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Heritage Expeditions

Founded in 1985 by the Russ family in Christchurch, Heritage Expeditions are pioneers in authentic, small ship expedition travel. Contributing to conservation through experiential learning and providing funds for research and management, they are leaders in environmentally-responsible expedition travel to Antarctica and the Subantarctic Islands, the Pacific, and Russian Far East on their purpose-built expedition ships.

Each expedition is meticulously planned and led by a team of botanists, ornithologists, naturalists and experts ensuring guests maximise every opportunity to learn, discover and experience as much as possible, while minimising the impact of their visit and returning as ambassadors for these very special places.


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Aaron & Nathan Russ
Commercial Director & Expedition Leader & Operations Director & Expedition Leader