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: 13th Nov 2017
  • 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 2017
  • 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: 14th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Enderby, Forgotten Islands of South Pacific ex Bluff Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 21st Dec 2017
  • 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: 3rd Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Enderby, Forgotten Islands of South Pacific ex Bluff Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 8th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 25 nights
Akademik Shokalskiy, In the Wake of Mawson ex Bluff Return

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

  • Sailing on: 10th Jan 2018
  • 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: 2nd Feb 2018
  • Departing from: Bluff, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Christchurch (Lyttleton), New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 29 nights
Akademik Shokalskiy, Ross Sea Antarctica ex Invercargill (Bluff) to Christchurch

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

  • Sailing on: 8th Feb 2018
  • 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: 13th Mar 2018
  • Departing from: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Arriving at: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Enderby, Kermadec Islands ex Tauranga Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Tauranga roundtrip aboard Spirit of Enderby.

  • Sailing on: 14th Jun 2018
  • Departing from: Korsakov, Russia
  • Arriving at: Petropavlovsk, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Enderby, Russias Ring of Fire ex Korsakov to Petrovpavlovsk

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

  • Sailing on: 26th Jun 2018
  • 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: 9th Jul 2018
  • 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: 6th Aug 2018
  • 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: 20th Aug 2018
  • 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: 3rd Sep 2018
  • 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.

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