A Yachtman’s Cruise

8 days - Cruise Package
Depart Sydney's North Head

Arrive at your embarkation point in Palm Beach, Broken Bay at 8:30am. You will be met by the ship’s tender and transferred to the Coral Discoverer to embark for 10:00am departure. Enjoy lunch while the ship positions off North Head. From the Xplorer Bar, celebrate the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and watch the fleet round the heads and sail south.

Scenic Coastal Cruise

Cruise the scenic coastline from Sydney. Dependent on weather, stops may include Jervis Bay and/or Twofold Bay. As you cruise, our guest lecturer will present commentary on the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and lectures on yachting and maritime history.

Bass Strait Crossing

As we sail through the Southern Ocean, enjoy presentations, spot yachts, or relax on deck and enjoy the vastness of the Bass Strait.

Maria Island

The historic ruins, secluded bays, and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park are home to a local population of wildlife that includes Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, and wombats. Since the 1960s, several endangered species have been introduced here in a bid to protect them. Visit World Heritage-listed Darlington, part of the “Convict Trail of Australia”, and gain an understanding of the life of the early settlers in a restored 19th century convict penitentiary. An adventurous walk to the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs take in the history and beauty of this island.


Bruny Island and Adventure Bay

Experience the rugged beauty of the Fluted Cape as you walk along the sheer coastal cliffs or cruise for a closer look around Penguin Island. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay as you meander past the ruins of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point.

New Year's Eve

Enjoy the end of the Sydney to Hobart race celebrations on New Year’s Eve from onboard Coral Discoverer. Welcome the New Year with a view of the fireworks display over the Derwent River.

Arrive Hobart

Arrive in Hobart at 7:30am for a disembarkation at 8:00am at Macquarie Wharf on 2nd January. There will be complimentary post cruise transfers to CBD hotels and to the airport.