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Wildlife Cruises

Reef and Rainforest is proud to present an unparallelled range of first-rate wildlife cruises on carefully selected small ships and expedition vessels, mostly to destinations in which we have years of experience. The emphasis is on wildlife and natural history, both above and below water, but culture too is a strong draw, especially for countries like Papua New Guinea. None of our ships has more than 210 passengers, and most a good deal fewer, so that pristine natural locations won't be swamped. On most of our cruises, biologists, conservationists and other specialists act as your guides, better to reveal the hidden mysteries of the natural world. Zodiacs or similar are normally used to access smaller landing spots from the mother ship, anchored offshore. Whatever your tastes and interests, we are sure to have a cruise to suit. Please click on any of the boxes below to open up full details of your chosen cruises, and should you have any queries, please call John Melton on 01803 866965.

Wildlife Cruises

Wildlife Cruises

NORTH AMERICA
Exploring Alaska - Lindblad Expeditions Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness
Ship: 62 passenger National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion
Cruise length: 8 days
Highlights: Spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park; kayak and
zodiac among icebergs in Tracy Arm Fjord; visit favoured summer
feeding areas of humpback whales; and explore coastlines with some of
the highest densities of nesting bald eagles. Click for details...
Baja California - Lindblad Expeditions Baja California: Among the Great Whales
Ship: 62 passenger National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion
Cruise length: 8 days
Highlights: Experience the pristine beauty and abundant wildlife of Baja California; have an up close view of gigantic grey whales; swim, snorkel and kayak in the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez; and hike on uninhabited desert islands. Click for details...
Baja California - Lindblad Expeditions Baja California Whale Watching Cruise
Ship: 25 passenger Searcher
Cruise length: 12 days
Highlights: With just 25 passengers the Searcher offers an intimate small ship experience with which to enjoy the grey whales and bountiful marine life of Baja California. The small size enables access to areas that the larger ships are unable to reach. Click for details...
 
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PANAMA
Panama Journey Between the Seas Journey Between the Seas
Ship: 24 passenger Discovery
Cruise length: 7 days
Highlights: During a 6-night voyage visit the Darien jungle, home to the Embera Indians, snorkel and swim in the Pearl Islands, transit the Panama Canal in daylight, explore wildlife-rich Barro Colorado Island and experience Panama's colonial history at San Lorenzo and Portobelo. Click for details...
 
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PERU
MV Aqua Iquitos to Pacaya Samiria cruise Amazon cruise: Iquitos to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Ship: 24 passenger M/V Aqua
Cruise length: 4, 5 or 8 days
Highlights: Explore small inlets, winding river systems, local villages and the wildilfe rich Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The wildlife of the Reserve includes 13 species of primates and 200 species of birds. Click for details...
 
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BRAZIL
Tucano Amazon cruise Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon
Ship: 18 passenger Tucano
Cruise length: 8 days
Highlights: Navigate deep up the Rio Negro by expedition riverboat, exploring the rainforest on foot and by motorised canoe, and swim from deserted riverine beaches. The voyage ends with a visit to the 'Meeting of the Waters' where the Amazon and Rio Negro meet.  Click for details...
 
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CHILE
Stella Australis Punta Arenas to Ushuaia From Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
Ship: 210 passenger Stella Australis
Cruise length: 5 days
Highlights: Navigate through the legendary maritime channels of the Magellan Straits and the Beagle Channel. Sail past glaciers, hike through verdant forests, watch elephant seals and Magellanic penguins, and visit remote Cape Horn.  Click for details...
 
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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Galapagos Islands cruise 7-night Naturalist Cruises
Ship: Various from 12 to 48 passengers
Cruise length: 8 days
Highlights: Explore one of the world's great natural wonders where geographical isolation has led to the evolution of may unique species, including marine iguanas, giant toroises and Darwin finches. Click for details...
 
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ANTARCTICA
Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands - Lindblad Expeditions Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Ship: 148 passenger National Geographic Explorer
Cruise length: 22 days
Highlights: Explore the Antarctic Peninsula by zodiac and kayak, visit South Orkney Island and the Falkland Islands, and walk wild beaches with thousands of king penguins on South Georgia Island. Click for details...
Antarctic air-cruise Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise
Ship: 68 passenger Ocean Nova
Cruise length: 5 days
Highlights: Fly from Chile over Cape Horn and the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage. Then spend six days navigating along the Antarctic Peninsula in an ice-classified expedition vessel before flying back to Chile. Click for details...
 
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ARCTIC
Arctic Svalbard - Quark Expeditions Land of the Ice Bears – Exploring the High Arctic
Ship: 148 passenger National Geographic Explorer
Cruise length: 10 days
Highlights: See polar bears in their natural habitat on the sea ice; experience the legendary Midnight Sun, when the sun never sets; and observe walruses, seals, Arctic foxes and reindeer along the pack ice. Click for details...
 
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INDIA
Brahmaputra cruise Brahmaputra cruise – From Guwahati to Kaziranga
Ship: 24 passenger Sukapha or Charaidew
Cruise length: 8 days
Highlights: An ideal introduction to the Brahmaputra visiting the rarely visited Orang National Park, a tea garden, a trip through the bazaars of Tepzur in cycle rickshaws, and Kaziranga National Park. Click for details...
Brahmaputra cruise Brahmaputra cruise – From Neamati to Guwahati
Ship: 24 passenger Sukapha or Charaidew
Cruise length: 11 days
Highlights: Covers most of the highlights of Assam, with elephant and jeep safaris looking for rhino in Kaziranga National Park, a visit to the old capital of the Ahom kings and to the Hindu monasteries on Majuli Island, walks in tea gardens and through tribal villages. Click for details...
 
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SEYCHELLES
Mahe to Mahe Seychelles cruise Praslin Dream – Mahe to Mahe
Ship: 8 passenger Teremoana
Cruise length: 8 days
Highlights: Discover the prettiest of the Inner Islands, disembarking on lovely beaches and nature reserves. The pace is relaxed, the activities plentiful, the wildlife and reefs breathtaking and the variety astonishing. Click for details...
Bird Dream Seychelles cruise Bird Dream
Ship: 16 passenger Sualiga or Neptune
Cruise length: 11 days
Highlights: This glorious cruise visits Bird Island, home to more than a million roosting sooty terns, along with other lesser known Inner Islands to produce a programme of exceptional breadth and depth. Click for details...
 
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Papua New Guinea highland cultures cruise Papua New Guinea Cultural Highlights
Ship: 106 passenger Orion
Cruise length: 12 days
Highlights: Experience the wonderful cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea and the breathtaking scenery unique to this remote land. From tropical fjords and the flooded crater that is Rabaul's Simpson Harbour to pristine white sand beaches, the beauty of PNG is wonderfully varied. Click for details...
 
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