Thursday, 30 May 2013

Melanesia, paradise in the Pacific

Imagine a place where you can find the world’s most diverse coral reefs, an abundant array of island endemic bird species and a myriad of fascinating ancient cultures.

The islands of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are just such a place and we look forward to sharing them with you on our upcoming Melanesia Discoverer and Secrets of Melanesia expeditions. And, while the wildlife encounters are out of this world, so are the destinations you will visit - some so wild and remote you’ll have trouble finding them in a guidebook.

Highlights include:
  • Spending eight full days exploring Papua New Guinea, a photographer’s dream with the stunning volcanoes of Rabaul, lush tropical rainforests, and plenty of wildlife to capture both above and below the water, including sharks, anemone fish, kingfishers, and fruit doves.
  • Search for over 300 bird species of which at least 138 are found nowhere else on earth.
  • Enjoying daily snorkel outings with up close encounters of turtles, sharks and literally hundreds of unique fish species.
  • Discovering the unique cultures of the region, with their fascinating heritage, beautiful dances and intricate works of art.
  • Join our optional specialist activities to better explore and enjoy what you are passionate about – be it kayaking, birding or diving (full details available on request).
Plus, you’ll be traveling aboard our intimate, 50-passenger Spirit of Enderby. Designed with expedition cruising in mind, large open decks provide great viewing opportunities and easy access to zodiacs.

Aaron Russ is our expedition leader aboard these exciting new voyages and he has just returned from exploring through the islands of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. View more details on these new itineraries, including image galleries here. Contact us to request more information on these departures.