Oceanic Society Expeditions

Announcing the release of Oceanic Society’s new 2017–2018 Expeditions Catalog. They have worked hard to develop a selection of top-notch expeditions and volunteer vacations for our travelers that will further our mission to conserve marine wildlife and habitats by deepening the connections between people and nature and create a lasting conservation impact.

Following is a preview of some of the many new and updated expeditions as well as a few of our most popular.

To download a digital copy of the catalog or to receive a printed copy by mail, please request a catalog here.


Raja Ampat Archipelago by Liveaboard

Dive in to the epicenter of global marine biodiversity on our snorkeling focused liveaboard trip to Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Named a National Geographic Tour of a Lifetime in 2010!

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Palau: Snorkeling the Rock Islands

Explore the reefs amid the breathtaking Rock Islands and enjoy a visit to the famous Jellyfish Lake on this land-based snorkeling expedition to Palau—one of our most popular destinations.

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Belize: Snorkeling and Coral Reef Ecology

Snorkel Belize’s best reefs on this week-long guided snorkeling trip to beautiful Turneffe Atoll and the world famous Great Blue Hole.

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Solomon Islands by Liveaboard

Venture off the beaten path to discover one of the Coral Triangle’s hidden gems on this liveaboard trip combining whale watching and twice-daily snorkel outings.

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Honduras: Bay Islands Snorkeling

A secluded snorkeling retreat just a short swim from one of the most diverse reefs in the Caribbean. With outstanding snorkeling, affordable pricing, easy access from the U.S., and flexible dates, Honduras’ Bay Islands are one of our most popular snorkel destinations.

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Raja Ampat and Banda Sea Biodiversity Cruise

Explore more than 1,100 miles of the biodiverse Banda Sea and Raja Ampat Archipelago, including locations where the highest reef fish diversity in the world has been recorded.

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Snorkeling in Fiji: Rainbow Reef, Taveuni, and Beyond

Explore the “soft coral capital of the world” from the comfort of this idyllic island paradise, as we visit Rainbow Reef and Beqa Lagoon, two of the top snorkel locations in Fiji.

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Nicaragua: Caribbean Snorkeling Adventure

Explore the undiscovered Caribbean through snorkeling, indigenous community visits, kayaking, and more, in Nicaragua’s beautiful Pearl Cays and Corn Islands.

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Micronesia: Ulithi, Yap, and Palau

Snorkel Micronesia’s stunning reefs and experience vibrant local cultures on this one-of-a-kind multinational expedition. Our partnership with the people of Ulithi Atoll gives you special access to this island paradise.

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Australia: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Join us for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience on this 7-night cruise. Enjoy snorkeling and scuba, glass-bottom boat excursions, rainforest walks, and tropical beaches, with many wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Raja Ampat: Coral Triangle Adventure

A unique liveaboard trip combining full days of snorkeling with expert-assisted whale watching in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. We’ve teamed up with local experts to bring you this top-notch marine wildlife cruise.

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Secrets of the Savu Sea and Alor Archipelago

Join us for this luxurious liveaboard snorkeling trip to some of the most spectacular and untouched reefs in Indonesia.

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Senegal: African Manatee and Turtle Conservation

Join us for this one-of-a kind opportunity to see iconic and rare African wildlife through the eyes of local conservationists.

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Guyana: Giant River Otters and Wilderness

Explore Guyana’s vast, pristine wilderness, see abundant wildlife, and visit vibrant indigenous cultures on this expedition to one of the wildest places on Earth.

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Nicaragua Adventure: Sea Turtles and Volcanoes

Visit Central America’s hidden gem to see nesting and hatching sea turtles, explore charming towns, and view active volcanoes on this 8-day expedition.

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Galapagos Islands Cruise

Visit Darwin’s laboratory of evolution and one of the greatest natural history destinations on Earth. Our 8-day cruise on a comfortable 20-passenger motor yacht takes you to all of Galapagos’ most famous sites, with diverse daily activities for travelers of all ages.

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Kenya Safari: From Hyenas to Humpback Whales

Named a 2014 National Geographic Traveler “Tour of a Lifetime,” our two-week Kenya travel program combines peak wildlife viewing on land with opportunities to snorkel and see whales along the coast, and gives an insider’s look at local conservation efforts.

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Cuba: Sea Turtles, Coral Reefs, and Culture

See nesting green sea turtles, snorkel Cuba’s reefs, meet local biologists, and explore historic Havana on this one-of-a-kind trip. Open to U.S. citizens!

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Indian Ocean Cruise: Aldabra, Madagascar, and Seychelles

Discover the beautiful and biodiverse islands of the western Indian Ocean on this 16-day luxury cruise from South Africa to the Seychelles through the Scattered Islands, Madagascar, and Aldabra Atoll.

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