Alaska - North America's premier wilderness contains the continent's highest peak, spectacular wildlife, scenic coastline and glacier filled bays. Bears and wolves, whales and sea otters reward intrepid travelers who explore off the beaten path in Alaska. Cruise Alaska by small ship or yacht and explore Alaska's backcountry in style from luxury eco lodges close to nature.
British Columbia small ship and yacht cruises travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. Experience mist-shrouded fjords, coastal wilderness, and unique ports of call. These waters are among the best for whale watching, with good chances of finding humpback and orca whales. Kayak, beachcomb and explore forest trails under the guidance of expert naturalists. Seals and sea lions lounge on rocky islets, and black bears and deer flourish in the deep, evergreen forests. Spectacular snow-capped mountains fall steeply to the waters of the Sound.
Explore the majestic Columbia and Snake rivers in the path of Lewis and Clark. Cruise aboard a small ship or yacht through deep gorges, high mountains, and scenic waterways. Native American and Pioneer history comes to life as expert guides offer cultural interpretation of the great American west. Visit Washington's wine country and enjoy the epicurean delights provided by the fertile lands of the Pacific Northwest. Actively explore the rich landscape by kayak, on foot, and by inflatable launch.
Baja California and Mexico's Sea of Cortez reveal a land of contrasts. Beautifully harsh, cactus covered desert landscapes and islands give way to rich waters home to whales, dolphins and countless sea creatures. Explore the unique nature of this spectacular peninsula by kayak or cruise baja aboard luxury yachts and expedition ships with unparalleled access to remote environments.
Soaring volcanoes, crashing waterfalls, lush rain forests, vast coffee farms and golden sand beaches beckon the visitor to Hawaii. Hawaii offers fun adventures both in the water and on land. Hawaii's underwater seascape is as spectacular as the lofty and often active volcanoes high overhead. Join AdventureSmith Explorations and our expert Expedition Leaders/Naturalists and explore the remote coves, bays and shoreline by kayak, sailboat, mountain bike and motor launch.
A long time favorite among adventure travelers Costa Rica offers verdant rain and cloud forests, an astounding diversity of tropical birds and wildlife, active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Mountains, rivers and coastline provide endless opportunity for hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding and more! Explore from upscale wilderness lodges or aboard a Costa Rica cruise by small ship.
Panama has it all... mountains, jungles, beaches, bird life and an astounding biodiversity of flora and fauna. Cruise up close aboard small ships exploring both coasts and the Panama Canal. Visit dazzling national parks, pristine coastline and over 1500 islands with daily opportunities for shore landings in remote regions. Superb local guides interpret colonial heritage and cultural diversity springing from 7 different indigenous groups and a melting pot of world cultures.
Famous for its reef, ruins and rainforests Belize is the undiscovered gem of Central America. Explore ancient Maya cities cloaked in pristine rain forest home to abundant tropical birds and wildlife. Enjoy activity and relaxing on beautiful Caribbean beaches and a world-class barrier reef.
Our travel adventures in Guatemala highlight the rich cultural traditions of today's living Maya as well as ancient cities and temples. Complimenting Guatemala's rich cultural heritage are active volcanoes, pristine rain and cloud forests, wild rivers and sacred caves.
Quite simply a Galapagos Island cruise is the vacation of a lifetime. Our small ships and yachts are the finest available staffed with expert local naturalist guides to interpret the unique environment and wildlife of the Galapagos. Explore up close on hikes and snorkeling with options for more rigorous activity. Galapagos cruise packages include one week cruising, accommodations in Quito and round trip flights from mainland Ecuador.
From the highlands of the majestic Andes Mountains to the rainforest of the Amazon, Ecuador harbors more natural and cultural diversity than any other destination. Adventure travel means hiking, biking and rafting among abundant wildlife, ancient Inca ruins, and modern living culture from upscale haciendas and wilderness lodges. Experience natural selection and amazing wildlife first hand aboard Galapagos Island cruise.
The highlight of travel to Peru is South America's premiere ruins, Machu Picchu or an Amazon Cruise aboard a small ship. Enjoy guided explorations of Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon rain forest. Amazon River cruises aboard a small ship explore rain forest and wildlife up close.
The amazing diversity of South America makes Chile a very unique and special place to travel. The elongated formation of the country’s exterior captures the attention of potential visitors; while the nation’s remarkable geography keeps them coming back for more. Thousands of miles of coastline make Chile ideal for small ship cruises.
Explore Antarctica - a continent of superlatives. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest, iciest place on Earth. Antarctica Expedition Cruises utilize long days to experience the world's greatest concentration of wildlife. Antarctica is one of the last true wilderness areas left on earth, perfect for small ship cruising.
The Arctic is one of the most remote and fascinating regions of the world, and an area which has only ever been accessible to the privileged few. Arctic cruises journey into spectacular fjords surrounded by towering mountains and glaciers illuminated by the 24-hour sun; photograph walrus and polar bear; use Zodiac to discover historic sites of polar exploration and call at lands rarely visited before.
The rich history and culture of the Mediterranean Sea is perfect for small ship cruising. Get away from crowded mega ship ports in favor of small authentic towns and villages. Mediterranean small Ship cruising provides the unique opportunity to venture into more secluded harbors, taking you in contact with local culture in style and luxury.
Come take a small ship cruise down under to the world’s largest and most diverse island, Australia. With the unique experience of the harsh outback contrasted by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, this place is truly unforgettable. While small ship cruising in style and luxury aboard the Orion, you will have the chance to relax and soak in Australia's beauty while preparing for the amazing expeditions ahead.
New Zealand - the adventure capital of the world boasts diversity from alpine mountains and glaciers to sub tropical forest and beaches. Swim with dolphins or sea lions, soak in natural hot springs, kayak fantastic archipelagos, hike on a glacier and trek famous alpine routes. New Zealand travel offers incredible adventure and legendary "Kiwi" hospitality.
The Pacific Ocean encompasses a wide range of exciting geography amidst its pristine cobalt blue waters. The spectacularly beautiful land formations dotted amongst its boundaries make for outstanding adventure cruise destinations. Explore the great variety of dramatic volcanic and coral islands while having the unique chance of meeting many of the locals whose rich cultural heritage is evident in the fascinating archaeological ruins dotting the countryside.
From Ancient Traditions to Contemporary Culture Asia is a region with a history, culture, and beauty unlike any other in the world. Ancient wooden castles where shoguns once ruled. Gardens designed to guide the spirit. Each of the places you'll explore presents new insights into a realm that has fascinated travelers for millennia.