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Expedition Cruises & Wilderness Adventures

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small ship, adventure cruise vacations.

We match guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well as intimate, boutique
ships and lodges that may not make the radar of most travelers. 2023 marked our 20th year in business, so join us in celebrating more than two decades of accessing wilderness locations worldwide.

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North America
Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau & Ketchikan

This active, 6-day adventure aboard 62-guest sister ships National Geographic Sea Bird and Sea Lion is an ideal Alaska small ship cruise that explores remote and narrow inlets and channels. Get up close to see Alaska's wildlife and breathtaking beauty.

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North America
Baja California's Whales & Sealife

Explore the Sea of Cortez, a World Heritage Site, for 8 days aboard the 66-guest Safari Voyager. Experience Baja's warm crystalline waters and cactus-clad rims while watching for birds, whales, dolphins, mobula rays, whale sharks and other marine life.

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Polar Regions
Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp Cruise

These 13 days are packed with activities led by expert guides: kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, mountaineering and photography or navigation workshops. Spend more time in fewer locations and capitalize on getting to know Antarctica through unrushed exploration.

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Arctic Complete: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland Cruise

Aboard 132-guest Greg Mortimer, embark on a voyage to Svalbard, exploring Iceland and East Greenland along the way. Scan for whales, polar bear and walrus. Be dazzled by iridescent icebergs and colorful sandstone rocks. And explore the world's largest fjord system.

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South America
National Geographic Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise

The perfect blend of activity and education the 48-guest National Geographic Islander II offers snorkeling, hiking and expert guides and naturalists on this 7- to 12-day Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise.

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South America
Patagonia & Chilean Fjords Cruise

Aboard the 132-guest Sylvia Earle, sail the legendary Beagle Channel and explore rugged Torres del Paine National Park via two land-based days, plus travel farther than most Chile cruises by exploring the entire coastline, ending in the northern city of Puerto Montt.

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The Experience
The Most Unforgettable Destinations Personally Tailored for Every Traveler

We personally handpick all the trips, cruises, ships and lodges we work with. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Start your trip search by region and destination, or consult our experts who can help you explore the options to suit your travel style, activity interests, budget and timing.

Book with the confidence that comes from experience.

100+ combined years of experience, 7 continents explored, decades of expedition cruising around the world & here to help you find & book your dream trip.

Travel Guides, Tips & Inspiration
Latest Articles
Feb 28th 2024 • Small Ships
Big Ship vs Small Ship - What Is the Difference?

There is more variety in cruise ships than most think. Some ships focus on kayaking and hiking, others on onboard waterparks. Learn which type of cruising is right for you in this handy comparison between small ships and big ships.

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Feb 27th 2024 • Small Ship Cruising
Galapagos Travel Restrictions & Entry Requirements - Guide to Galapagos Safety

Authoritative guide to Galapagos travel restrictions, entry requirements and safety. The Galapagos Islands are open with cruises and land tours operating daily. Read everything you need to know about current travel conditions.

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Feb 20th 2024 • Small Ship Cruising
What's the Best Way to Travel Alaska? Try These 6 Tips

Skip the crowds and make your Alaska experience the best it can be with this list of expert tips. Whether you’re returning for more travels, or seeking to do it right the first time, follow our advice and you can’t go wrong.

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