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
Cross the Antarctic Circle with World Wildlife Fund Australia (WWF-Australia) whale...
Join World Wildlife Fund Australia (WWF-Australia) scientists on an 11-day expedition...
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've doubled our carbon offset commitment for every customer travelling on the Ocean Endeavour and invested in sustainable initiatives across the Antarctic region to further support WWF.
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.
Your home on the sea
The Ocean Endeavour is Intrepid’s very own polar expedition ship, and the home of our WWF-Australia voyages. We know you want to be as comfortable as possible while on board, which is why we’ve equipped it with modern conveniences like LED televisions and internet connectivity, along with luxurious touches like onboard chefs to prepare a range of quality meals.
Why travel with us
Our ships are well-equipped to deal with the harsh environment of Antarctica and safety is our biggest priority. Each vessel has modern conveniences and provides the perfect platform for Antarctic exploration.
Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages. Learn about the history, geography and wildlife of the Antarctic from experts in the field, including naturalists and ornithologists who are always ready to answer questions.
We run frequent excursions to get up-close to wildlife, allowing you to experience what it’s like exploring onshore. Each shore day includes two excursions with our leaders exploring the sea ice, ready to encounter any wildlife that may waiting. You’ll be given life vests, waterproof jackets and waterproof boots for the duration of the activities.
All cruises provide three course meals, 24-hour tea and coffee, and main activities including Zodiac excursions, onboard seminars and shore landings. Our chefs know just how to warm you up after your Antarctic outing, just be ready for a second serving!
All of our ships and operations teams undergo strict safety audits. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards on all our trips operating within the Antarctic region.
We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.
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