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. Since founding AdventureSmith in 2003, Smith and his team have matched guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well as intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

Our Commitment

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, we dedicate our efforts to small-footprint, sustainable travel. Our off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja’s Sea of Cortez, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Europe, Asia, the Arctic, Antarctica and Australia. View all our trips and destinations.

Why Book with AdventureSmith

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.

Recent Press & Awards

See what distinguished publications, from Condé Nast Traveler to Fodor’s to USA Today, have to say about AdventureSmith Explorations. We have received numerous press and 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 five times been named a Top Travel Specialist on Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Top Travel Specialists List.

Meet Our Crew

We help travelers select the right trip at the best price. 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 Adventure Specialist. Our personalized service extends with your single Adventure Specialist assisting you 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.

Our Partners

Who we work with says a lot about who we are. Meet our partners, including small ship cruise and adventure travel operators, industry partners and conservation organizations.

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.