Cruises

Though many of our trips spend time on boats, we offer ocean cruise itineraries at only two destinations, the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica. In many ways, these are very different experiences. Yet because close-up views of astonishing wildlife is the star attraction at both, travelers who have taken a Galapagos Islands tour owe it to themselves to experience Antarctica and vice versa. It goes without saying that those who have experienced neither don’t know how much they are missing. On-board accommodations to both destinations range from basic to 5-star vessels, accommodating just a few travelers to over a hundred passengers. Both are trips of a lifetime, journeys like no other. Take a look at the bucket list of the traveler who has made it to one of these destinations and you’ll probably see the other.

ANTARCTICA FOR GALAPAGOS TRAVELERS

From traveling to the Galapagos, you know that only one penguin species inhabits the archipelago. This may or may not have satisfied your desire to observe penguins. Seven different penguin species await you on your Antarctica tours in certain locations and in groups numbering into the thousands. Whales too aren’t generally what one writes home about during a Galapagos tour. But travel to Antarctica and you are sure to see many. It depends on location and time of year but several whale species spend time around Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands including blue whales and humpbacks. In Antarctica, such exotic formations as icebergs and glaciers are as common a feature of the landscape as the volcanic structures that comprise the Galapagos. And there is the silence, that isn’t just a matter of being in a place where only a few fellow-humans are allowed. Here it is silence at the ends of the Earth. A typical day in Antarctica involves two excursions going ashore or along the shore in small rubberized crafts called Zodiaks, to get as respectfully close to wildlife as possible. Some vessels have an open bridge policy that allows passengers to see as the captain sees. Most evenings include a wildlife lecture by naturalist guides. Itineraries are all ice and weather-dependent, a consideration that some travelers aren’t expecting. For penguin lovers, one unforgettable experience is the days spent at an Emperor rookery, ice conditions permitting.

THE GALAPAGOS FOR ANTARCTICA AFFICIONADOS

Travelers may spend a great deal of time observing wildlife from Zodiacs in Antarctica but one, place they don’t go is into the water for some snorkeling. With air temperatures hovering around 32 degrees during Antarctic summer, neither will you find Antarctic passengers taking a daily ocean swim or enjoying dinner and cocktails on an open air deck. Antarctic alums are sure to enjoy that difference, along with all the snorkeling opportunities without a wetsuit. And there are all those exotic-sounding species one will encounter for the first time in the Galapagos, sally light foot crab, blue and red footed boobies, and of course all those species whose names start with “Galapagos” that you’ll find nowhere else. A typical day on a Galapagos cruise includes visiting two different visitor sites, getting from their ship to shore via small panga crafts. Passengers are given plenty of time to linger with the wildlife, take photos, and if they wish, swim and/or snorkel, depending on the destination. Meals are typically enjoyed onboard. Many vessels have libraries to give passengers opportunities to learn more about Galapagos wildlife and naturalist guides are a wealth of information on all topics related to the islands.

Take your pick or schedule both. They are equally divine.

View our Cruises trip and tour options below:
7, 8 & 10 days $2,595
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling & Sea Kayaking
11 - 19 Days $8,695
Glaciers, Icebergs, Penguins, Whales, Hiking, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Camping, Photography
11 - 19 Days $9,095
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Kayaking, Camping, Photography, Skiing
6, 7 & 10 Days $3295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,795
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Amazon River & Rainforest , Yasuni National Park, Jungle Hikes, Kayaking & More.....
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,185
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,425
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Mt. Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Los Glaciares National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier
Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Cape Horn, Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, Perito Moreno Glacier
10 Days $4195
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7, 8 & 10 Days $3,395
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
8 & 10 Days $3,295
Wildlife, Biriding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $3,595
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Los Glaciares National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier, Classic Treks to Mt. Torre and to Mt. Fitz Roy
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,450
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,450
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $3,595
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7, 8 & 10 Days $3,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $6,960
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Day $3,950
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $4,700
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $6,395
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
11 - 22 Days $6,799
Glaciers, Icebergs, Penguins, Whales, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking, Photography
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,420
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
21 Days $8,295
Tierra del Fuego, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, Bariloche, Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, Osorno Volcano
10+ Days $3,545
Galapagos Islands , Amazon Jungle , Wildlife , Birding, Snorkeling , Hiking
11+ Days $3,500
Cotopaxi National Park, Papallacta Hot Springs, Otavalo Market, Galapagos Islands Cruise, Wildlife & Snorkeling
Live Onboard, Best Dives in Galapagos
10 Days $6,195
Wildlife, SCUBA Diving, Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Wolf & Darwin Islands
Amazon Jungle Lodge, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Island Cruise
7, 8 & 10 Days $3,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $6,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $3,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling
6 - 22 Days $4,995
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Kayaking, Camping, Punta Arenas to Antarctica Flights
6, 7, & 10 Days $3,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking , Snorkeling
7 & 9 Days $4,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $7,330
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Glaciers, Icebergs, Penguins, Whales, Hiking
7 & 9 Days $4,765
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,395
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Island Cruise, Wildlife
10 Days $5,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling
4, 5 & 8 Days $2,075
Amazon River & Rainforest , Yasuni National Park, Wildlife, Cultural Excursions, Fauna and Flora
10 Days $4,500
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7, 8 & 10 Days $3,150
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
12 - 22 Days $14,680
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography
12 - 22 Days $14,980
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography
6, 7, & 10 Days $3050
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,250
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $5295
Wildlife, SCUBA Diving , Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Wolf & Darwin Islands
6 - 10 Days $4,695
Glaciers, Icebergs, Penguins, Whales, Kayaking, Hiking, Snowshoeing
6, 7, 8 & 10 Days $3,595
Wildlife, Birding , Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 8 Days $3,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
11 - 32 Days $7,950
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Kayaking, Camping, Diving, Helicopter Touring
6, 7 & 10 Days $3,125
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6-10 Days $3,595
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 - 34 Days $5,950
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Mountaineering, Ski Mountaineering, Kayaking, Camping, Diving, Photography, Ski Trekking
11 - 20 Days $8,900
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Kayaking, Camping, Diving, Snorkeling, Mountaineering, Alpine Crossing, Photography, Snowshoeing
10 Days $5,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, HIking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $3,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 9 Days $4,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 8 Days $4,395
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,795
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
14 - 34 Days $13,500
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking
10 Days $7,550
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
4 Days $1665
Amalia Glacier, El Brujo Glacier, Calvo Fjord, Montonas Fjord, Burnal Glacier, More.....
10 Days $5295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $4,895
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 &10 Days $3,195
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, HIking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 9 Days $3,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling
10 - 20 Days $5,460
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking