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Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos Islands

Wildlife Cruises

Our collection of wildlife cruises provides the perfect platform from which to encounter wildlife in a memorable but responsible fashion. The emphasis will be on getting off the ship, using tenders and Zodiacs to explore secret waterways or landing on remote islands to see wildlife on foot.

Using only small ships you will be able to access coves and inlets that bigger ships cannot access. So, while the wildlife will be prolific, the tourist footfall will be less so.

Where permissible, you will be given the chance to get under the surface to snorkel or dive. And of course, our cruises have been chosen to ensure your naturalist guides are of the highest calibre.

Our team are passionate about wildlife and about getting you close, sometimes extremely close for the most incredible experiences. Unlike traditional safaris or trekking for wildlife on land, a wildlife cruise is a perfect opportunity for those explorers motivated by a love of the sea and that have a desire to see some of the world’s most spectacular marine environments.

About our boat selection.

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

Stockholm, Polar Quest


Sjoveien, Polar Quest



Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Luxor, Aswan, Egypt

Personal Egyptologist in Luxor

As the sun rises over the temples dedicated to the Gods and sets over the mortuary tombs on the bank of the Nile, it was mesmerising listening to Ahmed, our private guide. Listening to the stories in wonder at the mysteries of the traditions and rituals of Ancient Egypt, whilst being mesmerised by the architecture is incredible. Having our own Egyptologist was a special experience and one I would recommend to anyone visiting the Valley of the Kings and the East Bank in Luxor.

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Keel-Billed Toucan, Costa Rica

Wildife of Tortuguero

Peacefully meander down the waterways of Tortuguero National Park by canoe, getting up close and personal with birdlife, colourful frogs and lizards, playful monkeys and sloths. You are surrounded by the warm Caribbean sea, where you can watch baby turtles taking their first steps towards the sea.

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Milky way, Kwessi Dunes, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

Stargazing in the Namib Desert

Lying in the Namib Desert at night, being hypnotised by the seemingly infinite milky way.

Forest spirit, Cameroon

Forest spirits in Cameroon

Suspending my disbelief as a forest spirit appeared out of nowhere at our campsite in the D’Ja reserve.

Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada Mausoleum, Jodhpur, India

Mehrangarh Fort by Night

The best time to visit the Mehrangarh Fort, with its unique and impressive setting, is after 5pm when it closes to the public and the sun is casting the last of its soft orange rays over the city. Joined by the museum curator, take a private tour through the fort that includes personal stories and anecdotes about the various exhibits and collections.

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Lake Pichola & City Palace, Udaipur, India

Private boat ride on Lake Pichola

Board a boat for a private journey on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.

Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Town, South Africa

Chapmans Peak

Take a scenic drive to Chapmans Peak, navigating its 114 bends for stunning 180º views of the western side of the Cape Peninsula.

Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu Natal

Diving & Snorkelling

Whether a beginner or a master, there are some fabulous reefs to explore off the eastern shores of South Africa.

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Rock art at Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg, South Africa

Cederberg Rock Art

Explore some of the wonderful examples of rock art scattered among South Africa’s Cedarberg mountains.

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Cheetah, Kalahari Desert, South Africa

Cheetah Tracking

Get involved in cheetah conservation efforts, tracking these agile felines on foot in the Eastern Cape reserve of Samara.  Learn to track using traditional methods, searching for pug and scratch markings as well as monitoring the movements of collared individuals.

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I highly recommend Pacha for your charter experience.

Croatia - Cruise - Pacha

We have been on trips all over the world and have chartered yachts many times. This was the best trip and experience we have ever enjoyed. The sights, the yacht, the crew, the food and beverage were top shelf all the time.

Turkey - Cruise

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well! Who could have foreseen electric storms and the civil unrest in Chile. You couldn’t have looked after us better if you had been on the spot! We had an AWESOME adventure – your advice and suggestions were bang on the nail every time. Each hotel was better than the next and the cruise was FANTASTIC.

Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

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