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Coral reef, Raja Ampat

Three Exciting Tropical Cruises in the Far East for 2020 and 2021

Tom MabbettBy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Operations Manager
16th May 2019
Do you fancy a pioneering trip into the tropical Far East to experience world-class snorkelling in pristine waters, incredible cetacean-spotting that unveils some of the least-known species on the planet, obscure and colourful bird species and total immersion into colourful and exotic cultures? If so, we have three amazing cruises lined up for 2020 and 2021 that might interest you … and experience suggests that they will book up fast!

Raja Ampat – The Paradise of West Papua
(with Chas Anderson and Ed Drewitt)

We have just a couple of cabins left now on our inaugural cruise to the archipelago of Raja Ampat, a collection of more than 1,500 steep, jungle-clad islands, with white-sand beaches, secret lagoons and surrounded by luminous turquoise waters. Raja Ampat is home to the richest coral reefs in the world and offers stupendous snorkelling. As well as spending our days searching for cetaceans under the direction of our expert tour leader and marine biologist, Dr. Chas Anderson, we will also make a special effort to find both Red and Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise during our island visits.

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Raja Ampat – The Paradise of West Papua
A 14-day holiday, including a 9-night cruise, around the remote and beautiful Raja ...

Bali to Komodo – In Search of the Dragon!
(with Chas Anderson and Ed Drewitt)

Our ever-popular cruise to the Indonesian islands of Bali and Komodo has run each year since 2016 but, owing to the fact that Komodo National Park is rumoured to be closed for a year in 2020, we will next be operating this cruise in 2021. The warm, tropical seas here are home to 3,500 species of fish, which should be just enough to keep us occupied! The many cetaceans may include such tropical specialities as Spinner Dolphins, Rough-toothed Dolphin and Melon-headed Whale. And, of course, setting foot on Komodo Island, we are sure to have nerve-shredding encounters with the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon.

A pre-tour extension is available to Bali Barat National Park from 3rd September.

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Bali to Komodo – In Search of the Dragon!
A 13-day wildlife holiday, including a 9-night cruise (11-day / 7 nights in 2019) from ...

The Solomon Islands – A Wildlife Cruise in the South Pacific!
(with Chas Anderson and Sara Frost)

We are delighted to offer a second opportunity to join our pioneering cruise to the Solomon Islands, after the huge success of our inaugural cruise in 2018. This archipelago lies east of Papua New Guinea and north-east of Queensland, Australia, and each day we journey past far-flung islands, enjoying the scenery, cetaceans and birdlife. It lies within the ‘Coral Triangle’, the centre of global marine diversity, so the snorkelling is mind-blowing. On our 2018 cruise we enjoyed sightings of 16 cetacean species, including Omura’s Whale, a little-known baleen whale that was only described in 2003, plus Spotted, Striped and Spinner Dolphins, Melon-headed Whales, and many more. Meanwhile, there is a range of colourful birds, including many endemics, such as Solomon Cockatoos and Solomon Island Sea-eagle, and opportunities for island visits too.

A pre-tour extension is available to Lamington National Park: from 8th November.

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The Solomon Islands – A Wildlife Cruise in the South Pacific!
A 14-day wildlife holiday, including a 10-night cruise, around the Solomon Islands ...

For further information on any of our tropical cruises, please visit the tour webpages, call Kerrie Porteous on 01962 733051 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..