Comprehensive, in-depth Papua New Guinea exploration
Exploring Papua New Guinea by ship is the only way to reach many of the remote villages and sites we’ve chosen; some of them see outsiders as seldom as once or twice a year. The 68-guest Oceanic Discoverer is the perfect way to explore these islands and will enable you to:
- Visit remote islands where natives come out to greet our ship aboard dugout canoes
- Snorkel at vibrant tropical coral reefs, or see them from our glass-bottom boat
- Sail up the Sepik River to communities renowned for their traditional dress and body painting
- Travel in extraordinary comfort and see many of the country’s natural and cultural highpoints.
Intriguing indigenous cultures and customs
Long in isolation, each of Papua New Guinea’s 700 tribes has its own customs and language. You’re invited on a rare expedition to travel among these seldom-visited villages just as early anthropologists did. Observe their way of life and participate in meaningful, mutually beneficial interactions. Hear their music, admire their crafts and weaponry, and get a rare glimpse into a corner of the world few people will ever see. More about cultural experiences.
The popular notion of paradise
Thatched-roof huts. Sandy beaches. Flavorful fruit and fresh, hand-caught fish. Explore among these idyllic islands, some largely untouched by tourist infrastructure and outside development. Venture to remote outposts otherwise inaccessible.
Explore the undersea, and search for seldom-seen wildlife
Snorkel on some of the world’s finest coral reefs—all the gear’s aboard, so no need to pack yours. Search for giant lizards, flying foxes, rare butterflies, and birdlife including cockatoos, parrots, hornbills, and perhaps even a bird of paradise. More about Papua New Guinea’s wildlife.
Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, historian, undersea specialist, and anthropologist. Learn a bit about navigation while sharing the bridge with our captain. Your team’s knowledge and passion for Papua New Guinea is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet the team.
|Day 2||En route|
|Day 3||Cairns, Australia|
|Day 5||Rabaul, Papua New Guinea|
|Day 6||Garove Island (Witu Islands)|
|Day 7||Crown Island|
|Day 8||The Sepik River|
|Day 10||Tuam & Tami Islands|
|Day 11||Lababia & Kamiali|
|Day 13||Fergusson and Dobu Islands|
|Day 14||Trobriand Islands|
|Day 15||Disembark/Port Moresby|
|Day 16||Port Moresby/USA|