Expedition Cruises

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Join us for an expediton cruise onboard comfortable vessels plying the waters of some of the world's most intriguing and beautiful places.  Designed as voyages of discovery, we mix shore visits by zodiacs with engaging presentations onboard whilst in some of the wildest corners of our planet.  The resource staff cover diverse interests providing the opportunity to learn about many aspects of your experience.

Our expedition cruises are an intimate and wonderful way to learn about and experience remote parts of the world.  These small ships have the ability to land virtually anywhere using zodiacs, providing excellent opportunities for exploration.  Staff onboard typically cover birds and other wildlife, geology, history, local culture, photography, archaeology, and more.  We usually have one or two shore landings per day that may visit a wildlife highlight, a local community, a historical site, or just an interesting looking area that we think deserves some exploration.  Add in a couple of lectures, fine dining, and some live music in the evening and you have a full day on an unforgettable voyage of discovery.  Voyage with us to these seldom visited and remarkable places!

Birding the South Pacific Birding the South Pacific (Apr 16, 2014 - May 02, 2014)

Melanesia is comprised of thousands of islands, large and small. These islands boast lush tropical rainforest packed with many endemic birds and other wildlife. The seas surrounding the islands are some of the richest in the world in terms of m...
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Russian Far East Voyage: Ring of Fire Russian Far East Voyage: Ring of Fire (May 29, 2014 - Jun 10, 2014)

The Pacific Ring of Fire manifests itself in numerous places on the rim of the Pacific Ocean – but nowhere more dramatically than in Russia’s Far East. Along one of the world’s most active plate boundaries, the Pacific plate sub ducts und...
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Haida Gwaii Sailing Haida Gwaii Sailing (May 29, 2014 - Jun 06, 2014)

Sailing Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands, and touring the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve are marvelous and unforgettable experiences! The majestic coast, wilderness, people and wildlife of coastal British Columbia are stunning; this...
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2014 Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2014 (Jun 02, 2014 - Jun 12, 2014)

Towering icebergs drift south on Arctic currents as wild birds soar above bright blue waves where whales cavort in the glory of springtime. Among the brightly painted clapboard houses of tiny outports, smiling faces greet curious travelers. New...
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Sable Island 2014 Sable Island 2014 (Jun 12, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014)

Sable Island has all the makings of a myth: A forty-one kilometre long sandbar, three hundred kilometres southeast of Halifax, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Now a research and rescue station, the remote and other-worldly island was re...
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Sable Island 2014 Sable Island 2014 (Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014)

Sable Island has all the makings of a myth: A forty-one kilometre long sandbar, three hundred kilometres southeast of Halifax, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Now a research and rescue station, the remote and other-worldly island was re...
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Newfoundland & Wild Labrador Newfoundland & Wild Labrador (Jun 29, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014)

Canada's easternmost province is a living lesson in botany, history, geology, zoology, anthropology, and hospitality. This pre-summer trip is timed to make the most of the bloom of the early season, and we're likelier to see ice and icebergs at...
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Arctic Safari Arctic Safari (Jul 23, 2014 - Aug 02, 2014)

Midnight sun, marvelous creatures, and endless landscapes are part of the lure of the North. And then there are the people: For millennia, Arctic dwellers have learned to thrive in this environment. European explorers navigated the icy waters s...
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Arctic Explorer 2014 Arctic Explorer 2014 (Aug 02, 2014 - Aug 12, 2014)

Summer north of the Arctic Circle: Endless days among rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, vast glaciers and pristine water. And in every Arctic community, visitors will find a warm welcome! On Beechey Island, the graves of Franklin expedition exp...
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Northwest Passage - East to West Northwest Passage - East to West (Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014)

From the soaring shores of Greenland, to the mouth of the Coppermine River, the legendary Northwest Passage is pure inspiration. Even today, few venture into this remote route through Canada's Arctic. In the Arctic, nature reigns supreme and w...
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Northwest Passage - West to East Northwest Passage - West to East (Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 11, 2014)

The quest for a northern sea route to Asia obsessed Europeans for centuries. Long after its discovery, the ice-choked waters of the Northwest Passage forbade all but the hardiest navigators. Today the Northwest Passage remains a legendary route...
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Greenland & Wild Labrador 2014 Greenland & Wild Labrador 2014 (Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014)

For some, Southwest Greenland and the wild coast of Labrador are too remote. Our clients think they're just remote enough! Consider Kangerlussuaq, the gateway to our journey. Located 168km up a spectacular fjord from the Arctic Ocean, it has dr...
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands (Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 06, 2014)

The timing is perfect for our return to Antarctica! This year, we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. Join us as we retrace the routes and landings of this epic adventure. From the tip of ...
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Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise (Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 17, 2014)

*Unique, immersive style of travel* Experiencing the Galápagos Islands on an expedition is an unrivaled experience. And our 360º approach is your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The 48-guest National Geographic Islande...
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Galapagos Voyage Galapagos Voyage (Apr 25, 2015 - May 06, 2015)

We once again return to the Galapagos Islands on the lovely MS Islander. We will have a chance to explore the highlands of Ecuador, vist the Otavalo market and the UNESCO world heritage site of old town Quito before we head to the archipelago f...
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