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Embark on a breathtaking journey through Oceania's vast and pristine waters with our 15 exceptional whale-watching tours for 2024-2025. The region, a tapestry of vibrant marine life and ancient cultures, offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the majestic dance of whales in their natural habitat. Over the span of 9 to 34 days, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the wonders of the deep blue, from the enchanting Polynesian islands to the rugged coasts of New Zealand and Australia. These tours not only promise the thrill of whale encounters but also include activities such as snorkeling among rainbow-colored reefs, exploring remote villages, and hiking through landscapes that tell tales of the earth's geological past. With a starting point at $3,995, the call of adventure beckons you to discover the secrets of Oceania's waters. To begin crafting your own tale of oceanic exploration, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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An amazing sunset over Bora Bora
$12,363
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Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotus and Marquesas Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Dive and snorkel in clear waters
  • Learn Polynesian history
  • Experience Marine Mammal Sanctuary
  • Lookout for animals
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 10-day journey around Ancient Polynesia aboard the National Geographic Orion. Behold 16-foot manta rays, colorful butterflyfish, whales, and other impressive marine life. Explore the sparsely populated Marquesas Islands, encounter moss-covered giant tikis on Hiva Oa, …
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Lake and mountains in Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
$7,305
Save $1000
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South Island & Fiords of New Zealand

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Spot Solander Island's Wildlife
  • Explore Fiordland National Park
  • Sight whales at Kaikoura
  • See Mitre Peak and Stirling Falls
Starts / Ends:
Port of Bluff / Wellington
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Sailing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day expedition cruise aboard Coral Adventurer to explore the stunning Fiordland of New Zealand and its surrounding islands. Set sail from Bluff and cruise past Solander Island, an Important Bird Area rich in wildlife, including penguins and albatrosses. Explore Fiordland's iconic …
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Colorful boats in Hobart Harbor, Tasmania
$3,995
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Seabirds & Cetaceans of Australasia: An Epic East Coast Pelagic

Vanautu - Australia - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore remote, uncharted waters
  • Tailored for birders
  • Explore southwestern Pacific
  • Visit seldom-explored areas
Starts / Ends:
Vanuatu / Hobart
Activities:
Small Ship Sailing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 9-day Seabirds & Cetaceans of Australasia: An Epic East Coast Pelagic cruise from Vanautu to Australia aboard Heritage Adventurer. Explore remote waters from Port Vila to Hobart. Tailored for birders, whale enthusiasts, and adventurers, this 9-day adventure offers a chance to discover …
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$10,725
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Galapagos of the Southern Ocean: New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands

Hobart - Queenstown - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore Macquarie Island
  • Venture on Zodiac excursions
  • View a vast array of endemic birds
  • Appreciate the rich biodiversity
  • Discover Campbell Island
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Queenstown
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 13-day cruise aboard the Heritage Adventurer and discover breathtaking destinations with a team of highly knowledgeable and passionate experts. This expedition is an exceptional opportunity to explore the Southern Ocean ecosystem, which is both educational and inspiring. The …
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New Caledonia
$11,695
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Grand Pacific Odyssey - Extension

25 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Visit the remote Bonin Islands
  • Experience Bougainville Island
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Osaka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the Grand Pacific Odyssey, a 25-day cruise from New Zealand to Japan aboard Heritage Adventurer. This adventure balances remote island visits, coral reef snorkeling, cultural exchanges, and wildlife encounters. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Norfolk Island, French-influenced New Caledonia, …
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Sea lion nestled in the seaweed.
$9,990
EBD
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Galapagos of the Southern Ocean: New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Explore Macquarie Island
  • Venture on Zodiac excursions
  • View a vast array of endemic birds
  • Appreciate the rich biodiversity
  • Enjoy additional discovery by kayak
Starts / Ends:
Invercargill / Invercargill
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on one of the most inspirational and educational expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem that one may undertake around the globe. The Subantarctic Islands, located south of New Zealand, have long been recognized for their extraordinary biodiversity. They are UNESCO World Heritage …
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Colorful trees in Osaka
$11,695
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Western Pacific Odyssey - Extension

25 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Explore Norfolk Island's birds
  • Rare seabird and marine sightings
  • Visit rainforests and beaches
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Osaka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 25 day expedition from Auckland to Kavieng with Heritage Adventurer, a birdwatcher's dream come true. Explore the Mokohinau Islands, Norfolk Island, and New Caledonia, encountering rare seabirds like the New Zealand Storm Petrel and Kagu. Immerse yourself in the rich history of …
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Coastal beauty of Dunedin
$31,495
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Ross Sea Odyssey

Roundtrip New Zealand - 25 Day Itinerary aboard Douglas Mawson
  • Explore the deep South
  • Encounter subantarctic wildlife
  • Traverse the Antarctic Circle
  • Cruise along Victoria Land Coast
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Dunedin
Activities:
Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 25-day Ross Sea Odyssey Expedition Cruise roundtrip Dunedin, New Zealand aboard Douglas Mawson, and delve into one of the most remote and historic regions of the deep South. Witness yellow-eyed penguins amidst ancient rātā forests and royal albatrosses nesting in sprawling megaherb …
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Emperor penguins in Antarctica
$30,595
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Mawson’s Antarctica

Australia - New Zealand - 24 Day Itinerary aboard Douglas Mawson
  • Cruise through Antarctica
  • Witness Adélie and emperor penguins
  • Explore Commonwealth Bay
  • Encounter New Zealand wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Dunedin
Activities:
Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join a 24-day adventure to explore the remote East Antarctica, tracing Sir Douglas Mawson's historic Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Cruise the pack ice, see towering ice cliffs and icebergs, and watch Adélie and emperor penguins along the icy shores. Explore Mawson's primary base …
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$31,500
Savings
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In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Ross Sea Antarctica

28 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit the Ross Sea region
  • Experience nature on a grand scale
  • View relics of early exploration
  • Observe penguins, seals, and whales
  • Enjoy shore landings on islands
Starts / Ends:
Port of Bluff / Port of Bluff
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent's human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral summer, few people have ever visited this strange …
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Loboc river in the rainforest Philippines, Bohol
$14,550
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Asian Island Odyssey: Cruising the Remote Islands of the Philippines & Indonesia, Taipei to Darwin

19 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Yehliu Geopark
  • Marvel at Tojoman Lagoo
  • Explore Fort Belgica
  • Swim with Whale Sharks
Starts / Ends:
Taipei / Darwin
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 19-day Asian Island Odyssey, cruising the remote islands of the Philippines & Indonesia, Taipei to Darwin aboard Heritage Adventurer. Crossing both the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, the adventure begins in Taiwan’s bustling capital Taipei. Then, explore islands with blue …
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A remote Chilean naval base found during an Antarctica tour
$42,495
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the 7th Continent

New Zealand - Argentina - 34 Day Itinerary aboard Douglas Mawson
  • Expedition across southern seas
  • Follow in footsteps of explorers
  • Uncover mysteries of Ross Sea
  • Explore the beauty of the Peninsula
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an unparalleled 34-day expedition across the vast southern seas from Dunedin, New Zealand to Ushuaia aboard the Douglas Mawson ship on the Epic Antarctica: Crossing the 7th Continent Expedition Cruise. This journey is perfect for pioneers, history buffs, and adventure enthusiasts, and it …
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The unusual red color of Broome, Australia
$8,725
Save $6000
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Experience the tidal phenomenon
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserv
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 11-day sailing experience onCoral Geographer brings you to the wonders of Kimberley.View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about theancient cultures of the Indigenous people.See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you …
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Adelie penguins
$45,960
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Unexplored East Antarctica & French Southern Lands

Hobart, Tasmania - Cape Town - 29 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Trace footsteps of explorers
  • Set sail from Hobart
  • Navigate through coastal ice floes
  • wildlife of the Southern Ocean
  • eastern side of Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Cape Town
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 29-day half-circumnavigation of Antarctica aboard Le Commandant Charcot, from Tasmania to the southern tip of Africa, crossing the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.Encounter icebergs and glaciers in Antarctic lands, following the paths of renowned explorers like Jules Dumont d’Urville …
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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$8,725
Save $6000
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Experience the tidal phenomenon
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserv
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The Coral Adventurer hosts this 11-day the wonders of Kimberley voyage.View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about theancient cultures of the Indigenous people.See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you cruise along the …
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