Journey through the archipelago of Micronesia


July 5, 2022

A unique aquatic adventure of culture and history through the island states of Micronesia.

25 Nights | Manila to Kavieng | Departing November 9, 2023 | from $21,250 per person in twin sharing

Join us on an extraordinary island adventure as we travel through the rarely explored islands of Micronesia. On board Coral Adventurer, sail from Manila to the Philippines, Palau and through the outlying islands of the Federated States of Micronesia. Share the spirit of local islanders and take part in centuries-old cultural traditions including dancing, weaving and carving. Visit historic sites with an expert historian guide and experienced sailor, Alisdair McGregor. Throughout the archipelago, learn about the efforts of early Portuguese explorers and Austronesian-speaking peoples and their maritime culture.

Expert guide

Special guest speaker: Alisdair McGregor

A writer, historian and painter, Alasdair has been traveling Antarctic waters since 1983 and has been a guest lecturer and guide on expeditions to the islands of the Southern Ocean and the Kimberleys for over 15 years. He is the author, co-author or editor of a number of books, several of which have been shortlisted for major literary awards, and is a regular contributor to Australian Geographic. With a true spirit of exploration, Alisdair will share his knowledge of decades of seafaring ranging from natural history, environmental, architectural and historical topics on our voyage through Micronesia.

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore the secluded and rarely visited bay of Sohoton, with its limestone karst hills and harmless golden jellyfish lakes
  • Visit all four Federated States of Micronesia, including remote Kosrae, known for its lush mountainous landscape and unique underwater world
  • Study rare bird species across the island chains, including the endemic Chuuk Monarch on Chuuk Island
  • Visit Lamotrek where locals demonstrate how to make ancient fish traps and take guests in traditional carved canoes

Travel itinerary

  • Stop over at North Sibuyan Island famous for its thousands of years of isolation resulting in remarkable biodiversity in its pristine forests, waterfalls and caves
  • Snorkel and dive among the ‘ghost fleet’ of over 50 coral-encrusted WWII shipwrecks in Chuuk Lagoon, visit the Japanese War Memorial and a former wartime command center
  • Explore the secluded reefs and lagoons of Chuuk and Pohnpei, sharing the waters with sea turtles, anemones, lionfish, octopus and crab-hunting moray eels in the shallow waters
  • Walk among the archaeological ruins of Nan Madol, a former royal residence and political seat of the Saudeleur dynasty in Pohnpei

For more information go to Coral expeditions or call 1800 079 545.

Lucas E. Kelly