Adventure Beyond the Ordinary

From magical landscapes and iconic coastlines to sites brimming with history, the endlessly intriguing British Isles always offers something new to uncover.

Be charmed by England’s coastal towns and Wales’ famed Pembrokeshire islands or discover the rugged West Coast of Ireland and the wild isles of Scotland on small ship expeditions designed especially for birders, photographers, history lovers and adventurers.  

For a limited time, save up to 20%* on select British Isles expeditions in 2023.

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic, journey through hundreds of islands, enchanting peninsulas and fjords. Explore crumbling castles and discover unique flora and fauna. Zodiac-cruise past sea-sculpted coastlines watching for dolphins and seals, and photograph seabirds in one of Europe’s largest seabird colonies. 

Our purpose-built ships, the Greg Mortimer and the Sylvia Earle, are designed for discovery with an average of 132 passengers. Travelling in small groups means that, unlike on larger ships, you can join every excursion, getting into the environment and exploring via our comprehensive activity program that includes Zodiac cruises, kayaking, snorkelling and diving. These itineraries feature many opportunities for village tours, coastal walks and longer hikes.

Enjoy our informal style and experiential approach to expedition cruising, delivered by our highly skilled expedition leaders and their teams.

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"We are fairly sure we never could have done this trip on our own, and some parts of it would not be available from any other provider… The entire expedition team was great. At every turn we felt that they put safety first"

L. Harfst

“Really enjoyed the islands, and especially the zodiac rides through the caves, to and from landings, and the birds and flora.”

F. Moyle

“We saw evidence and heard explanations of habitation from prehistoric to current day. Many sites were only accessible by boat landings. Also, we loved seeing & identifying many new bird species.”

D. Markham

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Featured Activities

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