Ed Sobey - The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging: Animals, Ships, and Weather at Sea

The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging is a full-color primer for anyone who will be voyaging on the oceans of the world. Whether your journey is a sailing trip on a private yacht or an exotic cruise ship voyage, The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging will explain what you can see on the sea. In addition, The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging will teach you how to be a better observer while out on the oceans of the world by giving you tips for the best observation points on ships and what to watch for.

Author Ed Sobey holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography and is a frequent guest speaker on cruise ships throughout the world. He explains how to choose cruise itineraries for the best sightings of marine life and what to bring with you on your voyage. He points out how to locate important ship markings and what they mean. There is a section on docking and undocking procedures. Then once at sea, he explains about sighting whales, dolphins, birds, flying fish and much more. In addition, there is an extensive section on other ships you may see and how to identify them. Other topics include weather at sea, landfalls, things to see onboard your ship, and special places your voyage may pass through.

Loaded with 220 color photographs and illustrations, The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging will help make you a trained observer at sea and knowledgeable among your fellow voyagers. Make The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging your go-to reference for your next cruise or adventure on the oceans of the world.


Ed Sobey holds a Ph.D. in oceanography and teaches oceanography and meteorology for Semester at Sea. He also lectures at sea for passengers on several cruise lines and has traveled the equivalent of ten times around the world at sea. Ed is a Fellow of The Explorers Club and has participated in two dozen scientific expeditions. He is a former naval officer and has directed five science centers, received two Fulbright specialist grants, published 31 books, and hosted two television series. Ed also founded the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The Field Guide to Ocean Voyaging: Animals, Ships, and Weather at Sea Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781948494021
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Seaworthy Publications, Inc. - June 2018