Big Adventures Aboard Small Ships with Windows On The Wild

From Edwardian schooners to expedition vessels, Windows On The Wild offer a range of small ship cruises, with itineraries ranging from Alaskan Glaciers to the Galapagos Islands

Each cruise provides opportunities to see nature at its best navigating into areas that are off-limits to larger ships. With whale watching, bear spotting and swimming with sea lion pups on offer, Windows On The Wild’s small ship cruises are a nature-lovers dream.

Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

Travel the coast of Alaska from Juneau to Ketchikan aboard Uncruise’s 74-guest Wilderness Explorer. Search for wildlife including bears, deer, sea lions, eagles, otters and porpoises and spot whales whilst sailing through the icy passages and canals. Explore the Misty Fjords National Monument and visit Tongass backcountry by kayak.

This seven-night cruise costs from £2,975 per person and includes onboard meals, transfers, entry fees to national parks and preserves, and all from-vessel activities and equipment. Based on travel in April 2020. Not included: flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

https://www.windowsonthewild.com/usa/alaska/uncruise-alaska-fjords-glaciers/

Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia

Explore the Fiordland Provincial Protected Area and travel along the shore of Princess Royal Island – the best-known area for sightings of the rare spirit bear. Your vessel? A restored 92-foot Edwardian schooner that accommodates a maximum of eight guests. Trip highlights include bear and whale spotting with local guides, stunning waterfalls and remote estuaries.

This eight-night package costs from £4,665 per person, based on two adults sharing a cabin and includes: full board cruise, plus wine with dinner, shore excursions, kayak equipment and a naturalist guide. Based on travel in Aug-Oct 2020.

https://www.windowsonthewild.com/canada/british-columbia/great-bear-rainforest-cruise/

Sea of Cortez

Island hop your way around the Sea of Cortez aboard Uncruise’s 88-guest Safari Endeavour. Famously called “the world’s aquarium” by French explorer Jacques Cousteau, this adventure offers bountiful wildlife spotting opportunities, including whales, mobula rays, dolphins and birds, and even the chance to snorkel with sea lion pups and colourful reef fish.

This seven-night package costs from £3,916 per person based on two adults sharing a cabin and includes onboard meals, transfers, entry fees to national parks and preserves, and all from-vessel activities and equipment. Based on travel in January 2020. Not included: flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

https://www.windowsonthewild.com/central-america/mexico/uncruise-bajas-bounty/

Hawaiian Seascapes

Cruise between four islands – Molokai, Lana‘i, Maui, and Hawai‘i, the Big Island – aboard Uncruise’s 36-guest boutique yacht, the Safari Explorer. Snorkel with giant Pacific manta rays, go in search of marine life at the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary, feast with Molka’I locals and discover island history and culture.

This seven-night cruise costs from £4,642 per person based on two adults sharing a cabin and includes onboard meals, transfers, entry fees to national parks and preserves, and all from-vessel activities and equipment. Based on travel in December. Not included: flights, gratuities, items of a personal nature, port taxes.

https://www.windowsonthewild.com/usa/hawaii/

Galapagos Islands

Enjoy a more personalised experience aboard the Mary Anne, a 16-guest sail-ship, specially designed with environmentally friendly cruising in mind. Each day passengers will visit different areas of the Islands with experienced guides, to see exotic birds, sea lions, iguanas, sea turtles, penguins, and more.

This seven-night cruise costs from £4,148 per person based on two adults sharing a cabin and includes onboard meals, transfers and excursions. Based on travel in November. Not included: flights, Galapagos National Park entry fee, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

https://www.windowsonthewild.com/south-america/ecuador-the-galapagos/cruising-the-galapagos/

To book: Windows on the Wild on 020 8742 1556 or visit www.windowsonthewild.com

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