Oceania Expeditions is a Boutique Tour Operator based in Australia, founded by Ray and Annalise Andrews. We’re passionate about culture, curiosity and the delicate balance between raw adventure and refined luxury. When that balance is right, you’ve got memories for a lifetime, gathered over just a few days on any one of our handcrafted itineraries.
Our generational business connections in the laidback and unpredictable South Pacific ensure the logistics are accounted for long before you arrive. We’ve spent years on the ground establishing relationships with land holders, hotels and tour providers. We’ve bought pigs, built bungalows and drop toilets, helped build schools and strategise with locals on how best to deliver sustainable tourism.
Our small team of experienced and local guides prioritise your safety and security, leaving fun and adventure as your only concern.
Both Ray and Annalise Andrews have 25 years each in the tourism industry, and long-running family connections in the South Pacific. Ray’s father, Phil Andrews worked in the region in various roles. Known as ‘Big Phil’ he stood at 6ft 6” tall, with broad shoulders and a ‘no-nonsense’ attitude. He worked as plantation owner, labour recruiter, had shipping businesses and provided supply lines for sea plane operators over the years. Annalise’s grandfather Colonel Edwin Thomas Penfold traded in the Pacific between the 1930s and 1970s. He sold everything from stationary to toys to t-shirts.
Ray and Annalise have operated award-winning businesses, guided all around the world and are passionate about culture, wildlife and exceptional wine. In Oceania Expeditions, their experience combines to deliver moments that enrich your understanding of the world and connect you to incredible memories for years to come.