40 Trips To Change Your World
Travelers on the 11-day trip to Abaco Island track bottlenose dolphins, beaked whales, and West Indian manatees. Your research helps to shape island conservation plans, and 100 percent of the trip fee goes back into Earthwatch-sponsored programs.
Trip Tip: Arrange a tour with Arkwild (242/367-4805; arkwild.org; from $50) to the 3,800-acre pine forest where the last eight Abaco Barbs—descendants of Spanish horses—still live.
Luxury Level: A three-bedroom beach house is shared with seven other people in Sandy Point, Abaco's main town.
Earthwatch; 800/776-0188; earthwatch.org; $2,549 per person, all-inclusive; 11-day trips depart January 8, February 26, and June 10 and 24.