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Western Australia Cruises

Choose from three small ships; one 11-day, and two 13-day itineraries to cruise western Australia—home to some of the country’s most extraordinary wonders; many only accessible by sea. Join expert guides and guest lecturers to cruise in true expedition style to offshore coral reefs and remote archipelagos and coastlines that few have the opportunity to visit. These western Australia cruises explore the region’s contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea, offering memories that will last a lifetime.

The main 13-day Abrolhos Islands & The Coral Coast itinerary operates between Broome and Fremantle, voyaging along most of western Australia for a comprehensive experience. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history, this region is layered with stories. The natural coastal reserves harbor abundant birdlife and marine species. A unique highlight is a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay, where the temperate climate of the south meets the desert climate of the north, resulting in exclusive and abundant wildlife ashore and under the water.

The alternative 11-day Whales & Trails of Western Australia operates round-trip from Fremantle with a mix of hiking, foraging, whale watching, wildflowers in bloom, indigenous culture, art, white-sand beach & a signature winemaker’s dinner at a vineyard.

The alternative 13-day Ningaloo & The Blue Water Wonders of Australia’s West itinerary operates round-trip from Broome, focusing on a shorter section of Australia’s west coast, reaching only as far south as the Ningaloo Reef. These departures offer even more opportunities to snorkel and dive, with unique visits to the incredible Rowley Shoals and Mackerel Islands. Of note, this itinerary has no days at sea and provides time to snorkel and dive at the World-Heritage-listed Ningaloo, while the main itinerary departures only cruise Ningaloo with opportunities to snorkel in nearby bays.

Enjoy authentic Australian hospitality and remote access only a small cruise ship can permit. Choose from departures aboard the 72-guest Coral Discoverer, 120-guest Coral Adventurer or 120-guest Coral Geographer. Highly informative expedition leaders and guest lecturers maximize the experiences offered on each shore excursion. Each ship comes equipped for exploration with Zodiacs, a glass-bottom boat and Xplorer tender vessel with a platform for easy entry into the water.

Read on for details about these small ship cruises in western Australia, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Small ship cruises in Australia or trips to Australia.