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Founding director of toucanmoon, Debra has many years’ experience in the travel industry and has held director-level positions in several high-profile international companies.

Heritage Expeditions Resumes Voyages for a Kiwis-only Summer Southern Ocean Season

8 October 2020 Christchurch-based small ship expedition company Heritage Expeditions is celebrating the return of 50-guest expedition vessel and flagship Spirit of Enderby/Professor Khromov for a Kiwis-only Southern Ocean programme this summer.

Heritage Expeditions’ Directors Aaron and Nathan Russ described the Government’s decision to allow the company to resume operations as a huge win not only for the company which pioneered expedition cruising back in 1985, but also for the country’s …

  • Posted: October 9, 2020
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Latest Success of Spoon-Billed Sandpiper Conservation Project Helps Boost Numbers In Fight Against Extinction

07 September 2020:  Specialist small-ship expedition cruise company, Heritage Expeditions, whose tour ‘Siberia’s Forgotten Coast’ exploring Kamchatka’s remote coastline supports the critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, is delighted with the latest news that 22 healthy chicks have been released into the wild.

Heritage Expeditions Commercial Director & Expedition Leader Aaron Russ says, “Having supported conservation efforts for the spoon-billed sandpiper (SBS) since 2011, we are thrilled to learn of this latest success, …

  • Posted: September 7, 2020
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Uplifting News for Antarctic Whale Population

Bristol, 22 July 2020:  Following the announcement that Antarctica is one of the few Coronavirus-free locations remaining on the planet, it seems that there’s also good news for whale populations in the region – as scientists report seeing an unprecedented 55 blue whales off the UK sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, during a recent 23-day survey.

Whether this is a sign of increasing numbers, or simply a shift in distribution due …

  • Posted: July 22, 2020
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Heritage Expeditions Announces New Voyage Inspired by the World’s First Transit of the Northern Sea Route

Pioneering small ship expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions is proud to release an exciting new voyage In the Footsteps of Nordenskiöld, inspired by Swedish explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld’s famed Vega Expedition of 1878 1880.

Heritage Expeditions Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said the 19-day addition to their 2021 Russian Far East season was aimed at true adventurers with an interest in the remarkable history, geography and wildlife of …

  • Posted: July 21, 2020
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Total Solar Eclipse Cruises in 2021 to Antarctica

Bristol, 10 June 2020:  When life gets back to some sort of new normality, eclipse chasers, wildlife lovers and keen travellers are bound to be among those people first in line to visit faraway corners of the world once again.  One amazing opportunity that will entice many of them, is the chance to witness a total solar eclipse on 4th December 2021, which is due to take place over Antarctica, the only …

  • Posted: June 9, 2020
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Slow Travel Patagonian Style: When Getting There is Part of the Adventure

Bristol, 02 March 2020: Specialist tour operator, Swoop Patagonia, is keen to encourage visitors to consider taking the slower, often less direct and little-known routes between destinations, in order to get the most from this fascinating region of South America.

Two new mini breaks which allow visitors to do just that, are a slow-travel crossing between Chile and Argentina via Isla Las Bandurrias, and a two-day horseback expedition into the popular …

  • Posted: March 1, 2020
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Swoop Arctic Backs International Polar Bear Day 2020

Bristol, 25 February 2020:  Swoop Arctic is supporting International Polar Bear Day on 27th February 2020 by helping to raise awareness of the challenges faced by these magnificent creatures from climate change.  The polar cruise specialist is a member of and follows the guidelines set down by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), which aims to ensure responsible, environmentally-friendly and safe tourism in the region.  In addition, for …

  • Posted: February 25, 2020
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Swoop to the Patagonian Lake District in December 2020 for a Total Eclipse of the Heart

Bristol, 24 February 2020:  Specialist tour operator, Swoop Patagonia, is pleased to announce that it is offering a two-night/three-day add-on package for visitors to the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District, which will give them the opportunity to witness a magical Solar Eclipse when it takes place in this stunning South American region on 14th December 2020.

The Solar Eclipse package, which may be incorporated in to any of Swoop’s Northern Patagonian holidays, …

  • Posted: February 24, 2020
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Swim with Whale Shark & Stingless Jelly Fish on Cruise to Lesser-Known Indonesian Islands

Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 February 2020:  Following the recent success of its inaugural ‘Indonesian Explorer’ voyage from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea, specialist expedition tour operator Heritage Expeditions has announced that it will again run the two-week cruise departing 28 September 2020.

Last year acclaimed author, scientist, explorer and 2017 Australian of the Year, Tim Flannery joined the voyage and described it as “real pioneering zoology”. Taking in numerous …

  • Posted: February 17, 2020
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Raising Awareness of Whale Monitoring & Conservation Projects on World Whale Day 2020

Bristol, 12 February 2020:  As World Whale Day approaches on 16th February, tour operator Swoop Antarctica is highlighting ways in which participants on its expeditions to Patagonia and the Polar Regions can get involved in the research and conservation of these wonderful cetaceans.

As a member of the International Association of Antarctic Tourism (IAATO), Swoop is a strong advocate of responsible travel.  The company offers Citizen Science programmes on selected trips to Antarctica, where …

  • Posted: February 12, 2020
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