CHASE THE RACE: SYDNEY TO HOBART
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Experience the nautical tradition that is the 75th Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race! Embarking in Broken Bay on December 26th, soak in the excitement at the start of the race from the Coral Discoverer. Watch the fleet sail past as you hear expert commentary from our on-board lecturer Skip Lissiman. We sail the south coast and Bass Strait with the trailing fleet. Once across the Strait enjoy the scenic rugged Tasmanian coast with the opportunity to join our expedition team on a number of guided shore excursions to Tasmania’s Parks. Scheduled to arrive in Hobart on New Year’s Eve, it’s time to enjoy the buzz of the race and New Year’s Eve celebrations before disembarking on the 1st January at Macquarie Wharf 2.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Enjoy a grandstand view of the start of the Sydney to Hobart race as the leaders come tearing through Sydney Heads
• Trail the yachts on a coastal cruise while you enjoy a drink at Coral Discoverer’s sundeck Explorer Bar
• Visit Adventure Bay on Bruny Island and stretch your legs on the Fluted Cape walk
• Ring in the New Year onboard and enjoy Captain’s farewell drinks
• Your cruise is accompanied by master yachtsman Skip Lissiman who will provide insights

INCLUDES
• 6 night Expedition Voyage aboard Coral Discoverer
• Expert Expedition Team, including guest lecturer
• Guided excursions on the Xplorer, Zodiac tender vessels, and kayaks where conditions allow
• Small batch local dining, prepared fresh onboard
• Showcase wines, selected beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
• 24 hour coffee and selection of teas
• Pre-cruise transfer
• All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

ITINERARY
SYDNEY: NORTH HEAD
Embark at 8:30am for a 10:00am departure, and enjoy lunch while the ship positions off North head. From the Explorer Bar, celebrate the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and watch the fleet round the heads and sail south.
Please note: Complimentary coach transfers are offered from Wynyard Station to arrive at Coral Discoverer’s embarkation point in Palm Beach, Broken Bay. You will be met by the ship’s tender and transferred to the Coral Discoverer for a 10:00.

SCENIC COASTAL CRUISE
Cruise the scenic coastline from Sydney. Dependent on weather, stops may include Jervis Bay and/or Twofold Bay. As you cruise, our guest lecturer will present commentary on the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and lectures on yachting and maritime history.

BASS STRAIT CROSSING
As we sail through the Southern Ocean, enjoy presentations, spot yachts, or relax on deck and enjoy the vastness of the Bass Strait.

BRUNY ISLAND AND ADVENTURE BAY
Experience the rugged beauty of the Fluted Cape as you walk along the sheer coastal cliffs or cruise for a closer look around Penguin Island. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay as you meander past the ruins of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point.

MARIA ISLAND
The historic ruins, secluded bays, and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park are home to a local population of wildlife that includes Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, and wombats. Since the 1960s, several endangered species have been introduced here in a bid to protect them. Visit World Heritage-listed Darlington, part of the “Convict Trail of Australia”, and gain an understanding of the life of the early settlers in a restored 17th century convict penitentiary. An adventurous walk to the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs take in the history and beauty of this island.

HOBART
Arrive in Hobart in time for the Sydney to Hobart race celebrations on New Year’s Eve. Stroll Hobart’s historic wharf. Enjoy farewell drinks with the Captain, and welcome the New Year with a view of the fireworks display over the Derwent River. Disembark at Macquarie Wharf 2 at 9:00am, 1st January 2020.

Please note: This itinerary is designed to capture the best moments of the first few days of the Sydney to Hobart race and highlights of the Tasmanian coastline. The Captain will vary the itinerary to make the most of the views and weather windows of the mercurial southern coast.

2019 DEPARTURE DATE
26 December

PRICES
Main Deck B from $4,800* per person
Main Deck A from $4,990* per person
Promenade Deck B from $5,290* per person
Promenade Deck A from $5,790* per person
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom from $6,790* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departure as specified. Single supplements and seasonal surcharges may also apply. Offer is only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes or surcharges. Prices correct as at December 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.