Only expedition style voyages, never crowded cruise liners
We believe that an expedition by boat is a way of travelling from region to region to experience different things along the way, not about the ‘onboard entertainment’. This is not to say that our voyages are not luxurious they offer comfortable rooms and fine cuisine along with lectures with local and naturalist guides.
Our selected expeditions are based in four vastly different parts of Latin America; Amazon, Galapagos, Antarctica and Patagonia (although we do have others).
Galapagos is where the company began. There are land based programs, but cruising the Galapagos is really the only way to see it properly. Jump ashore for island hikes or swim with turtles, rays and sea lions. With a portfolio of over 40 different boats we’re sure to find one that suits.
Fly deep into the jungle and board one of our expeditions to navigate parts of the Amazon River inaccessible by any other means. Chug downstream while watching indigenous locals on the banks and navigate down the hidden waterways for close wildlife encounters.
The Patagonia icecap punctuated by snow-capped volcanoes is bound to get anyone excited. Navigate fjords on your way to the end of the world, Ushuaia.
The next voyage is the ultimate, the expedition of a life time. Join one of our small boat expeditions to see the wild scenery of Antarctica. Watch colonies of penguins, basking seals and schools of whales.
On most of our voyages, you’ll spend as much time on land as you do on the boat.
Visit the two best regions of Ecuador – the mighty Amazon, where you will visit local indigenous villages, take canoe rides, hike through the forest and search for wildlife and the Galapagos Islands where you will spend five days on board the Beluga Yacht getting up close to some fascinating wildlife.
This is the perfect Antarctic cruise for those with limited time. Takes flights to and from the Antarctic to save the Drake Passage crossing. Visit the South Shetland Islands, Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.
A classic journey starting in city of Quito and driving north to the famed market town of Otavalo. Try bartering in the poncho plaza, walk by crater lakes and volcanoes of northern Ecuador. Stop to enjoy Quito, the first UNESCO cultural world heritage site. Then head south through the Avenue of Volcanoes, visiting Cotopaxi National Park, linger at lush tropical waterfalls near Baños and wander through Inca ruins at Ingapirca. Marvel at the spectacular snow-capped Andean scenery. Absorb the history of beautiful colonial Cuenca and the highland wilderness of Las Cajas National Park. Spend the following week discovering the rich wildlife of the Galapagos Islands from the tall-mast sailing ship, the Mary Anne.
This expedition cruise vessel was launched in 2009 with fourteen cabins, four master suites and ten suites which huge picture windows and all the comforts of world class lodging. The vessel includes a beautiful observation deck, bar and restaurant, library, lecture room and a sun deck complete with hammocks.