Welcome

Ocean Adventures is a division of Birdquest Ltd which was founded in 1981 and is based in Lancashire, United Kingdom. Birdquest is one of the world's top wildlife tour companies and, as well as specializing in worldwide land-based tours, we have been operating ship-based holidays since 1985. Ocean Adventures , as the name implies, specializes in ship-based holidays worldwide (though largely in the polar regions) with an emphasis on wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the history of exploration. We work with some of the world's top specialist cruise operators in whom we have complete confidence. Book a holiday through us and we are sure that you will have an unforgettable experience, be it to the dramatic Arctic, the indescribable Antarctic or the fantastic Galapagos Islands, Darwin's evolutionary laboratory.

Our Ocean Adventures group tours are unique as they offer an opportunity to visit some of these wonderful locations along with a group of like-minded individuals whilst being accompanied by one of our internationally respected guides. Regular destinations include Antarctica, The Falklands & South Georgia, The Subantarctic Islands of Australia and New Zealand, Spitsbergen and The Galapagos. Alternatively you can book any cruise holiday offered by the companies that we represent through us. Why should you book with us? The reasons are simple: it will cost you no more than booking the holiday directly with the operator; we can also arrange your travel to and from the United Kingdom; we offer competitive airfares from the United Kingdom and, to make things simple for participants from different countries, we offer fixed Pound Sterling, US Dollar and Euro prices. And you can book an Ocean Adventures cruise with complete peace of mind as Birdquest is a government licensed (ATOL) and fully bonded tour operator.

This website has full details of our forthcoming Ocean Adventures group tours as well as all cruises operated by the companies for whom we act as agents. It also has a selection of trip reports from previous cruises. Take a look and see for yourself what we have to offer! Everything is here on this website, but if you would prefer to receive actual brochures, please request them by clicking on 'Brochure Request'. Further information about the nature of our tours, the biographies of our leaders and much more can be found by clicking on the News button.

If a particular cruise interests you, please contact us and check on availability. Once we have confirmed that a suitable space is available, you may, if you decide to go ahead, confirm your booking by completing and e-mailing us the on-line booking form (or if you prefer, you may print out and post in the PDF booking form). Deposit rates and all other important details are given in our Booking Conditions.

Alternatively, we will hold space for you and mail you the relevant brochure, which will include a booking form that you will need to complete and return to us along with the relevant deposit if you decide to go ahead.

Thank you and we hope to welcome you on one of our cruises in the near future

The Ocean Adventures Crew

Ocean Adventures
Tel: 01254 826116 (international +44 1254 826116)
Fax: 01254 826780 (international +44 1254 826780)
Email: [email protected]

The air holidays shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2937. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.


Photograph courtesy of Quark Expeditions

Emperor Penguins, the world's largest penguin and a symbol of the true Antarctic.




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