I am excited to announce the release of the all new 2016-2017 Oceanic Society Expeditions Catalog. We've been working 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. Following is a preview of some of the many new and updated expeditions.
Baja: Whale Shark Diving, Snorkeling, and Research
Help study whale sharks while sailing the breathtaking Sea of Cortez aboard an award-winning catamaran.
May 1-8, 2016 | $2,250
Senegal: African Manatee & Turtle Conservation
An expedition custom designed to show you iconic and rare African wildlife through the eyes of prominent local conservationists.
Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2017 | From $4,250
Cuba: Sea Turtles, Coral Reefs, and Culture
See nesting green sea turtles, meet local biologists, and explore historic Havana on this one-of-a-kind expedition in partnership with SEE Turtles.
June 11-19, 2016 | From $4,295
Costa Rica: Leatherback Turtles & Marine Debris Research
Join this volunteer vacation in Costa Rica for the chance to help monitor nesting leatherback turtles and study the impacts of plastic pollution.
July 2-9, 2016 | From $2,290
Kefalonia, Greece: Art & Nature Family Program
Explore the intersection of art and conservation on this unforgettable family-friendly expedition to the beautiful Ionian Islands of Greece.
June 1-18, 2016 | $2,990
Help study shark abundance and monitor coral reef health while diving or snorkeling in beautiful Palau.
June 27 - July 5, 2016 | From $2,990
In addition to the trips above, the new catalog includes:
By participating in an Oceanic Society expedition, you are more than just another traveler. You are an active participant in our efforts to build a healthy future for the world's oceans.
Thank you for helping to create a more oceanic society, and we hope to see you out in Nature soon.
Wayne Sentman is our director of conservation travel programs and an Oceanic Society naturalist since 1998. He is an experienced guide with a diverse background in marine mammal, seabird, and marine debris research. Wayne also co-teaches undergraduate field programs in Kenya on human-wildlife conflict and on the use of social media and art to raise public participation in conservation. He recently received a Master's in Environmental Management from Harvard University.