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About AdventureSmith

AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well as with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon-free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, British Columbia, the Columbia River, Baja’s Sea of Cortez, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Europe, Asia, the Arctic, Antarctica and Australia.

AdventureSmith ads value by helping clients select the right trip at the best price. Travelers maintain personalized service with a single Adventure Specialist throughout the process of research, booking, preparation, travel and follow up. We are true experts with first hand experience aboard every ship and trip we arrange. You'll never pay more and our sales volume means you often pay less than booking direct. 99% of our travelers say they would recommend AdventureSmith Explorations to their family and friends.

The company's mission is to give back to the individuals, communities and environments touched by AdventureSmith Explorations trips by connecting travelers with a network of grassroots and global nonprofit partners worldwide including Alaska Geographic, Rainforest Alliance and Galapagos Conservancy. The company has received numerous awards including Outside Magazine Trip of the Year, National Geographic Adventure Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth, National Geographic Traveler 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious "World Savers Award." Company founder and president Todd Smith has been twice (2012, 2013) named a Top Travel Specialist on Condé Nast Traveler's Annual Top Travel Specialists List.

Why Book with AdventureSmith Explorations

One dozen reasons why you should book with AdventureSmith Explorations. Our experience, knowledge and personalized service means you will find the right trip at the best price. 

Our Crew

Our crew of experts has more than 50 years combined experience in small ship cruises and adventure travel. Learn about our crew's background and put a face to your personal trip planner. 

Our Trips

Along with our selection of hand-picked small ship cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations specializes in small ship charter cruises, small group trips and custom travel planning for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Learn about charter cruises, group trips and custom travel planning. 

Our Partners

Who we work with says a lot about who we are. Meet our operator partners, industry partners and conservation partners. 

News & Awards

See what distinguished publications, from Condé Nast Traveler to Fodor's to USA Today, have to say about AdventureSmith Explorations.

Conservation & Sustainable Travel

Part of our mission is to give something back to the individuals, communities and environments encountered on every AdventureSmith Explorations trip. Read about our conservation programs, sustainable practices and the industry's first carbon-free cruising program.