What's New

Up and coming travel itineraries, special offers, and more

New Itineraries

  • French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

    Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive expedition where options abound. Choose to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration and to connect with these people and islands on a personal level. Explore the historic ceremonial site, called a marae, on Raiatea where Polynesian seafarers would begin their bold expeditions sailing into the unknown—expeditions that would eventually lead to populating Hawaii and New Zealand.

    • 10 Days
    • Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug
    • 102 Guests
  • Epic Polynesia: Cook Islands to Fiji

    Embark on a sweeping adventure to the western reaches of Polynesia and explore from the verdant crags of Tahiti to the vibrant reefs of Fiji—plus tropical islands and reefs that few others will ever see. Immerse yourself in Aitutaki’s warm turquoise waters, and experience genuine Polynesian welcomes throughout Samoa.

    • 17 Days
    • May
    • 102 Guests
  • Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

    Following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this voyage takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti, you’ll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched. The voyage begins in one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island. Walk the length of untouched tropical beaches, meet the descendants of of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers, and drift dive or snorkel through an atoll pass.

    • 18 Days
    • Mar / Aug
    • 102 Guests
See all new itineraries

Daily Expedition Reports

  • At Sea and Puerto Gato, Baja California Peninsula

    by Lee Moll , Naturalist

    We enjoyed a nice morning at sea with a green flash at sunrise, scenic views of the Sierra de La Giganta, and glimpses of sharks, rays, and dolphins as we proceeded to our afternoon destination. David and Carlos supplemented our sightings with presentations on geology and foods of Mexico, respectively, in the lounge. We arrived at Puerto Gato after lunch. It was a beautiful setting for snorkeling and other water activities, hiking in the desert, and a sumptuous barbecue dinner and bonfire on shore.  .
  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    by Rodrigo Moterani , Video Chronicler

    After a couple of cold, overcast days, Saint Petersburg welcomed us with sunny weather and blue skies. On the first of our two days at Russia’s cultural capital, our guests visited the Catherine Palace and the new Fabergé Museum, and we also had the opportunity to watch a performance of Alexander Krein’s Laurencia, a ballet based on the work of Lope de Vega. .
  • South Plaza and Santa Fe Island

    by Patricio Maldonado , Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    We started the day early with a visit to small South Plaza Island, where a multitude of wildlife sighting opportunities are presented.
    • Apr 27, 2017
    • National Geographic Islander in Galápagos

Now traveling with us

  • Peter Hillary
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Peter is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay in 1953. He is the first second-generation to climb Mt Everest, he has climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each of the seven continents) and he has been on over 40 mountaineering expeditions around the world. Read More
  • Robert Siegel
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel is still at it hosting the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reporting on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Read More
  • Eva Aariak
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Eva Qamaniq Aariak is a Canadian politician, who was elected in the 2008 territorial election to represent the electoral district of Iqaluit East in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. She was subsequently chosen as the second Premier of Nunavut, under the territory's consensus government system, on November 14, 2008. She was the fifth woman to serve as a premier in Canada. Prior to her election, she was the first Languages Commissioner for Nunavut. In her capacity as Languages Commissioner, she was asked to choose an Inuktitut language word for the Internet; she settled on ikiaqqivik, which literally means "traveling through layers" and refers to the traditional Inuit concept of a shaman travelling through time and space to find answers to spiritual and material questions. Read More

Facebook

Twitter