About Strannik Ocean Voyages

Strannik Ocean Voyages takes its name from our vessel MV Strannik. A “Strannik” is a Russian word for a wise traveller or pilgrim in search of wisdom and knowledge. Our expeditions have similar objectives.   The company was founded and is owned by Rodney Russ, biologist, historian, author and adventurer.  Rodney was the founder and former owner of Heritage Expeditions and has had over 30 years’ experience in the expedition travel industry.

Strannik Ocean Voyages caters for travellers seeking an authentic travel experience with a small group of like-minded travellers.  We don’t publish day by day itineraries (what genuine expedition ever had a day by day itinerary) instead each of our expeditions will have clear objective(s) and all the participants help determine just how those objectives are best achieved. 

From time to time we offer expeditions in support of science, research and conservation. These are unique opportunities to join a scientific team and make a real contribution to conservation.  Your fare will help cover the cost of the expedition, but more importantly you will become a valued member of the team collecting data, recording observations and doing hands on conservation work.  

We also welcome enquires for private charters. If you and your friends have a dream of travelling to some part of the world and you think we can assist you, we would love to hear from you.  Chartering Strannik for a private expedition/cruise is both achievable and realistic.

To all the Strannik’s, explorers and adventurers of this world, welcome aboard.   We share your curiosity of the world we live in, your love of adventure and passion for travel. 

Yours in adventure.

Capt. Rodney Russ 

Founder and Owner