Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin is a live action, half hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Corwin embarks on an epic journey, sailing aboard some of the world’s most beautiful ships, as he explores the most exciting port cities on the planet. Arriving each week by ship in a new city, he embarks on adventures in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, such as repelling down cliffs, flight-seeing to glacier landings, mountain climbing in a national park and zip lining through a rainforest.
SEA LIFE IN SEWARD
Jeff arrives to the stunning and historic Alaskan sea port of Seward and discovers amazing marine life at the Alaska Sea Life Center. To up the adventure, he takes a helicopter to nearby Godwin Glacier and rappels into a crevasse. Finally, Jeff enjoys a classic Alaskan fishing experience and prepares the delicious catch at beach cookout.
VENTURING TO ICY STRAIT POINT
Jeff kayaks around the Inian Islands on an epic adventure among the stellar marine wildlife before his ship arrives to Icy Strait Point. Then, he experiences a taste of the native Tlingit culture that’s been passed down for generations. Finally, Jeff rides into the Alaskan backcountry in search of the mighty brown bear!
SWEET ST. PETERSBOURG
Jeff explores St. Petersburg, Russia, and discovers a glorious city with a majestic royal palace that’s steeped in history. Then, his adventure soars to new heights as he practices an ancient pastime of the czars. Finally, a local chef gives Jeff a delightful taste of Russian culture with some classic local delicacies.
(Best of- Catalina, Alesund, Seward, Bermuda)
Jeff embarks on an international adventure in search of epic explorations. First, he sails an 18th century style vessel off the California coast. Then, he rappels into a massive glacier in Alaska. Next, Jeff discovers historical shipwrecks in Bermuda before capping his adventure by exploring the famous fjords of Norway.
BIG MASKS & BOLD FLAVORS
Jeff arrives in the bustling South Korean sea port of Busan where he experiences a spirited display of Korean culture in a colorful mask dance. Next, he explores the city’s famous market and discovers the key element to great Korean cuisine. Then, Jeff helps flight test some native birds of prey at a local wildlife center.
Jeff travels the globe to experience a kaleidoscope of world cuisine. In Berlin, he discovers a comforting local favorite, the German pretzel. Then, Jeff enjoys a sumptuous bowl of ramen in Japan. In St. Petersburg, Russia, a local chef delights Jeff’s senses with homemade dumplings and borscht. Finally, he enjoys a freshly caught meal in the great outdoors of Alaska.
ADVENTURE IN AKAROA
Jeff’s ship anchors in Akaroa Harbor on New Zealand’s South Island where he joins a conservation project to study a gorgeous native parrot that only exists here. Then, an expert free diver takes Jeff on an adventure to find prized local shellfish for a cookout on the beach. Finally, Jeff experiences the native Maori people’s passion for their age-old traditions.
VENTURE TO VANUATU
Jeff discovers Vanuatu’s gorgeous natural world and finds some unusual residents with a taste for coconut. Next, he teams with local fishermen to catch fresh river prawns for a Vanuatu-style cookout. Jeff rounds out his adventure by exploring the exotic ocean life of this remote island chain.
Jeff explores southern Chile where he discovers the unrivaled beauty of Patagonia. Then, he witnesses one of the world’s largest birds of flight. Finally, he gallops across the rustic plains, learning the way of the gauchos.
Jeff cruises along the California coastline to Catalina Island where he uses ancient maritime technology to navigate a historical sailing vessel. Then, he explores the island’s natural beauty and discovers American bison roaming the hills. Finally, Jeff experiences first hand why Jacques Cousteau raved about Catalina’s prime scuba diving in the kelp forest.
Jeff’s ship brings him to Alesund, Norway, where he sails a Viking vessel and explores the historic culture. Then, a renowned chef delights Jeff with an epic gourmet experience as they forage for delicacies along the pristine shores. Finally, Jeff caps the day in Norway’s most famous fjord by climbing to see the ultimate Nordic vista.
Jeff’s ship arrives to historic Split, on the beautiful coast of Croatia, where he explores an ancient Roman palace. Then, he slides, splashes, and sloshes through an awesome river canyon. Finally, Jeff discovers the buzz behind a local honey that’s been savored for thousands of years.
ANCIENT CULTURE OF KOSHIRO
Jeff arrives in Kushiro, Japan, and learns the secrets to making traditional ramen, a delicious noodle soup. Then, he explores a popular lake in search of giant algae balls and discovers their importance to Japanese culture. Finally, Jeff is immersed in the ancient customs of the native Ainu people.
FUN TIMES IN FREEPORT
Jeff and his daughter arrive to Freeport, Bahamas, and discover an amazing local effort to save the endangered Queen Conch. Next, they take their adventure below water to snorkel with sea turtles and dive through a sacred crystal cavern. Finally, the Corwins experience the thrill of deep sea fishing with the payoff of a true Bahamian beach cookout.
Jeff explores Hawaii’s Big Island from top to bottom, starting with arguably the world’s most active volcano. Then, he uses a traditional spear gun to help make a Hawaiian specialty: poke. To cap his adventure, Jeff scuba dives through a world of ancient undersea lava.
Jeff sails around the world in search of extraordinary wildlife, like the mighty marine mammals of the Alaskan wilderness. Then, on a California island, he comes face to face with North America’s largest land animal. Jeff returns to Alaska for a memorable encounter with a cheeky octopus before joining his daughter in helping Bermuda’s nesting tropicbirds.
Jeff experiences the incredible region surrounding the capital city of Chile and explores the world’s longest mountain chain on horseback. Then, he visits an animal refuge and meets some cool native wildlife - a puma and a South American gray fox. Finally, Jeff free dives for a local delicacy that proves well worth the effort.
ADVENTURES IN HISTORY
Jeff sets out on a thrilling adventure through history, starting with the palace of a legendary Roman emperor. Then, a gripping tale of freedom leaves him breathless at the Berlin Wall. Plus, Jeff learns the secrets of a French prison made famous in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Finally, Jeff discovers the time-honored traditions of the samurai in Japan.
Jeff and his daughter discover the wonders of Bermuda as they ride the pink sand beaches on horseback. Then, the Corwins team up with the Bermuda Aquarium to help protect the future of the national bird. Finally, father and daughter plunge into the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, each in their own way.
Jeff travels to Berlin, Germany, for the adventure of a lifetime. He visits Frederick the Great’s elaborate summer palace and learns the secrets of historical sculpture restoration. Then, Jeff gets a taste of classic German fare like pretzels. Finally, he explores the Berlin Wall with a former East German escapee.
Jeff cruises to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia where he discovers an ancient twist on Italian cuisine. Then, he joins conservationists to help save Europe’s 2nd largest bird species from extinction. Finally, Jeff gets a glimpse of Sardinia’s ancient past at an archaeological dig to help uncover the island’s multicultural history.
Jeff comes ashore in beautiful Marseille, France, and saddles up with the guardians of a cherished breed of rare white horses. Next, an acclaimed chocolatier helps Jeff discover the French connection to chocolate. Then, Jeff explores the historic castle made famous in the literary classic The Count of Monte Cristo.
CULTURE IN KYOTO
Jeff travels to Kyoto, Japan, and discovers a culturally rich city with a historical connection to Japan’s legendary swordsmen, the samurai. Then, he learns the 500-year-old fine art of Awaji puppetry. Finally, Jeff and a master confectioner handcraft ancient treats that were once reserved for the Japanese emperor.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Jeff explores Hawaii’s oldest and greenest island, Kauai, where he traverses the famously lush landscape to discover Hawaii’s rare and endemic wildlife. Then, he enjoys a traditional Hawaiian luau celebration and feast. Finally, Jeff takes an amazing aerial tour to view the spectacular sights of Kauai only accessible by air.
Jeff experiences Melbourne, Australia’s unique Victorian charm and discovers a delicious national specialty. Then, he explores the city’s awesome parks and wildlife that’s only found Down Under. To cap his adventure, Jeff dives off the city’s shores for a close look at Australia’s hidden underwater world.
TIME TO TANGO
Jeff sails to Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, and learns a famous local dance, the tango! Then, his appetite for local cuisine leads him to discover the ultimate South American barbecue. Finally, Jeff hits the beach to return some rescued sea turtles to the ocean following their successful rehabilitation.