Cairns to Darwin

Leg 14


Port Douglas, located on the coast between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range, will provide the perfect setting for us to begin phase 3 of eXXpedition Round the World! The Daintree forest is the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest in the world and grows along the Daintree river right down to the edge of the sea. Heading northwards and skirting the bio-region of the Coral Sea, we are likely to be treated to the abundance of marine wildlife as we sail alongside the Great Barrier Reef. We will then head west around Cape York, Australia’s northernmost tip. Throughout the voyage, we will be continuing our onboard science programme, discovering the impacts that humans are having on our oceans. After sailing 1,200 nautical miles we will arrive in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territories and where the HMS Beagle arrived in 1839 with shipmate Charles Darwin. Here we will connect with the local community to raise awareness of the issues and solutions to ocean plastic through sharing the story of our journey.

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Leg Itinerary

  • Day 1: Leg 14 guest crew arrive.
    Port Douglas, (near Cairns) Australia
  • EVENT: Waste survey and clean-up.
    Port Douglas, (near Cairns) Australia
  • Day 2: Planned departure towards Darwin, Australia.
    Port Douglas, (near Cairns) Australia
  • Sailing, science, talks and adventures at sea!
  • Day 10: Planned arrival into Darwin, Australia.
    Darwin, Australia
  • Day 11: EVENT Outreach Talk - Stories of science, sailing and solutions!
    Darwin, Australia
  • Day 12: Leg 14 guest crew depart.
    Darwin, Australia