Coral Expeditions unveils maiden culinary-focused sailing

8-night regional gastronomy voyage from Adelaide aboard Coral Adventurer

Coral Expeditions has unveiled an inaugural culinary-themed itinerary inspired between Adelaide and Melbourne. The 8-night voyage aboard the flagship Coral Adventurer will showcase the cuisine of the Southern Ocean region, including seafood and the world-class wine regions of South Australia and Victoria.

Along the way, guests will enjoy the freshest of seafoods, experience native ingredients and organic produce, accompanied by world-class wines, craft brews and artisanal spirits.

Guests will indulge in wild ocean-farmed abalone on Kangaroo Island and freshly caught Australian lobster in the fishing outpost of Robe. They’ll learn about the myriad of culinary and medicinal uses of fungi and sample native indigenous bush ingredients found in the wild. Meet passionate local producers, growers and distillers and share their handicrafts and stories over a tipple.

Abalone served to guests sailing with Coral Expeditions

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A key highlight will be the ‘Taste of the Southern Ocean’ dinner event onboard in historic Port McDonnell where chefs will partner with local culinary experts to create a special menu that will be paired with curated wines from the renowned Eden Valley, Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale regions.

Marcus Dudley, Operations and Hospitality Director for Coral Expeditions said culinary offerings often play a supporting role to the natural and cultural attractions of the destinations visited, “so we are very excited to develop an itinerary that puts these into the spotlight”.

“Our regular guests enjoy our approach to create quality small-batch cuisine prepared daily in our galley and inspired by the regions we travel. This will be a fun and flavour-filled adventure.”

Coral Expeditions' guests beachcoming at MacLaren Point

Expedition Highlights

  • Visit Kangaroo Island and sample award-winning locally farmed sustainable Abalone and sample locally made wines and regional produce
  • Indulge in freshly caught Australian lobster in the remote fishing outpost of Robe
  • Discover the remarkable world of fungi as you learn about their ecological importance and myriad of uses with an off the grid entrepreneur
  • Savour artisanal produce paired with premium wines at a local vineyard in the Limestone Coast
  • Circumnavigate the remote Lady Julia Percy Island and be entertained by the local seal colony
  • Discover indigenous hinterland bush food and hear how local families seek to educate on the viability of endemic species in food production
  • Learn about the innovative cooperative approach to sustainable agribusiness on the Great Ocean Road
  • Sail past the 12 Apostles at sunset and raise a glass to this iconic landscape whilst enjoying a rare perspective from the sea
  • Enjoy guided walks through the RAMSAR protected wetlands of Phillip Island, understanding the importance of this sensitive and essential ecosystem
  • Hear from a passionate chef, one of the forerunners of championing wild foods as you dine on locally sourced Philip Island produce.
Sunset drinks on Reevesby Island with Coral Expeditions

Departing on 1 December 2024, the voyage is on sale now and has a maximum capacity of 60 staterooms. Prices start from $7,300 per person twin share. An early bird saving of 10% is offered for all guests who book before 31 of July 2023.

For more information about Coral Expeditions’ Bounty of the Southern Ocean voyage, click here.

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