A Beginner’s Guide to 'Josh Gates’ Destination Truth'

Not familiar with the Josh Gates cult classic coming to Travel Channel? You’re about to be.

'Josh Gates’ Destination Truth' is Coming to Travel Channel

Set the date: Josh’s first adventure series airs in May.

About the show

From the muddy swamps of Africa to the dense jungles of the Philippines, Josh Gates is on the mission of a lifetime to uncover the world's biggest mysteries in some of the most remote parts of the Earth. He'll dig deeper than ever before, doing whatever it takes to find his ultimate destination — the truth.

Season 2, Episode 11

WWII Ghost Hunt and a Japanese River Monster

Josh travels to Micronesia to investigate claims of unexplained noises and sightings deep below the Pacific Ocean. Then, he goes on the hunt for a giant reptilian monster said to lurking in a Japanese river.

Tuesday
Sep 3
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 10

UFOs in Kazakhstan and a Swedish Lake Monster

Josh has an out-of-this-world experience while investigating reports of strange lights and flying objects in Kazakhstan. Then, he and his team search for a massive beast said to be living below the deep, murky waters of a Swedish lake.

Tuesday
Sep 3
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 8

Legend of Antarctica

Josh Gates embarks on one of his biggest adventures yet when he travels to Antarctica to explore an abandoned whaling station that is said to be inhabited by eerie shadows and strange sounds.

Tuesday
Sep 17
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 10

Angkor Wat Temple and a Canadian Lake Creature

Josh Gates explores an 800-year-old temple in Cambodia and has an terrifying encounter in the crumbling ruins. Later, he journeys to British Columbia to investigate reports of a monster living beneath a glacial Canadian lake.

Tuesday
Sep 17
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 6

Haunted Chilean Mining Towns and an Aquatic Savage in New Zealand

Josh treks to northern Chile to explore two abandoned mining towns that are filled with unexplained shadows and eerie sounds. Then, he's off to New Zealand to hunt down a large aquatic monster that is attacking a Maori village.

Tuesday
Sep 17
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

Gambian Beasts

Josh Gates treks through the swamps of West Africa to uncover a reptilian monster that fearful local witnesses claim is living in the river. Then, he turns his sights high in the jungle canopy in search of a giant flying beast that is terrorizing the villagers.

Tuesday
Sep 17
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 4

Pterodactyl in Papua New Guinea and Chile's Monster

Josh treks to Papua New Guinea in search of a flying creature said to be terrifying the locals. Then, he and his team travel to Chile on the hunt for the legendary chupacabra.

Tuesday
Sep 17
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 1

The Search for the Irish Banshee

Josh Gates heads to Ireland to investigate the cliff-side ruins of a medieval castle that the locals believe is home to a lethal phantom.

Tuesday
Sep 17
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 18

Romanian Werewolves and a Raptor in Chile

Josh Gates hunts for a werewolf in Romania that has locals so terrified, they've abandoned an entire village. Then, he tackles the extreme heat of the Chilean desert to investigate reports of a dinosaur-like monster living in the blazing climate.

Tuesday
Sep 17
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 7

Iguanodon and Papua New Guinea's Mermaid

Josh investigates sightings of a prehistoric monster in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Then, he searches the coast for a mermaid that has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday
Sep 17
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 23

Israeli Ruins and Irish Leprechauns

Josh Gates traverses the globe to spend the night among the mysterious Masada ruins in Israel where locals say terrifying sounds are heard. Then, Josh and his team search far and wide for any proof of leprechauns living in Ireland.

Tuesday
Sep 24
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 16

Fiji Mysteries and the Filipino Terror

Josh travels to Fiji to investigate reports of strange noises and unexplained figures at a village once home to a cannibal tribe. Then, he journeys through the Philippines on the hunt for a primate-like monster living in the jungle.

Tuesday
Sep 24
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 16

Romanian Forest Terrors and a Mexican Jungle Demon

Josh Gates meets unexpected challenges while exploring a haunted woodland in the depths of Romania. Then, in the jungles of Mexico, he hunts for a mischievous creature called the Alux that villagers blame for recent attacks.

Tuesday
Sep 24
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 7

Mystery at Mayan Ruins and a Fiji Sea Monster

Josh Gates travels to Central America to investigate claims of unexplained sounds surrounding the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal. Then, he's off to Fiji to hunt for a dangerous predator said to be lurking in the waters.

Saturday
Nov 9
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 8

Legend of Antarctica

Josh Gates embarks on one of his biggest adventures yet when he travels to Antarctica to explore an abandoned whaling station that is said to be inhabited by eerie shadows and strange sounds.

Saturday
Nov 9
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

The Search for the Irish Banshee

Josh Gates heads to Ireland to investigate the cliff-side ruins of a medieval castle that the locals believe is home to a lethal phantom.

Saturday
Nov 9
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 11

The Djinn of Petra and a Lizard Monster

Josh Gates leads his team through the deserts of Jordan to learn the truth about a malevolent force called a Djinn. Next, his team tackles the muddy, snake-infested swamps of South Carolina where a lizard like creature has taken up residence.

Saturday
Nov 9
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 2

African Dinosaur and a Beast in Brazil

Josh treks through the rainforests of Brazil in search of a giant sloth-like monster said to be lurking in the Amazon. Then, he is off to Zambia where locals claim a large winged creature has been attacking from overhead.

Saturday
Nov 16
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 8

Easter Island and a New Zealand Monster

Josh Gates investigates reports of voices and strange noises surrounding the Moai statues on Easter Island. Then, his team voyages all the way to New Zealand on the hunt for a large prehistoric bird.

Saturday
Nov 16
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 9

Peruvian Beast and the Mysterious Bermuda Triangle

Josh stumbles into quicksand while on the hunt for a terrifying creature lurking in the jungles of Peru. Then, he and his team have an unsettling experience as they explore a navigational mystery from the air and sea.

Saturday
Nov 16
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 3

Sea Monster in Vietnam and Bat Man in Zanzibar

Josh embarks on a journey through Vietnam where a sea monster has been spotted in Ha Long Bay. Then, he goes on an adventure in east Africa to investigate claims of a demonic bat-like creature attacking local villagers.

Saturday
Nov 16
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Ghosts of Mount Fuji and a Philippine Ghoul

Josh heads to Japan for a terrifying night in the infamous Suicide Forest, where locals claim to hear unexplained noises and see indescribable figures. Then, in the Philippines, he spends the night in the jungle to track down a ghoulish creature.

Saturday
Nov 23
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 19

The Bhutan Yeti

Josh Gates travels to the kingdom of Bhutan in search of the elusive yeti. He and his team tackle unspoiled wilderness, battle rapids, crawl through narrow caves and cross ancient bridges to reveal the truth behind the abominable snowman.

Saturday
Nov 23
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 10

UFOs in Kazakhstan and a Swedish Lake Monster

Josh has an out-of-this-world experience while investigating reports of strange lights and flying objects in Kazakhstan. Then, he and his team search for a massive beast said to be living below the deep, murky waters of a Swedish lake.

Saturday
Nov 23
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 4

Madagascar Monster Bat and Guam Zombies

Josh travels to Madagascar on a mission to track down a massive vampire bat. Then, he heads to Guam to investigate claims of a ghoulish island legend lurking in the jungles.

Saturday
Nov 23
10am | 9c