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...following the yachts as they race along the scenic east coast...
Coral Expeditions is offering a unique Sydney to Hobart maritime-themed itinerary which sets sail with the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
This year Coral Expeditions will carry passengers across the channel from the Australian mainland to Tasmania, following the yachts as they race along the scenic east coast.
On-board, guest lecturer John Longley will give guests an insider perspective of the yacht race. With four Sydney-hobart races under his belt, John knows ocean sailing, having also competed in five America’s Cups, three Admiral’s Cups, the Transatlantic Race and many others. He also the project-managed the construction of the Endeavour replica, now displayed at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, and sailed around in the world in her.
John will join excursions to many maritime attractions along the way, such as the Killer Whale Museum in Eden, the Davidson Whaling Station in Ben Boyd National Park, Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration and a visit to the Hobart Race Village for presentations.
The voyage’s flexible itinerary can respond to weather conditions, so guests see the best parts of Australia’s south-east coast and Tasmania in comfort. The regular excursions are carried out using Zodiacs and the Explorer tender, which can be easily accessed from the main deck. There are no queues or waiting around.
The cruise will conclude with a New Year’s celebration overlooking the Derwent River, including a spectacular fireworks display. On disembarking, guests can take advantage of a special promotion for the Taste of Tasmania festival, December 28, 2017 to January 3, 2018.
Manned by an expert, all-australian crew, Coral Discoverer offers up to 70 passengers spacious cabins, the bridge deck staterooms with private balconies, and contemporary communal areas where guests enjoy modern Australian cuisine made with fresh local produce.
Coral Expeditions’ Sydney to Hobart itinerary departs Sydney on December 26, 2017 and finishes in Hobart on January 1, 2018. Prices start from A$4,180 per person.