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Leigh discovered that a small ship is all the ship she needed

This is Leigh, a Canadian in her mid-thirties. Ever since she was a kid, she’s longed to get up-close with the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. To do that, though, she knew she’d have to get there by ship, but she didn’t want to get there aboard a big, clunky cruise ship. Then, she discovered Marine tours and found out she didn’t have to.

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Leigh discovered that a small ship is all the ship she needed

This is Leigh, a Canadian in her mid-thirties. Ever since she was a kid, she’s longed to get up-close with the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. To do that, though, she knew she’d have to get there by ship, but she didn’t want to get there aboard a big, clunky cruise ship. Then, she discovered Marine tours and found out she didn’t have to.

Watch Leigh's story

The access we had to the wildlife was just incredible. You hear about how the animals aren’t afraid of people and will come right up to you, but it’s something else to actually experience that first-hand.

Getting up close to giants
Photographer: Attit Patel

The access we had to the wildlife was just incredible. You hear about how the animals aren’t afraid of people and will come right up to you, but it’s something else to actually experience that first-hand.

Getting up close to giants
Photographer: Attit Patel

Where the mild things are

The Marine program covers all aspects of ship-borne travel, from nature-focused adventures in the Galápagos and the polar regions to sailing trips in Thailand, the Maldives, and Europe. Get to the places you’d otherwise miss and get closer to the things that make them worth visiting than you ever dreamed possible.  

I’ve travelled a fair bit, but I’ve never gotten used to packing and unpacking my luggage at every stop. Being able to put my things away for the week while still having the sensation of being in a new place every day was a refreshing change of pace.

Just a typical day in the Galápagos
Photographer: Attit Patel

I’ve travelled a fair bit, but I’ve never gotten used to packing and unpacking my luggage at every stop. Being able to put my things away for the week while still having the sensation of being in a new place every day was a refreshing change of pace.

Just a typical day in the Galápagos
Photographer: Attit Patel

Unpack just the once

When you travel by ship, your hotel room goes wherever you do. Ships vary in make and size depending on where you’re headed, but each one is perfectly suited for the waters it sails. The best part: The view outside your porthole changes every day, but you only unpack once.

I wasn’t sure I was the cruising type before I went, but my trip changed my mind. It’s a different feeling, being out there on the water. I feel like there’s a whole world of possibilities out there I’d never noticed before.

Such a beautiful day to kayak
Photographer: Attit Patel

I wasn’t sure I was the cruising type before I went, but my trip changed my mind. It’s a different feeling, being out there on the water. I feel like there’s a whole world of possibilities out there I’d never noticed before.

Such a beautiful day to kayak
Photographer: Attit Patel

Wherever there's water, there's us

Like many travellers, Leigh had never travelled by ship before she signed up for her first Marine trip. We’ve democratized adventure-by-sea by opening up far-flung locales like the poles, the Greek Islands, the Turquoise Coast, and the Maldives with our fleet of small ships, yachts, catamarans, and riverboats. If you can float there, we can get you there. No sea legs required.

Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers

The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galápagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts, and catamarans.