A unique partnership with WWF-Australia.

Join a team of naturalists, marine biologists and WWF-Australia's scientists aboard the Ocean Endeavour on one of two incredible itineraries to Antarctica. Have the chance to learn about their non-invasive whale research project as you search for humpback and minke whales, seals and penguins. Explore the ice-filled waters by Zodiac as well as setting foot on the world's most remote continent. Most of the world’s whale species are found in Antarctica, living alongside more than 9,000 other species, half of which are seen nowhere else in the world. Sadly, as climate change and krill fishing increase, Antarctica’s whale populations face growing challenges to their food chain and survival. With a scientific focus on preserving this unique ecosystem, this is a journey you’ll carry with you for a lifetime.

Explore Antarctica with WWF-Australia

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About the partnership

  • WWF-Australia researchers will be conducting scientific research into Antarctica’s great whales, looking to find solutions to further protect them in the future and sharing it onboard our Ocean Endeavour voyages. 

  • This partnership will offer travellers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn more about WWF-Australia's work through a number of interactive experiences.

  • The Intrepid Foundation, Intrepid's not-for-profit arm, will support WWF-Australia’s Protecting Antarctic Giants project with AUD $150,000. The data collected during the project will directly contribute to our understanding of Antarctica’s whale populations and to developing a conservation policy.

  • We continue to offset 100 per cent of our emissions each year. Intrepid has evolved away from its initial commitment to double offset for every customer travelling on the Ocean Endeavour in favour of greater investment in decarbonising our business and biodiversity or nature-based solutions.

  • All our Antarctica departures have a range of experts on board including naturalists and marine biologists. You'll be exploring Antarctica with a team of WWF scientists on board who are undertaking a whale research and tagging project.

The Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour, is built tough to withstand even the harshest conditions, yet provides additional comforts like warm, 3-course meals, spacious common areas and extra amenities – including our day spa. With an enviable 1:8 crew-to-passenger ratio, you’ll enjoy a more personal, informative and comfortable trip. 

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Why travel with us

Well-equipped ship

Our Ocean Endeavour is built tough; designed to handle the harsh Antarctic wilderness with ease while ensuring your safety at every step of the adventure.

Onboard Experts

Our experienced expedition team are at the top of their fields. You’ll find out everything you want to know from our Antarctic experts, including naturalists and ornithologists.  

Daily excursions

We don’t call them hands-on, feet-on adventures for nothing. Get closer to the action with, not one, but two daily excursions on land and, via Zodiacs, at sea. 

Onboard inclusions

Our onboard creature comforts will warm you up after your Antarctic outings. Expect 3-course meals, 24/7 tea and coffee and fascinating evening seminars.  


We’re committed to providing the highest safety standards, which is why the Ocean Endeavour, and all our operations teams undergo regular safety audits.

Responsible travel

We’re deeply committed to being a responsible business and take considered steps to minimise our impact, support vital research and promote conservation in the Antarctic.  

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