December 2015 / World Wide

In the Heart of the Sea

Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.


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Oscar® winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the sea voyage of the whale ship Essex and its harrowing encounter with a great whale - the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Embark on your own unforgettable voyage into the heart of the sea from Nantucket, Massachusetts - a picturesque island off the east coast of United States and home port of the legendary Essex.

Board the Shearwater, the only whale-watching vessel harboured in Nantucket, for an exclusive private cruise into the deep waters of the Atlantic, up to 25 miles from shore.  From here, hail the arrival of one of the world’s most glorious animals, which may include Humpback, Finback and Minke whales, along with basking sharks , dolphins and sea turtles.

Nantucket has many stories to tell, including the real-life adventure that inspired the film.  As part of your experience of its unique atmosphere, walk through Nantucket with a master storyteller who will bring the town’s rich history to life, including a visit to the original homes of three members of the Essex crew - her Captain, First Mate and cabin boy.