Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris
About the Region
Oceania is centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean including Australia, New Zealand, Palau, and Papua New Guinea. Never connected by land to a continent, these islands remained isolated, fostering the evolution of some of the most unique nature found on Earth. Join us to watch and learn about peculiar wildlife, from Platypuses to Birds of Paradise and from Kangaroos to Kiwis.
This country of approximately 340 islands is located in the western Pacific Ocean in Micronesia where English is spoken widely. These tropical islands are famous for rich underwater life found in its many reefs and coral caves. Highlights of Palau are jellyfish lakes, teaming with silky jellyfish that lost their poisonous sting in the absence of predators. Palau banned all commercial shark fishing in a sanctuary that protects about 230,000 sq. mi. of ocean becoming a global leader in protecting marine ecosystems.
Upcoming Trips to Oceania
Central Australia, Kakadu and the Top End, and north Queensland Wet Tropics
August 30 to September 16, 2021
Explore the highlights of the Northern Territory and northern Queensland, including the Great Barrier Reef!
Snorkel and SCUBA Dive Micronesia
April 8 to 23, 2022
Sail tropical islands in the western Pacific Ocean on our scientific exploration of the newly created Palau National Marine Reserve.
Snorkel the Coral Triangle’s Hidden Gem
April 18 to May 1, 2021
Snorkel the vibrant waters of the Solomon Islands, with their colorful coral reefs, dazzling tropical lagoons, and volcanic jungle-clad islands.