#SWB05 Expedition Overview



The Farne Islands are home to thousands of grey seals and each autumn hundreds of pups are born here. Diving or snorkelling in the temperate waters around this island guests will get a chance to get up close and personal with these creatures – the UK’s largest native carnivore.

Welcome to

Saltwater Britain

Say hello to Saltwater Britain, a new and exciting mission-driven ocean adventure series powered by Blue Ventures.

This summer we’re launching an action-packed series of unique marine conservation expeditions taking people on an immersive journey through the treasure trove of life above and below UK waves.

Blending adventure with science, our expeditions offer unforgettable marine experiences and give you the chance to participate in ocean conservation on your doorstep. You will learn skills that will help you become guardians of our seas and 100% of the profits we make will support conservation programmes that are both critical and urgent.

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Our 2021 Expeditions

Sat 24th July - 7 Nights

Sat 7h August - 7 Nights

Sat 25th September - 2 days

Fri 8th October - 3 Nights

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Vicki Robertson

Belize, 2019 Expedition

“The team at Blue Ventures are experts in their field and it was a joy to learn from them, educate myself about marine conservation and become a more conscious consumer and active citizen. Thanks everyone!”

“The expedition with Blue Ventures has been one of the most exciting, enriching and enjoyable experiences of my life. I would participate again in a heartbeat”

Ellen Wood

Timor-Leste, 2019 Expedition

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience with a varied & interesting group of people in a beautiful & remote location. I learnt a lot & hope to return in the future to learn more & help towards the valuable projects.”

Adrian Lupton

Belize, 2020 Expedition

“Overall, this has been a massive learning experience that I will cherish and be grateful for forever. I’ve learned a lot and made some amazing friends.”

Dara Isreal

Madagascar, 2019 Expedition

Working together

Building in partnership

We’re starting with some really exciting plans to work in collaboration with the UKs top marine conservation organisations, incredible coastal locations and specialist wildlife adventure tour operators, all linked together by our own team, values, experience and approach. 

We’re committed to supporting coastal communities to thrive, and we’ll be working with the best local providers through all our expeditions, so you can be confident you are supporting them too.

Doing great things

Our AchievementS and Awards

While Saltwater Britain is a new adventure for us, Blue Ventures was founded on a mission to connect people to the ocean, making sure that volunteer programmes have long lasting sustainable benefits for both participants and coastal communities. Tourism has been an important entry point to far reaching conservation success around the tropics, and we’re delighted to be bringing our focus closer to home in 2021. 

Over the past 20 years, our tourism work has been recognised numerous times globally. We’re bringing this experience to the UK and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Talk to the team

If you’d like to hear more details about our expedtions before booking, you can schedule a one-on-one call with a member of the Saltwater Britain team here or email [email protected]

Sign up for updates

Make sure you’re the first to hear our latest news and upcoming trip announcements by signing up for updates. Each expedition will have a different location and specialised itinerary – we look forward to revealing more soon.

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© 2021 Saltwater Britain is a trading name of Blue Ventures (Expeditions) Limited – part of the Blue Ventures group.

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