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Our 2017-2018 Expeditions Catalog is Here

By Wayne Sentman

I am excited to announce the release of Oceanic Society's new 2017–2018 Expeditions Catalog. We've 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.

Nicaragua: Caribbean Snorkeling Adventure
Explore the undiscovered Caribbean on an expedition that combines snorkeling, indigenous community visits, kayaking, and more.
April 1–8, 2017 | From $2,890

Raja Ampat & Banda Sea Biodiversity Cruise
Snorkel or scuba dive your way across 1,100 miles of the Coral Triangle, including areas where the highest reef fish diversity in the world has been recorded.
September 19 – October 5, 2017 | From $8,795

Galápagos Islands Small Ship Cruises
Join an unforgettable 8-day small ship cruise to explore this celebrated natural wonder and living laboratory of evolution. Family friendly!
Available year round | From $5,100

Kenya Safari: From Hyenas to Humpback Whales
Join conservation photographer Jaymi Heimbuch on this award-winning program for the chance to see Africa's "Big Five" and explore Kenya's vibrant coast.
July 21 – August 4, 2017 | From $6,685

Palau Shark & Coral Reef Monitoring
Help researchers studying shark populations and coral reef health in Palau's beautiful Rock Islands on this 9-day volunteer program.
May 16–24 & June 21–29, 2017 | $2,990

San Francisco Bay Area: Coastal Wildlife Tours
Join us in our own backyard to explore one of the most exciting marine environments on Earth on a program featuring marine mammals, seabirds, river otters, and more.
June 10–11 & October 14–15, 2017 | From $750

In addition to the trips above, the new catalog includes:

  • Expanded snorkeling programs in our most popular destinations: Raja Ampat and the Coral Triangle, Micronesia, and Palau;
  • Expeditions guided by renowned nature photographers Pete Oxford (Guyana, Raja Ampat, and the Pantanal), Doug Perrine (Tonga) and Jaymi Heimbuch (Kenya and San Francisco);
  • Volunteer programs in Mexico (studying humpback whales), Belize (studying dolphins, turtles, manatees, and coral reefs), and Palau (studying sharks and coral reefs);
  • Opportunities to see whales on their mating and calving grounds in Baja California.
  • New yoga and conservation programs in Kenya and Florida.
  • Many programs that can be done as custom expeditions for families or groups of 4 or more.
  • And much more! See all of our expeditions here.

We wish you a happy holiday season wherever this finds you, and 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.


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