Come journey through the South Pacific Islands - a land of blue lagoons and active volcanoes
For more than 30 years Captain Peter Martin has immersed himself in the culture and the beauty of the South Pacific Islands.
From sailing through the lush lagoons of Vanuatu, to exploring the crystal blue waters of New Caledonia, Captain Martin may well consider himself more a local than a tourist when it comes to the Melanasian region.
'During my seafaring career I've visited the Islands of the South Pacific on many occasions,' Captain Martin said.
Now, Coral Expeditions is giving travellers to explore those very same islands with Captain Martin as their expedition leader.
The 16-night journey aboard the refurbished Coral Discoverer will take guests across Melanesia islands, including stopovers in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
'We sail in waters contested in time by explorers, warriors, savants, the interests of empires, and locals plying their trade,' Captain Martin said.
'The small communities delight our visitors with their local customs and willingly share their village culture, much as they have done across the years.'
During their visit guests will be able to swim in the sparkling waters of Champagne Beach and walk through the surrounding rainforest before visiting the regions colourful coral reefs and walking around its volcanic calderas.
The 16-night Islands of the South Pacific voyage is scheduled December 3-19, 2018. Rates start at AU$13,190.
To book or for more information, call 1800 079 545 or visit www.coralexpeditions.com