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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
Apr 10th 2024 • Small Ships
Big vs Small Ship: Alaska Cruise Ship Size Comparison

Big ship vs. small ship... which size should you choose in Alaska? Big ships may at first seem appealing for price, but learn all about the full package of considerations for everything from activities, kids and itineraries in this side-by-side comparison.

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Mar 20th 2024 • Small Ship Cruising
How We Became Inspired Women Travelers & 10 Trips You Can Take Now

Female crew members at AdventureSmith Explorations share their favorite trips, as well as the travel experiences that inspired them as women.

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Mar 6th 2024 • Wildlife
5 Iconic Alaska Wildlife Cruises by Small Ship

A former guide gives his recommendations on itineraries and ships that offer the top Alaska wildlife cruise experience. Plus tips that will maximize your chances of seeing these iconic animals: brown bear, orca, humpback whales, moose, and mountain goat.

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