Introducing the extraordinary diversity of Melanesia and its fascinating people, our award-winning journey to these idyllic islands features incredible bird-watching opportunities, elaborate local traditions and ceremonies, snorkeling over pristine coral reefs, and the option to explore Papua New Guinea.
Zegrahm Expeditions is proud to partner with The Nature Conservancy to support their mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Together, we will work towards protecting our planet as we introduce travelers to the wonders and value of nature.
This partnership allows our travelers to learn more about The Conservancy’s work in over 69 countries, as well as impart what we can all do to help protect nature. Plus, qualifying guests will receive a complimentary one-year membership* from The Nature Conservancy, and a portion of each guest’s trip cost** will be contributed to The Conservancy over a three-year period to help fund conservation projects—many in the countries Zegrahm visits—across the globe.
Travel with Nature Conservancy Experts
In addition to exploring with Zegrahm's world-class expedition team, on the following voyages you will also travel with scientists and staff from The Nature Conservancy; they will educate you on important conservation projects that are underway in the destinations we visit:
- Faces of Melanesia (November 17 - December 3, 2016): Travel with Dr. Rick Hamilton, The Nature Conservancy’s Senior Melanesia Scientist and learn about conservation efforts—particularly restoring healthy sea turtle populations—in Melanesia’s Coral Triangle.
- Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand (January 17 - February 3, 2017): Travel with Dr. Michael Looker, The Nature Conservancy’s Country Director for New Zealand, and learn about important conservation projects throughout Australasia and the Southern Ocean.
- Australia's Kimberley (April 14 - 28, 2017): Travel with Richard Gilmore, The Nature Conservancy’s Australia Division Director, and learn about projects that are underway to help indigenous tribes in Australia’s Kimberley oversee the preservation of four massive protected areas.
- Wild Alaska (July 6 - 20, 2017): Travel with an expert from The Nature Conservancy and learn more about protecting and restoring wild salmon ecosystems.
November 17, 2016 17 Days From $13,980 Caledonian Sky
January 17, 2017 18 Days From $14,980 Caledonian Sky
One of the few operators allowed to travel the far-flung isles of the Tasman Sea, join us on a journey through the Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand, as well as Macquarie Island. Observe several albatross species, huge colonies of penguins, and island endemics including melodious bellbirds and red-crowned parakeets.
April 14, 2017 15 Days From $13,580 Coral Discoverer
Your adventures in the remote and captivating Kimberley region of Western Australia are highlighted by unusual wildlife in Prince Regent Nature Reserve, the beauty of the Buccaneer Archipelago, and sublime desert-scapes.
July 6, 2017 15 Days From $14,980 Silver Discoverer
This expedition takes advantage of the long mid-summer hours of daylight as you trace pristine shores, cross the Arctic Circle, and observe countless numbers of seabirds. You’ll visit remote Bering Sea and Pribilof Island communities, and search for whales, northern fur seals, Arctic foxes, and brown bears.
January 31, 2017 16 Days From $14,980 Coral Discoverer
Aboard the intimate, 65-guest Coral Discoverer, cruise among the dramatically sculpted limestone islands and islets of stunning Halong Bay; visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of colorful Hoi An and explore the local markets; and savor delectable cuisine.
March 11, 2017 19 Days From $16,980 Caledonian Sky
Leave Asia’s skyscrapers and hectic pace behind for stunning beaches, fantastical caves, and primeval forests. The subtropical islands of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan float like jewels upon the Pacific, offering precious treasures for adventurers to discover.
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Together with its more than 1 million members and 600 scientists, the Conservancy has protected 120 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide, and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. The Conservancy works on the ground in all 50 U.S. states and more than 69 countries. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
*Upon completion of their expedition, participating guests will be enrolled as a member of The Nature Conservancy and receive a complimentary one-year membership and subscription to Nature Conservancy magazine (Allow 8-12 weeks for magazine delivery after qualifying). This offer is only available to U.S. residents who are not current members of The Nature Conservancy.
**Between February 4, 2016 and December 31, 2018, Zegrahm Expeditions will contribute 0.5% of the retail price of a direct sale within the United States of a tour, vacation package or expedition, with a minimum guaranteed contribution of $244,650, to The Nature Conservancy. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. More information about the Conservancy is available by mail at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203, by phone at (800) 628-6860 or at www.nature.org. A “direct” sale shall not include any bookings for non-US customers, any travel agent, special interest group bookings, or any cancelled or refunded bookings other than cancelled bookings for which the entire tour, vacation package or expedition price is retained by Zegrahm Expeditions; and the price of a tour, vacation package or expedition shall not include any taxes, fees, or incremental purchases such as, but not limited to, air fare, park fees, extra hotel nights, trip extensions, etc.