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Oceanic Society vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

I had an unbelievably amazing travel

5.0 May 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had an unbelievably amazing travel experience with Oceanic Society. I have been privileged to travel all over the world but nothing compares to the wildlife adventure I experienced with this group in Mexico. Truly, a life-changing experience to travel with such wonderful, passionate and compassionate conservation professionals
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Tour Oceanic Travel Company Reviews

I had a brilliant time out on a tour

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had a brilliant time out on a tour with these kind and knowledgeable folks last week. We were lucky to have 3 gray whales that seemed content to let us follow them for awhile, but even without that it would have been a worthwhile trek. The weather was beautiful and the two naturalists had great depths of knowledge and interesting stories to share. I'm very grateful for the experience and will go out with them again.
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Tour Oceanic Travel Company Reviews

This was seriously the most amazing

5.0 September 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was seriously the most amazing Whale watching Farallon Islands trip ever!! We saw dozens of humpbacks lung feeding a blue whale a mola mola and so many other marine mammal plus a blue footed booby on the islands! Insane.
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Tour Oceanic Society Company Reviews

The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 3 Trips 15 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 349 $ 160
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    • Private Guided Trips
    Service Level N/A Standard
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Asia
      • Africa
      • Middle East & North Africa
      • Europe
      Known For
        • Adventure
        Headquarters Ross, California, USA 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
        Year Established 1969 1996
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A
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            About Oceanic Society

            Around since 1969, the Oceanic Society has stayed true to their original ideals: to teach travelers about the ocean, marine life, and encourage conservation.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            They offer active ocean travel, exploration, and education around the world. With a strong focus on conservation, they are the perfect travel experience if you want to learn more about ocean life, movement, and history. Their tours involve such amazing experiences as whale watching, snorkeling, and even some yoga retreats. The point is to connect to the ocean and feel empowered to help keep them safe.

            Who Travels With Them?

            Water travel enthusiasts! If you love snorkeling, scuba diving, rafting, and other water (specifically ocean) sports, this is the company for you. They are especially popular among families for their educational focus.

            Where Do They Operate?

            They have expedition tours that go around the world with a focus on conservation - these include Kenya, Nicaragua, The Galapagos, and Cuba. Their other main focus is in North America, specifically the California coast and San Francisco.

            Why Travel With Them?

            They are a community of passionate conservationists as well as a tour company. Part of traveling with them is learning about the incredible marine wildlife around the world and how you can help protect threatened areas and species. If you’re seeking a company that has a community feel and a focus on ocean education, but also wants to make sure you have fun on your vacation, this is a great place to look.

            About The Family Adventure Company

            Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

            Who Travels With Them?

            A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

            Where Do They Operate?

            Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

            How Does it Work?

            No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

            Why Travel With Them?

            The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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