Russian Far East

One of the least visited wilderness areas on the planet! From rambling polar bear cubs and pods of whales to cliffs abounding with seabirds...

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Subantarctic Islands

World Heritage wildlife havens of penguin breeding grounds, Sea Lion colonies, dramatic coastlines and tapestries of flowering megaherbs.

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Antarctica's Ross Sea

Nature so grand there are no words to describe it. From massive penguin rookeries and colossal ice shelves to the historic huts of Shackleton...

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South Pacific

One of the most culturally fascinating regions in the world, Melanesia is a feast for the senses with colorful 'sing sing' performances and magnificent natural wonders...

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Subantarctic Islands

World Heritage wildlife havens of penguin breeding grounds, Sea Lion colonies, dramatic coastlines and tapestries of flowering megaherbs.

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South Pacific

One of the most culturally fascinating regions in the world, Melanesia is a feast for the senses with colorful 'sing sing' performances and magnificent natural wonders...

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Antarctica's Ross Sea

Nature so grand there are no words to describe it. From massive penguin rookeries and colossal ice shelves to the historic huts of Shackleton...

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Russian Far East

One of the least visited wilderness areas on the planet! From rambling polar bear cubs and pods of whales to cliffs abounding with seabirds...

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Heritage Expeditions

Ambassadors for conservation, pioneers of discovery, and leaders in expedition travel to the world’s best-kept secrets.

For more than 30 years, Heritage Expeditions has pioneered conservation-driven small ship expedition cruises to some of the most wild, least-explored and biologically rich regions on the planet including Antarctica, Russia's Far East, South Pacific, and Australia and New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands. Whether you’re a birder, photographer, wildlife enthusiast, conservationist, or simply an adventurous spirit, these expeditions offer an unparalleled travel experience. We look forward to welcoming you aboard! For a complete list of upcoming voyages, please view our Expedition Calendar.

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Antarctica

Sometimes referred to as ‘the heart of Antarctica’, the Ross Sea region is the last great unspoiled part of the world’s oceans. To date there has only been minimal exploitation, and to enter this region of Antarctica is a privilege, with only a few hundred people able to visit each year. The East Antarctic coastline is some of the ...

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Russian Far East

At Heritage Expeditions we have had a long association with the Russian Far East. Since 1993 when we began chartering our ship from this region, we listened to our crew’s accounts of the magnificent wildlife and wilderness so eight years ago decided to see the Far East of Russia for ourselves. The stories were true! The Russian Far East ...

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South Pacific

The South Pacific islands known as Melanesia lie to the north and east of Australia. Together the three independent nations and two dependant colonies form one of the most culturally complex regions in the world, with some 1,293 languages spoken across the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and New Guinea. It is also a region of great antiquity with ...

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Subantarctic Islands

The Subantarctic Islands are tiny havens for some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on the planet. They lie in the cool temperate or Subantarctic Zone to the south and east of New Zealand in the great southern ocean that encircles Antarctica. This is a windswept and at times forbidding swath of sea, surprising in its fecundity. The Subantarctic ...

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I really enjoyed very much the WPO, only one complaint: too short!

Jozef Bafort
The expedition was just FABULOUS!!!!! Rodney is a terrific leader and very professional in his role, with a real passion for the wilderness. The staff were outstanding, helpful, gregarious and we all thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and the sharing of experiences. Food was excellent! Doctor Amama is a true delight! I hope I have an ...

Ngaire
Highlights for me were seeing a false killer whale, all the kakariki and the regeneration of the forest of Raoul – and not falling in the tide!

Marleene
We did the two trips back to back, up to Wrangel and down the Kamchatka coast, our second time with Heritage Expeditions. What struck us the most was the camaraderie of the expedition crew, and their inclusiveness in sharing their knowledge and thought processes with us. We were so lucky to have Helen and Samuel ...

Debbie Colbournd and Julian Miles
I want to say thank you for all you did for us in the lead up to the Macquarie trip. I had the most wonderful time and life on the ship was great. The Russian crew were perfect with the two women in the dining rooms smiling all the way.

Jenny
I can’t find enough words of praise to express the high opinion I have for your staff and organization.

Jill
This was my second expedition under Rodney's leadership (also Kamchatka 2011). It was a fascinating trip. The guides were excellent during outings and in lecture mode. The sea ice hues, influenced by varying weather and light conditions, were spectacular. The ship staff constantly and consistently adapted activities to fit nature's whims. This is ...

Gadi
As I watched the trip unfold I get the feeling I’ll never see the like again.

Bob
Just home after a fabulous trip to the sub-antarctic islands of New Zealand. Hard to tell what is most memorable, but seeing a baby Southern Royal Albatross being fed a half-dozen whole squid just a few feet away from us was amazing. The birds were fantastic, headlined by the mythical Taiko, which buzzed the ship ...

Peter Kaestner
Thanks for a truly wonderful trip. A great insight into the lives of the people of the Solomon islands and of Vanuatu. Wonderful snorkelling opportunities. A great crew! Thank you Aaron for yr very capable and calm leadership. Thanks to Suzanne for yr knowledge of local customs and the informative notices pinned up daily. Katrin ...

Sandra Morris
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