Sharks and Groupers Spawning Expedition 

17 June - 27 June 2021

This is an expedition to die for; once a year, Camouflage Groupers come together in a colossal aggregation in the south pass of Fakarava, an atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynseia, to spawn on the day of the full moon. With numbers in some years exceeding 20,000 groupers, biologists believe it to be our ocean biggest known aggregation of large reef fish. In 2014,  Laurent Ballesta and his team recorded over 700 sharks feasting into the spawning sessions.  This phenomenon in the blue pristine waters of the South Pacific is found nowhere else in the world.

To experience this very special event Ocean Geographic has organised a 2021 trip with this unique itinerary for a 10 day live-aboard expedition to explore the Toau, Faaite, Niau and Raraka atolls, of course the focus is on the spawning aggregation in Fakarava.  

Join Michael AW for this unforgettable sojourn aboard the new French Polynesia Master.

$US 6700 per person ( Lower deck, based on twin share). OG Members discount applies

Make your reservation now – 18 spots availble    

Ocean Geographic WildPhoto Special Focus Arctic Expedition 2020

5 July - 15 July 2020 & 15 - 25 July 2020

Ocean Geographic is collaborating with WildPhoto, the experts in polar wildlife photography, to bring you this unique opportunity to explore and photograph the arctic.  With a small team and one of the best polar guides this expedition is specially created for wildlife enthusiasts and passionate photographers who want to travel in a small group to spend more time with the enigmatic wildlife of the Arctic.

Join Michael AW & Eirik Grønningsæter for this unforgettable sojourn in the far north

from $US 11538 per person ( standard room).

Make your reservation now – 12 spots available 

 

This adventure will tease your senses and get the adrenaline pumping faster than a Ferrari.  The first part of our expedition is a sojourn to Cuba - to the Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) a marine reserve lost in time. Imagine....no commercial fishing of any kind, no inhabitants, no industry of any form and only one dive operator. The reefs have never been touched and swarm with sharks, schooling fishes, groupers of all descriptions and sizes. The gigantic jewfish (aka the goliath grouper), that have largely vanished from other Caribbean nations long ago are abundantly found here, as are Saltwater Crocodiles.  The Gardens of the Queen is our planet's last hidden paradise. Join us for this magical experience.

Choice of Departures:

February 1  - 8, 2020  EURO 3565    FULL

or  February 8 - 15, 2020  EURO  3565

Make your reservation now – only 14 spots per trip.

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Best of Galapagos Expedition  18-25 November 2019

Imagine swimming alongside seals, whale sharks, ancient iguanas and schools of Hammerheads. Gaze deep into the eyes of a 100 year old giant tortoise. Laugh at the clumsiness of a Blue Footed Booby and try to solve the mystery of penguins in equatorial waters. Join us to view evolution in motion in the Galapagos - the most enchanting group of islands on our planet.  After a break of six years, Michael AW is returning in July 2019 to lead an expedition for a feature in Ocean Geographic. This is your chance to join him to revisit the best sites of the Galapagos.

$US 5585 per person ( lower deck)  $5685 per person ( upper deck)

Make your reservation now – only 13 spots.

 

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