A cruise on board a smaller vessel can be the best way to enjoy close encounters with remarkable wildlife. Sail to remote islands that are inaccessible to larger ships and enjoy a fantastic guide-to-passenger ratio and relaxed atmosphere onboard an intimate ship. Choose from a range of enticing destinations and itineraries, whether you long to get close to sea lions in the Galapagos or watch playful pink river dolphins in the Amazon.

Follow in Charles’ Darwin’s footsteps on an enchanting cruise around the Galapagos Islands, enjoying the unique opportunity to get incredibly close to wildlife, such as sea lions and giant tortoises, that have no natural predators and are remarkably fearless. Or head to the icy depths of Antarctica on an adventurous expedition to some of the world’s most remote regions, gazing in awe at breathtaking frozen seascapes and spotting wildlife such as Macaroni and Emperor penguins and whales.

Journey to the exotic islands of Indonesia in search of the endangered Komodo dragon in its natural habitat, or roll your sleeves up and join an Earthwatch expedition onboard a riverboat on the Peruvian Amazon to enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to conservation efforts.