Journey beyond the known and to the outer edge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to discover abundant marine life, ancient cultures, seabirds,and solitude.Stretching for over 1,400 miles and encompassing over 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage area,is the world’s largest living structure and home to an abundant and thriving array of marine and birdlife species. For this compelling adventure, we’ll begin in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney with a tour of its highlights and a cruise along its magnificent harbor. Fly to Cairns to embark the yacht-like expedition vesse lCoral Discoverer to the reef on an immersive seven-night voyage to the remote and untouched Northern reef precinct.The vessel Coral Discoverer will take a maximum of 72 guests to investigate hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands,and pristine reef systems. In the company of expert naturalist guides meet charismatic marine species including the sea turtles surfing the ocean currents, and marvel at the magnificent humpback whale migration in the deep blue of the Coral Sea. Share the journey with soaring seabirds and swim, dive and snorkel at far-flung Osprey, Escape and Ribbon Reefs. Learn about ancient indigenous culture and Australian heritage at historic Cooktown where Captain Cook beached the HMB Endeavour. Explore the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and look for the region’s famed wildlife including saltwater crocodiles. Visit a Turtle Rehabilitation Center and stretch your legs with a hike to the summit of “Cooks Look”. Join us on a unique exploration of the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef.