- From Ridge to Reef
- Designed for Snorkelers
- Australia: Cruising the Great Barrier Reef
- Belize: Snorkeling & Coral Reef Ecology
- Honduras Bay Islands
- Bali to Komodo by Boat
- Palau: Snorkeling the Rock Islands
- Palau Islands by Motoryacht
- Raja Ampat Archipelago by Liveaboard
- Raja Ampat & Spice Islands Cruise
- Raja Ampat: Whales & Snorkeling (cruise)
- Wildlife Encounters
- Polar Cruises
- Volunteer Vacations
- Student Trips
- Family Trips
- Trip Calendar
- Whale Watching
- Support Us
- About Us
- Contact Us
About the Oceanic Society
Established in 1969 as a non-profit conservation organization, the Oceanic Society's primary mission is to protect endangered wildlife and preserve threatened marine habitats worldwide. The Society works to establish protected natural areas, supported and sustained through scientific research, in cooperation with local communities.
The Society’s conservation approach is to foster alternative livelihoods for the benefit of local communities bordering marine protected areas through the development of eco-friendly economies as an alternative to those that are destructive to wildlife and natural habitats. Our wildlife conservation projects enjoy community support because we work locally from the outset. We have found this approach consistently leads to effective environmental conservation.
Learn more about Our Work..
The Oceanic Society has over 3,000 members who support the many activities and work of OS. We welcome new members who share our values, and want to contribute to protecting marine wildlife around the world.
We invite you to check out the Expeditions that we sponsor, our Research and Educational programs, and other activities. Meet our professional Naturalists who lead our expeditions, Researchers who collaborate with the Society, and our panel of Scientific Advisors who guide our research and educational programs.
We are ready to answer your questions and help out in any way.
- General questions about the Society and its Programs
- Whale Sighting HotLine
- Whale-Watching Tours
- Conservation Programs
- Educational Programs
- How to support the Oceanic Society, and become a Member
- Adopt a Whale, Dolphin, or Atoll
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