April 27, 2023
Embark on a journey of discovery with our top 5 trips for exploring the ocean. Dive into crystal-clear waters to discover vibrant coral reefs and exotic marine life, explore remote islands and hidden coves, and experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing. Our expertly curated trips offer a range of activities, from snorkeling and diving to sailing and kayaking, and are designed to suit all levels of experience. Discover the beauty and diversity of the world’s oceans on a trip of a lifetime. Book your ocean exploration trip today!
- Snorkel in Indonesia: The Oceanic Society provides more than 2r) snorkeling tours around the world, including a 12-day trip in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat islands. Based aboard a motored schooner, up to 10 participants travel to Batanta Island, Waigeo Island, and other spots in the archipelago as they explore waters home to more than 1,500 species of fish and marine mammals. Participants learn about conserving the species found in the area from naturalist guides, who use sighting data to contribute to the region’s conservation plans. From $11,700
- Help conserve the Great Barrier Reef in Australia: Off the coast of Cairns, travelers can complete their Open Water Diver certificate and take a marine conservation tour with Australia-based No Limit Adventures. During a 12-day trip, participants might do everything from work on coral health surveys to count species in partnership with the Australian government’s Eye on the Reef coral monitoring program. The itinerary also offers beach cleanups and visits to the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. From $2,450
- Sea kayak in Antarctica: Travelers on Aurora Expeditions’ Antarctica cruises can add guided see-kayaking expeditions to their adventure. The Australian company’s main ships are designed with reduced fuel consumption in mind, and the one-or two-person kayaks allow guests to access smaller bays and iceberg pathways that bigger Zodiacs can’t get to. Surcharge from $900
- Scuba dive in Iceland: Explore North Atlantic waters with a Reykjavlk-based tour from Dive.IS, an Icelandic dive center that’s been given a Green Star Award by PADI for its commitment to conservation. A three-day journey takes drysuit-wearing participants through sites on the Reykjanes Peninsula and around the Golden Circle to see flatfish, wolfish, and other marine animals. One of the unique stops on the tour is Silfra, in Thingvellir National Park—the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates. From $1,069
- Participate in citizen research in Mexico: The U.S.-based Vermilion Sea Institute leads the six-day Stars to Sea trip in the Gulf of California: bringing travelers to a field station in Bahia de Los Angeles to help with whale shark research. Activities include underwater photography and uploading whale shark data. From $1,300