Life has a funny way of working out. It twists and turns and you never really get to see what’s waiting around the corner. But that’s the beauty right? the mystery. The adventure.

Well what if around that corner was the journey of a lifetime, and what if I told you that if you’re reading this, it’s because that very journey might be exactly what’s on your cards…..
Sound exciting? Sound like just the thing to kick of an exciting 2016? Sound like something maybe you’ve been waiting your whole life to find?
We’ve been hand selecting our amazing all girls 2016 eXXpedition teams all year for a mind blowing mix of skills and awesomeness. As it turns out, we now have a few spots available on both legs – Leg 1 (20th – 28th February) and Leg 2 (5th – 13th March).

Join our founder and Skipper, Emily Penn and 13 other women from across the world on an adventure of exploration, science, conservation and BIG ACTION for a better tomorrow.

“A shift in thinking will change the world. eXXpedition is the perfect platform for exploring mindsets, breaking down stereotypes and creating waves of change”




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eXXpedition is a series of all women voyages to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our bodies to the toxics in our seas. On the 16th of November 2014 eXXpedition launched the first mission with a crew of 14 women setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of answers relating to the health of our environment and to the health of our bodies.
During an eXXpedition voyage environmental samples are collected to assess plastic and pollutants, feeding in these samples to wider studies investigating the impacts of toxics and plastics pollutants and linking this sampling to narratives of ecosystem health, personal health and the products we consume.
The eXXpedition crew also participate in biomonitoring with the UN founded initiative Safe Planet to assess personal exposure to known toxic substances. Through personal exploration of our internal environment(MeSearch) the aim is to better understand the levels of toxic exposure in women.

Through a shared mission to understand this invisible pollution the hope is to create a conversation which sheds light on the science of ecotoxicology and inspire positive actions to tackle the root causes.


Our mission is to explore the issue of plastics, chemicals, endocrine disruptors and carcinogens in our personal and global environment that can cause disease. Our aim is to engage women in scientific narratives relating to the consumer choices they make, and their long-term health impacts on themselves and our environment.

Scientists estimate that everyone alive today carries within her or his body at least 700 contaminants, most of which have not been well studied. Wherever you live in the world you have been exposed to a cocktail of chemicals.

We will explore our own bodies for the presence of toxins. The first step to understanding a problem is work out how big it is, to measure it, to be scientists! We will measure our blood and urine samples for the presence of pthalates, heavy metals, PCBs, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

We will also explore our genetic likelihood for disease using DNA fingerprinting tools to assess our relative genetic risks. We believe that knowledge is power and that by exploring nature vs nurture in our relative risks of disease, we can take charge of our future and be inspired to make choices that have a positive impact on the health of our bodies and the seas.

Through our personal and collective journeys we hope to inspire followers to understand the relationship between our bodies, the products we consume and the world we inhabit.