uncover the fascinating history of Dirk Hartog Island on a guided exploration.
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Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your expedition ship. A relaxed dinner this evening allows you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and sets the tone for the next nine nights on board.
Stay: Nine Nights, MS Island SkyDaily :
Prepare for a full day of adventure as your ship cruises into the Rowley Shoals Marine Park this morning. This incredible area is made up of three coral atolls that are believed to have been formed over 10 million years ago. Home to clear lagoons, untouched coral gardens and an abundance of marine life, Rowley Shoals is a true marine paradise. You'll find some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites here. Join your expedition team, hop aboard a Zodiac and head to pristine Mermaid Reef, home to over 200 species of hard coral. Catch your first glimpse of life below the surface during a snorkelling expedition.Daily :
Relax today as the MS Island Sky sails across the Indian Ocean bound for Karratha in the heart of the Pilbara region. Arrive in Karratha in the late afternoon.Daily :
Swap the water for the open skies today as you embark on a helicopter flight over the spectacular Dampier Archipelago.
Located just off the coast of Dampier and Point Samson in the Pilbara region, the archipelago is made up of 42 islands and islets. The contrast between the brilliant white beaches, turquoise waters and the rugged Pilbara landscape is a sight to behold and you’ll be left speechless by the mesmerising views seen from the air. Be sure to keep an eye out for turtles, whales, dugongs and dolphins as you soar over this coastal wonderland. See the main salt lakes and Karratha’s important iron ore industries in full swing as you fly down the western side of the peninsula.Daily :
Arrive at the Montebello Islands Marine Park today and set out on a Zodiac exploration to discover its rich maritime heritage. The islands gained international notoriety when three British atomic weapons tests were carried out here in 1952 and 1956. To this day, concrete bunkers, monitoring stations, roads and scrap metal can still be found on some of the islands. The atomic weapons were exploded on Alpha and Trimouille islands, and on the warship HMS Plym, which was anchored on the west side of Trimouille Island. You’ll have the chance to join your expedition team and step ashore on Trimouille Island to see the wreckage of the HMS Plym.Daily :
Cruise to the Muiron Islands today, consisting of the North Muiron and South Muiron islands, which are separated by a deep-water channel. Vibrantly coloured soft corals can be found in abundance here, and the waters are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving – which is what you’ll be doing today. Turtles love the soft corals here, so be sure to keep an eye out for them as you discover life underwater.Daily :
Cruise outer Ningaloo Reef in search of humpback whales. These incredible creatures migrate through the coast near Ningaloo in pods from July right through to November. If you’re lucky enough, perhaps catch a glimpse of them slapping their tail flukes on the surface as they play in the water.
Today is sure to be a memorable one as you enjoy a special Signature Experience.Daily :
Head to Ocean Park Aquarium, an award-winning eco-friendly aquarium located on the shores of the Shark Bay Marine Park. Later, at Dirk Hartog Island, set out on a guided exploration of the Homestead to discover the island’s fascinating history. Head to Surf Point, on the southern end of the island and look for sharks schooling in the shallow waters.
Arrive in Shark Bay today, home to hidden bays, shimmering turquoise lagoons, remote peninsulas, towering limestone cliffs, and pristine white-sand beaches. Stretching over more than 1,500 kilometres of coastline from Kalbarri to Carnarvon, Shark Bay became Western Australia’s first World Heritage-listed area in 1991. The area is one of Western Australia’s most biologically rich habitats. Its sheltered bays and beds of sea-grass provide the perfect habitat for dugongs, sea turtles, humpback whales, dolphins, stingrays and sharks. It’s then time for your Signature Experience. Afterwards, continue to Steep Point, just across South Passage. As the westernmost point of Western Australia, Steep Point is an ideal place to see the spectacular Zuytdorp Cliffs, rising some 170 metres above sea level. The cliffs provide the perfect viewpoint for a spot of whale watching.Daily :
Today will be spent exploring the Abrolhos Islands. More than 120 unspoilt islands lie clustered here, spanning more than 100 kilometres just off Western Australia’s north coast. Join your expedition team and hop aboard a Zodiac for an in-depth discovery of this coastal wonderland. Large breeding colonies of sea birds can be found on the islands, with more than 90 different species identified. Keep watch for sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales as your expedition team member navigates through the turquoise waters. The Abrolhos Islands are also rich in maritime history, and the famous Batavia wreck lies on the ocean floor on Morning Reef. The Batavia came to grief in 1629 on her maiden voyage from Holland, the first Dutch ship lost off the west coast of Australia.Daily :
Arriving into Geraldton this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your expedition ship. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.Daily :
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