True North takes adventure to the sea

More than your average expedition cruise, an adventure with the multi-awarded True North means activity-based itineraries that are designed to satisfy the world’s most discerning travellers.

True North specifically exclude sea days and features unparalleled access to stunning coastal environments and, unequalled opportunity to truly experience the destination. The itineraries are intended to be life-changing.

With destinations in remote and far-off places and daily activities such as scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving, picnics, cultural events, and spectacular helicopter flights, guests will be wowed in some of the most spectacular wild places.

This year, True North Adventure Cruises is excited to announce that TRUE NORTH’s predecessor is returning to service. The first TRUE NORTH to feature a ship’s helicopter has more recently been available for charter in Indonesian waters.

The boat is currently in Fremantle undergoing a refit ahead of its maiden voyage as TRUE NORTH II. TRUE NORTH II will feature a capacity for 22 guests, 5 dedicated adventure boats and a ship’s helicopter.

True North’s founding director, Craig Howson, said “The boat is in first-class condition. It has been extremely well maintained and remembering that it was originally designed to conduct adventure cruises along the Kimberley coast – it remains ideally suited to this task.”

“The introduction of a second boat will allow our reservations team to offer much-improved availability, however, we will also be able to offer pricing that generally represents a 25 per cent saving when compared to the TRUE NORTH. The TRUE NORTH will offer a superior level of onboard refinement however life onboard TRUE NORTH II will also be very comfortable and stylish and more importantly, it will still be the same True North experience featuring unparalleled access to wilderness, multiple daily activities and, revered onboard dining.”

Craig Howson

The new TRUE NORTH II sailing schedule commences in March 2023 and in many instances, it will complement the TRUE NORTH’s schedule, however, new itineraries include fishing and snorkelling at the Montebello Islands, seeing the solar eclipse at Ningaloo Reef, new 4 and 10-night adventures in the Kimberley, 13 nights on the Great Barrier Reef and a 7-night itinerary ideally suited to charter that will feature Christmas and New Year in Sydney.

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Where TRUE NORTH ventures

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Expedition cruising on smaller vessels means you can access some places that not many people get to venture to. TRUE NORTH harnesses this and takes guests to some unforgettable locations. These include the Kimberley –  a panorama of rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls; the still-wild coast of Western Australia featuring the pristine beaches and islands of the south coast, the intriguing Abrolhos Islands, world-famous Ningaloo Reef, a fishing paradise at the marvellous Montebello Islands and the stunning Rowley Shoals; Over the Top adventure from Darwin to Cairns; the breathtaking Raja Ampats; the whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay; the mighty Sepik River and the un-spoilt islands of Papua New Guinea; mysterious Bougainville Island; beautiful Sydney Harbour and; a seafood safari featuring Kangaroo Island and the picturesque Eyre Peninsula.

Why choose TRUE NORTH

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True North Adventure Cruises has won a plethora of awards for excellence including state and national tourism awards, export awards and numerous consumer awards.

TRUE NORTH and TRUE NORTH II are purpose-built to sail deep into the heart of the wilderness, visiting areas that larger ships cannot access. Guests are privy to immersive excursions via onboard helicopters and dedicated adventure boats.

Guests can expect exceptional food and wine, which are at the heart of the True North experience. Modern Australian cuisine is supplemented with locally sourced ingredients and complemented by an outstanding selection of Western Australian wines.

TRUE NORTH (36 guests) features the ultimate in comfort and style including a panoramic dining saloon, a dedicated ship’s lounge, an alfresco bar, and an observation lounge. TRUE NORTH II features a more-intimate experience (22 guests) with a combined saloon/lounge.

Daily activities can include scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving, picnics, cultural events, and spectacular helicopter flights.

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There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new sun. This is Where Wild Things Roam.