Our new 2020-2021 Expeditions Catalog is available now! Oceanic Society is proud to provide sustainable nature travel programs that not only guarantee you an unforgettable experience, they also support ocean conservation through our unique non-profit model. Learn about some of our new and updated trips, some of our most popular, and a few that are truly a once in a lifetime.
Discover one of the Coral Triangle’s hidden gems on this liveaboard expedition that combines daily snorkeling and whale watching in the remote Solomon Islands. Join one of two expedition legs or do them both back-to-back! Learn more.
Dates: April 10–20, 2021 | Apr 21–May 1, 2021
It’s the last chance for the foreseeable future to snorkel the fabled Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina), home to Cuba's best snorkeling and the most pristine reefs in the entire Caribbean. Learn more about this unique liveaboard trip.
Dates: Apr 18–25, 2020
Join this regional snorkeling adventure to explore Micronesia's breathtaking coral reefs and idyllic islands and learn about vibrant local cultures. After a brief hiatus, we are excited to offer this expedition again in 2021. Learn more.
Dates: May 9-22, 2021
Snorkel with giant whale sharks and playful sea lions in the Sea of Cortez and visit fish-rich Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park. Baja California's magnificent marine wildlife is just a short flight away from the U.S. Learn more.
Dates: Mar 21–28, 2020 | Apr 4–11, 2020 | Mar 22-29, 2021 | Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2021
Walk the beaches of Trinidad as you assist with sea turtle research and enjoy close encounters with the world’s largest turtles during their peak nesting season. Trinidad is home to the world's densest colony of leatherback turtles, making it one of the best places to see and experience sea turtle nesting. Learn more.
Dates: May 9-17, 2020 | May 8–16, 2021
Hop aboard a boutique Indonesian liveaboard for this unique and rarely offered itinerary in the biogeographic region of Wallacea, beginning near the "Spice Island" of Halmahera and traveling to Sulawesi, Indonesia. Halmahera has some of the best hard coral gardens in Indonesia and is still being explored - be among the first to snorkel its reefs! Learn more.
Date: April 21 - May 3, 2022
Join this one-of-a-kind volunteer expedition to explore the globally important issue of plastic pollution in the heart of the Coral Triangle region. Our expedition combines the chance to explore Raja Ampat's world-famous reefs with opportunities to learn first-hand about plastic pollution from some of the world's experts. Learn more.
Date: Oct 26 – Nov 6, 2020
And much more! See all of our expeditions here.
Amanda Townsel is an Oceanic Society communications strategist, copywriter, and community coordinator. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of San Diego and a Master’s in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is an avid traveler with a professional career that includes diving, marine ecotourism research, and strategic communications for conservation organizations.