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Passages At Sea: Across the Indian Ocean

ZANZIBAR TO FREMANTLE19 nightsAll InclusiveFrom $9,550.00* PP

In times past, an Indian Ocean crossing was a sailor’s rite of passage, a truly daunting task on a wooden sailing vessel. Experience the historical journey yourself as you sail 4,550 nautical miles aboard expedition ship Coral Geographer. This Indian Ocean crossing offers a rare opportunity to navigate one of the world’s great oceans in the wake of famed explorers like Dirk Hartog and Willem de Vlamingh.

After an epic adventure of four voyages through the Small Islands of the Indian Ocean, Coral Geographer will bring the season to a close as she sails east in a southern arc from the island of Zanzibar off the African coast to arrive on Australian shores at Fremantle.

This 19-night ocean passage allows you to settle into the rhythm of life at sea. Onboard, guest presenters and storytellers will be your only diversions as you share the waves with migratory seabirds and marine life. Mingle with crew aboard a working expedition ship, share likeminded company with fellow travellers and take time to relax with a good book on the deck.

If you relish the adventure of an extended ocean crossing, we invite you to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

  • Depart from Zanzibar with its rich spice route trading heritage
  • Find peace and solitude with time to disconnect
  • Mingle with our seafaring crew and learn the basics of life at sea
  • Learn from our onboard expedition crew delivering a series of themed presentations
  • Relax on deck and and take in wide-open skies and rolling ocean
  • Stargaze at nighttime, untainted by light pollution
  • Enjoy the convivial company of fellow passengers and maritime crew as we share meals and stories together along the way

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Zanzibar Women

In the early evening we depart Zanzibar on our epic Indian Ocean crossing bound for Fremantle, West Australia. Board at 5:00pm for a 7:00pm departure.

Celestial Navigation

Spend 18 carefree days at leisure as we cross the Indian Ocean from west to east. Experience the warm company of our renowned Australian hospitality team and take time to socialise with fellow passengers, catch up on reading or simply relax as the Indian Ocean slips by. You might even find the time to finish a project you’ve been working on or write your first book.

Throughout the voyage, you will be able to participate in an extensive onboard program hosted by onboard guest lecturers with subjects including history, culture, nature and theory relating to the Indian Ocean and celestial navigation. Our guest lecturer will also hold evening star-gazing sessions with insights on astronomy and its ties to navigation.

Arrive at Fremantle, Western Australia at 8:00am and disembark Coral Geographer at 9:00am.

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

Fares & Availability

Bridge Deck Suites

Private Balcony - 37.5m2

5 Available

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

Private Balcony - 21.4m2

24 Available

Promenade Deck Stateroom

Picture Window - 17m2

15 Available

Coral Deck Stateroom

Porthole Window - 17m2

7 Available
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Prices are per person twin share, listed in Australian Dollars (AUD).  Booking Terms & Conditions >
For solo traveller rates see our Solo Traveller Program >

Additional Information


  • Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell events, and open bridge access
  • Selected wines, selected beers and house spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour barista-style coffee and tea station
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Use of all onboard facilities, incl. a reference library
  • Your expedition photos captured during the voyage
  • Post-cruise transfers (in most destinations)

Not Included

  • Pre-cruise transfers
  • Pre and post cruise flights/charter flights
  • Pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry visas & travel permits for the country you are traveling to/from
  • Alcoholic drinks (including beer and wine) outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Internet services (available at a cost)
  • Laundry service (available at a cost)
  • Items of a personal nature such souvenir purchases
  • Optional Extras (in some destinations)



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