White sailing yacht on water at sunset.

Sailing Adventures

Setting sail on a voyage at sea is the very epitome of the spirit of adventure. Our sailing adventures are a collection of our favourite small ship cruising destinations, covering the world’s most pristine marine environments.

In Europe, we have hand-picked our favourite gulets, catamarans, cruisers and yachts, while in Indonesia we have chosen the best traditional, phinisi-style boats.

You can either join a trip with other like-minded passengers or you can charter the boats for your own private group. While each vessel has a distinct character, they all have in common their commitment to providing a high-end service onboard combined with exceptional experiences off the ship.

‘So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.’

Experiences

Take to the seas, on a voyage of a lifetime navigating the beautiful crystal waters of the Sea of Cortez that sits between the east coast of Baja California and mainland Mexico or sail on the Tiger Blue, a two-masted Indonesian phinisi around spectacular coral reefs and swim with manta rays.

Sailing adventures are ideal for travellers wanting a relaxed way of exploring marine life and picturesque islands yet still deliver exciting and thrill-seeking possibilities for those travellers seeking something a little more adventurous.
Snorkelling, Red Sea, Egypt
Egypt

Red Sea Riches

Relax in five-star comfort at one of the Red Sea’s magnificent coastal resorts and spend days exploring some of the richest marine ecosystems in the world.

Beach, Seatrek, Flores, Komodo, Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia

Archipelago Activities

As the largest archipelago in the world there is no shortage of ocean and coastline to enjoy; Indonesia’s islands are fabulous for kayaking, SUP, snorkelling, diving and surfing.

Ruins, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Namibia

Shipwreck Stories

Scattered with whale bones and shipwrecks, Namibia’s wild and forbidding Skeleton Coast bears eerie testimony to the many maritime disasters that have occurred on its shores. Explore the wrecks and hear true stories of how the hot desert winds, combined with cold ocean currents, create extreme fog that has lured these stranded boats to their doom.

kyaking with seals, Sandwich Harbour kyaking, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Namibia

Seal Kayak and Beach Picnic

Spend a morning kayaking in the calm waters of Walvis Bay, home to a playful group of cape fur seals, before picnicking on the beach.

Marine tour, Swakopmund, Namibia
Namibia

Namibia’s Big Blue

From desert to the depths, discover Namibia’s hidden marine treasures. Sail offshore on a catamaran to encounter dolphins, seals, turtles, and whales (in season). Expert guides and pelagic birds, like the charming great white pelican will be your seafaring companions.

Seals, sun and sea, Cape Town
South Africa

Dive with Champions: Seal Encounter

Join champion freediver and ocean conservationist Hanli Prinsloo to come nose to nose with cape fur seals in their natural kelp forest habitat. Snorkel among them and join in their watery aerobatics.

Atlas Mountin Trekking, Tarkeddit plain, Mount Goun, Morocco
Morocco

Mountains and Mules

Explore the Atlas Mountains on foot, accompanied by a local guide and trusty mule to provide both assistance and respite for tired adventurers! Trails of varying levels cater for all the family, from day hikes to the multi day Toubkal circuit, traversing olive groves, woodlands and river valleys, against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. Access remote Berber villages, and stop for a gourmet picnic in spectacular surroundings.

Charles Darwin Research Centre, Santa Cruz, GPS
Galapagos Islands

Science and Conservation

Go behind-the-scenes of the Galapagos Science Centre to meet the scientists and hear about their important projects and community awareness programmes for the future generations, or visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre to learn about the biology, ecology and conservation of the archipelago.

Galapagos giant tortoise and woman tourist on Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos Islands.
Galapagos Islands

Trails & Lava Tunnels

Trek to Los Gemelos craters, bypass 1.5-metre-long giant tortoises that roam freely through lush grasslands, walk (and crawl) through epic lava tunnels, explore pirate caves and bike the Wetlands Trail past colonies of iguanas to the historic Wall of Tears that once housed prisoners of World War II.

Camping, White Desert, Egypt
Egypt

Desert Camping

Camp out amidst the weird and wonderful limestone sculptures of the White Desert, beneath incredible star filled skies.

About our boat selection.

SS MISR Royal Steamer, Exterior of boat on the Nile, Nile Cruise, Egypt

Royal Steam Ship MISR

Sea Star Journey, Galapagos Islands

Sea Star

Mutum expedition boat exterior, Brazil

Mutum Expeditions

Kazazian Cruises exterior, Egypt

Kazazian Cruises

Exterior of Crucero Amazonas, Peru

Crucero Amazonas

Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot

Polar Pioneer Sea Ice

Polar Pioneer

MS Seaventure, Aerial view of ship ice breaking, Antarctica

MS Seaventure

Sylvia Earle

World Explorer copyright Sam Crimmin

World Explorer

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge, curiosity and expertise set us apart, driving us to create remarkable holidays and Beautiful Adventures tailored perfectly to you, carefully curated to help protect and conserve our planet.

Are you ready to Discover Extraordinary?


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