Small Group Journeys
Voyages of Discovery
Some of the world’s most unique natural environments are only accessible by boat, so we have handpicked a collection of expeditionary cruises to take you there. Experience the strange world of the Galapagos where animals are in ascendency, sail through the iodine waters and lush rainforest of the magnificent Amazon, or voyage deep into the incredible white-blue world of Antarctica. Board a houseboat and meander your way through the tropical Keralan backwaters or sail a traditional dhow through Mozambique’s sugar-white Quirimbas archipelago. Travel on vessels renowned for their comfort and stability, with expert guides who will enhance your understanding of these extraordinary places as you sail to the ends of the earth on our epic adventures.
All our expeditionary cruises are on small boats with low guest to guide ratios and limited availability. They fill up quickly - enquire today!
Delfin Amazon CruisesSet Departure | River exploration in the Peruvian Amazon
The Amazon comprises half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and the Amazon River is the life force of this amazing ecosystem. Cruising aboard a luxury Delfin Amazon vessel allows you to experience it in Relais & Châteaux style.
Antarctica 21 Fly CruiseSet Departure | Arrive by plane, explore by boat
Skip the infamous Drake Passage by flying straight over it, then cruise aboard a specialist vessel, exploring the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent on Earth in the company of naturalists, historians and scientists.
True NorthSet Departure | Cruising Australia's Kimberley Coastline
A True North cruise blends adventure, exquisite luxury and expert guiding covering thousands of nautical miles aboard one of the world’s finest expedition vessels. This is not cruising in the traditional sense but rather a curated activity-based itinerary, with non-sea days planned in, offering unparalleled access to the stunning coastal environment.
Antarctica: The White Continent with National Geographic & LindbladSet Departure | A National Geographic voyage
A voyage through Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. Remote, untrammelled and spectacular, it is a wildlife paradise that lures adventurers to its vast wilderness of ice and snow. Launched in 1958, Lindblad Expeditions brought the first citizen explorers to Antarctica and they remain one of the most highly respected polar outfitters.
Penguin Safari with Quark ExpeditionsSet Departure | South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula
The 16 day 'South Georgia and Antarctica: Penguin Safari' itinerary is the fastest way to visit the seldom reached South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the great white continent. Soaring mountain peaks, a staggering expanse of ice, ethereal beauty and astonishing wildlife await as you navigate this immense wilderness.
Antarctic Awakening with Poseidon ExpeditionsSet Departure | The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
‘Antarctic Awakening’ includes the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica itself, to provide real diversity as you explore the southernmost region on Earth. Encounter immense wildlife, explore the feats of astonishing human endeavour and camp on the ice - this is expedition cruising at its most authentic!
Best of Svalbard with Poseidon ExpeditionsSet Departure | Arctic wildlife cruise
This remarkable cruise expedition departs from the Norwegian settlement of Longyearbyen and explores the island’s the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap - a frozen wilderness of precarious beauty and a stronghold of endangered Arctic wildlife. Expect to encounter walrus, Arctic fox, reindeer and one of the Arctic’s highest concentrations of polar bears. This is one of the best places in the world to view them hunting on the pack ice.
North Pole with Poseidon ExpeditionsSet Departure | Voyage to the Top of the World
Join a voyage to the top of the world! Poseidon are the leading operators of expeditionary polar cruising and the only operator to reach the North Pole at 90 degrees north since no other vessel ventures this far. Their ice-breaker ship, the nuclear-powered ‘50 Years of Victory’, is the only one of its kind in the world.
Quasar M/Y GraceExpeditionary Cruising | Galapagos Colonial Classic
The M/Y Grace is an authentic classic adventure yacht for those seeking to explore the Galapagos in true style. M/Y Grace’s stellar past includes ownership by millionaire tycoons, royalty and stint in the British Navy. Set aboard the yacht to explore the Galapagos Islands on 7 night journeys with a maximum of 18 guests onboard.
Anakonda Amazon CruisesSet Departure | Amazon River exploration - Ecuador
The Amazon comprises half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and the Amazon River is the life force of this amazing ecosystem. Cruising aboard a luxury Anakonda Amazon vessel allows you to experience it in comfort and style. The 5 day/4 night itinerary gives you the opportunity to get up and close to pink dolphins, giant otters, manatees, anacondas, river turtles, birds and various primate species.
Ecoventura M/V OriginExpeditionary Cruising | Luxury Galapagos Cruise
Ecoventura alternates two different 7-night itineraries in the Galapagos islands, exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site embarking on guided land excursions while observing local wildlife such as giant tortoises, land iguanas, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and more, while travelling on a state of the art luxury vessel in comfort and in style.
Galapagos SkyExpeditionary Cruising | Scuba Diving Live Aboard
Galapagos Sky is a fantastic option for divers. An 8 day itinerary offers a total of 16-18 dives and 2 land excursions on every trip. Visit Wolf and Darwin Islands on every trip - the diving here is arguably the best in the world! Depending on the season, you have the opportunity to see manta rays, schools of hammerheads, and maybe even whale sharks!
Galapagos with Nat Geo & LindbladItinerary Inspiration | Explore with National Geographic
Experiencing the Galápagos Islands on a National Geographic and Lindblad expedition is an unrivalled ocean adventure. Your journey is crafted to showcase the panoramic Galapagos archipelago and its abundance of wildlife. Each day will deliver an exciting new island to discover and explore.
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