________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ After over a decade years of building the African Safari Company into one of the most respected safari tour operations, ASC founder Mike Nesbitt decided it was time to broaden our horizons and add a complementary tour product that will be of interest to our wildlife clients.  We have chosen the destinations that are featured on the website because of their remoteness and possibilities of viewing the most exciting marine mammals and birds.  Our cruise partners all have outstanding reputations in their respective areas and look forward to welcoming Small Ship Safari adventurers!

Please contact Mike or Julia at 800.414.3090 or email us at info@africansafarico.com for more details on any of the destinations below.

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Earth’s southernmost continent, home of the legendary south pole, Antarctica is a land of breathtaking ice vistas. During the short summer the Antarctic offers breathtaking moments to observe fledgling life in eternal ice. The regal Emperor Penguin calls Antarctica home and the Adélie Penguin, the Rockhopper Penguin, King Penguins, Chinstrap Penguins, and Gentoo Penguins all breed in the region. Antarctic sea life includes blue whales, orcas, colossal squids and fur seals.

America’s largest and least populated state, Alaska is a destination of unparalleled pristine wilderness and fantastic wildlife. From towering glaciers to vast rainforests to whale rich waters, Alaska holds countless wonders for the intrepid traveler.

The Amazon
The Peruvian Amazon River and Jungle comprises 60% of the country and is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth. As a nation, Peru has the largest number of bird species in the world, compromising 44%. One of the planet’s last frontiers, here you are sure to find the adventure most people just dream of, whether that is coming face to face with howler monkeys in the Pacaya Samiria Nature Reserve or watching endangered pink dolphins from the deck of the ship.

Located at the northernmost tip of Earth, the Arctic is a polar region marked by stunning glaciers and vast stretches of snowy tundra. This breathtaking landscape is home to a vast array of of fascinating species including the polar bear, arctic wolf, reindeer, puffin, and narwhal. The unique vistas in the Arctic have drawn explorers since before Willem Barentsz braved it’s ice waters looking for the rumored northwest passage in the late 1500’s.

Baja & Sea of Cortez
The Baja Sea of Cortez, or The Gulf of California, is the body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. This diverse ecosystem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve, and host to an array of marine animals including the great white shark, orca whale, leatherback sea turtle, and the world’s largest animal, the blue whale. In addition its islands are important nesting sites for thousands of seabirds, and its waters are primary breeding grounds for a myriad of fish species.

Galapagos Islands
Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are a naturalist’s treasure trove. Here you can follow Charles Darwin’s footsteps over 13 main islands, each one a unique ecosystem full of endemic species. Also known as the Archipelago of Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site; the only place on earth you can see endangered creatures such as the flightless cormorant, the blue footed booby, and the giant Galapagos tortoise.

The Hawaiian Islands make up some of the most whale rich waters on the planet, of the approximately 88 species of Cetaceans in the world, researchers have seen 24 different species in the waters surrounding Hawaii. Along with the thousands of humpback whales that migrate here annually you may catch sight of Spinner, Spotted, and Bottlenose Dolphins, as well as False Killer Whales, Pilot Whales, and Melon Heads. The island’s shores are a snorkelers paradise and it’s towns are still seeped in the history of Hawaiian royalty and exploration.

Spanning across large portions of Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is a region of soaring mountains, ancient glaciers, and untouched temperate forests. Here you can navigate the Magellan Strait, the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, and view the threatened Magellan Penguins. Patagonia is an explorer’s paradise, from trekking and kayaking in Tierra del Fuego, to visiting the End of The World Museum in the world’s most southern city, Ushuaia.

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