Heritage Expeditions offer small ship wildlife expedition cruises to the endemic rich Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand, the Antarctica continent, South Pacific and the Russian Far East.
Unique expeditions which combine years of experience with a passion and commitment to conservation, we cruise to regions where wildlife encounters and the remote wilderness provide genuine experiences.
Business Sizes1 - 50
Operating Hours
08:30 - 17:00
Contact Information
0064 3 365 3500
0064 3 365 1300

Heritage Expeditions pioneered expeditions to the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Ross Sea region of Antarctica, and the Russian Far East. We operate our own polar research vessel, the Spirit of Enderby, which carries a maximum of just 50 passengers. We offer a true small ship experience whilst contributing to conservation through experiential learning and education.

The Ross Sea of Antarctica is one of the most beautiful, untouched and remote areas of the planet. In addition, we run regular voyages to the World Heritage Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia - home to a vast array of wildlife including albatross, penguins, petrels, prions, sea lions, elephant seals, fur seals and much more. Further north, we also explore the unique tropical islands of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu on our voyages ranging from two weeks to a month long in duration.

We also run expedition cruises in the Far East of Russia. Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the once top secret Russian Far East remains largely unexplored. This isolation has protected the world’s best kept secret – it is one of the last remaining pristine and most wildlife-rich wildernesses on Earth.

The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting passengers ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew.


Suggested Businesses

Travel Spain
Join us for #FlywayBirding adventures across the East Atlantic Flyway - www.ingloriousbustards.com
Travel Portugal
Birding In Portugal is hosted at “Paradise in Portugal”, a small, family-owned, lakeside Lodge with an international reputation for good service, food and wine, and it’s from here that we regularly welcome birders from all over the globe to show them the stunning species we have in this part of the world. With over 30 years of Guiding experience under our belts and with the luxury of returning to the Quinta’s warmth and ambiance every day, it’s no wonder many of our guests return again and again – and it’s also no wonder we’ve a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor amongst other awards.
Travel Ecuador
Birdwatching tours in Ecuador
Travel Honduras
Choose Honduras is a Honduran based travel company specializing in custom made trip itineraries featuring the cultural and natural diversity of Honduras.