Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Expeditions was formed in 1985, as a way of increasing awareness and conservation of the natural world through responsible expedition travel. Its founder Rodney Russ was a biologist working for the New Zealand Wildlife Service. Through his work on Kakapo, Black Robin and other endangered species he appreciated that rather than locking wilderness areas away, it was important to share them with people so that they might become "ambassadors" advocating and supporting conservation efforts. He has long held the view that conservation and responsible travel are partners, that together can achieve what might otherwise be unachievable.

From those small beginnings the company, which is still family owned, operates its own Polar Research Vessel, Spirit of Enderby, on expeditions to Antarctica, the Subantarctic, through the Pacific and the Russian Far East. Each expedition is meticulously planned and led ensuring that passengers (maximum of 50) maximize every opportunity they have to learn and experience as much as possible about the region, while at the same time minimising the impact of their visit.

Ships

  • Sailing on: 22nd Dec 2018
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Enderby, Galapagos of the Southern Ocean ex Bluff Return

11 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

  • Sailing on: 4th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Enderby, Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific ex Bluff Return

7 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Bluff aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 8th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 29 nights
Akademik Shokalskiy, In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Invercargill Return

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

  • Sailing on: 11th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 29 nights
Enderby, In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Bluff Return

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

  • Sailing on: 11th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 29 nights
Enderby, In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Invercargill (Bluff) Return

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

  • Sailing on: 9th Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Christchurch (Lyttleton), New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 29 nights
Enderby, In Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Bluff to Christchurch

28 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff to Christchurch aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

  • Sailing on: 15th Mar 2019
  • Departing from: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Yokohama, Japan
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 30 nights
Enderby, Western Pacific Odyssey ex Tauranga to Yokohama

30 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga to Yokohama aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 28th May 2019
  • Departing from: Petropavlovsk, Russia
  • Arriving at: Korsakov, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Enderby, Russias Ring of Fire ex Petropavlovsk to Korskov

12 Night Cruise sailing from Petropavlovsk to Korskov aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 25th Jun 2019
  • Departing from: Petropavlovsk, Russia
  • Arriving at: Anadyr, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 13 nights
Enderby, Siberias Forgotten Coast ex Petropavlovsk to Anadyr

13 Night Cruise sailing from Petropavlovsk to Anadyr aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 25th Jun 2019
  • Departing from: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Akademik Shokalskiy, Kermadecs Land of Dreams ex Tauranga Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga roundtrip aboard Akademik Shokalskiy.

  • Sailing on: 8th Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Anadyr, Russia
  • Arriving at: Anadyr, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 14 nights
Enderby, Where Russias Day Begins ex Anadyr Return

14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Anadyr, Russia
  • Arriving at: Anadyr, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 14 nights
Akademik Shokalskiy, Across the Top of the World ex Anadyr Return

14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 5th Aug 2019
  • Departing from: Anadyr, Russia
  • Arriving at: Anadyr, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 14 nights
Enderby, Across the Top of the World ex Anadyr Return

14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 19th Aug 2019
  • Departing from: Anadyr, Russia
  • Arriving at: Anadyr, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 14 nights
Enderby, Across the Top of the World ex Anadyr Return

14 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Sep 2019
  • Departing from: Anadyr, Russia
  • Arriving at: Petropavlovsk, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Enderby, Jewel of the Russian Far East ex Anadyr to Petropavlovsk

12 Night Cruise sailing from Anadyr to Petropavlovsk aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 12th Oct 2019
  • Departing from: Madang, Papua New Guinea
  • Arriving at: Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 13 nights
Enderby, Melanesia Discoverer ex Madang to Honiara

12 Night Cruise sailing from Madang to Honiara aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Madang.

  • Sailing on: 24th Oct 2019
  • Departing from: Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Arriving at: Port Vila Vanuatu
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Enderby, Secrets of Melanesia ex Honiara to Port Vila

10 Night Cruise sailing from Honiara to Port Vila aboard Spirit of Enderby. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Honiara.

  • Sailing on: 13th Nov 2019
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 18 nights
Enderby, Birding Down Under ex Invercargill to Dunedin

17 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff to Dunedin aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Invercargill.

  • Sailing on: 1st Dec 2019
  • Departing from: Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Enderby, Galapagos of the Southern Ocean ex Dunedin to Bluff

11 Night Cruise sailing from Dunedin to Bluff aboard Spirit of Enderby. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Dunedin.

  • Sailing on: 13th Dec 2019
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Enderby, New Zealand's Wildest Islands ex Bluff Return

10 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Bluff aboard Spirit of Enderby.

Our Australian and New Zealand chefs will delight you with international cuisine, prepared with the freshest products available. Our chefs onboard can prepare food according to your special dietary needs (providing this information in advance of departure date, specified on the booking form). We regret to inform that Kosher, Halal and Vegan meals are NOT available onboard