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7th September 2020 to 24th October 2020

Coral Islands: Darwin, Australia – Mauritius

£6900 Per person

Deposit Deposit £1,000. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
This incredbile sailing adventure across the Indian Ocean will take you from the sunny shores of Australia to the vibrant beaches of Mauritius.
Suited to
Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
Open to novice sailors
Nights onboard
46
Vessel type
Clipper 60
Vessel length
60 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single berths (max 11 crew).
Insurance Required
Yes

Embark on an epic adventure across the Indian Ocean, exploring Lombok, Christmas Island and the Cocos on route. 

46 Nights: 07 September - 24 October 2020

£6,900 per person

This voyage from the metropolitan shores of Darwin, Australia, to the rural and vibrant beaches of Mauritius is a must for an avid adventurer.

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the open ocean; an escape from everyday life, embrace the opportunity to swim amongst the tropical fish, explore untamed jungles, and venture up rocky mountains, as well as the opportunity to put your sailing skills to the ultimate test. This trip has all the stunning scenery you can imagine, it's so gorgeous it doesn't even seem real.

September 07 – 20 2020: Darwin to Lombok, Indonesia

We start with a six-day crossing across the Timor Sea to Lombok. This magical island is home to hidden beaches, waterfalls, stunning dive spots, showcasing manta rays, turtles and an abundance of brightly coloured fish, and the towering volcano Mount Rinjani. There’s also an opportunity to explore Banyumulek, with its charming atmosphere and stunning pottery, and home to many Hindu temples, this traditional town is a local Indonesian gem.

September 21 – 27 2020: Lombok to Christmas Island

For the next part of our adventure, we’ll head south-west into the Indian Ocean for three to four days’, towards Christmas Island. During this time you’ll be able to work on your navigation skills, passage planning and weather routing. All this spectacular ocean sailing can be enjoyed as we sailing towards the bewitching Christmas Island. Christmas Island is 65% national park and is home to stunning tropical rainforests, endless coral reefs and of course the famous red crab.

September 28 – October 5 2020: Christmas Island to Cocos

After another four to five days of open ocean sailing to reach the Cocos Keeling Islands, described as the jewel of the Indian Ocean, this tropical paradise is made up of 27 islands, but only 2 are inhabited. We’ll be stopping at the World ARC anchorage “Port Refuge” which is an absolute must-visit as it has an amazing ecosystem and it is possible to go reef walking in special footwear. Sit back and enjoy the crystal clear water, peace and tranquillity of this secret wonderland.

October 06 – 24 2020: Cocos to Mauritius
After a blissful few days exploring Keeling Cocos, we embark on the home stretch of this Indian Ocean extravaganza on a 2350nm sail to Port Louis, Mauritius. After 12-15 days, windswept and salty, we’ll reach the welcoming shores of Mauritius. With 330 kilometres of picture-perfect white beaches, exotic wildlife, towering mountains and rainforests hiding cascading waterfalls, this is the most perfect place to unwind from the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Top quality foul weather clothing to keep you dry in any conditions.
  • Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.
  • Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.
  • All on-board food and snacks.
  • Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.
  • Your travel to and from the start and end points.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

Fly into Darwin, Australia. Join the boat any time after 1200 midday on September 07.

Fly out of Mauritius. Leaving the boat by 1200 midday on October 24

September 07 – 20 2020: Darwin to Lombok, Indonesia

We start with a six-day crossing across the Timor Sea to Lombok. This magical island is home to hidden beaches, waterfalls, stunning dive spots, showcasing manta rays, turtles and an abundance of brightly coloured fish, and the towering volcano Mount Rinjani. There’s also an opportunity to explore Banyumulek, with its charming atmosphere and stunning pottery, and home to many Hindu temples, this traditional town is a local Indonesian gem.

September 21 – 27 2020: Lombok to Christmas Island

For the next part of our adventure, we’ll head south-west into the Indian Ocean for three to four days’, towards Christmas Island. During this time you’ll be able to work on your navigation skills, passage planning and weather routing. All this spectacular ocean sailing can be enjoyed as we sailing towards the bewitching Christmas Island. Christmas Island is 65% national park and is home to stunning tropical rainforests, endless coral reefs and of course the famous red crab.

September 28 – October 5 2020: Christmas Island to Cocos

After another four to five days of open ocean sailing to reach the Cocos Keeling Islands, described as the jewel of the Indian Ocean, this tropical paradise is made up of 27 islands, but only 2 are inhabited. We’ll be stopping at the World ARC anchorage “Port Refuge” which is an absolute must-visit as it has an amazing ecosystem and it is possible to go reef walking in special footwear. Sit back and enjoy the crystal clear water, peace and tranquillity of this secret wonderland.

October 06 – 24 2020: Cocos to Mauritius
After a blissful few days exploring Keeling Cocos, we embark on the home stretch of this Indian Ocean extravaganza on a 2350nm sail to Port Louis, Mauritius. After 12-15 days, windswept and salty, we’ll reach the welcoming shores of Mauritius. With 330 kilometres of picture-perfect white beaches, exotic wildlife, towering mountains and rainforests hiding cascading waterfalls, this is the most perfect place to unwind from the adventure of a lifetime.

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

Hot water bottle

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, two sets

Thick socks, two sets

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require