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The Western Pacific Odyssey returns for 2018

Story by Heritage Expeditions

Posted: March 20, 2017

Our iconic 31-day Western Pacific Odyssey is back in action for 2018!

Sail from New Zealand to Japan on an expedition voyage that targets the Pelagic bird species of the Western Pacific and includes visits to many of the Pacific’s birding hot spots en-route including New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Micronesia.

We have been granted special permission to make landfall at Japan’s Bonin Islands which allows us to sail through Torishima’s fabled inshore waters giving the best opportunities for sightings of the endemic Short-tailed Albatross.

Our epic transpacific birding expedition has been reworked with advice from Heritage Expeditions' experienced birding team and we believe this voyage will be the best yet with seldom visited islands and additional birding time at pelagic hotspots to give the best opportunities to see birds including New Zealand Storm Petrel, Kagu, Roviana Rail, Beck's Petrel and Japanese Murrelett amongst many others.

A full expedition itinerary is available, contact us to receive more information.