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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.

Riding in the Desert

Riding through Chile’s Atacama Desert close to the Moon Valley on a light chestnut mare named Constantina was an afternoon well spent. The landscape was seemingly endless and little gustnadoes swirled all around.

Twilight in Valparaiso

I was not a particular fan of Valparaiso, but then again, busy streets have never been of much interest to me. That was until nightfall. The winding avenues glowed orange under street lamps, artful graffitis peeked from the shadows, and the harbour was lit as though by fireflies.

Picnic in Patagonia

Taking a leisurely lunch break next to a dazzling lake in Torres del Paine National Park, I watched my horse slumber against a backdrop of the cloud-masked Paine Massif. On this chilly day, the hot stew and red wine made for a welcome al-fresco snack.

Now Illegal Atacama Ballooning

My trip to the Atacama Desert coincided with the last week of legal hot air ballooning over the vast moon-like landscape. The local Atacamaneans had won their legal battle to ban the sky-bound jaunts, so I was one of the last to see this epic place from above.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro

In reaching the pinnacle of one of the Seven Summits, battling -20 degree windchill with my inhaler in tow, I understood the grandeur of Earth and my infinitesimal place on it – a wondrous feeling that never left.

Explore the Keralan Backwaters

Stay overnight on board your own private houseboat and explore the peaceful canal-ways of this fascinating river system.

Visit The Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple, the spiritual nerve centre of the Sikh faith.

Heli-Tour the Ice Bubbles of Abraham Lake

Board a helicopter to Abraham Lake to view the mesmerising snow bubbles. This stunning lake completely freezes over in the winter and in the process traps methane gas underneath the ice creating a spectacular visual display!

Dog Sledding in B.C.

Mush your own team of dogs across the British Columbia landscape during the cold winter months.

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer

Take a trip on the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer for a luxurious and iconic journey through the landscapes of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies.

About our boat selection.

Irrawaddy River, Belmond Road to Mandalay, Myanmar

Belmond Road to Mandalay

Gulet Fortuna, Bodrum Marina, Turkey

Gulet Fortuna

Gulet Nikola, Bodrum Marina, Turkey

Gulet Nikola

Alexa J exterior

Alexa J

Island Sky, Antarctica

Island Sky

Exterior, M/V Aria, Amazon, Peru

Aria Amazon

Exterior View, Tupaiu, Amazon, Brazil

Tupaiu

Anakonda Cruise

Anakonda

Delfin I, Peruvian Amazon

Delfin I

Tucano river cruise

Tucano

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes