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Whale Sharks of West Papua

DEPARTING FROM:DarwinFINAL DESTINATION:Darwin

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:AsiaSHIP:True North

West Papua is the last frontier of the Indo-Pacific and deep in the heart of this flourishing equatorial wilderness is a biodiversity hotspot - Cenderawasih Bay, the Bay of the Birds of Paradise. See the biggest fish in the world interacting with traditional fishermen. Whale sharks gather each morning to be hand-fed sardines, begging like giant puppy-dogs before inhaling bucketful’s of ravenously anticipated 

sustenance. Then snorkel with these gentle leviathans for hours enjoying countless breath-taking encounters. While these encounters are a cruise highlight, this expedition around the northern coast of West Papua offers a great deal more including exotic Islands, stunning coral reefs, incredible birdlife and fascinating cultural interaction while cruising aboard the luxury True North. 

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True North

True North

Operated by: True North Adventure Cruises

True North Adventure Cruises conducts adventure­ cruises all around the Australian coastline and, in the stunning waters of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Sea.

Cruises are activity based and specifically designed for the most discerning adventurer. Guests consistently remark “that’s the best holiday I have ever had”.

Carefully crafted itineraries allow guests opportunity to ‘experience the destination’ – daily activities can include scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, snorkelling, culture, picnics, nature, diving, exploring and much more!

The True North features the ultimate in comfort and style! Cabins are spacious and feature modern décor, large en­suites, satellite telephones and in­cabin entertainment.

Passenger numbers are limited (36) and a young Australian crew (20) provides personalised service. Multiple expedition vessels take guests away in small groups to experience wilderness ‘up close’ and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter.

Modern cuisine is also featured onboard the True North. 

Key Facts

Crew
20
Officers
Australian
Guests
36
Tonnage
740
Length
164 Feet / 50 Metres
Width
33 Feet
Speed
14 Knots
Passenger Decks
3
Built
2005
Registry
Australia
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Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • Accommodation in selected room grade
  • Superb fine dining
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments
  • Café-style tea and coffee
  • All excursion boat activities
  • Return charter flight from Darwin

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Pre/post cruise flights or accommodation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
  • Items of a personal nature (communications and laundry expenses etc)
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Please note: This cruise is sold in AUD

This itinerary is provided as example only. Prevailing weather and sea conditions and local arrangements may cause variation at the discretion of the Captain. Some departures operate to a revised itinerary, enquire for details.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept both Expedition Cruise Specialists' and True North Adventure Cruises' terms and conditions.

Single travellers are able to request sole use of staterooms at an 80% single surcharge.

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