|9 nights accommodation aboard the Greg Mortimer - Twin share - Balcony Stateroom Category C | Complimentary spray jacket | Port surcharges, permits and landing fees | Gratuities for ship crew.|
|All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage, Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner. Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages|
|All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises & educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team & Snorkelling activities and use of snorkelling equipment|
|Return airport transfers to and from the Greg Mortimer|
|Day 1 - Broome||Embark the Greg Mortimer in the afternoon. After boarding, take time to settle into your cabin before attending important safety briefings. Enjoy the thrill of departure as we pull away. In the evening, meet your expedition team and crew at the Captain’s Welcome Dinner as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.|
|Day 2 - 3 - Rowley Shoals||Sail overnight to Rowley Shoals Marine Park, three pristine, coral atolls that rise from the seabed to the Indian Ocean surface (and above it at low tide). Renowned as one of the world’s finest snorkeling and dive destinations, it features deep drop-offs festooned with soft coral, protected lagoons brimming with tropical fish and channels alive with larger marine animals, including sea turtles, manta rays, whales and dolphins. Spectacular kayaking and Zodiac-cruising await those who prefer their adventures above the sea, although warm water will entice everyone. Beach walk to caves where seabirds nest including red-tailed tropicbirds and the rarer white-tailed tropicbird and a host of other seabirds.|
|Day 4 - Montebello islands | Barrow island||Explore Montebello Islands, an archipelago of some 174 small limestone islands about 130 kms off the Pilbara coast. The site of nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s, including the United Kingdom’s first ever atomic weapon, the islands are now the breeding ground for beach stone curlews, fairy and roseate terns, ospreys, white-bellied sea eagles and sooty oystercatchers. Mala, (rufous-hare wallaby) has been reintroduced to the islands. After lunch, we anchor off Barrow Island, one of the most important conservation reserves in WA where oil and gas fields coexist with rare and endangered mammals like the spectacled hare-wallaby, golden bandicoot and black-flanked rock-wallaby. Among the 43 species of reptiles on the island is the perentie, Australia’s biggest lizard.|
|Days 5 – 6 - Ningaloo Coast and Reef, Cape Range National Park||Immerse yourself in UNESCO’s Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, the world's largest fringing reef and major migratory route for dolphins, dugongs, manta rays and humpback whales. Swim, snorkel, dive and kayak Coral Bay’s prime spots like Asho’s Gap, where cleaner wrasse attend to the teeth and parasites of grey reef sharks, and loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles nest nearby; and discover why this part of the world is designated a ‘Hope Spot’ by Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue team. A sunset walk to Point Cloates Lighthouse to finish the day. At Norwegian Bay, visit the ruins of its whaling station which harks back to the early 1900s, when a Norwegian whaling company ran whaling and factory ships before building the shore-based processing plant in 1915. In the afternoon, land on the western side of North West Cape and hike into stunning limestone gorges to discover pristine beaches of Cape Range National Park.|
|Day 7 - Muiron islands||Explore the magnificent coral gardens of Muiron Islands that feature an abundance of soft corals, sponges and nudibranchs, and boasts a range of aquatic animals, including ospreys, shearwaters, turtles, manta rays, dolphins, dugongs and humpback whales.|
|Day 8 - Dampier Archipelago||Named after William Dampier, an English buccaneer and explorer who visited in 1699, the 42 islands feature brilliant sapphire waterways, set against the Pilbara’s red and ochre-hued landscape, alive with hawksbill turtles, dolphins and shy dugongs. Snorkel, dive or kayak, or land on sandy beaches to discover amazing Aboriginal rock engravings of turtles, fish, kangaroos and wallabies.|
|Day 9 - At sea||Enjoy a day at sea as your Captain skirts the coastline back to Broome. Consolidate your appreciation of the Ningaloo Coast’s compelling natural and human history with informative talks – anything from oceanography to natural history, maritime exploration and human history – from our team of experts. Toast your adventures in the wash of a lingering WA sunset, and celebrate with friends – both new and old – at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.|
|Day 10 - Broome||In Broome – the ‘port of pearls’ – farewell the crew, expedition team and fellow travellers before your transfer to the airport or your hotel accommodation. Important note: In the spirit of expedition travel, we encourage exploration and adventure offering flexibility in challenging environments. This itinerary is only a guide and is subject to change due to weather, sea state and other conditions beyond our control.|
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With its pristine white-sand beaches, vast swathe of outback, one of the longest surviving cultures in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of remarkable reef and rock formations, excellent surfing, and award-winning wines, you will always have a reason to return to Western Australia.
Dive in Exmouth and The Coral Coast to explore some of the most diverse marine habitats on earth, visit Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef where you can swim with the biggest fish in the ocean – the whale shark. Frolic with the playful dolphins of Monkey Mia, take to a kayak and observe cliff kangaroos, or take your surfboard and catch some exceptional waves.
If you are after some out-of-the-water activities, stroll past the exhibits at the world’s biggest wildflower show, visit the strange moonscape of the Pinnacles Desert, or plunge into the extraordinary ancient river gorges of Kalbarri.
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